terry jones dead

Another comedy legend has passed. Terry Jones, a founding member of the Monty Python troupe and a renowned comedian, screenwriter, filmmaker, poet, historian, and author, has died at age 77.

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buck henry dead

Buck Henry, the comedy screenwriting legend who penned The Graduate and co-created the spy spoof series Get Smart with Mel Brooks, has passed away. The two-time Oscar nominee was 89.

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Syd Mead dead

Syd Mead, the visual futurist and artist who helped influence the look of films like Blade Runner, Tron, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture, has died. He passed away in Pasadena, California on Monday due to complications from lymphoma. Read on for an appreciation of Mead’s incredible career. Read More »

danny aiello obit

Danny Aiello, a character actor with prominent roles in MoonstruckDo the Right Thing, and more, has died at the age of 89. Aiello’s career began in the 1970s, and he worked steadily for the next several decades. His turn as Sal in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and his acting roles included extensive work on both small and big screen.

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Caroll Spinney Dead

Caroll Spinney may not be a name that you’re familiar with, and there’s a chance you may have never seen his face. But you’ve undoubtedly seen his work, and he might have even shaped your childhood. Spinney is the puppeteer behind Sesame Street character Big Bird, as well as the grumpy Oscar the Grouch. After 50 years with the show, hired personally by Jim Henson himself, Spinney retired last fall, and this year he said his final farewell, having passed away at 85 years old. Read More »

robert evans dead

Robert Evans, the producer and former Paramount executive who played a major hand in films like ChinatownThe Godfather, and more, has died at 89. Evans’ time in Hollywood began with a short-lived acting career, but by the 1960s he had moved into producing. He would eventually rise to become the head of Paramount Pictures, and helped save the flailing studio with a series of films still hailed as classics to this day. Evans’ life was chronicled in the documentary The Kid Stays in the Picture, and he briefly lent his voice and persona to the animated series Kid Notorious.

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Robert Forster Dead at 78

Robert Forster has been kicking around Hollywood since the late 1960s. But it wouldn’t be until after decades of ups and downs later that his career would get the respect it deserved after starring in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown in 1997. Since then, Forster has brought his chiseled chin to an eclectic array of film. But on the day of his return to the world of Breaking Bad in the Netflix original El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, we’re sad to report that Robert Forster passed away at age 78. Read More »

Peter Fonda Dead

The films of the 1960s and early 1970s broke so many of the conventional rules of filmmaking, and they reinvigorated cinema with a creative edge that would change the landscape of Hollywood for decades to come. Right at the center of it all was Peter Fonda, the star, co-writer and producer of Easy Rider, one of the most rebellious and influential films of all-time. Sadly, this counterculture icon has died at 79 years old after a battle with lung cancer. Read More »

Russi Taylor Dead

It was only a couple years ago that I was genuinely taken aback by the depth of talent present in the voice of Russi Taylor. You may have only heard Ms. Taylor’s name for the first time over the weekend, but if you’re reading this, I’d submit that it’s impossible you never heard her voice before. There was her work on The Simpsons as the prissy nerd Martin Prince, her roles in films like Babe, and then, of course, one other part that she played for nearly 35 years: Minnie Mouse. She died last Friday, at age 75.

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rutger hauer obituary

Rutger Hauer, one of those one-of-a-kind actors who was always worth watching, no matter what he was starring in, has died. Hauer, perhaps most famous for his work as Roy Batty in Blade Runner, died on July 19 after a short illness. His funeral was held today. Hauer most recently appeared in the underseen 2018 Western The Sisters Brothers.

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