Posts Tagged Obituaries

Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Television journalist Diane Sawyer and her husband, film director Mike Nichols, pose together at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, in this Nov. 1, 1997 file photo taken in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. ABC News confirms director Mike Nichols and husband of Diane Sawyer died Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence.

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Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold on to My Love,” died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.

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Former Razorback basketball player Almer Lee dies

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas says Almer Lee, the first African American to letter in basketball for the Razorbacks, has died.

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