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Betsy Palmer, Who Played Mrs. Voorhees in ‘Friday the 13th,’ Dies at 88

31 May 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Betsy Palmer, who is best known for playing Jason Voorhees’ mother in “Friday the 13th” and appeared in dozens of other films, plays and TV shows, died Friday in Connecticut of natural causes. She was 88.

The character actress had a six decade career, but her most indelible role was as Mrs. Voorhees, the murderous camp cook whose deformed son Jason drowned in the waters of Crystal Lake. Palmer carved her way into horror film history in the 1980 classic, and appeared in flashbacks throughout the next few entries in the slasher series.

Born Pamela Betsy Hrunek in East Chicago, Ind., she started out in classic TV shows of the 1950s such as “Playhouse 90″ and “Studio One.” She went on to appear in numerous TV shows including “As the World Turns,” “The Love Boat,” “Knot’s Landing,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Newhart,” “Columbo” and “CHiPs.”

On the bigscreen, she had character roles »

- Variety Staff

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Betsy Palmer, Who Played Mrs. Voorhees in ‘Friday the 13th,’ Dies at 88

31 May 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Betsy Palmer, who is best known for playing Jason Voorhees’ mother in “Friday the 13th” and appeared in dozens of other films, plays and TV shows, died Friday in Connecticut of natural causes. She was 88.

The character actress had a six decade career, but her most indelible role was as Mrs. Voorhees, the murderous camp cook whose deformed son Jason drowned in the waters of Crystal Lake. Palmer carved her way into horror film history in the 1980 classic, and appeared in flashbacks throughout the next few entries in the slasher series.

Born Pamela Betsy Hrunek in East Chicago, Ind., she started out in classic TV shows of the 1950s such as “Playhouse 90″ and “Studio One.” She went on to appear in numerous TV shows including “As the World Turns,” “The Love Boat,” “Knot’s Landing,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Newhart,” “Columbo” and “CHiPs.”

On the bigscreen, she had character roles »

- Variety Staff

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Gwyneth Paltrow Is the Spitting Image of Mom Blythe Danner: See the Throwback Pic!

29 May 2015 4:11 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

You know that horrifying moment when you suddenly realize you are actually becoming your mother? Well, Gwyneth Paltrow just did and we are kind of freaking out right alongside her.  The actress took to Instagram to share the utterly freaky Friday shot of mom Blythe Danner in a 1970s episode of Columbo captioning it, "#repost. Okay. This is weird. #isthatmeormymom."  The photo shows a 29-year-old Danner looking effortlessly retro in oversize shades, a tousled low ponytail and preppy cream sweater draped around her shoulders. Between Paltrow and Danner's perfect pout, pointed chin and arched brows, you'd almost assume they were twins.  The mother-daughter duo share more than just »

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Whoa! Gwyneth Paltrow's Mom Looks Like Her Twin in Crazy Throwback Photo

29 May 2015 6:27 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on May 28, 2015 at 10:47pm Pdt Gwyneth Paltrow was thrown for a loop on Friday when a fan posted an image of her mom, Blythe Danner, looking nearly identical to her in an old episode of Columbo. Instagram user doncohb initially hashtagged the photo as Gwyneth but corrected his mistake in the comments when he realized it was actually her mother. The resemblance was so uncanny that it caught the attention of the Oscar-winning actress, and she reposted the photo to her own Instagram, with the caption, "#repost Okay. This is weird. #isthatmeormymom." See the eerie photo of Blythe above, then check out the other celebrities who are nearly identical to their kids. »

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Mom Blythe Danner Could Be Her Twin in Old Columbo Picture: "This is Weird"

29 May 2015 12:47 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

  #repost Okay. This is weird. #isthatmeormymom A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on May 28, 2015 at 10:47pm Pdt   Who's that? Gwyneth Paltrow was freaked out when an eagle-eyed TV watcher grabbed an image of her mom, Blythe Danner looking just like her, from an old Columbo episode. Sharing his finding via Instagram, doncohb tagged Paltrow in the picture, and the similarity between the mother-daughter duo was so surprising, it blew the Oscar-winning actress's mind too! "#repost Okay. This is weird. #isthatmeormymom," the mom-of-two captioned the screen grab as [...] »

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'Mad Men' poll: Which episode should Jon Hamm submit to Emmy judges?

18 May 2015 5:32 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Jon Hamm deserves a drink. At the Emmys, he's gone 0 for 7 as Best Drama Actor, losing every single bid for his iconic "Mad Men" character Don Draper. He's also lost three times apiece for producing "Mad Men" and for guesting on "30 Rock," bringing his career total to 13 misfires. Will AMC's final batch of episodes (Part 2 of Season 7) finally seal the deal for this mad man, or is he destined to remain an Emmy also-ran? Vote in our poll below. Spoilers Ahead -Break- Will 'Mad Men' finale break Emmys curse? (Vote now in our poll) First, a bit of Emmy trivia: If Hamm is nominated again for this role, he'll be tied with three other gents -- Raymond Burr ("Perry Mason," "Ironside"), Peter Falk ("Columbo"), Dennis Franz ("NYPD Blue") -- for the most bids ever (8) in the Best Drama Actor category. And those three, it should be noted, are all winners. »

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Entertainment News: Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

27 February 2015 12:16 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Los Angeles – The actor who created one of the greatest pop-culture characters in TV and film history has passed away. Leonard Nimoy will always be known for the role of Mr. Spock, science officer for the USS Enterprise of the “Star Trek” TV and film series. He died of pulmonary disease on Feb. 27, 2015, according to his wife Susan. He was 83.

Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in ‘Star Trek’ (2009)

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The legacy of “Star Trek” had much to do with Nimoy’s approach to the character of Spock. The backstory of the half-human, half-Vulcan character was one of logic over conflict, yet his character could always be relied on when situations got confrontational. For three seasons in the 1960s and in rerun heaven, the voyage of the Starship Enterprise captivated viewers and was resurrected in a highly popular film series. Nimoy also was a photographer, director, writer and »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Leonard Nimoy dies at 83 by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-02-27 18:00:55

27 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock

Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83.

The star, who was best known for his role as Vulcan Mr Spock in the sci-fi show and films, died on Friday in Bel-Air, Los Angeles. His family said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The star had announced he had the disease last year.

The actor's final tweet from his Twitter account on Monday read: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. Llap" - a reference to his character's catchphrase "Live long and prosper."

Although best known for his Star Trek role, he also starred in shows including Mission:Impossible, Columbo and The Fringe. He also directed 12 movies, including Star Trek: The Search For Spock and 1987 comedy hit Three Men And A Baby. In his spare time he developed an interest in. »

- Amber Wilkinson

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In memoriam: Leonard Nimoy

27 February 2015 9:42 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Star Trek actor and filmmaker Leonard Nimoy has sadly passed away at the age of 83, it's been announced.

Extremely sad news: it's being reported that Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83.

Nimoy was best known, of course, for his role as Mr Spock in Star Trek, a part he played on TV and film since 1966. His warmth and humanity was such that we could almost be forgiven for thinking he'd simply go on playing the role forever.

But Nimoy announced in January that he was suffering from lung disease, and according to his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, the actor and filmmaker passed away today, on the 27th February.

Although most famous for his role as Spock, Nimoy appeared in such films as Them! and 1978's Invasion Of The Body Snatchers remake, and in such TV shows as Mission: Impossible, Columbo and Perry Mason. As a director, he helmed »

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'The Americans' star Matthew Rhys: Philip would defect 'in a heartbeat'

4 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last week, I published the first two of the interviews I did on “The Americans” set in December, with producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields , and with actress Holly Taylor. Now it’s time for one of the show’s two leads, as charming Welshman(*) Matthew Rhys and I talked about where Philip’s head is at in season 3, the pros and cons of so much wig work, why Keri Russell is referred to on set as “The Hulk,” how “The A-Team” helped inform his performance as Philip, and more. (*) My biggest regret about this interview? That I turned off the recorder right before FX’s Lana Kim prompted Rhys to share a memory of one of his first American jobs, as the killer in the final “Columbo” movie. This involved him doing a dead-on Peter Falk impression as he recalled that Falk wanted him to play the killer as a Cockney gangster, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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