Peter Bogdanovich, Oscar-Nominated Director, Dies at the Age of 82

Peter Bogdanovich, Oscar-Nominated Director, Dies at the Age of 82

Oscar-nominated director and champion of Hollywood’s golden age, Peter Bogdanovich has passed away at the of 82. The filmmaker, critic, and raconteur served as a bridge between Old Hollywood and New Hollywood died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes, confirmed his daughter Antonia Bogdanovich to The Hollywood Reporter. Cloris Leachman, Oscar and Emmy Winning Actress, Dies at 94.

Peter made a splash early in his career with ‘The Last Picture Show,’ ‘What’s Up, Doc?’ and ‘Paper Moon’ and served as a surrogate film professor for a generation. The iconic filmmaker rose to fame when he directed the critically-acclaimed 1971 black-and-white classic, ‘Last Picture Show,’ which earned 8 Oscar nominations including for best director. He also famously directed movies like ‘Mask’, ‘Daisy Miller’ and also a musical drama ‘At Long Last Love.’ Ned Beatty Dies At 83; Hollywood Actor Was Known For His Roles In Superman, Nashville, Toy Story 3 Among Others.

Knowing as an ace filmmaker, Pete also appeared on-screen, most notably in a recurring role playing Dr Melfi’s therapist, Elliot Kupferberg, on ‘The Sopranos.’On a personal note, Pete was married twice–to ‘Illegally Yours’ actor Louise Stratten and film producer Polly Platt; but both marriages ended in divorce. He also dated ‘Last Picture’ star Cybill Shepherd, and also Playboy Playmate model Dorothy Stratten. The late director is survived by two daughters Antonia Bogdanovich and Sashy Bogdanovich.

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