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: 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 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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io9/Gizmodo, reported November 29, 2018: Marvel and Netflix Have Canceled Daredevil.
The show that kicked off Marvel and Netflix’s ambitious series of interconnected superhero shows has come to an untimely end.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Daredevil—which recently launched its third season to acclaim—has joined Iron Fist and Luke Cage in being canceled by Netflix, as the streaming service begins to move on from its Marvel universe while Marvel Studios sets its sights on premium series for its parent company Disney’s upcoming service, Disney+.
I wish I could say I was surprised, but instead I'm just cynical.

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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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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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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 15, 2018: Roy Clark Dies: ‘Hee Haw’ And Country Music Star Was 85.
Roy Clark, the Grammy-winning country music singer-guitarist who co-hosted the long-running sketch/variety series Hee Haw with Buck Owens, died today of pneumonia complications at his home in Tulsa, OK. He was 85.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 14, 2018: Katherine MacGregor Dies: ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Actress Was 93.
Katherine MacGregor, best known for her role as Harriet Oleson on Little House on the Prairie, has died. She was 93. MacGregor died Tuesday in Woodland Hills, California, her representative confirmed to NBC News.
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She probably died at the Motion Picture Country Home, which is in Woodland Hills.
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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.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 8, 2018: Kitty O’Neil Dies: Deaf ‘Bionic Woman’ Stuntwoman, Speed Racer Was 72.
Kitty O’Neil, a deaf stuntwoman whose credits include the 1970s series Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman, has died of pneumonia at age 72. Her life story was told in a 1979 TV movie called Silent Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story starring Stockard Channing – with O’Neil herself handling stunts.

Deadline Hollywood, reported November 7, 2018: Eddie Foy III Dies: Casting Director Of Iconic TV Was 83; Shows Included ‘Happy Days’, ‘Cheers’, ‘I Dream Of Jeannie’.
Eddie Foy III, a casting director who worked on such classic series as Happy Days, Cheers, M*A*S*H and The Monkees, and was a third-generation member of the legendary Foy show business clan, died November 3 in a fall at his home in Denison, IA. He was 83.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 1, 2018: Beverly McClellan Dies: ‘The Voice’ Runner-Up Was 49.
Beverly McClellan, a standout on The Voice, has died. She was 49. McClellan, who was third runner-up on the NBC singing competition’s first season, was diagnosed in March with endometrial cancer, which metasticized, according to her GoFundMe page. Her wife, Monique, shared news of her death on Facebook.
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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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Variety, reported October 26, 2018: RIP ‘American Vandal,’ TV’s Best Depiction of Generation Z.
We may never exactly know why Netflix decided to cancel its Peabody Award winning comedy “American Vandal” after two critically lauded seasons. Without Netflix confirming any solid ratings numbers, it’s impossible to know if enough people watched; the best bet is that Netflix simply didn’t feel like gambling anymore on a show owned by CBS Television Studios instead of one wholly its own. But the truth is that no matter the reasoning was behind the decision, it truly is a shortsighted shame.
"American Vandal" was also nominated for an Emmy, which I wrote about in Crime and punishment a major theme of Limited Series nominees at the Emmy Awards for National Wildlife Day at Crazy Eddie's Motie News.

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Hollywood Reporter, reported October 20, 2018: Danny Leiner, Director of 'Dude, Where's My Car?' and 'Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,' Dies at 57.
Danny Leiner, who directed the popular slacker comedies Dude, Where's My Car? and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, has died. He was 57.

Leiner died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer, his brother, Ken, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Leiner also helmed episodes of such series as The Sopranos, Sports Night, Strangers With Candy, Arrested Development, The Office, Felicity, Everwood, Gilmore Girls, Freaks and Geeks, The Mind of the Married Man, The Tick and Party of Five.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported October 19, 2018: Netflix Pulls The Plug On ‘Luke Cage’, No Season 3 For Marvel’s Harlem Hero.
One week after Iron Fist was canned and the same day that the long awaited third season of Daredevil launched, Netflix has canceled Luke Cage.

“Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” Marvel and the streaming service said on Friday. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series.”

This axing of Luke Cage came as a surprise.
Unlike Iron Fist, this was probably undeserved.

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