Legendary composer Marvin Hamlish has passed away at the age of 68.
Jason Lee, a family spokesman, said Hamlisch died on Monday after a brief illness.
The composer had a wildly successful career — an EGOT winner, he earned a Tony, three Oscars, four Emmys, and four Grammys — and is most famous for his scores for “A Chorus Line” and “The Way we Were.”
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Lupe Ontiveros, who starred in the 1997 film “Selena,” died today at the age of 69, after a battle with liver cancer.
Though Ontiveros played Selena’s killer in the Jennifer Lopez flick, the actress was best known as the consummate maid of film (she’s estimated to have played the role around 300 times, both in film and on stage).
Her “Selena” co-star Jacob Vargas was at her bedside last night, and broke… Continue reading Lupe Ontiveros Dead: 'Selena' Actress Dies At 69
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Frank Pierson has passed away at the age of 87.
Pierson is best known for his Oscar-nominated screenplays “Cool Hand Luke,” “Cat Ballou” and “Dog Day Afternoon,” the latter of which won him the gold in 1976. The Hollywood staple also served as President of the Writers Guild of America, from 1981-1983 and again from 1993-1995. More recently, he was President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts… Continue reading Frank Pierson Dead: 'Dog Day Afternoon' Screenwriter Dies At 87
The AP is reporting that actor Ernest Borgnine has died of renal failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 95.
Borgnine was best known for his work in both film and TV, having starred on the program “McHale’s Navy,” as Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale. Up on the big screen, Borgnine won an Oscar for one of his earliest roles, as the lead character in 1955′s “Marty,” which saw the actor playing… Continue reading Ernest Borgnine Dead: 'Marty' Actor Dies At 95
Susan Tyrrell, cult film staple and Academy Award nominee, passed away on Sunday at the age of 67.
Although Tyrrell spent her career playing somewhat unsavory types, her talent did not go unrecognized. She made her transition from the theater to film with 1971′s “Shoot Out,” and, by the following year, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in John Huston’s “Fat City.”
She went to star in over a dozen off-beat films… Continue reading Susan Tyrrell Dead: Cult Film Actress Dies At 67