Agathe von Trapp, a member of Austria's iconic singing von Trapp family, died on December 28, 2010 at the age of 97. The "Sound of Music" character Liesl, played by Charmian Carr in the film, was based on her. Pictured above, The Von Trapp sisters Maria (left) and Rosmarie (right) help celebrate Agathe's (Center) 85th birthday, March 12th with a surprise birthday cake at opening night festivities in the Martin Beck theatre for the Broadway revival of "Sound of Music". (UPI/Ezio Petersen)
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U.S. filmmaker Blake Edwards (left), the acclaimed director of the Pink Panther film series, died on December 15, 2010 at the age of 88. Variety.com first reported his death, noting actress Julie Andrews (right), his wife of 41 years, and four children were at his side. "There is a great deal of hypocrisy about public reaction to sex comedies," Edwards said in an interview in 1988. "They will laugh in theaters and later profess to have been shocked or disgusted." (UPI Photo/Glenn Waggner/Files)
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Celebrated jazz saxophonist and flutist James Moody died of pancreatic cancer at a hospice in San Diego, on December 9, 2010, at the age of 85. Moody started his career with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie shortly after World War I and continued performing well into the 21st century. He was known for his distinctive sounds and was equally fluent on both tenor and alto saxophone, a relatively rare accomplishment in Jazz. (UPI Photo/ Jim Ruymen)
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Elizabeth Edwards, seen at a Senate committee hearing on cancer in May, 2008, died from breast cancer at her North Carolina home at 61 on December 7, 2010. The former wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, Elizabeth earned renown for her battles with breast cancer and for various humanitarian causes. UPI/Patrick D. McDermott/FILE
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Leslie Nielsen, who began his career as a straight-faced dramatic actor and ended up being a standby of film parodies from "Airplane!" to "Naked Gun" died at the age of 84 as a result of complications from pneumonia.
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Originally from Van Meter, Iowa, Feller spent 18 seasons with the Indians after signing with the team at the age of 17. Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 with 266 wins, 44 shutouts and three no hitters, Feller had a lifetime earned run average of 3.25. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Prolific Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis has died at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home, his family said. He was 91. Among the more than 500 film credits De Laurentiis amassed during his 70-year career are "La Strada," "Battle of the Bulge," "Barbarella," "Serpico," "Death Wish," "War and Peace," "Blue Velvet," "Dune" and several "Halloween," "Amityville Horror" and "Silence of the Lambs" sequels. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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