2 items from 2008
(from left) Paul Newman, Bernie Mac, George Carlin, Estelle Getty, Roy Scheider and Heath Ledger For the past two years I have started doing a recap of a select group of notable names we lost from the entertainment world (and a few others) over the past year. This is by no means an all-encompassing list, but I think it's a pretty good representation of the cream of the crop when it comes to the people that left us in 2008, and I must say, we lost A Lot of big names this year... A Lot! Brad Renfro (Died January 15, 2008) - Former child star who began his career aged 12, playing the boy at the centre of 1994 mafia drama The Client. He died of a reported accidental heroin overdose. Bobby Fischer (Died January 17, 2008) - Reclusive chess champion who died of kidney failure who became as well known for his chess as he was »
- Brad Brevet
Randy Roberts has been elected president of American Cinema Editors.
The editor served as vp of the honorary society for the past four years and has served on several of its committees.
He succeeds Alan Heim, who has completed his second consecutive term as president and therefore takes a required break from the role. Roberts appointed Heim to complete the final year of his vp term.
Roberts earned Ace Eddie Award nominations for "L.A. Law," "Early Edition" and "Chicago Hope," for which he also received an Emmy nomination. He is also a director and producer and is currently a supervising producer on "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit."
Heim earned an Academy Award for "All That Jazz."
- By Carolyn Giardina
2 items from 2008
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