Deadline Hollywood, reported December 2, 2018: Alixe Gordin Dies: ‘Scarface’, ‘Klute’ Casting Director Was 96.
Award-winning casting director Alixe Gordin died at her home in Duxbury, Massachusetts on November 28. She was 96. Additional details about her death were not revealed.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 8, 2018: Tim Rossovich Dies: Actor And Former USC/NFL Football Standout Was 72.
Former USC and National Football League star Tim Rossovich, who built a post-athletic acting career in various roles, has died after a long illness, according to USC News. He was 72 and passed Thursday in Sacramento.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 3, 2018: Michele Carey Dies: ‘El Dorado’ And ‘Live A Little, Love A Little’ Actress Was 75.
Model-turned-actress Michele Carey died November 21 from natural causes in her home in Newport Beach. The news was announced on her Facebook page. She was 75.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 4, 2018: Philip Bosco Dies: ‘Working Girl’ And ‘The Savages’ Actor Was 88.
Tony Award-winning actor Philip Bosco who also starred in Working Girl and The Savages died Monday night in his home in Haworth, New Jersey. He was 88.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 3, 2018: Geoff Murphy Dies: Kiwi Filmmaker Who Worked On ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Trilogy Was 80.
Geoff Murphy, a leading figure in the New Zealand movie industry in the 1970s and ’80s who also helmed such Hollywood fare as Young Guns II and Freejack and was second-unit director on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has died. He was 80. Murphy’s death was confirmed by The New Zealand Herald.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 28, 2018: Gloria Katz Dies: Oscar-Nominated ‘American Graffiti’ Screenwriter Was 76.
Producer and screenwriter Gloria Katz died Sunday in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 76.
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CNN, reported November 26, 2018; Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director of 'Last Tango in Paris,' dies at age 77.
Bernardo Bertolucci, the award-winning movie director, has died aged 77 following a battle with cancer, Italian officials confirmed Monday.

Bertolucci was perhaps best-known for introducing explicit cinematic sex into the mainstream through his erotic drama "Last Tango in Paris," starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 24, 2018: Ricky Jay Dies: Renowned Magician And ‘Boogie Nights’ Actor Was 70.
Known for his professional career as a magician and his roles in films like Boogie Nights and the HBO series Deadwood, Ricky Jay has died. He was 70.
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The Hollywood Reporter, reported November 24, 2018: Nicolas Roeg, Director of David Bowie's 'The Man Who Fell to Earth,' Dies at 90.
The London native, who started out as a cinematographer, also guided Mick Jagger in 'Performance' and helmed 'Walkabout,' 'Don't Look Now' and 'Bad Timing.'
Essence, reported November 18, 2018: .
Frances Taylor Davis, the first wife of music legend Miles Davis, died Saturday morning. She was 89.
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“Frances was granted a scholarship at age 16 to study dance at the Dunham Technique in NY with Katherine Dunham. She trained and toured extensively with Dunham’s professional dance company in Europe and South Africa,” according to the family’s press statement. “On the 1948 tour, Frances was recruited for a special presentation to perform with the Paris Opera Ballet. She was the first African American in the history of the company to be invited to perform with the esteemed ballet company.”

She also appeared with Sammy Davis, Jr. in “Porgy And Bess,” “Mr. Wonderful” and “Shinbone Alley,” in addition to appearing with the original cast of “West Side Story” on Broadway.

Despite her immense talent, however, many remember her for her relationship to Miles Davis. The famous musician put her on the cover of his iconic 1961 album “ “Someday My Prince Will Come.”
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 19, 2018: Witold Sobocinski Dies: Cinematographer On Films By Polanski, Wajda & Others Was 89.
Witold Sobocinski, a Polish cinematographer who worked with countrymen including Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Zanussi and also was a celebrated jazz musician and a teacher at Lodz Film School, has died. He was 89. Lodz announced the news but did not give details.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 18, 2018: Pablo Ferro Dies: Award-Winning Title Designer On ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Was 83.
Pablo Ferro, who is known for his distinct title design and work in graphic design, died of complications from pneumonia Friday in Sedona, Arizona. The award-winning designer was 83.

Born on January 15, 1935 in Cuba, Ferro, a self-taught artist became known for eye-catching and stylized title design in film which included iconic films including Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange and Dr. Strangelove as well as others such as Bullitt, Men In Black, and Married to the Mob. During the mid-’50s he worked in animation before working with Disney animator Tytla who would become his mentor. He also worked with the would-be legend Stan Lee on a series of sci-fi and adventure comics.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 16, 2018: William Goldman Dies; Oscar Winning Writer Of ‘Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid’ Was 87.
I have been informed by friends of the family that William Goldman died last night. He was 87. Goldman, who twice won screenwriting Oscars for All The President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, passed away last night in his Manhattan home, surrounded by family and friends. His health had been failing for some time, and over the summer his condition deteriorated.
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Goldman began as a novelist and transitioned to writing scripts with Masquerade in 1965. While his greatest hits were the indelible pairing of Robert Redford with Paul Newman in the George Roy Hill-directed Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Redford and Dustin Hoffman in the Alan Pakula-directed toppling of President Richard Nixon drama All The President’s Men, he wrote the scripts for many other great movies. The list includes the Hoffman-starrer Marathon Man, as well as The Princess Bride, The Stepford Wives, The Great Waldo Pepper, A Bridge Too Far, Chaplin and Misery. He also did a lot of behind the scenes script doctoring without taking a screen credit, as on films that included A Few Good Men and Indecent Proposal.
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CBS News, reported November 12, 2018: Marvel legend Stan Lee has died at 95.
Stan Lee, the legendary Marvel Comics co-creator and publisher, has died at 95. Gamespot Editor-in-Chief Randolph Ramsay joins CBSN to discuss Lee's legacy.
Also, PBS NewsHour, reported November 12, 2018: How Stan Lee helped 'revolutionize' comic books.
We remember Stan Lee, writer and editor of Marvel Comics and creator of iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four. William Brangham has the story of this pop culture legend.
Videos and more at Crazy Eddie's Motie News.

Deadline Hollywood, reported November 11, 2018: Douglas Rain Dies: Stage Actor And Voice Of HAL 9000 In ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Was 90.
Actor of stage and screen Douglas Rain died Sunday morning from natural causes in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital outside Stratford, Ontario. He was 90.

If you don’t recognize Rain’s from his numerous roles on stage, you may recognize his voice as the sentient computer HAL 9000 from Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 4, 2018: Carlo Giuffre Dies: Italian Actor From ‘Pinocchio’ Was 89.
Carlo Giuffre, who is best known for his role as Geppetto in Roberto Benigni’s live-action 2002 adaptation of Pinocchio, died in Rome November 1. He was 89.

Deadline Hollywood, reported November 2, 2018: Raymond Chow Dies: Iconic Hong Kong Producer Launched Bruce Lee & Jackie Chan.
Raymond Chow, the Hong Kong producer who brought Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to the masses as producer of such films as Enter the Dragon, The Chinese Connection, Police Story, Rumble in the Bronx and The Cannonball Run, died today. He was 91.

Deadline Hollywood, reported October 30, 2018: Whitey Bulger Dies: Mobster-Turned-Informant Inspired Film & TV Characters.
James “Whitey” Bulger, the one-time leader of the South Boston mob who became a controversial FBI informant and was played by Johnny Depp in Scott Cooper’s 2015 film Black Mass, was killed this morning in a high-security West Virginia federal prison. He was 89. Details of his death have not been announced.
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He inspired a number of characters in Hollywood films and TV shows. Along with the Black Mass film, Jack Nicholson’s Frank Costello role in Martin Scorsese’s Best Picture Oscar winner The Departed was based on Bulger, as was James Woods’ Sully Sullivan in Ray Donovan. Another Showtime drama, Brotherhood, about a state politician whose brother was a crime boss, was inspired by Bulger and his brother Billy.
No tears for Whitey from me.

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Deadline Hollywood, reported October 24, 2018: James Karen Dies: ‘Poltergeist’ Actor Was 94.
James Karen, who is best known for his roles in Poltergeist and The Return of the Living Dead, died October 23 at his home in Los Angeles. His wife Alba confirmed the news. He was 94.
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RTE.ie, reported October 22, 2018: Willy Wonka star Diana Sowle has died at the age of 88.
Diana Swale, the US actress best known for playing Charlie’s mother Mrs Bucket in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory has died at the age of 88.
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