• Frank Doubleday, 'Escape From New York' villain, dies at 73
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    The Wrap

    Frank Doubleday, 'Escape From New York' villain, dies at 73

    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: Actor who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in Superman films
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    The Independent

    Margot Kidder: Actor who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in Superman films

    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: Actor who gained fame playing Mini-Me in Austin Powers films
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    The Independent

    Verne Troyer: Actor who gained fame playing Mini-Me in Austin Powers films

    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.

  • Reg E. Cathey, 'House of Cards' and 'The Wire' actor, dies at 59
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    Variety

    Reg E. Cathey, 'House of Cards' and 'The Wire' actor, dies at 59

    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 Dies: Emmy-Nominated ‘Coach’ Actor Was 86
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    Deadline

    Jerry Van Dyke Dies: Emmy-Nominated ‘Coach’ Actor Was 86

    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…

  • Alfie Curtis, notorious 'Star Wars' cantina outlaw, has died; actor fondly remembered by Mark Hamill
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    Marcus Errico

    Alfie Curtis, notorious 'Star Wars' cantina outlaw, has died; actor fondly remembered by Mark Hamill

    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."

  • John Hillerman, Higgins on 'Magnum, P.I.,' dies at 84
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    John Hillerman, Higgins on 'Magnum, P.I.,' dies at 84

    John Hillerman, who played the stuffy (but lovable) character Higgins on 'Magnum P.I.', has died.

  • Harry Dean Stanton, quintessential American actor, dies at 91
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Harry Dean Stanton, quintessential American actor, dies at 91

    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, 1926-2017: The comic icon's greatest roles
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    Joal Ryan

    Jerry Lewis, 1926-2017: The comic icon's greatest roles

    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.

  • Jeanne Moreau, Star of French Film Classics, Dies at 89
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    Variety

    Jeanne Moreau, Star of French Film Classics, Dies at 89

    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

  • Martin Landau, Oscar Winner for 'Ed Wood,' Star of Original 'Mission: Impossible,' Dies at 89
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Martin Landau, Oscar Winner for 'Ed Wood,' Star of Original 'Mission: Impossible,' Dies at 89

    His résumé includes 'Crimes and Misdemeanors,' 'Tucker: The Man and His Dream' and 'North by Northwest.' It does not, however, include 'Star Trek.'

  • Michael Nyqvist, 'Dragon Tattoo' Star, Dies at 56
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Michael Nyqvist, 'Dragon Tattoo' Star, Dies at 56

    The Swedish actor also starred in U.S. productions including 'John Wick' with Keany Reeves and 'Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol' with Tom Cruise

  • Bill Paxton: His Most Memorable Roles
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    Yahoo Movies Editorial

    Bill Paxton: His Most Memorable Roles

    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."

  • Debbie Reynolds: Her Most Memorable Roles
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    Yahoo Movies Editorial

    Debbie Reynolds: Her Most Memorable Roles

    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, Original 'Star Wars' Castmember, Dies at 74
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Peter Sumner, Original 'Star Wars' Castmember, Dies at 74

    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, Director and Oscar-Winning Writer of 'L.A. Confidential,' Dies at 71
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Curtis Hanson, Director and Oscar-Winning Writer of 'L.A. Confidential,' Dies at 71

    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.