It has been a very sad week in Hollywood as several major cinematic luminaries have passed away.
On Sunday, 100-year-old veteran actress Gloria Stuart (“Titanic,” “The Invisible Man”) died at home after a five-year battle with lung cancer.
On Tuesday 56-year-old Sally Menke, the editor who cut all of Quentin Tarantino’s films, went missing while hiking and was found dead at the bottom of a ravine in Beachwood Canyon. The record-setting heat in L.A. this week is said to have played a part.
On the same day 88-year-old Arthur Penn, the filmmaker who helmed such movies as “Bonnie and Clyde” and “The Miracle Worker”, died of heart failure.
On Wednesday 44-year-old comedian and “Last Comic Standing” judge Greg Giraldo died after spending four days in critical condition at a New Jersey hospital where he had been rushed to after an accidental prescription overdose.
Then today came word that 85-year-old legend Tony Curtis, star of such cinematic greats as “The Defiant Ones,” “Spartacus” and “Some Like It Hot”, passed away peacefully at home. Curtis is survived by his wife Jill Vandenberg Curtis and several children including daughter Jamie Lee Curtis.
To their families, friends and many fans our sincerest condolences go out to you all.