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Cloris Leachman, Dead at 94

Cloris Leachman was best known for playing Phyllis Lindstrom in The Mary Tyler Moore Show even though I first saw her as Beverly Ann Stickle on The Facts of Life. She won eight Emmy Awards from 22 nominations, making her the most nominated actress in Emmy history. She also won
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Hank Aaron, Dead at 86

Hammerin' Hank Aaron played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers in a Hall of Fame career in which he hit a then-record 755 home runs. Aaron continues to hold the record for the most career runs batted in (2,297), extra base
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Don Sutton, Dead at 75

Don Sutton pitched in 23 major league seasons as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and California Angels. He won a total of 324 games, 58 of them shutouts with five of them one-hitters and 10 two-hitters, seven which were shutouts, and he
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Phil Spector, Dead at 81

Phil Spector was the record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound. He produced such iconic songs as “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes, “Then He Kissed Me” by The Crystals, “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers, "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison and “Let It Be”
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Gerry Marsden, Dead at 78

Gerry Marsden was best known for being leader of the Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers, known for such hits as "How Do You Do It", "I Like It", "You'll Never Walk Alone", It's Gonna Be Alright", "I'm the One", "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" and "Ferry Cross
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Phil Niekro, Dead at 81

Phil Niekro was the Hall of Fame pitcher who played 24 MLB seasons, 20 of them with the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves. Niekro's 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher and rank 16th on MLB's all-time wins list. He started three games for the Toronto Blue Jays in
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Howie Meeker, Dead at 97

Howie Meeker was the 1947 Calder Memorial Trophy winner, a four-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Toronto Maple Leafs, a Foster Hewitt Memorial Award winner for his years as a commentator for Hockey Night in Canada and he was named a Member of the Order of Canada.
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