...Actor Edward Herrmann, a member of the cast of GILMORE GIRLS (2000-07), has died at 71. The cause was brain cancer.
Herrmann was also especially known for playing Franklin Delano Roosevelt in ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN (1976) and ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN: THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS (1977); this year he returned to the role by voicing FDR in the documentary THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY (2014).
Actress Kelly Bishop, who played Herrmann's wife on GILMORE GIRLS, shared that she spent time with him at the hospital this week.
GILMORE GIRLS was one of my favorite TV series so I was particularly saddened by this news.
Luise Rainer, a two-time Oscar winner for THE GREAT ZIEGFELD (1936) and THE GOOD EARTH (1937), has passed on.
Rainer was just a couple weeks short of turning a remarkable 105 years old.
She was a century old when she traveled from Europe to Hollywood to attend the TCM Classic Film Festival.
Turner Classic Movies was due to salute Rainer on her birthday this January 12th, so I anticipate that day will now serve as her memorial tribute. Her TCM Festival interview with Robert Osborne will be shown, along with seven films.