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Stars celebrate life of actor-comedian John Witherspoon

HOLLYWOOD — Black Hollywood gathered to say goodbye to actor-comedian John Witherspoon Nov. 5 at the Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills Memorial Park. The private service for friends and family was a celebration of life ceremony, where invited guests dressed in bright, vibrant colors. The flyer for the service invited guests to “come Read More…

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Comic actor John Witherspoon mourned by many

LOS ANGELES — Messages of love and admiration poured in for actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who died at his home in Sherman Oaks Oct. 29 at the age of 77. Witherspoon’s family announced his death on Twitter with a tweet read, “It is with deep sadness we have to tweet this, but our husband & father Read More…

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L.A. joins tributes to TV pioneer Diahann Carroll

LOS ANGELES — Accolades continue to pour in for actress and singer Diahann Carroll who died Oct. 4 at the age of 84 from complications with breast cancer. Carroll was an award-winning actress, breast cancer survivor and activist who starred on stage, film and television. Her battle with cancer began in 1998 when she had Read More…