Stanley Donen, Director of Iconic Movie Musicals, Dies at 94

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Stanley Donen, the director of such stylish and exuberant films as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Funny Face” and “Two for the Road” and the last surviving helmer of note from Hollywood’s golden age, has died at 94. The Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillip…

Albert Finney, ‘Tom Jones’ Star Nominated for Five Oscars, Dies at 82

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Albert Finney, one of the leading actors of the postwar period, has died after a short illness. He was 82. The robust British performer began as a stage actor before transitioning to film. With his gravely voice and rumbling stare he brought an intense…

Carol Channing, Star of Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,’ Dies at 97

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Larger-than-life musical stage personality Carol Channing, who immortalized the characters of Lorelei Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!,” has died. She was 97. Channing died Tuesday of natural causes at her ho…

Nicolas Roeg, Director of ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth,’ ‘The Witches,’ Dies at 90

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Director and noted cinematographer Nicolas Roeg, whose offbeat films included “Performance,” “Don’t Look Now,” “The Witches” and “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” has died. He was 90. His son Nicolas Roeg Jr. told the BBC his father died Friday …

Milos Forman, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ Dies at 86

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Czech-born director Milos Forman, who won best directing Oscars for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus,” has died. He was 86. Forman died Friday in the U.S. after a brief illness, Reuters reported, quoting the director’s wife, Martina, as telling the Czech news agency CTK that “his departure was calm, and he was […]

John Gavin, Actor in ‘Psycho’ and ‘Spartacus,’ Dies at 86

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John Gavin, who reached the pinnacle of his acting career with roles in Douglas Sirk’s “Imitation of Life,” Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and the epic “Spartacus,” later serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild in the early ’70s and as U.S. ambassador to Mexico under Ronald Reagan, died Friday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif. He […]

Rose Marie, ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Star, Dies at 94

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Rose Marie, best known for her role as Sally Rogers on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” who had a nine-decade career in show business, died Thursday in Van Nuys, Calif. She was 94. Publicist Harlan Boll confirmed her death. Rose Marie was Emmy nominated three times for her work on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” […]

Liz Smith, Premier Gossip Columnist, Dies at 94

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Liz Smith, known as “the Grand Dame of Dish” or “the Doyenne of Dish” and one of the most prominent gossip columnists in the country for decades, has died in New York from natural causes. She was 94. Literary agent Joni Evans confirmed the news to the Associated Press on Sunday. The famously Texas-born, Southern […]

Jean Rochefort Dies: French Actor Was Famously to Appear in ‘Don Quixote’

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French actor Jean Rochefort, who rose to prominence in the 1960s and was equally adept at arthouse dramas and crowdpleasing comedies, appearing in “The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe” and “Pardon Mon Affaire” as well as Patrice Leconte’s “The Hairdresser’s Husband” and “Ridicule,” has died. He was 87. Rochefort died in a Paris […]

Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91

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Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91. The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big… Read more »

Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Bionic Woman’ Actor, Dies at 91

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Richard Anderson, who simultaneously played Oscar Goldman, leader of secret government agent the OSI, on both “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman” after a long career as a supporting actor in film and TV, died on Thursday in his Beverly Hills home. He was 91. Anderson famously intoned the words heard in voiceover… Read more »

Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies at 91

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Jerry Lewis, the brash slapstick comic who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s and later starred in “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy” before launching the Muscular Dystrophy telethon, has died in Las Vegas. He was 91. The Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes reported that he died at his home at 9:15 a.m…. Read more »

Jeanne Moreau, Star of French Film Classics, Dies at 89

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Acclaimed French actress Jeanne Moreau, whose films include such masterpieces as “Jules and Jim” and “Diary of a Chambermaid,” has died. She was 89. The mayor of the Paris district in which Moreau lived confirmed her death. French President Emmanuel Macron called her “a legend of cinema and theater…an actress engaged in the whirlwind of life… Read more »