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 4, 2018: Jael Strauss Dies: ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Contestant Who Shared Cancer Diagnosis Was 34.
Jael Strauss, the America’s Next Top Model season 8 contestant who announced her cancer diagnosis in October and shared her short battle with the disease on Facebook, died this morning in Austin, Texas. She was 34.
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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 4, 2018: Roger V. Burton Dies: ‘Baskets’ Actor And Musician Was 90.
Actor and musician Roger V. Burton died November 30 at his home in Santa Monica, Deadline has learned. He was 90.
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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 December 1, 2018: Ken Berry Dies: The ‘Mama’s Family’, ‘F-Troop’ Actor Was 85.
Ken Berry, who is best known for his roles in the classic TV shows Mama’s Family and F-Troop, died Saturday. He was 85.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 30, 2018: Kuma Dies: Trained Animal Actor For Disney Channel, Nick Jr. Was 16.
Kuma, a dog who played “Stan” on early episodes of Disney Channel’s Dog With A Blog, and later appeared in Nick Jr.’s Mutt & Stuff, has died. He was 16 years old (just shy of 17) and suffered from complications from a recent stroke.
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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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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 27, 2018: ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Stephen Hillenburg Dead At 57.
Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Nickelodeon’s signature cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants, died on Monday. He was 57.
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New York Times, reported November 20, 2018: Dennis Wrong, 94, One of the Last of the ‘New York Intellectuals,’ Dies.
Dennis Wrong, a Canadian sociologist who was among the last survivors of the formidable but fractious cadre of mid-20th-century sophists who argued together as the New York Intellectuals, died on Nov. 8 in Westford, Mass. He was 94.
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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.'

Variety via NBC News, reported November 21, 2018: LFO singer Devin Lima dies at 41 after battle with cancer.
LFO singer Devin Lima died early Wednesday morning after a year-long battle with stage 4 cancer, Variety has confirmed. He was 41.
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New York Times, reported November 20, 2018: Blanche Burton-Lyles, Pianist and Flame Keeper, Dies at 85.
Blanche Burton-Lyles, an accomplished classical pianist who devoted much of her energy later in life to preserving the legacy of the woman whom she called her mentor, the opera singer Marian Anderson, died on Nov. 12 in Philadelphia. She was 85.

Jillian Patricia Pirtle, Ms. Burton-Lyles’s successor as overseer of the National Marian Anderson Museum in Philadelphia, said the cause was heart failure.

Ms. Burton-Lyles had an extensive performing career that began when she was a child. It included a Young People’s Concert in November 1947, when she was 14, at Carnegie Hall, at which she played with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Rudolph Ganz. The museum’s biography of her says she was the first black female pianist to perform with the orchestra at Carnegie.
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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 15, 2018: Kim Porter Dies: Model, Actress, Mother Of Sean Combs Children Was 47.
Kim Porter, an actress and model who was the mother of rapper Sean Combs’s three children, died today at her Toluca Lake home. She was 47 and had been suffering from an undisclosed respiratory illness for several weeks, according to reports. No official cause of death has been determined.
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