Ben Gazzara, star of “Anatomy of a Murder” and “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie” has died at age 81. The actor, who was a favorite of director John Cassavetes, died of pancreatic cancer at Bellevue Hospital Center, his lawyer, Jay Julien, told the New York Times.
He was a contemporary of higher-profile stars Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger and also studied at the famed Actors Studio in Manhattan. He conquered… Continue reading Ben Gazzara Dead: Actor Dies At 81
Eiko Ishioka, who won an Oscar for her striking and avant garde costumes in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Dracula,” has died at the age of 73. In the foreword to her 2000 book “Eiko On Stage,” Coppola described her work as “breathtakingly original, strange and sensuous.” Tracy Roberts, her studio manager, told the LA Times that Ishioka died Jan 21. in Tokyo of pancreatic cancer. Her work was most recently seen… Continue reading Eiko Ishioka Dead: Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Dies At 73
Ian Abercrombie has passed away at age 77, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Perhaps best known for playing Seinfeld‘s Mr. Pitt—Elaine’s fussy, socks-obsessed, Woody Woodpecker balloon-loving boss—the British character actor’s TV credits span nearly fifty years and include roles on such shows as Birds of Prey, Dynasty, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Wizards of Waverly Place, and many more.
Rest in peace, Mr. Abercrombie. I’ll be spending the rest of the… Continue reading RIP: Seinfeld's Ian Abercrombie Dies at 77
Death watch on Wisteria Lane!
EW has learned exclusively that a major character will meet her (or his) demise in an episode of Desperate Housewives that’s currently shooting in Burbank, CA.
The cast just learned about the shocking death this week. ABC won’t spill details — we don’t know if its one of ladies or one of the husbands — but the pivotal passing will air in March.
Though the actor obviously won’t appear… Continue reading ‘Desperate Housewives’ scoop: Major character dies!
Violinist Israel Baker, who helped score films such as “Psycho” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” died on Christmas Day at the age of 92.
As the Los Angeles Times points out, Baker was best known for his work in the famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” The musician was the lead violinists on the legendary score, that’s been ranked alongside ‘Jaws’ as one of the… Continue reading Israel Baker Dead: Violinist for Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' Score Dies at 92 (VIDEO)