Denise Nickerson: ‘Violet Beauregarde’ actress dies aged 62

Denise Nickerson, the former child actress who played Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died aged 62.

Nickerson’s family announced the news in a Facebook post that read: “She’s gone.” 

In earlier updates on social media, her family said she had pneumonia and had experienced several seizures.

Sylvia Miles, dies, 94: Actress known for ‘Midnight Cowboy’ And ‘Farewell, My Lovely’

Miles died in an ambulance in New York on the way to a hospital after complaining to a home health care worker that she wasn’t feeling well, her friend, fashion-industry publicist Mauricio Padilha, told The Associated Press. The cause is not yet clear.

Machiko Kyo, Star of ‘Rashomon’ and Other Films, Dies at 95

Machiko Kyo, an actress whose many noteworthy roles in postwar Japanese films included the female lead in Akira Kurosawa’s groundbreaking “Rashomon,” died on Sunday in a hospital in Tokyo. She was 95.

The Japanese news media reported that Toho, a studio where Ms. Kyo had worked, announced her death.