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Mel Stuart, Director of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Dies at 83

Mel Stuart

Mel Stuart, the award-winning director of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 83.

Stuart died in his Los Angeles home after battling cancer, his daughter said.

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The Producers' Kenneth Mars Dies at 75

Kenneth Mars

Kenneth Mars, best known for his performance as a Nazi playwright in the original film version of The Producers, died on Saturday, according to The Associated Press. He was 75.

Mars died in his Grenada Hills, Calif., home from... read more

Oscar-Nominated Actress Jill Clayburgh Dies

Jill Clayburgh

Oscar-nominated actress Jill Clayburgh, who recently appeared in ABC's Dirty Sexy Money, died Friday, The New York Times reports. She was 66.

Clayburgh passed away at her home in Lakeville, Conn. after a 21-year battle with chronic leukemia, her husband told the newspaper.

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Clayburgh got her start in theater, appearing in shows including the original Broadway run of Pippin, before moving to the big screen. She is best known for her starring roles in... read more

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