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Burt Young, Oscar-Nominated ‘Rocky’ Actor, Dies at 83

Burt Young, a former boxer who was in Sylvester Stallone’s corner as his brother-in-law Paulie in the six Rocky films and received a supporting actor Oscar nomination for his turn in the original, has died. He was 83. He died on Oct. 8 in Los Angeles, his daughter, Anne Morea Steingieser, told The New York […]

Stephen Emery, Producer at Big Swell Entertainment, Dies at 46

Stephen Emery, a producer and film executive who worked for Gale Anne Hurd and Bill Gerber and on films featuring the likes of Clint Eastwood, Anna Kendrick, Liam Hemsworth, Aaron Eckhart and Liam Neeson, has died. He was 46. Emery died Saturday in a Los Angeles gym after a workout, Big Swell Entertainment CEO Andy […]

Joanna Merlin, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Actress and Sondheim Casting Director, Dies at 92

Joanna Merlin, who created the role of the daughter Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway and served as a casting director for Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince and Bernardo Bertolucci, has died. She was 92. Merlin died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications from myelodysplastic syndrome, a bone marrow disorder, her daughters, documentary filmmaker […]

Lara Parker, the Witch Angelique on ‘Dark Shadows,’ Dies at 84

Lara Parker, who as the vengeful witch Angelique Bouchard spent centuries entangled in a love-hate relationship with Jonathan Frid’s Barnabas Collins on the gothic ABC soap opera Dark Shadows, has died. She was 84. Parker died Thursday in her sleep at her home in Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles, her daughter, Caitlin, told The Hollywood […]

Patrick Duffy, Joyce DeWitt, Fran Drescher, Barry Manilow, Leeza Gibbons and More Remember Suzanne Somers: “The Light for So Many”

Hollywood is mourning the death of Suzanne Somers, who became a household name with her role in Three’s Company and later went on to star in Step by Step and She’s the Sheriff. Somers died Sunday at age 76 at her home in Palm Springs after a battle with cancer, her longtime publicist R. Couri […]

Gail O’Neill, Fashion Model and Journalist, Dies at 61

Gail O’Neill, the fashion model who worked with brands like Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren, and also served as a TV correspondent for CBS, CNN and HGTV, has died. She was 61. The model was in her Atlanta home when she died on Oct. 10, her former Click Model agent Stephanie Grill told The Hollywood […]

Suzanne Somers, Star of ‘Three’s Company’ and ‘She’s the Sheriff,’ Dies at 76

Suzanne Somers, the Emmy nominee and star of hit shows like Three’s Company and Step by Step, died Sunday. She was 76. Somers died peacefully of breast cancer at her home in Palm Springs, her longtime publicist, R. Couri Hay, announced. “She survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years. Suzanne was […]

Piper Laurie, Actress in ‘The Hustler,’ ‘Carrie’ and ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 91

The three-time Oscar nominee and Emmy winner also starred in the original 'Days of Wine and Roses' and in 'Children of a Lesser God.'

Tracy Owen, Industrial Relations Executive at Paramount, Dies at 43

Tracy Owen, senior vp industrial relations for Paramount Pictures and Paramount Television Studios, died Oct. 1 in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke. She was 43. “Since first joining our team over 10 years ago, Tracy has been a bright light who touched the lives of all who had the privilege of working beside her,” […]

Mark Goddard, Actor on ‘Lost in Space,’ Dies at 87

He played Major Don West, the hot-tempered pilot of the Jupiter 2, on the 1960s CBS adventure series.

Rudolph Isley, Iconic Member of the Isley Brothers, Dead at 84

Rudolph Isley, a founding member of the iconic trio the Isley Brothers, died Wednesday. He was 84. The cause of death is currently unknown, but his brother Ronald confirmed the news in a statement to Billboard: “There are no words to express my feelings and the love I have for my brother. Our family will […]

Phyllis Coates, the First Lois Lane on Television, Dies at 96

Phyllis Coates, the first actress to play Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane on television, only to leave the Adventures of Superman after just one season, has died. She was 96. Coates, who also appeared in Republic Pictures serials and in such films as I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, died Wednesday of natural causes at the […]