Celebrity Deaths in Movies

  • Theodore Bikel, 91 (1924 - 2015)

    Theodore Bikel

    Oscar- and Tony-nominated character actor and folk singer Theodore Bikel, died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, according to Variety. He was 91. He originated the role of Captain von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" on Broadway and starred in "Fiddler on the Roof" onstage in thousands of performances, Bikel first appeared in the movies in John Huston's 1951 classic "The African Queen" and Huston's ...

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  • Omar Sharif, 83 (1932 - 2015)

    Omar Sharif

    Omar Sharif, star of movies including "Doctor Zhivago" and "Lawrence of Arabia, died July 10 of a heart attack, according to the Associated Press. He was 83. By SARAH EL DEEB and LEE KEATH, The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — In "Lawrence of Arabia," Omar Sharif first emerges as speck in distance in the shimmering desert sand. He draws closer, a black-robed figure on a trotting camel, until...

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  • Jerry Weintraub, 77 (2015)

    Jerry Weintraub

    Longtime Hollywood mogul known for his bootstraps career arc and far-reaching influence in both the music and film industries, Jerry Weintraub has died. He was 77. By JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah. The Brooklyn-born son of a Bronx jeweler,...

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  • Amanda Peterson, 43 (1971 - 2015)

    Amanda Peterson

    Star of 80s hit "Can't Buy Me Love, Amanda Peterson has died. The Associated PressGREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," has died. She was 43.Sgt. Mike Moran with the Greeley, Colorado, police department says Peterson was found dead at an apartment complex Sunday. She was alone, and an investigation into her death is...

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  • Diana Douglas, 92 (1923 - 2015)

    Diana Douglas

    An actress and model and the mother of Michael Douglas, Diana Douglas succumbed to cancer on Saturday. She leaves behind a six-decade career with such hits as "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles." The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92.Douglas died of cancer at a motion picture...

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