HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — For nearly 40 years, Hastings resident Kent Theesen had been gathering stories for his recently released book, "Backstage Behind the Curtain." He just wasn't aware they would end up in print.
CAIRO (AP) — Gamil Ratib, an award-winning Franco-Egyptian actor whose roles as villain or aristocrat made him a household name across the Arab world, died Wednesday, state media reported. He was 92.
Ratib's acting career — he appeared in about 100 films in both French and Arabic — began as early as the 1940s in Cairo when he landed a role in an Arabic adaptation of "The Three Musketeers." His scenes, however, were removed because his parents objected to him taking up acting.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become a movie star, often portraying stylish wives or "the other woman," has died at age 93.
Merrill, raised in part on the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida now owned by President Donald Trump, died Monday, according to family spokeswoman Selena Albanese. Merrill died of heart failure at her home in East Hampton, Albanese told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
BERLIN (AP) — Christine Kaufmann, an Austrian-born actor who became the country's first Golden Globe winner and was married to Tony Curtis in the 1960s, has died. She was 72.
Kaufmann died in Munich after a battle with leukemia, her management company told the dpa news agency Tuesday.
Born in 1945, Kaufmann made her acting debut in 1952 and won a Golden Globe for her 1961 Hollywood debut, "Town Without Pity," where she played alongside Kirk Douglas as a German girl raped by American soldiers.