Elizabeth McGovern: ‘I did feel like a fish out of water for a long time. I don’t anymore.’ Photograph: Aaron Richter/New York Times

The British period drama Downton Abbey launched in a nice teatime telly slot on ITV in 2010, looking decidedly out of place on a medium then defined b(...)

Valerie Harper laughs during an interview in New York in January 1987. File photograph: AP Photo/Ron Frehm

Valerie Harper Born: August 22nd, 1939 Died: August 30th, 2019 “My name is Rhoda Morgenstern. I was born in the Bronx, New York, in December 1941. I’(...)

Valerie Harper: made the role of Rhoda her own. Photograph:  Ron Frehm/AP

Valerie Harper, who parlayed a sidekick role as the leading lady’s unprepossessing best friend on The Mary Tyler Moore Show into a star turn of her ow(...)

Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis in Sex and the City: still influential 20 years later

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Steve Bochco: created Hill Street Blues, LA Law and  NYPD Blue. Photograph: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

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Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

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Mary Tyler Moore: December 29th, 1936-January 25th, 2017. Photograph: Vince Bucci/Getty Images
Obituary: Mary Tyler Moore
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  • January 28, 2017, 06:04

Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated TV shows in the 1960s and 1970s helped define a new vision of womanhood in th(...)

 Mary Tyler Moore tosses her hat skyward, recreating the end of the opening credits of the 1970s sitcom ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’, in Minnesota, the US. Photograph: Eric Miller/Reuters

The charming, funny Mary Tyler Moore, who has died in Connecticut at the age of 80, occupies a singular position in the history of US entertainment. (...)

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