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Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
September 20, 2017
MIAMI — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95.
LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from...
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
September 16, 2017
LOS ANGELES — For more than 60 years, Harry Dean Stanton played crooks and codgers, eccentrics and losers.
He endowed them with pathos and compassion and animated them with his gaunt, unforgettable presence, making would-be fringe figures feel central to the films appeared...
Edith Windsor remembered as 'great' pioneer for gay rights
September 13, 2017
NEW YORK — Love took Edith Windsor to the marriage altar. A big tax bill after the death of her first spouse took her to the Supreme Court, which struck down critical parts of a U.S. marriage law in a ruling that made Windsor a gay rights hero and paved a path toward legalizing same-sex...