In Memoriam: January to June 2023

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James D. Brubaker - Production Manager / Producer / Executive (March 30, 1937 – January 3, 2023)
On January 3, 2023, Brubaker passed away from complications of multiple strokes in Beverly Hills, CA. He was 85 years old.
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Earl Boen - Character Actor / Voice actor (August 8, 1941 – January 5, 2023)
"It's A Living" ABC-TV promotional still, 1981. Earl Boen as Dennis Hubner. On January 5, 2023, Boen passed away from cancer in Hawaii. He was 81 years old.
two men in tuxedos holding up their oscars for the film's best director
Mike Hill - Film Editor (b. 1949 – January 5, 2023)
Film editors Mike Hill (left) and Daniel P. Hanley (right) - winners of the Best Film Editing Oscars for their work on "Apollo 13" - pose for the press backstage at the 68th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, CA - March 25. 1996. On January 5, 2023, Hill passed away from cryptogenic organizing pneumonia at his home in Omaha, NE. He was 73 years old.
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Owen Roizman - Cinematographer (September 22, 1936 – January 6, 2023)
Cinematographer Owen Roizman on the set of "The Taking of Pelham One-Two-Three", 1974. On January 6, 2023, Roizman passed away in hospice care from undisclosed causes in Encino, CA. He was 86 years old.
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Melinda Dillon - Actress (October 13, 1939 – January 9, 2023)
"A Christmas Story" movie still, 1983. Melinda Dillon as Mrs. Parker. On January 9, 2023, Dillon's family released a statement announcing her passing in Los Angeles, CA and no other information was given. She was 83 years old.
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Carole Cook - Actress / AIDS Activist (January 14, 1924 – January 11, 2023)
"Sixteen Candles" DVD screen capture, 1984. L to R: Molly Ringwald, Carole Cook, Max Showalter. On January 11, 2023, Cook passed away from heart failure in Beverly Hills, CA. She was 98 years old.
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Gina Lollobrigida - Italian Actress / Photojournalist (July 4, 1927 – Jan 16, 2023)
"Trapeze" movie still, 1956. Gina Lollobrigida as Lola. On January 16, 2023, Lollobrigida passed away in Rome, Italy and no cause was provided. She was 95 years old.
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Edward R. Pressman - Producer (April 11, 1943 – January 17, 2023)
"Wall Street" promo still, 1987. L to R: Producer Edward R. Pressman, writer/director Oliver Stone. On January 17, 2023, Pressman passed away from respiratory failure in Los Angeles, CA. He was 79 years old.
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Donn Cambern - Film Editor (October 9, 1929 – January 18, 2023)
Donn Cambern - recipient of the American Cinema Editors Lifetime Career Achievement Award - poses for a photo at the 54th Annual ACE Eddie Awards in Beverly Hills, CA - February 15, 2004. On January 18, 2023, Cambern passed away due to complications from a fall in Burbank, CA. He was 93 years old.
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Cindy Williams - Actress / Activist (August 22, 1947 – January 25, 2023)
"American Graffiti" movie still, 1973. Cindy Williams as Laurie Henderson. On January 25, 2023, Williams passed away after a brief illness in Los Angeles, CA. She was 75 years old.
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Lisa Loring - Child model / Actress / Makeup artist / Writer (February 16, 1958 – January 28, 2023)
On January 27, 2023, Loring passed away from complications of a stroke in Burbank, CA. She was 64 years old.
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Burt Bacharach - Musician / Composer (May 12, 1928 – February 8, 2023)
Burt Bacharach - winner of the Best Original Score Oscar for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" - poses for the press backstage at the 42nd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, CA - April 7, 1970. On February 8, 2023, Bacharach passed away from natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, CA. He was 94 years old.
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Hugh Hudson - British Writer / Producer / Director (August 25, 1936 – February 10, 2023)
Director Hugh Hudson on the set of "Chariots of Fire", 1981. On February 10, 2023, Hudson passed away after a short illness in London, England. He was 86 years old.
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Oliver Wood - British Cinematographer (February 21, 1942 – February 13, 2023)
On the set of "The Bourne Ultimatum", 2007. L to R: Matt Damon, cinematographer Oliver Wood. On February 13, 2023, Wood passed away from cancer in Los Angeles, CA. He was 80 years old.
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Raquel Welch - Actress / Singer / Spokesperson (September 5, 1940 – February 15, 2023)
"One Million Years, B.C." promo still, 1966. Raquel Welch as Loana. On February 15, 2023, Welch went into cardiac arrest and passed away in Los Angeles, CA. She was 82 years old.
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Gerald Fried - Film / Television composer (February 13, 1928 – February 17, 2023)
On February 17, 2023, Fried passed away from pneumonia in Bridgeport, CT. He was 95 years old.
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Stella Stevens - Model / Actress / Producer / Director (October 1, 1938 – February 17, 2023)
"The Nutty Professor" promo still, 1963. Stella Stevens as Stella Purdy. On February 17, 2023, Stevens passed away from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Los Angeles, CA. She was 84 years old.
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Richard Belzer - Comedian / Actor / Author (August 4, 1944 – February 19, 2023)
"Law & Order: SVU" NBC-TV season 15 promotional still, 2013. Richard Belzer as NYC Senior Detective John Munch. On February 19, 2023, Belzer passed away from complications of unspecified circulatory and respiratory conditions at his home in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France. According to comedy writer Bill Scheft, Belzer's final words were "F--k you, motherf---er!". He was 78 years old.
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Walter Mirisch - Producer (November 8, 1921 – February 24, 2023)
On February 24, 2023, Mirisch passed away from natural causes in Los Angeles, CA. He was 101 years old.
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Ricou Browning - Stuntman / Actor / Director (February 16, 1930 – February 27, 2023)
Ricou Browning on the set of "Creature from the Black Lagoon", 1953. On February 27, 2023, Browning passed away from natural causes at his home in Southwest Ranches, FL. He was 93 years old.
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Burny Mattinson - Disney Animator (May 13, 1935 – February 27, 2023)
Animator Burny Mattinson at his animation desk, circa early 1980s. On February 27, 2023, Mattinson passed away after a short illness in Canoga Park, CA. He was 87 years old.
On February 18, 2023, Sizemore suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm which caused a stroke and was hospitalized in Burbank, CA. He passed away on March 3, 2023 due to complications from both. He was 61 years old.
Tom Sizemore - Actor (November 29, 1961 – March 3, 2023)
On February 18, 2023, Sizemore suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm which caused a stroke and was hospitalized in Burbank, CA. He passed away on March 3, 2023 due to complications from both. He was 61 years old.
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Bert I. Gordon - Producer / Director / Visual Effects / Screenwriter (Sept 24, 1922 – March 8, 2023)
On the set of "The Magic Sword", 1962. L to R: Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, producer/director Bert I. Gordon. On March 8, 2023, Gordon passed away from complications from a fall at his home in Los Angeles, CA. He was 100 years old.
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Topol - Israeli Actor / Singer / Illustrator (September 9, 1935 – March 8, 2023)
"Fiddler on the Roof" movie still, 1971. Topol as Tevye the Milkman. On March 8, 2023, Topol passed away from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Tel Aviv, Israel. He was 87 years old.
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Robert Blake - Actor (September 18, 1933 – March 9, 2023)
Robert Blake smokes a cigarette after leaving the Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys, CA - February 3, 2004. He is charged with shooting his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, 44, to death as she sat in a car outside a restaurant where the two had just had dinner in 2001. On March 9, 2023, Blake passed away from heart disease in Los Angeles, CA. He was 89 years old.
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Lance Reddick - Musician / Actor / Voice Actor (June 7, 1962 – March 17, 2023)
"John Wick: Chapter Four" movie still, 2023. L to R: Lance Reddick, Ian McShane. On March 17, 2023, Reddick was found dead at his home in Los Angeles, CA. It was later determined he passed away from heart disease. He was 60 years old.
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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Japanese musician / Actor / Film composer (January 17, 1952 – March 28, 2023)
"Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" promo still, 1983. L to R: David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto. On March 28, 2023, Sakamoto passed away from rectal cancer at an undisclosed location in Japan. He was 71 years old.
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David Finfer - Talent Agent / Film Editor (June 7, 1942 – April 3, 2023)
On April 2, 2023, Finfer passed away from a heart attack in Los Angeles, CA. He was 80 years old.
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Bill Butler - Engineer / Cinematographer (April 7, 1921 – April 5, 2023)
On the set of "Jaws", 1975. L to R: Director Steven Spielberg, camera operator Michael Chapman, cinematographer Bill Butler. On April 5, 2023, Butler passed away from undisclosed causes in Los Angeles, CA. He was three days shy of his 102nd birthday.
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Norman Reynolds - British production designer (March 26, 1934 – April 6, 2023)
Norman Reynolds (left) and Leslie Dilley (right) - winners of the Oscar for Best Art Direction for their work on "Raiders of the Lost Ark" - pose for the press backstage at the 54th Annual Academy Award in Los Angeles, CA - March 29, 1982. On April 6, 2023, Reynolds passed away in England at the age of 89. No other details were given.