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    Not all losses are A List stars, creatives or crew, or worldwide household names to the public at large, but we just lost the following too.....

    Remembered for their own unique, often modest contribution to things we love.....




    Please feel free to highlight the passing of all those you feel deserve a mention and who might otherwise be overlooked.....






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    R.I.P. Gloria Katz


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    Oscar-nominated producer and screenwriter Gloria Katz has died. 76-year-old Katz reportedly passed away on Sunday in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a battle with ovarian cancer.

    Katz, her husband William Huyck and filmmaker George Lucas often collaborated with Katz co-writing “American Graffiti,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “Howard the Duck” and “Radioland Murders”.

    She and Huyck did an uncredited script polish on the original “Star Wars,” penning about 30% of the film’s dialogue. Their biggest contributions were adding humor and making the Princess Leia character much more assertive.

    She also co-wrote “Messiah of Evil,” “Lucky Lady,” “French Postcards,” “Best Defense” with Huyck with him helming all four of them along with “Howard the Duck”.
     
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    R.I.P. Penny Marshall


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    Iconic actress and filmmaker Penny Marshall has passed away. Marshall died from what appears to be complications from diabetes on Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home at the age of 75.

    The Bronx-born actress was a three-time Golden Globe Award nominee for her role as Laverne DeFazio in the comedy series “Laverne & Shirley” which was spun-off from “Happy Days”. She also had recurring roles in “The Odd Couple” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” along with countless guest appearances in series like “Frasier,” “Mork and Mindy,” “The Simpsons,” “Bones” and “Entourage”.

    Marshall jumped into filmmaking with 1986’s “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” which remains one of Whoopi Goldberg’s most famed films. She then made history in 1988 when she directed the Tom Hanks comedy “Big” which became the first film by a female director that grossed more than $100 million.

    Marshall continued to make notable films throughout the 1990s including “Awakenings,” “A League of Their Own,” “Army Intelligence,” “The Preacher’s Wife” and “Riding in Cars with Boys”. Marshall was in the midst of wrapping up production on the documentary “Rodman” when she passed. Marshall was also close friends with the late Carrie Fisher and godmother to her daughter Billie Lourd.
     
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    Donald Moffat: Veteran film and theatre character actor dies at 87

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    Donald Moffat, known for such films as Clear and Present Danger, The Thing and The Right Stuff, has died aged 87.

    Moffat was born in Plymouth, Devon, but made his name on the stage and screen after moving to the US in 1956.

    Two of his most famous roles were as US presidents - the real-life Lyndon B Johnson in 1983's The Right Stuff, and the fictional President Bennett in 1994's Clear and Present Danger.

    He also received two Tony nominations on Broadway, both in 1967.

    His daughter Lynn Moffat told The New York Times he died on Thursday as a result of complications after a recent stroke.

    Other family members paid tribute on social media.
     
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    William Morgan Sheppard (24 August 1932 – 6 January 2019)[1] also known as Morgan Sheppard or W. Morgan Sheppard, was a British actor and voice actor.


    Film career

    Sheppard starred in several episodes of different series of Star Trek, notably "The Schizoid Man" ........






    ..........and "Bliss". In the feature film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, his role was the warden of a Klingon gulag........





    ........ and in the 2009 reboot Star Trek, he played a member of the Vulcan High Council, but was uncredited......



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    Outside of Star Trek, he is best known for his role as Blank Reg on Max Headroom and his role as the Confederate general Isaac Trimble in the films Gettysburg and Gods and Generals.

    Sheppard appeared in two roles on the science-fiction series Babylon 5—in the episode "Soul Hunter" playing the eponymous character and also played Narn war leader G'Sten, an uncle of main character G'Kar, in "The Long Twilight Struggle". He was also a runner-up for the role of Ambassador G'Kar on the series, though the role eventually went to Andreas Katsulas.

    Sheppard was one of several Star Trek actors who voiced characters on the animated series Gargoyles—he played the father of Jonathan Frakes' character David Xanatos and the Norse god Odin.

    Sheppard and his son, Mark Sheppard, acted together in a few productions. Sheppard appeared in the television series NCIS, in the season-six episode "Broken Bird", where he played the older version of a man named Marcin Jerek, while his son played the younger version.[2] He appeared in the opening episode of series six of Doctor Who, "The Impossible Astronaut", playing the character Canton Everett Delaware III. He portrays an older version of Delaware, while his son portrays the younger version in the same episode. He and his son are among the few actors who have appeared in both the Star Trek and Doctor Who franchises.





    Video game career

    Sheppard voiced several characters in video games. He narrated the introductions and mission briefings for the first four installments of the Medal of Honor video-game series. He was cast in the 1996 adventure game Zork Nemesis, playing the live-action role of Bishop Francois Malveaux, one of the four alchemists central to the plot of the game. In 2000, he voiced the character Ignatius Cheese in the game Escape from Monkey Island. Sheppard voiced over for the character John Adams in the Wii game The Conduit. On 4 August 2010, Sheppard was announced as the voice actor for the video game Civilization V
     
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    Marmalade & Alan Parsons Project Singer Dean Ford Dead at 72




     

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