ACTOR DAVID HEMMINGS DIES
Yahoo! News and the Associated Press report that actor David Hemmings has died on the set of his latest film, SAMANTHA?S CHILD. He was 62 years old. Hemmings was perhaps best-known to general cinephiles as the star of Michelangelo Antonioni?s 1966 art-house sensation BLOW-UP and recently made a comeback in big-ticket films like GLADIATOR and GANGS OF NEW YORK, but will be remembered by genre fans for his starring turn in Dario Argento?s DEEP RED and his role in BARBARELLA, as well as appearances in MURDER BY DECREE, the Australian chillers THIRST and DARK FORCES (a.k.a. HARLEQUIN) and in the starring role of the 1981 DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE telemovie. He was also a director, mostly for TV shows like THE A-TEAM, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT and WEREWOLF, but he also helmed the 1981 horror feature THE SURVIVOR, based on James Herbert?s novel.
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