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David Lightfoot, Australian Movie Producer, Dies at 61

David Lightfoot, an Australian producer behind such films as Wolf Creek, Rogue and Never Too Late, died Sunday in a hospital in Adelaide after a heart attack, his production company announced. He…

Lisa Banes, ‘Gone Girl’ Actress, Dies at 65

Lisa Banes, a film and television actress whose credits include films such as Gone Girl and A Cure for Wellness, has died 10 days after being struck by a driver in a hit-and-run in New York City…

John Gabriel, Actor on ‘Ryan’s Hope,’ Dies at 90

John Gabriel, the actor and singer who portrayed the controlling Dr. Seneca Beaulac for the first 10 years of the ABC soap opera Ryan’s Hope, has died. He was 90. Gabriel died Friday at his…

Ned Beatty, Acclaimed Character Actor in ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Network’ and ‘Homicide: Life on the Street,’ Dies at 83

Ned Beatty, who made a sparkling feature film debut in Deliverance before turning in noteworthy efforts in Nashville, Network and Homicide: Life on the Street as one of the most respected…

Ernie Lively, Actor in the ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Films, Dies at 74

Ernie Lively, whose 50-year acting career included turns in Passenger 57, The Dukes of Hazzard, Turner & Hooch and as the father of his daughter Blake Lively’s character in the two Sisterhood of the T…

Claudia Barrett, Damsel in Distress in the No-Budget Classic ‘Robot Monster,’ Dies at 91

Claudia Barrett, who was hounded by a post-apocalyptic alien dressed in a gorilla suit and diver’s helmet (complete with antenna) in the 1953 film Robot Monster, considered one of the worst…

Erin O’Brien, Actress in ‘Onionhead’ and ’77 Sunset Strip,’ Dies at 87

Erin O’Brien, a singer and actress who appeared with Andy Griffith in Onionhead, with Robert Stack in John Paul Jones and with Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Edd Byrnes on the pilot for the swanky ABC…

John Sacret Young, ‘China Beach’ Co-Creator, Dies at 75

John Sacret Young, the acclaimed writer and producer who co-created the Vietnam War medical drama China Beach, has died. He was 75. Young, who earned seven Emmy nominations and won two…

Douglas S. Cramer, Exec Producer on ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Dynasty’ and ‘The Love Boat,’ Dies at 89

Douglas S. Cramer, the onetime head of Paramount Television and producing partner of Aaron Spelling who helped launch such series as Peyton Place, The Brady Bunch, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Love Boat …

Richard Robinson, Longtime Scholastic CEO, Dies at 84

Richard Robinson, who as the longtime head of Scholastic Inc. presided over such bestsellers as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series along with a wide…

Clarence Williams III, Linc on ‘The Mod Squad,’ Dies at 81

Clarence Williams III, who starred as the brooding undercover cop Lincoln Hayes on the countercultural 1968-73 ABC drama The Mod Squad, has died. He was 81. Williams died Friday in Los Angeles…

Ruben ‘Pelo’ Aprile, Legendary Argentine Producer, Dies at 71

Rubén “Pelo” Aprile, the Argentine producer and record man who was a central figure in the history of Argentine rock and pop, has died, sources and published reports confirm. He was pivotal in…