Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Run Run Shaw, the billionaire film pioneer hailed as the inventor of the kung fu genre and who launched a media empire that stretched from Hong Kong to Hollywood, died Tuesday at the age of 106.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Donald Forst, a veteran newsman who led New York Newsday and the Village Voice as they won Pulitzer Prizes and also worked at more than a dozen other newspapers, died Saturday at age 81.
Saul Zaentz, a music producer whose second career as a filmmaker brought him best-picture Academy Awards for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” “Amadeus” and “The English Patient,” has died. He was 92.
One of France's best-known chefs, Paul Bocuse, dubbed the “pope” of cuisine in the food-obsessed country, has been hospitalized for nearly a week with back pain.
The infighting and hard feelings between The Everly Brothers were well-known, but surviving brother Don felt he had a special moment with his brother Phil before Phil's passing Friday — even if the two weren't together at the time.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
The car carrying late “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker was doing over 100 miles (160 kilometers) per hour when it crashed, nearly cutting the high-powered vehicle in half, coroners said Friday.
The oldest surviving cast member of “Gone with the Wind” has died in South Carolina. She was 98. Alicia Rhett played India Wilkes in the 1939 film starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.
Actress Barbara Lawrence, who played Gertie Cummings in the 1955 movie “Oklahoma!” has died. She was 83. Her daughter-in-law, Christy Nelson, said Friday that the actress died of kidney failure on Nov. 13.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Formula One great Michael Schumacher's condition was stable overnight, but the brain injury he suffered during a skiing accident in the French Alps is still critical, his manager said Wednesday.