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Bud Yorkin dies aged 89

18 August 2015 6:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The film and television director, producer and writer died of natural causes at his Bel Air Home. He was 89.

Yorkin was born in the coal mining town of Washington, Pennsylvania on February 22 1926 and after serving in the Navy embarked on a career as a camera engineer for NBC.

He became a stage manager and then writer, working on NBC’s variety showcase The Colgate Comedy Hour. He moved into directing that show and then directed stints on programmes such as The Spike Jones Show and Light’s Diamond Jubilee.

Film director credits include Love Hurts, Twice In A Lifetime, Arthur 2: On The Rocks, The Thief Who Came To Dinner, Start The Revolution Without Me, Inspector Clouseau, Divorce American Style and Come Blow Your Horn

He also served as executive producer on Blade Runner and played a role as producer in bringing to fruition the sequel, which is set to begin shooting next summer.

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Woman Accuses Bill Cosby of Raping Her Twice

3 March 2015 8:04 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The latest in a long and growing list of Bill Cosby accusers came forward on Tuesday. A 58-year-old woman named Patricia (last name undisclosed) from Andrea Constand's 2005 civil lawsuit tells BuzzFeed that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her on two separate occasions. The first happened in Massachusetts in 1978, when Patricia was 22, after Cosby invited her over to his family home for a dinner party that she thought would also include Cosby's wife, Camille. Instead the two dined alone, with Cosby offering Patricia a mixed drink that later caused her to "black out" after he requested that she "pretend to be an elegant queen with oatmeal dripping all over her face." Patricia says she ended up naked in his guest bedroom but "doesn't remember much." The next incident happened two years later, in 1980, after a live taping of The Dinah Shore Show. Patricia says Cosby asked that she style »

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