Bill DeCinces Bill DeCinces, who spent more than a half-century at Universal Studios, going from a ditch digger to head of the art department to running operations at the company’s famed backlot, died Feb. 10 in Tarzana, Calif., from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 84.
Phyllis Diller, the groundbreaking comic who joked about being a horrible housewife, is dead at 95. The actress started stand-up comedy at age 37 and mined her personal experience as wife and mother for material. She was quick to use herself as a punch line: "I put on a peekaboo blouse. He took a peek and booed."