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Frank Yablans, 79 (1935 - 2014)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died. Yablans died of natural causes Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles, his son Eddy Yablans told The Associated Press on Thursday. He was 79. Yablans was president at Paramount when the studio reeled out...
Mike Nichols, 83 (1931 - 2014)
JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence. Nichols won nine Tonys, an Oscar, several Emmys and a Grammy. He made up the lanky...
Charles Champlin , 88 (1926 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime Los Angeles Times film critic Charles Champlin has died.The newspaper said Monday that Champlin died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday. He was 88.His son, Charles Champlin Jr., told the Times (http://lat.ms/1u2OO0H ) the cause was complications from Alzheimer's disease.Champlin was principal film critic at the Times from 1967 until 1980, when he...
Ken Takakura, 83 (1931 - 2014)
MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Ken Takakura, a craggy-faced, quiet star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films, has died of lymphoma. He was 83.Perhaps best known abroad for his police inspector role in Ridley Scott's "Black Rain" in 1989, Takakura died Nov. 10 at a Tokyo hospital where he was treated for the illness, according to his office and...
Pavel Landovsky, 78 (1936 - 2014)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Pavel Landovsky, a Czech actor, anti-communist dissident and a friend of late president and playwright Vaclav Havel, has died.Landovsky, 78, died Friday of a heart attack, his family announced to the national CTK news agency on Saturday.Landovsky appeared in numerous movies, including "Closely Watched Trains," the Academy Award winner for the best foreign...
Geoffrey Holder, 84 (1930 - 2014)
MARK KENNEDY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning director, actor, painter, dancer and choreographer who during an eclectic show business career led the...
Polly Bergen, 84 (1930 - 2014)
NEW YORK (AP) — In an obituary Sept. 20, The Associated Press reported that actress Polly Bergen's survivors included daughter Pamela Fields. The story should have made clear that the daughter goes...
George Sluizer, 82 (1932 - 2014)
The Associated PressAMSTERDAM (AP) — George Sluizer, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," has died at age 82.Organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and...
Richard Kiel, 74 (1939 - 2014)
SCOTT SMITH, The Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74. ...
Yoshiko Yamaguchi, 94 (1920 - 2014)
MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.Known as Shirley...
Richard Attenborough, 90 (1923 - 2014)
By GREGORY KATZ and JAKE COYLE Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded "Gandhi" and an unflagging pillar to British...
Lauren Bacall, 89 (1924 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall had one of those incredible lives. The wife and co-star of Humphrey Bogart. A Tony Award-winning actress. A National Book...
Menahem Golan, 85 (1929 - 2014)
ARON HELLER, The Associated PressTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Menahem Golan, a veteran Israeli filmmaker who built an empire on the back of brawny men beating others senseless across a host of 1980s...
Marilyn Burns (2014)
The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Actress Marilyn Burns, perhaps best known as the heroine in the 1974 horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," has died at her Houston-area home. She was 65...
Dick Smith, 92 (1922 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning "Godfather of Makeup" who amused, fascinated and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable transformations for...
Robert Drew, 90 (1924 - 2014)
The Associated Press SHARON, Conn. (AP) — Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and...
James Shigeta, 81 (1933 - 2014)
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Skye McCole Bartusiak, 21 (1992 - 2014)
The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She...
Dave Legeno, 50 (1963 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say "Harry Potter" actor Dave Legeno has died from heatstroke in California's Death Valley. He was 50.Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback...
Zohra Sehgal, 102 (1912 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Actress and dancer Zohra Sehgal, who charmed viewers with her impish grin and twinkling eyes, has died of heart failure in New Delhi at age 102.Sehgal had been...
Paul Mazursky (2014)
DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"...
Eli Wallach, 98 (1915 - 2014)
JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As a masterful character actor and early product of postwar, Method-style theater, Eli Wallach wore countless faces, disappearing into them all....
Barry Moss (2014)
MARK KENNEDY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Broadway and television casting director Barry Moss, who helped cast nearly 90 Broadway and touring productions, including the 1980 revival of ...
Ruby Dee, 91 (1922 - 2014)
MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — For Ruby Dee, acting and activism weren't contradictory things. They were inseparable, and they were intertwined. The African-American...
Carlton Sherwood, 77 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Vietnam War veteran and former journalist who produced a film attacking Democrat John Kerry during his failed 2004 presidential campaign has died....
Martha Hyer, 89 (1924 - 2014)
RUSSELL CONTRERAS, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Martha Hyer, an Oscar-nominated actress who starred alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, and later...
Karlheinz Boehm, 86 (1928 - 2014)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Karlheinz Boehm, an Austrian actor and human rights activist who founded an aid group dedicated to helping people in Ethiopia, has died. He was 86.Boehm's group,...
Joan Lorring, 88 (1926 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The Oscar-nominated actress Joan Lorring has died more than six decades after appearing opposite Bette Davis in the film "The Corn is Green." She was 88.She died...
Michael Gottlieb (2014)
American film director and screenwriter best known for Mannequin (1987) starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter Gottlieb died Friday May 23rd in a...
Gordon Willis, 82 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated Press FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Gordon Willis, one of Hollywood's most celebrated and influential cinematographers, nicknamed "The Prince of Darkness" for his subtle but indelible...