2 Stories

Spartacus Star Andy Whitfield Dead at 39

TV program was breakout hit, famous for violence and nudity

(Newser) - Eighteen months after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Spartacus TV star Andy Whitfield has died. He was 39. Spartacus: Blood and Sand was the Starz network's first big hit, thanks in large part to the program's plentiful violence and nudity. Whitfield was almost unknown when he was cast... More »

British Actress Jean Simmons Dead at 80

Nominated for Oscar as a teen for Hamlet role opposite Olivier

(Newser) - Jean Simmons, the British actress who as a teen received the first of two Oscar nominations for her Ophelia to Laurence Olivier’s 1948 Hamlet, died today at age 80 of lung cancer. She also starred in Guys and Dolls and Spartacus before earning another Oscar nomination for her role... More »

2 Stories