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Maria von Trapp, 99, dies in Vermont

This July 25, 2008 file photo shows Maria von Trapp, daughter of Austrian Baron Georg von Trapp, smiling during a press conference at the Villa Trapp in Salzburg, Austria. The last surviving member of the famous Trapp Family Singers made famous in “The Sound of Music” died this week at her home in Vermont. She was 99. AP

Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, her brother said Saturday.

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Showbiz colleagues remember Roy Alvarez

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Roy Alvarez. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Colleagues in show business who have worked with the late Roy Alvarez remember him to be a “cool and calm” person, a “good friend”, with “animal sex appeal” and who was “passionate” about his craft.

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HK movie mogul Run Run Shaw has died at age 107

In this Tuesday, Sept, 28, 2010 photo, Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw poses for a photograph during the Run Run Shaw prize presentation ceremony in Hong Kong. Pioneering Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw has died at the age of 107. No cause of death was given in a statement from Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), which Shaw helped found in 1967. AP

Pioneering Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw, whose studio popularized the kung fu genre that influenced Quentin Tarantino and other Hollywood directors, died Tuesday. He was 107.

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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Peter O’Toole dead at 81

In this undated photo Actor Peter O'Toole is shown. O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died. He was 81. O'Toole's agent Steve Kenis said the actor died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.  AP FILE PHOTO

Stage and screen actor Peter O’Toole, known on the one hand for his starring role in “Lawrence of Arabia,” leading tribesmen in daring attacks across the desert wastes, and on the other for his headlong charges into drunken debauchery, died Saturday at age 81, following a long bout with illness.

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June Keithley-Castro wake, funeral set

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VOICE OF RADYO BANDIDO.  Catholic nuns gather in front of the casket of June Keithley-Castro (inset), who lost her battle against breast cancer at the age of 66. Keithley was one of the key players during the Edsa People Power Revolution as announcer of the rebel radio station Radyo Bandido that rallied Filipinos to support forces that broke away from former President Ferdinand Marcos. Her body lies at St. Ignatius Cathedral in Camp Aguinaldo.  JOAN BONDOC

The wake for veteran broadcaster June Keithley-Castro will be at the St. Ignatius Church in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, until Thursday.

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Bravo, Behn!

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CERVANTES was progressive, articulate, brilliant.

Colleagues paid their final respects to director-actor-activist Behn Cervantes, who passed away after a valiant battle with diabetes on Thursday morning.

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Eddie Romero, 88

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Eddie Romero. FILE PHOTO

National Artist for Film Eddie Romero passed away at 9 p.m. Tuesday, son and fellow director Joey Romero said. He was 88.

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‘Archetypal villainess’ Bella Flores; 84

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Veteran character actress Bella Flores. FILE PHOTO

The Country has just lost “the archetypal Filipino villainess,” actress Boots Anson-Roa said of the death of veteran character actress Bella Flores on Sunday.

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Two stars remember the late great Subas

Cherie Gil on what she’d miss the most about former “Champoy” co-star Subas Herrero, who died in the US on Friday (Manila time). “I only have wonderful memories. Never a day that he wouldn’t make me feel loved. No more words. I need to grieve now.” Lea Salonga on Herrero who played her dad in the musical “My Fair Lady”: “It was so much fun to watch him from the wings. A consummate professional.”

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Comedian Subas Herrero dies in New York

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Subas Herrero. FILE PHOTO

True to the lyrics of the theme from his popular 1980s “Champoy” television show, life was “bitter-sweet-and-sour” for actor Subas Herrero, who died in Rochester, New York, on Thursday (2 a.m. Friday in Manila).

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Mommy Elvie, 84

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In an earlier Inquirer interview, comedian Ariel Villasanta said of his mother, Elvie, who was then fighting breast cancer: “I wouldn’t know what to do if I lost my mom. Only thing I know for sure is that it would be very painful.”

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Comedienne Elvie Villasanta, 84

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Elvie Villasanta

Comedienne Elvie Villasanta, best known for her reality shows “Mommy Elvie’s Problematic Show” and “Mommy Elvie @ 18, passed away on Friday after a yearlong battle with breast cancer. She was 84.

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