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R.I.P. Sylvia Kristel († 17. Oktober 2012)
R.I.P. Yash Chopra († 21.10.2012)
Franc Tausch von FilmkritikTV ist im August im Alter von 43 Jahren verstorben wie seine Schwester heute auf seiner Facebook Seite verlauten lies. Seine Filmkritiken werden mir fehlen 😥
Dallas Star Larry Hagman Dies at Age 81
Source: The Dallas Morning News, November 23, 2012
Larry Hagman, best known for playing J.R. Ewing on the TV show "Dallas," died Friday at a Dallas hospital at the age of 81, reports The Dallas Morning News.
Hagman reportedly died at 4:20 p.m. Friday at Medical City Dallas Hospital from complications of his recent battle with cancer, members of his family said.
“Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most,” the family said in a statement. “Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time.”
Hagman, who also starred on "I Dream of Jeannie," returned to Dallas to film season one of TNT's "Dallas" and part of season two. He had filmed six of the 15 episodes for the new season, which returns on January 28.
Warner Bros. TV and "Dallas" executive producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin made the following statement: "Larry Hagman was a giant, a larger-than-life personality whose iconic performance as J.R. Ewing will endure as one of the most indelible in entertainment history. He truly loved portraying this globally recognized character, and he leaves a legacy of entertainment, generosity and grace. Everyone at Warner Bros. and in the Dallas family is deeply saddened by Larry's passing, and our thoughts are with his family and dear friends during this difficult time."
TNT provided this statement on the death of Hagman: "All of us at TNT are deeply saddened at the news of Larry Hagman's passing. He was a wonderful human being and an extremely gifted actor. We will be forever thankful that a whole new generation of people got to know and appreciate Larry through his performance as J.R. Ewing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time."
Schade, ich habe den richtig geliebt. 😥
Jack Klugman - The Odd Couple and Quincy, M.E. Star - Dies at 90
Jack Klugman, best known for his role on The Odd Couple, has died. He was 90.
Klugman died Monday afternoon in his Northridge, Calif., home, his son, Adam, told The Associated Press
Born in Philadelphia, Klugman began acting after he was discharged from the Army in 1945. He started on the stage in a Broadway revival of Golden Boy in 1952 and eventually scored his first film role in 1957 as Juror No. 5 in the seminal Sidney Lumet film 12 Angry Men.
From there, Klugman went on to make hundreds of appearances on live television anthology series in the 1950s, including Playhouse 90 and Studio One. He also made four appearances on The Twilight Zone.
Klugman's most famous role was as Oscar Madison, the sloppy roommate of Tony Randall's uptight Felix Unger on the ABC sitcom The Odd Couple, which ran from 1970 to 1975. Klugman, who had previously replaced Walther Matthau on the Broadway production of The Odd Couple, won two Emmys and a Golden Globe for his performance.
A year after The Odd Couple ended, Klugman starred on the NBC forensic drama Quincy, M.E. as the title character, a tough medical examiner who solved crimes. The show aired until 1983.
Charles Durning Dies
Charles Durning, the versatile character actor whose friendly face and full form was recognizable to movie audiences since the mid-'70s, died of natural causes at his Manhattan home Dec. 24, his agent confirmed. He was 89.
Among his roles: The corrupt cop in The Sting, the show-stopping Governor in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (for which he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar), Jessica Lange's father and Dustin Hoffman's love-smitten suitor in Tootsie, a buffoon of a German officer in To Be Or Not to Be (another Oscar nod) and Warren Beatty's law-enforcement boss in Dick Tracy.
His range of real-life roles was even broader. Durning, a genuine World War II hero with the Purple Hearts to prove it, worked in a button factory, taught ballroom dancing, sung on radio, trained as a stockbroker and painted bridges.
Mike Hopkins, Oscar-Winning Sound Editor, Dies in Rafting Accident
Mike Hopkins, the Oscar-winning sound editor behind "King Kong" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, died in a drowning accident in New Zealand on Sunday. He was 53.
Hopkins was rafting with friends through the Tararua Range on New Zealand's North Island when the raft capsized, throwing him into the Waiohine River, according to the Australian.
Hopkins was wearing a wetsuit, lifejacket and a helmet, but the river's fast flow dragged him under, police told the newspaper.
The sound editor shared an Oscar with Ethan Van der Ryn for best achievement in sound editing for "King Kong" in 2006. Before that, the duo won the Oscar for best sound editing on the second installment in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Two Towers."
In 2007, he was also nominated for his work on the first film of the "Transformers" franchise.
Hopkins was also nominated for five British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, and worked on such films as "Kung Fu Panda," "Dreamgirls" and "Valkyrie."
RIP David R. Ellis, Dead at 60
Source: Deadline, January 7, 2013
Some tragic news has hit today as Deadline reports that director David R. Ellis has passed away at age 60. The cause of death is currently unknown, but Ellis was said to have been on-location in Johannesburg, South Africa prepping what was to be his next feature film, an adaptation of the Japanese OVA Kite with Samuel L. Jackson attached to star.
Ellis, who was born and raised in Hollywood, California, began his career as an actor and stuntman, eventually moving to directing with his debut feature, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco. From there, Ellis went on to make a name for himself in the thriller genre with films like Final Destination 2, The Final Destination, Cellular, Shark Night, Asylum and, also with Jackson, Snakes on a Plane.
Ellis is survived by his wife, Cindy, and their daughter, Tawny.
British Filmmaker Michael Winner Dead at 77
Source: Reuters , Edward Douglas, January 21, 2013
British filmmaker Michael Winner, the director responsible for the popular "Death Wish" franchise starring Charles Bronson, died today at his home at the age of 77, after being informed last summer of heart and liver problems that gave him less than two years to live.
Don Payne „Thor”-Drehbuchautor mit 48 Jahren gestorben
Hollywood-Autor Don Payne, der die Drehbücher für Filme wie „Thor” und „Fantastic Four – Rise of the Silver Surfer” schrieb, ist tot.
Wie das US-Filmblatt „Variety” am Mittwoch berichtete, starb der an Krebs erkrankte Drehbuchautor in seinem Haus in Los Angeles. Der dreifache Vater war 48 Jahre alt.
R.I.P. Director Jess Franco (1930-2013)
Veteran Film Critic Roger Ebert Passes Away at 70
Source: Edward Douglas , Chicago Sun-Times, April 4, 2013
Tragic news for the world of film and film criticism today as it's being reported that veteran Chicago film critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70 from complications due to cancer.
This news comes just one day after Ebert announced a "Leave of Presence" due to the fact that the cancer he'd been fighting since 2002 had resurfaced following a fractured hip operation in 2012. This announcement came 46 years to the date that the beloved critic began writing film reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967, winning the first and only Pulitzer Prize for film criticism eight years later. He had already started to undergo radiation treatment to fight the cancer.
RIP Ray Harryhausen 1920 - 2013
Mit 93 jetzt keine Überraschung, aber trotzdem schade. Er hat die Special Effects geprägt.
Die Radiomeldung hat mich heute Nacht noch mal aus dem Schlaf gerissen! RIP! 😥