Deadline Hollywood, reported January 10, 2019: Mary Kay Stearns Dies: Pioneering Star Of 1940s Sitcom Was 93.
Mary Kay Stearns, one of TV’s earliest, if now largely forgotten, sitcom stars who beat Lucille Ball to on-air pregnancy by at least four years, died Nov. 17 in Newport Beach, California. She was 93.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 9, 2019: Gregg Rudloff Dies: Three-Time Oscar-Winning Sound Mixer Was 63.
Gregg Rudloff, a three-time Oscar-winning sound mixer and seven-time nominee whose career spanned more than 35 years, has died in Los Angeles. He was 63. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is treating his death as a possible suicide.
Rudloff, who was one of the film industry’s most prolific and honored soundmen, won Academy Awards for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Matrix (1999) and Glory (1989). He also was Oscar-nominated four other times — for American Sniper, Argo, Flags of Our Fathers and The Perfect Storm — and won a 1986 Emmy for sound mixing An Early Frost.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 8, 2019: William Morgan Sheppard Dies: ‘Star Trek’ Actor Was 86.
William Morgan Sheppard, best known for his work in Star Trek: The Next Generation the series and subsequent Star Trek films, died Sunday. He was 86.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 6, 2019: Christine McGuire Dies: Pop Singer, Radio & TV Star Of McGuire Sisters Was 92.
Christine McGuire, whose pop hits propelled her and her singing sisters to many radio and television appearances, died Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, where she lived. She was 92 and her family confirmed the death, but did not provide a cause.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 4, 2019: Al Reinert Dies: Oscar-Nominated ‘Apollo 13’ Screenwriter Was 71.
Al Reinert, who covered NASA for the Houston Chronicle and went on to co-write the screenplay for Apollo 13 which earned him an Oscar nomination, has died. He was 71. Reinert died New Year’s Eve of complications of cancer at his home in Wimberley, Texas, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 4, 2019: Richard Marks Dies: Four-Time Editing Oscar Nominee Who Worked On ‘Apocalypse Now’ & ‘As Good As It Gets’ Was 75.
Richard Marks, a film editor who scored four Oscar nominations during a prolific 50-year career and earned a Career Achievement Award from the American Cinema Editors, has died at 75. ACE executive director Jenni McCormack confirmed that Marks died December 31 but gave no other details.

Marks earned his Best Film Editing Academy Award noms for Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now (1979) and a trio of pics by James L. Brooks: As Good As It Gets (1997) — which he also co-produced — Broadcast News (1987) and Best Picture Oscar winner Terms of Endearment (1983). He also edited Coppola’s Best Picture winner The Godfather Part II and Brooks’ I’ll Do Anything, How Do You Know and Spanglish, among dozens of other credits.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 2, 2019: Herb Ellis Dies: ‘Dragnet’ Actor And Jack Webb Collaborator Was 97.
Herb Ellis, an actor and director known for helping Jack Webb create the iconic TV series Dragnet, died Dec. 26 in San Gabriel, Calif. He was 97.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 2, 2019: Joe Stapleton Dies: Longtime Boston Traffic Reporter, ‘Spotlight’ Actor Was 55.
Joe Stapleton, a veteran Boston traffic reporter and actor who appeared in several films including Spotlight, Manchester by the Sea and Mystic River among others, has died. Stapleton died suddenly on New Year’s Day, according to WBZ News Radio, where he had worked until his death. He was 55.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 2, 2019: Bob Einstein Dies: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor Who Also Played Super Dave Osborne Was 76.
Bob Einstein, a two-time Emmy winner who has recurred on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm since its launch and created the wacky Super Dave Osborne character, died today in Indian Wells, CA. He was 76 and recently had been diagnosed with cancer.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 2, 2019: Gene Okerlund Dies: WWE Interviewer Dubbed “Mean Gene” By Jesse Ventura Was 76; Hulk Hogan, Others Tweet Tributes.
Gene Okerlund, the WWE interviewer dubbed “Mean Gene” by wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura, has died, according to the WWE. He was 76.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 1, 2019: Kader Khan Dies: Bollywood Actor Was 81.
Veteran Bollywood actor-screenwriter Kader Khan died Monday after a long illness at a hospital in Toronto, Canada, his family confirmed to Indian media outlets. He was 81.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 31, 2018: Marc Hauser Dies: Celebrity Photographer For John Mellencamp’s ‘Scarecrow’ Was 66.
Marc Hauser, the Chicago celebrity photographer whose work became the cover photo of John Mellencamp’s acclaimed Scarecrow album, has died. He was 66 and passed away from multiple health complications, according to a Facebook post from his studio.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 31, 2018: Don McKay Dies: ‘West Side Story’ Actor Was 93.
Don McKay, who portrayed Tony in the 1958 London premiere of West Side Story, died Thursday in Manhattan. He was 93. His nephew, Sean McKenna, confirmed McKay’s death to Playbill.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 15, 2019: Carol Channing Dies: Original Star Of Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Was 97.
Carol Channing, a Broadway legend who was known for her signature lead role in Hello, Dolly! and continued performing well into her 90s, has died of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, CA. She was 97.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 31, 2018: Don Lusk Dies: Disney Animator On ‘Fantasia’ & ‘Bambi’ Who Later Worked At Hanna-Barbera Was 105.
Don Lusk, an animator and director who worked on Disney classics including Fantasia, Bambi and Pinocchio before moving to Hanna-Barbera in the 1960s, died Sunday. He was 105. His longtime friend Navah-Paskowitz Asner, announced the news on social media.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 30, 2018: Hector Xtravaganza Dies: New York Ball Culture Icon And ‘Pose’ Consultant Was 60.
Hector Xtravaganza, a founding member of the House of Xtravaganza, one of the most recognizable houses in New York’s ball and vogueing scene died Sunday. He was 60.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 30, 2018: Mrinal Sen Dies: Acclaimed Director Won India’s Top Film Honor, Was 95.
Mrinal Sen, the filmmaker who won India’s highest film honor, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, has died. He was 95 and passed from natural causes at his home in Kolkata.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 29, 2018: Dame June Whitfield Dies: Actress In ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Was 93.
Dame June Whitfield, best known for her role in Absolutely Fabulous, died at her home on Friday night, according to her agent. She was 93.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 29, 2018: Ringo Lam Dies: Hong Kong Director Of ‘City On Fire’ Was 63.
Influential Hong Kong film director, producer, and screenwriter Ringo Lam died Saturday. He was 63.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 28, 2018: Norman Gimbel Dies: Grammy And Oscar Winning Songwriter For Film, TV Was 91.
Songwriter Norman Gimbel, whose works won him an Oscar, Grammy and admission to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has died. He passed on Dec. 19 at his home in Montecito, Calif. at age 91, according to a tribute posted by BMI.


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