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Herbert Strabel, Oscar-Winning Set Designer on 'Cabaret,' Dies at 90

Herbert Strabel, the Berlin-born art director and set designer who won an Academy Award for his work on the Liza Minnelli classic Cabaret, has died. He was 90.

Strabel died Oct. 21 in a nursing home in Holzkirchen, Germany, The Munchner Merkur newspaper reported.

Strabel also served as art director on the Germany-set 1978 suspense film Brass Target, which implied that Gen. George Patton's fatal automobile crash was not accidental.

When Ingmar Bergman was living in Germany in a tax-related exile, he hired Strabel for From the Life of...
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Herbert Strabel, Oscar-Winning Set Designer on 'Cabaret,' Dies at 90

Herbert Strabel, Oscar-Winning Set Designer on 'Cabaret,' Dies at 90
Herbert Strabel, the Berlin-born art director and set designer who won an Academy Award for his work on the Liza Minnelli classic Cabaret, has died. He was 90.

Strabel died Oct. 21 in a nursing home in Holzkirchen, Germany, The Munchner Merkur newspaper reported.

Strabel also served as art director on the Germany-set 1978 suspense film Brass Target, which implied that Gen. George Patton's fatal automobile crash was not accidental.
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Edward Herrmann, Noted Character Actor, Dead At 71

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By Lee Pfeiffer

The year 2014 has proven to be one of the cruelest in terms of depriving us of notable people in the arts. The year's morbid streak has continued  to the bitter end with the announcement of the death of noted character actor Edward Herrmann. The 71 year-old actor has passed away after a months-long battle with brain cancer. Herrmann, who was both an Emmy and Tony award winner, had worked steadily in films, TV and on stage since he first made his mark in the early 1970s. His feature film credits include "The Paper Chase", "Brass Target", "The Lost Boys", "The Great Gatsby", "The Purple Rose of Cairo", "Nixon" and "The Aviator". His TV credits include "Eleanor and Franklin", "The Practice" (for which he won an Emmy in a recurring role), "The Gilmore Girls", "The Good Wife", "How I Met Your Mother" and "M*A*S*H". For more on his life and career,
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DVD Review: "Brass Target" (1978) Starring Sophia Loren, John Cassavettes, Robert Vaughn And Patrick McGoohan

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By Lee Pfeiffer

The Warner Archive has released the 1978 military thriller Brass Target as a burn-to-order title. The film's primary asset is its impressive cast: Sophia Loren, John Cassavettes, Robert Vaughn, Patrick McGoohan, George Kennedy, Max Von Sydow, Edward Herrmann and Bruce Davison. The quasi-factual plot centers on the premise that General George S. Patton's death in a car crash in Germany in 1945 was not an accident but a murder plot designed from stopping the legendary general from finding out that a group of corrupt American military officers hijacked a train carrying $250 million in German gold reserves in the immediate aftermath of the end of the war. The movie opens with a cleverly staged sequence in which the train is disabled inside a mountain tunnel and deadly gas is used to kill the guards. Patton personally conducts the investigation into the murderous act, making those responsible more than a bit nervous.
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