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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 unfolding lives, has died. Almond was 83. Almond died of complications from heart disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on April 9, his longtime friend David Stansfield said Thursday. "He wanted all...
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 daughter, actress Juliette Lewis, confirmed the news Wednesday.The veteran character actor's credits alongside Eastwood include "High Plains Drifter," ''Thunderbolt and Lightfoot," ''Every Which Way But...
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 said in a statement Monday that the actor who appeared in "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects" died April 2 in Pinellas, Florida, from complications following a stroke. "He was such a...
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 was 106.The city council of Porto, where Oliveira was born and lived, announced his death Thursday on its website. It did not provide further details.Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said...
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's death Sunday, citing his son David, also a filmmaker. No cause was given.Ondricek was behind the camera in some 40 movies but was best known abroad for his cooperation with his friend, director...
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...
Billie Whitelaw, 82 (1932 - 2014)
By GREGORY KATZ, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British actress Billie Whitelaw, who collaborated closely with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and appeared on stage and screen for decades,...
Frank Yablans, 79 (1935 - 2014)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died. Yablans died...
Mike Nichols, 83 (1931 - 2014)
JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a...
Charles Champlin , 88 (1926 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime Los Angeles Times film critic Charles Champlin has died.The newspaper said Monday that Champlin died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday. He was 88.His...
Ken Takakura, 83 (1931 - 2014)
MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Ken Takakura, a craggy-faced, quiet star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films, has died of lymphoma. He was 83...
Pavel Landovsky, 78 (1936 - 2014)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Pavel Landovsky, a Czech actor, anti-communist dissident and a friend of late president and playwright Vaclav Havel, has died.Landovsky, 78, died Friday of a heart...