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Theodore Bikel, 91 (1924 - 2015)
Oscar- and Tony-nominated character actor and folk singer Theodore Bikel, died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, according to Variety. He was 91. He originated the role of Captain von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" on Broadway and starred in "Fiddler on the Roof" onstage in thousands of performances, Bikel first appeared in the movies in John Huston's 1951 classic "The African Queen" and Huston's ...
Omar Sharif, 83 (1932 - 2015)
Omar Sharif, star of movies including "Doctor Zhivago" and "Lawrence of Arabia, died July 10 of a heart attack, according to the Associated Press. He was 83. By SARAH EL DEEB and LEE KEATH, The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — In "Lawrence of Arabia," Omar Sharif first emerges as speck in distance in the shimmering desert sand. He draws closer, a black-robed figure on a trotting camel, until...
Jerry Weintraub, 77 (2015)
Longtime Hollywood mogul known for his bootstraps career arc and far-reaching influence in both the music and film industries, Jerry Weintraub has died. He was 77. By JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah. The Brooklyn-born son of a Bronx jeweler,...
Amanda Peterson, 43 (1971 - 2015)
Star of 80s hit "Can't Buy Me Love, Amanda Peterson has died. The Associated PressGREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," has died. She was 43.Sgt. Mike Moran with the Greeley, Colorado, police department says Peterson was found dead at an apartment complex Sunday. She was alone, and an investigation into her death is...
Diana Douglas, 92 (1923 - 2015)
An actress and model and the mother of Michael Douglas, Diana Douglas succumbed to cancer on Saturday. She leaves behind a six-decade career with such hits as "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles." The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92.Douglas died of cancer at a motion picture...
Rick Ducommun, 62 (2015)
By CHARMAINE NORONHA, The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for his role in the 1989 film "The 'Burbs," has died at age 62, his family said Thursday.Peter...
Monica Lewis, 93 (1922 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress, singer and voice of the Chiquita Banana cartoon character Monica Lewis has died.Her former manager, Alan Eichler, says Lewis died Friday of natural...
Ron Moody, 91 (1924 - 2015)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British actor Ron Moody, best known for playing Fagin in the 1968 film "Oliver!" has died aged 91.His agent said Moody, who received an Oscar nomination for best...
Robert Chartoff, 81 (1933 - 2015)
The Associated PressSANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Robert Chartoff, the Oscar-winning movie producer behind the boxing classics "Rocky" and "Raging Bull," died Wednesday, associates said. He was 81...
Richard Johnson, 87 (1927 - 2015)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Richard Johnson, a distinguished British actor who almost played James Bond, has died. He was 87.Johnson's family says he died Saturday in a London hospital after...
Christopher Lee, 93 (1922 - 2015)
By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Christopher Lee, an actor who brought dramatic gravitas and aristocratic bearing to screen villains from Dracula to James Bond enemy Scaramanga,...
Julie Harris, 94 (1921 - 2015)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Julie Harris, an Academy Award-winning costume designer who outfitted James Bond and The Beatles, has died at 94.Jo Botting, a British Film Institute curator and...
Betsy Palmer, 88 (1926 - 2015)
By JOHN ROGERS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Betsy Palmer, the veteran character actress who achieved lasting, though not necessarily sought-after, fame as the murderous camp cook in the...
Reynaldo Rey , 75 (1940 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Reynaldo Rey, the actor-comedian who appeared in such films as "Friday" and "White Men Can't Jump," has died. He was 75.Rey's manager Vanzil Burke says he...
Mary Ellen Trainor, 62 (1952 - 2015)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Character actress and philanthropist Mary Ellen Trainor, who appeared in "The Goonies" and "Lethal Weapon" films, has died. Lucasfilm President...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...