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The celebrated stage and screen star died on July 14 in Los Angeles, a family spokesperson said.
Pooley was well known for his role as villainous scientist Professor Stahlman in the 1970s' Doctor Who serial, 'Inferno'.
As well as a successful film career with appearances in The Lost People, Highly Dangerous, The Iron Petticoat alongside Katherine Hepburn and Bob Hope and the 1971 horror, The Corpse, he was also a regular on the stage.
In his later years, Pooley retired from acting and turned to painting, and was an artist »
Olaf Pooley -- who appeared in the 1970s as Professor Stahlman on the cult TV classic "Dr. Who" -- has died. He was 101. Pooley, who also appeared on an episode of "Star Trek: Voyager," died July 14 of congestive heart failure, according to StarTrek.com. He held the distinction of being oldest-living actor for both shows. Pooley also had a solid stage career in the West End theater, having appeared in "Peace in Our Time," "Twelve Angry Men, »
- TMZ Staff
Pooley, who died on July 14, was the Cleric in the “Star Trek: Voyager” episode “Blink of an Eye” and had a recurring role as Professor Eric Stahlman in the “Doctor Who” serial “Inferno.” He’s the oldest actor to have appeared in both franchises.
Pooley’s notable West End theater career included Chorley Bannister in the original cast of Noel Coward’s “Peace in Our Time,” as well as roles in “Twelve Angry Men,” “The Tempest” and “Othello.” He was also a guest director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and directed Anthony Hopkins in “The Waltz of the Toreadors.”
His earliest film credit is 1948’s “Penny and the Pownall Case.” In later years, Pooley turned to painting and was a permanent »
- Reece Ristau
Always nice to get good, if unsurprising, news early: before the third season of "Inside Amy Schumer" even debuts tonight at 10:30, Comedy Central has already ordered a fourth. I'll be writing more about the show in a few weeks, because the third episode is an incredibly meticulous and loving all-star parody of "Twelve Angry Men," of all things, filtered through Schumer's sensibility and her interest in how women are viewed both in show business and in life. But I've seen the first three episodes of the new season, and they're all terrific, at times revisiting topics from previous sketches (even the "Twelve Angry Men" episode is riffing on last season's focus group) but expanding on the ideas, and bringing in impressive guest stars both old and new to play in Schumer's world. It's a terrific, crucial piece of Comedy Central's current renaissance, and I'm glad it'll be around for a while longer. »
- Alan Sepinwall
What better way to celebrate the life of one of the world's greatest ever singers? A man who sold over 150 million records and won eleven Grammy Awards?
Spread all over last Saturday night like tar, Frank Sinatra: Our Way featured seven 'talented but unknown music acts from across the UK' who were competing to win a slot to perform at the singer's centenary concert later this year.
Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Rochelle Humes, who were both doing the best with what scraps they had, we were confronted with a judging panel that comprised of Rufus Hound, Mica Paris, Dave Stewart and Leo Green. And they had absolutely no sway at all. »
5 items from 2015
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