People: Renowned Swedish actress Bibi Andersson dead at 83; Joan Collins thanks London firefighters; Jon Favreau gives 'Star Wars' fans a peek at coming streaming series

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Renowned Swedish actress dies at age 83.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by compatriot Ingmar Bergman, including "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona," has died. She was 83.

Andersson died on Sunday, said Martin Frostberg, spokesman for the state-funded Swedish Film Institute.

In 1958, Andersson also shared the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Bergman's "Brink of Life." Five years later, she won Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival for her performance in Vilgot Sjoman's "The Mistress."

Andersson appeared in more than 90 films in Sweden and the United States, 13 of them directed by Bergman.

She then turned to directing plays in Stockholm before suffering a stroke in 2009 and disappearing from the limelight.

She is survived by her daughter, Jenny, and her third husband, Gabriel Mora Baeza.

Joan Collins thanks firefighters after London apartment fire

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LONDON — Joan Collins has thanked firefighters for their quick response after a blaze erupted in her London apartment.

The 85-year-old actress shared video images of a charred wall on social media after the weekend fire. She also tweeted thanks to the "marvelous" firefighters who tackled the "terrifying" blaze.

The London Fire Brigade said Monday that the blaze in the ritzy Belgravia neighborhood was caused by sunlight reflecting off a shaving mirror and setting fire to a bathroom blind.

'Star Wars' fans get a peek at 'The Mandalorian'

NEW YORK — Jon Favreau gave fans their first look at the "The Mandalorian" at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on Sunday, previewing the most anticipated series yet from the galaxy far, far away.

Favreau's eight-episode series will debut on the Disney-Plus streaming service on Nov. 12. It's set in the aftermath of "The Return of the Jedi," taking place five years after the Rebellion's victory.

Favreau premiered behind-the-scenes clips and some finished footage to attendees.

Today's birthdays: Singer Bobby Vinton is 84. Actress Ellen Barkin is 65. Actor Michael Gill is 59. Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence is 54. Actor Peter Billingsley is 48. Actor Lukas Haas is 43. Broadway actress Kelli O'Hara is 43.

                                                                            — The Associated Press


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