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quote:Aharon Ipalé, the Morocco-born actor whose 50-year career stretched from early 1960s soap operas to Ray Donovan but is perhaps best remembered as the Pharaoh in the Brendan Fraser-starring Mummy franchise, has died at his home in Israel. The 74-year-old actor’s death was confirmed by his manager Susan Ferris.
With 1960s appearances on Search for Tomorrow and General Hospital, Ipalé later had roles in 1971’s Fiddler on the Roof and the 1974 mini-series Moses the Lawgiver. He became a frequent presence on TV for the next several decades, with appearances on comedies (One Day at a Time, The Love Boat) and dramas (Hawaii Five-O, Wise Guy, Miami Vice to Alias and Ray Donovan).
Apalé’s feature credits include 2007’s Charlie Wilson’s War and 1987’s Ishtar, but he’s probably most known for Universal Pictures’ The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001), in which he played the Pharaoh Seti.
“For the past 15 years I have had the honor, and the pleasure, of working with Aharon Ipalé,” said manager Ferris. “We are deeply saddened by his loss. In 2012, Ipalé had moved back to Israel to be with his family and work on film and TV projects from there. The film and TV world has gotten smaller and smaller, with projects being filmed all over the world, so his decision to move out of Hollywood made no impact on his continuing to work regularly. The entertainment industry has lost a true titan today, whose work will live on for years to come. Aharon Ipalé will be missed by us all.”
Ferris said she learned of the actor’s death today. No cause of death has been released.
Ach...quote:Op zaterdag 2 juli 2016 17:29 schreef Scrutinizer het volgende:
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Caroline Aherne, bekend als Mrs. Merton en als schrijfster en één van de hoofdrollen in The Royle Family
En ook weer een comédienne die regelmatig depressief was.quote:
quote:Regisseur Garry Marshall is op 81-jarige leeftijd overleden.
Dat melden Amerikaanse media.
Marshall is in het ziekenhuis overleden aan de gevolgen van een longontsteking die hij opliep in het ziekenhuis. Onlangs werd hij al in het ziekenhuis opgenomen na een beroerte.
Marshall is vooral bekend als regisseur van de romantische komedie Pretty Woman en The Princess Diaries. In totaal heeft Marshall achttien films geregisseerd. Daarnaast is Marshall ook de bedenker van een aantal sitcoms, zoals Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley en The Odd Couple. Marshall was ook dit jaar nog actief als acteur. In de serie The Odd Couple vertolkte hij de rol van Walter Madison.
''Hij hield van verhalen vertellen, mensen aan het lachen maken en softbal'', aldus een verklaring van zijn publicist. De filmmaker wordt volgens de verklaring in besloten kring begraven. Marshall laat zijn vrouw, drie kinderen en zes kleinkinderen achter.
quote:Actor Jerry Doyle, best known for his role in the sci-fi series Babylon 5, has died at the age of 60.
Doyle appeared in all five series of the 1990s show as Chief Warrant Officer Michael Garibaldi.
He also made guest appearances on other popular shows, such as Beverly Hills 90210, NYPD Blue and Martial Law, and was the host of a nationally-syndicated daily radio show in the US.
A spokesman for Doyle's family said the cause of his death was not yet known.
Fellow Babylon 5 actor Bruce Boxleitner tweeted that he was "so devastated at the news of the untimely death of my good friend", while astronaut Scott Kelly said the news was "very sad to hear".
quote:Op vrijdag 5 augustus 2016 05:40 schreef tong80 het volgende:
Acteur David Huddleston, vooral bekend van zijn rol in de film The Big Lebowski (1998), is op 85-jarige leeftijd overleden. Amerikaanse media meldden zijn dood donderdag en memoreerden zijn acteercarrière, die ruim een halve eeuw omvatte.
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Volgens Huddlestons weduwe vormde de rol van 'Founding Father' Benjamin Franklin in het toneelstuk 1776 de kroon op het werk van haar man. Maar het grote publiek zal hem toch vooral herinneren vanwege zijn bescheiden, maar prominente rol als miljonair The Big Lebowski in de gelijknamige film van Ethan en Joel Coen.
De cultklassieker draait hoofdzakelijk niet om hem, maar om zijn naamgenoot Jeffrey Lebowski, gespeeld door Jeff Bridges. Hij noemt zichzelf The Dude en gaat tevreden blowend en bowlend door het leven, totdat criminelen hem aanzien voor zijn rijke naamgenoot, waarop zijn leven een dramatische wending krijgt. The Big Lebowski was niet direct een groot succes, maar kreeg in de loop der jaren wereldwijd een steeds grotere schare fans.
Ik quotete het hier even voor de volledigheid en voor de mensen die dit topic in hun MyAT hebben staan. Een eigen topic is inderdaad gerechtvaardigd.quote:
quote:The 3ft 8in actor, who starred in six Star Wars films as well as Time Bandits and Flash Gordon, was 83
The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 83 after a long illness.
Kenny Baker, who was 3ft 8in tall, shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the robot character.
He went on to play the character in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as the three Star Wars prequels from 1999 to 2005.
Baker also appeared in a number of other much-loved films in the 1980s, including The Elephant Man, Time Bandits and Flash Gordon.
His niece, Abigail Shield, paid tribute to her uncle. She told the Guardian: “It was expected, but it’s sad nonetheless. He had a very long and fulfilled life. He brought lots of happiness to people and we’ll be celebrating the fact that he was well loved throughout the world. We’re all very proud of what he achieved in his lifetime.”
Baker and Shield’s father, Ian, grew up in Birmingham. She said: “When he was a child, he was told that he probably wouldn’t survive through puberty, being a little person in those times, they didn’t have a very good life expectancy. He did extremely well in his life. He was very ill for the last few years so we had been expecting it. He had been looked after by one of his nephews, who found him on Saturday morning.”
Baker met his wife Eileen after an appearance on the Michael Parkinson TV chat show. She wrote in and said she was a little person too and wanted to meet him. “They got married soon after,” Shield said. “Sadly she died of epilepsy about 20 years ago.”
Shield added: “He had problems with his lungs and was often in a wheelchair. He was very poorly for a long time. He was asked to go out to LA for the new Star Wars premiere but he was told he was too ill to travel. Luckily he did manage to meet George Lucas again when he came to Manchester.”
quote:Gene Wilder, the actor immortalized by his role as Willy Wonka, has died at age 83, his family announced Monday. Some of Wilder’s most iconic roles were in the early films of Mel Brooks where he portrayed the nervous accountant Leo Bloom in 1968’s The Producers, the drunk cowboy who teams up with a black sheriff in Blazing Saddles, and Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced Frahn-ken-steen) in Young Frankenstein.
Wilder's nephew told the Associated Press that the actor died late Sunday night in Stamford, Connecticut due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Born Jerome Silberma on June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he first adopted the stage name Gene Wilder at age of 26.