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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 his next project even from his hospital bed, according to producer Jean-Louis Livi, who was working on the film with him.Resnais, who died Saturday, was renowned for reinventing himself during each 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 "National Lampoon's Animal House," ''Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day," died Monday. He was 69. Ramis, who suffered for several years from an autoimmune disease that caused inflammation and damage to...
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, died Monday night at 85. Other pre-teens, from Macaulay Culkin to Miley Cyrus, have been as famous in their time. But none of them helped shape their time the way Temple did. Dimpled, precocious...
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.His daughter Karin Moerch said in a statement that he died Sunday "quietly and peacefully after a long and eventful life." She did not say where he died or give the cause of death.Born April 18, 1918,...
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 achievements of Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose death Sunday in New York brought a stunning halt to his extraordinary and unpredictable career. An Oscar winner and multiple nominee, Hoffman could...
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...
Syd Field (1935 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The author of the screenplay manual that inspired James Cameron and Judd Apatow to make movies has died.A spokesman for Syd Field says the author died Sunday...
Barbara Lawrence, 83 (1930 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Barbara Lawrence, who played Gertie Cummings in the 1955 movie "Oklahoma!", has died. She was 83.Her daughter-in-law, Christy Nelson, said Friday that...
Al Ruscio, 89 (1924 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran character actor Al Ruscio, who appeared in countless film, television and stage productions across half a century, has died at age 89, said his...
Hal Needham, 82 (1931 - 2013)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Needham, a top Hollywood stuntman who turned to directing action films including "Smokey and the Bandit" and "The Cannonball Run," has died. He was 82...
Antonia Bird, 54 (1959 - 2013)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British director Antonia Bird, known for films such as "Face," ''Priest" and "Mad Love," has died. She was 54.The BBC, citing Bird's agent, said Saturday the...