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Jimmy Edwards – Outed 'Conservative' Gay British Comedian Discussed: Q&A with Biographer Anthony Slide

Jimmy Edwards. Best known for his radio and television work – Take It from Here in the former medium; Whack-O! in the latter – British comedian Jimmy Edwards was seen, mostly in small parts, in about a dozen features from the late 1940s to the late 1960s. His most notable film role […]


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, […]


David Bowie Movies: 'Ziggy Stardust' + Nikola Tesla & Fast-Aging Vampire

David Bowie movies: 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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Dean Jones: Actor in 'The Love Bug' & Christian Movies' Has Died

Dean Jones: Actor in Walt 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, […]


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 […]


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

Ron Moody in Mel Brooks' 'The Twelve Chairs:' The 'Doctor Who' that never was. Ron Moody: 'Doctor Who' was biggest professional regret (See previous post: “Ron Moody: From Charles Dickens to Walt Disney – But No Harry Potter.”) Ron Moody was featured in about 50 television productions, both in the […]


Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor & Oscar Nominee

Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' actor played Fagin in 1968 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 […]


Teresa Wright: Actress' Broadway Hit + 'Somewhere in Time' & 'The Rainmaker'

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


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 […]


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 […]