Celebrity Deaths in Movies

  • 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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  • Rick Ducommun, 62 (2015)

    Rick Ducommun

    By CHARMAINE NORONHA, The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for his role in the 1989 film "The 'Burbs," has died at age 62, his family said Thursday.Peter Ducommun said his brother died on June 12 at a Vancouver, British Columbia, hospital after suffering from complications due to diabetes.Following "The 'Burbs," which became a cult classic, Ducommun was...

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  • Monica Lewis, 93 (1922 - 2015)

    Monica Lewis

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress, singer and voice of the Chiquita Banana cartoon character Monica Lewis has died.Her former manager, Alan Eichler, says Lewis died Friday of natural causes at her home in the Los Angeles area. She was 93.Lewis started her career as a vocalist with Benny Goodman's orchestra and went onto record several jazz hits in the 1940s. In 1950, she hit...

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  • Ron Moody, 91 (1924 - 2015)

    Ron Moody

    The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British actor Ron Moody, best known for playing Fagin in the 1968 film "Oliver!" has died aged 91.His agent said Moody, who received an Oscar nomination for best actor for his performance in the Charles Dickens adaptation, died in the hospital Thursday.The actor was born Ronald Moodnick in London, the son of Jewish immigrants. He studied at the London School of...

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  • Robert Chartoff, 81 (1933 - 2015)

    Robert Chartoff

    The Associated PressSANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Robert Chartoff, the Oscar-winning movie producer behind the boxing classics "Rocky" and "Raging Bull," died Wednesday, associates said. He was 81.Chartoff died at his home in Santa Monica, California, Lynn Hendee, the president of his company, Chartoff Productions. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.Born in Depression-era New York City,...

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