2014 Celebrity Deaths
Dead Celebrities In 2014
This page contains all of the notable 2014 Celebrity Deaths.
All notable celebrities who died in 2014 are listed on this page.
Shirley Temple - February 10, 2014
The Shirley Temple that will NEVER die. Shirley Temple - A Shirley Temple is a non-alcoholic mixed drink made with ginger ale and a splash of grenadine, garnished with a maraschino cherry. Modern Shirley Temple recipes may substitute lemon-lime soda in part, or in whole, for ginger ale. Shirley Temples are often served to children dining with adults in lieu of real cocktails. The cocktail may have been invented in the 1930s by a bartender at Chasen's, a (long gone) five star restauant in Beverly Hills to serve then child actress Shirley Temple. For the cocktail version of this, the Shirley Temple Black (created when she became an adult), replace ginger ale with alcoholic ginger beer , and add dark rum, (or white rum), and Maraschino liqueur.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman - February 2, 2014
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) was found dead from a heroin overdose — in the bathroom with a hypodermic needle still in his arm — inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday morning, police said.
A personal assistant found Philip Seymour Hoffman’s body in an apartment at 35 Bethune St. and called 911 around 11:30 a.m, sources said.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, publicly admitted in 2006 that he nearly succumbed to substance abuse after graduating from NYU’s drama school, but got sober in rehab.
“It was all that (drugs and alcohol), yeah. It was anything I could get my hands on…I liked it all,” he told “60 Minutes” as the time.
Last year, Philip Seymour Hoffman checked himself into rehab again for ten days after relapsing in 2012. He began using prescription pills, then snorted heroin for about a week before realizing he needed help.
Philip Seymour Hoffman has a huge role - as Plutarch Heavensbee - in the final two The Hunger Games movies, Mockingjay Part 1 and Mockingjay Part 2. Mockingjay Part 2 is still filming so, stay tuned for news about what will become of his role in that movie.
In addition, Philip Seymour Hoffman had signed on to direct Ezekiel Moss, which had just yesterday secured Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams in the lead roles. That movie's production was, today, canceled.
Click on the poster montage below to check out every movie that Philip Seymour Hoffman ever appeared in.
Maximilian Schell - February 1, 2014
Austrian-born actor and director Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in “Judgment at Nuremberg,” died on February 1, 2014. He was 83.
He died at a hospital in Innsbruck, Austria following a “sudden and serious illness,” the Austria Press Agency reported.
It was only his second Hollywood role, as defense attorney Hans Rolfe in Stanley Kramer’s classic “Judgment at Nuremberg,” that earned Maximilian Schell wide international acclaim. Maximilian Schell's impassioned but unsuccessful defense of four Nazi judges on trial for sentencing innocent victims to death won him the 1961 Academy Award for best actor. Maximilian Schell had first played Rolfe in a 1959 episode of the television program “Playhouse 90.”
Maximilian Schell secured two additional Oscar nominations for “The Man in the Glass Booth” in 1976 and “Julia” in 1977.
Maximilian Schell was part of an acting family that also included his late sister Maria, his mother Margarethe and two other siblings, Karl and Editha Nordberg.
Maximilian Schell was born in Vienna. His poet and playwright father, Hermann Ferdinand Schell, was on the Nazi blacklist, so the family fled to Zurich to escape the Anschluss. Schell became a naturalized Swiss citizen and made his stage debut when he was 1 in a production of Schiller’s “Wilhelm Tell.”
Schell also worked in television, appearing with Joan Fontaine in the “Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse” episode “Perilous” in 1959 and in a three-hour TV production of his legendary “Hamlet,” filmed in Munich. He won Emmy nominations for “Child of Our Time” on “Playhouse 90” in 1959 and the original TV production of “Judgment at Nuremberg.
His 1984 Oscar-nominated documentary “Marlene” offered a curious interview of the legendary actress Marlene Dietrich shot in her Paris apartment. The film was nominated for the 1986 Best Documentary Oscar but lost out to The Times Of Harvey Milk.
In 2002 Schell wrote and directed a documentary about his actress sister called “My Sister Maria,” in which he portrayed her declining years battling poor mental health and insolvency.
The actor drew Emmy nominations in 1992 and 1993 for his roles in NBC telepic “Miss Rose White” and for playing Lenin in the HBO telepic “Stalin,” and he had a recurring role on CBS series “Wiseguy.” U.S. TV work also included “The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years” and “Joan of Arc.”
He also did a lot of work just for the money, including the 1979 Disney movie The Black Hole, the 1998 asteroid disaster movie “Deep Impact” among many other movies of little consequence such as John Carpenter's 1998 movie Vampires, in which he starred as Cardinal Alba.
In later years, Maximilian Schell continued to work consistently on the European stage, appearing in Arthur Miller’s “Resurrection Blues,” directed by Robert Altman, at London’s Old Vic in 2006. Earlier, in 2000, he appeared on Broadway in an adaptation of “Judgment at Nuremberg,” this time playing the lead judge in the trial.
Maximilian Schell was married to Natalya Andreychenko from 1985-2005. Survivors include their daughter, Nastassja Schell.
He continued working in German movies. Upon his death the German movie Les Brigades was in post-production.
Tom Meek, president of the Boston Society of Film Critics, names the 1977 Sam Peckinpah directed movie, Cross Of Iron, as his favorite movie starring Maximilian Schell.