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Bruce Sinofsky, 58 (1956 - 2015)
The Associated PressMONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky has died at age 58.His longtime collaborator Joe Berlinger announced the death on Twitter on the eve of the Oscars. He says Sinofsky died Saturday of complications from diabetes.Sinofsky and Berlinger drew praise and attention for their "Paradise Lost" trilogy, a series of...
June Fairchild, 68 (1946 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — June Fairchild, who appeared in more than a dozen movies including Cheech and Chong's drug movie "Up in Smoke" before real addictions left her homeless on Skid Row in Los Angeles, has died. She was 68.Her friend, Dawna Sodders, told the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1EaHolI ) that Fairchild died of liver cancer Tuesday at a convalescent home.Fairfield's...
Louis Jourdan, 93 (1921 - 2015)
By DAISY NGUYEN, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Louis Jourdan, the dashingly handsome Frenchman who starred in "Gigi," ''Can-Can," ''Three Coins in the Fountain" and other American movies, has died. He was 93.Jourdan's biographer, Olivier Minne, said the actor died Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills, likely of natural causes."He was the last French actor from the Hollywoood golden...
Richard Bonehill (2015)
Richard Bonehill, a swordsman and actor known for various roles in the "Star Wars" films, has died at the age of 67. More details will be posted as they come available.
Stewart Stern, 92 (1922 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Screenwriter and two-time Academy Award nominee Stewart Stern, who's best known for writing the screenplay for Nicholas Ray's "Rebel Without a Cause," has died. He was 92.The Writers Guild of America West says Stern died Monday at a Seattle, Washington, hospital after a battle with cancer.Stern was a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He also...
Faten Hamana, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By BRIAN ROHAN, The Associated PressCAIRO (AP) — Thousands of mourners gathered at a mosque outside Cairo on Sunday for the funeral of actress Faten Hamama, a pillar of Middle Eastern cinema who...
Alan Hirschfield Alan Hirschfield (2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Alan Hirschfield, a former entertainment executive who helped make the 1970s movies "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Taxi Driver," has died. He was...
Darren Shahlavi , 42 (1972 - 2015)
Darren Shahlavi, an actor known for roles on television programs such as Arrow and Mortal Kombat: Legacy, was found dead on January 14 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 42. More information will be...
Anita Ekberg, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By COLLEEN BARRY and MALIN RISING, The Associated PressMILAN (AP) — Anita Ekberg, the Swedish-born actress and sex-symbol of the 1950s and '60s who was immortalized bathing in the Trevi fountain in...
Francesco Rosi (2015)
By COLLEEN BARRY, The Associated PressMILAN (AP) — Italian director and screenwriter Francesco Rosi, whose films took on corruption in postwar Italy, winning top honors at the Venice and Cannes...
Taylor Negron, 57 (1957 - 2015)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High actor and comedian Taylor Negron dies at 57. More information to follow.
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., 88 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Samuel Goldwyn Jr., a champion of the independent film movement and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, has died. He was 88.Goldwyn died...
Rod Taylor, 84 (1930 - 2015)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rod Taylor, the suave Australian actor whose brawny good looks made him a leading man for films ranging from Westerns to romantic comedies, has died. He...
Khan Bonfils (2015)
The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Actor Kan Bonfils, who appeared in James Bond movie "Skyfall" and as a Jedi master in the "Star Wars" franchise, has died during a theater rehearsal. The...
Luise Rainer, 104 (1910 - 2014)
By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Luise Rainer, a star of cinema's golden era who won back-to-back Oscars but then walked away from a glittering Hollywood career, has died. She was...
Christine Cavanaugh, 51 (1963 - 2014)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christine Cavanaugh, a prolific voice actress whose characters included the titular character of "Babe," has died. She was 51. Cavanaugh's sister...
Billie Whitelaw, 82 (1932 - 2014)
By GREGORY KATZ, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British actress Billie Whitelaw, who collaborated closely with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and appeared on stage and screen for decades,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...