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Prashant Bhargava, 42 (1973 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Prashant Bhargava, a deeply humane filmmaker and artist perhaps best known for the 2011 film "Patang" ("The Kite"), died Friday of cardiac arrest in New York. He was 42.His sister Anurima Bhargava confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Tuesday.A native of the South Side of Chicago, Bhargava studied computer science at Cornell University and worked...
Gill Dennis (2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Gill Dennis, the screenwriter who co-wrote the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and studied film alongside Terrence Malick and David Lynch, has died. He was 74.Stephanie Sweeney, a spokeswoman for the American Film Institute, confirmed Friday that Dennis died at his home in Portland, Oregon. No further details were provided.Sweeney said Dennis, Malick...
Elizabeth Wilson, 94 (1921 - 2015)
The Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Elizabeth Wilson, who built a career as a character actress in films such as "The Graduate" and "9 to 5," has died. She was 94. Wilson, who lived in Branford with her sister, died Saturday at Yale-New Haven Hospital, actress Elizabeth Morton, a spokeswoman for the family, said Monday. Wilson played Dustin Hoffman's mother in "The Graduate"...
Ellen Albertini Dow, 96 (1918 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen Albertini Dow, a feisty character actress best known for her salty rendition of "Rapper's Delight" in "The Wedding Singer," has died. She was 101.Her agent, Juliet Green, confirmed to The Associated Press that Dow died Monday.Her breakout rap in "The Wedding Singer" led to memorable and often foul-mouthed character roles in films like "Wedding...
Andrew Lesnie (2015)
The Associated PressSYDNEY (AP) — Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, best known for his work on "The Lord of the Rings," has died, friends and colleagues said Wednesday. He was 59.Lesnie died Monday after suffering from a serious heart condition for the past six months, the Australian Cinematographers Society said in a statement, after the group's president confirmed Lesnie...
Peter Cronkite (2015)
The Associated PressWATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A grandson of late news anchor Walter Cronkite who voiced Dennis the Menace on film has died.Colby College President David Greene says student Peter...
Paul Almond, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Almond, a Canadian-born filmmaker whose landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" inspired an extended look at British children's...
Geoffrey Lewis, 79 (1935 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Geoffrey Lewis, a prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, died Tuesday at the age of 79.Carleen Donovan, a publicist for his...
Tom Towles (2015)
By DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press Tom Towles, the mustached character actor who popped up in several of Rob Zombie's horror movies, has died. He was 71. Towles' spokeswoman Tammy Dupal...
Manoel de Oliveira, 106 (1908 - 2015)
By BARRY HATTON, The Associated PressLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Manoel de Oliveira, a celebrated Portuguese movie director believed to be the world's oldest filmmaker, has died, authorities said. He...
Miroslav Ondricek (2015)
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...
Sally Forrest, 86 (1928 - 2015)
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...
Richard Glatzer (2015)
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...
Albert Maysles, 88 (1926 - 2015)
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...
Bruce Sinofsky, 58 (1956 - 2015)
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...
June Fairchild, 68 (1946 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — June Fairchild, who appeared in more than a dozen movies including Cheech and Chong's drug movie "Up in Smoke" before real addictions left her homeless on...
Louis Jourdan, 93 (1921 - 2015)
By DAISY NGUYEN, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Louis Jourdan, the dashingly handsome Frenchman who starred in "Gigi," ''Can-Can," ''Three Coins in the Fountain" and other American movies,...
Richard Bonehill (2015)
Richard Bonehill, a swordsman and actor known for various roles in the "Star Wars" films, has died at the age of 67. More details will be posted as they come available.
Stewart Stern, 92 (1922 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Screenwriter and two-time Academy Award nominee Stewart Stern, who's best known for writing the screenplay for Nicholas Ray's "Rebel Without a Cause," has...
Faten Hamana, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By BRIAN ROHAN, The Associated PressCAIRO (AP) — Thousands of mourners gathered at a mosque outside Cairo on Sunday for the funeral of actress Faten Hamama, a pillar of Middle Eastern cinema who...
Alan Hirschfield Alan Hirschfield (2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Alan Hirschfield, a former entertainment executive who helped make the 1970s movies "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Taxi Driver," has died. He was...
Darren Shahlavi , 42 (1972 - 2015)
Darren Shahlavi, an actor known for roles on television programs such as Arrow and Mortal Kombat: Legacy, was found dead on January 14 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 42. More information will be...
Anita Ekberg, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By COLLEEN BARRY and MALIN RISING, The Associated PressMILAN (AP) — Anita Ekberg, the Swedish-born actress and sex-symbol of the 1950s and '60s who was immortalized bathing in the Trevi fountain in...
Taylor Negron, 57 (1957 - 2015)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High actor and comedian Taylor Negron dies at 57. More information to follow.
Francesco Rosi (2015)
By COLLEEN BARRY, The Associated PressMILAN (AP) — Italian director and screenwriter Francesco Rosi, whose films took on corruption in postwar Italy, winning top honors at the Venice and Cannes...
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., 88 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Samuel Goldwyn Jr., a champion of the independent film movement and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, has died. He was 88.Goldwyn died...
Rod Taylor, 84 (1930 - 2015)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rod Taylor, the suave Australian actor whose brawny good looks made him a leading man for films ranging from Westerns to romantic comedies, has died. He...
Khan Bonfils (2015)
The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Actor Kan Bonfils, who appeared in James Bond movie "Skyfall" and as a Jedi master in the "Star Wars" franchise, has died during a theater rehearsal. The...
Luise Rainer, 104 (1910 - 2014)
By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Luise Rainer, a star of cinema's golden era who won back-to-back Oscars but then walked away from a glittering Hollywood career, has died. She was...
Christine Cavanaugh, 51 (1963 - 2014)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christine Cavanaugh, a prolific voice actress whose characters included the titular character of "Babe," has died. She was 51. Cavanaugh's sister...