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Sharyn Moffett, Young Actress in ‘Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House’ and ‘The Body Snatcher,’ Dies at 85

Sharyn Moffett, the charming child actress of the 1940s who starred alongside Cary Grant and Myrna Loy in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House and with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in The Body Snatch…

Breck Denny, Actor, Writer and Groundlings Performer, Dies at 34

Robert Breck Denny Jr., the writer, actor and Groundlings performer best known as just Breck Denny, died Monday. He was 34. Family members said Denny, who was amassing a run of impressive credits

Mace Neufeld, Producer of Jack Ryan Blockbusters, Dies at 93

Mace Neufeld, the producer who backed all five movies based on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan CIA analyst, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, has died. He…

Louie Anderson, Iconic Stand-Up Comic and ‘Baskets’ Star, Dies at 68

The Emmy-winning actor and author also created 'Life With Louie,' appeared in both 'Coming to America' films and hosted 'Family Feud.'

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Singer and ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ ‘Fight Club’ Actor, Dies at 74

Meat Loaf, the rock star behind the monster-selling Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums famed for his booming voice, theatrical stage presence and memorable appearances in The Rocky Horror Picture…

Gilles Meunier, Former TF1 and Canal Plus Executive, Dies at 70

Gilles Meunier, an international television distribution and programming executive who worked for 20th Century Fox, TF1 and Canal Plus, has died. He was 70. Meunier died Jan. 7 in Palm…

Hardy Kruger, German Actor in ‘A Bridge Too Far’ and ‘Barry Lyndon,’ Dies at 93

Hardy Krüger, the German actor who starred alongside John Wayne in Howard Hawks’ Hatari!, Laurence Olivier in Richard Attenborough’s A Bridge Too Far and Ryan O’Neal in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry…

Jerry Crutchfield, Nashville Songwriter, Producer and Publishing Exec, Dies at 87

Jerry Crutchfield, a Nashville songwriter, producer, publishing executive and music industry veteran, died Jan. 11, his family announced. He was 87. In addition to an illustrious career as a

Carol Speed, Actress in ‘The Mack,’ ‘Black Samson’ and ‘Abby,’ Dies at 76

Carol Speed, the actress and singer who made a name for herself with performances in the blaxploitation-era movies The Mack, Black Samson and Abby, died Friday in Muskogee, Oklahoma, her family announ…

Andre Leon Talley, Fashion Journalist and Former Editor-at-Large of Vogue, Dies at 73

André Leon Talley, the hugely influential fashion journalist and flamboyant former editor-at-large of U.S. Vogue, has died. He was 73. Talley’s literary agent David Vigliano confirmed his…

Yvette Mimieux, Actress in ‘Where the Boys Are’ and ‘Jackson County Jail,’ Dies at 80

Yvette Mimieux, the radiant actress who created a stir in the 1960s with performances in Where the Boys Are, Light in the Piazza, Toys in the Attic and, in a history-making turn, Dr. Kildare