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Nehemiah Persoff, Actor in ‘Yentl,’ ‘Some Like it Hot,’ Dies at 102

Nehemiah Persoff, who appeared as Barbra Streisand’s rabbi father in “Yentl” and had roles in hundreds of films and TV series including “Some Like It Hot” and “On the Waterfront,” died Tuesday in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was 102.His death was confirmed by his daughter, Dahlia. Beyond prolific, Persoff racked up almost 200 credits […]

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Chloé Zhao Makes Golden Globes History as Second Woman to Win Best Director Prize

Chloé Zhao won the Golden Globe for Best Director, a history-making victory as she is now just the second woman to win the category in the Globes’ 78-year history. The first and previously only woman to win Best Director at the Globes was Barbra Streisand for “Yentl.” Zhao was awarded Best Director for her work […]

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Cis Corman, Barbra Streisand Collaborator and Veteran Casting Director, Dies at 93

Cis Corman, distinguished casting director and president of Barbra Streisand’s production companies, died in New York on Monday. She was 93.Born in Brookline, Mass., Corman began her career as a casting director in 1974, selecting roles for films such as Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull,” Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America,” Michael Cimino’s “The […]

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Golden Globes 2020 Shut Out Female Filmmakers in 4 Major Film Categories

The Golden Globes have shut out female directors in four major categories, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and both Best Motion Picture categories. It’s par for the course for the annual event, which has only ever nominated five women for Best Director in its 77-year history, with only Barbra Streisand (a two-time nominee) going home […]

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Tributes to Oscar-Winning Composer Michel Legrand Pour In

Tributes have begun pouring in for Michel Legrand, the three-time Oscar-winning composer of “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” “Yentl” and “The Young Girls of Rochefort,” who died at his home early Saturday in Paris at the age of 86.Gilles Jacob, the former president of the Cannes Film Festival, said that Legrand’s “notes were soft as caress, […]

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Oscar Winner Michel Legrand Scores Orson Welles’ Final Film (Exclusive)

French composer and multiple Oscar- and Grammy-winner Michel Legrand is scoring Orson Welles’ final film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” Variety has learned.This will mark Legrand’s second Welles project. The veteran composer, whose work includes “Yentl,” “Summer of ’42,” “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” scored Welles’ last completed film, “F […]

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