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Perry Cross, Johnny Carson’s First ‘Tonight Show’ Producer, Dies at 95

Perry Cross, who served as Johnny Carson’s first producer on The Tonight Show before he exited to run an ABC program hosted by Jerry Lewis that came and went after 13 episodes, has died. He was 95. Cross died March 9 of kidney cancer at a hospital in Los Angeles, his son, Larry Cross, told […]

Ricou Browning, the Gill-Man in ‘Creature From the Black Lagoon,’ Dies at 93

Ricou Browning, who took to the water as the menacing Gill-Man in Creature From the Black Lagoon and as the creative force behind the original Flipper movie and TV show, has died. He was 93. Browning died Monday of natural causes at his home in Southwest Ranches, Florida, his daughter Kim Browning told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Richard Belzer, Extraordinarily Smart-Ass as a Comic and a TV Cop, Dies at 78

Richard Belzer, the beloved comedian who began as an edgy stand-up performer before finding further fame as the cynical but stalwart detective John Munch on Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has died. He was 78.  Belzer died early Sunday at his home in Bozouls in southwest France, writer Bill Scheft, a […]

Stella Stevens, Starlet of the ’60s and ‘Nutty Professor’ Actress, Dies at 84

Stella Stevens, the screen siren of the 1960s who brought sweet sexiness to such films as The Nutty Professor, Too Late Blues and The Ballad of Cable Hogue, has died. She was 84. Stevens died Friday in Los Angeles, her son, actor-producer-director Andrew Stevens, told The Hollywood Reporter. “She had been in hospice for quite […]

Ron Masak, Sheriff Mort Metzger on ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ Dies at 86

He also starred opposite Vince Lombardi and The Monkees and, as 'The King of Commercials,' provided the voice for the animated stork in spots for Vlasic pickles.

Dick Carson, Emmy-Winning Director and Brother of Johnny Carson, Dies at 92

Dick Carson, the five-time Emmy-winning director who helmed installments of The Merv Griffin Show, Wheel of Fortune and, for his older brother, Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show, has died. He was 92. Carson died Dec. 19 at his home in Studio City after a brief illness, his family announced. Dick Carson moved from Los Angeles […]

Marilyn Bergman, Oscar-Winning Lyricist, Dies at 93

She wrote songs with her husband, Alan Bergman, for more than a half-century and for legends like Astaire, Sinatra and Streisand.

‘Dean Martin: King of Cool’: Film Review | DOC NYC 2021

Tom Donahue’s documentary celebrates the ultra-laidback, ultra-elusive megastar of nightclubs, records, movies and television.

Arthur Forrest, Director on ‘The Dick Cavett Show’ and ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?,’ Dies at 95

Arthur Forrest, the three-time Daytime Emmy-winning director whose 70-year career in television included work on The Honeymooners, The Dick Cavett Show and Whose Line Is It Anyway?, has died. He was 95. Forrest died Oct. 25 of natural causes at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, his wife, Marcy Forrest, told The Hollywood Reporter. A live-event […]

Sandra Bernhard Opens Up About ‘Pose,’ Madonna and Jerry Lewis’ Sexism

Actress, comedian, chanteuse — there’s very little Sandra Bernhard hasn’t done since bursting onto the scene in the late 1970s. She started out as a regular at The Comedy Store, performing alongside Richard Pryor, who cast Bernhard, then 22, in his short-lived NBC variety show The Richard Pryor Show in 1977. By 1983, she was […]

Kevin Hart Aims to Reboot the MDA Telethon (and His Hosting Career)

Two big Hollywood brands with plenty at stake announced a collaboration Sept. 9: The Muscular Dystrophy Association and Kevin Hart.

Opioid Crisis Vigilante Movie ‘Shooting Heroin’ Debuts Trailer

The first trailer for 'Shooting Heroin,' a film about vigilantes who take it upon themselves to rid their town of the drug pushers who are targeting their loved ones, has been released.