Celebrity Deaths in Movies

  • Paul Almond, 83 (1931 - 2015)

    Paul Almond

    By LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Almond, a Canadian-born filmmaker whose landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" inspired an extended look at British children's unfolding lives, has died. Almond was 83. Almond died of complications from heart disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on April 9, his longtime friend David Stansfield said Thursday. "He wanted all...

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  • Geoffrey Lewis, 79 (1935 - 2015)

    Geoffrey Lewis

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Geoffrey Lewis, a prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, died Tuesday at the age of 79.Carleen Donovan, a publicist for his daughter, actress Juliette Lewis, confirmed the news Wednesday.The veteran character actor's credits alongside Eastwood include "High Plains Drifter," ''Thunderbolt and Lightfoot," ''Every Which Way But...

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  • Tom Towles (2015)

    Tom Towles

    By DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press Tom Towles, the mustached character actor who popped up in several of Rob Zombie's horror movies, has died. He was 71. Towles' spokeswoman Tammy Dupal said in a statement Monday that the actor who appeared in "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects" died April 2 in Pinellas, Florida, from complications following a stroke. "He was such a...

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  • Manoel de Oliveira, 106 (1908 - 2015)

    Manoel de Oliveira

    By BARRY HATTON, The Associated PressLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Manoel de Oliveira, a celebrated Portuguese movie director believed to be the world's oldest filmmaker, has died, authorities said. He was 106.The city council of Porto, where Oliveira was born and lived, announced his death Thursday on its website. It did not provide further details.Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said...

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  • Miroslav Ondricek (2015)

    Miroslav Ondricek

    The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died. He was 80.Czech public television announced Ondricek's death Sunday, citing his son David, also a filmmaker. No cause was given.Ondricek was behind the camera in some 40 movies but was best known abroad for his cooperation with his friend, director...

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