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Israel Baker Dead: Violinist for Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ Score Dies at 92 (VIDEO)

Violinist Israel Baker, who helped score films such as “Psycho” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” died on Christmas Day at the age of 92.

As the Los Angeles Times points out, Baker was best known for his work in the famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” The musician was the lead violinists on the legendary score, that’s been ranked alongside ‘Jaws’ as one of the… Continue reading Israel Baker Dead: Violinist for Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' Score Dies at 92 (VIDEO)

Kaye Stevens Dead: Singer, Actress and Rat Pack Performer Dies at 79

Sad news from Hollywood to start 2012: Kaye Stevens, an actress and singer best known for her association with the Rat Pack, died on Wednesday following complications due to breast cancer. She was 79.

Stevens, born Catherine Louise Stephens in Pittsburgh, began her career as a singer and dummer. She married band leader Tommy Amato and performed with him throughout the U.S.; during a stop in New… Continue reading Kaye Stevens Dead: Singer, Actress and Rat Pack Performer Dies at 79

Doe Avedon Dead: Model, Actress and ‘Funny Face’ Inspiration Dies at 86

If the story of Dorcas Nowell — and her rise from a Long Island office worker in the 1940s to a famous fashion model and celebrity — sounds like a Hollywood production, that’s because it actually was: Dorcas, a part-time model, caught the eye of famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon, changed her name to Doe Avedon after marriage, and their whirlwind romance wound up being the basis of… Continue reading Doe Avedon Dead: Model, Actress and 'Funny Face' Inspiration Dies at 86

Veteran costume designer Theadora Van Runkle has died at the age of 83. Best known for her Oscar-nominated work on ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ Van Runkle got her start as a sketch artist for award-winning designer Dorothy Jeakins (‘The Sound of Music, ‘The Ten Commandments’), and would later be recommended for the ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ job by Jeakins herself. Her costumes for Faye Dunaway and Warren Beaty in the… Continue reading Legendary 'Bonnie and Clyde' Costume Designer Dies at 83

Jack the Cat Dies

Jack the cat

Courtesy BluePearl Veterinary Partners

Jack the cat, who gained unlikely renown after going missing in August at JFK Airport, died Sunday night after battling critical wounds since being found on Oct. 25.

“It is with tears that I must tell you that Jack has gone over the rainbow bridge,” said a note posted by Mary Beth… Continue reading Jack the Cat Dies