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Family Ties Creator Gary David Goldberg Dies at 68

Gary David Goldberg, Family Ties Creator, Dies at 68

Originally posted 06/24/2013 04:45PM

Gary David Goldberg, who created the 1980s sitcom hit Family Ties and expanded into feature films, has died.

Goldberg died of brain cancer in Montecito, Calif., on Saturday, days before his 69th birthday, The New York Times reported.

Goldberg's TV successes also included the ABC comedy Spin City, which in 1996 reunited him with Family Ties breakout star Michael J. Fox as the deputy mayor of New York City.

"With a full heart I say goodbye to my mentor, benefactor, partner, second father and beloved friend," Fox said in a statement on Monday. "He touched so many with his enormous talent and generous spirit. He changed my life profoundly."

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Diane Lane | Diane Lane

Diane Lane

Originally posted 07/27/2005 04:00PM

In Must Love Dogs, Diane Lane dips her toe in the online dating scene and finds John Cusack, but in real life it took just an email from actor Josh Brolin to set their romance in motion. "The first e-mail that he sent me, I said, 'Oh, you're a writer.' And I was right, because that's his passion," says Lane, 40. The two married last year, creating a happily blended family, including her daughter, Eleanor, 11, with ex-husband Christopher Lambert, and his two kids with ex-wife Alice Adair, Trevor, 17, and Eden, 12. Lane, an Oscar-nominated actress (for 2002's dark, sex-driven drama Unfaithful), recently talked about her own dating past and finding wedded bliss.

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