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Mickey Rooney, 93 (1920 - 2014)
ANTHONY McCARTNEY, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He epitomized the "show" part of show business,...
Patrice Wymore Flynn, 87 (1926 - 2014)
DAVID McFADDEN, The Associated Press KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Patrice Wymore Flynn, a Hollywood actress and cattle rancher who was the widow of swashbuckling screen legend Errol Flynn, has died at her seaside home in northeastern Jamaica. She was 87. On Monday, family spokesman Robb Callahan said Wymore Flynn died Saturday at her roughly 2,000-acre (800-hectare) ranch in Jamaica's lush...
Abby Singer, 96 (1917 - 2014)
JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press Abby Singer, a famed production manager whose name became synonymous for the next-to-last shot of the day, died Thursday. He was 96. The Harlem-born Abner E. Singer was a longtime production manager and assistant director who worked primarily in television from the 1950s through the '90s. He became famous for his efficient habit of preparing a crew of an...
Vera Chytilova, 85 (1929 - 2014)
KAREL JANICEK, The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Czech film director Vera Chytilova, one of the leading filmmakers of the new wave of Czechoslovak cinema in the 1960s, has died. She was 85.Czech public radio and television, citing relatives, say Chytilova died Wednesday in Prague after battling an unspecified illness for several years.Chytilova's highly acclaimed farcical comedy "Daisies" from...
Hal Douglas, 89 (1924 - 2014)
The Associated Press LOVETTSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Legendary voice-over artist Hal Douglas, whose sonorous delivery starred in trailers for thousands of movies and documentaries, has died, his family said Thursday. Douglas, who was 89, died March 7 at his home in northern Virginia with his wife Ruth and daughter Sarah at his side, the family said in a written statement. He was diagnosed with...
Alain Resnais, 91 (1922 - 2014)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Alain Resnais, the French filmmaker whose cryptic "Last Year at Marienbad" extended its influence across generations, has died at 91.Resnais was editing drafts of...
Harold Ramis, 69 (1944 - 2014)
TAMMY WEBBER, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Harold Ramis, the bespectacled "Ghostbusters" sidekick to Bill Murray whose early grounding in live comedy led to blockbuster movies such as ...
Shirley Temple, 85 (1928 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press Shirley Temple, who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers and remains the ultimate child star decades later,...
Gabriel Axel (2014)
JAN M. OLSEN, The Associated PressCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Gabriel Axel, the first Dane to win an Oscar for best foreign film with "Babette's Feast" which he directed, has died at the age of 95...
Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46 (1967 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world's greatest actors. There were no dissenters about the gifts and...
Maximilian Schell, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in ...
Miklos Jancso, 92 (1921 - 2014)
The Associated PressBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian filmmaker Miklos Jancso, winner of the best director award at the 1972 Cannes film festival, has died. He was 92.Jancso's death on Friday...
Suchitra Sen, 82 (1931 - 2014)
MANIK BANERJEE, The Associated PressKOLKATA, India (AP) — Suchitra Sen, a legendary Indian actress known for her memorable roles in both Bengali-language and Hindi Bollywood films, died Friday of...
Ruth Robinson Duccini (2014)
The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz," has died. She was 95. With her death, only one...
Sir Run Run Shaw , 106 (1907 - 2014)
KELVIN K. CHAN, The Associated PressHONG KONG (AP) — Run Run Shaw built a Hong Kong movie and TV empire that nurtured rising talents like actor Chow Yun-fat and director John Woo, inspired...
Saul Zaentz, 92 (1921 - 2014)
JASON DEAREN, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saul Zaentz, a music producer whose second career as a filmmaker brought him best-picture Academy Awards for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,...
Alicia Rhett, 98 (1915 - 2014)
The Associated PressCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Alicia Rhett, an actress who played one of the sisters of Ashley Wilkes in "Gone with the Wind," died Friday. She was 98.Rhett died of natural causes...
Juanita Moore, 99 (1914 - 2014)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner's black friend in the classic weeper "Imitation of Life,"...
Joseph Ruskin, 89 (1924 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Film, television and stage actor Joseph Ruskin has died of natural causes at the age of 89.Ruskin garnered 124 television credits, including "Mission:...
Farooq Shaikh, 65 (1948 - 2013)
The Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Indian actor Farooq Shaikh, the plump, unlikely hero of scores of Bollywood films, has died. He was 65.Press Trust of India reported that Shaikh suffered a...
Dinu Cocea, 84 (1929 - 2013)
The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian director and writer Dinu Cocea, who made popular historical adventure movies before being forced into exile by the Communists, has died, his...
Jeffrey Ian Pollack, 54 (1959 - 2013)
The Associated PressHERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A producer of TV's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and writer-director of "Above the Rim" has died.Police say Jeffrey Ian Pollack was found collapsed...
Joan Fontaine, 96 (1917 - 2013)
BOB THOMAS, The Associated PressCARMEL, California (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who found stardom playing naive wives in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and "Rebecca" and also...
Peter O'Toole, 81 (1932 - 2013)
JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — World leaders, film critics and Hollywood stars remembered Peter O'Toole on Monday as an actor of towering talent, blue-eyed Irish charm and...
Tom Laughlin, 82 (1931 - 2013)
BY HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Actor-writer-director Tom Laughlin, whose production and marketing of "Billy Jack" set a standard for breaking the rules on and off screen, has...
Eleanor Parker, 91 (1922 - 2013)
JESSICA HERNDON, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and played a scheming baroness...
Edouard Molinaro, 85 (1928 - 2013)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Edouard Molinaro, nominated for an Oscar for directing "La Cage aux Folles," a French farce about a gay couple that struck a chord with a broad range of audiences,...
Kate Williamson (2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Character actress Kate Williamson, who appeared in such films as "Disclosure," ''Dahmer," ''Dream Lover" and "Racing With the Moon," has died at age 82 after...
Christopher Evan Welch, 48 (1965 - 2013)
The Associated PressSANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Christopher Evan Welch, the actor whose roles on New York stages led to a series of film and television parts, including a regular spot on AMC's ...
Paul Walker, 40 (1973 - 2013)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the neighborhood where "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker died in a fiery crash is known to attract street racers, law enforcement officials do not believe the Porsche he...