Former Unipresser Al Kaff dies

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former United Press International foreign correspondent and Vice President Albert E. Kaff has died in Bridgeport, Conn. He was 91.
Belafonte recalls career in song, activism

Belafonte recalls career in song, activism

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Harry Belafonte says he thought about his late friend Marlon Brando when he agreed to make a video memoir of his storied singing career for U.S. television.

'Tango' co-star Maria Schneider dead at 58

PARIS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- French actress Maria Schneider has died in Paris following a long illness, the BBC said Thursday. She was 58.
'Brando Unauthorized' to film this summer

'Brando Unauthorized' to film this summer

HOLLYWOOD, May 18 (UPI) -- Director Damian Chapa says he will begin filming this summer on an unauthorized feature film about the life of Hollywood screen icon Marlon Brando.

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Hollywood raises awareness of lung disease

SAN JOSE , Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis says Hollywood is helping to shine a spotlight on the deadly lung disease.

Sicilian man hawks Mafia souvenir shirts

PALERMO, Italy, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A formerly unemployed man in Sicily is making a living hawking T-shirts sporting Mafia-inspired designs outside the theater seen in “The Godfather: Part III.”

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Acting teacher Fred Kareman dies

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- Acting teacher Fred Kareman, who trained actors such as Mary Steenburgen, Marissa Tomei and Maria Bello, died in New York of heart disease at the age of 77.

Fencing master to stars Ron Colbin dies

DENVER, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Rod Colbin, an actor and fencing master who taught Marlon Brando and James Dean how to fence, has died in Denver after a series of strokes at age 83.

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Cell-phone jury can't decide on punishment

INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Missouri jury in the Marlon Brando Gill trial has found him guilty of second-degree domestic assault, but cannot decide on a punishment.

Bollywood great receives French honor

DELHI, India, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The French government honored Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan with France's highest civilian honor, the Legion d'Honneur.

John McCain's lighter side: movie buff

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a seasoned politician and likely 2008 presidential candidate, is also a well-informed movie buff. The senior senator from Arizona is a "lifelong moviegoer," Daily Variety said Friday.
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Marlon Brando
A grim-faced Marlon Brando listens as a judge ordered the actor's son, Christian Brando held without bail May 22, 1990 in the shooting death of his half-sister's boyfriend. (UPI/File)

Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor who performed for over half a century.

He was perhaps best known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), his Academy Award-nominated performance as Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata! (1952), his role as Mark Antony in the MGM film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar (1953), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and his Academy Award-winning performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954). During the 1970s, he was most famous for his Academy Award-winning performance as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972), also playing Colonel Walter Kurtz in another Coppola film, Apocalypse Now (1979). Brando delivered an Academy Award-nominated performance as Paul in Last Tango in Paris (1972), in addition to directing and starring in the western film One-Eyed Jacks (1961).

Brando had a significant impact on film acting, and was the foremost example of the "method" acting style. While he became notorious for his "mumbling" diction and exuding a raw animal magnetism, his mercurial performances were nonetheless highly regarded, and he is considered one of the greatest and most influential actors of the 20th century. Director Martin Scorsese said of him, "He is the marker. There's 'before Brando' and 'after Brando'.'" Actor Jack Nicholson once said, "When Marlon dies, everybody moves up one."

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