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Dom DeLuise ‘will be missed in a very big way’

Dom DeLuise, the portly actor-comedian whose affable nature made him a popular character actor for decades with movie and TV audiences, has died.

Dom DeLuise, actor, comedian and chef, dies at 75

Dom DeLuise, the portly actor-comedian whose affable nature made him a popular character actor for decades with movie and TV audiences, has died.

‘Sophia will always be with us’

Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who landed a role of a lifetime in 1985 as the sarcastic Sophia on TV's The Golden Girls, has died.

Star of TV’s Golden Girls dies in Los Angeles

Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who landed a role of a lifetime in 1985 as the sarcastic Sophia on TV's The Golden Girls, has died.

‘The world will miss her dancing’

Cyd Charisse, the long-legged beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, has died.

Sherman ‘was a joy to work with’

Vincent Sherman, who directed -- and romanced -- Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth and Joan Crawford during his heyday as a leading Hollywood filmmaker in the 1940s and 1950s, has died. He would have been 100 on July 16. His death at the Motion Picture and Television hospital was announced on Monday by his son, Eric Sherman.

Star of Gunsmoke was a ‘wonderful man’

Dennis Weaver, an actor with a Midwestern twang who played stiff-legged Chester the deputy on the classic TV western Gunsmoke and the cowboy cop hero in McCloud, has died. He was 81. Weaver died on Friday from complications of cancer at his home in Ridgway, in south-western Colorado.

‘He had something very rare — class’

When Fayard Nicholas danced, his body knew instinctively what to do -- whether it was tap, ballet or his signature, high-in-the-air full split. Teamed with his brother, Harold, Nicholas moved with a natural grace and athleticism that inspired generations of dancers, from Fred Astaire to Maurice and Gregory Hines to Savion Glover.

Oscar-winning director dies of heart failure

Robert Wise, director of top Hollywood musicals West Side Story and The Sound of Music, died overnight at his Los Angeles home, days after his 91st birthday, an official of the San Sebastian film festival said on Thursday. The death of Wise cast a pall over the festival, which was scheduled to pay a special homage to the director who also made Star Trek, the Motion Picture.

Famous film composer dies

Elmer Bernstein, the versatile, Academy Award-winning composer who scored such movie classics as The Ten Commandments, The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Escape and True Grit, died on Wednesday. He was 82 and had been in failing health for some time.

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