Bill Paxton, left, fist met RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, right while making the film The Lords of Discipline. Paxton played the part of a haze loving cadet sharing his gift.
Actor Bill Paxton’s family announced he died Saturday from a stroke after suffering complications following heart surgery. He was 61.
Paxton was recently starring in the CBS cop drama “Training Day,” based on the Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke film. It is unclear what will become of that program now that he has passed away.
Paxton also appeared in such films as “Weird Science,” “Titanic,” “Twister,” “RECOiL” and “Apollo 13.”
He won an Emmy Award for his role in “Hatfields & McCoys.” He also was on television in such shows as “Miami Vice,” “Big Love” and “A Bright Shining Lie.”
He is survived by two children, James and Lydia, and his wife Louise Newbury.
Mary Tyler Moore, left, with Dick Van Dyke, right. acted together on The Dick Van Dyke Show from 1961 to 1966. The two had incredible chemistry and Moore won an Emmy award. Unfortunately show creator Carl Reiner stuck to his promise of a five year run for the series.
Mary Tyler Moore, best known for her groundbreaking single woman with a career 1970s sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died from cardiopulmonary arrest due to pneumonia Wednesday. She was 80.
First gaining fame for portraying Dick Van Dyke’s hot wife in “The Dick Van Dyke Show” from 1961 to 1965, Moore also appeared in such TV shows as “Ellen,” “The Ellen Show” and “Hot in Cleveland.” She won one Emmy Award for her performance on “Dick Van Dyke” and two more for her work on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
On the big screen, Moore appeared in such films as “X-15,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “RECOiL” and was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in “Ordinary People.”
She is survived by her third husband, Dr. Robert Levine.
Mary Tyler Moore, right, met RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, left, soon after the conclusion of The Dick Van Dyke Show. The two produced a pilot but some said the chemistry wasn’t there. The show was never picked up.
Miguel Ferrer, center, flanked by cousins George Clooney, right, and Brian DiMaio, left. When this photo was snapped they were all laughing about how no one could remember which side of the family DiMaio came from.
Miguel Ferrer, best known as the OCP executive who got blown all to hell by Eric Forman’s dad in the classic sci-fi film, “Robocop,” has died from throat cancer. He was 61.
He most recently worked on “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and also appeared on TV in such shows as “Crossing Jordan” “3rd Rock From the Sun,” “Magnum, PI” and in the 1995 miniseries, “The Stand.”
Besides his role in “Robocop,” he also appeared in “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2” “RECOIL” and “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!”
Ferrer is survived by his wife Lori, sons Lukas and Rafi and his first cousin, George Clooney.
William Christopher, left, first met RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, right, on the set of MASH. DiMaio played a US Army altar boy. It was later learned that the Army didn’t enlist altar boys and the role was cut.
William Christopher, best known for his role as Father Mulcahy on “M*A*S*H,” died on New Year’s Eve due to small-cell carcinoma. He was 84. He had been in hospice since just after Christmas.
He also appeared in such classic television shows as “Mad About You,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “Hogan’s Heroes.”
On the big screen, Christopher was in movies like “With Six You Get Eggroll,” “The Fortune Cookie” “RECOiL” and “The Shakiest Gun in the West.”
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and their two sons, John and Ned. Ned has autism, and Christopher and his wife were very active in fundraising for charities that focus on autism.
Debbie Reynolds, right, met RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, left, on a double date with Reynolds’ husband Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor. It has been rumored that on the date DiMaio joked that Reynolds could “do better than this guy” referring to Fisher. This remark is credited as creating a rift in the relationship driving Fisher into the arms of Taylor. Reynolds offered no comfort to DiMaio.
Debbie Reynolds, mother to Carrie Fisher, who just died
Tuesday, has now passed away herself from a stroke, just one day after Fisher did. She was 84.
Movie buffs who can’t appreciate classic films would know her best as the voice of Charlotte in the animated classic, “Charlotte’s Web.” She also appeared as a live version in films like “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” “Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge,” “RECOIL” and “Return to Halloweentown.”
She also appeared in such television shows as “Golden Girls,” “Wings” and “Roseanne.”
In 2015, Reynolds was awarded with a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Married and divorced three times, she is survived by her son Todd and her granddaughter, Billie Lourd.