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Sara Shane, Actress in ‘Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure’ and ‘The King and Four Queens,’ Dies at 94

Sara Shane, who starred opposite Gordon Scott in Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure and appeared alongside Clark Gable in The King and Four Queens, has died. She was 94. Shane died July 31 on the Gold Coast of Australia, her family announced. Shane also starred with Kathleen Hughes and Marla English in the melodrama Three Bad Sisters (1956) and had the female […]

Jennifer Kuo, Sony Pictures Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation Executive, Dies at 62

Jennifer Kuo, the veteran business and legal affairs executive who worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation, has died. She was 62. Kuo died July 23 at her home in Pasadena after a battle with uterine cancer, a family spokesperson announced. In 1986, Kuo joined the legal affairs group at Columbia Pictures (soon to […]

Henry Silva, Bad Guy in ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ and Many Other Movies, Dies at 95

The honorary Rat Pack member starred in 'Johnny Cool,' the Broadway and film versions of 'A Hatful of Rain' and lots of Italian flicks.

Mark Miller, ‘Please Don’t Eat the Daisies’ Star and ‘Walk in the Clouds’ Screenwriter, Dies at 97

Mark Miller, who portrayed the patriarch of a castle-dwelling family on the 1960s NBC sitcom Please Don’t Eat the Daisies and co-wrote the Keanu Reeves-starring romantic drama A Walk in the Clouds, has died. He was 97. Miler died Friday in Santa Monica of natural causes, a family spokesperson announced. Survivors include his daughter and Tony-nominated actress Penelope Ann […]

Gayle S. Maffeo, Producer on ‘Roseanne’ and ‘Home Improvement,’ Dies at 81

Gayle S. Maffeo, the three-time Emmy-nominated producer who worked on the first season of Roseanne and all eight seasons of another hit ABC sitcom, the Tim Allen-starring Home Improvement, has died. She was 81. Maffeo died Friday at her home in Los Angeles after a brief battle with cancer, her daughter, Laura, announced. Maffeo had produced specials starring […]

Nashville Predators Go ‘Behind the Glass’ in Return of NHL Docuseries 

The Nashville Predators are being put under the microscope for the all-access training camp docuseries Behind the Glass, produced by the NHL Network in association with NHL Original Productions. Beginning Wednesday, players will be mic’d up for the four-part series that premieres at 7 p.m. PT on Friday, Sept. 30. Viewers will get an inside look […]

Jack Ging, Actor in ‘The A-Team’ and Clint Eastwood Films, Dies at 90

Jack Ging, the familiar character actor who recurred on such series as Tales of Wells Fargo, Mannix, Riptide and The A-Team and appeared in three films opposite Clint Eastwood, has died. He was 90. Ging died Friday of natural causes at his home in La Quinta, California, his wife, Apache Ging, told The Hollywood Reporter. In rare starring turns, […]

Bo Brundin, Actor in ‘The Great Waldo Pepper,’ Dies at 85

Bo Brundin, the Swedish actor best known for his turn as a demoralized German World War I pilot opposite Robert Redford in the aerial adventure film The Great Waldo Pepper, has died. He was 85. Brundin died Sunday in his hometown of Uppsala in Sweden, a spokesperson for Paar Productions told The Hollywood Reporter. The company worked […]

Gary Nelson, Director of ‘Freaky Friday,’ ‘The Black Hole’ and ‘Get Smart,’ Dies at 87

Gary Nelson, who directed the Disney films Freaky Friday and The Black Hole, served as the in-house helmer on the first two seasons of Get Smart and called the shots for scores of other shows, has died. He was 87.   Nelson died May 25 in Las Vegas of natural causes, his son Garrett Nelson told The Hollywood Reporter. His father was […]

Amanda Mackey, Casting Director on ‘A League of Their Own,’ ‘The Fugitive’ and ‘The Normal Heart,’ Dies at 70

Amanda Mackey, the busy casting director who worked on The Fugitive and four other films for director Andrew Davis and shared an Emmy nomination for populating Larry Kramer‘s The Normal Heart, has died. She was 70. Mackey died Saturday at Calvary Hospital in Brooklyn after a battle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of blood cancer, longtime business partner Cathy […]

William Reynolds, Special Agent Tom Colby on ‘The F.B.I.,’ Dies at 90 

William Reynolds, who portrayed crime-stopping Special Agent Tom Colby opposite Efrem Zimbalist Jr. on the final seven seasons of the ABC crime drama The F.B.I., has died. He was 90. Reynolds died Wednesday in Wildomar, California, from non-COVID 19 complicated pneumonia, a family spokesperson announced. The Los Angeles native also starred in three other series, all […]

Tucker Wiard, Film Editor on ‘Murphy Brown,’ ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ and ‘Alice,’ Dies at 80

Tucker Wiard, a five-time Emmy-winning film editor who worked on The Carol Burnett Show, Alice and all 10 seasons of the original Murphy Brown, has died. He was 80. Wiard died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications from heart failure, his wife, Nancy Bradley Wiard, a former producer on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, announced. […]