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Friday | 7.29.2016

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Died July 28

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Eileen Brennan (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Eileen Brennan won over audiences as Doreen Lewis in "Private Benjamin." We remember Brennan's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died

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Born July 28

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Jackie Kennedy  (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was one of the most beloved first ladies in U.S. history as well as one of the most admired figures of the 20th century

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Born July 27

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Don Galloway  (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Actor Don Galloway co-starred on the TV crime drama "Ironside" for many years, becoming well-known for his role as Detective Sergeant Ed Brown

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Died July 27

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Bob Hope (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Actor and comedian Bob Hope starred in more than 70 films during his six-decade career and made numerous appearances on television and in theatrical productions

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Mark Takai (1967 - 2016)

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Mark Takai (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Mark Takai, a U.S. Congressman representing Hawaii's 1st District, died July 20, 2016, of pancreatic cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 49

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Died July 19

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James Garner  (Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

James Garner brought life to two great TV characters: Bret Maverick of "Maverick" and Jim Rockford of "The Rockford Files." The second role won him an Emmy for

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Born July 18

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Nelson Mandela (PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela was a hero to many as he fought for racial equality in South Africa. Born to Xhosa royalty, he became a lawyer and an activist

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Bonnie Brown (1938 - 2016)

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Bonnie Brown (AP Photo / Mark Humphrey)

Bonnie Brown, member of country music vocal group The Browns, died of complications from lung cancer on July 16, 2016, according to multiple news sources

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Died July 25

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Charlie Rich (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)

Charlie Rich, aka the Silver Fox, won two Grammy awards for his 1973 hit "The Most Beautiful Girl," and a string of chart-topping hits followed

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Munich Shooting Victims

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Munich Shooting Victims (AP Photo / Kerstin Joensson)

At least eight people have been killed and many more wounded by a gunman at a shopping center in Munich, Germany, July 22, 2016, according to multiple news sour

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Billy Name (1940 - 2016)

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Billy Name (Getty Images)

Billy Name, a photographer and filmmaker who archived pop artist Andy Warhol’s studio known as the Factory, died July 18, 2016, according to multiple news sourc

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Died July 18

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Rebecca Schaeffer (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Rebecca Shaeffer starred in "My Sister Sam" for two seasons and appeared in several films during her brief career, including "Scenes From the Class Struggle in

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Marni Nixon (1930 - 2016)

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Marni Nixon (Getty)

Marni Nixon, a singer who ghost sang for leading actresses in films including "The King and I" and "West Side Story," died July 24, 2016, according to multiple

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Born July 24

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Amelia Earhart (Photo by The Seattle Times/JR Partners via Getty Images)

Amelia Earhart became an icon for generations of restless spirits when, as a young woman, she declared that she would learn to fly

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Born July 23

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Philip Seymour Hoffman (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Philip Seymour Hoffman's role in "Capote" was a crowning performance in an outstanding career, one that included notable roles in "The Master," "Doubt

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Dennis Green (1949 - 2016)

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Dennis Green (Getty)

Dennis Green, the former head coach of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings, died July 22, 2016, of complications of cardiac arrest, according to m

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Died July 22

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Estelle Getty (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Estelle Getty was known best for playing a little old lady – Sophia Petrillo on "The Golden Girls" – before she was particularly old herself

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Born July 20

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Natalie Wood (Getty/Silver Screen Collection)

Natalie Wood achieved stardom as a child, a teen, and an adult, making graceful career transitions to achieve a feat that's difficult for any actor

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Born July 19

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George McGovern (PhotoQuest / Getty)

George McGovern left a complicated political legacy – an anti-hunger activist and champion for peace, he's more likely to be remembered for his miserably failed

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Died July 17

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Billie Holiday (William Gottlieb / Getty)

Billie Holiday changed the world's expectations for popular music, bringing intense emotion and a unique style to the art form