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Celebrity Deaths in Movies

  • 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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  • 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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