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Gene Allen — Former President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences — Has Died At 97

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So sad.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced on Friday that its former president, Gene Allen, has passed away at 97 years old.

He died of natural causes on Wednesday at his home in Newport Beach, California.

Gene had served as the leader of the Academy for three terms in the 1980s. But far before he headed the organization, he received an Oscar for Best Production Design for his work on the 1964 flick My Fair Lady.

He was also nominated for movies like A Star Is Born and Les Girls.

In addition, the film icon was the executive director of the Art Directors Guild from 1970-1997, and at the end of his reign he received a Special Achievement Award.

Scott Roth, who took over Gene's role at the Guild, expressed his condolences, saying:

"Gene Allen displayed verve and brio in his 27 years leading the Art Directors Guild. Add to this his service as an IATSE vice president, president of the Motion Picture Academy, and his multiple Oscar nominations (and wins) for Art Direction and you're looking at a protean career unlikely soon to be matched. He will be sorely missed by his many friends (including me) in the labor and entertainment communities."

Guild president Mimi Gramatky also added:

"Painting until almost the last day of his life, Gene was a consummate artist, leader and award winner who made an enormous contribution to the field of production and art direction, for which we are eternally grateful. We will miss him very much."

He is survived by his wife, Iris, and sons Pat and Mike. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this sad loss.

[Image via Getty Images.]

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Bring It On Costars Reunite After 15 Years — And Reveal They Were ARRESTED While Filming The Movie!

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Brr! It's cold in here — Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, Eliza Dushku, and Jesse Bradford must be in the atmosphere!

The former costars reunited for an Entertainment Weekly photo shoot in El Lay to celebrate 15 years since their film Bring It On — which has raked in more than $90 million.

Related: 13 Celebs Who Were Arrested When They Were 21 Or Under!

This marks the first time since production that the four have been in the same place at the same time. Talk about a trip down memory lane!

During the interview, Bradford reminisced about how much fun they all had on set — you know, so much fun that they were even arrested while filming in Mexico! He recalled:

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Maze Runner's Dylan O'Brien Offends Pueblo Community With Claims Of Stealing Ancient Artifacts — But Was It All A Lie?!

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Honesty is the best policy!

Last month on LIVE with Kelly and Michael, The Maze Runner star Dylan O'Brien was on the show (below) to talk about the upcoming sequel to the Sci-Fi action flick — Maze Runner: Scorch Trials.

Related: Watch Raven-Symoné Start ANOTHER Racial Controversy On The View!

While on the show, Michael Strahan asked the young star why so many cast members became ill during filming to which Dylan responded by saying:

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Scarlett Johansson, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, & More Light Up The Screen In The First Trailer For The Coen Brothers' Next Classic Hail Caesar!

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Will Hail Caesar join the ranks of The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, and Fargo as the next great Coen Brothers movie??

With stars like Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill on board, we're guessing so!

Video: Kirsten Dunst Looks (Suspiciously) Killer In The New Trailer Of Fargo!

Ch-ch-check out the first look at the Coens' comedic take on Old Hollywood (above)!

Hail Caesar is set to hit theaters February 5, 2016!

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These Never-Before-Seen Outtakes Of Robin Williams As The Genie From Aladdin Will Break Your Heart AND Your Funny Bone!

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Aladdin is one of Disney's most beloved animated classics — and a big part of that is due to the hilarious character of the Genie, played by the late Robin Williams!

Now, the 1992 film is being digitally re-released, along with never-before-seen clips from the House Of Mouse that feature outtakes of Williams' vocal work!

On Thursday's Good Morning America, the cast and creators of the Arabian tale sat down to share memories of the Oscar winner and his part in the movie's long-lasting impact!

Video: Aladdin Gets An Honest Trailer That Warns Disney To NEVER Re-Cast The Genie!

Ron Clements, who co-wrote and co-directed the movie, said there was "nobody else that could be the Genie," explaining that the part was written with Williams in mind. He elaborated:

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The First Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Trailer Is Here, And It's SO BLOODY GOOD!

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Sure, romantic period drama and the zombie apocalypse SEEM like genres that couldn't be more different, but it turns out they're like chocolate and peanut butter!

In the first trailer for Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Lily James (AKA Disney's live action Cinderella), Suki Waterhouse, Bella Heathcote, and Ellie Bamber portray the Bennett sisters.

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Raised to always show proper etiquette and flawless fighting techniques, the girls have to fight off suitors and the undead alike! And it's so much fun!

Ch-ch-check out your first look at the badass mashup movie in the UK trailer (above)! Pride And Prejudice And Zombies hits theaters February 5, 2016!

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