Tuesday, August 21, 2018

PETER O’TOOLE DEAD AT 81

December 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter O’Toole, best remembered for his performance in the title role of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, has died in London at the age of 81. In a statement, his daughter Kate O’Toole said that he had been ill for some time, but she did not specify the nature of his illness nor the cause […]

EFFECTS GENIUS HARRYHAUSEN DEAD AT 92

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ray Harryhausen, often regarded as the father of the visual-effects spectacle, has died in London at age 92. In a day when the work of visual-effects artists is often credited to hundreds of technical wizards, Harryhausen is remembered as an artist who worked alone or with a small crew but who also consulted with the […]

DALLAS STAR LARRY HAGMAN DEAD AT 81

November 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Larry Hagman, who had his first TV starring role in the 1960s as astronaut Tony Nelson opposite Barbara Eden in I Dream of Jeannie and, beginning in 1978, went on to portray J.R. Ewing in Dallas, arguably the most iconic character in a dramatic series, has died of complications from throat cancer at age 81. […]

ACTOR/ACTIVIST RUSSELL MEANS DEAD AT 72

October 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Russell Means, who first rose to prominence as a leader of the 1973 Wounded Knee uprising of Native American activists and who later was cast in a major role in the movie The Last of the Mohicans, has died of cancer at his ranch in Porcupine, South Dakota at age 72. Means became a popular […]

PUBLICIST TO THE STARS LOIS SMITH DEAD AT 85

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Publicist Lois Smith, whose clients included Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, and Martin Scorsese, died in Hebron, Maine Sunday after sustaining a head injury in an accidental fall. She was 85. In an obituary, TheWrap.com, quoted from an interview that Smith gave to the Boston University campus newspaper, BU Today, in 2010: “I’m so glad I’m […]

MUPPETEER JERRY NELSON, VOICE OF THE COUNT, HERRY MONSTER, OTHERS, DEAD AT 78

August 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jerry Nelson, who operated several of the puppets — or Muppets — and gave voice to The Count and Herry Monster on Sesame Street as well as dozens of other characters on the long-running PBS show, the syndicated The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and the Muppet movies, has died at his home in Cape Cod […]

PHYLLIS DILLER DEAD AT 95

August 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Veteran comedian Phyllis Diller, a onetime housewife who made her TV debut as a contestant on Groucho Marx’s quiz show in the early 1950s and went on to make dozens, if not hundreds, of TV and film appearances over more than half a century, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 95. The […]

GORE VIDAL DEAD AT 86

July 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Gore Vidal, the firebrand novelist, essayist, historian, screenwriter, and politician, has died in Los Angeles at age 86. Death was attributed to complications from pneumonia. As a novelist, Vidal was perhaps best known for his 1968 parody on Hollywood Myra Breckinridge, which became a movie starring Raquel Welch in 1970. He was a prolific writer […]

ERNEST BORGNINE OF MARTY AND MCHALE’S NAVY FAME DEAD AT 95

July 8, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Ernest Borgnine, best known for his Oscar-winning performance in the title role of 1955’s Marty and — again in the title role — for the 1960s’ TV series McHale’s Navy, has died of renal failure in Los Angeles at age 95. Active to the end, he received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement award last […]

DICK CLARK DEAD OF HEART ATTACK

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dick Clark, the host of American Bandstand from 1957 to 1989 and the producer of countless television shows and specials including the annual Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, the American Music Awards, and the Golden Globe Awards, has died at age 82. Initial reports indicated that he suffered a massive heart attack after undergoing […]

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