Mitchell William "Mitch" Miller (July 4, 1911 – July 31, 2010) was an American musician, singer, conductor, record producer, A&R man and record company executive. One of the most influential figures in American popular music during the 1950s and early 1960s, both as the head of Artists & Repertoire at Columbia Records and as a best-selling recording artist, he is sometimes thought of as the creator of what would become karaoke with his NBC-TV series, Sing Along with Mitch. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in the early 1930s, Miller began his musical career as an accomplished player of the oboe and English horn, and recorded several highly regarded classical albums featuring his instrumental work. But he is best remembered as a conductor, choral director, television performer and recording executive.
Death of Mitch Miller Mitch Miller died of complications from surgery Mitch Miller was 99 years old at the time of his death
On July 29, 2010, Ellen DeGeneres and Fox executives announced that the comedienne would be departing from the series after one season. In a statement, DeGeneres said that the series "didn't feel like the right fit for me"
It's been less than 10 months since Ellen DeGeneres replaced Paula Abdule as a judge of the ninth season of American Idol.
July 26, 2010 - DailyNews (Los Angeles) The home of actress Brittany Murphy and screenwriter Simon Monjack was being investigated for toxic mold. Mold was suspected after Murphy died at 32 last year of pneumonia...
July 26, 2010 - People Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, says reports that a toxic mold may have contributed to the premature deaths of her daughter and of Brittany's husband Simon Monjack are "absurd."
Lindsay Lohan may be behind bars, but she is making more money there than she's made in the last year.
The actress managed to finalize TV and news deals the night before she went off to the clink. Sources tell Fox 411 that she locked down all her tell-all interviews already and she will likely be making seven figures when it is all said and done for her story from jail.
It was reported on July 23, 2010 that singer Al Jarreau (70 yrs old) was critically ill at a hospital in France, and was being treated for respiratory problems. He had been taken to the intensive care unit at Gap late on July 22, 2010. He was in the area to perform a concert at nearby Barcelonnette
Alwyn "Al" Jarreau (born March 12, 1940, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States) is an American singer. A seven-time Grammy Award winner, and is the second artist in history (Michael Jackson being the first) to win in the three separate categories: Jazz, Pop, and R&B. He also won the Grammys within a span of four consecutive decades — the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
In mid July, 2010, actor Tony Curtis was hospitalized in Las Vegas after sufferring an asthma attack during a book signing engagement in Henderson, Nevada at Costco
He is scheduled to be released soon.
Tony Curtis (June 3, 1925) is an American film actor. He has played a variety of roles, from light comedy, such as the musician on the run from gangsters in Some Like It Hot, to serious dramatic roles, such as an escaped convict in The Defiant Ones, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Since 1949, he has appeared in more than 100 films and has made frequent television appearances.
On July 17, 2010, Gabor was hospitalized after she fell out of her bed while watching television at her home in Bel Air, Los Angeles. She remains hospitalized in serious condition at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She suffered several broken bones.
Zsa Zsa Gabor (born February 6, 1917), also known as Sári Prinz von Anhalt since her marriage to Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, is a Hungarian-American actress, socialite and beauty queen.
Recent health of Zsa Zsa Gabor Gabor was a passenger in an automobile accident that occurred on November 27, 2002. She was initially reported as being in a coma when she was actually conscious at the time medical assistance arrived. She left the hospital in early January 2003, but required continued physical therapy. Gabor sued the driver of the car, her hairdresser Jaren Millard, and was awarded $2 million.
On July 7, 2005, she suffered a massive stroke, leaving her in a critical condition at a local hospital. She underwent surgery to remove a blockage in her carotid artery. She returned home on July 15. In early September 2007, she underwent surgery to deal with after-effects of her previous stroke. On September 18, 2007, aged 90, she underwent surgery to treat a leg infection, which developed as a result of her immobility.
Garland Perry "Hank" Cochran (August 2, 1935 – July 15, 2010) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting in the 1960s, Cochran has been a prolific songwriter in the genre, including major hits by Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Eddy Arnold and others. Cochran was also a recording artist between 1962 and 1980, charting seven times on the Billboard country charts, with his highest solo peak being the #20 "Sally Was a Good Old Girl."
Rough Childhood Born during the Great Depression in Isola, Mississippi, he contracted pneumonia, whooping cough, measles and mumps all about the same time at age 2. The doctor didn't think that he would survive. His parents divorced when he was 9, he moved with his father to Memphis, Tennessee, but then went to an orphanage. He was sent to live with his grandparents, in Waynesboro, Mississippi, after he had run away from the orphanage twice. He started to work at the oil rig when he was 16.
Then he quickly took over the County Music scene and became a legend. Hank Cochran wrote a lot of songs for many artists.
Death of Hank Cochran He had cancerous tumors surgically removed from his pancreas and lymph node at a Nashville Hospital in July 2008. Cochran had a grapefruit-sized aortic aneurysm removed at a Nashville hospital in April 2010. He passed away on July 15, 2010.
THE LEGEND HANK COCHRAN
Notable artists who have recorded his songs include:
* Eddy Arnold * Patsy Cline * Natalie Cole * Elvis Costello * Bing Crosby * Ella Fitzgerald * Mickey Gilley * Vern Gosdin * Merle Haggard * Emmylou Harris * Rebecca Lynn Howard * Burl Ives * George Jones * Norah Jones * Loretta Lynn * Henry Mancini * Dean Martin * Reba McEntire * Ronnie Milsap * Brad Paisley * Johnny Paycheck * Elvis Presley * Ray Price * Jim Reeves * Linda Ronstadt * Dinah Shore * Nancy Sinatra * George Strait * Hank Williams Jr * Lee Ann Womack
Jeffrey Jones -- best known for playing the principal in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" -- was charged Wednesday with a felony count of failing to update his sex offender registration last year. Click for a complete news on NBC
Jeffrey Duncan Jones (born September 28, 1946) is an American actor. He has appeared in many films and television shows, but may be best known for his roles as Emperor Joseph II, in Miloš Forman’s Amadeus, as Charles Deetz, in Beetlejuice, and as dean of students, Edward R. Rooney, in the 1986 John Hughes film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
George Michael Steinbrenner III (July 4, 1930 - July 13, 2010) is a businessman and owner and former principal executive of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. His outspokenness and role in driving up player salaries have made him one of the sport's most controversial figures.
Steinbrenner is known as a hands-on executive, earning the nickname "The Boss." His tendency to meddle in daily on-field decisions, and to hire and fire (and sometimes re-hire) managers led then-Yankees skipper Dallas Green to give him the derisive nickname "Manager George."
During Steinbrenner's ownership since 1973, the longest in club history, the Yankees have earned 11 pennants and 7 World Series titles.
Death of George Steinbrenner George Steinbrenner died of heart attack. George Steinbrenner was 80 years old at the time of his death
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