Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, has died at age 76. Majel was a professional actress and had spent a great deal of time nurturing the Star Trek series both with her husband and after his death. She appeared in several entries in the series and had just completed voice-over work on the forthcoming big screen version of Star Trek.
Bottoms with Francis Ford Coppola several years ago at the Cannes Film Festival for the director's release of Apocalypse Now Redux, the director's cut of the 1979 masterpiece.
Actor Sam Bottoms has died of brain cancer at age 53. Bottoms made his feature film debut opposite his brother Joseph in director Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 hit The Last Picture Show. Bottoms also had a prominent role in Clint Eastwood's hit 1976 western The Outlaw Josey Wales. In 1979, Bottoms made a memorable impression as Lance, the drugged-out, surfing-obesses hippie soldier who finds himself on a bizarre and seemingly suicidal mission in Vietnam and Cambodia in Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece Apocalypse Now. For more click here
Peter Falk, the 81 year-old star of Columbo and many major feature films, is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and cannot recognize the people around him. His daughter has applied for the legal right to handle his affairs. For more click here