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Emmys 2019: In Memoriam to honor Doris Day, Tim Conway, Valerie Harper and which other TV legends?

Emmys 2019: In Memoriam to honor Doris Day, Tim Conway, Valerie Harper and which other TV legends?
The special “In Memoriam” segment on the 2019 Emmy Awards ceremony will be especially tearful this year. Beloved television legends Tim Conway, Doris Day, Bob Einstein, Valerie Harper, Katherine Helmond, Peggy Lipton, Penny Marshall, Luke Perry, John Singleton and Rip Torn will certainly be just a few people honored with in a musical tribute performed by pop star Halsey.

Let’s take a look back at these TV icons as well as over 60 others who have died since mid-September last year. Many will be included in the memoriam for the live Emmys ceremony for Fox on September 22.

SEECelebrity Deaths 2019: In Memoriam Gallery

Tim Conway died on May 14 at age 85. The comedy legend won six Emmy Awards during his lengthy career, including four for “The Carol Burnett Show,” one for “Coach” and one for “30 Rock.” He was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 2002.

Legendary singer and actress
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“More Brains!” Return Of The Living Dead Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

“Send more cops!”

Return Of The Living Dead screens this Friday and Saturday nights (July 5th and 6th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series. A Facebook invite for the screening can be found Here

Return Of The Living Dead (1984) was a spin-off of the Living Dead series that resulted from the sharing of copyright between George Romero and Night Fo The Living Dead co-writer John Russo. While Romero went to continue the narrative with Dawn Of The Dead and Day Of The Dead, both bleak social satire/horrors, Russo undertook a humorous and far more chaotic reprise of the original story. Russo wisely teamed with writer/director Dan O’ Bannon (a St. Louis native!), who pulled out all the stops for one gut-buster of an entertaining horror film. From a strip tease in a graveyard by Scream Queen Linnea Quigley to
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Oscars 2019 In Memoriam: Which people made the cut and who was left out?

Oscars 2019 In Memoriam: Which people made the cut and who was left out?
For Sunday’s Oscars 2019 ceremony, producers had a difficult decision of which film industry people would make the cut and who would be left out of the “In Memoriam.” For the segment, Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic performed music by Oscar winner John Williams.

Over 100 Academy members or film industry veterans died in the past 12 months. Visit our own Gold Derby memoriam galleries for the year of 2018 and the newly-started gallery for 2019.

SEEDirector Stanley Donen, dead at 94, was light on his feet and a movie musical heavyweight

Stanley Donen would have certainly been included, but he died on the weekend after the segment had been finalized (look for him on the 2020 show). Here is list of some of the people included in the Memoriam tribute for the ceremony (Academy members are indicated with ** by their names):

Susan Anspach (actor)

Bernardo Bertolucci (director)

Yvonne Blake (costume designer)**

Paul Bloch
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In Memoriam segment for Sunday’s Oscars to feature Penny Marshall, Stan Lee, Burt Reynolds and many others

In Memoriam segment for Sunday’s Oscars to feature Penny Marshall, Stan Lee, Burt Reynolds and many others
While Academy Awards producers have strived for a much shorter ceremony this year, the annual “In Memoriam” segment will definitely remain. In fact this moment on Sunday’s 2019 event should be extra classy since Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic will be performing as part of the tribute.

Over 100 Academy members or film industry veterans died in the past 12 months. But which ones will be featured in the short segment? There are generally outcries each year from family members upset about people being left out. Visit our own Gold Derby memoriam galleries for the year of 2018 and the newly-started gallery for 2019.

Virtually certain to be part of the montage are Oscar-winning directors Bernardo Bertolucci and Milos Forman, Oscar-nominated actors Carol Channing, Albert Finney and Burt Reynolds, director and actress Penny Marshall, executive producer and entertainment icon Stan Lee and many more.

SEEDana Carvey, Mike Myers, Queen Latifah, Barbra Streisand
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SAG Awards In Memoriam: Which famous actors and actresses were left out of the segment?

One of the saddest and most important segments of the SAG Awards each year is the In Memoriam segment. For the 2019 event, it turns out to be even sadder for family members of certain long-time members of the Screen Actors Guild. Which actors and actresses were not even featured in this portion of the program on Sunday night? Check out this list below:

Marty Allen (actor)

Charles Aznavour (actor)

Kaye Ballard (actor)

Dushon Monique Brown (actor)

Joseph Campanella (actor)

Roy Clark (actor/singer)

Vic Damone (actor/singer)

Daryl Dragon (host/musician)

Louise Latham (actor)

Robin Leach (host)

Stan Lee (executive/host)

Katherine MacGregor (actor)

Robert Mandan (actor)

Peggy McKay (actor)

Tim O’Connor (actor)

Roger Perry (actor)

Douglas Rain (actor)

Ken Swofford (actor)

Clint Walker (actor)

Nancy Wilson (actor/singer)

Louis Zorich (actor)

SEE2019 SAG Awards: Full winners list in the 6 film and 9 TV categories

For the ceremony hosted by
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SAG Awards 2019: In Memoriam segment will honor Penny Marshall, Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin and which 50 others?

SAG Awards 2019: In Memoriam segment will honor Penny Marshall, Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin and which 50 others?
Sunday’s telecast of the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards will feature a special In Memoriam segment devoted to many of the actors and actresses who have died since last year’s ceremony in late January. Sure to be among those saluted include actress and director Penny Marshall, Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Burt Reynolds and Grammy winner Aretha Franklin. Visit our own Gold Derby memoriam galleries for the year of 2018 and the newly-started gallery for 2019.

The 25th annual ceremony will be hosted by past winner Megan Mullally (“Will and Grace”) for TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27, at 8:00 p.m. Et; 5:00 p.m. Pt. Tom Hanks will be presenting the SAG life achievement award to Alan Alda.

SEE2019 SAG Awards nominations: Full list of Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees

Over 100 people in SAG/AFTRA have passed away in the past 12 months. Which of the following 50 names will also
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R.I.P. James Karen: Poltergiest & Return Of The Living Dead Star Passes Away at 94

He removed the headstones but not the bodies leading to an epic suburban haunting as Mr. Teague in Poltergeist. As Frank in Return of the Living Dead, he gave “Tarman’s” canister a fateful slap, releasing a toxic gas that brought the dead back to life. Tonight, we’re sadly getting word that veteran actor James Karen […]

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James Karen, ‘Poltergeist’ and ‘Return of the Living Dead’ Actor, Dies at 94

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James Karen, ‘Poltergeist’ and ‘Return of the Living Dead’ Actor, Dies at 94
James Karen, character actor with hundreds of roles who was best known for “Poltergeist” and “Night of the Living Dead,” died Tuesday in Los Angeles, his friend Leonard Maltin confirmed. He was 94.

Born Jacob Karnovsky in 1923, the actor later changed his last name to Karen after setting out to pursue a career in New York in the 1940s as a professional actor. Under his new name, he would go on to garner appearances spanning both film and television for more than 70 years.

Of his many roles, Karen is perhaps best known for his rendition of the “Poltergeist” character Mr. Teague, a real estate developer who builds a suburban housing community on top of a cemetery filled with angry spirits. Karen also starred in the horror classic “Return of the Living Dead,” playing an unassuming medical warehouse manager who manages to release an experimental gas that brings the dead back to life.
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James Karen, Poltergeist and Return of the Living Dead Actor, Dies at 94

James Karen, Poltergeist and Return of the Living Dead Actor, Dies at 94
Prolific actor James Karen has passed away, He was 94-years old. Karen, who is probably best-known for his work in Poltergeist, Return of the Living Dead, Invaders from Mars, China Syndrome, and Wall Street, to name a few, has 204 acting credits on IMDb. The actor used to say that nobody knew his name, but everybody knew his face because he "did so much damn work." He may be known to many as "that guy," but Karen left a huge mark on the entertainment world in his lengthy career.

James Karen was born Jacob Karnofsky in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and was the son of Russian-born Jewish immigrants. After a stint in the United States Air Force during World War II, U.S. Congressman Daniel J. Flood convinced Karen to get into acting, which resulted in him studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York. Karen was first recognized for
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James Karen Dies: ‘Poltergeist’ Actor Was 94

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James Karen Dies: ‘Poltergeist’ Actor Was 94
James Karen, who is best known for his roles in Poltergeist and The Return of the Living Dead, died October 23 at his home in Los Angeles. His wife Alba confirmed the news. He was 94.

Born in Wikes-Barre, Pennsylvania to Russian immigrant parents, Karen served in the Air Force during World War II and then went on to attend the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York. in addition to his popular roles in film, he appeared on television and the stage. He got his break when he was the understudy for Karl Malden in the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire. He also appeared in productions of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Cactus Flower.

From there, he appeared on As the World Turns as well as All My Children and Eight is Enough. He starred in the 1979 miniseries Blind Ambition and then made appearances
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James Karen, ‘Poltergeist’ and ‘Return of the Living Dead’ Actor, Dies at 94

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James Karen, ‘Poltergeist’ and ‘Return of the Living Dead’ Actor, Dies at 94
James Karen, who starred in over 200 films and TV shows including “Poltergeist,” died Tuesday at the age of 94.

Karen is best known as Mr. Teague, the infamous real estate developer who built a suburb community over a graveyard, angering the spirits who laid there. In the film’s horrific climax, Steven Freeling, played by Craig T. Nelson, grabs Teague and hysterically yells, “You only moved the headstones!”

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Karen also starred in the cult film “Return of the Living Dead,” where he played the manager of a medical warehouse who accidentally releases a gas that raises the dead in a nearby graveyard. He also had roles in films like “All The President’s Men,” “Mulholland Drive,” and “The Pursuit of Happyness,” among many others.

On the TV side, Karen regularly appeared on the soap opera “As The World Turns” and got another role
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James Karen Dead at 94

Poltergeist actor James Karen passed away at his home on October 23. He was 94.

In his Hollywood career, Karen earned more than 200 credits, ranging movies and TV shows across various genres and was an original cast member of All My Children.

In Poltergeist, a family moves into a newly-constructed townhouse community, which was developed by Karen's Mr. Teague, only for a series of bizarre occurrences to begin unfolding. When the family's patriarch confronts Teague, he discovers that the developer had relocated a cemetery to make room for the houses, though he opted to save money by moving only the headstones and leaving the corpses underneath the homes.

Karen might have had minimal on-screen time in the film but his role and the confrontation his character has with Craig T. Nelson's Steve Freeling are some of the film's most memorable components.

Karen returned to the horror world for 1985's Return of
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James Karen Has Passed Away

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Whether you know him as Mr. Teague from Poltergeist, Frank from The Return of the Living Dead, or even Nathan Lassiter from Little House: The Last Farewell, James Karen was as versatile, prolific, and talented an actor as they come, and we're sad to share the news that he has passed away at the age of 94.

Multiple sources have shared the sad news of James' passing, including The Hollywood Reporter, who mention that his wife, Alba, confirmed the news that James passed away at his house in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 23rd.

With over 200 credits on IMDb in an acting career that spanned eight decades, James was a frequent presence on both the big and small screens for an entire lifetime. While he worked in many genres throughout his career, James held a special place in horror lovers' hearts for his memorable roles in a variety of films and TV series,
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James Karen, Actor in 'Poltergeist' and So Much More, Dies at 94

James Karen, Actor in 'Poltergeist' and So Much More, Dies at 94
James Karen, the instantly recognizable character actor who moved the cemetery's headstones — but not the bodies — as the developer Mr. Teague in the modern horror classic Poltergeist, has died. He was 94.

The incredibly prolific Karen, who also was noteworthy in such films as The China Syndrome (1979) and The Return of the Living Dead (1985) and on the finale of NBC's Little House on the Prairie — he's the dastardly reason the town of Walnut Grove was blown up — died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, his wife, Alba, said.

Karen, who usually portrayed authority figures, good ...
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Blu-ray Review: Return Of The Living Dead Part II, the Sequel No One Wanted

Return of the Living Dead Part II has been recently released from Scream Factory. Yes, it's full of zombies, gags, gore, kids, a few stars (James Karen and Thom Matthews in totally unrelated roles) from the original film, and a young Dana Ashbrook (Bobby! from Twin Peaks). But is it good? No. No, it's not, and I'm not sure that was ever in the film's destiny. Dan O'Bannon's 1985 punk rock opus Return of the Living Dead isn't a costume, it's A Way Of Life! Return of the Living Dead Part II ... is a costume that itches and fits poorly, like those old plastic Halloween masks that obscured your vision while also poking the delicate skin around your eyes. Yes, the original film was so good, it spawned an inbred...

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Contest: Win The Unborn (1991) on Blu-ray

Directed by Rodman Flender, 1991's The Unborn has been reborn on Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers!

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Unborn (1991).

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Unborn Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on August 22nd. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per entry method,
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Return Of The Living Dead Part II Blu-ray Clips, Original TV Spot, and Trailer

Why isn't 245 Trioxin being contained and disposed of better?! Sheesh. In Return of the Living Dead Part II, the fumes from barrels of the highly toxic gas have taken over a housing development and the zombies are back for more flesh, brains, ambulances, and everything in between! In case you missed this sequel, check out two Blu-ray clips, a TV spot, and the official trailer courtesy of Scream Factory.

Return of the Living Dead Part II Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "The zombies have returned! The horror begins again as mysterious barrels bounce off an Army transport as it passes through a new housing development and land near an abandoned cemetery. Mischievous neighborhood boys discover the barrels and open them, unaware of the evil contained within. A deadly green vapor escapes and turns the living into flesh-eating zombies and causes the dead to rise from their graves. As these hideous living dead
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Contest: Win Return Of The Living Dead Part II Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

Ever since Scream Factory released The Return of the Living Dead on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray back in 2016, many fans of the beloved zombie franchise have requested the same high-def treatment for the film's first sequel, and with Return of the Living Dead Part II coming out on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray on August 14th, we've been provided with three high-def copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers eager for more Trioxin-fueled zombie mayhem.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Return of the Living Dead Part II.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.
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Class of 88: Return Of The Living Dead Part II: The R-Rated Zombie Movie Made Just for Kids

The Return of the Living Dead is one of the greatest zombie movies ever made, perfectly blending horror, comedy, and a punk soundtrack with zombies that didn’t follow the Romero rules and forever convinced the masses that zombies need to eat “brains!!!” The original 1985 movie was a box office success as well, making over $14 million during its Us theatrical run on a $4 million dollar budget. Being that the ’80s really kicked off the age of horror sequels, it’s no surprise that a sequel to The Return of the Living Dead was greenlit, and while it failed to capture the magic that made the first movie so special, don’t tell that to my younger self in the late ’80s…

Like many ’80s monster kids, my VHS picks were based on cover art at the mom-and-pop video store. Horror art was always fighting for my attention, with the colorful
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Full Release Details for Scream Factory’s The Unborn (1991) Blu-ray

This August, "having a baby can be a scream" with the new Blu-ray release of The Unborn, and Scream Factory has revealed the full list of special features and technical specs, including a 2K scan and audio commentary with director Rodman Flender and filmmaker Adam Simon:

Press Release: A young woman named Virginia Marshall is desperate to have a child. She joins an experimental in-vitro fertilization trial that succeeds, but something weird is happening to the fetus. She’s impregnated with a new generation of terror! On August 14, 2018, Scream Factory™ is proud to unleash 90’s horror cult classic, The Unborn on Blu-ray. Produced and directed by Rodman Flender (Idle Hands) and written by Henry Dominic (The Game), The Unborn stars Brooke Adams (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Jeff Hayenga (Bones), and James Karen and features early film roles in the careers of Lisa Kudrow and Kathy Griffin. Available for the first time on Blu-ray,
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