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Alice Gobel

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Alice Gobel, widow of TV personality George Gobel, died Jan. 6 of heart failure at Encino Hospital. She was 76. Her late husband headlined “The George Gobel Show,” a top rated NBC program in the mid…

TV vet Leonard dies

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Sheldon Leonard, who began his Hollywood career playing tough-talking hoods and went on to become a producer-director responsible for some of TV’s all-time greatest hits, died at his home early…

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Vince Williams

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Film, TV and stage actor Vince Williams died Jan. 5 of cancer in Englewood, N.J. He was 39. Williams, a member of the cast of daytime TV drama “Guiding Light” from 1989 until June 1996, recently had…

MOUSE ALL-MIGHTY

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Hollywood’s foreign B.O in ’96: $5.5 bil The Hollywood studios collectively racked up $5.5 billion in overseas box office in 1996, a 5.9% lift on 1995’s $5.1 billion take. The Walt Disney Co. pulled…

Marian Shaw

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Marian Shaw, a theatrical producer and widow of novelist Irwin Shaw, died Dec. 27 in Rancho Mirage fol-lowing a massive stroke she suffered on Nov. 28. She was 80. Born Marian Edwards in New York…

Jim Bridges

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Former talent agent Jim Bridges died Jan. 4 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in North Hollywood. He was 58. Bridges, a Baton Rouge native, formed the Jim Bridges Agency in the late 1970s. He…

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