Stories tagged: actor
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Jerry Lewis, comedy king and master of slapstick, dies at 91
Jerry Lewis, who died Aug. 20 at 91, was a comic actor whose rubber-limbed pratfalls, squeaky voice and pipsqueak buffoonery made him one of the most uncontainable screen clowns of …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
Local actor accused of beating woman with baseball bat at north Spokane business
A Spokane man arrested for beating his girlfriend with a baseball bat Wednesday is an actor who recently appeared in an episode of “Twin Peaks” and was a regular background …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, dies at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was …
Thu., July 27, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Tracy Morgan relishes post-crash chance to be ‘better man’
Tracy Morgan has a ready answer when asked about getting a second chance after his near-fatal crash three years ago.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Spokane-born Clifton James, sheriff in two James Bond films, dies at 96
Clifton James, best known for his indelible portrayal of a southern sheriff in two James Bond films but who was most proud of his work on the stage, has died. …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane
Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
‘Battlestar Galactica’ star Richard Hatch dies at 71
Actor Richard Hatch, perhaps best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original “Battlestar Galactica” film and TV series, has died. He was 71.
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Mike Connors, brawny star of ‘Mannix’ TV detective series, dies at 91
Mike Connors, a rugged actor who starred as the hard-nosed Joe Mannix in a popular TV detective series of the 1960s and 1970s that broke racial barriers in casting, died …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt reach agreement in divorce
Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt have reached an agreement to handle their divorce in a private forum and will work together to reunify their family, the actors announced in …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Researchers find actor Benedict Cumberbatch related to Sherlock Holmes’ creator
Genealogy detectives have discovered that Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor who portrays Sherlock Holmes in the PBS television series, is distantly related to the author who created the iconic character …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 9 p.m.
Veteran Broadway actor George S. Irving dies
Actor George S. Irving, who won a Tony Award starring with Debbie Reynolds in the musical “Irene” and appeared in the original Broadway production of “Oklahoma,” died Monday at age …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 6:39 p.m.
Actor Alan Thicke of ‘Growing Pains’ dies at 69
Alan Thicke, an actor best-known for helping set a template for parenting ideals in the ‘80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” has died of a heart attack. He was 69.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
Matthew McConaughey gives golf-cart ride home to students
Matthew McConaughey is making sure some college students at his alma mater get home all right, all right, all right.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
Actor Anthony Michael Hall accused of attacking neighbor
“Breakfast Club” actor Anthony Michael Hall is facing a charge of felony battery with serious bodily injury after he allegedly shoved a neighbor to the ground and broke his wrist, …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Ron Glass, co-star of TV’s ‘Barney Miller’ dead at 71
Ron Glass, the handsome, prolific character actor best known for his role as the gregarious, sometimes sardonic detective Ron Harris in the long-running cop comedy “Barney Miller,” has died at …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
FBI closes inquiry into Brad Pitt over airplane incident; no charges filed
The FBI announced Tuesday that it had concluded its inquiry into Brad Pitt and his alleged behavior toward his teenage son aboard a private plane bound for Los Angeles.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Ben Stiller credits prostate cancer test for saving his life
Ben Stiller on Tuesday revealed that he battled prostate cancer in 2014, and he credits the test that diagnosed the cancer with saving his life.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Hugh O’Brian, TV’s Wyatt Earp, dies at 91
Hugh O’Brian, who shot to fame as Sheriff Wyatt Earp in what was hailed as television’s first adult Western, has died. He was 91.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
Jack Riley, Mr. Carlin on ‘The Bob Newhart Show,’ dies at 80
Jack Riley, who played a counseling client on “The Bob Newhart Show” and also voiced a character on Nickelodeon’s animated “Rugrats,” died Friday. The 80-year-old actor died in Los Angeles, …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
‘Big Lebowski’ actor David Huddleston dies at 85
David Huddleston, a character actor best known for portraying titular roles in “The Big Lebowski” and “Santa Claus: The Movie,” has died. He was 85.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 1:08 p.m.
Appreciation: The human comedies of Garry Marshall, bringing sauciness to the mainstream
Garry Marshall wore many hats in movies and television over the past 60 years, as a writer, director, producer and actor. His successes were as mainstream as they come: “Happy …
UPDATED: Tue., May 31, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
‘Shield’ actor Michael Jace convicted of murdering wife
A jury on Tuesday convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their …
Mon., May 9, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
William Schallert, actor who worked with Patty Duke, dies at 93
William Schallert, a veteran TV performer and Hollywood union leader who played Patty Duke’s father – and uncle – on television and led a long, contentious strike for actors, has …
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2012, 10:03 a.m.
Actor Andy Griffith dies at 86
MANTEO, N.C. — Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in “The Andy Griffith Show” and the rumpled defense lawyer in “Matlock,” died today. …
Tue., Feb. 7, 1995
TV Sidekick Of `Virginian’ Dies Of Cancer