Category Archives: Late Greats

Bergman Muse Bibi Andersson Dies @ 83

Bibi Andersson, known for her association with the late Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), died Sunday, April 14, in Stockholm. She was 83. Andersson (L) with Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) & Liv Ullmann (b. 1938) promoting Persona. (Image via Swedish TV SVT) The New York Times reports her death was confirmed by a spokesman. Andersson was born November…
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Georgia Engel of ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Dies @ 70

Such sad news: Georgia Engel, famous as Georgette on Mary Tyler Moore (1972-1977), died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey. She was 70. Georgia Engel (July 28, 1948-April 12, 2019) The cause, according to The New York Times, is undetermined because, in keeping with her Christian Scientist beliefs, Engel did not consult doctors. What a shame.…
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Seymour Cassel of ‘Faces,’ ‘Rushmore’ Dies @ 84

Seymour Cassel, an actor with steady credits for over 60 years, died Sunday in L.A. of complications of Alzheimer's disease, Variety reports. He was 84. Seymour Cassel: January 22, 1935-April 7, 2019 (Image via video still) Cassel was born January 22, 1935, in Detroit. He debuted in the John Cassavetes (1929-1989) film Shadows (1958), and…
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Noah Keen, ‘Twilight Zone’ Vet, Dies @ 98

Noah Keen, a veteran stage, TV and movie actor, died March 24 at his home in Harlem. He was 98. Noah Keen — October 10, 1920-March 24, 2019 (Image via video still) Born October 10, 1920, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Keen moved to New York City, where he worked in radio at NBC. Though he was…
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Agnès Varda, New Wave Cinema Icon, Dies @ 90

Agnès Varda, a Belgian-born French filmmaker whose work prefigured and came to epitomize the French New Wave, died Thursday, March 28, at her home after a battle with cancer, the BBC reports. Cléo from 5 to 7 (Image via movie still) She was 90. A commercial photographer early on, Varda was drawn to fine-arts photography…
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Ranking Roger of General Public, the Beat Dies at 56

Ranking Rogers, lead singer of the Beat (aka the English Beat in North America) and a founding member of General Public, died at home in England Tuesday, March 26. Roger, second from right in black hat (Image via Arista) His death was confirmed by a post on the Beat's Facebook page, which read: “'He fought…
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‘Day of the Dead’ Actor Dies @ 70

Joseph Pilato has died at 70. Joseph Pilato: March 16, 1949-March 24, 2019 (Image via UPI) Best-remembered for his scene-stealing performance in Day of the Dead (1985) as Captain Rhodes, the actor reportedly died in his sleep Sunday evening, March 25. No cause is yet known. Pilato was born March 16, 1949, in Boston, where…
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Denise DuBarry Hay of ‘Black Sheep Squadron’ Dies @ 63

Read Full Obit Here: Denise DuBarry Hay, described by NBC Palm Springs as a "local icon" for her philanthrophy, as a co-founder of the global direct response company Thane International, and for founding Palm Springs Women in Film and Television, died Saturday at UCLA Medical Center after battling a fungus.  DuBarry Hay, center (Image via NBC) She…
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‘Popeye and His Friends’ Host Tom Hatten Dies @ 92

Tom Hatten, a fixture on L.A. TV for decades renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of entertainment, died Saturday, March 16, at 92, KTLA producer Joe Quasarano reported. He definitely ate his spinach! (Image via KTLA) Hatten was born November 14, 1926, in Jamestown, North Dakota, growing up in Caldwell, Idaho. He was in the U.S.…
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Noir & TV Vet Richard Erdman Dies @ 93

Richard Erdman, whose film career stretched back 75 years, and who had more recently become a familiar face on TV's Community, died Saturday, March 16, THR reported. He was 93. His death was confirmed by film historian Alan K. Rode with no other details provided. Born June 1, 1925, in Enid, Oklahoma, the actor earned…
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