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Jake LaMotta Dies: ‘Raging Bull’ Boxer Was 95

Robert De Niro Jake LaMotta

Jake LaMotta, the “Raging Bull” brawler with the iron chin who fought Sugar Ray Robinson six times and was portrayed by Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s iconic 1980 movie, has died. He was 95. His death Tuesday was confirmed in a Facebook post by his family. The black-and-white Raging Bull is considered among the greatest sports movies of all time. De Niro won his only Best Actor Oscar for Raging Bull, a gritty tale of the quick-tempered, easily jealous LaMotta’s… Read


Emmys In Memoriam Segment Honors ‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman, Omits Sam Shepard & Harry Dean Stanton

Emmys In Memoriam

The Emmys paid tribute tonight to 42 members of the industry who died over the past year, including Mary Tyler Moore, Jerry Lewis, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Martin Landau, Bill Paxton, John Hurt, Grant Tinker, Don Rickles, Glen Campbell, Miguel Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, John Hurt, Robert Osborne, Florence Henderson, John Heard, Mike Connors, Chuck Barris, Brad Grey, Powers Booth, Alan Thicke, Jay Thomas, Norman Brokaw, Robert Vaughn and stuntman John Bernecker, who was  Read


Harry Dean Stanton: A Career In Pictures


Harry Dean Stanton’s first big-screen appearance was in the 1957 Western Tomahawk Trail, and for the next 60 years the quintessential character actor worked steadily starring alongside the likes of Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson, and directors from favorite David Lynch to Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and Wim Wenders. He also stars in the upcoming film Lucky, which marks the directorial debut of John Carroll Lynch and hits theaters… Read


Harry Dean Stanton Remembered: “There Went A Great One,” David Lynch Says

Harry Dean Stanton David Lynch

Harry Dean Stanton died today at age 91 in Los Angeles, two weeks before his latest film Lucky was due to hit theaters from Magnolia Pictures. It is the latest of his more than 200 film and TV credits for the character actor extraordinaire, who was perhaps best known for his roles in Repo Man, Paris, Texas, David Lynch’s movies and Twin Peaks TV series, and as the patriarch of the polygamist family at the hub of HBO's Big Love. Still, the breadth of his roles was… Read


Harry Dean Stanton Dies: Big-Screen Veteran & ‘Big Love’ Patriarch Was 91

Harry Dean Stanton, whose lantern jaw, hollowed-out cheeks, sunken eyes and, more often than not, four-days growth of stubble marked him as one of Hollywood’s most familiar faces and greatest character actors for more than half a century, died today of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his agent John S. Kelly told Deadline. He was 91. Starting out in 1950s Westerns through this year’s Twin Peaks and Lucky, Stanton lists some 200 film and TV… Read


Hollywood Remembers Frank Vincent: “Someone I Could Count On,” Martin Scorsese Says

When it comes to memorable movie lines, everyone has their favorite. But it's not a stretch to assume that many people would cite Billy Batts' fateful final utterance to Joe Pesci's Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas: "Now go home and get your f*ckin' shinebox." That keeper was delivered with equal parts disgust and flair by Frank Vincent, just before his character endured what must be the only onscreen murder set to Donovan's "Atlantis." Vincent, who died today at 80, is being… Read


Frank Vincent Dies: ‘Sopranos’ & ‘Goodfellas’ Actor Was 80

UPDATED with memorial service information: Frank Vincent, the instantly recognizable actor from The Sopranos, Goodfellas and Casino with a face perhaps more familiar than his name, died today. He was 80. Sources tell Deadline that he recently had suffered a heart attack, and his prognosis was dire even as he went into surgery. Vincent died in a New Jersey hospital during open-heart surgery, according to reports. His family issued a statement via a publicist: “Frank lived… Read


Sir Peter Hall Dies: Broadway Will Dim Lights For ‘Amadeus’ Director And RSC Founder

Peter Hall

UPDATE Wednesday: Broadway and London’s West End theaters and related venues will dim their lights Friday evening in honor of Sir Peter Hall, who died Monday. Broadway will darken for one minute, beginning at 7:45 PM local time. In London, the lights will go down for a minute beginning 7 PM, also local time. "Peter Hall was an unrelenting advocate for the arts who worked tirelessly to bring new life to classic works and introduced new work that became classics,”… Read

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Playwright A.R. Gurney Gets A Heartfelt Broadway Send-Off

Family, friends and fans filled Broadway’s Music Box Theatre on Tuesday afternoon to remember the prolific playwright A.R. Gurney, the Love Letters and Dining Room author who died June 13 at 86. Among those speaking and in some cases singing under the writer’s characteristically quizzical gaze were Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, husband and wife actors who had starred in Gurney’s Sylvia, though in productions 20 years apart. “In 1995, I was not insulted to be… Read


Mark LaMura Dies: “All My Children’ Star Was 68

Emmy-nominated actor Mark LaMura, known for his role as Mark Dalton on All My Children, has died. LaMura died September 11 from lung cancer. He was 68. LaMura appeared on All My Children from 1977 to 1989 and made occasional guest appearances through the '90s. His character Mark Dalton was the brother of Susan Lucci's Erica Kane. Lucci remembered LaMura in an Instagram post. In addition to All My Children, LaMura also appeared… Read


Xavier “X” Atencio Dies: Legendary Disney Animator And Imagineer Was 98

Former Disney Imagineer and animator Xavier “X” Atencio died on Sunday at the Age of 98. Also known as X Atencio, he was responsible for bringing some of the most iconic Disney park rides to life including “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Haunted Mansion.” He was also worked as an animator that worked on the classic films Pinocchio and Fantasia. Disney announced the news on their D23 account today. We are sorry to report the passing of Disney Legend X Atencio: https://t… Read


Mary Goldberg Dies: Veteran Casting Director For ‘Amadeus’, ‘Rhoda’ Was 72

Mary Goldberg, whose formidable casting career ranged from New York theater to TV series such as Rhoda and Phyllis, and feature film including Milos Forman’s Oscar-winning Amadeus and Ragtime among many others, has died. Goldberg died September 7 after a short battle with lung cancer at her home in Ojai, California. She was 72. Goldberg’s decades-long entertainment industry career began in the 1970s in the New York theater community, first as an assistant to the New York… Read