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Gene LeBell, Famed Stuntman and “Godfather of Grappling,” Dies at 89

Gene LeBell, the colorful judo champion, wrestler and stuntman who trained Bruce Lee, fought Elvis Presley and John Wayne in the movies and was an inspiration for Brad Pitt’s character in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, has died. He was 89. LeBell died in his sleep early Tuesday morning at his home in Sherman Oaks, […]

Joe Turkel, the Bartender in ‘The Shining,’ Dies at 94

Joe Turkel, who portrayed the haunting bartender in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and the creator of the replicants in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, has died. He was 94. Turkel died Monday at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, his family announced. Turkel also appeared in two other Kubrick films: as a gunman in the climactic shootout […]

Scott Hall, Notorious Bad Guy of Pro Wrestling, Dies at 63

Scott Hall, the two-time WWE Hall of Famer who famously ignited pro wrestling’s “Monday Night Wars” in the 1990s by walking in unannounced during a rival organization’s marquee TV show, has died. He was 63. Hall was taken off life support Monday in a hospital in Marietta, Georgia, after he broke his hip in a fall in […]

Douglas Trumbull, Visual Effects Maestro on ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Dies at 79

Douglas Trumbull, the visual effects visionary who, without CGI, fashioned the kaleidoscopic finale for 2001: A Space Odyssey, concocted the creepy cloud formations in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, filled the Blade Runner universe with smoke and fireballs, and helped create the birth of the universe that opens The Tree of Life, has died. […]

David Gulpilil, Pioneering Indigenous Australian Actor, Dies at 68

David Gulpilil, the beloved Indigenous Australian actor who introduced the world to his culture in Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout and went on to make his mark in the blockbuster Crocodile Dundee and in the Rolf de Heer dramas The Tracker and Charlie’s Country, has died. He was 68. Gulpilil was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017, […]

William Smith, Action Actor and Star of ‘Laredo’ and ‘Rich Man, Poor Man,’ Dies at 88

William Smith, the rugged actor who starred on television on Laredo, Rich Man, Poor Man and Hawaii Five-O and went toe-to-toe with Clint Eastwood and Rod Taylor in two of the more remarkable brawls in movie history, has died. He was 88. Smith died Monday at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, his wife, Joanne […]

John Aldred, Soundman on ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ Dies at 99

The two-time Oscar nominee also worked on 'The Four Feathers,' Hitchcock's 'Under Capricorn' and Chaplin's 'A King in New York.'

Ron Cobb, Designer of the ‘Alien’ Ship and the ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean, Dies at 83

Ron Cobb, the underground cartoonist turned production designer who influenced the making of 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' and helped shape the worlds of 'Conan the Barbarian,' 'Alien' and 'Back to the Future,' has died. He was 83.

Earl Cameron, Trailblazing Actor of British Films, Dies at 102

Earl Cameron, the pioneering Black actor from Bermuda who starred in the 1951 British film 'Pool of London' and later appeared in movies from 'Thunderball' to 'Inception,' has died. He was 102.

George Ogilvie, Co-Director of ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,’ Dies at 89

George Ogilvie, who co-directed the 1985 action film 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome' with George Miller and guided Russell Crowe in his big-screen acting debut, has died. He was 89.

Suzy Delair, French Actress and Chanteuse, Dies at 102

Suzy Delair, the French chanteuse and actress of the 1940s and '50s, has died. She was 102.

Natalie Trundy, Actress in Four ‘Planet of the Apes’ Movies,’ Dies at 79

Natalie Trundy, who starred with Dean Stockwell in 'The Careless Years' and appeared in four of the five original 'Planet of the Apes' movies, has died. She was 79.