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Sol Yurick, 87, Author of 'The Warriors' Gang Novel, dies 87

Sol Yurick (January 18, 1925 – January 5, 2013) was an American novelist. He was perhaps best known for his book The Warriors which became a major motion picture.

Yurick's first novel, The Warriors, appeared in 1965. It combined a classical Greek story, Anabasis, with a fictional account of gang wars in New York City. It inspired the 1979 film of the same name.

His other works include: Fertig (1966), The Bag (1968), Someone Just Like You (1972), An Island Death (1976), Richard A (1981), Behold Metatron, the Recording Angel (1985), Confession (1999).

Sol Yurick cause of death

Sol Yurick died of complications from lung cancer. Sol Yurick was 87 years old at the time of his death (January 5, 2013)

MCA Adam Yauch, Beastie Boys Rapper, Dies 47

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Adam Nathaniel Yauch (August 5, 1964 - May 4, 2012) was a founding member of hip hop trio, the Beastie Boys. He was frequently known by his stage name, MCA, and other pseudonyms such as Nathanial Hörnblowér.

Yauch died on May 4, 2012. He announced in 2009 that he was being treated for cancer, but it is not yet known if his death was a direct result of the cancer

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Peter Yates, 'Bullitt' Director Dies 81

Peter Yates (July 24, 1928 – January 9, 2011) was an English film director and producer. He was born in Aldershot, Hampshire.

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Peter Yates died in London on 9 January 2011. He was 82 years old.

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Oleg Yankovsky Dies

Famed Russian actor Yankovsky dies at 65

MOSCOW (AFP) — Oleg Yankovsky (February 23, 1944 - May 20, 2009) a popular Russian actor best known internationally for his work with dissident Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, died of cancer Wednesday aged 65.

Yankovsky died early Wednesday morning after a long battle with the illness, said Yulia Kosereva, a spokeswoman for Moscow's Lenkom theatre where the actor had worked since 1973.

"He had cancer. He had been fighting it for more than half a year," Kosereva told AFP.

The renowned stage and screen actor was born in 1944 in Kazakhstan after his family was exiled there under the brutal dictatorship of Joseph Stalin. His father died in a Gulag labour camp in the Central Asian republic.

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Yankovsky left Kazakhstan in his youth and received a drama education in the southern Russian city of Saratov before being invited to join the troupe of Lenkom, one of Moscow's top theatres.

Tall with an aristocratic manner, Yankovsky appeared in scores of films starting in the 1960s and was beloved by Soviet and Russian audiences.

Internationally, Yankovsky was perhaps best known for his roles in two films by art-house master Tarkovsky, "The Mirror" and "Nostalgia," the latter of which was filmed in Italy.

The actor died just as his last film -- "Tsar," a historical epic about Russia's infamous 16th-century ruler Ivan the Terrible -- was on the programme at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said he and his family were "shaken" by Yankovsky's death.

"For many years we were friends with him. We loved him as an actor -- an actor who was undoubtedly extraordinary -- and respected him very much as a person," Gorbachev was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency.

Yankovsky's funeral was set to take place on Friday, said Lenkom spokeswoman Kosereva.

The actor is to be buried at Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow, one of the most prestigious graveyards in Russia and the final resting place of many other artists and authors including playwright Anton Chekhov.

Classics IV Singer (Drummer) Dennis Yost "Spooky" "Stormy" dies 65

Dennis Yost passed away of respiratory failure, on December 7, 2008, at the age of 65 

Dennis Yost was a singer & a drummer of Classics IV, a pop rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, in 1965. Their signature songs include "Spooky" and "Stormy".

Dennis Yost became seriously ill. On July 11, 2006, while recovering at home in a suburb of Cincinnati, Yost fell down a flight of stairs and suffered serious brain trauma. Although Yost subsequently underwent a significant amount of rehabilitation, he was never again able to perform. Since Yost's unique voice was integral to the Classics IV sound, his injury effectively placed the group on hiatus.

To assist Yost and his wife with their medical bills, a benefit concert was held on March 25, 2007, at Rhino's Live in Cincinnati, Ohio, the benefit was originally thought up by Yost's close friend Jon "Bowser" Bauman. Many musical entertainers and some surprise guests from the 1950’s through the 70’s performed some of their biggest chart-topping hits in tribute to Dennis Yost, backed by local favorites, BlueStone Ivory and Classics IV guitarist Brian Correll. An interesting note to the benefit concert is that it didn't benefit Dennis or his wife financially. Without question the benefit was a huge boost for Dennis allowing him to see and visit with so many old friends, but the expenses far exceeded the money raised leaving the whole event in the red.

Dennis Yost passed away of respiratory failure, on December 7, 2008, at the age of 65

Boris Yeltsin, President of the Russian Federation (February 1, 1931–April 23, 2007)

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (February 1, 1931 – April 23, 2007) was the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999.

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Death

Boris Yeltsin died of congestive heart failure on 23 April 2007 at the age of 76. According to experts quoted by Komsomolskaya Pravda, recent outbreak of Yeltsin's disease was due to his visit to Jordan from 25 March to 2 April. He was buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery on 25 April 2007 , following a period during which his body had lain in state in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow. Yeltsin is the first Russian statesman in 113 years to be buried in a church ceremony, after Emperor Alexander III.

The day of his funeral was declared by President Putin to be a national day of mourning with flags flown at half-staff and all entertainment programs suspended for the day.

Yeltsin is survived by his wife, Naina Iosifovna Yeltsina, whom he married in 1956, and their two daughters Yelena and Tatyana, born in 1957 and 1959, respectively.

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Loretta Young - Movie Legend, Oscar winner, 2 stars in walk of fame

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Loretta Young Dead ActressLoretta Young (January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American actress.

Early life
She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah as Gretchen Young (she took the name Michaela at confirmation) she moved with her family to Hollywood when she was three years old. Loretta and her sisters Polly Ann Young and Elizabeth Jane Young (screen name Sally Blane) worked as child actresses, of whom Loretta was the most successful. Young's first role was at age 3 in the silent film The Primrose Ring. The movie's star Mae Murray so fell in love with little Gretchen that she wanted to adopt her. Although her mother declined, Gretchen was allowed to live with Murray for two years. Her half-sister Georgiana (daughter of her mother and stepfather George Belzer) eventually married actor Ricardo Montalban. During her high school years, she was educated at Ramona Convent Secondary School.

Death of Loretta young
Loretta young died of ovarian cancer at the Santa Monica, California home of her half-sister, Georgiana Montalban, and was interred in the family plot in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
Loretta young was 87 years old at the time of her death

Young has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — one for motion pictures, at 6104 Hollywood Blvd, and another for television, at 6141 Hollywood Blvd.

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Career
She was billed as "Gretchen Young" in the 1917 film, Sirens of the Sea. It wasn't until 1928 that she was first billed as "Loretta Young", in The Whip Woman. That same year she co-starred with Lon Chaney in the MGM film Laugh, Clown, Laugh.The next year, she was anointed one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars.

In 1930, Young, then 17, eloped with 26-year-old actor Grant Withers and married him in Yuma, Arizona. The marriage was annulled the next year, just as their second movie together (ironically titled Too Young to Marry) was released.

Young made as many as seven or eight movies a year and won an Oscar in 1947 for her performance in The Farmer's Daughter. The same year she co-starred with Cary Grant and David Niven in The Bishop's Wife, a perennial favorite that still airs on television during the Christmas season and was later remade as The Preacher's Wife with Whitney Houston. In 1949, Young received another Academy Award nomination (for Come to the Stable) and in 1953 appeared in her last film, It Happens Every Thursday.

Moving to television, she hosted and starred in the well-received half hour anthology series The Loretta Young Show. Her "sweeping" trademark appearance at the beginning of each show was to appear dramatically in various high fashion evening gowns. She returned at the program's conclusion to restate to the viewer the moral of the story just seen. (Young's introductions and conclusions to her television shows, which were widely satirized at the time, are not rerun on television because she had it legally stipulated that they not be; the ever image-conscious Young didn't want to be seen in "outdated" wardrobe and hairstyles.) Her program ran in prime time on NBC for eight years, the longest-running prime time network program ever hosted by a woman up to that time.

The program, which earned her three Emmys, began with the premise that each drama was an answer to a question asked in her fan mail; the program's original title was Letter to Loretta. The title was changed to The Loretta Young Show during the first season, and the "letter" concept was dropped altogether at the end of the second season. At this time, Young's health required that there be a number of guest hosts and guest stars; her first appearance in the 1955-56 season was for the Christmas show. From this point on, Young appeared in only about half of each season's shows as an actress and merely functioned as the program host for the remainder. This program, minus Young's introductions and summarized conclusions, was rerun in daytime by NBC from 1960 to 1964 and also appeared, again without the introductions and conclusions, in syndication.

Affair with Clark Gable
In 1935, Young had an affair with Clark Gable, who was married at the time, while on location for The Call of the Wild. During their relationship, Young became pregnant. Due to the moral codes placed on the film industry Young covered up her pregnancy in order to avoid damaging her career (as well as Gable's). Returning from a long "vacation" (during which she secretly gave birth to her daughter), Young announced that she had adopted the little girl. The child was raised as "Judy Lewis" after taking the name of Young's second husband, producer Tom Lewis. According to Lewis's autobiography Uncommon Knowledge, Lewis was made fun of because of the ears that she received from her father, Clark Gable. Over the years she had heard rumors and secretly knew that Clark Gable was her biological father, but it was not until 1958 when Judy's future husband Joseph Tinney told her that "everybody" knew the rumors that she really began to suspect. It was not until a few years later, after becoming a mother herself, that she finally got the nerve to ask her mother, who, after promptly vomiting, admitted to her that Clark Gable was her father and the she was "a mortal sin."

Marriages and relationships
Married to actor Grant Withers from 1930-1931.
Married producer Tom Lewis in 1940 and they divorced very bitterly in the mid 1960s. Lewis died in 1988. They had two sons, Peter (Peter Lewis of the legendary San Francisco rock band Moby Grape) and Christopher, a film director.
Married fashion designer Jean Louis in 1993. Louis died in 1997.
Involved in affairs with Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable; in 1935, she gave birth to Gable's daughter, who was known as Judy Lewis.

Later life
Loretta Young was the godmother of actress Marlo Thomas, whose parents (her father was Danny Thomas), were, like Young, devout Roman Catholics. From the time of Young's retirement in the 1960s, until not long before her death, she devoted herself to volunteer work for charities and churches with her friend of many years, Jane Wyman. Young did, however, briefly come out of retirement to star in two television films, Christmas Eve (1986), and Lady in a Corner (1989). Young was the mother of Peter Lewis, guitarist and vocalist of seminal 60's San Francisco underground rock band Moby Grape.

Young died at 87 from ovarian cancer at the Santa Monica, California home of her half-sister, Georgiana Montalban, and was interred in the family plot in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Young has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — one for motion pictures, at 6104 Hollywood Blvd, and another for television, at 6141 Hollywood Blvd.

Filmography

YearFilmRole
1917The Primrose RingFairy
Sirens of the SeaChild
1919The Only WayChild on the operating table
1921White and UnmarriedChild
The SheikArab child
1927Naughty But NiceBit Part
Her Wild OatBit by Ping Pong Table
1928The Whip WomanThe Girl
Laugh, Clown, LaughSimonetta
The Magnificent FlirtDenise Laverne
The Head ManCarol Watts
Scarlet SeasMargaret Barbour
1929Seven Footprints to SatanOne of Satan's victims
The SquallIrma
The Girl in the Glass CageGladys Cosgrove
Fast LifePatricia Mason Stratton
The Careless AgeMuriel
The Forward PassPatricia Carlyle
The Show of Shows 
1930Loose AnklesAnn Harper Berry
The Man from Blankley'sMargery Seaton
Show Girl in HollywoodHerself, Cameo Appearance at Premiere
The Second Floor MysteryMarion Ferguson
Road to ParadiseMary Brennan/Margaret Waring
Warner Bros. Jubilee DinnerHerself
KismetMarsinah
War NurseNurse
The Truth About YouthPhyllis Ericson
The Devil to Pay!Dorothy Hope
1931How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 8: 'The Brassie'Loretta (uncredited)
Beau IdealIsobel Brandon
The Right of WayRosalie Evantural
The Stolen JoolsHerself (cameo)
Three Girls LostNorene McMann
Too Young to MarryElaine Bumpstead
Big Business GirlClaire 'Mac' McIntyre
I Like Your NerveDiane Forsythe
The Ruling VoiceGloria Bannister
Platinum BlondeGallagher
1932Taxi!Sue Riley Nolan
The Hatchet ManSun Toya San
Play-GirlBuster 'Bus' Green Dennis
Week-end MarriageLola Davis Hayes
Life BeginsGrace Sutton
They Call It SinMarion Cullen
1933Employees' EntranceMadeleine Walters West
Grand SlamMarcia Stanislavsky
Zoo in BudapestEve
The Life of Jimmy DolanPeggy
Heroes for SaleRuth Loring Holmes
Midnight MaryMary Martin
She Had to Say YesFlorence 'Flo' Denny
The Devil's in LoveMargot Lesesne
Man's CastleTrina
1934The House of RothschildJulie Rothschild
Born to Be BadLetty Strong
Bulldog Drummond Strikes BackLola Field
CaravanCountess Wilma
The White ParadeJune Arden
1935Clive of IndiaMargaret Maskelyne Clive
ShanghaiBarbara Howard
The Call of the WildClaire Blake
The CrusadesBerengaria, Princess of Navarre
Hollywood Extra GirlCrusades cast member
1936The Unguarded HourLady Helen Dudley Dearden
Private NumberEllen Neal
RamonaRamona
Ladies in LoveSusie Schmidt
1937Love Is NewsToni Gateson
Café MetropoleLaura Ridgeway
Love Under FireMyra Cooper
Wife, Doctor and NurseIna Heath Lewis
Second HoneymoonVickie Benton
1938Four Men and a PrayerMiss Lynn Cherrington
Three Blind MicePamela Charters
SuezCountess Eugenie de Montijo
KentuckySally Goodwin
1939Wife, Husband and FriendDoris Borland
The Story of Alexander Graham BellMrs. Mabel Bell
Eternally YoursAnita
1940The Doctor Takes a WifeJune Cameron
He Stayed for BreakfastMarianna Duval
1941The Lady from CheyenneAnnie Morgan
The Men in Her LifeLina Varsavina
Bedtime StoryJane Drake
1943A Night to RememberNancy Troy
ChinaCarolyn Grant
Show Business at WarHerself
1944Ladies CourageousRoberta Harper
And Now TomorrowEmily Blair
1945Along Came JonesCherry de Longpre
1946The StrangerMary Longstreet
1947The Perfect MarriageMaggie Williams
The Farmer's DaughterKatrin Holstrom
The Bishop's WifeJulia Brougham
1948Rachel and the StrangerRachel Harvey
1949The AccusedDr. Wilma Tuttle
Mother Is a FreshmanAbigail Fortitude Abbott
Come to the StableSister Margaret
1950Key to the CityClarissa Standish
1951You Can Change the WorldHerself
Cause for Alarm!Ellen Jones(Brown)/Narrator
Half AngelNora Gilpin
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood AwardsHerself
1952PaulaPaula Rogers
Because of YouChristine Carroll Kimberly
1953It Happens Every ThursdayJane MacAvoy

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