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Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90 "His acting in `Brighton Rock' was brilliant, his directing of `Gandhi' was stunning," Cameron said. Attenborough won an Academy Award for best director with "Gandhi" in 1982, only one of many highlights of a distinguished career as actor and director. With his abundant snow-white hair and beard, Attenborough was one of the most familiar faces on the British arts scene - universally known as "Dickie." He appeared in a many major Hollywood films, directed a series of movies and was known for his extensive work as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and other humanitarian causes. As a director, Attenborough made several successful movies, from "Oh What a Lovely War" in 1969 to "Chaplin" and "Shadowlands" in the 1990s. But his greatest success was "Gandhi," a film that was 20 years in the planning and won eight Oscars, including best picture. The generation that was introduced to Attenborough as an avuncular veteran actor in the 1990s - when he played the failed theme park developer in "Jurassic Park" and Kriss Kringle in a remake of "Miracle on 34th Street" - may not have appreciated his dramatic range. A small, energetic man with a round face that remained boyish even in old age, he was perfectly cast at the start of his career as the young sailor or airman of British movies during and after World War II.
In his 1942 film debut as a terrified warship's crewman in "In Which We Serve," a 19-year-old Attenborough made a small part into one of the most memorable roles in the movie, which won the Best Picture Oscar. In 1947, Attenborough gave one of the best performances of his career as the menacing teenage thug Pinkie in "Brighton Rock," the film version of Graham Greene's novel. 'Beverly Hillbillies' Actress Donna Douglas Dies at 81 Donna Douglas, best known for her role as the tomboy, critter-loving Elly May Clampett on the 1960s fish-out-of-water CBS sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, died on New Year’s Day, according to WAFB Channel 9 in Louisiana, which cited family members. She was 81. Douglas also co-starred opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 film Frankie and Johnny (she was Frankie, like Elvis playing a performer on a Mississippi River riverboat) and stood out as the hospitalized woman underneath the bandages in the memorable 1960 Twilight Zone episode "The Eye of the Beholder." Webmaster's note I got this story on 20150102 via Twitter
Diana Muldaur - Dr. Katherine Pulaski from TNG Gerry Parkes who was famous for his roles in Fraggle Rock and Boondock Saints has died. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday.
Happy Birthday to Rosalind Chao, who played Keiko O'Brien in The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine If road to heaven is paid with good deeds, just where’s that leave Boss Hogg
Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday 2014-09-04. She was 81. Morita died in 2005 of kidney failure at the age of 73, more than two decades after the iconic movie's release. The actor, who had been active in films for more than 40 years, was able to see how the movie shaped pop culture and how ingrained it's famous quotes like "Sweep the leg" and "Finish him" became in our society.
Movin' On Remembering Patrick Swayze! Today (2014-08-21) he would have been 62
Thanks Walking Dead Now when I am driving late We mourn the loss of actor, Richard Kiel, 74, who passed away earlier today (20140911) at Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno. Kiel was most well known as the villain, Jaws in two James Bond movies
Wish Len Cariou a happy birthday! (Sep 30) Did you know he is one of the theater world's most beloved talents?

Darrell Winfield, cowboy who played a Marlboro Man, dies at 85

2:17am ET

Darrell Winfield, one of the Marlboro Men who appeared in dozens of ads over several decades, died Monday at his home in Wyoming. He was 85.


Webmasters Note: Not sure when this happen but I prepared this post on 2015-01-15.,
Updates for 2015-01-16 start here.
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