TV Tough Guy, B-Movie Actress & Mexican Director Die
The hulking star also made a name for himself on Broadway in plays like "Stalag 17" and "The Deadly Game." He also trained Robert De Niro to speak authentic Sicilian in The Godfather Part II and helped subtitle the film classic. The son of a bandleader, Campanella trained as a concert pianist.
* B-movie western star Lois Hall has died of a heart attack and stroke at a Los Angeles hospital. She was 80. Among her many movies were Colorado Ambush and Horsemen Of The Sierras. She also starred alongside silver screen hero Buster Crabbe in 1950s series "Pirates Of The High Seas."
Towards the end of her 57 year career, Hall - a devotee of the Baha'i faith, became a regular on U.S. soap "Sons & Daughters" and appeared in episodes of TV dramas Six Feet Under and Cold Case.
* The Mexican director who inspired Salma Hayek's new TV hit show Ugly Betty has died of a heart attack. Sergio Jimenez, 69, directed Latino TV hit "LA Fea Mas Bella" (The Prettiest Ugly Girl), which fan Hayek used as the basis for her new comedy series. Jimenez started his career as a celebrated actor, appearing in a string of hit TV shows in the late 1960s and 1970s. He turned to directing in the 1980s.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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