Hollywood Current Affairs - 2019

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Renowned Hollywood actress Doris Roberts passes away

Renowned Hollywood actress Doris Roberts passed away in Los Angeles in her sleep. She was 90.

She was best known for playing meddling mother Marie Barone in US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005).

About Doris Roberts

  • Born as Doris May Green on November 4, 1925 at Missouri, US and grew up in New York.
  • She had started her acting career in 1952 with a role on the TV series Studio One.
  • She also had acted in several Hollywood films which include Madea’s Witness Protection, The Rose, and The Taking of Pelham 123.
  • Awards and Honours: She had won five Emmy Awards during her acting career. Four of them were for her role in Raymond and the other was for her supporting role on the series St. Elsewhere.

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US comedian Garry Shandling passes away

Legendary US writer, actor, and comedian Garry Shandling passed away in Los Angeles due to heart attack. He was 66.

He has influenced a generation of comedians with his Emmy Award winning TV series, ‘It’s Garry Shandling’s Show’.

About Garry Shandling

  • Shandling’s had started his career as a writer in the 1970’s television show Sanford and Son.
  • He was known for breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the audience in his show which was aired from 1986 to 1990.
  • From 1992 to 1998, he starred in the critically acclaimed Larry Sanders Show.
  • He had served as host of the Grammy Awards for 4 times and as host of the Emmy Awards for 3 times.
  • He also had acted in movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Iron Man 2, Dr Dolittle, Over the Hedge and Zoolander.
  • Awards and Honours: He was nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards and 2 Golden Globe Awards, along with many other awards and nominations.

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