Celebrity Deaths in Movies

  • Pavel Landovsky, 78 (1936 - 2014)

    Pavel Landovsky

    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...

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  • Geoffrey Holder, 84 (1930 - 2014)

    Geoffrey  Holder

    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 groundbreaking show "The Wiz" to Broadway, pitched 7-Up on TV and played a scary villain in a James Bond film, has died. He was 84.Holder died Sunday of complications of pneumonia at Mount Sinai St. Luke's...

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  • George Sluizer, 82 (1932 - 2014)

    George Sluizer

    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 the Berlin International Film Festival said Sluizer died Saturday "after a long illness," but did not specify the cause of death. Sluizer suffered from arterial disease and narrowly survived a tear in...

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  • Polly Bergen, 84 (1930 - 2014)

    Polly Bergen

    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 by P.K. instead of Pamela. Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My...

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  • Richard Kiel, 74 (1939 - 2014)

    Richard Kiel

    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. Kelley Sanchez, director of communications at Saint Agnes Medical Center, confirmed Wednesday that Kiel was a patient at the hospital and died. Kiel's agent, Steven Stevens, also confirmed his...

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