Italian film critic and author Federico Alberto de Zigno died May 19, 2016 in Firenze, Italy. He was 63. Born August 12, 1952 in Firenze, Italy. He was a specialist of genre films, and hds been a member of the editorial board of the journal Amarcord. He was the author of the book Cittadini X: serial killer dalla realtà allo schermo (1998) and collaborated on numerous publications of the publishing company Glittering Images, including the magazine Diva and volumes The Cosmical horror of HP Lovecraft (1991), Marquis De Sade antologie illustree (1993). As a passionate student of almeriense film phenomenon during the years 1960-70, he had written, with Antonio Bruschini, Western All'Italiana: the Wild, the Sadist and the Outsiders (2001) and Western All'Italiana 100 More Must-See Movies ( 2006). Similarly he had authored texts for vampire books like Il redivivo (1993), Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo di Sergio Leone (2000), Il cinema di Mel Gibson (2004), etc. He had collaborated on magazines like Night Cinema and Spanish Nosferatu and Quatermass.
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by Mike Barnes
The veteran character actor, a former body builder, also portrayed the inmate Dynamite in Paul Newman's 'Cool Hand Luke.'
Buck Kartalian, the burly character actor who played the cigar-smoking gorilla Julius, the Keeper of the Cages, in the original Planet of the Apes, died Tuesday. He was 93.
Kartalian died of natural causes at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Calif., his son, Jason Kartalian, said.
Kartalian also was known for his role as Dynamite, the "champion eater" and one of Paul Newman's fellow inmates, in Cool Hand Luke (1967), and he played a shopkeeper in Clint Eastwood's The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). His career lasted more than six decades.
In Planet of the Apes (1968), Kartalian is in charge of security at the Research Complex for studying humans. He enjoys tormenting George Taylor (Charlton Heston) with a water hose before the captured astronaut escapes his jail cell. His character's cigar was his idea, and he has a memorable line in the movie: "You know what they say: 'Human see, human do.'"
Kartalian later played another gorilla named Frank in the 1972 sequel Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.
The 5-foot-3 Kartalian, a professional wrestler and body builder who was born in Detroit, portrayed Sampson in a 1951 production of Romeo and Juliet on Broadway (Olivia de Havilland starred as Juliet). He toured in a national production of Mister Roberts and then had a small role as a sailor in the 1955 Henry Fonda film version.
He came to Los Angeles in the 1960s.
Kartalian also appeared in such films as Sail a Crooked Ship (1961), Myra Breckinridge (1970), The Man With Bogart's Face (1980), The Rock (1996), My Favorite Martian (1999) and Tomcats (2001).
His TV résumé included the series Naked City, The Untouchables, Get Smart, McHale's Navy, Batman (as one of Catwoman's henchmen in the 1966 "Hot Off the Griddle" episode), Curb Your Enthusiasm, Just Shoot Me! and How I Met Your Mother.
He had a role in the 1959 Broadway play Golden Fleecing, directed by Abe Burrows.
Kartalian also is survived by children Julie and Aram.
For many of us who attended movies in the mid-90s and early aughts, the journey to the feature presentation was only half over after finding a seat. After the trivia slideshows and trailers, we had to take a ride on a roller coaster through a zero-gravity fantasy land filled with floating film reels, IMAX-sized concessions, and (my personal favorite) a belt of enormous popping corn kernels.
John McLaughlin, the animator who created that essential piece of my youth, died this month at the age of 46. His obituary, published in The Oregonian, called the Regal roller coaster one of his “favorite personal projects.” It continued:
John worked on such films as Shark Tale, Kung Fu Panda, Over the Hedge, Kung Fu Panda 2, Rise of the Guardians and most recently Kung Fu Panda 3...[He] was a master chef, BBQ extraordinaire, avid movie-goer, obsessive reader and deep thinker. “Call John, he will know the answer,” was frequently heard throughout the McLaughlin family households when questions arose that nobody knew the answer to. John was truly a student of everything, with a brilliant sense of humor and a wicked gift of sarcasm. He was everyone’s favorite conversationalist.
Though McLaughlin’s original version of the Regal roller coaster was retired in 2004, the company released a entirely revamped 3D version in 2015. It doesn’t compare to the original.
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The Good Wife star Chris Noth has lost his mother, PEOPLE has learned.
Pioneering CBS correspondent Jeanne Parr died on Friday. She was 92.
"My mother lived fiercely with courage and love," Noth tells PEOPLE. "She never accepted anything less than her dreams. And she wanted those same qualities for her children. She lived long and died surrounded by those she loved and who loved her."
Parr began her career at a local radio and television station in Madison, Wisconsin, before eventually being spotted by a CBS producer who moved her career to New York. Once in the Big Apple, Parr worked as a weather girl on the Jim Jensen Show before becoming a full-time news correspondent.
Parr continued her career at CBS throughout the 60s, reporting on the Republican National Convention in San Francisco as well as the Newark/New York riots in 1967.
In 1978, she landed her own talk show, The Jeanne Parr Show on CBS.
Following her time on television she worked behind the scenes producing documentaries and also writing the book "The Superwives" in which she discussed the spouses of superstar athletes.
Aside from her career in broadcast journalism, Parr was immortalized when she appeared on the cover of Life magazine in 1948 as a 24-year-old, when she was photographed with her oldest son, Charles Noth, in the backyard of her parents home.
Parr is survived by her three sons, Charles, Michael and Chris.
Ádám Rajhona was born on December 12, 1943 in Marosvásárhely, Hungary. He was an actor, known for Jakob il bugiardo (1999), Egészséges erotika (1985) and Szökés (1997). He died on May 20, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. See full bio »
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|Velimir "Bata" Živojinović
Велимир "Бата" Живојиновић
Živojinović at a China trade signing in Belgrade on 14 June 2008.
5 June 1933
Koraćica, Danube Banovina,Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Died||22 May 2016 (aged 82)
(m. 1960–2016, his death)
Illness and death
Awards and honours
- Train Without a Timetable (1959)
- Dubrowsky (1959)
- Atomic War Bride (1960)
- Signal Over the City (1960)
- Kozara (1962)
- Double Circle (1963)
- Thundering Mountains (1963)
- Three (1965)
- Flaming Frontier (1965)
- Looking Into the Eyes of the Sun (1966)
- The Dream (1966)
- I Even Met Happy Gypsies (Skupljači perja) (1967)
- The Birch Tree (1967)
- It Rains in My Village (1968)
- The Bridge (1969)
- Battle of Neretva (1969)
- Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972)
- The Master and Margaret (1972)
- Traces of a Black Haired Girl (1972)
- The Battle of Sutjeska (1973)
- The Dervish and Death (1974)
- Hell River (1974)
- Anno Domini 1573 (1975)
- Beach Guard in Winter (1976)
- The Dog Who Loved Trains (1977)
- Group Portrait with a Lady (1977)
- Moment (1978)
- The Tiger (1978)
- Special Treatment (1980)
- The Promising Boy (1981)
- High Voltage (1981)
- The Fall of Italy (1981)
- Balkan Express (1983)
- Great Transport (1983)
- Mala pljačka vlaka (1984)
- In the Jaws of Life (1984)
- Unseen Wonder (1984)
- Balkan Spy (1984)
- No problem (1984)
- The End of the War (1984)
- The Promised Land (1986)
- Days to Remember (1987)
- The Felons (1987)
- Oktoberfest (1987)
- Let's Fall in Love (1987/1990)
- A Better Life (1987/1991)
- Vuk Karadžić (TV series) (1987)
- Battle of Kosovo (1989)
- The Fall of Rock and Roll (1989)
- War and Remembrance (1989)
- The Original of the Forgery (1991)
- Holiday in Sarajevo (1991)
- Aliens are to Blame for Everything (1991)
- Dama koja ubija (1992)
- The End of Obrenović Dynasty (1995)
- Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996)
- Cabaret Balkan (1998)
- Barking at the Stars (1998)
- The Wounds (1998)
- The White Suit (1999)
- The Dagger (1999)
- Shadows of Memories (2000)
- War Live (2000)
- Frozen Stiff (2002)
- Ivkova Slava (2005)
- Made in YU (2005)
- The Sisters (2011)
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Veteran Gujarati theater/film comedy artist Shri P. Kharsani passed away today in Ahmedabad. He was 91. Kharsani was suffering from Kidney related ailment.
He passed away at 4.00 pm today. He was living in his residence in Sachin tower of the city.
Born in 1926 Shri Kharsani started working in films in 1958. He was also into direction of Gujarati dramas including the most successful ‘Patta ni jod’.
With his sad demise the Gujarati art world has lost second star within two days as noted folksinger Diwaliben Bhil has passed away at her Junagadh residence yesterday.
Presented below is a video from our archive from February 2015 when he was given public felicitation by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC).
Mel the only son, was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Dorothy Albright.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine, and 5 children: Cindy Gallagher (late husband Gregg Gallagher), Keith Whitley (wife Barbara), Terri Virdell (husband Terry), Mike Whitley (wife Angela), Barbara Shaffer (husband Will), 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, 2 sisters: Ruth Riggs (husband Ray), and Carol Barton (husband Terry). Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
As a young boy, Mel and his parents lived in several towns. But, he considered San Saba, Texas his home. He spent a short time after graduation in the oil patch of West Texas and at Arlington State College.
His adult life started when he met the love of his life, Maxine. It didn’t take Mel long to realize that Maxine was the one for him! After two years of dating, they married August 11, 1956.
In Mel’s words, “Just by chance”, he along with several other class mates applied for a job at the Lone Star Boat Company located in Grand Prairie Texas. As luck would have it, his boss was the manager in the fiberglass division, and later became the founder and president of Glastron Boat Company located in Austin, Texas. Mel was the second employee. Eventually the company became the largest pleasure boat manufacturer in the world.
After moving to Austin, Mel and Maxine started their married life and family together. Their first baby girl, Cindy came within the next year, and then Keith and Terri and Mike and Barbara! All five kids were born in the next four years.
One of his claims to fame was his design of the famous Bat Boat for the television show “BATMAN” and also several boats for James Bond movies.
As chief designer and vice president of new product development, Mel remained with Glastron for 27 years. This gained him a well-respected name in the boating industry.
In 1984, opportunities developed in Florida which encouraged him to go into business for himself in designing and developing new boats for other large boat companies. So, he and Maxine packed up and moved to Panama City, Florida. His company had many customers and did very well. Ready to move on, he sold his company in 1990 and accepted a position with Attwood Corporation. Attwood Corporation was the nation’s largest manufacturer of marine products. As Director of Research and Development, Mel had numerous patents credited to his name.
Ready to come home to Texas, Mel and Maxine settled in Burnet, Texas to be close to their family and friends. Mel retired in 2002.
Mel enjoyed many hobbies: He was a self-taught steel guitar player – played in local country bands for many years, received his pilot’s license and built numerous radio control airplanes, trains, cars, boats.
In 1992, Mel won the Top Gun Airplane Invitational Award for radio controlled airplanes. Mel was a member of the Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Control Club. He enjoyed his friendships with other local HAMM radio operators and others that he spoke with from all over the world!
He was a perfectionist and excellent craftsman in everything he did!
Mel enjoyed a full life in his career, his family and friends. His wife Maxine, was second to none, took excellent care of him as he did her. He was especially proud of all his children and his grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2:00 O’Clock P.M. Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas 78639. An online guest registry may be signed at www.PutnamCares.com
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hill Country Humane Society at Christ-Yoder.org.
Arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas 78639. (325)-388-0008