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Progressive social activist, 'The Sound of Music' Broadway Star, and Oscar-Nominated Actor Bikel Dead at 91

22 July 2015 7:36 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Theodore Bikel. Theodore Bikel dead at 91: Oscar-nominated actor and folk singer best known for stage musicals 'The Sound of Music,' 'Fiddler on the Roof' Folk singer, social and union activist, and stage, film, and television actor Theodore Bikel, best remembered for starring in the Broadway musical The Sound of Music and, throughout the U.S., in Fiddler on the Roof, died Monday morning (July 20, '15) of "natural causes" at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The Austrian-born Bikel – as Theodore Meir Bikel on May 2, 1924, in Vienna, to Yiddish-speaking Eastern European parents – was 91. Fled Hitler Thanks to his well-connected Zionist father, six months after the German annexation of Austria in March 1938 ("they were greeted with jubilation by the local populace," he would recall in 2012), the 14-year-old Bikel and his family fled to Palestine, at the time a British protectorate. While there, the teenager began acting on stage, »

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Last Surviving Gwtw Star and 2-Time Oscar Winner Has Turned 99: As a Plus, She Made U.S. Labor Law History

1 July 2015 6:51 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Olivia de Havilland picture U.S. labor history-making 'Gone with the Wind' star and two-time Best Actress winner Olivia de Havilland turns 99 (This Olivia de Havilland article is currently being revised and expanded.) Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland, the only surviving major Gone with the Wind cast member and oldest surviving Oscar winner, is turning 99 years old today, July 1.[1] Also known for her widely publicized feud with sister Joan Fontaine and for her eight movies with Errol Flynn, de Havilland should be remembered as well for having made Hollywood labor history. This particular history has nothing to do with de Havilland's films, her two Oscars, Gone with the Wind, Joan Fontaine, or Errol Flynn. Instead, history was made as a result of a legal fight: after winning a lawsuit against Warner Bros. in the mid-'40s, Olivia de Havilland put an end to treacherous »

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Oscar-nominated French ballerina and Moulin Rouge actress Colette Marchand dies, aged 90

22 June 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

French ballerina Colette Marchand has died at the age of 90.

The New York Times reports that she passed away on June 5 at her home in Bois-le-Roi, France.

The dancer rose to fame during the 1940s, when she starred in Roland Petit's highly popular shows at the Paris Opera Ballet.

Moving into cinema, she earned a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role as a streetwalker in Moulin Rouge in 1952.

Orson Welles directed her in the short-lived 1953 ballet The Lady in the Ice on Broadway.

She also appeared on screen in Hungarian Rhapsody, At the Order of the Czar and short Romantic Youth throughout the 1950s. »

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