• ‘Star Trek’ Writer D.C. Fontana Dies at 80
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    Variety

    ‘Star Trek’ Writer D.C. Fontana Dies at 80

    Dorothy Catherine Fontana, a writer on the original "Star Trek" series who had a long association with the franchise, died Dec. 2. She was 80. Fontana's death was confirmed by the official "Star Trek" website, which described her as "the legendary writer who brought many of 'Star Trek's' greatest episodes to life." The website reported […]

  • The most notable Hollywood deaths of 2019
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    Tom Beasley

    The most notable Hollywood deaths of 2019

    Hollywood has had to say goodbye to some of its most iconic names over the last 12 months.

  • ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ Actor John Wesley Dies at 72
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    Variety

    ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ Actor John Wesley Dies at 72

    John Wesley, the actor best-known for playing Dr. Hoover on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," has died. He was 72. Wesley died from complications due to a long battle with multiple myeloma, his family confirmed to Variety. Gerry Pass, Wesley’s manager and producer, said in a statement, "John Wesley was a gift to the […]

  • Robert Axelrod, Actor Who Voiced Lord Zedd in ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,’ Dies at 70
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    The Wrap

    Robert Axelrod, Actor Who Voiced Lord Zedd in ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,’ Dies at 70

    Robert Axelrod, the veteran character actor best known for voicing Lord Zedd and Finster in the long-running kids TV show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” died Saturday at age 70, his agent announced on Twitter.In addition to the villain Lord Zedd and the monster maker Finster in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” series (and 1995 movie), Axelrod also voiced characters like Armadillomon and Wizardmon in the “Digimon” anime series.Axelrod got his start as a guitarist in the early 1970s before moving into voice work in TV and film. According to his agent, he created more than 150 characters during the course of his career.Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2019 (Photos)Other live-action credits include playing a Paul McCartney lookalike on the ’90s sitcom “Family Matters,” as well as roles on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Star Trek: Voyager.”“Robert enjoyed meeting his fans and inspiring them to follow their passions,” his agent said in statement. “His beautiful and kindred soul will never be forgotten and we take comfort in knowing his memory will live on in all those he inspired, met and knew.”Read original story Robert Axelrod, Actor Who Voiced Lord Zedd in ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,’ Dies at 70 At TheWrap

  • Carol Lynley, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ Star, Dies at 77
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    Variety

    Carol Lynley, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ Star, Dies at 77

    Actress Carol Lynley, best known for her role in the 1972 film "The Poseidon Adventure," died at her Pacific Palisades home Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, according to her friend, actor Trent Dolan. She was 77. Lynley began her career as a child model, appearing on the cover of Life magazine at the age […]

  • James Gandolfini's son Michael had never watched 'The Sopranos' until he auditioned to play Tony Soprano in prequel
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    Raechal Shewfelt

    James Gandolfini's son Michael had never watched 'The Sopranos' until he auditioned to play Tony Soprano in prequel

    "The funny thing is, before the audition, I had never watched a minute of 'The Sopranos,'" Michael Gandolfini, the son of late 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini, told Esquire.

  • Remembering Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner’s Beautiful, Sad Love Story
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    Raechal Shewfelt

    Remembering Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner’s Beautiful, Sad Love Story

    Gene Wilder was married four times, but he is perhaps best remembered for his marriage to Gilda Radner, an original member of the cast of "Saturday Night Live," who died tragically young, at only 42, of ovarian cancer.