Frank Doubleday, who played a henchman in “Escape From New York,” died on March 3, his wife and companion Christina Hart posted confirmed in a Facebook post.
Margot Kidder was the raspy-voiced actress who played reporter Lois Lane in the Superman phenomenon opposite Christopher Reeve. Kidder, who has died aged 69, was a self-described “scream queen” in her early roles. Reviewing Sisters, the late film critic Pauline Kael said Kidder could “turn on sexiness with a witch’s precision”.
Verne Troyer, who has died aged 49, was the American actor best known for playing the character Mini-Me in two films from the enormously popular Austin Powers franchise. Taking on the role of being a diminutive replica of Dr Evil, played by Mike Myers, he appeared first in 1999’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. He was so popular that he returned for the third of the trilogy, Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Troyer was born on New Year’s Day 1969 in Sturgis, Michigan, the son of Susan, a factory worker, and Reuben Troyer, a repair technician.
Actor Reg E. Cathey, who played Freddy on “House of Cards” and appeared in “The Wire,” has died. He was 59. Known for his distinctive baritone voice, Reginald Eugene Cathey began acting in 1984 in a television movie called “A Doctor’s Story.” He guest starred on numerous television shows, playing Norman Wilson in seasons four […]
Jerry Van Dyke, star of the ABC sitcom Coach and brother of Dick Van Dyke, died on Friday in Arkansas from unknown causes. In 2015, he and his wife Shirley Ann Jones, were involved in a car accident from which his health was affected. He was 86. Van Dyke's manager, John Castonia, confirmed his death to the Associated Press, noting the actor died at his ranch in Hot Spring County with his wife by his side. The cause was not immediately known. Born in Danville, Illinois in…
British actor Alfie Curtis earned a place in the "Star Wars" pantheon by playing menacing Dr. Evazan, who has the "death sentence on 12 systems."
Harry Dean Stanton, the character actor with the world-weary face who carved out an exceptional career playing grizzled loners and colorful, offbeat characters in such films as Paris, Texas and Repo Man, has died. Stanton, who also was memorable in Cool Hand Luke (1967), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979), John Carpenter’s Escape From New York (1981) and John Hughes’ Pretty in Pink(1986) — in fact, what wasn’t he memorable in? — died Friday afternoon of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, his agent, John Kelly, told The Hollywood Reporter.
Jerry Lewis fronted more than 50 movies, from Martin-and-Lewis fare to Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy." Here, some of his most famous roles.
Since her rise to prominence in mid-’50s, Jeanne Moreau epitomized tenets of French new wave, boasting a womanly sexuality and a fierce independent spirit
His résumé includes 'Crimes and Misdemeanors,' 'Tucker: The Man and His Dream' and 'North by Northwest.' It does not, however, include 'Star Trek.'
The Swedish actor also starred in U.S. productions including 'John Wick' with Keany Reeves and 'Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol' with Tom Cruise
Movie and TV audiences were mourning the death of Bill Paxton, 61, who died on Saturday after suffering complications due to surgery. The actor was a consummate pro and scene-stealer, whether he was playing the bully older brother Chet in "Weird Science" or telling everyone it was “game over, man!” in "Aliens."
The unsinkable movie star Debbie Reynolds died on Dec. 28 at age 84, just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. While we mourn her passing, let’s take a look back at some of the Hollywood legend’s most memorable roles.
Peter Sumner, who played Lieutenant Pol Treidum, a security officer on the Death Star, in the original Star Wars, has died after a long illness, The Sidney Morning Herald reported. The lone Australian to appear in the George Lucas film, Sumner earned £60 a day for two days’ work, or about $825 total today.
Curtis Hanson, whose sterling adaptation of the noir classic L.A. Confidential earned him an Oscar and vaulted him to A-list status as a screenwriter and director, has died. Hanson, who also helmed such box-office hits as the Rebecca De Mornay horror thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) and the Eminem hip-hop drama 8 Mile (2002), died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack at his Hollywood Hills home, reports TMZ.