Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry dies at 84
FILE - In this April 30, 2014, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry poses at his book store in Archer City, Texas. McMurtry died Thursday night of heart failure, according to a family statement issued through a publicist on Friday. He and director Peter Bogdanovich were nominated for an Academy Award for their script for the movie, filmed in Archer City, located about 140 miles (225 kilometers) northwest of Dallas. AdIn the mid-1980s, lured by cheap real estate, he opened his Booked Up store in Archer City. Eventually, the store in Archer City was the only one remaining.
Wimbledon champ, Tennis Hall of Famer Alex Olmedo dead at 84
Olmedo, who won the Wimbledon and Australian Championships singles titles in 1959 and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987, has died. Citing Olmedos son, Alejandro Jr., the Hall of Fame said Thursday that Olmedo died of brain cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Alejandro Alex Olmedo was born in Peru in 1936 and moved to the United States as a teenager. Citing Olmedo’s son, Alejandro Jr., the Hall of Fame said Thursday that Olmedo died of brain cancer on Wednesday. Alejandro “Alex” Olmedo was born in Peru in 1936 and moved to the United States as a teenager.
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 file photo, Actor Wilford Brimley attends the premiere of 'Did You Hear About The Morgans' at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from stunt performer to star of film such as Cocoon and The Natural, has died. Brimleys manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning, Aug. 1, 2020 in a Utah hospital. Brimleys manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning in a Utah hospital. Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust, Bensky said in a statement.
Hanks on COVID, 'Greyhound' and adopting a wartime mentality
A Tom Hanks-led, special effects-laden WWII movie is a weight class above most straight-to-streaming options in this strange summer movie season. I said, I love you so much but thats not the point of what were trying to do, Hanks says. With Seven Spielberg, Hanks is currently developing for Apple a third miniseries, following The Band of Brothers and The Pacific." In Cozier, who like Hanks later tested positive for the virus, Hanks saw the kind of character hes often drawn to playing. I thought," said Hanks, that guys kind of badass.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP
2015 Oscar predictions: Who will win, should win
Will Win: SimmonsShould Win: Simmons. Best Picture nominees: "American Sniper"; "Birdman"; "Boyhood"; "The Grand Budapest Hotel"; "The Imitation Game"; "Selma"; "The Theory of Everything"; "Whiplash." Will Win: "Birdman." Should Win: "American Sniper." Potential Upset: "Boyhood."