The newly-released documentary on Mister Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” shows the TV personality’s tough side. The ordained Presbyterian minister and puppeteer set out to create a different kind of show for kids, taking on tough concepts like bullying, fear, divorce and death.
Actor Adam West played the crime-fighting superhero Batman in the 1966 television series. The phenomenal popularity of the series made West a household name. West died on June 9, 2017, after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," according to a statement from his family. He was 88.
Joe Jackson, father of Michael and the rest of the Jackson family, died at 89 of cancer. At one time preparing for a professional athletic career, Jackson also started his own unsuccessful band, ultimately becoming the steel-fisted manager for the musically-inclined of his 10 kids.