In Memoriam: Photographer Bank Langmore, 85

Bank Langmore at the Witte Museum Opening of The Cowboy, 1980, courtesy of John Langmore and PDNB Gallery

DALLAS – The wild ride that made up the life and times of renowned photographer Bank Langmore (Wilfred Bankart Langmore III), came to an end May 10th, 2020 (unrelated to Covid-19). Bank left the world with his daughter, Marie, and his son, John, by his side. He was no doubt immediately greeted by the only woman he ever loved, his former wife, Dorothy, and his son, Will.

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In Memoriam: Leave It to Beaver regular Ken Osmond, 76

1962 publicity photo of actor Ken Osmond

LOS ANGELES — Ken Osmond, best known for his six-season role as Eddie Haskell on the television sitcom “Leave It To Beaver,” has died. He was 76.

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In Memoriam: Astrid Kirchherr, photographer of the Beatles, 81

Astrid Kirchherr during the 2012 exhibition of her photographs in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo by Vadim1913, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

NEW YORK (AP) – Astrid Kirchherr, the German photographer who shot some of the earliest and most striking images of the Beatles and helped shape their trend-setting visual style, has died at age 81.

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In Memoriam: Phyllis George, pioneer sportscaster, 70

Sportscaster and former Miss America Phyllis George (1949-2020). 2000 photo by John Mathew Smith and, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s The NFL Today and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70.

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Kraft offers Super Bowl ring for coronavirus pandemic relief

Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring. Image courtesy of Fanatics

BOSTON (AP) – New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has donated one of his six Super Bowl championship rings to an auction that raises money to provide meals for those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

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In Memoriam: Jerry Stiller, comedian and ‘Seinfeld’ actor, 92

Jerry Stiller in New York City for a book reading for Festivus, 2005. Photo by Daniel Krieger (Smoothdude), licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Stiller, who for decades teamed with wife Anne Meara in a beloved comedy duo and then reached new heights in his senior years as the high-strung Frank Costanza on the classic sitcom “Seinfeld” and the basement-dwelling father-in-law on “The King of Queens,” died at 92, his son Ben Stiller announced Monday.

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In Memoriam: Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard, 87

Little Richard in concert. Photo by Robbie Drexhage, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock ‘n’ roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, died Saturday after battling bone cancer. He was 87.

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Heritage Currency Auctions’ Allen Mincho honored with director emeritus title

Allen Mincho. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – After nearly two decades, Currency Auctions Director Allen Mincho will be retiring May 5 from Heritage Auctions, when he will assume the title of director emeritus.

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Tom Brady scores big for charity auction

After playing 20 seasons for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady will quarterback the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jeffrey Beall image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

TAMPA, Fla. – Four tickets to Tom Brady’s home opener with his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the quarterback’s jersey and cleats from the game and dinner or a workout with him sold at a benefit auction Tuesday for $800,000.

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In Memoriam: Betsy Wyeth, author, widow of Andrew Wyeth, 98

Betsy James Wyeth in 1968. Image courtesy of the Wyeth Family Archives and the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art

CHADDS FORD, Pa. (AP) – Betsy James Wyeth, the widow, business manager and muse of painter Andrew Wyeth, died Tuesday, April 21, at age 98, according to the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, which she helped found.

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