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In Memoriam 2018: Gallery of 30 celebrity deaths includes Penny Marshall, Stan Lee, Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin

In Memoriam 2018: Gallery of 30 celebrity deaths includes Penny Marshall, Stan Lee, Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin
With 2018 now ending, Gold Derby celebrates over 30 celebrities who died in the past 12 months. Tour our photo gallery above as we feature tributes to these entertainer losses from this past year.

Just a few of the people honored in our special photo gallery:

Actress and director Penny Marshall died December 17 at age 75. She became one of the biggest stars on TV in the 1970s and early 1980s with “Laverne and Shirley.” She then directed such blockbuster films as “Big,” “A League of Their Own” and “Awakenings.”

SEERaise a beer to Penny Marshall, who talked like a Bronx truck driver and directed mass-appeal films like a pro

Bernardo Bertolucci died on November 26 at age 77. His 1987 film “The Last Emperor” swept the Oscars, including for Best Picture and Best Director. Other movies in his career included “Last Tango in Paris,” “The Conformist,” “The Sheltering Sky” and “Little Buddha.”

Screenwriter William Goldman died
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In Memoriam: Movie, TV and Music Stars We Lost in 2018

  • Variety
In Memoriam: Movie, TV and Music Stars We Lost in 2018
Every year, the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys must choose which notable performers and creators to memorialize in their In Memoriam segments, and the three organizations will have many talented entertainers to remember at 2019’s ceremonies.

The past year saw the loss of celebrated stars of the big screen, such “Smokey and the Bandit” star Burt Reynolds, who died Sept. 6. Reynolds, who was 82, earned an Oscar nom for “Boogie Nights” and also appeared on television in “Evening Shade.”

Among the other notable movie performers lost this year were “Superman” and “Smallville” actress Margot Kidder, who died May 13; “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” star Sondra Locke, who was also a film director and died Nov. 3; and Susan Anspach, who starred in “Five Easy Pieces” and “Blume in Love” and died April 2.

Several stars known for their work in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s passed away in 2018, including Dorothy Malone, who starred
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The Demonologist Trailer Summons the Four Demon Kings of Hell

The Demonologist Trailer Summons the Four Demon Kings of Hell
Meet Damien Seryph. He is The Demonologist. And he's here to save us from the end of the world. This January, the four demon kings of Hell are being summoned forth to begin the end of days. Today, we have the first trailer and one Hell of a poster for this terrifying chiller.

A spooked detective is the only hope for the impending apocalypse in the spine-chilling The Demonologist, premiering On Demand January 1, 2019 by Uncork'd Entertainment. A detective is haunted by nightmares of his past and visions he cannot understand. When he investigates a string of brutal murders, he discovers a Cult that worships the four King Demons of Hell, who plan on bringing them forth to destroy the Earth. He must stop the Cult from starting the Apocalypse and finally come to grips with his birthright and destiny as The Demonologist.

From writer-director J.M. Stelly and starring Brian Krause,
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The Great Moonshine Film Festival

Every so often the stars align in such a way as to allow a perfectly inert and “nonproductive” weekend spent in the company of four, or five, or maybe even six movies, the sort of cine-bliss-out designed to decompress the mind and spirit after a particularly insistent week of breadwinning. Back in the salad days, when all thoughts were ostensibly devoted to expanding one’s horizons, this sort of motion picture marathon was known as a typical college weekend. But similar opportunities come far less frequently 40 years later, and when they do, they’re usually accompanied by at least four or five loads of laundry demanding to be sorted and folded. Thanks to the largely unplumbed depths of my DVR queue, I stumbled into one such marathon last Friday night, and it was a doozy, an entirely unplanned, thematically linked four-picture blast that would have been a honest-to-God B-movie treasure
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Celebrity Deaths 2018: ‘In Memoriam’ gallery celebrates 25, including Stan Lee, Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin

Celebrity Deaths 2018: ‘In Memoriam’ gallery celebrates 25, including Stan Lee, Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin
With just six weeks left for 2018, Gold Derby celebrates over 40 celebrities and entertainers who died in the past 12 months. Tour our photo gallery above as we feature tributes to 25 losses from this year so far.

Stan Lee, co-creator of many iconic superheroes, died on November 12 at age 95. For Marvel Comics and later many films and TV programs, his characters included Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and the Avengers.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died on October 15 at age 65. He and Bill Gates helped start the microcomputer revolution in the mid-1970s by creating the world’s largest PC software company.

Burt Reynolds died on September 6 at age 82 in Florida. He was an Oscar nominee for “Boogie Nights” and an Emmy winner for “Evening Shade.” He was one of the top box office stars of the 1970s with movies such as “Deliverance,” “Smokey and the Bandit,” “The Longest Yard,
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Midland on Covering Jerry Reed’s ‘East Bound and Down’ at Cma Awards

Midland on Covering Jerry Reed’s ‘East Bound and Down’ at Cma Awards
Since releasing their debut album On the Rocks in 2017, Midland have made their home on the road, supporting the LP on tours with Little Big Town and Thomas Rhett and with their own headlining sets. The latter gigs are typically raucous affairs, with the band playing the majority of On the Rocks and firing off a string of on-the-nose cover songs — like Jerry Reed’s Smokey and the Bandit trucker anthem “East Bound and Down,” which Midland performed Wednesday night on the 52nd annual Cma Awards.

Billed as a tribute to the late Burt Reynolds,
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Sally Field movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Norma Rae,’ ‘Steel Magnolias,’ ‘Places in the Heart’

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Sally Field movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Norma Rae,’ ‘Steel Magnolias,’ ‘Places in the Heart’
As she said when she collected her second Oscar for Best Actress, Sally Field hasn’t had an orthodox career. Plucked out of a drama class when she was barely out of high school Field was cast as the perky surfer girl Gidget for one season on TV. She then did three seasons in the preposterous series “The Flying Nun.” Not exactly the kind of work that would portend a serious new actress had arrived. In fact at the age of 24, Field found herself to be somewhat of an industry joke.

While many sitcom stars who fell into obscurity, Field managed to turn her career around. She began working with famed acting teacher Lee Strasberg and slowly things started to change for her. She found work in a series of well regarded TV movies and won an Emmy for the miniseries “Sybil” about a child abuse victim that developed 16 different
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Burt Reynolds

Chicago – The Bandit. Gator. The Man Who Loved Women. Jack Horner. Burt Reynolds played all these roles, in a roller coaster career that encompassed three eras of film and television. Reynolds died last month at age 82, taking with him a different breed of movie star, one that stole a scene with a self assured wink, mischievous smile and high pitched laugh.

Burt’s on-screen career began in 1958, and he had the distinction of being a regular on a hit TV show (“Gunsmoke”) in the 1960s, a movie star in the 1970s (“Smokey and the Bandit”) and ‘80s, and then back to TV (winning an Emmy for “Evening Shade), before getting his only Oscar nomination for “Boogie Nights.” His later career was notable for essentially being Burt Reynolds, as his second generation fans went on to produce shows like “Archer,” where Burt voices himself as Burt, and despite being named a
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Burt Reynolds Honored at New York Car Show with '100-Trans Am Salute'

  • TMZ
Burt Reynolds Honored at New York Car Show with '100-Trans Am Salute'
Burt Reynolds fans and car enthusiasts alike paid their respects to the late '"Smokey and the Bandit" star ... by rolling up in the classic ride he made famous. Thousands of people attended Long Island's Motor Mania car show Saturday at Eisenhower Park, which featured a ceremonial parade of 100 Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams to honor Reynolds and his iconic 1977 film. It's called the "100-Trans Am Salute." Several of the drivers also paid homage to Burt
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Burt Reynolds Tribute This Weekend at The Skyview Drive-In – Smokey And The Bandit and The Longest Yard

Burt is gone, but his movies live on! This weekend, the Skyview Drive-In in downtown Belleville, Il, will pay tribute to the late superstar Burt Reynolds with a double feature of two of his best films!

At 8pm is Smokey And The Bandit

Ever wonder what the second highest grossing film of 1977 was, after Star Wars?Redneck bad boys were all the rage in ’77. Cars were still made in Michigan and Cb radios were the hot technology with phrases like “10-4 good buddy” familiar expressions and Smokey And The Bandit captured that side of American culture as well as any film.The plot of Smokey And The Bandit was merely an excuse for the many car chases and gags that comprised the thin story, which is about Bandit (Burt Reynolds) and his buddy Cledus (aka: “Snowman”. – Jerry Reed) attempting to win a bet. They have to drive from Georgia to Arkansas,
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Burt Reynolds' Movie Car Collection Headed to Auction in Las Vegas Following His Memorial

  • PEOPLE.com
Burt Reynolds' Movie Car Collection Headed to Auction in Las Vegas Following His Memorial
Fans of Burt Reynolds have the chance to own a piece of movie history with the late actor’s incredible car collection heading to the famed Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas later this month.

The actor, who died earlier this month at the age of 82, left behind some iconic film memorabilia in the form of replicas of the cars he drove during some of his most famous films.

While the studios kept the originals — or they did not make it out in one piece after shooting — the actor told Barrett-Jackson Auction’s website, prior to his death, that he had
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Burt Reynolds Will Reportedly Be Buried At Sea: 'The Family Have Talked About Scattering His Ashes'

Late actor Burt Reynolds was remembered by family and close friends today with an emotional funeral service in West Palm Beach, Fl. And, according to a new report, the star — who died at age 82 on Sept. 6 — will be buried at sea following his funeral. "It’s been a very sad week, the funeral service is a small, private, affair and then the family have talked about scattering his ashes in the sea," Burt's high school sweetheart Ann Scurry, 82, told Radar Online on Monday, Sept. 19. Burt's funeral on Sept. 19. (Photo Credit: Ami/Mega) Scurry also told the outlet that she Burt kept in touch over the years and the duo remained so close that she was one of the last people to speak to him before his death. "[Burt] was lonely, he used to call me all the time and at all hours of the night. One night he called me every half hour,
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Burt Reynolds' Car Collection Could Fetch $1M at Vegas Auction

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Burt Reynolds' Car Collection Could Fetch $1M at Vegas Auction
Die-hard Burt Reynolds fans down for a beer run to Texarkana and back in 28 hours can now do it with one of Burt's personal cars ... but it's gonna cost 'em a pretty penny. The late actor's car collection is set to hit the auction block on Sept. 29 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Burt's personally-owned cars (titled and registered to Burt) are spectacular -- the 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is a recreation of the
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Sally Field Bares All in New Memoir: From Burt Reynolds' Controlling Ways to Binge Eating

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Sally Field Bares All in New Memoir: From Burt Reynolds' Controlling Ways to Binge Eating
Sally Field’s new memoir is revealing a whole new side of the actress — including her relationship with one of the most famous men in Hollywood.

Field, 71, opens up about various heartbreaking and intensely personal moments of her life in her new book In Pieces. In it, she touches on her childhood sexual abuse, her eating disorder to her tenuous relationship with Burt Reynolds.

Here are six surprising revelations from Fields’ memoir, which is now available for purchase.

She was sexually and emotionally abused by her stepfather, actor and stuntman Jock Mahoney.

Field’s mother, Margaret, filed for divorce from her father,
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Sally Field Reveals She Was 'Flattered' When Burt Reynolds Recently Told The World He Still Loved Her

Though it's been years since they were a couple, Burt Reynolds admitted before his death that he was still in love with his former co-star and girlfriend Sally Field. And now, the actress is opening up about how she felt about Burt's bold public claim. "I was always flattered when he said that," the 71-year-old said in a new interview with Diane Sawyer. "But he was a complicated man. We'd known each other about three days, four days [when we filmed Smokey and the Bandit]. It was instantaneous and four days felt like four years. You can see it in our faces. We were sort of, you know, deeply entangled." Sally added, "The nature of it wasn't just, 'Oh this is a love affair.' There was some ingredient between us having to do with my care-taking and him needing to be taken care of." When Burt was asked during a recent interview
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Emmys 2018: In Memoriam remembers Anthony Bourdain, Burt Reynolds but who was left out?

Emmys 2018: In Memoriam remembers Anthony Bourdain, Burt Reynolds but who was left out?
The special “In Memoriam” segment on the 2018 Emmy Awards ceremony was tearful as beloved television legends Steven Bochco, Anthony Bourdain, Robert Guillaume, Monty Hall, John Mahoney, Jim Nabors, Charlotte Rae, Burt Reynolds, Neil Simon and Craig Zadan were part of the annual tribute.

SEEEmmy winners 2018: Full list of winners and nominees at the 70th Emmy Awards

But who was missing from the memoriam this time? Some of those surprising omissions included:

Marty Allen (actor/comedian)

Peter Baldwin (director)

Brent Briscoe (actor)

Dushon Monique Brown (actor)

Frank Buxton (writer/director)

Joseph Campanella (actor)

Olivia Cole (actor)

Vic Damone (actor/singer)

Bradford Dillman (actor)

Roy Dotrice (actor)

John Dunsworth (actor)

Harlan Ellison (writer)

Nanette Fabray (actor)

Dominic Frontiere (composer)

Michael Gershman (cinematographer)

Billy Graham (host)

Vanessa Greene (producer)

Doug Grindstaff (sound editor)

John Hillerman (actor)

Rance Howard (actor)

Tab Hunter (actor)

Earle Hyman (actor)

Anne Jeffreys (actor)

Margot Kidder (actor)

Louise Latham
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Sally Field Was 'Flattered' Burt Reynolds Called Her the 'Love of My Life': He Was 'Complicated'

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Sally Field Was 'Flattered' Burt Reynolds Called Her the 'Love of My Life': He Was 'Complicated'
Sally Field is opening up about her turbulent relationship with film icon Burt Reynolds leading up to the release of her memoir.

A part of Field’s sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer aired on Monday’s Good Morning America in which the actress revealed what her time with Reynolds — who died earlier this month at the age of 82 — was like.

“We had known each other about three days, four days at that point [during the filming of Smokey and the Bandit]. It was instantaneous, and four days felt like four years,” Field, 71, said.

“You can see it in our faces. We were sort of,
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Emmys 2018: In Memoriam to honor Burt Reynolds, Anthony Bourdain, Jim Nabors and over 50 more TV legends

Emmys 2018: In Memoriam to honor Burt Reynolds, Anthony Bourdain, Jim Nabors and over 50 more TV legends
The special “In Memoriam” segment on the 2018 Emmy Awards ceremony will be especially tearful this year. Beloved television legends Steven Bochco, Anthony Bourdain, Robert Guillaume, Monty Hall, John Mahoney, Jim Nabors, Charlotte Rae, Burt Reynolds, Neil Simon and Craig Zadan will certainly be just a few people honored with in a musical tribute.

Let’s take a look back at these TV icons as well as over 50 others who have died since mid-September last year. Many will be included in the memoriam for the live Emmys ceremony hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost for NBC on September 17.

SEECelebrity Deaths 2018: In Memoriam Gallery

Bochco died on April 1 at age 74. The 10-time Emmy winner was the creator of such TV classics as “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “NYPD Blue” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.” He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1996.

Bourdain died in France on June
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Retired Broadcaster Dies During Live Indian TV Interview

  • The Wrap
Rita Jitendra, who was described by the Indian Telegraph as a “broadcasting legend,” died earlier this week during a live morning show TV interview. The academic, writer, author and artist was 81.

“She was telling us a few interesting things about her life and was looking absolutely normal,” the anchor of the show, Zahid Mukhtar, told the Telegraph. “But suddenly she stopped talking and began having hiccups. We had to cut the interview (and switch to) a documentary to attend to her and take her to hospital.”

Jitendra was declared dead upon arrival by doctors at Srinagar’s Smhs hospital. Her cause of death was cardiac arrest and choking. An irregular heartbeat may have played a role in her passing.

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“She had a great association with television and her last words were on how she had started doing the dramas,” Mukhtar said.

Among her notable accomplishments,
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Sally Field Details Sexual Abuse By Stepfather Jock Mahoney In New Memoir: 'I Felt Helpless'

Hollywood icon Sally Field's higly-anticipated memoir, In Pieces, doesn't offcially hit bookshelves until next week but the "incredibly raw, intimate, and personal" topics the 71-year-old actress touches on in her book are already making headlines. During a new interview with The New York Times to discuss her autobiography, Sally candidly opened up about her childhood and revealed she was sexually abused by her famous stepfather, Jock Mahoney, as a teenager. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Sally recalled that she would often be called alone into Jock's bedroom when she was just 14 years old. "I knew. I felt both a child, helpless, and not a child. Powerful. This was power. And I owned it. But I wanted to be a child — and yet," the Oscar winner wrote in her book, according to the Nyt. In her autobiography, Sally also opened up about her famed Hollywood romance with Burt Reynolds, who sadly passed away on Sept.
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