Category In Memoriam

Christopher Lee (1922–2015)

  “I think acting is a mixture of instinct, imagination and inventiveness. All you can learn as an actor is basic technique.”    —- Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee  Advertisements

Mike Nichols (1931-2014)

Mike Nichols, the Oscar-winning director of The Graduate, passed away a few days ago; he was eighty-four. Few directors have had a debut feature film as startling or as audacious as Mike Nichols’ first movie, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Even fewer directors win an Oscar for their second movie (Nichols was also nominated for Woolf). […]

Lord Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)

Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)

Goodbye to a Hollywood legend.   “You know you don’t have to act with me, Steve. You don’t have to say anything, and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and… blow.”  —- Lauren Bacall […]

Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning actor and legendary comedian, has died. He was 63 years old. According to the coroner’s office in Tiburon, California, the cause of death is believed to be suicide by asphyxiation. Robin Williams was a true chameleon, able to play a Russian immigrant, an animated genie or fruit bat, a sleazy Cadillac salesman, […]

Dick Smith (1922-2014)

Ruby Dee (1924-2014)