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...actress Ursula Andress, who turned 81 today. She was filmdom's first primary Bond Girl and made an unforgettable beachfront appearance in "Doctor No" (1962).

 

 

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ALL of her appearances were unforgettable.

 

I wish her a happy.  :)

 

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...Academy Award winner Holly Hunter, who was born on March 20, 1958. She again will provide the voice of Elastigirl in the animated sequel to "The Incredibles" (2004), scheduled for release next year.

 

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Add to her---

 

CARL REINER who's 95 today...

 

WILLIAM HURT  67

 

SPIKE LEE, 60.

 

 

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...Gary Oldman, who was born March 21, 1958. He is one of the movies' great character actors, having played such diverse characters as Beethoven, Count Dracula and punk rocker Sid Vicious. According to boxoffiicemojo.com, he is 13th on the list of highest-grossing actors, thanks in part to his appearances in the "Harry Potter" series, Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (2014). His movies have earned $3,301.9 billion worldwide.

 

In August, he will co-star with the all-time box-office champ -- Samuel L. Jackson -- and Ryan Reynolds in the comedy "The Hitman's Bodyguard." He's already being mentioned as a 2017 Best Actor contender for his portrayal of Sir Winston Churchill in the upcoming World War II drama "Darkest Hour."

 

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...the Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, born March 22, 1976. As a teen, she impressed many in her debut film "The Man in the Moon" (1991). She won a Best Actress Oscar 15 years later for her portrayal of country singer June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line" (2005). She earned a second Best Actress nomination for the 2014 drama "Wild," which she also co-produced.

 

Witherspoon currently can be seen with Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley in the HBO miniseries "Big Little Lies."

 

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Happy Birthday Reese Witherspoon.

Yes indeed.

 

And WILLIAM SHATNER, 86 today.

 

And guitarist GEORGE BENSON, 74

 

 

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...the two-time Oscar-nominated actress Catherine Keener, who was born March 23, 1959. She earned her first Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance in Spike Jonze's offbeat comedy "Being John Malkovich" (1999). Her second was for her portrayal of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee in the 2005 biopic "Capote." 

 

A regular in the films of director Nicole Holofcener ("Lovely and Amazing," "Friends with Money"), Keener plays Allison Williams' liberal mother in Jordan Peele's hit horror satire "Get Out."

 

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Keener (on the left) appears in Jordan Peele's current hit thriller "Get Out" 

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Yes indeed.

 

And WILLIAM SHATNER, 86 today.

 

And guitarist GEORGE BENSON, 74

 

 

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I'm a fan of old school Star Trek, and a fan of William Shatner.  Crazy as he may be.

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...New Zealand's Keisha Castle-Hughes, born March 24, 1990. On January 27, 2004, she received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the film "Whale Rider." She was 13 at the time, making her the youngest Best Actress nominee in history (the record was broken in 2013 by 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis of "Beasts of the Southern Wild"). Castle-Hughes went on to star in the films "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith" (2005) and "The Nativity Story" (2006).

 

During the past two years, she has appeared in the Emmy Award-winning television series "Game of Thrones" as Obara Sand, one of the treacherous "Sand Snakes" of Dorne.

 

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...Bonnie Bedelia, who was born March 25, 1948. She began acting in theater productions in the 1960s and made her screen debut in John Frankenheimer's 1969 film "The Gypsy Moths." That same year, she co-starred in Sydney Pollack's drama "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" She went on to star as drag racer Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney in the 1983 biopic "Heart Like a Wheel" and as Holly Gennaro McClane opposite Bruce Willis in the first two "Die Hard" thrillers.

 

From 2010 to 2015, she starred as Camille Braverman in NBC's multi-generational drama series "Parenthood."

 

Bedelia is the aunt of the former child star Macaulay Culkin and his actor brothers Kieran and Rory.

 

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How about....

 

IAN McKELLEN--77

 

ARETHA FRANKLIN--75

 

ELTON JOHN--70

 

ANN HECHE--47

 

 

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...the Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin, born March 26, 1934. He received Oscar nominations in his first years in movies (1966 and 1968 Best Actor nods for "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" and "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," respectively). But he didn't win a gold statuette until 40 years later for his supporting performance in the comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006). He also was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 2012 Best Picture winner, "Argo." 

 
His next film will be a remake of the 1979 heist film "Going With Style," which starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg. The new version, which opens April 7, 2017, teams Arkin with fellow Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and Sir Michael Caine.
 
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...the Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin, born March 26, 1934. He received Oscar nominations in his first years in movies (1966 and 1968 Best Actor nods for "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" and "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," respectively). But he never won a gold statuette until 40 years later for his supporting performance in "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006). He also was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 2012 Best Picture winner, "Argo." 

 

One of my very favorites- and a nice guy, too!  I'm looking forward to seeing "Going With Style,"

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Apparently Jakeem only wants to take on one at a time, and the one of his choosing.

 

Otherwise, he'd have mentioned also the two YOU did Sagebrush, and....

 

DIANA ROSS  73

and

JENNIFER GREY  57

 

Incidentally, here in the Detroit area back in the late '50s and early '60's, we had a Saturday TV show that presented old western serials and cartoons hosted by a fictional character called "Sagebrush Shorty".

 

Know anything about this?   ;)

 

 

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...the onetime video store clerk turned outspoken director, producer, screenwriter and sometime actor -- Quentin Tarantino, born March 27, 1963. He won Best Original Screenplay Oscars for "Pulp Fiction" (1994, shared with Roger Avary) and "Django Unchained" (2012). He has enchanted audiences and critics with character dialogues and frequently outrageous movie scenes. He's also daring -- splitting "Kill Bill" into two volumes (released in 2003 and 2004, respectively) and changing the course of history at the end of his 2009 World War II film "Inglourious Basterds." 

 

Tarantino has announced that he will retire from directing after his next two film projects.

 

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...Dianne Wiest, born March 28, 1948. She became only the second person ever to receive two Best Supporting Actress Oscars (the first was Shelley Winters). Wiest won her Academy Awards for two Woody Allen films: "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986) and "Bullets Over Broadway" (1994). She currently stars as the family matriarch in the CBS comedy series "Life in Pieces." 

 
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Wiest plays Betsy Brandt's mother in the CBS sitcom "Life in Pieces"

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...actor Scott Wilson, born March 29, 1942. His first two films were memorable. He played a murder suspect in Norman Jewison's "In the Heat of the Night," which won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1967. In Richard Brooks' screen adaptation of the Truman Capote nonfiction novel "In Cold Blood" (also 1967), Wilson and Robert Blake played the real-life convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith, respectively.

 

Wilson has had a durable career during the past 50 years. Among his other credits: "The New Centurions" (1972), "The Great Gatsby" (1974), "The Ninth Configuration" (1980), "The Right Stuff" (as pilot Scott Crossfield), "Dead Man Walking" (1995), "Shiloh" (1996, followed by two sequels), "Pearl Harbor" (2001, as General George C. Marshall) and "The Last Samurai" (2003).

 

From 2011 to 2014, the Georgia native co-starred as veterinarian Hershel Greene in the AMC television hit "The Walking Dead." The series is filmed at various locations in the Atlanta area.

 

Wilson can be seen in the much-talked-about Netflix series "The OA." He plays the adoptive father of a missing young woman (Brit Marling) who mysteriously returns home after seven years.

 

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...Warren Beatty (born March 30, 1937), the legendary leading man and filmmaker who is the only person to be Oscar-nominated four times in one year for acting, producing, directing and screenwriting. And he did it twice -- once for "Heaven Can Wait" (1978) and the other time for "Reds" (1981).

 

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Beatty has earned an impressive 14 Academy Award nominations in five different categories, winning once:

 


BEST ACTOR (4)

  • Clyde Barrow in "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967).
  • Joe Pendleton in "Heaven Can Wait" (1978).
  • John Reed in "Reds" (1981).
  • Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel in "Bugsy" (1991).
BEST DIRECTOR (2)

  • "Heaven Can Wait" (1978). Nominated with Buck Henry.
  • "Reds" (1981). WON
BEST PICTURE (4)

  • "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967).
  • "Heaven Can Wait" (1978).
  • "Reds" (1981).
  • "Bugsy" (1991). Nominated with co-producers Mark Johnson and Barry Levinson.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (3)

  • "Shampoo" (1975). Nominated with Robert Towne.
  • "Reds" (1981). Nominated with Trevor Griffiths.
  • "Bulworth" (1998). Nominated with Jeremy Pikser.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (1)

  • "Heaven Can Wait" (1978). Nominated with Elaine May.
In 2000, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Beatty with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, which goes to a producer with an excellent body of work.


 

The notorious ladies' man married actress Annette Bening in 1992, and they became the parents of four children. He did not release a film from 2002 to 2015, but he resurfaced last year as the writer, producer, director and star of the Howard Hughes biopic "Rules Don't Apply." The picture earned only $3.6 million (according to boxofficemojo.com) during a brief run in theaters.

 

Beatty's most recent public appearance was at the 89th annual Academy Awards in February, when he and "Bonnie and Clyde" co-star Faye Dunaway infamously presented the Best Picture award.

 

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RICHARD A. DYSART (b. 3/30/29) would have been 88 today.  He died April 5, 2015 at age 86. 

 

     Best known on television for L.A. LAW along with a number of notable film credits like BEING THERE (1979), THE THING (1982), PALE RIDER (1985), MASK (1985), PROPHECY (1979), THE TERMINAL MAN (1974) and many other credits for Tv guest appearances, made-for-television films and various other theatrical films. 

 

      THE TERMINAL MAN with George Segal and Joan Hackett aired not too long ago on TCM at 4:30 AM on a Sunday morning.  I watched it.  Dysart was one of the doctors trying to fix George Segal.         

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...Shirley Jones (born March 31, 1934), the stage and screen musicals star with the stellar voice who won the 1960 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her dramatic turn as a hooker in "Elmer Gantry." She attained higher visibility from 1970 to 1974 in "The Partridge Family," the TV musical sitcom modeled after the real-life band The Cowsills. Her stepson David Cassidy became a teen idol because of the show. Her eldest son Shaun Cassidy (from her marriage to actor Jack Cassidy) also became a '70s teen idol as a star of the television series "The Hardy Boys Mysteries." He is now a television writer and producer ("Emerald City").

 
Jones' other films include: "Oklahoma!" (1955), "Carousel" (1956), "April Love" (1957), "Never Steal Anything Small" (1959), "Pepe" (1960), "Two Rode Together" (1961), "The Music Man" (1962, as Marian the Librarian), "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" (1963), "Bedtime Story" (1964), "The Happy Ending" (1969) and "The Cheyenne Social Club" (1970).
 
She is one of two Academy Award-winning actresses who were named for Oscar recipient Shirley Temple. The other: Shirley MacLaine.
 
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