February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Focus

Irish character actor David Kelly dies at 82

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish character actor David Kelly, who played Grandpa Joe in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and motorcycled naked in “ Waking Ned Devine,” has died. He was 82. More...

N.J. gov strongly defends lowering flags for Houston

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has strongly defended his decision to have flags flown at half-staff Saturday for singer Whitney Houston. More...

Charles Anthony, Met record-holder, dies at 82

NEW YORK Character singer Charles Anthony, who set the record for most appearances at the Metropolitan Opera — 2,928 — during a career that spanned from 1954 to 2010, died Wednesday. He was 82. More...