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Piper Laurie, Actress in ‘The Hustler,’ ‘Carrie’ and ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 91

The three-time Oscar nominee and Emmy winner also starred in the original 'Days of Wine and Roses' and in 'Children of a Lesser God.'

‘Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed’ Review: An Illuminating Account of a Beloved Hollywood Icon’s Dual Life

Stephen Kijak’s archive-rich doc for HBO and Max finds double-meanings in deftly chosen Hudson movie clips and repositions the star’s legacy as an unwitting AIDS activist.

Jim Brown, NFL Legend Turned Hollywood Action Hero, Dies at 87

Arguably the greatest football player ever, the Cleveland Browns great starred in 'The Dirty Dozen' and 'Ice Station Zebra' and shattered taboos in '100 Rifles.'

Gina Lollobrigida, Legendary Italian Screen Siren, Dies at 95

The actress resisted Howard Hughes' advances and rose to prominence in such films as 'Beat the Devil,' 'Trapeze' and 'Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell.'

Freddie Ross Hancock, British Publicist, Dies at 92

Freddie Ross Hancock, the British marketing consultant and publicist who represented Sophia Loren, Julie Andrews, Benny Hill, Theodore Bikel and Jim Dale and helped bring the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to New York, has died. She was 92. Ross Hancock died Sunday at her home in Manhattan, friend and former Warner Bros. […]

Ron Masak, Sheriff Mort Metzger on ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ Dies at 86

He also starred opposite Vince Lombardi and The Monkees and, as 'The King of Commercials,' provided the voice for the animated stork in spots for Vlasic pickles.

Louise Fletcher, the Cruel Nurse Ratched in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ Dies at 88

Louise Fletcher, the sweet actress from Alabama who won an Academy Award for her turn as the heartless Nurse Ratched — one of the most reviled characters in movie history — in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, has died. She was 88.  Fletcher died Friday of natural causes at her home in Montdurausse, France, her […]

TCM, Film Foundation Team on 4K Restoration of ‘Giant’

Turner Classic Movies is expanding its partnership with The Film Foundation with a multiyear financial commitment to fund education and the restoration of classic movies, it was announced Friday. The fruits of this relationship will be on full display — in 4K, no less — at next week’s TCM Classic Film Festival with an April […]

Rock Hudson Doc ‘Accidental Activist’ in Works With Altitude (Exclusive)

Rock Hudson documentary 'Rock Hudson: Accidental Activist' is in the works and heading to the American Film Market with Altitude.

‘Hollywood’: TV Review

With 'Hollywood,' creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, working with writer-director Janet Mock, bring Netflix a hopeful but frustratingly naive alt-historical look at 1940s Tinseltown.

Scotty Bowers, “Male Madame” to the Stars, Dies at 96

Scotty Bowers, whose explicit, best-selling 2012 memoir revealed a covert realm of Golden Age Hollywood sexuality, died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon. He was 96.

Critic’s Picks: An August To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Doris Day classics, an Abbas Kiarostami retrospective and a series of films about dysfunctional families are among options for SoCal cinephiles seeking relief from summer tentpole overload this month.