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Luster Bayless, Legendary Costumer Who Dressed John Wayne, Dies at 84

Luster Bayless, the legendary Hollywood costumer and costume designer who outfitted John Wayne for more than a dozen features, from McLintock! and True Grit to Rooster Cogburn and The Shootist, has died. He was 84. Bayless died Friday of natural causes brought on by dementia at his home in Canyon Country, California, his daughter, Diana […]

Hardy Kruger, German Actor in ‘A Bridge Too Far’ and ‘Barry Lyndon,’ Dies at 93

Hardy Krüger, the German actor who starred alongside John Wayne in Howard Hawks’ Hatari!, Laurence Olivier in Richard Attenborough’s A Bridge Too Far and Ryan O’Neal in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon, has died at his home in Palm Springs. He was 93. Krüger died “suddenly and unexpectedly” on Wednesday, his German agency in Hamburg said in a […]

Lee Aaker, Child Actor on ‘The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin,’ Dies at 77

He also appeared in such films as 'Hondo,' 'High Noon,' 'The Greatest Show on Earth' and 'The Atomic City' — all before he was 10.

Linda Cristal, Actress on ‘The High Chaparral,’ Dies at 89

Linda Cristal, the Golden Globe-winning actress who portrayed Victoria Cannon, the wife of Leif Erickson's character, on the 1967-71 NBC Western 'The High Chaparral,' has died. She was 89.

Democratic Party of Orange County Demands John Wayne Airport Be Renamed

The Democratic Party of Orange County this week demanded in a resolution for John Wayne's name to be removed from the local airport.

Stuart Whitman, Star of ‘Cimarron Strip’ and ‘The Mark,’ Dies at 92

Stuart Whitman, the rugged actor who starred on TV's 'Cimarron Strip' and received an Oscar nomination for playing a convicted child molester trying to rid himself of psychological demons in 'The Mark,' has died. He was 92.

Pam Polifroni, Casting Director on ‘Gunsmoke,’ ‘The Waltons’ and ‘Tron,’ Dies at 90

Pam Polifroni, a casting director who had a long stint on 'Gunsmoke,' spotted Michael Learned for 'The Waltons' and worked on films including the original 'Tron' and 'The Shootist,' has died. She was 90.

Critic’s Picks: An April To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

A tribute to French filmmaker Claire Denis, a retrospective devoted to Bruce Dern, the annual TCM Classic Film Festival and a series of vintage noirs are among options for SoCal cinephiles this month.

Jack N. Young, Stuntman Who Doubled for Clark Gable, Dies at 91

Jack N. Young, a Navy frogman turned stuntman who stood in for Richard Widmark in 'Slattery's Hurricane,' for Rock Hudson in 'Winchester '73' and for look-alike Clark Gable in the legendary actor's final film, 'The Misfits,' has died. He was 91.

California Lawmakers Reject John Wayne Day

Opponents of the proposed honor shot down the resolution because of racist statements by the late actor.

John Wayne’s Hat, Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Ears Up for Auction

The items up for grabs also include leather jackets belonging to Steve McQueen and Marlon Brando, Laurel and Hardy's boxing gloves, a baseball glove used by Joe DiMaggio and a harmonica used by Janis Joplin.

Maureen O’Hara, ‘The Queen of Technicolor,’ Dies at 95

The beautiful and brash Irish actress starred in such films as 'How Green Was My Valley,' 'Miracle on 34th Street' and 'The Quiet Man,' that one with her favorite leading man, John Wayne.