06:19 PM EDT 04/13/2013
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Originally posted 02/21/2013 08:25AM
TV, film and stage actor Lou Myers, best known for playing Mr. Gaines on the sitcom A Different World in the '80s and early '90s, has died at 77.
Myers passed away at the Charleston Area Medical Center in his native state of West Virginia after battling pneumonia for several months, TMZ.com reported.
Myers was born in Chesapeake, W.V., the son of a Cabin Creek coal miner, according to the Charleston Gazette. After attending West Virginia State University, he got his first acting break as an understudy in the Broadway play The First Breeze of Summer.
Originally posted 03/21/2012 12:10PM
Niecy Nash is doing a family show.
After tying the knot with Jay Tucker – on TV – the actress and former Dancing with the Stars contestant is settling into marriage with their family – on TV.
Leave It to Niecy, which premieres March 25 (10 p.m. ET) on TLC, will chronicle Nash's attempt to get their three children – Niecy's son Dominic, Jay's son Romallis and Niecy's daughters Donielle and Dia – to bond as a family.
Originally posted 06/01/2011 12:00PM
Clarice Taylor, who played Bill Cosby's mother on The Cosby Show, died on Monday at age 93, her rep tells PEOPLE.
She succumbed to heart failure and was surrounded by family when she passed.
Taylor earned an Emmy nomination in 1986 for her recurring role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable's mother, Anna Huxtable, on the long-running sitcom.
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