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Bernie Casey, Fan-Favorite Actor and NFL Star, Passes Away at 78

21 September 2017 4:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bernie Casey, the former NFL star turned actor, has died at the age of 78. The actor was best known for his roles in movies like Revenge of the Nerds and I'm Gonna Git you Sucka. Casey died of an illness in a Los Angeles hospital, but the specific illness has not yet been revealed.

A rep for Bernie Casey confirmed the news of his death to People, saying that he passed away with his family and loved ones by his side. The actor had spent the last few days at the hospital after coming down with an illness before passing away. His work in Hollywood spanned nearly four decades, with his final credited role being in 2007's Vegas Vampires.

Before transitioning into his life as a professional actor, Bernie Casey was a decorated and talented athlete. In his younger years, Casey was a record-breaking track and field athlete at Bowling Green University. »

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Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oreal Heiress and World’s Richest Woman, Dies at 94

21 September 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Liliane Bettencourt, the billionaire heiress of the cosmetics company L’Oreal, has died at the age of 94. Bettencourt, whose family founded L’Oreal and now owns a 33 percent stake in the company, died “peacefully” in her home on Wednesday night, according to a statement from her daughter Françoise Bettencourt Meyers sent to The Guardian on Thursday. “In this painful moment for us, I would like to reiterate, on behalf of our family, our entire commitment and loyalty to L’Oreal and to renew my confidence in its President Jean-Paul Agon and his teams worldwide,” Meyers said. Also Read: Bernie Casey, »

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Bernie Casey Has Passed Away

21 September 2017 8:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

From the football field to the film lots, Bernie Casey left an indelible impression with a presence that couldn't be ignored, and we're sad to share the news that the actor has passed away at the age of 78.

According to multiple outlets, including THR, Casey passed away after a "brief illness" at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Before he entered the world of movies, Casey was a star in his own right as a track and field standout at Bowling Green State University. After making it to the finals of the 1960 United States Olympic Trials, Casey was a first round draft pick for the San Francisco 49ers and would go on to play eight years in the NFL as a wide receiver, raking in 40 touchdowns and over 5,000 receiving yards.

With his life as a professional athlete behind him in the late 1960s, Casey turned his attention to acting, »

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R.I.P. Bernie Casey, actor, NFL player, and poet

20 September 2017 8:06 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Bernie Casey, a modern-day renaissance man whose résumé included acting, professional sports, and poetry, has died. According to Variety, Casey—who appeared in films like Revenge Of The Nerds, Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka—was 78.

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Bernie Casey, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Actor and Former NFL Player, Dies at 78

20 September 2017 5:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bernie Casey, the former NFL star known for his work in the films “Boxcar Bertha” and “Revenge of the Nerds,” died on Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, Variety has confirmed. He was 78.

Casey made his film debut in the 1969 sequel “Guns of the Magnificent Seven.” He then acted alongside fellow former NFL star Jim Brown in the crime dramas “…tick…tick…tick…” and “Black Gunn.” He played the title role in the 1972 science fiction TV film “Gargoyles,” and then portrayed Tamara Dobson’s love interest in 1973’s “Cleopatra Jones.”

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Casey wrote, directed, produced, and starred in “The Dinner,” a 1997 film centering on three black men who discuss slavery, black self-loathing, and homophobia. That same year, he loosely portrayed a version George Jackson, a member of the Black Panther Party who was killed, in the drama “Brothers.”

In Martin Scorsese’s “Boxcar Bertha,” he »

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Bernie Casey, 'Revenge of the Nerds' Actor, Dead at 78

20 September 2017 5:51 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Bernie Casey, noted for his memorable roles in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Revenge of the Nerds, has died, The Hollywood Reporter reports. He was 78. A rep told THR that the athlete-turned-actor died following a brief illness on Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Casey launched his acting career in 1969 with his debut role in Guns of the Magnificent Seven, the sequel to The Magnificent Seven. Over the past four decades he starred in roles both on television and film, including acting in several Seventies blaxploitation films »

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Bernie Casey Dies: ‘Revenge Of The Nerds And ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ Actor Was 78

20 September 2017 5:04 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Bernie Casey, who starred in iconic films such as Revenge of the Nerds and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka has died at age 78, Deadline has confirmed. Casey, who also had a career in the NFL as a wide receiver, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles after being hospitalized for a yet-to-be-announced illness. Casey was born in Wyco, W.Va on June 8, 1939. He was a track and field star at Bowling Green and in 1961 was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. He played with the 49ers for six… »

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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Star Bernie Casey Dies at 78

20 September 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bernie Casey, best known for his scene-stealing role in Revenge of the Nerds and as the star of I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, has died at the age of 78.

The actor’s rep confirmed to People that he died peacefully in a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday, surrounded by loved ones. He had suffered a recent illness and spent the past few days in a hospital.

In his youth, Casey was a record-breaking track and field athlete at Bowling Green University, earning All-American honors and a trip to the finals at the 1960 U.S. Olympic Trials. He was later drafted »

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Bernie Casey, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Star and Former NFL Player, Dies at 78

20 September 2017 4:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lambda Lambda Lambda has lost its leader. Bernie Casey, who played national Tri Lams fraternity head U.N. Jefferson in the 1984 comedy “Revenge of the Nerds” and its sequels, died Tuesday, his representative told TheWrap. Casey was 78. Casey died peacefully surrounded by loved ones following a brief illness, his representative said. Born in Wyco, West Virginia, in 1939, Casey was an athlete before entering the acting world, first in track and field for Bowling Green State University and later as a professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) A. »

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Bernie Casey Dead: Beloved ‘Revenge Of The Nerds’ Actor Dies In La Hospital At 78

20 September 2017 4:31 PM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

This is just so sad! Well loved character actor Bernie Casey has died at the age of 78. We've got details on the 'Revenge of the Nerds' star's tragic passing. »

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'I'm Gonna Git You Sucka' and 'Revenge of the Nerds' Star Bernie Casey Dead at 78

20 September 2017 3:26 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Bernie Casey, the beloved and iconic co-star in "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," died in an L.A. hospital ... TMZ has learned. Bernie's rep tells us he died peacefully Wednesday, surrounded by loved ones. We're told he suddenly fell ill recently, and had spent the last few days hospitalized. He broke into Hollywood with roles in blaxploitation films, and went on to co-star in nearly 80 different projects -- most notably »

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It Came From The Tube: Body Bags (1993)

3 September 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Throughout his film career, John Carpenter was always ahead of the curve; whether finalizing the blueprint for the modern slasher or offering an ever prescient political take on alien invasions, Carpenter always seemed to be ahead of what the next big thing would be, often to decreased box office receipts. So it came as a surprise to many (myself included) that he started up Body Bags (1993), a would-be anthology series ala Tales from the Crypt for Showtime. The bigger surprise though is that it didn’t fly, because this one off is terrific entertainment.

Originally televised on Showtime on August 8th, Body Bags was met with critical approval and fans of the genre enjoyed it. However, the brass had already decided that this would be a one and done, hence the truncated anthology film format for the three segments already filmed. What a shame, because while Carpenter in front of »

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Revisiting the Classic Movie Ski Patrol: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

7 August 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Ski Patrol was one of those movies you either love or learn to forget very quickly. Filmed in the early 1990’s it was one of many films that were trying to keep alive the same slapstick humor that had worked for movies like Revenge of the Nerds, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, and many others. The only problem was that it’s humor kind of got lost in mid-transition from the 80’s to the 90’s and as a result it fell a little flat. A lot of people would admit that the film is a humorous take on the world of skiing and

Revisiting the Classic Movie Ski Patrol: 10 Things You Didn’t Know »

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'Revenge of the Nerds': THR's 1984 Review

20 July 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On July 20, 1984, Fox released the R-rated college comedy Revenge of the Nerds. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: 

There's a little nerd, at least, in all of us and this identification factor will probably work for Fox's box office prospects. Revenge of the Nerds is primarily the story of outcasts getting their just rewards, and that is always a satisfying movie ingredient. Nonetheless, this scattergun, often scatological film is filled with extensive racial stereotypes, which may offend some moviegoers. 

Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards star as two horn-rimmed computer students who attend the local Texas A&M-type college. »

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Not Another Teen Movie scribes sell their Un-Safe House pitch to Lionsgate

18 July 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson, the writers behind such comedies as Not Another Teen Movie and Fox's Revenge Of The Nerds, have just sold their pitch for a feature film entitled Un-safe House to Lionsgate with Russell Hollander set to produce. The story of Un-safe House revolves around three childhood friends, who after renting a luxury beach house, receive an unexpected shock when a decorated... Read More »

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Booger Tells All: Curtis Armstrong Talks 'Revenge of the Nerd' Memoir (Q&A)

18 July 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The man behind many unforgettable supporting roles — Booger in Revenge of the Nerds — and voices — Snot Lonstein on American Dad! — takes center stage in his own life in his new memoir, Revenge of the Nerd: The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger (Thomas Dunne, July 11).    Armstrong writes about everything from making Risky Business with Tom Cruise (read an exclusive excerpt) to growing up in the 1960s and early '70s to partying with John Goodman and being a father. Reviews have been good. Armstrong, who »

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Booger Tells All: Curtis Armstrong Talks 'Revenge of the Nerd' Memoir (Q&A)

18 July 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The man behind many unforgettable supporting roles — Booger in Revenge of the Nerds — and voices — Snot Lonstein on American Dad! — takes center stage in his own life in his new memoir, Revenge of the Nerd: The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger (Thomas Dunne, July 11).    Armstrong writes about everything from making Risky Business with Tom Cruise (read an exclusive excerpt) to growing up in the 1960s and early '70s to partying with John Goodman and being a father. Reviews have been good. Armstrong, who »

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Lionsgate Lands Spec From Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (Exclusive)

18 July 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson have sold their Spec “Un-Safe House” to Lionsgate, sources tell Variety.

The story follows three childhood friends renting a luxury beach house who get an unexpected surprise when a deadly MI6 agent warns they’ve accidentally rented a safe house. From there, things quickly spiral out of control.

Russell Hollander is producing the movie.

Epstein and Jacobson began their career writing comedies like Columbia Picture’s “Not Another Teen Movie” and Fox’s “Revenge of the Nerds.” Most recently, the pair wrote the genre pilots “Lovecraft” for Amblin Entertainment and Syfy and “Surrender” for AwesomenessTV and Hulu.

The duo’s best-selling children’s book series, “The Familiars,” sold to Sam Raimi and Sony Animation and remains in active development with “The Greatest Showman” helmer Michael Gracey attached to direct.

They are represented by UTA, Hollander Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.

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Revenge of the Nerds' Curtis Armstrong Tells All: 7 Shocking Confessions From His New Memoir

26 June 2017 6:24 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Okay, so you probably don't know Curtis Armstrong by name (unless, like him, you are a super nerd), but you probably know him by sight, or at least by his famous roles, Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds movies, Herbert Viola on Moonlighting and Miles Dalby in Risky Business. Suffice it to say, Armstrong's gotten a lot of work during his more-than-35-year career in the biz—and now he's talking. Actually, he's more than talking—he's spilling—in his upcoming memoir, Revenge of the Nerd. In the new tell-all, the actor, who has appeared in more than 150 movies, reveals a lot of sordid details, including backstage shenanigans between Rebecca DeMornay and Tom Cruise during the »

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Flashback Weekend Chicago 2017 to Celebrate 15th Anniversary with Star-Studded Nightmare On Elm Street Festivities This August

23 June 2017 11:43 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s hard to believe that the Flashback Weekend horror convention in Chicago is already turning 15 years old, but Mike and Mia Kerz, the founders behind the long-running event, are pulling out all the stops to make sure this year’s show is a great experience for attendees, especially if you’re a fan of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series (and who isn’t, really?).

Horror legend Robert Englund headlines Flashback Weekend 2017, which runs from August 4th through the 6th at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Il, 60018), and during the convention he’ll be joined by numerous cast members from a handful of sequels and the original Nightmare, including Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Amanda Wyss, Brooke Theiss, Joann Willette, Ricky Dean Logan, Katharine Isabelle, Toy Newkirk, Danny Hassel, Kelly Jo Minter, and many more.

Other notable guests for this year’s Flashback include genre icon Lance Henriksen, as well as Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocca from The Boondock Saints, both Curtis Armstrong and Donald Gibb of Revenge of the Nerds fame, Lew Temple, and horror host extraordinaire, Svengoolie, will also be back to host the annual Sinister Visions costume contest like only Berwyn’s finest can.

For the entire lowdown on the 2017 Flashback Weekend guests and events announced so far, read on for more information from the official press release below. And for details on how to get your tickets and attend this year’s Nightmare on Elm Street blowout, check out the Fbw site Here.

Press Release: Horror legend Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) headlines a major “Nightmare On Elm Street”

series reunion at the 15th Anniversary of Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con on August 4-6, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Il.

In addition to Robert Englund, the “Nightmare On Elm Street” franchise reunion will feature celebrity guests from each of the eight Elm Street films including Heather Langenkamp (Elm Street 1, 3, & 7), Amanda Wyss and Ronee Blakley (Elm Street 1), Joann Willette (Elm Street 2), Lisa Wilcox (Elm Street 4 & 5), Brooke Bundy ( Elm St 3 & 4), Tuesday Knight (Elm St 4), Danny Hassel (Elm St 4 & 5), Brooke Theiss (Elm St 4), Andras Jones ( Elm St 4), Toy Newkirk (Elm St 4), Kelly Jo Minter (Elm St 5), Ricky Dean Logan (Elm St 6), Ken Kirzinger (Jason from Freddy Vs. Jason), Katharine Isabelle (Freddy Vs. Jason), and Jesse Hutch (Freddy Vs. Jason).

Other major guests include the legendary Lance Henriksen (“Aliens”, “Near Dark”) and pop culture icons Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocca (“The Boondock Saints”), Curtis Armstrong (“Booger”) and Don Gibb (“Ogre”) from “Revenge Of The Nerds”, Lew Temple (“The Walking Dead”, “The Devil’S Rejects”), with more guests to be announced.

Special events include a giant screen outdoor movie showing of “Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” (1988) introduced by Robert Englund and the Elm Street 4 cast. Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie (Rich Koz) will host the annual Sinister Visions Costume contest. Special parties each evening including a Costume Contest with prizes and celebrity guest appearances, and a wild party featuring illusionist Ron Fitzgerald and Burlesque.

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con also features a huge vendor’s room, celebrity guest panels, and screenings throughout the weekend. Tickets are now on sale. For additional details, visit www.flashbackweekend.com

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