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Wolfgang Petersen, ‘Air Force One,’ ‘Das Boot’ Director, Dies at 81

Wolfgang Petersen, who rode his acclaimed German-language film “Das Boot” into a career directing Hollywood blockbusters such as “In the Line of Fire,” “Air Force One,” “The Perfect…

Gene LeBell, Hollywood Stuntman and Martial Artist, Dies at 89

Hollywood stuntman and martial artist Gene LeBell has died. He was 89. Professional wrestler Bas Rutten announced LeBell’s death via Facebook, writing, “You will be greatly missed Gene,…

Gord Lewis, Guitarist and Co-Founder of Canada’s Teenage Head, Found Dead of Apparent Homicide

Gord Lewis, guitarist and founder of Canadian punk band Teenage Head, was found dead over the weekend in his Hamilton, Ontario apartment. According to The Spectator, Lewis’ death…

Olivia Newton-John, ‘Grease’ Star and ‘Physical’ Singer, Dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John, the top female pop vocalist of the 1970s who starred in movies including “Grease” and “Xanadu,” died Monday. She was 73. Her husband John Easterling posted…

Mike Lang, Leading Jazz and Studio Pianist, Dies at 80

Mike Lang, one of the preeminent pianists in Hollywood history, died of lung cancer Friday morning at his home in Studio City. He was 80. Lang played piano…

Nichelle Nichols, Uhura in ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89

Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed communications officer Uhura on the original “Star Trek” series, died Saturday night in Silver City, N.M. She was 89 years old. Nichols’ death was…

Tony Dow, Who Played Wally Cleaver on ‘Leave It to Beaver,’ Dies at 77

Tony Dow, the actor and director best known for playing the stalwart older brother Wally Cleaver to Jerry Mathers’ Beaver in the iconic series “Leave It to Beaver,”…

Shimada Yoko, Golden Globe-Winning Japanese Actor in ‘Shogun,’ Dies at 69

Shimada Yoko, the Japanese actor who earned a Golden Globe for her role as Mariko in 1980s miniseries ‘Shogun,’ has died, age 69. Japanese media reported that she…

Micky Dolenz on How Bob Rafelson Used the Monkees to Help Create a Looser, Hipper ‘New Hollywood’

Though regarded by cinephiles as one of the architects of the “New Hollywood” largely because of moody character studies like 1970’s “Five Easy Pieces,” filmmaker Bob Rafelson —…

Rebecca Balding, ‘Soap’ and ‘Charmed’ Star, Dies at 73

Rebecca Balding, the veteran stage and screen actress best known for her roles in the classic ABC sitcom “Soap” and the original “Charmed,” died on Monday following a…

Warner Bros. Discovery Sets South Asia Management Under Arjun Nohwar

Warner Bros. Discovery has unveiled its new management team for South Asia under the leadership of Arjun Nohwar, GM – South Asia. The move follows similar executive reshuffles…

Monty Norman, Composer of Iconic James Bond Theme, Dies at 94

Monty Norman, the composer behind the iconic James Bond theme, has died at the age of 94. A statement posted on his official website said, “It is with…