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Ken Russell, the often controversial British director known for his flamboyant visual style in films such as "The Devils," "Altered States" and the Who's rock opera "Tommy," has died. He was 84. Russell, who lived in Lymington in southern England, died...
Michael Cacoyannis Filmmaker directed 'Zorba the Greek' Michael Cacoyannis, 89, the Cyprus-born filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic "Zorba the Greek," starring Anthony Quinn, died Monday at an Athens hospital of complications...
Culture MonsterArthur Penn, who died this week at age 88, will always be remembered for his film work, especially for directing the groundbreaking "Bonnie and Clyde." But Penn belonged to that increasingly rare breed of directors who felt at home on......
The new animated film "My Dog Tulip," based on British writer J.R. Ackerley's 1956 memoir by the same name, seems like a loving homage to the bond between man and dog. So it's surprising to hear filmmakers Paul and Sandra Fierlinger say they hope their...
Jill Clayburgh, whose Broadway and Hollywood acting career was highlighted by her Oscar-nominated roles in the 1970s films "An Unmarried Woman" and "Starting Over," died Friday. She was 66. Her husband, Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe, said...
Tags: Theater, Brian DePalma, Culture, Alan J Pakula, Robert De Niro
Clive Donner, who was part of the British new wave of directors in the 1960s with films such as "What's New Pussycat?" and "Nothing But the Best," has died. He was 84. Donner, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Tuesday in London, according to British news...
Tags: Peter Falk, Television, Robert Shaw, Comedy (genre), Jack Lemmon
Mohammed Sayed Tantawi Sheik was top cleric of Egypt Sheik Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, 81, Egypt's top cleric who was known for promoting the government agenda against female genital mutilation and the face veil, died of a heart attack Wednesday during a...
Culture MonsterThe Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Thursday that the recent Broadway production of David Mamet's "Oleanna" will be eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category. For people familiar with "Oleanna," the committee's decision points to...
Joan Alexander, a leading radio actress in the 1940s best known for playing Lois Lane, the ace reporter who was constantly being rescued from peril by Superman, died of an intestinal ailment May 21 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She was 94. After...
Special to The TimesILLEANA DOUGLAS appears in "Expired" with Samantha Morton and Teri Garr; it opens June 27 in L.A. She is working on another movie, "Oh Joy," with writer-director Greg Pritikin about "a guy, a girl and a cowboy." A new season of her Web show "Illeanarama"...
Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright who addressed the isolation, fear and brutality of life in an original style that changed the face of 20th century theater, has died. He was 78. Pinter, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for...
Times Staff WriterA mighty wind buffeted our Olympic Airways jet, bouncing it around as we descended at Heraklion, Crete's capital. As I maneuvered my stick-shift rental Opel through a maze of Heraklion's narrow one-way streets, desperately searching for the one that...
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