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6 items from 2013


Remembering Paul Walker, Syd Field, Irene Kane and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in November

2 December 2013 9:00 AM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Sheila Allen (1932-2013) - Actress and widow of producer Irwin Allen who appears in his films The Poseidon AdventureThe Towering Inferno, Viva Knievel! and When Time Ran Out... and later produced the 2006 remake Poseidon. She died from pulmonary fibrosis on November 15. (THR) Marc Breaux (1924-2013) - Choreographer for Mary Poppins (see below), The Sound of Music and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He died on November 19. (THR) Anwar Brett...

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Irwin Allen’s Widow, Sheila Mathews Allen, Dies at 84

18 November 2013 3:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sheila Mathews Allen, singer, actress and president of Irwin Allen Productions, died Nov. 15 in her Malibu home after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was 84.

Most recently, Allen headed the production company her late husband created. After producer Irwin Allen’s death in 1991, she took the reins, spending the last two decades engaged in the studio’s developments, including the 1998 bigscreen adaptation of “Lost in Space.” She also served as an exec producer on the Warner Bros. remake of “Poseidon” in 2006.

Allen met Irwin Allen in 1960, and from then on, appeared in several of his films and TV shows, including “Lost in Space” and “The Poseidon Adventure.” They married in 1974.

A Gotham native, Mathews Allen began by singing operatic arias she heard on the radio. By the age of 10, she was performing professionally. She appeared in a number of musicals during the 1940′s and ’50s, including “Oh, Captain!” with »

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Irwin Allen’s Widow, Sheila Mathews Allen, Dies at 84

18 November 2013 3:46 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sheila Mathews Allen, singer, actress and president of Irwin Allen Productions, died Nov. 15 in her Malibu home after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was 84.

Most recently, Allen headed the production company her late husband created. After producer Irwin Allen’s death in 1991, she took the reins, spending the last two decades engaged in the studio’s developments, including the 1998 bigscreen adaptation of “Lost in Space.” She also served as an exec producer on the Warner Bros. remake of “Poseidon” in 2006.

Allen met Irwin Allen in 1960, and from then on, appeared in several of his films and TV shows, including “Lost in Space” and “The Poseidon Adventure.” They married in 1974.

A Gotham native, Mathews Allen began by singing operatic arias she heard on the radio. By the age of 10, she was performing professionally. She appeared in a number of musicals during the 1940′s and ’50s, including “Oh, Captain!” with »

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R.I.P. Sheila Mathews Allen

18 November 2013 10:40 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Actress, singer, and producer Sheila Mathews Allen died Friday at her home in Malibu after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was 84. The widow of film and TV producer Irwin Allen appeared in many of her husband’s productions including The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Land of the Giants, When Time Ran Out, and Lost In Space. She played Fanny Tatum on The Waltons and appeared in the Evel Knievel pic Viva Knievel! After her husband’s death in 1991, she took over as President of Irwin Allen Productions, overseeing development on features and nonfiction projects based on her husband’s intellectual properties, including Wolfgang Petersen’s 2006 remake Poseidon, for WB. »

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Sheila Allen, Widow of Producer Irwin Allen, Dead at 84

18 November 2013 8:54 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sheila Allen, an actress who appeared in “Lost in Space” and the widow of “master of disaster” producer Irwin Allen, died at her Malibu home on Friday after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis.  She was 84. She played a central role in maintaining and expanding her husband’s legacy and the couple collaborated on numerous film and television projects over the years. She appeared in three episodes of “Lost in Space,” which Allen created and produced, and played supporting roles in two of his biggest screen hits, “The Towering Inferno” and “The Poseidon Adventure.” Irwin Allen was best known for popularizing. »

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Sheila Mathews Allen, Widow of Producer Irwin Allen, Dies at 84

18 November 2013 8:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Sheila Mathews Allen, actress and widow of Oscar-winning producer Irwin Allen, died Nov. 15 at her home in Malibu after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was 84. Irwin Allen, who died in 1991 at age 75, is known as the producer, writer and director of such disaster/action films and TV shows as The Poseidon Adventure, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Towering Inferno and Lost in Space. A journalist at the start of his career, he won his Oscar for the documentary The Sea Around Us (1953). After meeting her future husband in 1960, Allen

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