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Such tragic news. Jonathan Demme was a visionary director and artist. His loss will be felt for a very long time. RIP. 🙁April 26, 2017 at 11:49 am #1202076975
Demme was a phenomenal American mainstream auteur from the 80s, a generation that changed everything. He did a Justin Timberlake concert film for Netflix last year that was pretty great, a nice goodbye. Will be missed.April 26, 2017 at 12:41 pm #1202077029
Jodie Foster tribute:April 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm #1202077173
Awww Demme. RIP to him. The Silence of the Lambs will always remain a significant impact in film culture.May 5, 2017 at 8:40 pm #1202085409
Character actor Don Gordon, who appeared alongside his friend Steve McQueen in “Bullitt,” “Papillon,” and “The Towering Inferno,” died April 24 in Los Angeles, according to his wife.
Gordon, who often played tough cops and gangsters, was Emmy-nominated for “The Defenders” in 1962. His first major television role came in “The Blue Angels,” which ran in 1960-61.
In “Bullitt,” he played Delgetti, the partner of McQueen’s detective character. In “Papillon,” he was the inmate Julot; he was a fire captain in “The Towering Inferno.”
His early TV roles included roles in McQueen’s 1959 “Wanted: Dead or Alive,” “Peyton Place,” “Border Patrol,” “U.S. Marshal,” and “Twilight Zone” episodes “The Four of Us Are Dying” and “The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross.” His other 1960s TV appearances included “The Lloyd Bridges Show,” “Channing,” “Empire,” “The Fugitive,” and “The Outer Limits.”
In the 1970s, he appeared in “Columbo” and starred in the TV series “Lucan” in 1977-78. His film appearances included Dennis Hopper’s “The Last Movie” and “Out of the Blue,” as well as “The Beast Within,” “Fuzz,” “Slaughter,” and “The Mack.”
Gordon wrote the screenplay for “The Lollipop Cover,” in which he also starred.
He is survived by his wife Denise and a daughter, Gabrielle.May 9, 2017 at 4:36 pm #1202088577
Actor and Holocaust survivor/rescuer Curt Lowens has passed away. http://www.thewrap.com/curt-lowens-holocaust-survivor-rescuer-actor-dies-91/May 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm #1202089564
Actor Michael Parks has passed away. http://www.thewrap.com/michael-parks-dies-77-quentin-tarantino-kevin-smith/May 14, 2017 at 8:51 pm #1202093089
Powers Boothe, a character actor on the small and big screen, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 68.
Boothe died in his sleep Sunday morning of natural causes, his rep tells Variety.
Boothe appeared in several comic book shows and movies, portraying Senator Roark in “Sin City” and it’s sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” (pictured above). He also had a small role in “The Avengers.”
He also played Gideon Malick for eleven episodes on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” As a voice actor, he voiced Gorilla Grodd and Red Tornado on the animated “Justice League” series.
His talents weren’t only limited to genre material. He played former mayor Lamar Wyatt on 26 episodes of the country drama “Nashville,” as well as Judge “Wall” Hatfield on “Hatfields & McCoys.” Prior to that, he played saloon owner Cy Tolliver on “Deadwood” and Vice President Daniels on “24.”
“It’s with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband.”
In 1980, Boothe took home the Emmy for lead actor in a limited series or special for playing infamous cult leader Jim Jones in “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.”
According to reps, there will be a private service held in Texas where he was from. A memorial celebration in his honor is being considered for a future date. Donations can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which honors the nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.May 15, 2017 at 9:45 am #1202093631
RIP Brad GreyMay 23, 2017 at 11:20 am #1202100573May 23, 2017 at 1:38 pm #1202100627
RIP Dina MerrillMay 23, 2017 at 6:43 pm #1202100876
RIP Clerks actress Lisa Spoonauer. http://www.thewrap.com/clerks-lisa-spoonauer-dies-44-kevin-smith/June 1, 2017 at 2:34 pm #1202108377
Publicist Joe Hyams and actor Wendell Burton have passed away.June 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm #1202111675
Peter Sallis, best known as the voice of Wallace in all of the Wallace & Gromit animated shorts and films, has passed away. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jun/05/peter-sallis-actor-wallace-and-gromit-dies