Actors & Actresses: Articles


Ronald Colman Actor: From Mad Killer to Lovestruck Amnesiac & Should Humankind Be Spared?

Updated: Following a couple of Julie London Westerns*, Turner Classic Movies will return to its July 2017 Star of the Month presentations. This evening, July 27, Ronald Colman can be seen in five titles from his later years: A Double Life, Random Harvest (1942), The Talk of the Town (1942), […]


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Ronald Colman Actor: From Mad Killer to Lovestruck Amnesiac & Should Humankind Be Spared?



Roy Rogers & 'Under Western Stars': Remembering Singing Cowboy's 'Socialist' Western

Roy Rogers, Singing Cowboy of 1940s and 1950s Hollywood. Known for his affable characterizations and, both on and off screen, “traditional values” stance, the King of the Cowboys – step aside, John Wayne & Gene Autry – toplined the “subversive” 1938 musical Western Under Western Stars. Sound bites: Remembering Roy […]


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Roy Rogers & 'Under Western Stars': Remembering Singing Cowboy's 'Socialist' Western



Antihero Ricardo Cortez: Best Showcases + Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Brother

Antihero Ricardo Cortez in Symphony of Six Million, with Irene Dunne. Directed by Gregory La Cava, this 1932 family/romantic melodrama may have been one of Cortez's favorite among his own movies (see further below). Based on a morality tale by Back Street, Imitation of Life, and Humoresque author Fannie Hurst, […]


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Antihero Ricardo Cortez: Best Showcases + Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Brother



How to Be a Latin Lover: Ricardo Cortez & Leading Ladies + Marriage to Tragic Drug-Addicted Hollywood Star

How to be a Latin Lover: Ricardo Cortez, formerly known as Jacob Krantz from a working-class family of Austrian/Hungarian immigrants that had settled in New York City, succeeded in restyling himself as the next – even if, according to some, “second rank” – Rudolph Valentino. It's unclear whether or not […]


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How to Be a Latin Lover: Ricardo Cortez & Leading Ladies + Marriage to Tragic Drug-Addicted Hollywood Star



'Latin Lover' - The 2nd Valentino & 1st (and Best) Sam Spade: Q&A with Ricardo Cortez Biographer Dan Van Neste

“Latin Lover” Ricardo Cortez, who went on to play a series of all-American scoundrels and criminals, in addition to similar unsavory types of other nationalities. Although never as big a star as fellow silent era screen heartthrobs Rudolph Valentino, Ramon Novarro, and John Gilbert – or fellow Pre-Code era antiheroes […]


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'Latin Lover' - The 2nd Valentino & 1st (and Best) Sam Spade: Q&A with Ricardo Cortez Biographer Dan Van Neste



Ricardo Cortez: Remembering the 'Latin Lover Threat' to Rudolph Valentino & Star of Original 'The Maltese Falcon'

Ricardo Cortez biography The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez. Dan Van Neste's book covers the life and career of Paramount's “Latin Lover” threat to a recalcitrant Rudolph Valentino; one who would later portray a sly, seductive Sam Spade in the original – and highly enjoyable – […]


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Ricardo Cortez: Remembering the 'Latin Lover Threat' to Rudolph Valentino & Star of Original 'The Maltese Falcon'



Alexis Smith Movies: From Errol Flynn to Heterosexual Cole Porter

Canadian-born actress Alexis Smith (born 1921) would have turned 96 years old today, June 8. Turner Classic Movies is celebrating her birthday by presenting nine of her movies, mostly during her time as a Warner Bros. contract player. In addition to Michael Curtiz's box office hit Night and Day, a […]


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Alexis Smith Movies: From Errol Flynn to Heterosexual Cole Porter



Frances Dee Movies: Remembering Lovely & Talented Leading Lady of the 1930s/1940s

Frances Dee movies: From 'An American Tragedy' to 'Four Faces West' Frances Dee began her film career at the dawn of the sound era, going from extra to leading lady within a matter of months. Her rapid ascencion came about thanks to Maurice Chevalier, who got her as his romantic […]


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Frances Dee Movies: Remembering Lovely & Talented Leading Lady of the 1930s/1940s



Comediennes of the Silent Era & Film Historian Anthony Slide: Remembering Cinema's Pioneering Women

One of cinema's early comediennes, Dorothy Devore: between 1918 and 1930, the Ft. Worth-born actress was seen in nearly 100 movies, both features and shorts. Among them were Salvation Sue, Naughty Mary Brown, and Saving Sister Susie, all with frequent partner Earle Rodney. 'Comediennes of the Silent Era' & film […]


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Comediennes of the Silent Era & Film Historian Anthony Slide: Remembering Cinema's Pioneering Women



Danielle Darrieux Movies: Film Icon Turns 100 + Longest 'Star Career' Ever?

Danielle Darrieux in 'La Ronde.' Film icon Danielle Darrieux turns 100: Longest 'star career' in movie history? Screen legend Danielle Darrieux is turning 100 today, May 1. In all likelihood, the Bordeaux-born (1917) Darrieux has enjoyed the longest “movie star” career ever: eight decades, from Wilhelm Thiele's comedy-drama Le Bal […]


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Danielle Darrieux Movies: Film Icon Turns 100 + Longest 'Star Career' Ever?



Yvonne Monlaur: Cult Horror Film Actress & Bond Girl Contender Dies

Yvonne Monlaur: Cult horror movie actress & Bond Girl contender was featured in the 1960 British classics Circus of Horrors & The Brides of Dracula. Actress Yvonne Monlaur dead at 77: Best remembered for cult horror classics 'Circus of Horrors' & 'The Brides of Dracula' Actress Yvonne Monlaur, best known […]


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Yvonne Monlaur: Cult Horror Film Actress & Bond Girl Contender Dies



Comedy Actress Rediscovered: 'She Could Be Chaplin!' Q&A with Film Historian Anthony Slide

Comedy actress Alice Howell on the cover of film historian Anthony Slide's latest book: Pioneering funky-haired performer “could have been Chaplin” – or at the very least another Louise Fazenda. Rediscovering comedy actress Alice Howell: Female performer in movie field dominated by men Early comedy actress Alice Howell is an […]


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Comedy Actress Rediscovered: 'She Could Be Chaplin!' Q&A with Film Historian Anthony Slide



Dana Andrews Movies: Film Noir Actor Excelled as Angst-Ridden Characters

Dana Andrews movies: Complex film noir actor excelled in both major and minor crime dramas. Dana Andrews movies: First-rate film noir actor excelled in both classics & minor fare One of the best-looking and most underrated actors of the studio era, Dana Andrews was a first-rate film noir/crime thriller star. […]


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Dana Andrews Movies: Film Noir Actor Excelled as Angst-Ridden Characters



Merle Oberon: From Mystery Past & Hollywood Stardom to Shah of Iran Connection

Merle Oberon: 'Exotic' and mysterious star of British and American cinema was a victim of the 'Marion Davies Syndrome.' Merle Oberon movies: 'Exotic' and underrated actress with mysterious past is Star of the Month Merle Oberon is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month of March 2016. The good news: […]


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Merle Oberon: From Mystery Past & Hollywood Stardom to Shah of Iran Connection



Marília Pêra: Daring 'Pixote' Prostitute, National Society of Film Critics Best Actress Winner

Marília Pêra: Brazilian actress was featured as the foul-mouthed prostitute in the international hit 'Pixote.' Marília Pêra: Brazilian film, TV and stage star Remembering Brazilian stage, television, and film star Marília Pêra, whose acting and singing career spanned more than five decades. Pêra died of lung cancer on Dec. 5, […]


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Marília Pêra: Daring 'Pixote' Prostitute, National Society of Film Critics Best Actress Winner



Olivia de Havilland vs. Warner Bros.: Landmark Lawsuit

Olivia de Havilland in 'The Heiress.' Olivia de Havilland vs. Warner Bros. (See previous post: “Olivia de Havilland Turns 99: Warner Bros. Legal Fight Changed U.S. Labor Law.”) In 1942, Olivia de Havilland reportedly turned down the colorless leading lady role in Raoul Walsh's Gentleman Jim, which would have paired […]


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Olivia de Havilland vs. Warner Bros.: Landmark Lawsuit



Ernst Lubitsch Movies: Lost 'Touch' in Our Age of Sledgehammer Filmmaking

Ernst Lubitsch movies: Subtle, sophisticated 'Touch' all but gone from contemporary filmmaking. Ernst Lubitsch movies: The forgotten, passé 'Touch' Ernst Lubitsch and William Cameron Menzies were Turner Classic Movies' “stars” on Jan. 28, '16. (This is a fully revised and expanded version of a post published that day.) Lubitsch had […]


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Ernst Lubitsch Movies: Lost 'Touch' in Our Age of Sledgehammer Filmmaking



SAG Awards Predictions: Sentimentality & 'Diversity,' Rap Music

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in 'Room': 2016 SAG Awards. 2016 SAG Awards Predictions: Sentiment and 'Diversity' Last-minute SAG Awards predictions, as the 2016 SAG Awards ceremony will begin in about half an hour (Jan. 30) at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles. So far, there's one clear winner […]


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SAG Awards Predictions: Sentimentality & 'Diversity,' Rap Music



'The Godfather' Actor Abe Vigoda Dead 34 Years After Greatly Exaggerated Obit

Abe Vigoda dead or alive? 'The Godfather' and 'Barney Miller' actor became a pop celebrity in the U.S. following greatly exaggerated reports of his death. 'The Godfather' actor Abe Vigoda dead at 94: Early 1980s death notices were greatly exaggerated Actor Abe Vigoda, little-known internationally despite a supporting role in […]


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'The Godfather' Actor Abe Vigoda Dead 34 Years After Greatly Exaggerated Obit



Alan Rickman Dead: Professor Snape in 'Harry Potter' Movies Won BAFTA & Golden Globe

Alan Rickman: Professor Snape in 'Harry Potter' movies. Alan Rickman dead at 69: Professor Snape in 'Harry Potter' movies, 'Die Hard' actor took home Bafta, Golden Globe Alan Rickman, best known for his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies, died of cancer on Jan. 14, '16. Rickman […]


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Alan Rickman Dead: Professor Snape in 'Harry Potter' Movies Won BAFTA & Golden Globe



David Bowie Movies: 'Ziggy Stardust' Memorable as Nikola Tesla, Fast-Aging Vampire

David Bowie: The former Ziggy Stardust in 'The Hunger.' David Bowie movies: Iconic singer memorable as fast-aging vampire, Nikola Tesla Singer and sometime actor David Bowie, one of the iconic figures of the English-language music scene of the second half of the 20th century, died of cancer yesterday, Jan. 10, […]


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David Bowie Movies: 'Ziggy Stardust' Memorable as Nikola Tesla, Fast-Aging Vampire



Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate Reunited

Golden Globes' historic gif moment: Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio. 2016 Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate together again There was plenty of “diversity” at the 2016 Golden Globes ceremony, held on Jan. 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Winners were male, female, white, […]


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Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate Reunited



Michel Galabru Dead: 'La Cage aux Folles' Right-Wing Politician & César Winner

Michel Galabru and Louis de Funès in the comedy 'Le gendarme et les gendarmettes': No 'affection' for his movies. 'La Cage aux Folles' actor Michel Galabru dead at 93: Embodiment of 'traditional family values' in international box office hit Michel Galabru, best known internationally for his role as a rabidly […]


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Michel Galabru Dead: 'La Cage aux Folles' Right-Wing Politician & César Winner



Marion Cotillard Naked and Doomed: More Nudity in 'Psycho' Shower Scene Homage

Marion Cotillard 'Psycho' shower scene scream. Marion Cotillard naked and screaming in 'Psycho' shower scene A few years ago – more exactly, in Feb./March 2008 – Vanity Fair published a series of images honoring Alfred Hitchcock movies made in Hollywood. (His British oeuvre was completely ignored.) The images weren't from […]


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Marion Cotillard Naked and Doomed: More Nudity in 'Psycho' Shower Scene Homage



Natalie Portman: 'Jackie' Kennedy Fashion

Natalie Portman: 'Jackie' Kennedy fashion in red & white. Natalie Portman: 'Jackie' Kennedy fashion in upcoming Pablo Larraín movie Notwithstanding the box office-friendly Thor movies, which revolve around Chris Hemsworth in the title role, Natalie Portman has yet to have a star vehicle as impactful as Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, […]


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Natalie Portman: 'Jackie' Kennedy Fashion



Marjorie Lord: Actress in TV Hit 'Make Room for Daddy' & Mother of Oscar-Nominated Performer

Marjorie Lord actress ca. early 1950s: Mother of Oscar-nominated performer. Actress Marjorie Lord dead at 97: Best remembered for long-running hit TV series 'Make Room for Daddy' Stage, film, and television actress Marjorie Lord, best remembered as Danny Thomas' second wife in the TV sitcom Make Room for Daddy, died […]


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Marjorie Lord: Actress in TV Hit 'Make Room for Daddy' & Mother of Oscar-Nominated Performer



Rediscovering Silent Film Star with Million Dollar (Adjusted) Back

Kitty Gordon: Silent film star with the 'most beautiful' and most heavily insured back. Rediscovering a long-forgotten silent film star: Kitty Gordon It seems almost unthinkable that there are still silent film stars who have not been resurrected, their lives and movies subject to detailed, if not always reliable, examination. […]


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Rediscovering Silent Film Star with Million Dollar (Adjusted) Back



SAG Awards Nominations: Helen Mirren Double Dose, Surprises & 'Snubs' Galore

SAG Awards' surprise double nominee Helen Mirren as Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper in 'Trumbo.' 2016 SAG Awards' nominations: Sylvester Stallone, Matt Damon 'snubbed' while Helen Mirren among surprising inclusions Screener issues (see further below) and online streaming possibilities hated by film exhibitors and the Hollywood Establishment were two of […]


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SAG Awards Nominations: Helen Mirren Double Dose, Surprises & 'Snubs' Galore



Danièle Delorme: Rare Woman Director's Muse & Pioneering Producer

Danièle Delorme: Pioneering woman director Jacqueline Audry's muse would eventually become a pioneering female movie producer. Remembering pioneering woman director's muse and pioneering woman producer Danièle Delorme Danièle Delorme, who died on Oct. 17, '15, at the age of 89 in Paris, is best remembered as the first actress to […]


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Danièle Delorme: Rare Woman Director's Muse & Pioneering Producer



Pat O'Brien Actor: James Cagney Partner Was Movies' Favorite Catholic Priest

Pat O'Brien: Actor was James Cagney's partner in eight Warner Bros. movies. Pat O'Brien: Actor was Hollywood's prolific 'Resident Irishman' and favorite priest Remember Pat O'Brien? In case you don't, you're not alone despite the fact that O'Brien was featured – in both large and small roles – in about […]


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Pat O'Brien Actor: James Cagney Partner Was Movies' Favorite Catholic Priest



Norma Shearer: 'Queen of MGM' & 'Liberated Woman'

Norma Shearer movies: Hollywood's early 'liberated woman' remembered. A top movie star of the 1920s and 1930s, Norma Shearer was known as the 'Queen of MGM.' Norma Shearer movies: Early 'liberated woman' & Best Actress Academy Award winner was the 'Queen of MGM' For decades a largely forgotten name, in […]


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Norma Shearer: 'Queen of MGM' & 'Liberated Woman'



West End Theater Raves & Best Actress Tony Award: Minor Columbia Pictures Actress Went Far

West End stage actress Constance Cummings also appeared on Broadway and in Hollywood and British movies. West End theater star: Constance Cummings in 'Saint Joan,' Shakespeare (See previous post: “Constance Cummings: From Harold Lloyd to Eugene O'Neill.”) In the mid-1930s, Constance Cummings landed the title roles in two of husband […]


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West End Theater Raves & Best Actress Tony Award: Minor Columbia Pictures Actress Went Far



Constance Cummings: Vastly Underrated Actress Went from Harold Lloyd to Eugene O'Neill

Constance Cummings: Actress went from minor, long-eyelashed Hollywood leading lady in Harold Lloyd and Frank Capra movies to starring in West End plays by Eugene O'Neill, Noël Coward and William Shakespeare. Constance Cummings: Vastly underrated actress should be better remembered Actress Constance Cummings, whose career spanned more than six decades […]


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Constance Cummings: Vastly Underrated Actress Went from Harold Lloyd to Eugene O'Neill



The Movies' Top Five Scariest Living Dead: Sex, Greed & Supernatural Beings

Hell's Kitchen: Soul stew image likely from the 1922 Benjamin Christensen horror classic 'Häxan / Witchcraft Through the Ages.' Day of the Dead post: Cinema's Top Five Scariest Living Dead We should all be eternally grateful to the pagans, who had the foresight to come up with many (most?) of […]


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The Movies' Top Five Scariest Living Dead: Sex, Greed & Supernatural Beings



Scream Queens: Top Ten List Includes Unexpected Choices

Top Ten Scream Queens: Barbara Steele, who both emitted screams and elicited same, is in a category of her own. Top Ten Scream Queens Halloween is over until next year, but the equally bewitching Day of the Dead is just around the corner. So, dead or alive, here's my revised […]


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Scream Queens: Top Ten List Includes Unexpected Choices



Maureen O'Hara Movies: TCM Tribute to the 'Queen of Technicolor'

Maureen O'Hara: Queen of Technicolor. Maureen O'Hara movies: TCM tribute Veteran actress and Honorary Oscar recipient Maureen O'Hara, who died at age 95 on Oct. 24, '15, in Boise, Idaho, will be remembered by Turner Classic Movies with a 24-hour film tribute on Friday, Nov. 20. At one point known […]


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Maureen O'Hara Movies: TCM Tribute to the 'Queen of Technicolor'



Joan Leslie Dead at 90: Actress Fought Warner Bros. + Danced with Fred Astaire & James Cagney

Joan Leslie. Joan Leslie: Actress who fought Warner Bros. and co-starred opposite Gary Cooper and Fred Astaire dead at 90 Joan Leslie, best (somewhat mis)remembered as sweet girl next door types in Hollywood movies of the '40s, died on Oct. 12, '15, in Los Angeles. Leslie (born on Jan. 26, […]


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Joan Leslie Dead at 90: Actress Fought Warner Bros. + Danced with Fred Astaire & James Cagney



Coleen Gray: From Stanley Kubrick to 'The Leech Woman,' School Prayer Amendment Fight

Coleen Gray: Actress and film noir good girl went from Stanley Kubrick's 'The Killing' to 'The Leech Woman.' Coleen Gray: Actress in early Stanley Kubrick film noir, destroyer of men in cult horror 'classic' Actress Coleen Gray, best known as the leading lady in Stanley Kubrick's film noir The Killing […]


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Coleen Gray: From Stanley Kubrick to 'The Leech Woman,' School Prayer Amendment Fight



Child Actor Dickie Moore Dies: 'Our Gang' Member Gave Shirley Temple Her First Screen Kiss

Child actor Dickie Moore: 'Our Gang' member. Former child actor Dickie Moore dead at 89: Film career ranged from 'Our Gang' shorts to features opposite Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper and Shirley Temple 1930s child actor Dickie Moore, whose 100+ movie career ranged from Our Gang shorts to playing opposite the […]


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Child Actor Dickie Moore Dies: 'Our Gang' Member Gave Shirley Temple Her First Screen Kiss



Susan Hayward Movies: Best Actress Academy Award Winner Is Star of the Month

Susan Hayward ca. 1940s. Susan Hayward movies: Best Actress Oscar winner is TCM Star of the Month Fiery redhead Susan Hayward is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month in Sept. 2015. Like Ida Lupino, Hayward was a would-be Bette Davis that only sporadically landed roles to match her thespian […]


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Susan Hayward Movies: Best Actress Academy Award Winner Is Star of the Month



Cate Blanchett in Lucille Ball Biopic: Oscar Winner Aaron Sorkin to Write Screenplay

Lucille Ball: The glamour look. Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball: Actress won Oscar for incarnating Ball's fellow RKO contract player Katharine Hepburn Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is reportedly slated to star in a biopic of former RKO and MGM actress and big-time television comedienne Lucille Ball. Aaron Sorkin, […]


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Cate Blanchett in Lucille Ball Biopic: Oscar Winner Aaron Sorkin to Write Screenplay



Dean Jones Actor Dies: From Disney Hit 'The Love Bug' to Christian Movies

Dean Jones: Actor in Disney and Christian movies. Dean Jones: Actor who went from 'The Love Bug' and 'That Darn Cat!' to Christian movies dead at 84 Dean Jones, best known for playing befuddled heroes in 1960s Walt Disney movies such as That Darn Cat! and The Love Bug, died […]


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Dean Jones Actor Dies: From Disney Hit 'The Love Bug' to Christian Movies



James Woods Twitter Lawsuit: Slander Case or Social Media Freedom of Speech Attack?

James Woods in Videodrome. James Woods in $10 million Twitter lawsuit feud: Crassly vocal right-wing actor goes after two crassly vocal users who attacked him In a letter dated Aug. 21, '15, Twitter attorney Ryan Mrazik ridiculed Surf's Up and Scary Movie 2 actor James Woods, while also highlighting the […]


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James Woods Twitter Lawsuit: Slander Case or Social Media Freedom of Speech Attack?



Gary Cooper Movies: Playing Lover-Daddy to Joan Leslie & Audrey Hepburn

Gary Cooper movies: Screen icon at his best and his worst in three star vehicles. Gary Cooper movies on TCM: Iconic star at both his best and his worst Gary Cooper is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 30, '15. Unfortunately, TCM isn't presenting any Cooper […]


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Gary Cooper Movies: Playing Lover-Daddy to Joan Leslie & Audrey Hepburn



Ingrid Bergman Movies: From Moody 'Gaslight' to Classy 'Autumn Sonata'

Ingrid Bergman ca. early 1940s. Ingrid Bergman movies on TCM: From the artificial 'Gaslight' to the magisterial 'Autumn Sonata' Two days ago, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series highlighted the film career of Greta Garbo. Today, Aug. 28, '15, TCM is focusing on another Swedish actress, three-time Academy […]


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Ingrid Bergman Movies: From Moody 'Gaslight' to Classy 'Autumn Sonata'



Greta Garbo Movies: Unique Silent Era Superstar

Greta Garbo movies: The Kiss was her final silent film. Greta Garbo movies: Rare silent era star on TCM Greta Garbo, a rarity among silent era movie stars, is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” performer today, Aug. 26. Now, why would Garbo be considered a silent era rarity? […]


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Greta Garbo Movies: Unique Silent Era Superstar



Robert Pattinson E.T. Astronaut

Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and […]


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Robert Pattinson E.T. Astronaut



Virginia Bruce Movies: Largely Forgotten Actress Did NOT Go from 'Ziegfeld' to Morrissey

Virginia Bruce: MGM actress ca. 1935. Virginia Bruce movies on TCM: Actress was the cherry on 'The Great Ziegfeld' wedding cake Unfortunately, Turner Classic Movies has chosen not to feature any non-Hollywood stars – or any out-and-out silent film stars – in its 2015 “Summer Under the Stars” series.* On […]


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Virginia Bruce Movies: Largely Forgotten Actress Did NOT Go from 'Ziegfeld' to Morrissey



Debbie Reynolds Movies: 'The Singing Nun' Treacle vs. Real Life Tragedy

Debbie Reynolds: MGM singing and dancing star ca. early 1950s. Debbie Reynolds movies: Oscar nominee for 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' sweetness and light in phony 'The Singing Nun' Debbie Reynolds is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 23, '15. An MGM contract player from 1950 to […]


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Debbie Reynolds Movies: 'The Singing Nun' Treacle vs. Real Life Tragedy



Batgirl Yvonne Craig Dies: 'Star Trek' Villainess, Elvis Presley Movies

Batgirl Yvonne Craig: Barbara Gordon in cult TV series. Batgirl Yvonne Craig dead at 78: Also featured in 'Star Trek' episode, Elvis Presley movies Yvonne Craig, best known as Batgirl in the 1960s television series Batman, died of complications from breast cancer on Monday, Aug. 17, '15, at her home […]


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Batgirl Yvonne Craig Dies: 'Star Trek' Villainess, Elvis Presley Movies



Patricia Neal Movies: 'The Day the Earth Stood Still,' 'A Face in the Crowd' More Pertinent Than Ever

Patricia Neal ca. 1950. Patricia Neal movies: 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' & 'A Face in the Crowd' Back in 1949, few would have predicted that Gary Cooper's leading lady in King Vidor's The Fountainhead would go on to win a Best Actress Academy Award 15 years later. Patricia […]


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Patricia Neal Movies: 'The Day the Earth Stood Still,' 'A Face in the Crowd' More Pertinent Than Ever



Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Movies: From Boytoy to Drug Smuggler

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.: Rare movie star child to achieve Hollywood success. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was never as popular as his father, silent film superstar Douglas Fairbanks, who starred in one action-adventure blockbuster after another in the 1920s (The Mark of Zorro, Robin Hood, The Thief of Bagdad) and whose stardom […]


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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Movies: From Boytoy to Drug Smuggler



Groucho Marx Movies: From Hit 'A Night at the Opera' to Bomb 'The Story of Mankind'

Groucho Marx in 'Duck Soup.' Groucho Marx movies: 'Duck Soup,' 'The Story of Mankind' and romancing Margaret Dumont on TCM Groucho Marx – the bespectacled, cigar-chomping, (painted) mustached, (painted) thick-eyebrowed Marx brother – is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 14, '15. Marx Brothers fans will […]


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Groucho Marx Movies: From Hit 'A Night at the Opera' to Bomb 'The Story of Mankind'



Ann-Margret Movies: From Elvis Presley to 'Tommy,' 'Carnal Knowledge'

Ann-Margret movies: From sex kitten and Elvis Presley leading lady to two-time Oscar nominee. Ann-Margret movies: From Elvis Presley to 'Tommy,' 'Carnal Knowledge' Oscar nominations Ann-Margret, the '60s star who went from sex kitten and Elvis Presley leading lady to respected actress and two-time Academy Award nominee, is Turner Classic […]


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Ann-Margret Movies: From Elvis Presley to 'Tommy,' 'Carnal Knowledge'



Robert Mitchum Movies: 'The Yakuza' Surprising Casting, 'Ryan's Daughter' Cast Against Type

Robert Mitchum ca. late 1940s. Robert Mitchum movies 'The Yakuza,' 'Ryan's Daughter' on TCM Today, Aug. 12, '15, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series is highlighting the career of Robert Mitchum. Two of the films being shown this evening are The Yakuza and Ryan's Daughter. The former is […]


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Robert Mitchum Movies: 'The Yakuza' Surprising Casting, 'Ryan's Daughter' Cast Against Type



Uggie: 'The Artist' Scene-Stealing Dog Star Remembered

Uggie: 'The Artist' dog star. Uggie, 'The Artist' scene-stealing dog star, has died The biggest non-human movie star of the 21st century, Uggie, whose scene-stealing cuteness helped to earn Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist the 2011 Best Picture Academy Award, has died. According to his official Facebook page, he had been […]


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Uggie: 'The Artist' Scene-Stealing Dog Star Remembered



Rex Ingram (Actor): Early Black Performer in Hollywood Films

Rex Ingram in 'The Thief of Bagdad' 1940 with tiny Sabu. Actor Rex Ingram movies on TCM: Early black film performer in 'Cabin in the Sky,' 'Anna Lucasta' It's somewhat unusual for two well-known film celebrities, whether past or present, to share the same name.[1] One such rarity is – […]


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Rex Ingram (Actor): Early Black Performer in Hollywood Films



Joan Crawford Movies: 'The Women' 1939, Banned Christian-Themed Drama

Joan Crawford: Ambitious, driven Movie Star. Joan Crawford movies on TCM: Underrated actress, top star in several of her greatest roles If there was ever a professional who was utterly, completely, wholeheartedly dedicated to her craft, Joan Crawford was it. Ambitious, driven, talented, smart, obsessive, calculating, she had whatever it […]


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Joan Crawford Movies: 'The Women' 1939, Banned Christian-Themed Drama



Robert Walker: Actor Ran Gamut from Hetero Boy-Next-Door to Murderous Gay Psychopath

Robert Walker: Actor in MGM films of the '40s. Robert Walker: Actor who conveyed boy-next-door charms, psychoses At least on screen, I've always found the underrated actor Robert Walker to be everything his fellow – and more famous – MGM contract player James Stewart only pretended to be: shy, amiable, […]


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Robert Walker: Actor Ran Gamut from Hetero Boy-Next-Door to Murderous Gay Psychopath



Raymond Massey Movies: From Abraham Lincoln to Boris Karloff and H.G. Wells

Raymond Massey ca. 1940. Raymond Massey movies: From Lincoln to Boris Karloff Though hardly remembered today, the Toronto-born Raymond Massey was a top supporting player – and sometime lead – in both British and American movies from the early '30s all the way to the early '60s. During that period, […]


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Raymond Massey Movies: From Abraham Lincoln to Boris Karloff and H.G. Wells



Katharine Hepburn Movies: Women in Drag, in Love & in Danger

Katharine Hepburn movies. Katharine Hepburn movies: Woman in drag, in love, in danger In case you're suffering from insomnia, you might want to spend your night and early morning watching Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series. Four-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn is TCM's star today, […]


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Katharine Hepburn Movies: Women in Drag, in Love & in Danger



Michael Caine Movies: Heroes and Villains from Gay Wife Murderer to 'Best British Film' Star

Michael Caine young. Michael Caine movies: From Irwin Allen bombs to Woody Allen classic It's hard to believe that Michael Caine has been around making movies for nearly six decades. No wonder he's had time to appear – in roles big and small and tiny – in more than 120 […]


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Michael Caine Movies: Heroes and Villains from Gay Wife Murderer to 'Best British Film' Star



Fred Astaire Movies: Dancing in the Dark, on the Ceiling and with Ginger Rogers

Fred Astaire ca. 1935. Fred Astaire movies: Dancing in the dark, on the ceiling on TCM Aug. 5, '15, is Fred Astaire Day on Turner Classic Movies, as TCM continues with its “Summer Under the Stars” series. Just don't expect any rare Astaire movies, as the actor-singer-dancer's star vehicles – […]


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Fred Astaire Movies: Dancing in the Dark, on the Ceiling and with Ginger Rogers



Teresa Wright Movies: Deceptively Demure in 'The Little Foxes,' 'Shadow of a Doubt'

Teresa Wright ca. 1945. Teresa Wright movies on TCM: 'The Little Foxes,' 'The Pride of the Yankees' Pretty, talented Teresa Wright made a relatively small number of movies: 28 in all, over the course of more than half a century. Most of her films have already been shown on Turner […]


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Teresa Wright Movies: Deceptively Demure in 'The Little Foxes,' 'Shadow of a Doubt'



Adolphe Menjou Movies: Old Hollywood's Low-Grade Urbane Charmer

Adolphe Menjou: 'Debonair' style on screen, boorish right-wing politics off screen. Adolphe Menjou movies today: Actor was known for 'suave' characterizations on-screen and boorish right-wing politics off-screen Despite countless stories to the contrary, numerous silent film performers managed to survive the coming of sound. Yet Adolphe Menjou, the embodiment of […]


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Adolphe Menjou Movies: Old Hollywood's Low-Grade Urbane Charmer



Olivia de Havilland Movies: 'Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte' as Favor to Bette Davis

Olivia de Havilland as Lady Marian in 'The Adventures of Robin Hood.' Olivia de Havilland on TCM: Your chance to watch 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' for the 384th time Olivia de Havilland is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 2, '15. The two-time Best Actress […]


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Olivia de Havilland Movies: 'Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte' as Favor to Bette Davis



Omar Sharif Movies: Stardom Boosted by 'Doctor Zhivago,' Busted by Che Guevara

Omar Sharif in 'Doctor Zhivago.' Egyptian actor Omar Sharif Following the long Theodore Bikel article posted yesterday (July 22, '15), below is a brief career recap of Egyptian film star Omar Sharif, who died on July 10 and whose credits include the David Lean-directed classics Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor […]


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Omar Sharif Movies: Stardom Boosted by 'Doctor Zhivago,' Busted by Che Guevara



Theodore Bikel: Social Activist, Vanessa Redgrave 'The Palestinian' Spat

Theodore Bikel: Folk singer, actor and political/social activist. Theodore Bikel: Social/political and union activist (See previous post: “Theodore Bikel: From 'Fiddler on the Roof' to 'Star Trek.'”) Besides his acting and singing gigs, Theodore Bikel was a dedicated social activist, having been a longtime supporter of various causes, both cultural […]


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Theodore Bikel: Social Activist, Vanessa Redgrave 'The Palestinian' Spat



Theodore Bikel: From 'Fiddler on the Roof' to 'Star Trek'

Theodore Bikel. Theodore Bikel dead at 91: Oscar-nominated actor and folk singer best known for stage musicals 'The Sound of Music,' 'Fiddler on the Roof' Folk singer, social and union activist, and stage, film, and television actor Theodore Bikel, best remembered for starring in the Broadway musical The Sound of […]


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Theodore Bikel: From 'Fiddler on the Roof' to 'Star Trek'



Glenda Jackson: 2-Time Best Actress Oscar Winner, Former MP Comeback via Emile Zola

Glenda Jackson: Actress and former Labour MP. Two-time Oscar winner and former Labour MP Glenda Jackson returns to acting Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson set aside her acting career after becoming a Labour Party MP in 1992. Four years ago, Jackson, who represented the Greater London constituency […]


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Glenda Jackson: 2-Time Best Actress Oscar Winner, Former MP Comeback via Emile Zola



Olivia de Havilland Turns 99: Two-Time Best Actress Oscar Winner Made Labor Law History

Olivia de Havilland. Labor relations' history-making 'Gone with the Wind' star and two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland turns 99 Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland, the only surviving major Gone with the Wind cast member and oldest surviving Oscar winner, is turning 99 years […]


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Olivia de Havilland Turns 99: Two-Time Best Actress Oscar Winner Made Labor Law History



Eddie Redmayne, Bong Joon-ho: Academy Invites Eclectic International Talent

Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything: Academy Actors Branch invitee. Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals “who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to […]


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Eddie Redmayne, Bong Joon-ho: Academy Invites Eclectic International Talent



Laura Antonelli: 'Malizia' Actress Who Led Troubled Life Found Dead

Laura Antonelli: 'Malizia' actress. Laura Antonelli: 'Malizia' sex symbol who led troubled life found dead (Note: This Laura Antonelli article is currently being revised and expanded.) Laura Antonelli, for a brief while an international star thanks to scandalous sex-themed movies such as Malizia and The Divine Nymph, and who later […]


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Laura Antonelli: 'Malizia' Actress Who Led Troubled Life Found Dead



Father's Day Top 5 Movies: From Compassionate Gregory Peck to Sociopath John Gielgud

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Father's Day Top 5 Movies: From Compassionate Gregory Peck to Sociopath John Gielgud



Ron Moody: 'Doctor Who' Oscar-Nominated Actor Biggest Regret

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Ron Moody: 'Doctor Who' Oscar-Nominated Actor Biggest Regret



Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91

Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' movie. Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' actor nominated for an Oscar dead at 91 Two well-regarded, nonagenarian British performers have died in the last few days: 93-year-old Christopher Lee (June 7, '15), best known for his many portrayals of Dracula and assorted movie villains and weirdos, from the title […]


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Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91



Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' Movie Images & Old Lois Lane Rumors

Kristen Stewart in 'On the Road': Dancing with Garrett Hedlund. Down memory lane: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' images At the time best known as The Twilight Saga's conflicted human Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart was cast as the exuberant Marylou in Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack […]


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Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' Movie Images & Old Lois Lane Rumors



Brad Pitt 'Glory Days' Costar Nicholas Kallsen Dead at 48

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Brad Pitt 'Glory Days' Costar Nicholas Kallsen Dead at 48



Jayne Meadows dead at 95: Minor Movie Actress Became Emmy-Nominated Television Celebrity

Jayne Meadows. Three-time Emmy nominee Jayne Meadows dead at 95 Jayne Meadows, best known for her show business partnership with husband and television personality Steve Allen, died of “natural causes” on April 26, '15, at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Encino. Meadows was 95. From minor film […]


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Jayne Meadows dead at 95: Minor Movie Actress Became Emmy-Nominated Television Celebrity



Kristen Stewart in 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Movie Cast: The 'Catch-22' of Iraq War?

Kristen Stewart: 'Camp X-Ray' star to join 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' cast. Kristen Stewart to join 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' movie After putting away her Bella Swan wig and red (formerly brown) contact lenses, Kristen Stewart has been making a number of interesting career choices. Here are three […]


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Kristen Stewart in 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Movie Cast: The 'Catch-22' of Iraq War?



Teresa Wright Was Earliest Surviving Best Supporting Actress Winner

Teresa Wright ca. 1950. Teresa Wright: Later years (See previous post: “From Broadway Hit to More Hollywood Movies Somewhere in Time & The Rainmaker.”) Teresa Wright and Robert Anderson were divorced in 1978. They would remain friends in the ensuing years.[1] Wright spent most of the last decade of her […]


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Teresa Wright Was Earliest Surviving Best Supporting Actress Winner



Teresa Wright: From Broadway Hit to 'Somewhere in Time' and 'The Rainmaker'

Teresa Wright in 'The Dark at the Top of the Stairs,' with Pat Hingle. Teresa Wright Broadway comeback: 'The Dark at the Top of the Stairs' (See previous post: “Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Mother Roles and 'The Miracle Worker.'”) In 1952, Teresa Wright was featured alongside fellow Hollywood […]


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Teresa Wright: From Broadway Hit to 'Somewhere in Time' and 'The Rainmaker'



Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Mother Roles and 'The Miracle Worker'

Teresa Wright in 'The Actress': Jean Simmons' mother and Spencer Tracy's wife. Teresa Wright in the 1950s: From Marlon Brando leading lady to spinsters and mother roles in less than five years (See preceding post: “Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out.”) “I'd rather have luck than brains!” Teresa […]


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Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Mother Roles and 'The Miracle Worker'



Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out

Teresa Wright 'The Men' publicity shot. Teresa Wright-Samuel Goldwyn association comes to a nasty end (See preceding post: “Teresa Wright in 'The Best Years of Our Lives': Mammoth Blockbuster Was Career Highlight.”) Whether or not because she was aware that Enchantment wasn't going to be the hit she needed – […]


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Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out



Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg to Join Woody Allen Movie Project?

Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg: American Ultra. Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg to join Woody Allen movie cast? American Ultra stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will reportedly be reunited later this year in another project: Woody Allen's next as-yet-untitled feature. Bruce Willis is the third cast member whose name has […]


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Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg to Join Woody Allen Movie Project?



Teresa Wright in 'The Best Years of Our Lives': Mammoth Blockbuster Was Career Highlight

'The Best Years of Our Lives': Blockbuster with Michael Hall, Fredric March, Myrna Loy and Teresa Wright. Teresa Wright: Missing out on 'Duel in the Sun,' but scoring with 'The Best Years of Our Lives' (See previous post: “Teresa Wright in 'Shadow of a Doubt': Alfred Hitchcock Heroine in His […]


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Teresa Wright in 'The Best Years of Our Lives': Mammoth Blockbuster Was Career Highlight



Teresa Wright in 'Shadow of a Doubt': Hitchcock Heroine in His Favorite Movie

Teresa Wright in 'Shadow of a Doubt,' facing serial killer Joseph Cotten. Teresa Wright in 'Shadow of a Doubt': Alfred Hitchcock heroine in the director's favorite film (See preceding article: “Teresa Wright: Actress Made Oscar History.”) After scoring with The Little Foxes, Mrs. Miniver, and The Pride of the Yankees, […]


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Teresa Wright in 'Shadow of a Doubt': Hitchcock Heroine in His Favorite Movie



Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Accident

Harrison Ford: Private plane pilot/actor as Colonel Graff in 'Ender's Game.' Harrison Ford injured in plane accident Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark actor Harrison Ford was supposed to be in critical condition – later reports have upgraded the alarmist news to “fair” or “stable” condition – following […]


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Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Accident



Teresa Wright: Actress Made Academy Awards History

Teresa Wright. Teresa Wright: Actress made Oscar history Teresa Wright, best remembered for her Oscar-winning performance in the World War II melodrama Mrs. Miniver and for her deceptively fragile, small-town heroine in Alfred Hitchcock's mystery-drama Shadow of a Doubt, died at age 86 ten years ago (2005) – on March […]


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Teresa Wright: Actress Made Academy Awards History



Kristen Stewart in Kelly Reichardt Movie with Michelle Williams & Laura Dern

Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria.' Kristen Stewart joins Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project This news bit has been everywhere online, but just in case you've missed it: History-making César Award winner Kristen Stewart has joined three-time Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams and two-time Oscar nominee Laura Dern in an as yet […]


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Kristen Stewart in Kelly Reichardt Movie with Michelle Williams & Laura Dern



'Still Alice' vs 'Maps to the Stars': Julianne Moore Oscar Helps 1 Film

Still Alice with Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart. 'Still Alice' and 'Maps to the Star's box office: Julianne Moore Oscar helps only one movie (See previous post: “'The Lazarus Effect' Box Office: Olivia Wilde Horror Movie Arrives Comatose.”) The Oscars do matter. As mentioned in the previous post, Alejandro González […]


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'Still Alice' vs 'Maps to the Stars': Julianne Moore Oscar Helps 1 Film



'Focus' Movie: Will Smith Third-Worst Box-Office Opening

'Focus' movie with Will Smith: Weekend box office dud. 'Focus' movie: Will Smith has third weakest weekend box office debut of his career According to those referred to in polite society as “conservatives,” winter storms and freezing temperatures are evidence that there's no such thing as global warming. Let's not […]


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'Focus' Movie: Will Smith Third-Worst Box-Office Opening



Marc Allégret: From André Gide Lover to Simone Simon Starmaker

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Marc Allégret: From André Gide Lover to Simone Simon Starmaker



Academy Award Winners: Meryl Streep Breaks Two Oscar Records

Chris Pratt at Oscar 2015 rehearsals. Oscar 2015 winners The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found further below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have […]


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Academy Award Winners: Meryl Streep Breaks Two Oscar Records



Simone Simon Remembered: Sex Kitten and Femme Fatale

Simone Simon: Femme fatale in 'Cat People.' Simone Simon: Remembering the 'Cat People' and 'La Bête Humaine' actress Pert, pretty, pouty, and fiery-tempered Simone Simon – who died at age 94 ten years ago, on Feb. 22, '05 – is best known for her starring role in Jacques Tourneur's cult […]


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Simone Simon Remembered: Sex Kitten and Femme Fatale



Lizabeth Scott Dead at 92: Film Noir Star & Elvis Presley Leading Lady

Lizabeth Scott dead at 92: Film noir star of the '40s and '50s Lizabeth Scott, a Paramount star in the 1940s usually cast as film noir heroines, died of congestive heart failure on Jan. 31, 2015, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Scott, born (as Emma Matzo) on Sept. […]


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Lizabeth Scott Dead at 92: Film Noir Star & Elvis Presley Leading Lady



Catherine Deneuve: César Award Record-Tier

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Catherine Deneuve: César Award Record-Tier



Kristen Stewart, Catherine Deneuve Make César Award History

Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' with Juliette Binoche. Kristen Stewart, Catherine Deneuve make César Award history Kristen Stewart and Catherine Deneuve are two 2015 César Award nominees making history. The French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts announced the nominations on Jan. 28, '15; the César Awards […]


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Kristen Stewart, Catherine Deneuve Make César Award History



Sean Penn: Honorary César Goes Hollywood (Again)

Sean Penn in '21 Grams.' Sean Penn: Honorary César once again goes Hollywood Sean Penn, 54, will receive the 2015 Honorary César (César d'Honneur), the French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts has announced. That means the French Academy's powers-that-be are once again trying to make the Prix César […]


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Sean Penn: Honorary César Goes Hollywood (Again)



Young Robert Redford: Bad Politics and Good Movies

Young Robert Redford as Bob McKay in 'The Candidate.' Robert Redford and politics: 'The Candidate,' 'All the President's Men' A young Robert Redford can be seen in The Candidate, All the President's Men, Three Days of the Condor, and Downhill Racer as Turner Classic Movies' Redford series comes to a […]


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Young Robert Redford: Bad Politics and Good Movies