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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Legendary Lauren Bacall gone at 89, not forgotten

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Legendary Lauren Bacall gone at 89, not forgotten

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Adviser to top Illinois Democrats Gene Callahn dies

SPRINGFIELD | Era Eugene "Gene" Callahan, a legendary political adviser for key Illinois Democrats and a former lobbyist for Major League Baseball, died at home Monday. He was 80.

August 04, 2014 2:17 pm
OFFBEAT: Passing of Eileen Ford prompts reader's memory of feud

OFFBEAT: Passing of Eileen Ford prompts reader's memory of feud

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Teflon-tough Elaine Stritch dead at age 89

OFFBEAT: Teflon-tough Elaine Stritch dead at age 89

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
Elaine Stritch in October 2006

Elaine Stritch in October 2006

This Oct. 9, 2006 file photo shows actress Elaine Stritch posing for photographers during red carpet arrivals at the premiere of the film "Infamous," in New York. Stritch died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Actor Eli Wallach, dead at 98, memorable work lives on

OFFBEAT: Actor Eli Wallach, dead at 98, memorable work lives on

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am
Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.

May 28, 2014 10:30 am Related
OFFBEAT: NWI radio voice and great guy Doug Kullerstrand missed by many

OFFBEAT: NWI radio voice and great guy Doug Kullerstrand missed by many

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Iconic actor Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

April 07, 2014 6:29 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
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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