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OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: AP Entertainment Writer Bob Thomas a Hollywood legend

OFFBEAT: AP Entertainment Writer Bob Thomas a Hollywood legend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Actress Shelia MacRae remembered for Classic Hollywood dedication

OFFBEAT: Actress Shelia MacRae remembered for Classic Hollywood dedication

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 15, 2014 12:00 am
Actor Ralph Waite of the CBS Series "The Waltons"

Actor Ralph Waite of the CBS Series "The Waltons"

Actor Ralph Waite, who played the father John Walton Jr. on the popular CBS series "The Waltons" from 1972 to 1981, died at age 85 on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at his home in Palm Desert, Calif.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am
Jerauld Reinhart, founder of Ross Summer Music Theatre, dead at age 85

Jerauld Reinhart, founder of Ross Summer Music Theatre, dead at age 85

Jerauld Joseph Reinhart, whose Ross Summer Music Theatre has entertained area audiences for decades and served as the stage classroom for generations of theater hopefuls, died Thursday in Merrillville surrounded by friends, family and the music that filled much of his life.

February 13, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Jerauld Joseph Reinhart Conducting Orchestra in August 2013

Jerauld Joseph Reinhart Conducting Orchestra in August 2013

Jerauld Joseph Reinhart, who founded Ross Summer Music Theatre, is shown in August 2013 conducting the orchestra in his final production "Les Miserables." Reinhart died Thursday at age 85.

February 13, 2014 5:47 pm
OFFBEAT: TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dead at age 91

OFFBEAT: TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dead at age 91

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Shirley Temple's smile and spirit will be long remembered

OFFBEAT: Shirley Temple's smile and spirit will be long remembered

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Little House' TV shopkeeper Richard Bull dead at age 89

OFFBEAT: 'Little House' TV shopkeeper Richard Bull dead at age 89

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Munchkin Ruth Duccini, who played a Munchkin Townswoman in the 1939 MGM Film "The Wizard of Oz"

Munchkin Ruth Duccini, who played a Munchkin Townswoman in the 1939 MGM Film "The Wizard of Oz"

Munchkin Ruth Duccini, who played a Munchkin townswoman in the classic 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz," died at age 95 in Las Vegas Thursday.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Final female 'Oz' Munchkin dead at 95

OFFBEAT: Final female 'Oz' Munchkin dead at 95

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 16, 2014 10:08 pm Photos

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Final female 'Oz' Munchkin Ruth Duccini dead at 95

Final female 'Oz' Munchkin Ruth Duccini dead at 95

LAS VEGAS | Ruth Robinson Duccini, 95, one of the two surviving Munchkins from the legendary 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz," died early Thursday in Las Vegas.

January 16, 2014 12:50 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Classic Hollywood film actresses first deaths of 2014

OFFBEAT: Classic Hollywood film actresses first deaths of 2014

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: WLS Radio's Larry Lujack dead at age 73

OFFBEAT: WLS Radio's Larry Lujack dead at age 73

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 19, 2013 11:24 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Indiana Beach owner Tom Spackman Sr. dead at age 100

OFFBEAT: Indiana Beach owner Tom Spackman Sr. dead at age 100

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am
The Kean Sisters

The Kean Sisters

The Kean Sisters, Betty and Jane, were a popular night club comedy and song duo in the 1950s, before Jane began a solo career. Jane Kean, the surviving member of the duo, died on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at age 90.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Honeymooners' 2nd Trixie, Jane Kean, dead at 90

OFFBEAT: 'Honeymooners' 2nd Trixie, Jane Kean, dead at 90

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: TV and stage psychic Sylvia Browne dead at age 77

OFFBEAT: TV and stage psychic Sylvia Browne dead at age 77

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: George Pillsbury remembered at this year's Bake-Off

OFFBEAT: George Pillsbury remembered at this year's Bake-Off

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
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