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Monday, May 3, 2021

Olympia Dukakis obituary by Ronald Bergan

American stage and screen actor who won an Oscar for her role in the 1987 film MoonstruckAfter more than two decades of distinguished work in the US theatre as an actor, director and teacher…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Elizabeth Sellars obituary by Ronald Bergan

Actor who shone on the British stage and screen and took supporting roles in Hollywood movies of the 1950sThe actor Elizabeth Sellars, who has died aged 98, had a fulfilling career on televi…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Patricia Morison obituary by Ronald Bergan

Stage and screen star whose most famous role came in the original Broadway production of Kiss Me, Kate in the late 1940sAlthough Patricia Morison, who has died aged 103, starred in dozens of…

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Claude Rich obituary by Ronald Bergan

French stage and screen actor whose 1963 role in the comedy-thriller Les Tontons Flingueurs made him a starClaude Rich, who has died aged 88, was a familiar face in French cinema and theatre…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Jeanne Moreau obituary by Ronald Bergan

Queen of the French New Wave who combined sharp intelligence and smouldering sexualityWith her sensual, pouting mouth, her Gauloises-saturated voice, and her combination of sharp intelligenc…

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Emmanuelle Riva obituary by Ronald Bergan

Actor celebrated for her intellectual performances who achieved early success in Hiroshima Mon AmourFor her brave, unsentimental performance as an elderly woman agonisingly declining physica…

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Obituary: Harve Presnell by Ronald Bergan

A musical star of stage and screen, he won acclaim for later work as a character actorThe Hollywood musical has produced several powerful, handsome baritones, the best of them being Nelson E…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Charmian Carr obituary by Ronald Bergan

Actor who radiated youthful charm as Liesl in The Sound of MusicThe actor Charmian Carr, who has died from complications relating to dementia aged 73, was a supporting player who appeared in…

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Gene Wilder obituary by Ronald Bergan

Comic actor who brought hysteria to The Producers and charm to Willy WonkaAfter more than 30 years in show business, the frizzy-headed comic actor Gene Wilder, who has died aged 83, was most…

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Patty Duke obituary by Ronald Bergan

Actor whose biggest role was her first, playing the disabled child Helen Keller in The Miracle WorkerPatty Duke, who has died of complications from a ruptured intestine aged 69, was one of t…

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Gabriele Ferzetti obituary by Ronald Bergan

Charismatic Italian actor who starred in Antonioni’s L’Avventura and played opposite George Lazenby in On Her Majesty’s Secret ServiceThe Italian actor Gabriele Ferzetti, who has died …

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Robert Loggia obituary by Ronald Bergan

Actor best known for his roles in Scarface, The Sopranos and BigAlthough the supporting actor Robert Loggia, who has died aged 85 after suffering from Alzheimer’s, played more than 200 ro…

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Danièle Delorme by Ronald Bergan

Grande dame of French film whose career spanned more than a half-centuryDanièle Delorme, who has died aged 89, began acting professionally in 1942 and continued until the end of the c…

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nova Pilbeam by Ronald Bergan and Eric Shorter

Stage and screen actor who appeared in Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much and Young and InnocentAmong the many might-have-beens in film history was the starring of Nova Pilbeam opposite…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Theodore Bikel obituary by Ronald Bergan

Veteran stage, film and TV actor who triumphed in two major US stage roles: Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof and Captain von Trapp in The Sound of MusicThe actor and folk-singer Theodore Bikel, …

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jean Gruault obituary by Ronald Bergan

Award-winning French screenwriter known for his work on Jules and Jim, Paris Belongs to Us and and My American UncleThe French New Wave, which changed notions of how films could be made, gav…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Hugh Martin obituary by Ronald Bergan

A composer of classic musicals, he wrote Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasAmong the perennial Christmas songs, one of the most performed and popular is Have Yourself a Merry Little Chri…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Elizabeth Wilson obituary by Ronald Bergan

Distinguished stage and screen actor best known for her role as the shallow and materialistic mother in the hit 1967 film The Graduate Continue reading...

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Yolande Donlan obituary by Ronald Bergan

American-born actor who brought a touch of glamour to British films of the 1950s Continue reading...

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Luise Rainer by Ronald Bergan

Hollywood film star of the 1930s who won Oscars for The Great Ziegfeld and The Good Earth Continue reading...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Patrice Wymore by Ronald Bergan

Singer, dancer and actor whose Hollywood career was overshadowed by her marriage to Errol FlynnThe gifted singer, dancer and actor Patrice Wymore, who has died aged 87, had the misfortune to…

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Juanita Moore obituary by Ronald Bergan

Oscar-nominated actor who brought sensitivity and warmth to her most famous role in Imitation of LifeFrom its earliest days, Hollywood, which has always lagged behind wider social advances, …

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Marta Eggerth obituary by Ronald Bergan

Viennese operetta and film star of the 30s who fled to America after the AnschlussBetween the two world wars, during the so-called "silver age" of Viennese operetta, the coloratura soprano M…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Patrice Chéreau obituary by Ronald Bergan

Film, opera and stage director known for La Reine Margot and his Ring cycle at Bayreuth in 1976Unusually for a director, Patrice Chéreau, who has died of lung cancer aged 68, had more or le…

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Rona Anderson obituary by Ronald Bergan

Star of British film thrillers who specialised in the role of the classy girlfriendIn the 1950s, while watching a second feature before the "big picture" at their local cinema, regular Briti…

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

James Gandolfini, Sopranos superstar by Ronald Bergan

US actor best known for his role as the mafia boss Tony SopranoJames Gandolfini, who has died aged 51 of a heart attack, was one of those rare actors who was able to portray a violent, bully…

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Jack Klugman obituary by Ronald Bergan

Actor who won fame as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and crimesolving medical examiner QuincyTelevision was the medium that conferred stardom on the actor Jack Klugman, who has died aged 90…

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Celeste Holm obituary by Ronald Bergan

Sophisticated and witty actor who triumphed on Broadway and won an OscarCeleste Holm, who has died aged 95, was the original Ado Annie in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's groundbreaki…

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Rosel Zech obituary by Ronald Bergan

Actor best known for her nuanced portrayal of a faded screen idol in Veronika Voss, directed by Rainer Werner FassbinderAccording to the German actor and writer Peter Berling, the most impor…

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Claude Laydu obituary by Ronald Bergan

Intense and instinctive star of Robert Bresson's Diary of a Country PriestOne of the greatest performances in the history of film was given by Claude Laydu, in the title role of Robert Bress…

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Silvio Narizzano obituary by Ronald Bergan

Director best known for Georgy Girl, a romantic comedy set in 60s LondonThe film and TV director Silvio Narizzano, who has died aged 84, handled several genres throughout his caree…

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