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Celebrity Deaths in Movies

  • Miroslav Ondricek (2015)

    Miroslav Ondricek

    The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died. He was 80.Czech public television announced Ondricek's death Sunday, citing his son David, also a filmmaker. No cause was given.Ondricek was behind the camera in some 40 movies but was best known abroad for his cooperation with his friend, director...

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  • Sally Forrest, 86 (1928 - 2015)

    Sally Forrest

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the City Sleeps," died on March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 86 and had long battled cancer.Her publicist, Judith Goffin, announced the news Thursday.A San Diego native, Forrest became a...

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  • Richard Glatzer (2015)

    Richard Glatzer

    By LINDSEY BAHR, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Glatzer, who co-wrote and directed the Alzheimer's drama "Still Alice" alongside his husband, Wash Westmoreland, while battling ALS, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 63. Diagnosed in 2011 with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, the pair took on the project of "Still Alice" in a very early stage of Glatzer's disease....

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  • Albert Maysles, 88 (1926 - 2015)

    Albert Maysles

    By JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Maysles, the revolutionary documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer nonfiction movies by turning a keenly observant eye on both the famous and the ordinary in films like "Gimme Shelter" and "Grey Gardens," has died. He was 88. In a statement, Maysles' family said the director passed away after a brief battle with cancer at his New...

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  • Bruce Sinofsky, 58 (1956 - 2015)

    Bruce Sinofsky

    The Associated PressMONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky has died at age 58.His longtime collaborator Joe Berlinger announced the death on Twitter on the eve of the Oscars. He says Sinofsky died Saturday of complications from diabetes.Sinofsky and Berlinger drew praise and attention for their "Paradise Lost" trilogy, a series of...

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