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Carl Reiner, Beloved Creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ Dies

NEW YORK — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has...
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‘Exorcist’ Actor Max Von Sydow Dies at Age 90

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,”...
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Final List of Academy Award Winners

LOS ANGELES — The winners at the 92nd Academy Awards, which were held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre: Best picture: “Parasite" Best actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” Best actress: Renée Zellweger, “Judy” ...
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Kirk Douglas Rose From Poverty to Become a King of Hollywood

NEW YORK — He was born Issur Danielovitch, a ragman’s son. He died Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood king. Douglas, the muscular, tempestuous actor with the dimpled chin, lived out an epic American story of reinvention and perseverance, from the riches he acquired ...
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Blue-Collar Character Actor Danny Aiello Has Died at Age 86

NEW YORK — Danny Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” "Moonstruck" and “Once Upon a Time in America” and his Oscar-nominated performance as a pizza man in Spike Lee’s "Do the R...