| Jan 5, 2011
Hideko Takamine, a child star in Japan in the 1930s who became one of her country's leading screen actresses during the post- World War II era, in which she played a variety of contemporary women who captured the tenor of the times, has died. She was 86....
| Feb 15, 2011
Kenneth Mars, 75, a veteran actor whose most memorable performances were his two collaborations with director Mel Brooks in "The Producers" and "Young Frankenstein," died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at his home in Granada Hills.
During a career that...
| Jan 26, 2011
Film producer and screenwriter
Bernd Eichinger, 61, a successful German film producer and screenwriter whose credits include the Oscar-nominated "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex," died Monday night in Los Angeles after...
| Dec 29, 2010
Brother raised artist Andy Warhol
John Warhola, 85, the older brother who helped raise Pop Art icon Andy Warhol and later helped establish the Andy Warhol Museum in their native Pittsburgh, died Christmas Eve after battling pneumonia at...
| Mar 1, 2011
Gary Winick, a pioneering producer and director of independent digital films who found mainstream success with such movies as "13 Going on 30" and "Letters to Juliet," has died. He was 49.
Winick, who was diagnosed with brain cancer about two years ago,...
| Feb 18, 2011
Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press'
Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home.
Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...
| May 7, 2011
David Mason, a classical musician best known for his distinctive piccolo trumpet solo on the Beatles' recording of "Penny Lane," has died. He was 85.
Mason died April 29 after a brief battle with leukemia, according to the All Music online database.
| Apr 28, 2011
Peter Lieberson, an American composer who wrote his most inspired songs for his great love, the late mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, died Saturday of complications from lymphoma at a hospital in Tel Aviv, where he had been receiving treatment. He...
| Apr 19, 2011
Michael Sarrazin, a tall, dark-eyed Canadian actor who starred opposite Jane Fonda in Sydney Pollack's 1969 film "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", died of cancer Sunday at a Montreal hospital, said his agent, Michael Oscars. He was 70.
| Jun 14, 2011
When disagreements between some of Hollywood's most powerful people began to roil plans for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie several years ago, some in the entertainment industry were advising filmmakers to walk away.
But Laura Ziskin, the franchise's...
| May 19, 2011
Actor was a regular on TV's 'Daktari'
Ross Hagen, 72, a handsomely rugged actor who was a regular on the 1960s TV series "Daktari" and starred in the low-budget biker movies "The Hellcats" and "The Sidehackers," died of prostate cancer May...