John G. Avildsen, Director Of ‘Rocky,’ ‘Karate Kid’ Films, Dies At 81John G. Avildsen, who directed "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid," the hugely successful underdog fables that went on to become Hollywood franchises, has died at age 81.
Glenne Headly, Star Of 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,' Dead at 62Glenne Headly, an early member of the renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company who went on to star in films and on TV, died Thursday night, according to her agent. She was 62. No cause of death or location was immediately available.
Peter Sallis, Voice Of 'Wallace And Gromit,' Dead At 96British actor Peter Sallis, who played irrepressible, cheese-loving inventor Wallace in the Wallace and Gromit cartoons, has died, his agent said Monday. He was 96.
Congressman Behind Creation Of Santa Monica Mountains National Park Dies At 84"He was essential to the creation of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which is the most frequently visited national park in the country."
Robert Vaughn, Suave 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Star, Dies At 83Robert Vaughn, the debonair, Oscar-nominated actor whose many film roles were eclipsed by his hugely popular turn in television's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," has died.
Peace Activist Stanley Sheinbaum Dies At 96Stanley K. Sheinbaum, a former economics professor whose drive for Mideast peace had him mingling with presidents, royalty and movie stars, has died. He was 96.
'Love Story' Director Arthur Hiller Dies At 92Arthur Hiller, the Oscar-nominated director of “Love Story” and past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday of natural causes in Los Angeles at 92.
Betsy Bloomingdale, Reagan Friend and Philanthropist, DiesBetsy Bloomingdale, a department store heir's widow who hobnobbed with the world's elite, epitomized high fashion and was best friends with former first lady Nancy Reagan, has died. She was 93.
Veteran Hollywood Publicist David Horowitz Dies At 86Funeral services were pending Monday for veteran Hollywood publicist David Horowitz, known for his work with stars such as Barbara Streisand and boosting the early political career of Bill Clinton.
LA's 'Romper Room' Host Mary Ann King Dies At 82Each episode ended with Mary Ann King holding up a mirror-like frame and looking through it to name child viewers.
Cesar Chavez's Widow, Helen Chavez, Dead At 88Helen Chavez, widow of civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, has died at age 88.
Thousands Expected To Pay Tribute To Muhammad Ali At Hollywood Walk Of FameThousands of fans are expected to congregate Saturday to pay tribute to Muhammad Ali.
ABA Team Owner And Envied Dealmaker Ozzie Silna DiesOzzie Silna, who turned a fading American Basketball Association franchise into a four-decade windfall of nearly $800 million from the NBA in what's commonly called the greatest deal in sports history, has died at age 83.
Fred Hayman, Stylish Godfather Of Rodeo Drive, Dies At 91Fred Hayman, the dapper entrepreneur whose vision transformed a nondescript Southern California street called Rodeo Drive into one of the world's pre-eminent fashion districts, has died at age 91.
David Gest, Former Husband Of Liza Minnelli, Dead At 62David Gest, a music producer and former husband of Liza Minnelli, has died aged 62 in a London hotel.