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  • Ben Gazzara dies at 81; veteran actor of stage and screen

    Ben Gazzara dies at 81; veteran actor of stage and screen
    A New York native of Sicilian heritage, Ben Gazzara was a strongly masculine, subtly menacing screen presence with a gravelly voice that one writer described as "saloon-cured" and another said could strip paint at 50 paces. The veteran actor, who died...
  • Charles Higham dies at 81; controversial celebrity biographer

    Charles Higham dies at 81; controversial celebrity biographer
    Charles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially, Errol Flynn, died April 21 at his Los Angeles home. He...
  • Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent

    Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent
    Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. For two decades, Mengers was one of...
  • Polly Platt dies at 72; Oscar-nominated art director

    Polly Platt dies at 72; Oscar-nominated art director
    Polly Platt, the Oscar-nominated production designer of such films as "The Last Picture Show" and "Terms of Endearment" and producer of "Broadcast News" and "Say Anything," has died. She was 72. Platt died Wednesday of Lou Gehrig's disease at her home in...
  • Andrew Sarris dies at 83; longtime film critic

    Andrew Sarris dies at 83; longtime film critic
    Film critic Andrew Sarris began his rise to prominence in the early 1960s when, fresh off an extended visit to Paris, he became a primary spokesman for a theory that would reverberate throughout the cinema world. Screenwriters and producers may have...
  • Bert Schneider dies at 78; 'Easy Rider' producer

    Bert Schneider dies at 78; 'Easy Rider' producer
    Bert Schneider, the iconoclastic producer behind a trio of influential movies — "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces" and "The Last Picture Show" — that captured the rootlessness and discontent of the late 1960s and '70s and became symbols of a new...
  • ‘Moguls & Movie Stars’ studies Hollywood dreams and nightmares

     
    Walt Disney had it easy. Mickey Mouse wasn't a difficult star. But Jack Warner battled James Cagney, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland, among others. TCM's epic “Moguls & Movie Stars” is beautifully arranged scrapbook of Hollywood history...
  • Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Los Angeles Times file photo [Update: This is “What’s Up Doc?” with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal, as most people realized. ] For all those Daily Mirror readers who complain when a mystery photo is......
  • The Redford bio, a bit too ‘authorized’ for my tastes

     
    If a subject is popular enough, sooner or later you'll get something like a definitive biography of that person, simply because somebody eventually synthesizes the information that subject WANTS us to know and the dirt and analysis they DON'T want out...
  • On Polly Platt: She was Hollywood's ultimate creative muse

     
    Polly Platt was a creative muse and inspiration to such Hollywood filmmakers as Jim Brooks, Peter Bogdanovich, Cameron Crowe and Wes Anderson...
  • 'Smurfs' producer's other job? Film school dean

     
    Jordan Kerner, producer of "The Smurfs" is not just a movie producer, he's dean of the school of filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts....
  • Around Town: 'Last Picture Show' and Duncan Jones

     
    A 40th anniversary reunion screening of “The Last Picture Show,” a tribute to the vintage TV series “Insight” and a personal appearance by filmmaker Duncan Jones with screenings of his two films, “Moon” and “...