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.

John Singleton: Stars pay tribute to ‘Boyz N The Hood’ director

Stars from around the world of music, film and beyond have paid tribute to Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, who has died aged 51.

Singleton, best known for 1991’s ‘Boyz N The Hood’ “passed away peacefully” after being removed from life support in Los Angeles, his family confirmed.

The filmmaker had been in intensive care following a stroke last week.

David V. Picker who brought The Beatles to the big screen dies aged 87

Picker, who served as the head of United Artists, Paramount and Columbia for more than half a century, died at home in New York at the weekend.

The movie boss introduced the Beatles to Hollywood with the films A Hard Day’s Night and Help! and kickstarted the film career of comic Steve Martin.