Japanese actress Takeuchi Yuko was found dead by her husband, actor Nakabayashi Taiki, in their Tokyo apartment early Sunday morning. Forty years old at the time of her death, she was the mother of two, including an infant boy who was born in January. While Takeuchi left no note, death by suicide is being presumed. If that […]
Diana Rigg was not just the Bond actress the emotions of 007 himself was married to forever more. She was the modish face of a new TV decade, Britain on Broadway, one of international theatre’s constant greats.
Danny Aiello, whose roles in The Godfather Part II, Moonstruck and Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing made him one of the most familiar and admired character actor of recent decades, died yesterday in a New Jersey medical facility following a sudden illness. He was 86. His death was confirmed by spokesperson Tracey Miller, who […]
Actress and director Sondra Locke, who received a supporting actress Oscar nomination in her first movie role for “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” died Nov. 3 at 74.
Writer-director Philip Kaufman formed a lasting friendship with Sam Shepard when they worked together on “The Right Stuff,” the 1983 film for which Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award. I first met Sam Shepard at a poetry reading when he was living here in the Bay Area. I was preparing “The Right Stuff” around... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/opinion/sam-shepard-the-right-stuff-philip-kaufman-1202511834/" title="Read Sam Shepard Remembered by ‘The Right Stuff’ Director Philip Kaufman: Half Jackrabbit, Best Chili Maker">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Legendary actor Gene Wilder has died. Gene Wilder, who most will remember for his comedy roles in ‘The Producers’, ‘Blazing Saddles’, ‘Young Frankenstein’, ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Stir Crazy’ has died today at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. It’s believed that he died of complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease.