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Josh Kramer, Veteran Executive and Producer of Roman Polanski’s ‘Death and the Maiden,’ Dies at 67

Josh Kramer, a veteran Hollywood executive who produced such films as Roman Polanski’s Death and the Maiden and Sidney Lumet’s Night Falls on Manhattan, has died following a stroke. He was 67. Kramer died Nov. 27 surrounded by family and friends in Santa Monica, according to a representative. The producer, who was a graduate of the […]

Norma Barzman, Screenwriter Who Was Among the Last Survivors of the Hollywood Blacklist, Dies at 103

Norma Barzman, an admired screenwriter of 1940s films whose career was derailed by the Hollywood blacklist and who was one of its last survivors, died Sunday. She was 103. Barzman died of natural causes, surrounded by family, at her home in Beverly Hills, her daughter Suzo Barzman told The Hollywood Reporter. Born Norma Levor in […]

Jim Ladd, Rock Radio DJ and SiriusXM Host, Dies at 75

Jim Ladd, the famed rock radio disc jockey in 1970s Los Angeles who went on to host a show on SiriusXM, has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 75. Ladd’s on-air colleague at the satellite radio service, Meg Griffin, shared the news of his death on Saturday on its Deep Tracks channel, which […]

James McCaffrey, ‘Rescue Me’ and ‘Max Payne’ Actor, Dies at 65

James McCaffrey, who portrayed the firefighter and 9/11 victim Jimmy Keefe on Rescue Me and provided the voice of the title character in Max Payne video games, has died. He was 65. McCaffrey died Sunday at his home in Larchmont, New York, after a battle with myeloma, his wife, actress Rochelle Boström, told The Hollywood […]

Comedian Kenny DeForest Dies in Bicycle Accident at 37

Stand-up Kenny DeForest, who was a fixture of the Brooklyn comedy scene and appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show With James Corden and the Pete Holmes-starring HBO series Crashing, died Wednesday. He was 37.  On Dec. 8, DeForest was on a rented bicycle at the intersection of Rogers Avenue and […]

Jack Axelrod, Actor on ‘General Hospital,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘My Name Is Earl,’ Dies at 93

Jack Axelrod, who played a mob boss on General Hospital for three years and had notable guest-starring turns on My Name Is Earl and Grey’s Anatomy, has died. He was 93. Axelrod died Nov. 28 of natural causes in Los Angeles, his rep Jennifer Garland announced. Axelrod showed up in Woody Allen’s Bananas (1971) in […]

Matthew Perry Died From Acute Effects of Ketamine, Autopsy Reveals

Matthew Perry died from the acute effects of the anesthetic ketamine, according to an autopsy released Friday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office. The results of the autopsy listed drowning, coronary artery disease and buprenorphine (used to treat opioid addiction) effects as contributing factors. The manner of death was ruled an accident. There […]

Cari Beauchamp, Admired Author and Hollywood Historian, Dies at 74

Cari Beauchamp, the respected film historian who put readers and viewers in close touch with the early days of Hollywood through her painstaking research as an author, editor and documentary filmmaker, died Thursday. She was 74. Beauchamp died of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, her son Jake Flynn told The Hollywood […]

Camden Toy, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Star, Dies at 68

Camden Toy, the versatile character actor famed for playing a succession of demonic monsters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has died. He was 68. Toy died Dec. 11, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, his representatives confirmed in a press release. Often caked under layers of makeup as well as special prosthetics, Toy would […]

Emmanuelle Debever, French Actress Who Accused Gerard Depardieu of Sexual Assault, Dies by Suicide

French actress Emmanuelle Debever, the first entertainer to accuse Gérard Depardieu of sexual assault, died by suicide Dec. 7, after jumping into the Seine river in Paris. She was 60. First reported by the French newspaper Libération, Debever’s death has been confirmed by French authorities, who have classified it as a suicide. Debever died on […]

Ken Kelsch, Cinematographer on ‘Bad Lieutenant,’ Dies at 76

Ken Kelsch, the hard-charging cinematographer and Vietnam War veteran who shot the down-and-dirty classic Bad Lieutenant and 11 other features for iconoclastic director Abel Ferrara, has died. He was 76. Kelsch died Monday at Hackettstown Medical Center in New Jersey after a battle with COVID and pneumonia, his son, Chris Kelsch, told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Critic’s Appreciation: Andre Braugher Was an Intensely Dramatic, Intensely Funny Actor’s Actor

From 'Homicide: Life on the Street' to 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' the unexpected arc of Braugher's career was a testament to the rare breadth of his talent.