American actor and voice actor Kevin Conroy has left us at the age of 66, on November 10th. (intestinal cancer)
Perhaps best known as the voice behind the DC Comics superhero Batman in various media, beginning on the 1990's Warner Bros. television series Batman: The Animated Series. He played Lysander in a TV version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream 1982 and Bart Fallmont on Dynasty 1985 - 1986.
Greek-born American actor John Aniston has left us at the age of 89, on November 11.
Perhaps most famous for playing Victor Kiriakis on the NBC daytime drama series Days of Our Lives, which he originated in July 1985 and played continually for 37 years until his death in 2022. The role earned him a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2017 and he received a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022. He was the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.
French-born American actor Robert Clary has left us at the age of 96, on November 16th.
Perhaps best known for his role in the television sitcom Hogan's Heroes as Corporal Louis LeBeau 1965 to 1971. He also had recurring roles in the soap operas Days of Our Lives 1972 to 1987, and The Bold and the Beautiful 1990 to 1992. Earlier in is career he acted in Ten Tall Men 1951 and as Aladdin in Thief of Damascus 1952. Born in France, he early suffered the pangs of war, being interned in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. After WWII he became a singing star in France, and in 1949 came to the United States to promote his career.
Malta-born British film, stage and television actress Veronica Hurst has left us at the age of 91. on November 15th.
She made her film debut as Joan Webb in Laughter in Paradise 1951 with director Mario Zampi describing her as "one of the greatest potential screen stars I have ever seen". The film featured Alastair Sim, Fay Compton and Guy Middleton. She was then contracted to the Associated British Picture Corporation for seven years. In 1952 she appeared in the critically acclaimed Battle of Britain film Angels One Five, directed by George More O'Ferrall and starring alongside Jack Hawkins and John Gregson. Other movies include The Maze 1953, The Royal African Rifles 1953, Don't Blame the Stork 1954, The Gilded Cage 1955, Peeping Tom 1960 and Licence to Kill 1965. In the 1970's she acted in the British daytime soap opera General Hospital between 1973 and 1975.
American actress and musician Nicki Aycox has left us at the age of 47, on November 16th. (leukemia)
Perhaps best known for her roles in Supernatural 2006 - 2008, Jeepers Creepers 2 2003, Perfect Stranger 2007 and The X-Files: I Want to Believe 2008. She released her debut EP, "Red Velvet Room", in 2015.
Mickey Kuhn, who was I believe the last surviving actor from Gone with the Wind (he played Ashley and Melanie’s son Beau) has died aged 90. He appeared in quite a few other movies, including Red River and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Austin Stoker, Star of ‘Assault on Precinct 13’ and ‘Sheba, Baby,’ Dies at 92
Austin Stoker, a veteran actor who most notably starred in John Carpenter’s sophomore feature “Assault on Precinct 13” and co-starred with Pam Grier in the 1975 blaxploitation feature “Sheba, Baby,” died Friday of renal failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 92. Details regarding Stoker’s death were shared by his wife of 43 years, Robin Stoker, on her personal Facebook Monday evening. Robin called Austin “the love of my life” in her tribute. In another tribute, actor and director Bill Duke hailed Stoker as “one of Hollywood’s unsung actors” and shared his blessings to his family.
In the landmark independent thriller “Assault on Precinct 13,” Stoker starred as Lt. Ethan Bishop, a Black cop who must lead a group of criminals, civilians and office workers as a police station is besieged by a relentless army of street gang members. The lead role furthered Stoker’s acting career at the time and cinched his reputation as a cult film figure. In addition to “Precinct 13,” Stoker also played a key role in 1973’s “Battle for the Planet of the Apes,” in which he played Macdonald, the right hand human to Roddy McDowall’s primate leader Caesar. In 1975, he played Brick Williams, the love interest to Pam Grier’s P.I., in director William Girdler’s “Sheba, Baby.” Stoker also played prominent film roles in “The Get-Man” and “Abby,” both also helmed by Girdler, as well as “Airport ’75,” “Abby,” “Time Walker,” “Combat Cops” and “The Zebra Killer.” In 2019, he featured in Rob Zombie’s horror film “3 From Hell.” His most recent listed screen credit is the 2022 black comedy “Give Till It Hurts.” On television, Stoker played Virgil Harvey, the father to Olivia Cole‘s character Mathilda, on ABC’s landmark 1977 series “Roots.” He also appeared on “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “Lou Grant,” “Trapper John, M.D.,” “Murder She Wrote” and other programs. Stoker also earned a Drama-Logue Critics award for outstanding achievement in theatre for his performance in the production “Split Second.”
American university professor, actor, and author Clarence Gilyard Jr has left us at the age of 66, on November 28th. (long illness)
As an actor he was perhaps best known for his roles as second private investigator and right-hand man Conrad McMasters to Ben Matlock (played by Andy Griffith) on the legal drama series Matlock from 1989 to 1993, Pastor Bruce Barnes in the Left Behind movie trilogy, Cordell Walker's (played by Chuck Norris) Texas Ranger partner, James "Jimmy" Trivette, in the 1990's crime drama Walker, Texas Ranger; Theo, the terrorist computer expert in Die Hard 1988and Lieutenant (junior grade) Marcus "Sundown" Williams in Top Gun 1986.
American actor and former football player Brad William Henke has left us at the age of 56, On November 28th. (in his sleep)
He was a former National Football League and Arena Football League player. He is best known for his role as Corrections Officer Desi Piscatella on Orange Is the New Black 2016 - 2018, for which he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2016.
He acted in nearly 100 movie and television productions between 1996 and 2022.
French film, television and theatre actress and author Mylène Demongeot has left us at the age of 87, on December 1st. (peritoneal cancer)
She had a career spanning almost seven decades and more than 100 credits in French, Italian and English speaking productions. She is best known as Milady de Winter in The Three Musketeers 1961. She also has a cult following based on the Fantomas trilogy, as Hélène Gurn opposite Louis de Funès and Jean Marais: Fantômas 1964, Fantômas Unleashed 1965 and Fantômas Against Scotland Yard 1967. A "veteran of cinema" who started as one of the blond sex symbols of the 1950's and 1960's, she managed to avoid typecasting by exploring many film genres including thrillers, westerns, comedies, swashbucklers, period films and even peplum, such as Romulus and the Sabines 1961 and Gold for the Caesars 1963. She was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles for her portrayal of Abigail Williams in The Crucible 1957 which also garnered her best actress at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and was twice nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the César Awards for 36 Quai des Orfèvres 2004 and French California 2006.
She is remembered by Time News R.I.P. Mylène Demongeot
American film, stage and television supporting actor Cliff Emmich has left us at the age of 85, on November 28th. (lung cancer)
He began his film and television career in 1969, when he played an uncredited role in the film Gaily, Gaily 1969. He appeared in films such as, Payday 1973, Invasion of the Bee Girls 1973, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot 1974, Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins 1975, Aloha Bobby and Rose 1975, Bad Georgia Road 1977, Stingray 1978, Barracuda 1978, Halloween II 1981, Hellhole 1985, Return to Horror High 1987, Mouse Hunt 1997 and Inspector Gadget 1999.
Brad William Henke, Actor in ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Justified’ and Former Football Pro, Dies at 56
Brad William Henke, the former NFL player known for his role as prison guard Desi Piscatella in “Orange Is the New Black,” has died. He was 56.
The actor died on Tuesday, according to a rep, but no cause was revealed.
Henke appeared in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” as Desi Piscatella, a gay corrections officer at Litchfield Penitentiary who served as the main antagonist of Season 4 and 5. He shared a SAG Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series in 2017. He had a lead role in the series “Going to California,” which ran for one season, and also had recurring roles on “Justified,” where he played Coover Bennett, “Lost,” “October Road,” “Nikki” and “Dexter.” Born on April 10, 1966, in Columbus, Neb., Henke played college football at the University of Arizona, where he was team captain. In 1990, he played on the defensive line for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV against the San Francisco 49ers. After sustaining injuries that forced him to retire from professional football in 1994, he began a career in acting and scored guest spots on such television series as “Chicago Hope,” “Silk Stockings,” “ER,” “Michael Hayes,” “Arli$$” and “The Pretender.” He later guested on “Law & Order,” “Life on Mars,” “Trust Me,” “Party Down,” “Royal Pains,” “Criminal Minds,” “Shameless,” “Grimm,” “Bones” and “Castle.” Other TV credits include “The Bridge,” “The Stand,” “Manhunt,” “The Office” and “The Chicago Code.” On the film side, Henke appeared in “Split,” “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” “Pure Love,” “Draft Day,” “Pacific Rim,” “The Frozen Ground,” “Jobs,” “I Am Not a Hipster,” “Magic Valley,” “The Space Between,” “Choke,” “Must Love Dogs” and “The Assassination of Richard Nixon.”
American documentary filmmaker, activist, and feminist Julia Reichert has left us at the age of 76, on December 1st. (urothelial cancer)
She was a four-time Academy Award-nominated director, for Union Maids 1976, Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists 1983, The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant 2009 and American Factory 2019, which won the Oscar.