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TOH! Remembers the Leading Ladies the Film Community Lost in 2013

As part of our "TOH! Remembers" series, our contributors look back at the leading ladies the film community lost in 2013, from Jean Stapleton to Joan Fontaine, Karen Black, Eileen Brennan and more.
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  • December 26, 2013 11:00 AM
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TOH! Remembers the Leading Men the Film Community Lost in 2013

As part of our "TOH! Remembers" series, our contributors look back on the leading men the film community lost this year, from Peter O'Toole to James Gandolfini, Paul Walker and more.
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  • December 24, 2013 11:00 AM
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Marilyn Monroe Publicist Julian Myers Has Died at 95

Julian Myers, one of the last of the old time movie studio publicists, died December 21 from congestive heart failure at the age of 95.
  • By Aljean Harmetz
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  • December 23, 2013 3:59 PM
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TOH! Remembers Talent the Film Community Lost in 2013 (PART 1)

As Part 1 in our series of "TOH! Remembers" posts, we look back at some of the talent the film community lost in 2013.
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  • December 23, 2013 11:00 AM
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Joan Fontaine Dies at Age 96 (Video Clips from 'Rebecca,' 'Suspicion,' 'Letter from an Unknown Woman' and More UPDATED)

Hollywood Golden Age star Joan Fontaine has died of natural causes at her home in Carmel, California at age 96.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 16, 2013 12:42 PM
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Remembering Tom Laughlin, Creator of Biracial Screen Icon 'Billy Jack' and Innovator of the Wide Release Film

Tom Laughlin, who wrote, produced, directed, and starred in a series of films about a troubled Vietnam vet named “Billy Jack” that unexpectedly became hits despite devastating reviews, has died at the age of 82. According to his “Billy Jack” website, Laughlin died “at sunset” on December 12. According to his daughter, Teresa Laughlin, his death was caused by complications of pneumonia.
  • By Aljean Harmetz
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  • December 16, 2013 11:49 AM
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Obit: Brilliant and Eccentric Actor Peter O'Toole Dies at Age 81

Peter O’Toole, whose performance as the charismatic and tortured T. E. Lawrence in David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece “Lawrence of Arabia” made him an instant movie star, died Saturday at the age of 81 after a long illness.
  • By Aljean Harmetz
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  • December 15, 2013 6:46 PM
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TCM Remembers 'Sound of Music' Actress Eleanor Parker with Marathon Programming December 17 (OBIT ROUNDUP)

Most people probably know versatile character actress Eleanor Parker, who died on December 9 at age 91, from classic big-screen musical "The Sound of Music." She played the platinum blonde Baroness, who isn't slow to pick up on Christopher Plummer's Captain Von Trapp's true feelings for governess Maria (Julie Andrews). TCM is rolling out an entire Parker retrospective to celebrate her career on December 17, so viewers can become better acquainted, or reacquainted, with her body of work. Check out the lineup, below, plus an obit roundup.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 10, 2013 12:26 PM
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RIP Paul Walker, Who Was Two Weeks Away from Sharing with Audiences the Finest Performance of His Career (TRAILER)

Chalk it up as a tragic irony of an untimely demise: At the time he was killed Saturday in a Los Angeles auto mishap at the ridiculously young age of 40, Paul Walker was less than two weeks away from seeing how movie audiences and VOD viewers would respond to what arguably was the finest performance of his career up to that point, as a desperate father who triumphs over death.
  • By Joe Leydon
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  • December 1, 2013 1:57 PM
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Stuntman Hal Needham Dies of Cancer at 82

Legendary stuntman Hal Needham has died at age 82 from complications from cancer. He cried at all the warm tributes he received at the at last year's Governors Awards.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 25, 2013 7:09 PM
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