Notable Movie Star Deaths

  • Richard Kiel, 74 (1939 - 2014)

    Richard Kiel

    SCOTT SMITH, The Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74. Kelley Sanchez, director of communications at Saint Agnes Medical Center, confirmed Wednesday that Kiel was a patient at the hospital and died. Kiel's agent, Steven Stevens, also confirmed his...

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  • Yoshiko Yamaguchi, 94 (1920 - 2014)

    Yoshiko Yamaguchi

    MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the U.S. and one of biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War II, Yamaguchi died of heart failure Sept. 7, according to Japan's public television NHK.Born to Japanese parents...

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  • Richard Attenborough, 90 (1923 - 2014)

    Richard Attenborough

    By GREGORY KATZ and JAKE COYLE Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded "Gandhi" and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie. Baby-faced as a young actor and whitely bearded in his older age, Attenborough — warmly known as "Dickie Darling" —...

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  • Lauren Bacall, 89 (1924 - 2014)

    Lauren Bacall

    HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall had one of those incredible lives. The wife and co-star of Humphrey Bogart. A Tony Award-winning actress. A National Book Award-winning author. A giant of fashion. A friend of the Kennedys. One of the last survivors of Hollywood's studio age. A star almost from the moment she appeared on screen to the day she died,...

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  • Robin Williams, 63 (1951 - 2014)

    Robin Williams

    HAVEN DALEY, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams kept the world laughing, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push him to suicide. It was no secret that the Oscar-winning actor had periodic bouts of substance abuse and...

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