| Nov 5, 2011
| 9:22 AM
Andy Rooney, whose CBS career spans the entire post-war history of network news, died Friday as a result of complications following minor surgery, the network announced.
A mainstay of Sunday night viewing for millions of Americans, the 92-year-old Rooney...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 2:23 PM
George Francis Kerchner, a highly decorated Army Ranger who on D-Day successfully led an attack on enemy gun positions that earned him the Distinguished Service Cross, died Friday at his home in Midlothian, Va., of complications from a fall.
He was 93....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Before he electrified audiences in his Oscar-winning turn in 1961's "West Side Story," George Chakiris paid his dues in the chorus of movie musicals.
In fact, he was still a teenager when he appeared with Marilyn Monroe in the sex symbol's signature...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:04 PM
"The Day of the Doctor" (BBC America, Saturday), "The Night of the Doctor" and "The Last Day" (online, at your will), "An Adventure in Space and Time" (BBC America, Friday). "Doctor Who," the television show/British national monument about an alien...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Nobody doesn't love Carol Burnett. That was the takeaway from the Kennedy Center's Oct. 20 ceremony honoring Burnett with its 16th annual Mark Twain Prize for significant impact to American comedy.
Tina Fey opened the proceedings by declaring that her...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:49 PM
Emmy-Award winning production designer Charles Lisanby, known for his lavish sets during the golden age of TV variety specials, died Aug. 23 in Los Angeles. He was 89.
According to his longtime agent and manager, Bob Goodman, Lisanby had recently...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Irwin Russell, the influential entertainment attorney who was a key player in saving the Walt Disney Co. from corporate raiders in 1984, died Friday of complications from leukemia. He was 87.
Russell helped orchestrate the installment of Michael Eisner...
| May 25, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Ed Shaughnessy, whose mutton-chop whiskers and swinging rhythms made him one of the most famous drummers in jazz during his nearly three decades with Doc Severinsen's "Tonight Show" band, has died. He was 84.
Shaughnessy had a heart attack Friday at his...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 12:31 PM
The highlights Tuesday night:
PBS presents the unusual duo of Carol Burnett and Syria. Burnett has been tirelessly promoting "Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story," a memoir about her relationship with her late daughter. PBS turns the focus...
| May 26, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Ed Shaughnessy, who held down the drum chair on "The Tonight Show" for nearly three decades, died May 24 of a heart attack in Calabasas. He was 84.
From 1963 to 1992, Shaughnessy held one of the most coveted gigs in TV, after he joined bandleader Doc...
| Apr 19, 2012
Dick Clark, the youthful-looking television personality who literally introduced rock 'n' roll to much of the nation on "American Bandstand" and for four decades was the first and last voice many Americans heard each year with his New Year's Eve...
| Aug 2, 2012
Character actor appeared regularly on 'Columbo'
John Finnegan, 85, a character actor who portrayed a scout in the 1984 baseball film "The Natural" and regularly appeared on television's "Columbo," died Sunday at his Palm Desert home from...