Notable Movie Star Deaths

  • Dick Smith, 92 (1922 - 2014)

    Dick Smith

    HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning "Godfather of Makeup" who amused, fascinated and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable transformations for Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" and Linda Blair in "The Exorcist" among many others, has died. He was 92.Smith, the first makeup artist to win an Academy Award for lifetime achievement, died...

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  • Robert Drew, 90 (1924 - 2014)

    Robert Drew

    The Associated Press SHARON, Conn. (AP) — Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and schooled a generation of influential directors that included D.A. Pennebaker and Albert Maysles, has died at age 90. His son Thatcher Drew confirmed he died Wednesday morning at his home in Sharon. ...

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  • James Shigeta, 81 (1933 - 2014)

    James Shigeta

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  • Skye McCole Bartusiak, 21 (1992 - 2014)

    Skye McCole Bartusiak

    The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She was 21. Bartusiak's mother, Helen Bartusiak, told The Associated Press the actress had been living in a garage apartment at her parents' home. She said the actress' boyfriend found her...

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  • Dave Legeno, 50 (1963 - 2014)

    Dave Legeno

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say "Harry Potter" actor Dave Legeno has died from heatstroke in California's Death Valley. He was 50.Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three "Harry Potter" films.The brawny British actor also appeared in "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Batman Begins."The Inyo County Sheriff's Department says hikers found Legeno's body Sunday...

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