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Celebrity Deaths in Movies

  • Frank Yablans, 79 (1935 - 2014)

    Frank Yablans

    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...

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  • Mike Nichols, 83 (1931 - 2014)

    Mike Nichols

    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...

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  • Charles Champlin , 88 (1926 - 2014)

    Charles  Champlin

    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...

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  • Ken Takakura, 83 (1931 - 2014)

    Ken Takakura

    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...

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  • 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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