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RIP Alan Whicker: Legend Of British TV

Preparing to write about someone whose face and voice is an integral part of your life to date, to an audience that may be entirely unaware of their existence, is a curious sensation. It’s hard to pull the words together to sum up ...

Remembering Victor Spinetti, F.O.B. (Friend of the Beatles)

Victor Spinetti, a Welsh actor who appeared in all three Beatles films – A Hard Day’s Night (1964), Help! (1965) and Magical Mystery Tour (1967) – and was a longtime friend of members of the rock group, died of cancer in London on ...

Remembering Dickie Dawson

Long before he was a star of Hogan’s Heroes and then the popular host of Family Feud in the U.S., Richard Dawson was known in England as Dickie Dawson.

Vidal Sassoon, Icon of Hair Styling and Fashion, Dies at Age 84: Watch Videos

Vidal Sassoon, famed British hairdresser and icon of the swinging ’60s, has died at age 84 at his Mulholland Drive home in L.A., the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

RIP Dick Clark: 17 UK Acts Who Appeared on ‘American Bandstand’

Just two months after the death of Soul Train‘s Don Cornelius, music has lost another of its legendary TV ambassadors: Dick Clark. Clark died of a heart attack today at age 82, leaving behind a powerful legacy, including a ...

Michael Gough, Famous for ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Batman,’ Dead at 94

Doctor Who alum Michael Gough, a veteran British character actor whose career spanned eight decades, has died at age 94, according to reports. The actor appeared as the villainous Celestial Toymaker on Doctor Who back in 1966, opposite ...

John Barry, Oscar-Winning Bond Composer, Has Died

British composer John Barry, best-known for his iconic, jazzy James Bond soundtracks, has died in New York at age 77, BBC News reports. The cause of death was a heart attack.

British Actor Simon MacCorkindale Has Died

Sad news today: one of Britain’s most prolific television actors, Simon MacCorkindale, has died at age 58 after a long battle with cancer. His wife, Straw Dogs actress Susan George, was with MacCorkindale when he died, his ...

A Look Back at Alexander McQueen’s Work

Truly sad news out of the UK today: Alexander McQueen, the famous British fashion designer, was found dead at his home at the age of 40 today. The Daily Mail, which broke the story, reports, “The [fashion] industry was left ...