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Walter Bernstein, Blacklisted Screenwriter of ‘The Front,’ Dies at 101

Walter Bernstein, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of “The Front” who had spent years on the blacklist in Hollywood, has died. He was 101. Bernstein died on Friday night, according to former WGA West President Howard Rodman. In the 1950s, Bernstein was blacklisted from Hollywood after he was suspected to be a communist working in the... go to Article >

Cloris Leachman, Oscar-Winning Star of ‘Young Frankenstein’ and ‘Phyllis,’ Dies at 94

36 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

Cloris Leachman, the Oscar-winning actress known for “The Last Picture Show” and “Young Frankenstein” and who had an equally long career on television in shows like “Phyllis,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Facts of Life,” has died. She was... read more

Sekou Smith, NBA Writer and NBA TV Correspondent, Dies at 48

36 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

Sekou Smith, an award-winning NBA writer who also worked for NBA TV, has died, the league announced Tuesday night. He was 48. Turner Sports released a statement that read, “We are all heartbroken over Sekou’s tragic passing. His commitment to... read more

Bruce Kirby, ‘Columbo’ and ‘Crash’ Actor, Dies at 95

37 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

Bruce Kirby, the prolific character actor known for playing Sgt. George Kramer on NBC’s “Columbo” and the father of Matt Dillon’s cop in the 2005 Oscar winner “Crash,” has died at the age of 95. Kirby’s son, acting coach John Kirby, announced the... read more

Perry Botkin Jr, ‘The Young and the Restless’ Theme Song Composer, Dies at 87

40 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

Perry Botkin Jr., the Grammy-winning composer behind “The Young and the Restless” theme song, died on Monday, his publicist confirmed. He was 87. A TV and film composer whose work dominated the ’60s and ’70s, Botkin composed and arranged theme... read more

Walter Bernstein, Blacklisted Writer and Oscar Nominee for ‘The Front,’ Dies at 101

40 Days ago Other Source: Variety.com

Oscar-nominated screenwriter and producer Walter Bernstein, who survived the blacklist era by writing pseudonymous scripts for television and later wrote films including “Fail-Safe,” “The Front” and “Semi-Tough,” died on Jan. 22. He was 101.... read more

Blacklisted screenwriter Walter Bernstein of ‘The Front’ and ‘Semi-Tough,’ dead at 101

39 Days ago News Source: Feeds.nydailynews.com

Screenwriter Walter Bernstein, who penned the scripts to "The Front" and "Semi-Tough," has died at the age of 101. read more

Walter Bernstein: blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter dies at 101

39 Days ago News Source: Theguardian.com

Writer’s most acclaimed project, the 1976 film The Front, was based on his own experience of Hollywood’s anti-communist blacklist Screenwriter Walter Bernstein, among the last survivors of Hollywood’s anti-communist blacklist, whose... read more

Walter Bernstein, Celebrated Screenwriter, Is Dead at 101

39 Days ago News Source: Nytimes.com

His movies included “Fail Safe,” “Paris Blues” and, perhaps most notably, “The Front,” based on his own experience of being blacklisted. read more