Richard Kimble

Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread

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Uncle Samson!  If you like Ed Wynn, you must watch the short film on YouTube "The Man In The Funny Suit".  It is a companion to the Playhouse 90 original version of "Requiem For A Heavyweight".  I saw both at a screening at UCLA and the audience was left speechless.

My best friend eats breakfast every morning in the Morning Star Cafe on 2nd Avenue and 50th Street in Manhattan. I told him to tell the owners about "Marjorie Morningstar" and that Herman Wouk is still alive. Incidentally, my pal graduated from Hunter College, just like Marjorie!

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On 5/18/2019 at 9:50 AM, lavenderblue19 said:

Herman Wouk wrote Marjorie Morningstar, one of my favorite novels when I was a teenager. Such a talented man. I've read that although the physical  appearance of Captain Queeg in the brilliant Caine Mutiny was changed for the film, he didn't mind since he felt that Bogart's portrayal was his best performance and wonderful.

His heartfelt feelings for his Jewish heritage were an important part of his storytelling. A gifted and talented writer and an important contributor to literature.

RIP Herman Wouk

 

On 5/18/2019 at 10:46 AM, Princess of Tap said:

I always loved Ed Wynn's beautiful portrayal of the uncle in " Marjorie Morningstar ".

As it just so happens, in the area of crazy timing, I saw Marjorie morningstar on DVD last week. A wonderful film with a sublime cast.

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2 hours ago, CinemaInternational said:

 

As it just so happens, in the area of crazy timing, I saw Marjorie morningstar on DVD last week. A wonderful film with a sublime cast.

I've always liked the film so much and it's such a shame that TCM no longer shows it. I've requested it many times. So true Cinema, the cast is great in Marjorie Morningstar. Natalie Wood, Gene Kelly, Claire Trevor, Ed Wynn( a very touching performance) Martin Milner,Martin Balsam and Carolyn Jones. The novel by Herman Wouk ends differently than the film's ending. I think because there's about a 20 year plus difference between when the novel and film take place, that may have played a part in the different ending. I wonder if Mr. Wouk was happy with the film, I hope so.

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Sorry to hear this. I remember her as teen star on the rise in the 60s. Not sure what happened to her.

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‘Godfather’ Actor Carmine Caridi Dies at 85

 

As reported in Variety ----

Carmine Caridi, the actor best-known for portraying Carmine Rosato in “The Godfather: Part II,” has died. He was 85.

Caridi died on Tuesday after being in a coma at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, his reps confirmed to Variety. TMZ first reported the news.

“From broadway, to film and television, Carmine spent over six decades entertaining audiences, and nothing made him happier,” his reps said in a statement. “His talent, wit, warmth, and charm will be missed. Carmine passed peacefully, surrounded by friends and family, yesterday afternoon at Cedars Sinai Hospital.”

His character in “The Godfather: Part II,” Carmine Rosato, played a key role in the territorial feud with Frank Pentangeli, played by Michael V. Gazzo. Studio executive Robert Evans said in his 1994 memoir “The Kid Stays in the Picture” that Caridi was director Francis Ford Coppola’s first choice for the role of Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather.” However, Evans, he said in the book, thought Caridi was too tall for the role, which instead went to James Caan.

The veteran actor also appeared in “The Godfather: Part III” as a different character, Albert Volpe, an investor in Michael Corleone’s casinos who is killed in an attack at a hotel in Atlantic City. He also starred in TV shows including “Phyllis,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “Taxi,” “NYPD Blue” as Detective Vince Gotelli and “Fame” as Angelo Martelli.

In 2004, Caridi became the first person to be expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was ousted for circulating screeners of movies vying for Oscar attention. Caridi and Russell Sprague were also sued by Sony and Time Warner on civil charges of copyright infringement. Caridi was cleared of wrongdoing.

 

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I haven't seen "The Godfather Part III" in a long time, but it was easy to guess that Caridi's character was killed in the movie. He was seated near oranges in the scene below -- usually a harbinger of bad news in the film series.

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