Longtime Film and TV Editor Susan Kesler Dies at 60

March 20, 2020

Longtime TV and film editor Susan Kesler died Thursday, March 19, following a brief battle with ovarian peritoneal cancer. She was 60. Kesler started out in the business as an apprentice editor on The Love Boat and Dynasty, two of the most popular TV shows in the late 1980s. Her career blossomed to include working as an assistant editor on such TV series as The X-Files, Crossing Jordan, Heroes, Alphas, Falling Skies […]

Max von Sydow, Star of ‘Seventh Seal’ and ‘Exorcist,’ Dies at 90

March 9, 2020

Max von Sydow, the tall, blond Swedish actor who cut a striking figure in American movies but was most identified with the signature work of a fellow Swede, the director Ingmar Bergman, died on Sunday. He was 90. His wife, Catherine von Sydow, confirmed the death in an emailed statement. No cause was given. […]

Kirk Douglas Dies: Hollywood Icon and ‘Spartacus’ Star was 103

February 5, 2020

Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in Spartacus, Lust for Life and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. If you asked Kirk Douglas who broke the Blacklist, his answer was always emphatic. His decision, in 1960, to include Dalton Trumbo’s name on the credits of […]

Buck Henry Dies: ‘The Graduate’ Writer, ‘Get Smart’ Co-Creator was 89

January 9, 2020

Buck Henry, the legendary screenwriter behind The Graduate and What’s Up, Doc? who also co-created Get Smart; Henry scored a pair of Oscar nominations — one for his and Calder Willingham’s adapted screenplay for The Graduate and another for directing with Warren Beatty the 1978 movie Heaven Can Wait. He also won a writing Emmy in 1967 for […]

Notable Hollywood, Entertainment Industry Deaths in 2019

January 1, 2020

Amid the chaos that was 2019, show business lost some major players. There were icons of the big screen (Peter Fonda, Doris Day) and TV (Valerie Harper, Rip Torn, Tim Conway), along with groundbreaking directors (John Singleton, Stanley Donen […]

Noted Czech Filmmaker Vojtech Jasny Dies at 93

November 16, 2019

Vojtech Jasny, an award-winning director from Czechoslovakia who made more than 50 films, has died. He was 93. Jasny passed away Friday, according to The Associated Press. The director was best known for his 1968 film, All My Good […]

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