Category Archives: Obituaries

RIP Jonathan Demme, director of Silence of the Lambs

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, whose Oscar-winning thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” terrified audiences and introduced one of the most indelible villains in movie history, died Wednesday morning in New York. He was 73. He died of complications from esophageal cancer, according to a statement from his publicist. Demme won consistent acclaim as the director of […]

R.I.P. ‘The Blob’ Producer Jack H. Harris

The story of Jack H. Harris‘ career is nothing if not a true Hollywood success story. In his early days, Harris worked as an usher in a movie theater, and he eventually climbed his way up the proverbial ladder and formed a publicity and distribution company. From there, Harris went one step further and decided to produce films […]

RIP Miguel Ferrer

Today we’re sad to report that Miguel Ferrer lost his battle with cancer. He was 61. A prolific and totally unmistakable actor with well over 100 films and television shows on his resume, Ferrer made a handful of stops in the horror genre throughout his career, notably appearing in Stephen King adaptations The Stand and […]

Actress Noel Neill Who First Played Lois Lane Has Died at 95

Noel Neill, the woman who first played the role of Lois Lane, has died. She was 95. The actress’s manager Larry Ward revealed the news via a Facebook Post from editor Jim Nolt, saying that Neill died in Tucson, Arizona on Sunday following a battle with a long illness, although he did not specify what […]

Obituary: Larry Drake

Drake was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Lorraine, a homemaker, and Raymond Drake, a drafting engineer for an oil company. Drake is best known for his portrayal of developmentally disabled Benny Stulwicz on the television show L.A. Law from 1987 until the show’s end in 1994, for which he won two consecutive Primetime […]

RIP Harold Ramis

It is with very heavy heart we have to say goodbye to Harold Ramis. For those that do not know him, he was a very successful comedy filmmaker.  He started in Second City here in Chicago and went on to direct such classics as Groundhog Day, Analyze This, and Ghostbusters.  He even played Egon Spangler […]

RIP Hal Sutherland

We at pay our respects to Hal Sutherland, one of the three founders of Filmation, who passed away this week. Sutherland had a hand in a large number of Filmation’s animated productions which were broadcast as Saturday Morning Cartoons. Sutherland’s directorial assignments included the first sixteen episodes of Star Trek: The Animated Series in 1973 and The […]

RIP Run Run Shaw

Shaw passed away on January 7, 2014 at the age of 106 years old. For those that don’t know, he was a highly influential figure in the Asian entertainment industry as a Hong Kong movie mogul. He was also a generous philanthropist. In 1958, he established Shaw Brothers studios to mimic Hollywood’s setup of permanent […]

RIP Nick Cardy

We at were saddened to hear about the passing of comic legend Nick Cardy. Cardy, who was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2005, was best known for his work with DC Comics, where he had lengthy and influential runs on Teen Titans and Aquaman. A World War II […]