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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Joan Rivers obituary by Michael Carlson

Comedian whose trademarks were her cutting wit and her cosmetic surgeryJoan Rivers: a life in picturesThe quintessential acerbic Noo Yawker, the comedian Joan Rivers, who has died aged 81, w…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

John Hillerman obituary by Michael Carlson

Actor who was best known as Higgins, the supercilious English estate manager, in the TV series Magnum PIThe actor John Hillerman, who has died aged 84, was best known for his role in the tel…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore obituary by Michael Carlson

Actor who used TV sitcom for her portrayal of an independent modern womanThe actor Mary Tyler Moore, who has died aged 90, spent decades as “America’s sweetheart”, her time in that rol…

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Garry Shandling obituary by Michael Carlson

American comedian whose self-referential style influenced many othersWith two landmark series in the 1980s and 90s, Garry Shandling, who has died of a heart attack aged 66, transformed telev…

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers: constantly in the limelight and pursued by controversy by Michael Carlson

The comedian and show host once apologised for an incident concluding in her being taken off air: 'I'm sorry I fucking swore' Joan Rivers  the best of her comedy career in clips Continue re…

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Arthur Marx obituary by Michael Carlson

Novelist, screenwriter and biographer whose subjects included his father, GrouchoArthur Marx, who has died aged 89, grew up in the shadow of his father, Groucho, and was steeped in the contr…

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