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Entertainment Nicky Henson Dies: ‘Fawlty Towers’ & ‘There’s A Girl In My Soup’ Actor Was 74

17:33  16 december  2019
17:33  16 december  2019 Source:   deadline.com

Marie Fredriksson, Roxette Singer, Dies at 61

  Marie Fredriksson, Roxette Singer, Dies at 61 Marie Fredriksson, singer in the pop duo Roxette, died on Monday morning following a 17-year battle with cancer. She was 61. "Time goes by so quickly. It's not that long ago we spent days and nights in my tiny apartment in Halmstad, listening to music we loved, sharing impossible dreams," Fredriksson's partner in Roxette Per Gessle said in a statement. "And what a dream we eventually got to share! "Thank you, Marie, thanks for everything,""Time goes by so quickly. It's not that long ago we spent days and nights in my tiny apartment in Halmstad, listening to music we loved, sharing impossible dreams," Fredriksson's partner in Roxette Per Gessle said in a statement.

British actor Nicky Henson, who starred in Fawlty Towers and There’s A Girl In My Soup, has died at the age of 74.

Henson’s family said in a statement, “Nicky Henson has died after a long disagreement with cancer.”

Goldie Hawn et al. taking a selfie © Shutterstock Best known for playing Mr Johnson in The Psychiatrist episode of classic BBC comedy Fawlty Towers, he starred alongside Goldie Hawn and Peter Sellers in Roy Boulting’s 1970 rom-com There’s A Girl In My Soup.

Nicky Henson attends a photocall for 'We Still Kill The Old Way' at Ham Yard Hotel on September 29, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images) © 2014 Getty Images Nicky Henson attends a photocall for 'We Still Kill The Old Way' at Ham Yard Hotel on September 29, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images) He also appeared in a number of episodes of ITV period drama Downton Abbey as well as supporting roles in Mike Leigh’s Vera Drake and George Clooney’s Syriana and BBC soap EastEnders.

Allee Willis, ‘September’ and ‘I’ll Be There for You’ Songwriter, Dies at 72

  Allee Willis, ‘September’ and ‘I’ll Be There for You’ Songwriter, Dies at 72 Songwriter Allee Willis, famous for her work with Earth, Wind & Fire as well as the “Friends” theme and the “Color Purple” Broadway song score, died Tuesday in Los Angeles at 72. Prudence Fenton, the animator and producer who has been described as Willis’ soulmate, was said to be “in total shock” over her partner’s sudden death, which occurred at 6:05 p.m.

British actors Madeline Smith as 'Sophia' and Nicky Hanson as 'Tom Jones' on a motorcycle on the set of British comedy film 'The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones', UK, 2nd April 1975. (Photo by Derek Hudson/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) British actors Madeline Smith as 'Sophia' and Nicky Hanson as 'Tom Jones' on a motorcycle on the set of British comedy film 'The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones', UK, 2nd April 1975. (Photo by Derek Hudson/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Last year, he told PA news agency that he was first diagnosed with cancer on Christmas Day nearly 20 years ago.  “For the last 18 years, I’ve regarded myself as being in extra time, which I never expected to have, so I’m very thankful for it. I got my first cancer on Christmas day 18 years ago and didn’t think I was going to survive, after I was told I had a large tumor and would have to be operated on. To get rid of the first tumor, I had to have half my colon and a third of my stomach removed. I was fine, but a routine scan a few years later revealed I had another tumor. I was prescribed a drug, Gleevac, for six months, to reduce it to an operable size. During that time, I got my dream part as Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night at the RSC, but the physical strain of the part and the side-effects of the drug meant I had to give it up. I knew then I’d never act on stage again, which broke my heart.”

David Foster, Producer of ‘The Getaway’ and ‘The Thing,’ Dies at 90

  David Foster, Producer of ‘The Getaway’ and ‘The Thing,’ Dies at 90 Prolific movie producer David Foster, who collaborated with Steve McQueen on “The Getaway” and shepherded Robert Altman’s “McCabe and Mrs. Miller,” died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 90. Foster started in the business as a publicist representing McQueen along with Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Shirley MacLaine, Andy Williams and Sonny and Cher. He leftFoster started in the business as a publicist representing McQueen along with Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Shirley MacLaine, Andy Williams and Sonny and Cher.

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Ivan Passer, Director of ‘Cutter’s Way,’ Dies at 86 .
Ivan Passer, a leading figure of the Czech new wave who directed films including “Cutter’s Way,” died Thursday in Reno, Nevada, an associate of the family confirmed. He was 86. Passer was a close friend and collaborator of the late Czech filmmaker Milos Forman. Passer met Forman at a boarding school for delinquents or children who had lost their parents during the war (other students included Vaclav Havel and Jerzy Skolimowski). They reunited at film school in Prague, where he began collaborating on Forman’s films including “Loves of a Blonde,” “The Firemen’s Ball” and “Born to Win.” Passer’s first feature was the 1965 film “Intimate Lighting.

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