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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 was my favorite Bond, but I did like them all.
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Stephen Furst, of ĎAnimal Houseí and ĎSt. Elsewhere,í Dies at 63
June 17, 2017 ó 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 ďFlounderĒ 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.

Furstís 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 TVís Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and the video The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea. ďHe was proudest of his family, and he felt blessed and incredibly privileged to have the career that he had an enjoyed,Ē 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 Sisterís Keeper and Cold Moon, a suspense thriller set for release in October, Griff Furst said. Stephen Furstís survivors include his wife, Lorraine, and two grandchildren, his sons said.

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Playwright Sam Shepard passes away...

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Oscar-Nominated Actor, Dead at 73
Jul 31 2017 - Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who became a movie star with his Oscar-nominated portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in "The Right Stuff," died at his home in Kentucky. He was 73.
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Shepard died Thursday of complications from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) "and was with his family at the time of his death," his agent Chris Boneau said Monday. Born Samuel Shepard Rogers on Nov. 5, 1943, in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, Shepard was an Army brat whose family lived in Italy, South Dakota, Utah, Guam and the Philippines before settling on a ranch in California. He described his dad as "a drinking man, a dedicated alcoholic." "My father had a real short fuse," Shepard told The Guardian newspaper. "My father was full of terrifying anger." So as a child, Shepard learned to hold his tongue. And he grew up to be a man who rarely gave interviews but who poured his words into 44 plays along with numerous books, memoirs and short stories.

Shepard at first planned to become a veterinarian. But he caught the acting bug in college and wound up in a touring theater group. He was 19 when he arrived in New York City in 1963. He worked as a busboy and began writing. And he found his footing in an artsy crowd that included poet and rock singer Patti Smith. He made his first mark off-Broadway with edgy and often-bleak plays about rootless people on the fringes of society. In 1979, he won the Pulitzer for his play "Buried Child" and a year later was hailed by New York magazine as the "greatest American playwright of his generation," which dubbed his work "quintessentially American."


Playwright Sam Shepard with Jessica Lange at the opening of the New York Film Festival in 1984.

Two other Shepard plays, "True West" and "Fool for Love," were also nominated for Pulitzers and wound up being produced on Broadway. Shepard went on to write the screenplays for movies like "Zabriskie Point" and "Paris, Texas." He also wrote the screenplay for the movie version of his play "Fool for Love." And his novel, "The One Inside," was published in February. But it was the square-jawed Shepard's turns in "Days of Heaven," "Black Hawk Down," "Steel Magnolias" and other movies that made him a familiar figures to millions more Americans. His most recent acting turn was playing the patriarch of a troubled Florida Keys family in the Netflix series "Bloodline."

He is survived by his writer son Jesse, from his marriage to actress O-Lan Jones, his other son Walker and daughter Hannah, from his 30-year relationship with actress Jessica Lange. Shepard and Lange met on the set of the movie "Frances" and were a couple until 2009, when they separated. Other survivors include Shepard's sisters Sandy and Roxanne Rogers. Boneau said Shepard's funeral will be private and "plans for a public memorial have not yet been determined."

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