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Dick Smith, legendary makeup artist for Exorcist, Scanners and more, dies at 92

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Dick Smith, the "Godfather of Makeup" who crafted creatures of your dreams and nightmares and influenced generations of effects artists, has passed away. He was 92.

Thunderbirds and Space: 1999 creator Gerry Anderson dies at 83

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Gerry Anderson, creator of the beloved 1960s Thunderbirds series, has died at the age of 83. Anderson pioneered the use of marionettes in film, dubbed "supermarionation," and created the cult fave Thunderbirds series in the mid-'60s with his wife Sylvia.

Neil Armstrong, 1st person to walk on the moon, dies at 82

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Neil Armstrong, the man whose name became synonymous with the word "astronaut" when he was crowned a national hero as the first human to ever set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, died Saturday in the Cincinnati area. He was 82.

Harry Harrison, writer whose book became Soylent Green, dies at 87

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Harry Maxwell Harrison, the science fiction author best known as the author of the 1966 novel Make Room! Make Room! that was made into the 1973 film Soylent Green, passed away at age 87. Harrison also wrote many other well known science fiction novels in more than five decades as an SF author, most notably in series such as The Stainless Steel Rat, Deathworld, and Bill, the Galactic Hero.

Legendary comics artist, Sgt. Rock co-creator Joe Kubert dies at 85

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Joe Kubert, legendary comic book artist, co-creator of Sgt. Rock and creator of Tor, founder of the Kubert School for comics artists, father to fellow comics greats Andy and Adam Kubert and force in his industry for seven decades, died Sunday. He was 85.

Oscar-winning FX legend Carlo Rambaldi, creator of E.T., dies at 86

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Carlo Rambaldi, the special effects genius who won three Oscars for his work on the 1976 version of King Kong, Ridley Scott's Alien and Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, passed away Friday at his home in Italy. He was 86.

Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies at 61

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Sally Ride, the woman who became an inspiration to millions when she blasted off as America's first female astronaut in 1983, passed away Monday in California after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

Actor you'll never forget who accidentally got hired for Blade Runner dies

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An actor who had a short but unforgettable role in Blade Runner passed away this week, 30 years after getting a part that he was never supposed to play in the first place.

Richard Zanuck, producer who gave Spielberg his big break, dies at 77

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Richard D. Zanuck, the legendary producer who fought to make Steven Spielberg the director of Jaws and shepherded Tim Burton through one of the most profitable phases of his career, passed away Friday after suffering a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. He was 77.

Remember Doctor Who companion Caroline John with 5 great moments

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Caroline John's time on Doctor Who may have been short, but it was definitely memorable. Playing the Doctor's companion Liz Shaw in just four serial episodes—with a few cameos sprinkled in after that—the character was a fan favorite, despite her brief tenure.

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