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Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose TV hits included (Credit: AP / Rich Fury)

Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days" "Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died at age 81. Publicist Michelle Bega says Marshall died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in at a hospital in Burbank, Calif., of complications from pneumonia after having a stroke.

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James M. Nederlander

Margo MacNabb Nederlander, left, James L. Nederlander, James
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Margo MacNabb Nederlander, left, James L. Nederlander, James M. Nederlander and Charlene Nederlander attend the eighth annual Exploring The Arts Gala benefit in New York City on Sept. 29, 2014. James M. Nederlander, who took over the fledgling Nederlander Organization from his father and built it into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway houses, died on July 25, 2016. He was 94. Newsday's obituary for James M. Nederlander

Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr.

Seen in 2013, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle
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Seen in 2013, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., a longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, died on July 22, 2016. He was 97. Newsday's obituary for Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr.

Youree Dell Harris

Youree Dell Harris, the actress best known for
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Youree Dell Harris, the actress best known for her role as Miss Cleo in late-night commercials for the Psychic Readers Network during the late 1990s and early 2000s, died of cancer on July 26, 2016. She was 53. Harris is shown in a photo taken on Feb. 24, 2009. Newsday's obituary for Youree Dell Harris

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Montrell Jackson

Montrell Jackson, a 10-year veteran of the Baton
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Montrell Jackson, a 10-year veteran of the Baton Rouge police force, was one of three police officers killed on July 17, 2016, after being shot by a gunman who officials say appeared to be targeting police. He was 32. Newsday's obituary for Montrell Jackson

Tim LaHaye

The Rev. Tim LaHaye, co-author of the
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The Rev. Tim LaHaye, co-author of the "Left Behind" series, a multimillion-selling literary juggernaut that brought end-times prophecy into mainstream bookstores, died on July 25, 2016. He was 90. LaHaye is seen in a photo taken on April 4, 2004. Newsday's obituary for Tim LaHaye

Marni Nixon

Hollywood voice double Marni Nixon, whose singing was
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Hollywood voice double Marni Nixon, whose singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," "The King and I" and "My Fair Lady," died of cancer on July 25, 2016. She was 86. Nixon is seen in a photo taken on May 2, 2015. Newsday's obituary for Marni Nixon

Thorbjorn Falldin, a pipe-smoking sheep farmer who became
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Thorbjorn Falldin, a pipe-smoking sheep farmer who became prime minister in Sweden's first non-Socialist government after World War II, died on July 23, 2016. He was 90. Newsday's obituary for Thorbjorn Falldin

Thomas Sutherland

In this photo taken on Dec. 1, 1991,
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In this photo taken on Dec. 1, 1991, Thomas Sutherland jumps and shouts after arriving at Fort Collins-Loveland Airport outside his hometown of Fort Collins, Colo. Sutherland spent six and a half years as a hostage in Lebanon before being released on Nov. 18. Sutherland's daughter Kit is at right. Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at Colorado State University, died July 22, 2016. He was 85. Newsday's obituary for Thomas Sutherland

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Betsy Bloomingdale

Betsy Bloomingdale, the widow of a department store
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Betsy Bloomingdale, the widow of a department store heir who hobnobbed with the world's elite and was best friends with Nancy Reagan, died of congestive heart failure on July 19, 2016. She was 93. Bloomingdale is seen in a photo taken on Feb. 22, 2015. Newsday's obituary for Betsy Bloomingdale

Dennis Green

Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a
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Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, died on July 21, 2016. He was 67. Green is seen in a photo taken on Oct.6, 2006. Newsday's obituary for Dennis Green

Matthew Gerald

Baton Rouge police Officer Matthew Gerald was one
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Baton Rouge police Officer Matthew Gerald was one of three officers killed by a gunman in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 17, 2016. He was 41. Newsday's obituary for Matthew Gerald

Mark Takai

Democratic Rep. Mark Takai of Honolulu, a war
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Democratic Rep. Mark Takai of Honolulu, a war veteran and longtime legislator known for his bright nature and deep commitment to service, died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 49. Takai is shown in a photo taken on Nov. 4, 2014. Newsday's obituary for Mark Takai

Bill Cardille

Bill Cardille, a Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed
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Bill Cardille, a Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," died of cancer on July 21, 2016. He was 87. Cardille is seen in a photo taken in the 1970s. Newsday's obituary for Bill Cardille

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Robert Morgan

Shown in a January 1975 photo, Robert Morgan,
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Shown in a January 1975 photo, Robert Morgan, a former U.S. senator who also served in the North Carolina Legislature and as state attorney general, died July 16, 2106. He was 90. Newsday's obituary for Robert Morgan

Garry Marshall

Director, writer and producer Garry Marshall, known for
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Director, writer and producer Garry Marshall, known for creating "Happy Days" and directing many hits including "Pretty Woman," died on July 19, 2016. He was 81 years old. Here, Marshall accepts the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement onstage at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony at J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live on Feb. 1, 2014. Newsday's obituary for Garry Marshall

Marion Campbell

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Marion Campbell gestures as
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Marion Campbell gestures as he describes a play to a Eagles' Brenard Wilson on July 17, 1984, during the first day of two-a-day drills at the team's training camp at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. Campbell, who played on Philadelphia's last NFL championship team in 1960, died July 13, 2016. He was 87. Newsday's obituary for Marion Campbell

Alan Vega

Singer and punk-rock pioneer Alan Vega performs in
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Singer and punk-rock pioneer Alan Vega performs in the western French city of Nantes as part of during a festival on March 5, 2004. Vega died in his sleep July 16, 2016. He was 78. Newsday's obituary for Alan Vega

Wendell Anderson

Shown in an April 9, 2015 photo, former
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Shown in an April 9, 2015 photo, former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson died July 17, 2016. He was 83. Newsday's obituary for Wendell Anderson

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Carolyn See

Carolyn See, a memoirist and novelist whose writings
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Carolyn See, a memoirist and novelist whose writings captured the untamed world of California, where she spent her life and her accumulated wisdom on moxie in the face of adversity, died July 13, 2016. She was 82. Newsday's obituary for Carolyn See

Bonnie Brown

Shown in a March 25, 2015 photo, Bonnie
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Shown in a March 25, 2015 photo, Bonnie Brown, one of three siblings whose smooth harmonies as the Browns influenced generations of singers from the Beatles to Lady Antebellum, died July 16, 2016 of complications from lung cancer. She was 77. Newsday's obituary for Bonnie Brown

Hector Babenco

Shown in an Aug. 30, 2014 photo, Hector
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Shown in an Aug. 30, 2014 photo, Hector Babenco, the Argentine-born Brazilian director nominated for an Oscar for his 1985 film, "Kiss of the Spider Woman," died July 13, 2016 of a heart attack. He was 70. Newsday's obituary for Hector Babenco

Bernardo Provenzano

Bernardo Provenzano, who reputedly led the Mafia's powerful
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Bernardo Provenzano, who reputedly led the Mafia's powerful Corleone clan, died July 13, 2016, a decade after his capture in Sicily following decades of hiding in the countryside. He was 83. Newsday's obituary for Bernardo Provenzano

Bud Spencer

Italian actor Giuseppe Pedersoli, seen on Nov. 12,
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Italian actor Giuseppe Pedersoli, seen on Nov. 12, 2005, better known as Bud Spencer, a burly comic actor dubbed the "good giant" for punching out bad guys on the screen, often in a long series of spaghetti westerns, died June 27, 2016. He was 86. Newsday's obituary for Bud Spencer

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John Brademas

Former Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), left, and Former
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Former Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), left, and Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, right, talk with ex-Indiana Rep. John Brademas on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 10, 2007. Brademas, a longtime Indiana congressman and former president of New York University, died July 11, 2016. He was 89. Newsday's obituary for John Brademas

Mary Feik

Mary Feik, an aircraft engineer and pilot, colonel
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Mary Feik, an aircraft engineer and pilot, colonel in the Civil Air Patrol, aircraft mechanic, and restorer of historic and classical airplanes, died June 10, 2016 of complications from cancer. She was 92. Newsday's obituary for Mary Feik

Sydney H. Schanberg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for
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Sydney H. Schanberg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for The New York Times and former New York Newsday columnist, died July 9, 2016. He was 82. In this 1973 photo, Schanberg crosses the Mekong River from Vietnam to Cambodia.

Irving Gottesman

Irving Gottesman, a psychologist whose groundbreaking studies of
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Irving Gottesman, a psychologist whose groundbreaking studies of twins in the 1960s helped reveal a genetic link to schizophrenia, a finding that upended the prevailing but deeply flawed view of the disorder as a consequence of bad parenting, died June 29, 2016. He was 85. Newsday's obituary for Irving Gottesman

Goldie Michelson

Goldie Michelson, seen in 2008, believed to be

Goldie Michelson, seen in 2008, believed to be the oldest American person, died July 8, 2016. She was a month short of her 114th birthday. Newsday's obituary for Goldie Michelson

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John McMartin

Angela Lansbury and John McMartin toast backstage at
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Angela Lansbury and John McMartin toast backstage at their opening performance of "A Little Family Business" at the Martin Beck Theatre in Manhattan on Dec. 16, 1982. McMartin, the silver-haired, Tony Award-nominated actor whose Broadway career spanned decades, died of cancer July 6, 2016. He was 86. Newsday's obituary for John McMartin

Abdul Sattar Edhi

Pakistan's renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, seen
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Pakistan's renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, seen on March 16, 2002, who devoted his life to the poor and the destitute, died July 8, 2016 after a prolonged illness. He was 88. Newsday's obituary for Abdul Sattar Edhi

Robert Saxe

Robert Saxe, who founded Woodbury-based Research Frontiers Inc.,
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Robert Saxe, who founded Woodbury-based Research Frontiers Inc., died June 29, 2016 of natural causes. He was 81. Newsday's obituary for Robert Saxe

Noel Neill

Actress Noel Neill before a book signing of
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Actress Noel Neill before a book signing of her book "Truth, Justice, and the American Way, The Life and Times of Noel Neill The Original Lois Lane" during "Lunch with Lois" at Farley's Cafeteria during the annual Superman Celebration, in Metropolis, Ill., on June 13, 2003. The actress who was the first to play Superman's love interest, Lois Lane, on screen died July 3, 2016. She was 95. Newsday's obituary for Noel Neill

Abner Mikva

President Barack Obama awards former Illinois Rep. Abner
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President Barack Obama awards former Illinois Rep. Abner Mikva on Nov. 24, 2014 the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Mikva, a liberal stalwart who served in all three branches of the federal government, mentored a young Obama and famously learned firsthand the brazen nature of Chicago's political machine, died July 4, 2016 of bladder cancer. He was 90. Newsday's obituary for Abner Mikva

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Abbas Kiarostami

Acclaimed Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami, seen on
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Acclaimed Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami, seen on Aug. 28, 2008, whose 1997 film "Taste of Cherry" won the Palme d'Or, died July 4, 2016, in Paris, where he had gone for cancer treatment. He was 76. Newsday's obituary for Abbas Kiarostami

Zurlon Tipton

Former Colts running back Zurlon Tipton died June
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Former Colts running back Zurlon Tipton died June 28, 2016 after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership. He was 26. Newsday's obituary for Zurlon Tipton

Michael Cimino

Film director Michael Cimino arrives at the opening
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Film director Michael Cimino arrives at the opening ceremony of the Lumiere 2014 Grand Lyon Film Festival in Lyon, France, on Oct. 13, 2014. Cimino died Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the age of 77. Newsday's obituary for Michael Cimino

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, seen on Sept. 12, 2012, was
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Elie Wiesel, seen on Sept. 12, 2012, was the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic "Night" became a landmark testament to the Nazis' crimes. It launched Wiesel's long career as one of the world's foremost witnesses and humanitarians. Wiesel died July 2, 2016. He was 87. Newsday's obituary for Elie Wiesel

Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor, who started a leasing company with
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Jack Taylor, who started a leasing company with seven cars and built it into Enterprise Rent-A-Car, died July 2, 2016. He was 94. Newsday's obituary for Jack Taylor

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Caroline Aherne

Caroline Aherne, seen on Sept. 21, 199, was
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Caroline Aherne, seen on Sept. 21, 199, was a sharp-witted writer and star of the bittersweet working-class comedy "The Royle Family." Aherne died July 2, 2016 from cancer at the age of 52. Newsday's obituary for Caroline Aherne

Lee Wesley Gibson

Lee Wesley Gibson, seen on July 2, 2010,
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Lee Wesley Gibson, seen on July 2, 2010, believed to have been the oldest living Pullman porter, died as he lived -- calm, quiet and in control -- sitting in a chair at home July 2, 2016 with family members at his side. He was 106. Newsday's obituary for Lee Wesley Gibson

Rob Wasserman

Bass player Rob Wasserman performs with the late
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Bass player Rob Wasserman performs with the late singer Lou Reed, left, during taping in Manhattan for an ABC television AIDS Special, "In a New Light." on March 27, 1994. Wasserman, a highly respected musician and composer who performed and recorded with Reed, Neil Young, Brian Wilson and many others, died June 29, 2016. He was 64. Newsday's obituary for Rob Wasserman

Alvin Toffler

Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age
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Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling "Future Shock" and other books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology, died on June 27, 2016. He was 87. Toffler is shown in a photo taken on July 20, 1998. Newsday's obituary for Alvin Toffler

Scotty Moore

Elvis Presley performs on tour in the summer
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Elvis Presley performs on tour in the summer of 1957, with Scotty Moore on guitar, left, and Bill Black on bass, right. Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist who played on "Hound Dog" and other early Presley hits, died on June 28, 2016. He was 84. Newsday's obituary for Scotty Moore

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Wayne Jackson

Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn
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Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, died of congestive heart failure on June 21, 2016. He was 74. Jackson is shown in a photo taken on Feb. 12, 2012. Newsday's obituary for Wayne Jackson

Mack Rice

Mack Rice, the composer of the '60s hit
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Mack Rice, the composer of the '60s hit "Mustang Sally" and co-writer of the Staple Singers' landmark "Respect Yourself," died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on June 27, 2016. He was 82. Newsday's obituary for Mack Rice

Barbara Hazelwood

Barbara Hazelwood, who worked for the New York
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Barbara Hazelwood, who worked for the New York City Housing Authority for 35 years, died on June 23, 2016 after battling cancer. She was 79. Newsday's obituary for Barbara Hazelwood

Pat Summitt

Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, the
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Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, the winningest coach, among men and women, in Division I college basketball history, died June 28, 2016 as a result of dementia. She was 64. She retired about the time this picture was taken on Jan. 28, 2013 because of early-onset Alzheimer's dementia. Newsday's obituary for Pat Summitt

Goetz George

German actor Goetz George, much beloved for his
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German actor Goetz George, much beloved for his role as hard-nosed but good-hearted inspector in the country's iconic "Tatort" TV crime series, died after a short illness June 19, 2016. He was 77. The photo is from March 19, 1981. Newsday's obituary for Goetz George

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Austin Clarke

Austin Clarke, seen on Nov. 5, 2002, was
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Austin Clarke, seen on Nov. 5, 2002, was an award-winning Barbadian-born author who wrote about the immigrant experience and being black in Canada. Clarke died June 26, 2016. He was 81. Newsday's obituary for Austin Clarke

Michael Herr

Michael Herr, seen in 1997, the author and
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Michael Herr, seen in 1997, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died June 23, 2016 after a long illness. He was 76. Newsday's obituary for Michael Herr

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