Legendary Actor Abe Vigoda, Star of ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Barney Miller,’ Dead at 94

by Britt Hayes January 26, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
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Veteran actor Abe Vigoda has enjoyed a career more vast and varied than many of his fellow performers, with a resumé that spans 65 years and includes everything from masterpieces like The Godfather to classic television like Barney Miller. Vigoda has reportedly passed away today at the age of 94, leaving behind an unforgettable legacy of film and television work.

Vilmos Zsigmond, Iconic ‘Close Encounters’ Cinematographer, Dead at 85

by Britt Hayes January 3, 2016 @ 3:15 PM
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Even if you aren’t familiar with the name Vilmos Zsigmond, you are undoubtedly familiar with his iconic work as a cinematographer on some of the best films in the history of cinema. The cinematographer behind Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter and Deliverance has passed away at the age of 85, leaving behind an incredible legacy that will ensure he is never forgotten.

Jason Wingreen, Voice of Boba Fett in ‘Star Wars,’ Dead at 95

by Britt Hayes January 2, 2016 @ 12:55 PM
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You may not immediately recognize the name Jason Wingreen, but the prolific actor had almost 200 credits to his name, including the original voice of fan-favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back. The actor, whose voice was replaced in Lucas’ notorious DVD re-release of the trilogy, has passed away at the age of 95, leaving behind a legacy of roles that extend far beyond that galaxy far, far away.

Rose Siggins, Star of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show,’ Dies at 43

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 13, 2015 @ 12:42 AM
An unfortunate announcement for those familiar with Rose Siggins and American Horror Story: Freak Show, as the notable actor behind one of FX’s most memorable AHS characters has passed away. The real-life amputee and mother of two was remembered as a proud participant in the Ryan Murphy production as “Legless Suzi,” also documented in Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Extraordinary People.

Robert Loggia, Star of ‘Big’ and ‘Scarface,’ Dies at 85

by Britt Hayes December 4, 2015 @ 5:26 PM
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Oscar and Emmy-nominated actor Robert Loggia has sadly passed away at the age of 85. Loggia was one of those actors — the kind that showed up in so many films you loved decade after decade. The actor was best known for roles in films like Scarface and Big, and guest-starred on several television shows throughout his 50-plus year career.

Melvin Williams, Star and Inspiration of ‘The Wire,’ Dies at 73

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 3, 2015 @ 9:36 PM
Sad news for appreciators of Melvin Williams and The Wire alike, as the actor, inspiration, and former real-life Baltimore drug kingpin behind one of HBO’s most enduring dramas has passed away. The ex-criminal and David Simon collaborator was well-remembered as a source in the creator’s journalistic exploits, and eventual inspiration for The Wire, even taking a minor role.

Gunnar Hansen of ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Fame Dead at 68

by Britt Hayes November 8, 2015 @ 10:18 AM
Gunnar Hansen, best known for playing the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface in Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, has passed away at the age of 68. Although he was known best for playing one of the most terrifying killers in movie history, Hansen was always described as a kind and soft-spoken man, happy to speak with his fans at horror conventions across the U.S. about his iconic film role.

‘E.T.’ Screenwriter Melissa Mathison Dies at 65

by Britt Hayes November 4, 2015 @ 6:15 PM
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If you are reading this website, then you grew up watching and loving the sci-fi family classic E.T. the Extraterrestrial. And while Steven Spielberg often receives most of the credit for E.T., it was Melissa Mathison and her beautiful mind that helped create the iconic alien and the world of his friend, Elliott. Mathison sadly passed away today at the age of 65, leaving behind a legacy of screenwriting credits for films you’ve seen and adored.