R.I.P.

Mike Nichols, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at Age 83

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by Matt Singer November 20, 2014 @ 9:03 AM
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“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me...” That is one of the most famous lines from one of the most famous scenes in all of cinema: Dustin Hoffman’s Benjamin trying not to be seduced by Anne Bancroft’s Mrs. Robinson, his father’s partner’s wife in 1967’s ‘The Graduate.’ The film was just the second directed by Mike Nichols, the enterprising comedian turned theater and cinema director, who died Wednesday at the age of 83.

Glen A. Larson, Creator of ‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and More Beloved Classic TV Series, Passes Away at 77

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by Britt Hayes November 15, 2014 @ 1:41 PM
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Television producer, writer, and creator Glen A. Larson has passed away at the age of 77. Larson's contributions to television include such beloved classics as ‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Magnum P.I.,’ the original ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and he was involved in the development of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man.’ The three-time Emmy-nominated Larson began his career in 1956 as a member of the music group The Four Preps, and transitioned into television, working on the 1966 series ‘The Fugitive.’

'Django Unchained' and 'August: Osage County' Actress Misty Upham Found Dead

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by Jacob Hall October 17, 2014 @ 9:53 AM
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It's sad news to end the week with: actress Misty Upham, who recently appeared in 'Django Unchained' and 'August: Osage Country,' was found dead at the bottom of a Seattle ravine. Her body was discovered by a search party led by her family, who are now accusing the local police of failing to assist in the situation in any way.

Elizabeth Pena, Famed Hispanic Actress, Dies at 55

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by Britt Hayes October 15, 2014 @ 6:22 PM
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Elizabeth Peña, the beloved hispanic actress known for early roles in films like 'La Bamba,' 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills,' and '*batteries not included,' has sadly passed away at the age of 55, according to her nephew. Peña had recently finished filming on the first season of the El Rey Network series 'Matador.'

Joan Rivers Dies at Age 81

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by Britt Hayes September 4, 2014 @ 2:24 PM
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Legendary comedian and talk show host Joan Rivers has left the world with a little less laughter today -- the feisty television mainstay known for her hilarious candor and dizzyingly quick wit has sadly passed away at the age of 81, following complications during a surgical procedure.

Don Pardo, Longtime 'SNL' Announcer, Passes Away at 96

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by Britt Hayes August 18, 2014 @ 10:35 PM
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Don Pardo, the man who introduced the 'SNL' lineup every week since 1975, has sadly passed away at the age of 96. Pardo also lent his voice to radio, sports, game shows, and commercials over the course of his incredibly long-running career, but we'll always remember him best for that wonderful phrase: "It's 'Saturday Night Live!'"