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Vale – Bruno Ganz

Noted screen actor Bruno Ganz, best known for his performance as an angel in Wings Of Desire, and as Hitler in Downfall, has passed away. Swiss-born Ganz devoted the majority of his career to the theatre, performing throughout Europe to widespread acclaim, including being named “actor of the year” in 1973, by German magazine Theatre heute. Ganz’ film career did not take off until 1976’s Sommergaste (aka Summer Guests), directed by Peter Stein and set in Tsarist Russia. From there, Ganz would work with noted New Wave Directors including Wim…

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Vale – Albert Finney

Acclaimed British actor Albert Finney, best known for his roles as Daddy Warbucks in Annie, the title part in 1963’s Tom Jones, and as Julia Robert’s garrulous boss in Erin Brockovich, has passed away. A graduate of RADA, Albert Finney had a significant career in British theatre, radio and cinema,treading the boards during the 50’s and 60’s appearing in many Shakespeare productions as well as Charles Laughton’s The Party. His first film appearance came in 1960, in Laurence Olivier’s The Entertainer, while his performance in the same year’s Saturday Night…

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Vale – Dick Miller

Legendary Hollywood character actor Dick Miller, whose most famous role came with Joe Dante’s mid-80’s hit Gremlins, has passed away. Mr Miller’s film career kicked off in the 1950’s, appearing in supporting roles in a string of Roger Corman productions, including Not Of This Earth (1957), A Bucket of Blood (1959) and 1963’s The Terror. He appeared for directors including Jonathan Kaplan (The Slams, Truck Turner), Jonathan Demme (Crazy Mama) and Martin Scorsese (New York, New York), and had an uncredited cameo in Robert Aldrich’s The Dirty Dozen, in 1967.…

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Vale – Michel Legrand

Three-time Academy Award-winning composer Michel Legrand, known for his scores to The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and Yentl, has passed away. French-born Mr Legrand was a noted composed across almost all fields of music, including classical, songs, jazz (a heavy influence) and of course feature film, for which he received his first Academy Award nominations for Jaques Demy’s The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (1964), and later for 1967’s The Young Girls Of Rochefort. His first Oscar came for the theme song from The Thomas Crown Affair, “The Windmills Of Your Mind”,…

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Vale – Carol Channing

Acclaimed star of stage and screen Carol Channing, a Broadway veteran and performing legend, has passed away. Ms Channing’s career started on Broadway, where she snagged a bunch of awards (including several Tony nominations) for her performances in (among others) Hello Dolly, The Vamp, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Lorelei, during the 1960’s and 70’s. Her feature film breakout role arrived in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), alongside Julie Andrews and John Gavin, and it was for this film she received an Oscar nomination in the Supporting Actress category. Although she would…

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