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Celebrity Deaths in Movies

  • 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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  • Yoshiko Yamaguchi, 94 (1920 - 2014)

    Yoshiko Yamaguchi

    MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the U.S. and one of biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War II, Yamaguchi died of heart failure Sept. 7, according to Japan's public television NHK.Born to Japanese parents...

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  • Richard Attenborough, 90 (1923 - 2014)

    Richard Attenborough

    By GREGORY KATZ and JAKE COYLE Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded "Gandhi" and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie. Baby-faced as a young actor and whitely bearded in his older age, Attenborough — warmly known as "Dickie Darling" —...

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