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How James Gandolfini changed TV forever

The summary Rob Lowe offered after James Ganolfini was reported dead at 51 yesterday is no less accurate for being unoriginal: “James Gandolfini gave the greatest performance in the history of television.”<p>Any consideration of America’s greatest actors must include the name Gandolfini alongside …

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In Memoriam: James Gandolfini (1961–2013)

James Gandolfini’s was the sort of celebrity death you send and receive text messages about—most likely to and from the people with whom you first watched <i>The Sopranos.</i> It was the sort of news with which you interrupt otherwise jovial, frothy cocktail conversations, because it would have been …

Jim Kelly, martial artist and 'Enter the Dragon' star, dead at 67 - TODAY.com

Today<p>Jim Kelly in "Enter the Dragon."<p>Actor and martial arts grandmaster Jim Kelly, best known for playing Williams in the classic Bruce Lee film "Enter the Dragon," died Saturday.<p>Kelly's ex-wife Marilyn Dishman, confirmed his death in a Facebook post on Sunday.<p>Kelly rose to fame with his moves and …

Bert Trautmann dies at 89; ex-Nazi and star England soccer goalie

The first time former Nazi paratrooper Bert Trautmann faced his new teammates, the English soccer club Manchester City, in 1949, he was welcomed with these words: "There's no war in here, Bert."<p>The war-weary public was not so forgiving — until the native German and former prisoner of war quickly …

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Felix Dexter dies aged 52

Star of The Real McCoy and one of the first black British comedians to gain mainstream success had bone marrow cancer<p>The comedian and actor Felix Dexter, best known as a star of the 1990s BBC1 sketch show The Real McCoy, has died of cancer aged 52.<p>Dexter, who died on Friday from myeloma, a type of …

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Uganda: no country for gay men

Bernard Randall, the British gay man charged with homosexuality-related offences in a Ugandan court, glances up sceptically when I walk into his lawyer's chambers. His Ugandan partner, Albert Cheptoyek, sits protectively in front of him, closer to the door, on a rickety wooden bench. Cheptoyek's …