Sidney Sheldon - just died.
Wrote a bunch of books you see left on shelves in rental beach houses.
Character actor and (I think) producer
As Nick in "It's a Wonderful Life," gave the world the classic line:
Hey, look mister, we serve hard drinks in here for men who want to get drunk fast. And we don't need any characters around to give the joint atmosphere.
Frankie Laine - just died yesterday .
A "crooner" who (when I was growing up in New Orleans) I used to get confused with...
Frankie Ford - still alive and touring, as far as I know.