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ACTOR RON LEIBMAN HAS DIED AT 82

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Ronald Leibman (October 11, 1937 – December 6, 2019)

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater
and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award
for Tony Kushner’s iconic play ”Ängels in America," died Friday after an 
illness. A friend, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the cause was
complications of pneumonia.

Ron Leibman dead at 82 – Emmy-winning actor who played Rachel Green’s dad on Friends passes away – The Sun
Ron Leibman as Dr. Leonard Green in the NBC sitcom Friends.

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WRITER/STORY EDITOR HAS DIED AT 80

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Dorothy Catherine Fontana (March 25, 1939 – December 2, 2019)

NEW YORK (AP) — D.C. Fontana, a writer and story editor for the original
Star Trek television series and later a contributor to “Star Trek: The
Next Generation" and other related projects, has died.

Fran Evans, a family friend, told The Associated Press that she died
Tuesday after a brief illness.

A native of Sussex, New Jersey, Fontana worked on a wide range of
other TV shows, from “Bonanza” and “Ben Casey,” along with “Star
Trek: The Next Generation" and “Star Trek: New Voyages." She also
wrote the “Star Trek” novel “Vulcan’s Glory," about Spock’s first
mission on the U.S.S. Enterprise.

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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 80

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Michael John Pollard (Michael John Pollack Jr.)
(May 30, 1939 – November 21, 2019)

(Variety) – Academy Award nominee Michael J. Pollard, known
for his roles in
Bonnie and Clyde and “House of 1000 Corpses,”
has died from cardiac arrest .

“House of 1000 Corpses” director Rob Zombie broke the news on
Facebook
early Friday morning. More recently, Pollard starred in
Zombie’s 2003 cult film “House of 1000 Corpses.” His last role was
“The Woods” in 2012.

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Michael J. Pollard

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LAST SURVIVOR OF HINDENBURG DIES AT 90

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(CNN) — The last survivor of the Hindenburg airship disaster, Werner Gustav Doehner (shown below) has died from complications of pneumonia.

According to his family, Doehner passed away at a hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire, on November 8.  

Werner Doehner was 8 years old (below) on May 6, 1937, when the infamous
airship went up in flames and crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36
people. Doehner’s sister and father were among them. Sixty-two people
survived.

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Werner Gustav Doehner
Werner G. Doehner

Fifteen storeys tall ... navy crewmen are seen running from the crashing Zeppelin in 1937.
Navy crewmen are seen running from the crashing Zeppelin in 1937.

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An injured survivor of the Hindenburg disaster calmly smokes a
cigarette as he is moved to a hospital from the field at Lakehurst,
New Jersey.

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Another survivor is led away from the burning
gondola of the Hindenburg.

Iconic ... the disaster was captured by waiting photographers, film crews and a radio broadcaster on the ground.

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SITCOM ACTOR BILL MACY DIES AT 97

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Bill Macy (May 18, 1922 – October 17, 2019)
   


(FoxNews) –
Bill Macy, the actor who made an indelible imprint on 1970s
sitcoms with his portrayal on Norman Lear "
Maude" of the loving if always
up-for-an-argument Walter Findlay, died last night in Los Angeles.

Macy’s death was announced by his producer and manager Matt Beckoff,
writing on
Facebook “My buddy Bill Macy passed away at 7:13pm tonight. He
was a spitfire right up to the end. My condolences to his beautiful wife
Samantha Harper Macy.”

Macy costarred in the 1972-78 All in the Family spin-off series opposite Bea
Arthur, who played the outspoken liberal Maude Findlay, a cousin of Family‘s
Edith Bunker.

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Macy with Bea Arthur in Maude, original broadcast on CBS from
September 12, 1972 until April 22, 1978.

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