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Broadway stars come out to support proposal to change tax laws to help live theatre

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Live commercial theatre from Broadway to Los Angeles would get a huge financial boost under a change in the federal tax code that's being championed by such actors as Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston and Tyne Daly. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer's proposal would allow 100 per cent of any live theatre investment to be deducted up to $15 million per production, whether the eventual show is a hit or a flop, a benefit that is currently being granted to film and TV projects.

Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Los Angeles, Apr 7 (EFE).- Veteran actor Mickey Rooney, one of the most famous child stars in the history of Hollywood, has died, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said. He was 93. Rooney's death was reported on Sunday by TMZ, which said the actor's health had been deteriorating for some time.

Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mickey Rooney, the child actor who danced with Judy Garland, married Ava Gardner and made more than 250 movies, died Sunday at his home in North Hollywood. He was 93. Celebrity website TMZ said Rooney had been ill for some time and died of natural causes. Police in Los Angeles said members of his large family were at his side. "It is with sadness that I say my father has passed today," his son, choreographer Michael Rooney, said on Twitter. "I loved him and so did the world. He inspired so many. RIP dad."

Veteran US actor Mickey Rooney dead at 93

Beloved US child star and comic actor Mickey Rooney, one of Hollywood's most enduring denizens whose career began in the silent film era, died on Sunday. He was 93. Rooney's son Michael Joseph Rooney confirmed the actor's death to the New York Times. The celebrity website TMZ said that Rooney had been ill for some time and died of natural causes. Rooney rose to fame alongside Judy Garland as the plucky diminutive lad -- he was 1.6 meters tall -- was in the successful "Andy Hardy" film series of the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Veteran US actor Mickey Rooney dead at 93

Beloved US child star and comic actor Mickey Rooney, one of Hollywood's most enduring denizens whose career began in the silent film era, died on Sunday. He was 93. Rooney's son Michael Joseph Rooney confirmed the actor's death to the New York Times. The celebrity website TMZ said that Rooney died of natural causes. Rooney rose to fame as the plucky diminutive lad in the successful "Andy Hardy" film series of the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Actor Mickey Rooney, brash star of 1930s and '40s, dies at 93

By Bill Trott (Reuters) - Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while still a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, died on Sunday, friends and entertainment media said. He was 93. Rooney, who developed a reputation as a hard-partying, off-screen brat in his heyday and married eight times, died after a long illness, the TMZ celebrity website said. Show business website Variety also reported his death.

Johnny Depp assumes tech persona for "Transcendence"

Los Angeles, Apr 6 (EFE).- U.S. actor Johnny Depp, who admits that he is "an old-school guy," transforms himself into a tech semi-god in the new sci-fi film "Transcendence," the first project by Wally Pfister, the regular cinematography director for Christopher Nolan. "Bad things happen between technology and me all the time," the 50-year-old actor said during the film's presentation at a Beverly Hills hotel.

Johnny Depp confirms engagement to actress Amber Heard

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Johnny Depp is engaged to marry actress Amber Heard, who he calls "a Southern belle and sweet as can be and very good for me" in an interview with NBC's "Today" show to air on Friday. The 50-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor confirmed the news days after he was spotted wearing a woman's engagement ring on his left index hand, which set off speculation that he was to wed Heard.

Summer movie sequels equal profits for Hollywood studios

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-Men and Transformers are storming back into movie theaters, returning in sequels to save the world from mass destruction, while at the same time churning out profits for movie studios.

Orson Welles's daughter auctions off some of his belongings

New York, Apr 1 (EFE).- A typewriter, a 16-millimeter camera that he used during his years in Spain, pages of a script, photos from the set of "Citizen Kane," and even his personal humidor are some of the items that once belonged to Orson Welles, were inherited by his daughter Beatrice and will be auctioned off in New York on April 26.
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