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RIP Pop Icons of the '50s, 60s, '70s, '80s....Prior & Beyond


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From today's Sun-Times...

Richard Kiel (1939 - 2014)

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74. Kelley Sanchez, director of communications at Saint Agnes Medical Center, confirmed Wednesday that Kiel was a patient at the hospital and died. Kiel's agent, Steven Stevens, also confirmed his death. Both declined to provide further details. The 7-foot-2-inch performer famously played the cable-chomping henchman who tussled with Roger Moore's Bond in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" and 1979's "Moonraker." Bond quipped of the silent baddie: "His name's Jaws. He kills people." Despite appearing in several other films and TV shows, such as "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "The Longest Yard," the role of Jaws was an iconic one Kiel could never escape. "To this day, I go out in sunglasses and a hat because people will shout 'Hey, Jaws!' at me from across the street," he told the Daily Mail earlier this year. "The only way I can explain it is that he's like the Road Runner, which Coyote keeps trying to blow up, but he keeps going." Kiel's other memorable roles included bullying golf spectator Mr. Larson in "Happy Gilmore," lethal Dr. Loveless's assistant Voltaire in "The Wild, Wild West" and extraterrestrial Kanamit in "The Twilight Zone." He also reprised the character of Jaws for several James Bond video games and voiced the thug Vlad in the animated Disney film "Tangled." Born in Detroit, Kiel began appearing in TV shows and films in the 1960s, debuting in an episode of the Western series "Laramie." He published an autobiography in 2002 titled "Making It Big in the Movies."

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Country Legend George Hamilton IV Dead at 77

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Comedian Jan Hooks Dies At Age 57

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How did we miss this one?

 

Rocker Paul Revere died Oct 5th


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Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead at 71]

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Actress Marcia Strassman died Saturday at 66 in her Sherman Oaks home. Strassman is perhaps best known for playing the wives in "Welcome Back, Kotter" and the movie "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." How will you best remember her? http://cbsloc.al/1tbz0xa

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'House of Cards' Actress Elizabeth Norment Dies

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Legendary Jazz Clarinetist Acker Bilk Dies at 85

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11/12/2014 Character actress 

Carol Ann Susi dies at 62 (The voice of Mrs Wolowitz on the Big Bang Theory)

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Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne Dies at 81

"Mayor Byrne was a Chicago icon who lived a remarkable life of service to our city"

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I did not know he was married to Diane Sawyer...

Mike Nichols, Celebrated Director, Dies at 83

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Motown's 'Brokenhearted' Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies At 78

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Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.

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