06:42 AM EDT 12/20/2014
Originally posted 09/26/2013 08:30AM
Marta Heflin, the niece of the Oscar-winning actor Van Heflin and an accomplished actress in her own right, died Sept. 18 after a lengthy illness, according to an obituary in The New York Times. She was 68.
A stage and cabaret performer with large eyes and a waifish frame that often belied her commanding presence, Heflin frequently worked with film director Robert Altman, in such movies as Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Altman and Heflin also worked on the Broadway stage version together), A Perfect Couple and A Wedding.
Originally posted 11/22/2006 12:00PM
Lindsay Lohan, who starred in the late director Robert Altman's final film, A Prairie Home Companion, says that since hearing the news of his death, "I feel as if I've just had the wind knocked out of me and my heart aches."
Originally posted 11/21/2006 11:55AM
Robert Altman, who earlier this year received an honorary Academy Award for his lifetime's work as a director, has died in Los Angeles at age 81, his Sandcastle 5 Productions Company said Tuesday.
Originally posted 07/07/2004 09:00AM
DENIED: John Kay of the rock group Steppenwolf says Paris Hilton approached him about using the band's 1968 anthem "Born to Be Wild" on her FOX TV show The Simple Life – and that he refused her idea outright. "There are certain things even a rock and roller will not stoop to, and this is one of them," Kay, 60, tells the Toronto Star. Not that Steppenwolf is anti-Hollywood. The band's songs, including "Born to Be Wild" appeared on the soundtrack of the classic 1969 road trip film Easy Rider.
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