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'Things' sizzles at fest

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Peter Berg's "Very Bad Things," already a very hot item at this year's Toronto Film Festival, got a helping nudge up the thermostat Saturday morning when it arrived at the Plaza 2 cineplex on Bloor…

George Shdanoff

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George Shdanoff, actor, director, writer and teacher, died Aug. 14 of natural causes at UCLA Medical Center. He was 92. Shdanoff was best known as an acting coach whose past students included Jack…

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Jack G. Roberts

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Jack Roberts, a retired Warner Bros. casting director and SAG business representative, died Aug. 21 of kidney complications at his home in Burbank. He was 76. Roberts, born and reared in Crawford…

Stan Seiden

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Stan Seiden, longtime president of Nederlander Theaters West Coast operations, died Aug. 27 of Lou Gehrig's disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 76. At the age of 17, Seiden began his…

Jerome Dempsey

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Legit, television and film actor Jerome Dempsey, whose career spanned more than 40 years, died Aug. 27 in New York of natural causes. He was 69. Dempsey was featured in the original Broadway…

Rita Roland

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Rita Roland, a film editor who began her career in Europe prior to World War II, died of a stroke Aug. 17 in Los Angeles. She was 84. Survivors of the Nazi Holocaust, Roland and her husband moved to…

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