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Bill Cunningham Dies: The New York Times Fashion Photographer Was 87


Bill Cunningham, the New York Times‘ ubiquitous man-on-the-street photographer whose life and work was the subject of Richard Press’ acclaimed 2010 documentary Bill Cunningham New York, died Saturday in New York at 87. His death was confirmed by the Times, which disclosed that he’d recently been hospitalized following a stroke. Though technically a fashion photographer, Cunningham’s tireless work for the newspaper’s Style section was noted – and loved – for its social… Read


Michael Herr Dies: ‘Dispatches’ Author & ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Co-Writer Was 76


Michael Herr, author of the heralded Vietnam War memoir Dispatches and Oscar-nominated contributor to two classic film chronicles of the conflict — Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now and Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket — died Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 76. His death at a hospital near his upstate New York home was announced by his publisher Knopf. "Dispatches is one of the seminal works of the 20th century and the most brilliant treatment of war and… Read


Harry Rabinowitz Dies: ‘Chariots Of Fire’ & ‘The English Patient’ Conductor Was 100

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Conductor and composer Harry Rabinowitz, who conducted the scores for films including Chariots of Fire, The English Patient and Cold Mountain, has died at the age of 100. His family tells The Jewish Times Rabinowitz died at his home in Provence, France. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of Rabinowitz’s first professional music gigs was as conductor of the BBC Revue Orchestra in 1953. He went on to become music director for BBC Television Light Entertainment and head… Read


Darcie Denkert Dies: Longtime MGM/UA Exec & Broadway Producer Was 64

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Darcie Denkert, a longtime MGM/United Artists executive and pioneer for women in entertainment law, has died. She was 64. Her family said she died June 9 at her home in West Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. Denkert started out as a Broadway theater lawyer in New York but spent most of her career at United Artists and its successor company MGM. She was the first female lawyer at UA when she joined the company in 1976 and went on to hold various senior business… Read


‘Star Trek: Beyond’ Cannes Event Canceled Following Anton Yelchin Death

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Following the death of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin in an auto accident on Saturday, the greatest thoughts go to his family and friends. Paramount, the studio which is releasing his next film, Star Trek: Beyond, is thinking in kind. The cast of the film was due at the Cannes Lions advertising exhibition on Wednesday for a Q&A, but those plans have now been canceled. This is Paramount’s statement: All of us are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Anton Yelchin… Read


Hollywood Reacts To Anton Yelchin’s Untimely Death; Actor Was “Curious, Beautiful, Courageous”

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REFRESH FOR UPDATES Friends and colleagues are reacting to the death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin in a freak car accident today. Deadline will update with more responses. Absolutely devastated to hear about Anton Yelchin. He was such a gifted, natural actor & a deeply kind man. My thoughts are with his family. — Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) June 19, 2016 Anton Yelchin was a bright, brilliant talent, and a truly kind person. I was so taken by him, and won't… Read


Anton Yelchin Dies In Car Accident: Chekov In ‘Star Trek’ Reboot Was 27

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, Actor Anton Yelchin poses for portraits during the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Yelchin, a charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, has died at the age of 27. He was killed in a fatal traffic collision early Sunday morning, June 19, 2016, his publicist confirmed. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)

Anton Yelchin, best known for portraying Ensign Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot film series, as well as for roles in, Jim Jarmush’s Only Lovers Left Alive, the Stephen King adaptation Hearts In Atlantis, and the acclaimed horror film Green Room, is dead following a tragic car accident in his Studio City home last night. He was 27. “Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning. His family requests you respect their privacy at this… Read


Paul Cox Dies; Australian ‘Lonely Hearts’ Director Was 76

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Australian filmmaker Paul Cox, whose films Lonely Hearts and Man of Flowers earned him acclaim as the father of Australia’s indie cinema, has died. His passing was confirmed by the Australian Directors Guild. Though no cause of death was given, Cox had long battled cancer and underwent a liver transplant in 2009. Cox’s cinematic breakthrough came in 1981 with Lonely Hearts, a romantic comedy starring Wendy Hughes and Norman Kaye that won the AFI Award for best film. A… Read


Ron Lester Dies: ‘Varsity Blues’ Actor Was 45


Ron Lester, best known for playing Billy Bob in the 1999 James Van Der Beek-starring film Varsity Blues, died tonight in Dallas after battling liver and kidney ailments. He was 45. “Tonight my friends we lost my good friend and actor Ron Lester – He passed at 8:57 pm Dallas TX Time. He was not in any pain and passed away peacefully,” said Lester’s manager, Dave Bradley in a message posted to Facebook. The Georgia native broke into acting doing commercials in Atlanta, but… Read


Bill Richmond Dies: Emmy Winning ‘Carol Burnett Show’ Writer & Jerry Lewis Collaborator Was 94

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Bill Richmond, a three-time Emmy winning TV writer and screenwriter whose credits include The Carol Burnett Show and numerous collaborations with Jerry Lewis died on June 4 in his Calabasas home. He was 94. Born in Kentucky, Richmond, who grew up in Illinois, served in the Marines during World War II as a fighter pilot, afterward moving to Los Angeles where he broke into entertainment as a Jazz drummer, playing with such notables as Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella… Read


Ronnie Claire Edwards Dies: ‘The Waltons’ Actress Was 83

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Ronnie Claire Edwards, who played shopkeeper Ike Godsey’s wife on the long-running TV series The Waltons, has died. She was 83. The veteran actress’s Facebook page provided the news this morning. “Our beautiful and extraordinary friend has peacefully made her final curtain call,” the post read. “Thank you all for your wonderful caring and support.” Edwards, an Oklahoma City native who was living in Dallas, appeared in 107 episodes of CBSThe Waltons from 1975 to the end… Read


Ann Morgan Guilbert Dies: ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ & ‘The Nanny’ Actress Was 87

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Veteran TV and film actress Ann Morgan Guilbert, known as the spirited neighbor on 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show and who most recently appeared on the CBS comedy Life In Pieces, died of cancer Tuesday in Los Angeles. Her daughter Nora Eckstein confirmed her mother’s death to the Associated Press. Guilbert was 87. Guilbert’s decades-long career began in the 1950s as a featured performer and singer in the Billy Barnes Revues. She went on to television, landing her… Read