Rock singers David Bowie and Annie Lennox perform a duet at Wembley Stadium in London, April 20, 1992, during a concert in memory of Freddie Mercury, who died last year of AIDS. At least 72,000 fans attended the concert. (AP Photo/Gillian Allen)
Rock star David Bowie is seen during rehearsals for the Broadway play "The Elephant Man," Sept. 17, 1980, in which he plays the title role. This will be his acting debut. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
Singer/songwriter David Bowie performs during his Sound+Vision tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, May 26, 1990. Bowie's tour highlights his entire career and incorporates a large video screen that spotlights different phases of the performer's past. (AP Photo/Sam Jones)
The 20 best things about "Star Wars," culture-wide.
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Sam Simon, a co-creator of "The Simpsons" who made a midlife career shift into philanthropy and channeled much of his personal fortune into social causes including animal welfare, died March 8, 2015, after a long bout with cancer. He was 59.
Former Negro Leaguer and Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso stands during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers, in Chicago, in 2013. Minoso, died March 1, 2015. There is some question about his age, but the White Sox say he was 92.
Former New York Knicks player Anthony Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, died Feb. 28, 2015.
Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the “Discworld” series, died March 12, 2015, at age 66.
Windell Middlebrooks, who played a no-nonsense beer delivery man in TV commercials, died March 9, 2015.
"The Eagle Has Landed" scene. British actor Michael Caine is shown in the film "The Eagle Has Landed," with co-star Kurt Steiner, June 15, 1967. (AP Photo)
Actress Robin Wright attends a screening of "The Congress" during the 57th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for BFI)
Talk show host David Letterman, left, gestures while talking with Johnny Carson during a taping of the "Tonight Show" at the NBC studio in Burbank, Calif., Aug 30, 1991. Letterman's presence on the "Tonight Show" was his first appearance since Carson announced his retirement next year. Lette…
Actor Mickey Rooney kisses his new bride actress Ava Gardner after their marriage in a Presbyterian church in rural Ballard, Calif., Jan. 10, 1942. (AP Photo)
Actor Mickey Rooney, second from right, is shown with his bride Ava Gardner, second from left, and her sister and maid of honor Beatrice Gardner, far left, and Rooney's best man Leslie Petersen, far right, on their weddding day, Jan. 11, 1942, in a Presbyterian Church in rural Ballard, Calif…
Volunteer and spokesperson for the American Lung Association, comedian Sid Caesar, illustrates the evils of smoking at an American Lung Association and Quality Inns International press conference in New York, Aug. 30, 1984. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
Young actor Neil Patrick Harris of the television series "Doogie Howser, M.D." is shown, Aug. 10, 1989, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Actress Jodie Foster holds her theater program as she leaves the Sunday night performance of "Dreamgirls" in New York, Oct. 19, 1982. Foster, the object of John Hinckley's attention, drew the attention of photographers as she exited. (AP Photo/Frankie Ziths)
Shirley Temple and her new husband Charles Black, Dec. 20, 1950, hold hands as they permit photos to be taken for the first time since their marriage in Monterey, Calif. Temple also announced that she was retiring from films. (AP Photo)
Bill Robinson as the butler is caught in the act of teaching Shirley Temple his world famous stair dance in a scene from "The Little Colonel," 1935. (AP Photo)