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. […]

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 […]

PASSAGES – William L. Manger

June 7, 2019

William (Bill) L. Manger, age 79, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Van Nuys, California. A loving husband, father of three daughters and grandfather of seven grandchildren, he succumbed to a long-fought battle with diabetes and is now at peace. […]

PASSAGES – Norman Hollyn, ACE

June 7, 2019

Norman Hollyn, ACE, was a large persona: tall, with a head of snow-white hair and a great laugh. His life was enormous and touched thousands of people around the world. He was an assistant editor, a music editor, a picture editor, an author, a teacher, a husband and a father. He was also the first holder of the Michael Kahn Endowed Chair of Editing at the University of Southern California, where he served as a full professor at the School of Cinematic Arts. […]

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