Michael Clarke Duncan
Septemeber 3, 2012
Michael Clarke Duncan, the prolific character actor
whose dozens of films included an Oscar-
nominated performance as a death row
inmate in The Green Mile, has died aged 54.
Duncan died on Monday at the Cedars-Sinai
medical centre in Los Angeles, where he was being
treated for a heart attack, according
to his fiancee, Omarosa Manigault.
The muscular, 6ft 4in Duncan – a former
bodyguard who turned to acting in his 30s –
"suffered a myocardial infarction on 13 July
and never fully recovered", said a statement issued
by a spokesman.
Duncan had a handful of minor roles before The
Green Mile brought him an Oscar nomination for
best supporting actor. Duncan's performance
impressed critics and moviegoers and he quickly
became a favourite in Hollywood, appearing in
several films a year.
He owed some of his good fortune to Bruce Willis,
who recommended Duncan for The Green Mile after
the two appeared together in Armageddon.
Duncan would work with Willis again in Breakfast of
Champions, The Whole Nine Yards and Sin City.
Sun Myung Moon
September 3, 2012
The Reverand Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah from South Korea who led the
Unification Church, one of the most controversial religious movements to sweep America in the
1970s, has died. He was 92.
Moon, who had been hospitalized with pneumonia in August, died at a hospital in Gapyeong,
South Korea, church officials announced.
Rev. Moon courted world leaders, financed newspapers, and founded numerous innocuously
named civic organizations. His critics believed he pursued those activities mainly to lend
legitimacy to the Unification Church, although his methods were sometimes questionable.
September 11, 2012
You know his face and you his know his voice.
Character actor Lance LeGault worked in Hollywood
for 50 years, and after numerous character roles on
television through the 1970s he got his break as
Vince in "Coma" with Michael Douglas. LeGault died
at home in Los Angeles on Monday September 11.
Lance played several Characters in TV series
through the 70's, but in 78' he landed the role of
Vince in "COMA" with Michael Douglas. "The
Incredible Hulk," "Captain America" and "Battlestar
Galatica" followed... making a name for himself as a
tough SOB playing Colonel Glass in the hit movie
"Stripes" starring John Candy and Bill Murray. Glen
Larson, creator of "Knight Rider," once described
his voice as “four octaves lower than God’s”.
September 23, 2012
Ira Miller, well known comedic actor, died September
23rd after a long battle with cancer. Born in 1940
and raised in Chicago, Ira was a member of The
Second City in the 60?s. As a film actor he was a
regular for Mel Brooks, appearing in eight movies,
starting with "Blazing Saddles". Other films included
"Armed and Dangerous", "Jackson County Jail" and
"Who's Harry Crumb?" Ira directed and co-wrote the
underground hit film "Loose Shoes" which starred
Bill Murray, Howard Hesseman and Betty Thomas.
He was a beloved teacher for The Second City
Training Center in Los Angeles. He leaves behind a
brother and sister in law Ronald and Patricia Miller,
four nieces and a nephew. In lieu of flowers- it is
requested that donations be made to Los Angeles
Jewish Family Services and Project Angel Food.
Arrangements for memorial services are pending.
September 25, 2012
Andy Williams, the silky-voiced, clean-cut crooner,
whose hit recording "Moon River" and years of popular
Christmas TV shows brought him fans the world over
has died, his publicist said. He was 84.
Williams died Tuesday night at his home in Branson
following a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, his Los
Angeles-based publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Wednesday.
With an easy style and a mellow voice that President
Ronald Reagan once termed "a national treasure,"
Williams proved ideal for television. "The Andy Williams
Show," which lasted in various formats from 1957 to
1971, featured Williams alternately performing his
stable of easy-listening ballads and bantering casually
with his guest stars. He received 18 gold and three
platinum albums over his long career and was
nominated for five Grammy awards. He released an
autobiography in 2009, "Moon River and Me: A Memoir."
September 26, 2012
Actor Johnny Lewis is dead at the age of 28.
Lewis, known for his roles on Sons of Anarchy and
The O.C. as well as dating Katy Perry, was found
Wednesday in a driveway in Los Feliz, the site says;
an elderly woman was found beaten to death inside
the home to which the driveway led. It is believed
that he fell off the roof to his death. He was renting
a room from the 81-year old woman.
Lewis, who was featured in 26 episodes of Sons of
Anarchy, played a prospect hoping to join the
California motorcycle club. His character was killed
off in the season two finale. Sutter later said in
interviews that the death was not for
sensationalism but because Lewis had wanted out
of his contract.
He also appeared on nine episodes of The O.C. and
played parts in the movies The Runaways and
September 27, 2012
Czech-born film star Herbert Lom, best known as the
deranged Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus in the "Pink
Panther" comedies, has died, according to British media.
He was 95.
Born into a poor aristocratic family in Prague in 1917, he
shortened his complicated name to Lom and appeared in
a handful of locally made movies before emigrating to
Britain before the outbreak of World War Two and
making his home there.
There he built a career that spanned over 100 films and
included more than its fair share of villains.
He portrayed Napoleon Bonaparte twice, including in "War and Peace" in 1956 alongside Henry Fonda and
Audrey Hepburn, and the King of Siam in the first London production of the stage musical "The King and I"
Two years later he collaborated with Peter Sellers in the dark comedy "The Ladykillers", and they would work
together again in the 1960s and 1970s on the Pink Panther series.
In them Lom played the increasingly crazed Dreyfus alongside Sellers' hapless Inspector Clouseau, and the
success of his character owed much to Lom's own improvisations.