Charlton Heston, one of Hollywood's most visible and controversial stars, best remembered for such straight-faced heroic roles as Moses in "The Ten Commandments" and the Oscar-winning title role of…
American expatriate Jules Dassin, director of such films as "Naked City," "Rififi," "Never on Sunday" and "Topkapi," died Monday in Athens. He was 96.
Richard Widmark, who made a sensational film debut as the giggling killer in "Kiss of Death" and became a Hollywood leading man in "Broken Lance," "Two Rode Together" and 40 other films, has died…
Freddie Fields, the powerful 1960s talent manager and agent, who along with David Begelman founded the powerful Creative Management Associates, and later became a studio exec and producer, died…
Deborah Kerr, the sophisticated, Scottish-born actress who was nominated for six Oscars, died Tuesday in Suffolk, England, after many years of failing health. She was 86.
Merv Griffin, who parlayed his start as a band singer and talkshow host into career as a gameshow mogul and resort tycoon worth well over $1 billion, died of prostate cancer in Los Angeles on Sunday…
Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, one of the masters of modern cinema whose brooding and incisive studies of the human psyche won international acclaim -- and three Oscars -- died Monday at age 89.
Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, who became an icon of arthouse cinema with films such as "L'avventura" and "Blowup," died Monday in Rome. He was 94.
Jack Valenti, the colorful, charismatic head of the Motion Picture Assn. of America for almost four decades and the prime mover behind the movie ratings system, died Thursday. He was 85. A private…
Sidney Sheldon, who won awards in three careers -- Broadway theater, movies, television -- then at age 50 turned to writing bestselling novels about stalwart women who triumph in a hostile world of…
A prodigious comic talent, from "Saturday Night Live" to "The Nutty Professor," Eddie Murphy has thrown himself into comic characters of a dizzying variety. Aggressive and fearless, he has always…