yanceycravat

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  1. I once asked Bob if he thought his dad would have done TV had he lived and he didn't hesitate to say he would have. I opined that he would have made a good Doc on Gunsmoke or some other western being shot at the time. Robert also told me what his father said regarding his Oscar nomination for playing Yancey Cravat in Cimarron, "I rode the crest of that wave for fifteen years." I thought that was a fascinating admission.
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    Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread

    Robert Dix, Actor in 'Forbidden Planet' and 'Forty Guns,' Dies at 83 My buddy Robert Dix passed away on August 7th. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-dix-dead-forbidden-planet-forty-guns-actor-son-richard-dix-dies-at-83-1132829 I initially met Bob through my interest in his father Richard Dix. We became friendly and I often attended movie nights when he was married to Mary Ellen and lived in Chatsworth. Bob had a lot of wives. When I first met Bob it seemed to me every time I saw him there was another wife with him. Either a previous one or a current one! He moved to Arizona after his divorce from Mary Ellen a few years back. And as happens we lost touch. He was a great guy and sure led an interesting life. I urge you to read his book. It offers an interesting glimpse into what it's like to be the child of a movie star. I hope there's lots of chicken, Bob!
  3. My buddy Robert Dix passed away on August 7th. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-dix-dead-forbidden-planet-forty-guns-actor-son-richard-dix-dies-at-83-1132829 I initially met Bob through my interest in his father Richard Dix. We became friendly and I often attended movie nights when he was married to Mary Ellen and lived in Chatsworth. Bob had a lot of wives. When I first met Bob it seemed to me every time I saw him there was another wife with him. Either a previous one or a current one! He moved to Arizona after his divorce from Mary Ellen a few years back. And as happens we lost touch. He was a great guy and sure led an interesting life. I urge you to read his book. It offers an interesting glimpse into what it's like to be the child of a movie star. I hope there's lots of chicken, Bob!
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    NEW HOSTS DAVE KARGER AND ALICIA MALONE...

    If the promos are to be believed he'd be OK talking about Doris Day...
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    Mary Carlisle has died

    One of the loveliest people I have ever met. It was always a pleasure to see her. I often wonder about the happenstance of some people who quietly pass through our lives. I certainly can't say I knew Mary well. Though we met several times, and had somewhat lengthy conversations, her age prevented her from really remembering these facts. Still, I was always charmed by her and was left wishing I could have known her in her prime. Again, a sweet, lovely, lady. I'm so glad she graced my life. I am left knowing I'm better for it. Yancey
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    Favorite Alan Smithee Movie

    Great idea for a TCM theme night... Celebrating the films of "Alan Smithee". I don't think that's ever been done!!!!!
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    Eddie Muller's Humor

    Ditto!
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    Filmic Ailurophobia

    Bell, Book and Candle for sure!
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    Barbara Stanwyck's son

    Well from the looks of things he died February 5, 2006. About 8 months after this thread was first started! https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/153811054/anthony-dion-fay
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    Barbara Stanwyck's son

    Well, HOLY COW! I didn't see that. My god that's hilarious. Now we have to start a what's the oldest thread on here thread! Thanks for the heads up!
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    Barbara Stanwyck's son

    I'd like to correct some of the math here. If Dion is still alive he'd be in his 80's not 70's!
  12. Kyle was one of the nicest people. He also attended many of the TCM Festivals. That's where I first met him. He was always willing to talk movies to anyone. There are others on here who knew him way better than I. But I am grateful for the few times I was in his company. There was a time before the boards were updated when you clicked on the link above the message boards it took you to a page that had a photo of Kyle and RO taken when Kyle was a guest programmer. I may be wrong but I remember Kyle as one of those folks who didn't have health insurance before the Obamacare era. He couldn't afford to get sick and he did. Such a shame and a real tragedy for us. His continued presence here on the TCM Boards is wholly warranted and greatly appreciated by those who knew him.
  13. The whole thing is very surreal to say the least! It had to be even then, maybe more so.
  14. According to my notes the last time Wonder Bar played was June 6th 2007. While it's possible Mammy played at some point I show no record of it playing anytime after Dec. 2006. Both Mammy and Wonder Bar are available on DVD from Warner Archive. Wonder Bar has that outrageous number headed by both Jolson and Hal LeRoy in blackface called "Goin to Heaven on A Mule". It's completely indescribable. What can you say when Hal LeRoy emerges tap dancing from a watermelon? Yes, it certainly was a different time!!!

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