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Character actress Kate Williamson, who appeared in such films as “Disclosure,” ”Dahmer,” ”Dream Lover” and “Racing With the Moon,” has died at age 82 after a lengthy illness, said her manager, Judy Fox.
Williamson died Friday at her suburban Encino home, less than a month after the passing of her husband of nearly 60 years, veteran character actor Al Ruscio. “They were the epitome of true and forever sweethearts,” Fox said.
Williamson is survived by four children and five grandchildren.
- Associated Press
Character actress Kate Williamson, who played Mrs. Rogers on ABC’s Ellen and turned in supporting roles in films including Barry Levinson’s Disclosure, Dahmer, Dream Lover, and Racing with the Moon, died Friday evening at her Encino, CA home. She was 82. Williamson, born Robina Jane Sparks, was the daughter of actress/singer Nydia Westman and producer/writer Salathiel Robert Sparks. In 1954 she married actor and acting teacher Al Ruscio, whose credits include The Godfather, Part III , Life Goes On, and Seinfeld. Ruscio had served on the SAG board of directors and died less than a month ago on November 12. The couple leaves behind four children, three of whom also went into showbiz: Actress and poet Elizabeth Ruscio, director and editor Michael Ruscio, production designer Nina Ruscio and teacher Maria Ruscio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Actors’ Fund of America, 729 7th Ave., Floor 10, New York, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Actress Kate Williamson, whose extensive credits include a run on the Ellen DeGeneres comedy “Ellen,” died Friday night after a period of failing health. She was 82. Williamson’s death comes mere weeks after the death of her husband, actor Al Ruscio, who died at age 89 on Nov. 12. The actress died surrounded by her four children at her Encino, Calif., home. Also read: ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Al Ruscio Dead at 89 Born Robina Jane Sparks to actress/singer Nydia Westman and producer/writer Salathiel Robert Sparks, Williamson’s decades-long acting career included the 1994 Barry Levinson film “Disclosure,” the 2002 film “Dahmer,” which starred Jeremy Renner. »
- Tim Kenneally
A critical digest of the week’s latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided.
One of the movies’ least convincing three-faces-of-Eve routines occupies centerstage in “6 Souls,” a schlock supernatural shocker that has finally escaped into a handful of U.S. theaters five years after it was shot and more than three after it first opened internationally. Cannily retitled (from the original “Shelter”) to ensure better placement in alphabetized VOD menus, this Doa pickup for Weinstein Co. sub-label Radius may scare up a few smallscreen curiosity seekers, owing to the presence of top-billed Julianne Moore, before taking its rightful place in the genre graveyard.
— Scott Foundas
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Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner
Distributor: Cinema Guild
- Variety Staff
Some think I’m strange, as the topic of serial-killers and true-crime fascinates me. So whenever a new film, biopic or documentary comes along with a focus on these individuals, it immediately draws my attention. There is just something intensely thought-provoking and disturbing about what pushes people in the direction of such depraved acts, with that obvious question always gnawing away – ‘Are people actually born this way?‘, or is it a product of their advancing years in childhood along with later social lifestyle choices?
The strange and stomach-churning case of Jeffrey Dahmer is the latest infamous criminal under the microscope. Whilst we’ve seen him portrayed in film by the likes of Jeremy Renner, we’ve yet to see any meaningful insight to the detached man and his heinous crimes outside of television. Dahmer was responsible for the murder of 17 men and consuming parts of their anatomy and organs before »
- Craig Hunter
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