Jack Williamson Remembered

Written by: John Clute Father of American science fiction John Stewart Williamson, writer: born Bisbee, Arizona Territory 29 April 1908; married 1947 Blanche Slaton Harp (died 1985; one stepdaughter); died Portales, New Mexico 10 November 2006. It seems that there was never a time when Jack Williamson, who has died at 98 after an active […]

Jack Palance Remembered

Jack Palance died on Friday in his home of natural causes at the ripe old age of 87 Jack was not only a giant of a man, but he was a gigantic talent; that rare breed of actor who could make you fear him, love him, hate him and pity him all in the space […]

Basil Poledouris Remembered

Emmy-winning composer Basil Poledouris, best known for his powerful music for action-adventure films of the 1980s and ’90s, died of cancer in Los Angeles on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said. He was 61. Poledouris worked on the scores for the early Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicles “Conan the Barbarian” (1982) and “Conan the Destroyer” (1984), and his orchestral-and-choral […]

Arthur Hill Remembered

Veteran character actor Arthur Hill, whose dozens of television and movie appearances included the title role in the series “Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law” and the hit scifi film “The Andromeda Strain” has died. He was 84. Hill succumbed after a very long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Hill, who hadn’t worked in the motion picture […]

Phyllis Kirk Remembered

Actress Phyllis Kirk, famous for her role as the damsel in distress in the 1953 3-D horror classic “House of Wax,” has died at age 79, her former publicist said on Saturday. Kirk died on Friday from a post-cerebral aneurysm at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, publicist Dale Olson said. […]

Jane Wyatt Remembered

Jane Wyatt, the actress who put the human in Spock, is dead at the ripe old age of 96. In the blossoming age of beginning television Jane was the prototypical housewife and mother in the landmark television series “Father Knows Best,” which starred another actor who was to become a television icon – Robert Young. […]

Edward Albert Remembered

Source: Startrek.com Edward Laurence Albert, who played “Zayra” in the early Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “A Man Alone,” died last Friday at age 55 after a battle with lung cancer, according to The Los Angeles Times. Albert’s character was a Bajoran who accused Odo of killing a fellow Bajoran, and instigated a racist […]

Tetsuro Tamba Remembered

One of Japan’s and the world’s most famous and prolific actors has died and the world of entertainment has lost one of its veterans and giants. Testuro Tamba is dead from pneumonia after an ongoing battle with heart disease. Tamba won the Japanese Academy Award in 1981 for Best Supporting Actor in the film 203 […]

Glenn Ford Remembered

Actor Glenn Ford, who began his acting career in the 1930′s and often played the strong, thoughtful protagonists in films such as “The Blackboard Jungle,” “Gilda” and “The Big Heat,” has died. He was 90. Ford had suffered several strokes since the mid 1990′s. Ford found early fame in horse opera features. The roles suited […]

Joseph Stefano Remembered

Joseph Stefano, the man behind the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and the co-creator of television’s science fiction mega-hit anthology series “The Outer Limits,” has died at age 84. Stefano never intended to become a screenwriter. His first love was music. He enjoyed composing, singing, dancing and played piano. He even went as far as […]

Honoring James Doohan and John Meredyth Lucas

When beloved actor James Doohan passed away in 2005, it was announced that he wished to follow his friend Gene Roddenberry on a final mission to space, aboard a Celestis Memorial Spaceflight. His wish will be honored later this year in October by Celestis, Inc., the pioneer and global leader in Memorial Spaceflights. A symbolic […]

David Gemmell Remembered

Source: BBC News Fantasy novelist David Gemmell, best known for stories such as Legend and Waylander, has died at the age of 57. Gemmell had heart bypass surgery two weeks ago and appeared to be making a good recovery, according to his publisher Transworld. His career began in 1984 with Legend, a tale of a […]

Jack Warden Remembered

Another legend has moved on. Jack Warden has died at the age of 85. The Academy Award nominee has had a long and illustrious entertainment career that has spanned 55 years. He is remembered for such films as “Being There” with Peter Sellers, “12 Angry Men” alongside Henry Fonda, Woody Allen’s “Mighty Aphrodite,” “The Presidio” […]

Barnard Hughes Remembered

Theater and TV actor Barnard Hughes dies By: Michael Kuchwara, (AP Drama Writer) Barnard Hughes, who won a Tony for his portrayal of the curmudgeonly title character in Hugh Leonard’s “Da,” has died after a brief illness. He was 90. Hughes died Tuesday at New York Presbyterian Hospital, said Chris Boneau, a spokesman for Hughes’ […]

June Allyson Remembered

June Allyson, one of MGM’s brightest musical comedy stars of the 1940s and ’50s, known for her husky voice, pageboy haircut and girl-next-door effervescence, died Saturday at her home in Ojai. According to her daughter Pamela Allyson Powell, she died of pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis after a long illness. She was 88. Allyson […]