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Honorary Award: Marlene Dietrich & Rita Hayworth Among Women 'Snubbed' by Academy

Honorary Award non-winner Marlene Dietrich. Honorary Award: Academy 'snubbed' Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich and dozens of other women (See previous post: “Honorary Oscars: Doris Day, Danielle Darrieux 'Snubbed.'”) A sizable chunk of part three of this three-part article about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Honorary Award bypassing women consists of a long, long – and for the most part quite prestigious – list of deceased women who, some way or other, have left their mark on the film world. Some of the names found below are still well known; others were huge in their day, but are now all but forgotten. Yet just because most people (and the media) suffer from long-term – and even […]


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Honorary Award: Marlene Dietrich & Rita Hayworth Among Women 'Snubbed' by Academy



Maximilian Schell Dies: Won Best Actor Oscar, Directed Marlene Dietrich Documentary

Maximilian Schell dead at 83: Best Actor Oscar winner for 'Judgment at Nuremberg' (image: Maximilian Schell ca. 1960) Actor and filmmaker Maximilian Schell, best known for his Oscar-winning performance as the defense attorney in Stanley Kramer's 1961 political drama Judgment at Nuremberg died at a hospital in Innsbruck, Austria, on February 1, 2014. According to his agent, Patricia Baumbauer, Schell died overnight following a “sudden and serious illness.” Maximilian Schell was 83. Born on December 8, 1930, in Vienna, Maximilian Schell was the younger brother of future actor Carl Schell and Maria Schell, who would become an international film star in the 1950s (The Last Bridge, Gervaise, The Hanging Tree). Immy Schell, who would be featured in several television and […]


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Maximilian Schell Dies: Won Best Actor Oscar, Directed Marlene Dietrich Documentary



Angelina Jolie Leg + Gay John Waters & Jessica Chastain Most Influential Person?

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Leg + Marlene Dietrich Pioneer Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Angelina Jolie's notorious right leg (“Brangeleg” for short?) are seen backstage at the 2012 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood on February 26. Pitt was a Best Actor nominee for Bennett Miller's Moneyball. (Image: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S.) Pitt, 48, and Jolie, 37 next June, have been in the headlines in the last day or so after it was announced that the couple, who have been living together for years and have six children, are officially engaged. Now, before you start OMG'ing: No wedding date has been set. Both actors had […]


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Angelina Jolie Leg + Gay John Waters & Jessica Chastain Most Influential Person?