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Actress Lynn Redgrave died at age 67 from Seven Year battle with Breast Cancer

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[Best Syndication News] British born Actress, Lynn Redgrave died Sunday night at her home in Connecticut after battling breast cancer for the past seven years. Redgrave's publicist told the media that she passed away peacefully with her three children surrounding her.

The family released a statement on Monday asking for privacy during this difficult time and that she had passed away peacefully after dealing with breast cancer for the last seven years.

Redgrave's niece, Natasha Richardson died a year earlier after she hit her head during a skiing accident.

In 1967, Redgrave won a Golden Globe in the film, 'Georgy Girl' (1966). In 1999, Redgrave won a Golden Globe for her acting in the film 'Gods and Monsters' (1998).

In 2009, Redgrave was still working and appeared in the film, 'Confessions of a Shopaholic.' She also made appearances "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and “Ugly Betty.”

Ping Ping Smallest Man Dies

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[Best Syndication News] He Ping Ping the smallest man died in Rome back in March in Rome when he was taken to a hospital after complaining of chest pains. Ping Ping is from China, but was in Rome filming a new TV show called “The Record Show.”

After being taken to the hospital, he spent two weeks in the hospital with a majority of the time being in the intensive care unit. He died on March 13th, 2010. He was 21 years old.

He Pingping was the record holder for the smallest man in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records. Ping Ping stood only 2 feet 5 inches tall. He received the honor of the smallest man in 2008.

In 1988, Pingping was born in Wulanchabu, China with primordial dwarfism. Pingping was returned back to China to be laid to rest.

Dixie Carter Dead at age 70

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[Best Syndication News] Actress Dixie Carter passed away Saturday morning at the age of 70. Carter is best known for her role as Julia Sugarbaker TV series 'Designing Women' which ran from 1986 to 1993.

The family has not disclosed the cause of death and have People magazine reported that the family's rep said that they would like to keep this private at this time.

Carter has acted recently in an independent film called 'That Evening Sun'. In 2007, she had a guest part on ABC's 'Desperate Housewives.'

Her husband Hal Holbrook, and her two daughters from her first marriage are mourning her death.

Innerviews with Ernie Manouse had recently interviewed Dixie Carter and she explains why her parents named her Dixie and got her start in show business. See the Video interview below.

Dan Duncan Dead At 77

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(Best Syndication News) Oil tycoon and third richest man in Texas, Dan Duncan, died at his home in Houston Sunday. He was the majority owner and co-founder of Enterprise Products Partners L.P., a natural gas and crude oil pipeline company.

He was a major contributor to the Texas Children's Hospital, the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. He also contributed $135 million dollars to the Baylor College of Medicine

Forbes pegged his wealth at $8.2 billion in 2008 but it is believed that it dropped to $7.6 billion in August to $6.3 billion in October 2009. He was the richest person in Houston Texas.

Baby June Havoc Vaudeville Actress and Writer Died at Age 97

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June Havoc was a childhood vaudeville star known as Baby June, who was made famous in the musical Gypsy and the sister to the famed stripper Gypsy Lee Rose, died at age 97 of natural causes in Connecticut.

Her mother was a stage mom, Rose, had June Havoc working in Vaudeville acts by the age of 2. She was a child star in vaudeville, but when vaudeville stopped because movie theaters became popular she didn't have the work. She eloped in her teen years, but the marriage didn't workout and she had a daughter born out of wedlock. She worked as a model and poising in dance marathons.

She started to act in movies and became a 'B' actor with small parts in the 1940's. In the 1950's she worked in television a little bit. In 1964 she had her own TV show called, "The June Havoc Show.” She worked on Broadway and theatre productions in the 70's and 80's.

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