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Helmut Berger, Austrian Arthouse Star, Dies @ 78

May 18, 2023 Film star Helmut Berger, 78, died Thursday in Austria. He had been famous for his work in the '60s and '70s, when he was a leading European sex symbol. At the dawn of his career (Image via Warner Bros./7 Arts) Berger, who was bisexual, was a nearly singular screen presence, a rare…
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Franco Zeffirelli, Italian Auteur Director, Dies @ 96

Franco Zeffirelli, the Italian director known for his interpretations of the work of the Bard on film and onstage, died Friday in Rome following a long illness. The filmmaker, one of the only living people shown to have been directly descended from Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), was 96. The film that is his most lasting…
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