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Tributes to Deadwood actor Powers Boothe following his death aged 68
Monday 15th May, 2017 - Stars have been paying tribute to veteran Hollywood character actor Powers Boothe who has died aged 68.
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He was best known for playing villains in the hit television show Deadwood, and in successful films such as Tombstone, Sin City and The Avengers. Boothe's publicist said he died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday. Beau Bridges tweeted the news and called him "a dear friend, great actor, devoted father and husband".


Powers Boothe, pictured in August 2014 at the LA premiere of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, has died aged 68

The actor won an Emmy award in 1980 for playing cult leader Jim Jones in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones. He also had memorable roles playing the ruthless saloon owner Cy Tolliver in Deadwood, the gunman Curly Bill Brocius in Tombstone and the corrupt senator in Sin City.

Actor James Woods tweeted: " Just sad, shocking and unexpected news. We had dinner with @GarySinise and friends weeks ago. Nicest man. #RIP" A private service for Boothe will be held in Texas where he was from.

Tributes to Deadwood actor Powers Boothe following his death aged 68 - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
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James Woods used to be an actor too. Too bad he died
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When, I haven't heard. I liked his acting.
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Roger Moore, star of 7 James Bond films, dies at 89
May 23,`17 -- Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89.
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The British actor died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer, according to a family statement posted on Moore's official Twitter account. "We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for UNICEF, which he considered to be his greatest achievement," the statement said.

Moore's relaxed style and sense of whimsy, which relied heavily on the arched eyebrow, seemed a commentary on the essential ridiculousness of the Bond films, in which the handsome British secret agent was as adept at mixing martinis, bedding beautiful women and ordering gourmet meals as he was at disposing of super-villains trying to take over the world. "To me, the Bond situations are so ridiculous, so outrageous," he once said. "I mean, this man is supposed to be a spy and yet, everybody knows he's a spy. Every bartender in the world offers him martinis that are shaken, not stirred. What kind of serious spy is recognized everywhere he goes? It's outrageous. So you have to treat the humor outrageously as well."


Veteran British actor Roger Moore, poses for a portrait, in the Studio City section of Los Angeles. Roger Moore's family said Tuesday May 23, 2017 that the former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer

While he never eclipsed Sean Connery in the public's eye as the definitive James Bond, Moore did play the role of secret agent 007 in just as many films as Connery did, and he managed to do so while "finding a joke in every situation," according to film critic Rex Reed. The actor, who came to the role in 1973 after Connery tired of it, had already enjoyed a long career in films and television, albeit with mixed success. He was remembered warmly by fans of the popular U.S. 1950s-60s TV series "Maverick" as Beauregarde Maverick, the English cousin of the Wild West's Maverick brothers, Bret and Bart. He also starred in the 1959 U.S. series "The Alaskans."

In England, he had a long-running TV hit with "The Saint," playing Simon Templar, the enigmatic action hero who helps put wealthy crooks in jail while absconding with their fortunes. By the time the series, which also aired in the United States, ended in 1969, his partnership with its producers had made him a wealthy man. Such success followed a Time magazine review of one of his earliest films, 1956's "Diane," in which his performance opposite Lana Turner was dismissed as that of "a lump of English roast beef." In the 1970s, film critic Vincent Canby would dismiss Moore's acting abilities as having "reduced all human emotions to a series of variations on one gesture, the raising of the right eyebrow."

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Moore seemed to have a good run
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Moore was my favorite Bond, but I did like them all.
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Moore was my favorite Bond, but I did like them all.
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Stephen Furst, of ‘Animal House’ and ‘St. Elsewhere,’ Dies at 63
June 17, 2017 — Stephen Furst, who played naive fraternity pledge Flounder in the hit movie Animal House, has died of complications from diabetes, his family said Saturday. Furst was 63.
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Furst died Friday at his home in Moorpark, California, north of Los Angeles, said his son, Nathan Furst. Furst played Kent “Flounder” Dorfman in the 1978 film that also starred John Belushi. It was Belushi's character, Blutarsky, who drew Flounder into a prank that went terribly wrong and ended up with the frantic Flounder shooting a gun loaded with blanks into a ceiling, frightening a horse so much that it died of a heart attack.

Furst’s long list of credits included the 1980s medical drama St. Elsewhere, on which he played Dr. Elliot Axelrod. He played Vir Coto and was an occasional director on the 1990s sci-fi series Babylon 5.


Actor Stephen Furst poses for a photo in Los Angeles in May 1986. Furst's family said the "Animal House" actor died of complications from diabetes

He also voiced characters on projects including TV’s Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and the video The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea. “He was proudest of his family, and he felt blessed and incredibly privileged to have the career that he had an enjoyed,” Nathan Furst said Saturday.

Stephen Furst also was a director and producer, working with his other son, Griff. Their Curmudgeon Film projects included the movies My Sister’s Keeper and Cold Moon, a suspense thriller set for release in October, Griff Furst said. Stephen Furst’s survivors include his wife, Lorraine, and two grandchildren, his sons said.

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