Monday, July 21, 2008

Richard Angarola

I was informed today that veteran character actor Richard Angarola died of a heart attack on July 7th. I'm looking for some confirmation. Mr. Angarola appeared in numerous films including "Papillon," "Jeremiah Johnson," "The Undefeated," "The Master Gunfighter," "Hang 'em High" and "Sweet Charity." I thousand thanks to the first one who can send me a news source to confirm this.

UPDATE: I spoke with Mr. Angarola's daughter today and she confirmed his passing. I've posted a tribute to him in my July column at

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Beverly Michaels

BUMP: Still need some help on this one!

Several Film Noir websites and IMDB state that actress Beverly Michaels passed away of a stroke last summer in Phoenix Arizona. I've not been able to find any further confirmation concerning the actual date. She was the wife of Oscar-winner Russell Rouse and the mother of Oscar winner Christopher Rouse. Ms. Michaels was best known as the femme fatale in "Pickup."

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