| May 27, 2008
Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa" who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including "The Way We Were" and "Tootsie," died Monday. He was 73.
Pollack, who also was a producer and actor,...
| May 30, 2008
Harvey Korman, an Emmy-winning comedic actor best known for playing the self-described "luminous second banana" for a decade on television's "The Carol Burnett Show" and for starring in such Mel Brooks films as "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 81....
| Oct 29, 2008
Estelle Reiner, 94, a singer, artist and actress known for her cameo role in her son Rob Reiner's 1989 film "When Harry Met Sally," died Saturday, her family announced.
A cause of death was not given for Reiner, who was married to comedian Carl Reiner...
| Nov 28, 2008
William Gibson, 94, a Tony Award-winning playwright best known for "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan, died Tuesday at his home in Stockbridge, Mass. The family did not disclose the cause of death....
| Dec 12, 2008
Though it never actually happened, just imagine this assemblage of talent in a room together: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Val Kilmer, Anne Bancroft (in her last role), Chris Kattan, Malcolm McDowell, Louis Gossett Jr., Michael Clarke Duncan,...
| May 6, 2009
Dom DeLuise, the mirthful, moon-faced comic actor who provided frequent comedic support in television variety shows of the 1960s and '70s and in movies starring Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds, has died. He was 75.
DeLuise died Monday evening at St. John'...
| Mar 29, 2009
Barbara Smit: "Sneaker Wars" (Harper Perennial)
Two great sneaker companies, Adidas and Puma, were created by two brothers who began as partners and later turned into fierce rivals. Who knew? Smit limns out the story of Adi and Rudi Dassler, who...
| Sep 3, 2009
Dick Berg, a longtime television and motion picture writer and producer, died Tuesday from a fall at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87.
A pioneer of the made-for-television movie format that revolutionized network programming in the 1970s, Berg helped...
| Jan 25, 2010
James Mitchell, a stage and film actor and dancer who became a soap opera staple in his role as Palmer Cortlandt on the long-running ABC show "All My Children," has died. He was 89.
Mitchell died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of...