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Comedic actor Fred Willard dies

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like "This Is Spinal Tap," "Best In Show" and "Anchorman," has died. He was 86. Willard's daughter, Hope Mulbarger, said in a statement Saturday that her father died peacefully Friday night. The cause of his death has not been released. "He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end," Mulbarger said. "We…

Comedian, actor Jerry Stiller dies at 92

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Stiller, who for decades teamed with wife Anne Meara in a beloved comedy duo and then reached new heights in his senior years as the high-strung Frank Costanza on the classic sitcom "Seinfeld" and the basement-dwelling father-in-law on "The King of Queens," died at 92, his son Ben Stiller announced Monday. "I'm sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes," his son said  in a tweet. "He was a great dad and…

AMC closes all US locations for 6 to 12 weeks

Staff Report LEAWOOD, Kan. - AMC Theatres, the largest theatrical exhibition company in the United States, announced that as of Tuesday, March 17, all locations in the United States will close for at least six to 12 weeks, in compliance with local, state and federal directives, and as a precaution to help ensure the health and safety of moviegoers and theatre staff. AMC will continue to monitor the situation closely, and the company will remain flexible on reopening, in accordance with CDC…

Film star Kirk Douglas dies at 103

By Hillel Italie AP National Writer Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 103. "To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to…

Peter Fonda dies at 79

By Lindsey Bahr and Andrew Dalton Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died. His family said in a statement that Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79. The official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer. "I am very sad," Jane Fonda said in a statement. "He was my…