*A to Z of actresses and actors*:)
Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:11 AM
America's Mermaid). Did less well in later dramas (The Unguarded Moment, Raw Wind In
Eden). Concensus: "Wet, she's a star. Dry, not so much." Profitably allowed her name to be
used by a line of ladies' swimwear, and a line of swimming pools.
Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:32 AM
She made a few movies, including A Wedding, American Gigolo...she always seemed to be in a drug induced haze...great looking, though.
Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:11 PM
and did a few English-speaking films. (I saw her in a play by Harold Pinter. She was
good, but the play was awful, in my opinion) I guess that's Harold Pinter for you.
Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:21 AM
One of the last of the studio "Big Stars".
Started as a child actress, most notably in National Velvet.
Went on to become one of the most beautiful, and, imho, one of the most talented, if under-rated, actresses around. The first actress to earn a million dollars for her role in Cleopatra. Won two Oscars, one for her least favorite picture, Butterfield Eight, and one for Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolfe.
Her private life has been the stuff from which soaps are made!
Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:04 AM
*Sawyer,Joe*: Appeared everywhere during the 30s and 40s in over 200 films. mostly playing mugs.
In films like "Hold Your Man", "The Westerner",The Informer" "North to Alaska' and How thw West Was Won"( his last film).
Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:56 PM
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:15 PM
Credits include Who'll Stop The Rain?, Cannery Row, Jfferson In Paris, Q&A. Has a reputation for avoiding some big-budget productions, and concentrating on his interest in the scripts and the characters.
Posted 12 May 2008 - 03:25 PM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 03:02 PM
> *Egan, Richard*
> A well-known actor, one of the 'heartthrobs" of the 60's. Played the bad guy in Ben Hur.
Actually, Stephen Boyd played Massala in the 1059 Ben Hur
But Richard Egan looked very much like him when he played King Leonidas in The 300 Spartans. Egan also played Elvis Presley's big brother in Love Me Tender
Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:46 PM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:01 PM
credits in English Lit. One of the unofficial Sam Peckinpah stock company, he played Billy The Kid and The Rubber Duck (Convoy). A movie-series stint as Wesley Snipes' mentor/ father-
figure/ weapons maker in the Blade franchise. The brutal racist Sheriff in Lone Star.
A leader of the beleaguered Humans in the Planet Of The Apes remake. His signature roles: '**** Buck" in Songwriter, and the title role in Cisco Pike.
As a Poet and Lyricist, Kris gave a generation a few of its catch-phrases:
"Feeling good was good enough."
"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."
"The going up was worth the coming down."
...And as a movie ad-lib: "Don't quit the day job just yet, Honey."
Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:33 PM
Does this mean that the spirit of Hagen will haunt me for eternity?
Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:23 PM
Hey Jim: "Hagen, Jean--Very beautiful, completely under-rated actress. Always played the "best friend" of the star. Bette Davis' pal in "Dark Victory". She did a completely different type in "Singing In The Rain", for which she received an Academy Award nomination. Danny Thomas' wife in "Make Room For Daddy"
You're mixing up Hagen with the beautiful Fitzgerald. Geraldine played Davis' best friend in "Dark Victory."
"You're passing up a great opportunity. Where I spit, no grass grows...ever!"
Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:02 PM
*Ironside,Michael*: A Canadian actor in over 150 films best remembered for films "Scanners" "Total Recall" and "The Perfect Storm" and "Robo-Cop" usually playing the villain. Made numerious TV roles and Voice Overs for Video Games like "Splinter Cell".
Posted 12 May 2008 - 11:48 AM
Griffiths, Rachel: Attractive Australian-born actress, first brought to US viewers' attention
as Toni Collette's gal pal in Muriel's Wedding. Oscar-nominated for Hilary And Jackie.
Extensive TV work in the US, including the Cable series Six Feet Under, and the current ABC
series Brothers And Sisters.
Now, we're ready for I.
Posted 11 May 2008 - 02:52 PM
Very beautiful, completely under-rated actress. Always played the "best friend" of the star. Bette Davis' pal in "Dark Victory". She did a completely different type in "Singing In The Rain", for which she received an Academy Award nomination. Danny Thomas' wife in "Make Room For Daddy".
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 08:36 AM
She never became the star she might have been, and wound up playing character parts. Bedst remembered for her role of Bette Davis' secretary and best friend in Dark Victory, and Wilson's wife Grace in Wilson.
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