Milestones

DIED. ROD STEIGER, 77, who won an Academy Award in 1967 for his portrayal of a bigoted Southern sheriff in the movie In the Heat of the Night; in Los Angeles. Over a 57-year career in film and TV, Steiger played a variety of memorable characters, including Marlon Brando's hoodlum brother in On the Waterfront and historical figures such as Napoleon, Rasputin and Mussolini.
DIED. JOHN FRANKENHEIMER, 72, director of 1960s film classics like Birdman of Alcatraz and The Manchurian Candidate; in Los Angeles. Frankenheimer's troubles with alcohol caused his career to suffer in the 1970s and '80s,...

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