Shelley Berman, Stand-Up Comic and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor, Dies at 92

Shelley Berman, Stand-Up Comic and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor, Dies at 92 Famed stand-up comic Shelley Berman, who recently played Larry David’s father on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” has died. He was 92. Berman died early Friday morning due to complications from Alzheimer’s ...

Freebie and the Bean

Here’s how one pushed the limits of good taste in 1974. James Caan and Alan Arkin run the gamut of racist, raunchy, sexist & homophobic jokes as bad boy cops breaking the rules, and director Richard ...

Edwards Pt 2: The Pink Panther Sequels and Famous Silent Film Era Step-grandfather Director

'The Pink Panther' with Peter Sellers: Blake Edwards' 1963 comedy hit and its many sequels revolve around one of the most iconic film characters of the 20th century: clueless, thick-accented Inspector ...

Decoy aka Policewoman Decoy

Unsung actress Beverly Garland becomes TV’s first lady cop, in what’s claimed to be the first TV show filmed on the streets of New York City. This one-season wonder from 1957 has vintage locations, ...

Remembering Chuck Berry, Chuck Barris and More Reel-Important People We Lost in March

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of ...

Links: New Musicals, Life Tips, Netflix vs Hollywood

Variety Cher has dropped out of her expected return to acting with Flint, a TV movie about the water crisis in Michigan citing "serious family issues" (sending her good vibes) Coming Soon Joseph ...

Lola Albright, the Smokey-Voiced Star of Peter Gunn and Kirk Douglas’ Champion, Dies at 92

Lola Albright, the Smokey-Voiced Star of Peter Gunn and Kirk Douglas’ Champion, Dies at 92 Sultry singer and actress Lola Albright, who starred in TV’s Peter Gunn and in Kirk Douglas’s classic film Champion, has died at 92. Albright died Thursday in Toluca Lake, California, her friend, ...

‘Peter Gunn’ Star Lola Albright Dies at 92

‘Peter Gunn’ Star Lola Albright Dies at 92 Lola Albright, the glamorous blonde actress best known for starring on the television series “Peter Gunn,” died Thursday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 92. A native of Akron, Ohio, news of her ...

Lola Albright, Sultry Actress in 'Peter Gunn' and Kirk Douglas' 'Champion,' Dies at 92

Lola Albright, Sultry Actress in 'Peter Gunn' and Kirk Douglas' 'Champion,' Dies at 92 Lola Albright, the charming actress with the smoky voice who sang and starred on TV's Peter Gunn and was spurned by the back-stabbing Kirk Douglas in the classic 1949 boxing drama Champion, has died. ...

William Peter Blatty, Author of ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 89

William Peter Blatty, Author of ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 89 William Peter Blatty, the novelist and Oscar-winning screenwriter most famous for landmark horror film “The Exorcist” as well as the director of two films, “The Ninth Configuration” and “The Exorcist ...

The Driller Killer

It’s icky, drippy and grindingly gross — and will make your forehead itch — but Abel Ferrara’s Bowery-set dime store horror opus has withstood the test of time. It’s a decent enough psychodrama, if ...

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Otto Preminger looks at police corruption and comes up with a classy noir starring Dana Andrews as a rogue cop and Gene Tierney as the woman whose father he accidentally frames for murder. With Karl ...

‘Inside Out’ Composer Michael Giacchino on How ‘Star Wars’ Inspired Him

‘Inside Out’ Composer Michael Giacchino on How ‘Star Wars’ Inspired Him Michael Giacchino has scored four films in 2015, including the Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out.” He spoke with Variety about his early creative influences. Where did you grow up? In New Jersey. I have ...

Director Walter Grauman Dies at 93

Director Walter Grauman Dies at 93 Walter E. Grauman, who directed multiple episodes of “Barnaby Jones” and “Murder, She Wrote” in a career that stretched back to the late 1950s, died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 93, dying three days ...

Robert Blees, Writer of Sirk’s ‘Magnificent Obsession,’ Dies at 96

Robert Blees, a writer and producer for film and television who penned the screenplays for Douglas Sirk’s 1954 classic “Magnificent Obsession” and Joan Crawford film “Autumn Leaves,” died January 31 ...

Robert Blees, Writer of Sirk’s ‘Magnificent Obsession,’ Dies at 96

Robert Blees, a writer and producer for film and television who penned the screenplays for Douglas Sirk’s 1954 classic “Magnificent Obsession” and Joan Crawford film “Autumn Leaves,” died January 31 ...

The Law Is A Ass #320: Peter’S Gunning For The Fifth

When I was younger, so much, much, much younger than today, there was a television show. Then, when I was a little older, they added a second channel and we got a second show. Eventually that led to ...

Ranking All 55 Grammy Winners For Record Of The Year

The Grammys! They’re this coming Sunday and I almost forgot! To celebrate, here are all 55 winners of the Record of the Year Grammy ranked for your consideration. Now beat it. 55. “Don’t Worry Be ...

'Star Trek,' 'Alias' actor Joseph Ruskin dies at 89

Joseph Ruskin, an actor known for roles on film and television, died on Saturday (Dec. 28). He was 89, according to the Screen Actors' Guild. Ruskin's almost 60-year career began with TV roles -- ...

Live Movie Music Extravaganza Paved Way for Future Events

Live Movie Music Extravaganza Paved Way for Future Events With movie music nights having become de rigueur at concert halls and amphitheaters across the land — not to mention recently sprung festival showcases — it might be important to note the event that ...

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