Popular LA journalist Yani Begakis dies at 81
Yani Begakis, a veteran LA-based film journalist and longtime member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), has died in Los Angeles at the age of 81.An enormously popular and well-respected man, Begakis was a fixture in Hollywood with a deep love - and intensive knowledge - of movies as well as a legendary sense of humour. He was an active journalist right up to his final illness.Begakis was born to Greek parents in Istanbul (then Constantinople) in ...
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