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Comedian Tim Conway dies at age 85

by Mickey McLean
Posted 5/14/19, 04:04 pm

Tim Conway, a comedian known for his Emmy Award–winning work on The Carol Burnett Show in the 1970s, died Tuesday morning in a care facility in Los Angeles, according to his representative Howard Bragman of LaBrea Media. Conway, who was 85, died from a disorder where there is an excess amount of fluid on the brain. His wife, Charlene Fusco, and a daughter, Jackie, were at his side.

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Actress, singer Doris Day dies

by Faith Auslund
Posted 5/13/19, 11:41 am

Actress and singer Doris Day died Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, Calif., after a bout of pneumonia. She was 97. Day was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff in 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She dreamed of being a dancer, but an automobile accident shattered her right leg and destroyed her accelerating dancing career. While confined to a couch or bed during her yearlong recovery, she first heard Ella Fitzgerald’s voice rolling over the airwaves. Day discovered a talent and passion for singing that encouraged her to pursue music.

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China’s entertainment endgame

Entertainment | Chinese censors wield increasing influence over U.S. filmmakers
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/10/19, 03:16 pm

Avengers: Endgame didn’t just shatter box office records during its U.S. debut in April—it also made history in China, grossing more than $330 million on opening weekend and becoming the biggest foreign film to premiere there.

The movie’s success gives Hollywood more incentive to tap into China’s lucrative entertainment market. But its massive audiences and box office potential come with strings attached, and the American entertainment industry is increasingly rewriting scripts, blocking music, and erasing scenes to appease Chinese government censors.

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