Rip Torn: Fearless Film, TV, and Stage Actor Dies at 88

Tony Sokol Jul 10, 2019 Rip Torn, who played characters from Judas Iscariot to the producer on The Larry Sanders Show, dies at 88. Respected and versatile character actor Rip Torn died Tuesday in ...

Rip Torn, ‘Men in Black,’ ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Star, Dies at 88

Rip Torn, ‘Men in Black,’ ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Star, Dies at 88 Actor Rip Torn, who earned Oscar and Tony nominations as well as an Emmy Award and two Obies, has died Tuesday in Lakeville Conn., his representative confirmed. He was 88. Torn was equally at home in ...

'The Facts of Life' and 'Diff’Rent Strokes' Star Charlotte Rae Has Died at Age 92

Rest in peace, Charlotte Rae. The beloved Facts of Life and Diff’Rent Strokes star sadly died at age 92 in her La home on Sunday, Aug. 5, her rep confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. Charlotte had ...

Betsy Palmer Has Passed Away

More synonymous with Camp Crystal Lake than even Jason Voorhees to many horror movie fans is Betsy Palmer, who unfortunately passed away last Friday at the age of 88. According to The Hollywood ...

Inside the Writers’ Room: Post #14: The Revolution is Loading

A few weeks ago HBO and then CBS announced that they would launch stand-alone online services in U.S. in 2015. Before that, Netflix had made known that it would start producing features, crushing ...

Ransom: a darker thriller than it gets credit for?

Mel Gibson took on a big movie star role with Ransom. We take a look back at Ron Howard's 1996 thriller... If you were a regular cinemagoer around 1996, then you can't help but have seen the trailer ...

It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: The Wasteland

The Wasteland: Television is a gold goose that lays scrambled eggs; and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar. Lee Loevinger When people argue over the quality of ...

It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television. In the Beginning Was the Word — Radio

In the Beginning Was the Word — Radio: “I like doing radio because it’s so intimate. The moment people hear your voice, you’re inside their heads, not only that, you’re in there laying eggs”. Doug ...

Andy Griffith 1926-2012

Yesterday a true entertainment legend passed into the great beyond. Andrew Samuel Griffith, best known as Mayberry’s humble sheriff Andy Taylor, passed away at 7:00 am on July 3, 2012. Born in Mount ...

Remember Me: Ben Gazzara

Ben Gazzara died on February 3 of pancreatic cancer. An alumnus of the famed Actors’ Studio, he had a long career on stage, TV, and film. Not just long, but accomplished. On Broadway, he was the ...

Remember Me:  Cliff Robertson (1923-2011) – “Utility Player”

He played leads – but never became a star. He played supporting parts – but was never considered a second-stringer. He moved between the big and little screen easily throughout much of his career ...

Remember Me: Sidney Lumet (1924-2011)

One of the true giants passed away this week: filmmaker Sidney Lumet, dead at 86 of lymphoma. He was one of an incredibly talented class of directors who graduated from the early days of TV; a group ...