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Ken Kelsch, Cinematographer on ‘Bad Lieutenant,’ Dies at 76

Ken Kelsch, the hard-charging cinematographer and Vietnam War veteran who shot the down-and-dirty classic Bad Lieutenant and 11 other features for iconoclastic director Abel Ferrara, has died. He was 76. Kelsch died Monday at Hackettstown Medical Center in New Jersey after a battle with COVID and pneumonia, his son, Chris Kelsch, told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Critic’s Appreciation: Andre Braugher Was an Intensely Dramatic, Intensely Funny Actor’s Actor

From 'Homicide: Life on the Street' to 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' the unexpected arc of Braugher's career was a testament to the rare breadth of his talent.

Andre Braugher, ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star, Dies at 61

Andre Braugher, the dynamic actor known for his outstanding work on such shows as Homicide: Life on the Street and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has died. He was 61. Braugher died Monday after a brief illness, his longtime rep Jennifer Allen told The Hollywood Reporter. Braugher starred as master interrogator Det. Frank Pembleton on NBC’s Homicide: Life on […]

Shirley Anne Field, Actress in ‘The Entertainer,’ ‘Alfie’ and ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning,’ Dies at 87

Shirley Anne Field, the British leading lady who starred alongside Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer, Albert Finney in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, and Kenneth More in Man in the Moon — all in 1960 — has died. She was 87. “It is with great sadness that we are sharing the news that Shirley Anne […]

Hollywood’s Most Notable Deaths of 2023

Only halfway through the year and Hollywood has already had to say goodbye to many actors, singers, performers, creatives, executives and all-around industry icons — many of whom had a great impact on the entertainment world throughout their lifetimes. The Hollywood Reporter is highlighting some of the most well-known names who died in 2023, including Matthew Perry, […]

Mort Engelberg, ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Producer Who Worked on Bill Clinton’s Presidential Campaigns, Dies at 86

Mort Engelberg, who was a producer on films including Smokey and the Bandit and The Big Easy before transitioning into politics as an “advance man” for Bill Clinton and other presidential candidates, died Saturday in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 86. “He was a wonderful person, a wonderful husband. He loved the movie […]

Dave Robb, Veteran Hollywood Labor Reporter, Dies at 74

Dave Robb, who spent more than four decades on the Hollywood labor beat for The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and, most recently, Deadline, has died. He was 74. Robb died peacefully Friday night at his Los Angeles home after being diagnosed in late October with inoperable cancer of the brain stem, Deadline reported. (Deadline, like THR […]

Lola Dee, Popular Singer of the 1950s, Dies at 95

Pop singer Lola Dee, who recorded for the Columbia and Mercury labels in the 1950s and toured around the world with the likes of Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante and Johnnie Ray, has died. She was 95. Dee died Thursday of natural causes at a nursing facility in Hinsdale, Illinois, her publicist and CD producer, Alan […]

Stan Rogow, Emmy-Nominated ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Producer, Dies at 75

Stan Rogow, the writer and Emmy-nominated producer who guided the Hilary Duff-starring Lizzie McGuire series and feature that spawned from the Disney Channel hit and partnered with John Sayles on several projects, has died. He was 75. Rogow died Thursday at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, family spokesperson Scott Fisher told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Ryan O’Neal, Star of ‘Love Story,’ ‘What’s Up, Doc?’ and ‘Paper Moon,’ Dies at 82

Ryan O’Neal, the boyish leading man who kicked off an extraordinary 1970s run in Hollywood with his Oscar-nominated turn as the Harvard preppie Oliver in the legendary romantic tearjerker Love Story, has died. He was 82. O’Neal died Friday, his son Patrick O’Neal, a sportscaster with Bally Sports West in Los Angeles, reported on Instagram. […]

Ellen Holly, Pioneering Black Actress on ‘One Life to Live,’ Dies at 92

Ellen Holly, whose long-running turn as Carla on ABC’s One Life to Live made her the first Black actress to gain stardom on a daytime soap opera, has died. She was 92.   Holly died in her sleep Wednesday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, publicist Cheryl L. Duncan announced. A member of The Actors Studio […]

David McKnight, Actor in ‘J.D.’s Revenge’ and Robert Townsend Films, Dies at 87

David McKnight, who portrayed the title character in the cult blaxploitation horror classic J.D.’s Revenge and appeared in Hollywood Shuffle and The Five Heartbeats for Robert Townsend, has died. He was 87. McKnight died Sunday of cancer in Las Vegas, his friend and publicist Cynthia Busby told The Hollywood Reporter. McKnight also showed up on […]