Celebrity Deaths in Movies

  • Dean Jones, 84 (1931 - 2015)

    Dean Jones

    Dean Jones, the actor who starred in such classic Disney films as "That Darn Cat!," "The Love Bug" and "The Shaggy D.A.," has died. He was 84. Publicist Richard Hoffman announced Jones' passing on Wednesday. Jones' long association with Walt Disney Company began after he received an unexpected call from Walt Disney himself, who praised his work on the TV show "Ensign O'Toole," noting it had...

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  • Wes Craven, 76 (2015)

    Wes Craven

    Wes Craven, the iconic film director whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies redefined the horror genre, has died after battling brain cancer By DAISY NGUYEN and JAKE COYLE, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" that made his name...

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  • Edena Hines, 33 (2015)

    Edena Hines

    Edena Hines, an actress and the step-granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman, died Sunday, Aug. 16, after being stabbed. She was 33.

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  • Theodore Bikel, 91 (1924 - 2015)

    Theodore Bikel

    Oscar- and Tony-nominated character actor and folk singer Theodore Bikel, died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, according to Variety. He was 91. He originated the role of Captain von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" on Broadway and starred in "Fiddler on the Roof" onstage in thousands of performances, Bikel first appeared in the movies in John Huston's 1951 classic "The African Queen" and Huston's ...

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  • Omar Sharif, 83 (1932 - 2015)

    Omar Sharif

    Omar Sharif, star of movies including "Doctor Zhivago" and "Lawrence of Arabia, died July 10 of a heart attack, according to the Associated Press. He was 83. By SARAH EL DEEB and LEE KEATH, The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — In "Lawrence of Arabia," Omar Sharif first emerges as speck in distance in the shimmering desert sand. He draws closer, a black-robed figure on a trotting camel, until...

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