Anne Francis, the actress best known for her roles in the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet and the 1960s TV show Honey West, has died. She was 80.
Francis died Sunday at a Santa Barbara nursing home of complications of pancreatic cancer, her daughter, Jane Uemura, told the Los Angeles Times.
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Born as Ann Marvak in Ossining, N.Y., Francis, known for the prominent beauty mark near her mouth, rose to fame starring alongside such actors as Spencer Tracy and Paul Newman in the 1950s...
Leslie Nielsen, whose career went from officious and villainous types to the hilariously buffoony roles in Airplane! and the Naked Gun movies, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia, his agent told TVGuide.com. He was 84.
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He was surrounded by family when he died in a hospital near his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home.
The actor had a whole career before becoming one of the funniest guys in movies. He typically played people who were quite humorless.
Before his starring roles in The Poseidon Adventure and Forbidden Planet, he appeared in several live television series such as Lights Out, Tales of Tomorrow and Armstrong Circle Theatre.
A student of the Actors Studio, the Canadian-born Nielsen went on to appear in innumerable episodes of various TV series, spanning the Golden Age of Television and its anthologies including...
Golden Globe-winning actor Peter Graves, best known for his roles in the TV series Mission: Impossible and the film Airplane!, has died, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was 83.
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Graves was found dead in his home on Sunday, and he died of natural causes, police sources told the newspaper.
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Wedding Crashers nymph Isla Fisher has signed on to star in Confessions of a Shopoholic, a Disney com based on the Sophie Kinsella novels (shop Amazon).... Also per the Reporter, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of Dawn Treader has had its release pushed back a year to May 7, 2010, due to "the challenging schedules for our young actors".... Leslie Nielsen, Marion "Mrs. C!" Ross, Jeffery Tambor and Brent Spiner have joined Josh Bell and Sara Paxton for the Scary Movie-esque action-hero spoof Superhero.... Tom Hanks is producing a thriller based on the new bio Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love and Betrayal.... The AP reports that Matthew McConaughey will replace Owen Wilson in Tropic Thunder.... To avoid a May 2009 showdown with James Cameron's Avatar, Variety says DreamWorks has moved up its own 3-D pic, Monsters vs. Aliens, to March 27.
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