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    Kirk Douglas Dies, Aged 103


    Though he always seemed virile and active enough to outlast us all, acting, directing and producing legend Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103.

    Douglas was a man who could play stone-jawed heroes and scheming villains, who preferred to take on characters who weren't always likeable and who established an acting dynasty that includes Michael Douglas.

    Born Issur Danielovitch (later changed to Demsky) in New York in 1916, the man who would go on to choose the name Kirk Douglas grew up poor, the son of a ragman (a fact that lent its name to his autobiography). With assistance from loans and scholarships, he attended St. Lawrence University, joining the wrestling team but also showing interest in dramatics. After graduating college, he worked odd jobs (including deploying his wrestling skills professionally) and paid his way through the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Here, he met his first wife, Diana Dill, with whom he had sons Michael and Joel (a producer).

    Summer Stock theatre acting followed, and Douglas hit Broadway in 1941, playing a singing messenger in Spring Again. World War II briefly interrupted his ambitions, but once he was honorably discharged, he returned to the stage, appearing in small roles, dropping out of the original production of On The Town because of illness.

    Acting classmate Lauren Bacall recommended him to a producer Hal Willis, and he signed on to a contract for $500 a week. He made his film debut in 1946's The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers, moving on to other movies such as Mourning Becomes Electra and Out Of The Past. He began to clash with Willis on payment and contract issues, and rather than signing another long agreement, went freelance, working for Fox and other studios.

    His first taste of stardom was 1949's Champion, which also saw him earn his first Oscar nomination, and despite his earlier wish to be free, a seven-year deal with Warner Bros. His career blossomed again, and he appeared in The Big Sky and Billy Wilder's The Big Carnival (AKA Ace In The Hole).

    At MGM, he earned another Academy Award nomination from 1952's The Bad And The Beautiful. More success followed, and he met and married publicist Anne Buydens, who survives him, and had two more sons, Peter and Eric. Douglas also set up his own production company, Bryna, named for his mother.

    In 1957, he gave one of the performances for which he has become legendary, in Stanley Kubrick's Paths Of Glory. And then came Spartacus, for which he hired Kubrick to replace director Anthony Mann. Kubrick wasn't a fan of the finished product, but it's seen as a classic. Spartacus also represented Douglas pushing back against the blacklist, becoming one of those to insist that writer Dalton Trumbo be credited for the movie's script.

    Back on stage, Douglas starred in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, adapted from the Ken Kesey novel. He tried for a decade to turn it into a film, but while son Michael succeeded, he'd aged out of the main role, McMurphy, with Jack Nicholson taking the lead, and winning an Oscar. "I made more money from that film than any I acted in," Douglas has said. "And I would gladly give back every cent, if I could have played that role." In addition to producing, Douglas directed two films, Scalawag in 1973 and Posse in 1975.

    He faced numerous health challenges through his career, including injuries from a helicopter accident and stroke in 1995 which forced him to learn to speak again, resulting in his withdrawal from the public spotlight for a time. He returned for 1999's Diamonds and then It Runs In The Family, which co-starred Michael, and Kirk's grandson, Cameron Douglas. TV movies and the odd series appearance dotted his career, and his final two releases were indie movie Illusion and TV movie Empire State Building Murders.

    A keen supporter of charities, he worked on behalf of stroke sufferers, those with Alzheimer's, and building playgrounds for children. Douglas was given an honorary Oscar in 1996 and picked up the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991. And what a life, indeed. Michael Douglas has paid tribute to his father with a statement: "It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103. To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to. But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband," he writes.

    "Kirk’s life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet. Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad – I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son."

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    The Wild, Wild West and Jingle All the Way Actor Robert Conrad Dead at 84

    Robert Conrad, best known as the star of popular 1960s television series The Wild Wild West has died. He was 84. The news of Conrad's passing was confirmed by family spokesman Jeff Ballard (via 1010 WINS) who said that actor had died at his home in Malibu, California with heart failure being given as the cause of death.

    Conrad was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 1, 1935 and worked as a milkman while he pursued a career as a nightclub singer. In 1958, Conrad moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and soon after landed his first major television role as Tom Lopaka in Hawaiian Eye in 1959. Following success on Hawaiian Eye, Conrad starred as Secret Service agent James T. West in The Wild Wild West which ran from 1965 to 1969 on CBS. Conrad did most of his own stunts in the series, and was inducted into the Stuntman's Hall of Fame in 2010 for his work. When The Wild Wild West was turned into a film in 1999 starring Will Smith, Conrad wasn't fond of the remake. Conrad called the remake "horrible" and "pathetic" and appeared in person at the Razzie Awards to accept three of the awards bestowed upon the film.

    Following the success of television's The Wild Wild West, Conrad went on to have an expansive career in television, appearing in a wide variety of other television series as well as television films. Conrad also worked as a writer, director, and producer of television, including the short-lived High Mountain Rangers. He also appeared in the music video for Richard Marx's "Hazard" in the 1990s.

    “There are three cycles in showbiz,” Conrad told PEOPLE in 1988. “They don’t know you, then they love you, and then you’ve been around so long they hate you. Now I’m starting all over again.”

    Outside of television, Conrad also appeared in a number of theatrical films as well, including 1979's The Lady in Red, 1994's Samurai Cowboy, and 1996's Jingle All the Way in which he played Officer Hummell. His most recent film credit is 2002's Dead Above Ground. Conrad was also the host of a weekly, two-hour national radio talk show, The PM Show with Robert Conrad which he began hosting in 2008. His final appearance on the radio show was last July.

    According to PEOPLE, a private service honoring Conrad is scheduled for March 1, which would have been the actor's 85th birthday. He is survived by 18 grandchildren and eight children.

    https://comicbook.com/irl/2020/02/09...ar-dies-at-84/

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    VETERAN actor Orson Bean has died aged 91 after being struck by a car while crossing the street in Los Angeles.

    The Desperate Housewives star, who also appeared in Being John Malkovich, is believed to have died at the scene on Friday night.

    According to TMZ, the actor was allegedly jaywalking in the beach side community of Venice when he was clipped by one vehicle and then struck by another.

    Both vehicles are reported to have remained on the scene and TMZ claims police are investigating to see if any charges will be laid.

    Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Brian Wendling told ABC News: "The car coming westbound did not see him and clipped him and he went down.

    "A second vehicle was coming up, was distracted by people trying to slow him down and then looked up and then a second traffic collision occurred and that one was fatal."

    Orson is survived by his wife of 27 years Alley Mills, and their four children - Susannah, Ezekiel, Michele and Max.

    Orson played Roy Bender in the hit series Desperate Housewives from 2009-2012.

    He began his career in the 1950s with parts in shows such as Broadway Television Theatre and Goodyear Playhouse.

    He also appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and was a frequent contestant on To Tell The Truth and Match Game.

    Orson recently appeared in the Denzel Washington film The Equalizer 2, as well as Netflix series Grace and Frankie.

    The actor also made guest appearances in Murder She Wrote, Alley McBeal and Will & Grace.

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    "In the parlance of the twentieth century, this is an oddball. His name is James B. W. Bevis, and his tastes lean toward stuffed animals, zither music, professional football, Charles Dickens, moose heads, carnivals, dogs, children, and young ladies. Mr. Bevis is accident prone, a little vague, a little discombobulated, with a life that possesses all the security of a floating crap game. But this can be said of our Mr. Bevis: without him, without his warmth, without his kindness, the world would be a considerably poorer place, albeit perhaps a little saner...Should it not be obvious by now, James B. W. Bevis is a fixture in his own private, optimistic, hopeful little world, a world which has long ceased being surprised by him. James B. W. Bevis, on whom Dame Fortune will shortly turn her back, but not before she gives him a paste in the mouth. Mr. James B. W. Bevis, just one block away from The Twilight Zone."

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    Nanny McPhee Star Raphael Coleman Dies At 25


    Raphaël Coleman, a former child actor best known for his role in Nanny McPhee, has died at age 25. Coleman passed away, his mother confirmed on Twitter. Born in September 1994, Coleman won the role of Eric in Nanny McPhee when he was just 10 years old. He would go on to star in a few more movies in the following years, but had been largely out of the film business since 2009. He continued to do advertising work, and in 2017 he wrote, directed, and edited a music video, according to his IMDb biography. British newspapers are reporting that he collapsed unexpectedly during a run.

    Coleman attended the University of Manchester in 2013, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree for Zoology. He would go on to spend the rest of his life working in conservation, with his mother sharing a statement of purpose he had written for Extinction Rebellion along with her remembrance of her late son.

    "Rest in peace my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox," his mother -- writer Liz Jensen -- shared on Twitter Friday. "He died doing what he loved, working for the noblest cause of all. His family could not be prouder. Let’s celebrate all he achieved in his short life and cherish his legacy."

    The environmental group to which Coleman dedicated his life is not an uncontroversial one, and as "Iggy Fox," he was one of their earliest and most vocal supporters. Coleman reportedly organized social media and other messaging for the group.

    After his 2005 debut in Nanny McPhee, Coleman would have a big year in 2009, appearing in It’s Alive, The Fourth Kind, and Edward’s Turmoil. He went on to win the award for best young actor at the British Independent Film Festival in 2010.

    In Nanny McPhee, which also starred Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Angela Lansbury, Widower Cedric Brown (Firth) hires Nanny McPhee (Thompson) to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon (Sangster) and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's great-aunt and benefactor, Lady Adelaide Stitch (Lansbury), threatens to separate the kids, the family pulls together under the guidance of Nanny McPhee. A box office success, the film eventually got a sequel -- but it was five years later and had none of the same kids in it.

    Our thoughts go out to Coleman's family and friends.

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    GoFundMe Raising Money for Family of Marvel Stuntman Who Died at 54


    Marvel Studios stuntman Brian “Sonny” Nickels died in January at the age of 54, and now a GoFundMe page is raising money to help support Nickels’ family following his loss. Nickels from sudden cardiac arrest while at his home in West London. He’s survived by his wife, Simone, and his two children, seven-year-old Sienna and 3-year-old Rocco. The GoFundMe, launched by David Garrick, has raised £18,095 of its £500,000. “Our great beautiful kind wonderful Brian Sonny Nickels tragically, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away due to cardiac arrest. Leaving his 33 year old wife, 7 year old daughter, and 3 year old son,” Garrick writes on the GoFundMe page. Due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances his young widow Simone and their two young children are left with a substantial mortgage on their house which won’t be paid off. Simone solely worked for Brian for the past 11 years, and is struggling to work at the minute as she has a 7 year old and 3 years old to look after.

    “Nothing financially was put into place or implemented as Brian's death was not expected or anticipated. Brian would be the first person to help any of us in need. Simone & Sienna watched and heard Brian graphically passing away, young Rocco is extremely confused and there is no counselling available as he is so young. Simone’s focus needs to be on their precious babies and getting them through this horrific and traumatic time. Their whole world has been turned upside down with the loss of a husband and father, please let’s all work together and help take all the financial pressure off her for some time, and raise as much money as we possibly can for Brian's wife and two young babies to completely take away any financial worries or burdens they may be facing. Let the kindest, love and great legacy of wonderful Brian Nickels live on through all of us.”

    Nickels is a former boxer who fulfilled his dream of becoming a stuntman when he switched careers at age 25. His work for Marvel Studios included appearances in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Outside of the Marvel cinematic universe, Nickels’ film work included appearances in the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre, Jason Bourne, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Hobbs & Shaw, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He also worked in television, appearing in Life on Mars, Band of Brothers, Top Boy, Peaky Blinders, Killing Eve and Game of Thrones.

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    Charles Portis, 'True Grit' Novelist, Dies at 86


    Charles Portis, the author whose 1968 novel "True Grit" inspired two beloved big-screen Westerns, died Monday at the age of 86.
    The Arkansas native had struggled with failing health for several years, according to his brother, Jonathan, who confirmed the death to the Arkansas Times.

    His biggest success was the 1968 novel "True Grit," the story of a young farm girl who hires a drunken lawman to catch the outlaw who murdered her father. They go on a quest along with a Texas Ranger to track down the villain, and on that adventure, the strength of their "grit" is tested.

    The novel inspired Henry Hathaway's 1969 film, which earned John Wayne the Oscar for Best Actor. The Coen brothers' 2010 adaptation, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Hailee Steinfeld, earned 10 Oscar nominations — but went home empty-handed that year.

    Portis' other work includes comic fiction like "Norwood," "The Dog of the South," "Masters of Atlantis," and "Gringos," as well as a collection of his shorter works called "Escape Velocity."

    Portis was born in 1933 in El Dorado, Arkansas, to Samuel Palmer Portis and Alice Waddell Portis. He served in the Marines during the Korean War before going on to study journalism at the University of Arkansas.

    He was a newspaper reporter before going on to write fiction, having written for Fayetteville's Northwest Arkansas Times, Memphis' Commercial Appeal, the Arkansas Gazette, and Newsweek. He went on to become the London bureau chief of the New York Herald-Tribune, according to an obituary his family prepared for the Ruebel Funeral Home which was obtained by to the Arkansas Times.

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    Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju has has supposedly landed a role in the second season of Netflix’s The Witcher, according to recent reports. Redanian Intelligence, a site that’s all about covering news on The Witcher and other similar projects, said Hivju has had been cast as the character “Nivellen” in the show’s next season. This latest assurance of the actor’s inclusion in The Witcher follows rumors from before that suggested the actor might be involved with the show.

    Redanian Intelligence cited a casting breakdown as the source of the information about Hivju has supposedly playing Nivellen. The casting breakdown was reportedly obtained by the site with the actor’s name listed among others.

    Like other characters from the first season of The Witcher and rumors about casting options for the second season, the name “Nivellen” itself wasn’t listed. Instead, the codename “Nigel” was used. The character’s description which calles him “charismatic, witty, and funny,” according to the site, matches up with what Nivellen would be like. The “Nigel” character is also supposed to come from an aristocratic family and bears a curse stemming from crimes he committed in the past. The casting breakdown further described the role as one which would be physically demanding and would require a “great emotional range.”

    Those familiar with The Witcher novels may recall Nivellen from The Last Wish. The character was featured in story where he was cursed to take on a monstrous appearance from the outside. The character was never mentioned in the first season of The Witcher that set up the foundation of the stories between Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri, and others, though he’ll apparently appear in the next season.

    But he may not be in the show for long though, perhaps as a one-and-done story. The character will supposedly only appear in the opening episode of the show’s next season, though that along with the casting confirmation itself remains to be seen.

    Nivellen was one of several characters who appeared in the list of characters who will apparently be appearing in The Witcher’s second season. Other characters included Vesemir and Dijkstra, though if you’ve been keeping up with news surrounding possible casting decisions, you’ll already know some of the people who are up for playing those roles.

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    'Good Times' Star Ja'net DuBois Dead at 74

    Ja'net Dubois -- one of the main characters on "Good Times" -- was found dead Tuesday ... TMZ has learned.

    Ja'net played the Evans family's sassy neighbor Willona Woods on the classic '70s TV series. Her family tells us ... Ja'net died unexpectedly in her sleep overnight at her home in Glendale, CA.

    It's unclear who discovered her body Tuesday morning. We're told Ja'net hadn't complained of any specific ailments recently, and appeared to be in good health to those around her. She even attended a fan event in Hollywood a couple weeks ago.

    Ja'net might be most famous for "Good Times," but she also composed and sang the theme song, "Movin' On Up," for "The Jeffersons" -- so, she should also be remembered for her voice.

    She appeared in tons of movies over the years, including "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka", "Tropic Thunder" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."

    Ja'net's acting career began on Broadway, where she was cast in a number of plays including "Golden Boy" with Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr. -- plus "A Raisin In The Sun."

    She also won two Emmy awards for her voice-over work on "The PJs."

    Ja'net is survived by her 3 children.

    She was 74. RIP

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