Eleanor Mondale, media personality was 51

eleanor-mondale.jpgMondale died today at home in Minnesota of the ravages of brain cancer. The daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale, she came to Hollywood after college at St. Lawrence and worked at E! Entertainment, including as host of "Wild On," and got small parts in a few TV shows and films. She played a visible role in her father's unsuccessful run for president in 1984 and in 1988 narrated a documentary on his life and career. More recently she was a radio talk host at WCCO-AM in Minneapolis, but had been off the air since 2009 due to her illness.

Kara Kennedy: The oldest daughter of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy died today at a Washington area health club. She too had been fighting cancer.

france-bay-imdb.jpgFrances Bay: The veteran character actress died Thursday at Tarzana Medical Center. She was 92. She began acting in her 50s, played the Fonz's grandmother on "Happy Days" and the victim of a marble rye theft on "Seinfeld," and appeared in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet," "Twin Peaks" and "Wild at Heart." She was also in "Happy Glmore" and other films and also was well known on the local stage. LAT, IMDb

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