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Thank you, Miles.  Here's a print ad:  

Vintage Ads — 1968 Texaco ad featuring Jack Benny

 

Next:  At the end of what 1968 movie does Harry Nilsson sing the entire credits?  (Meaning he sings the names of the entire cast and crew.)

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1 minute ago, Princess of Tap said:

Midnight Cowboy

Yes, Nilsson did sing Everybody's Talking at Me for Midnight Cowboy.  

 

However, for this movie he literally sang the credits meaning he sang all the names of the cast and crew for the closing credits.  Can you name this 1968 comedy?

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41 minutes ago, Peebs said:

Yes, Nilsson did sing Everybody's Talking at Me for Midnight Cowboy.  

 

However, for this movie he literally sang the credits meaning he sang all the names of the cast and crew for the closing credits.  Can you name this 1968 comedy?

Otto Preminger's Skidoo ?

Since Princess was correct with Harry Nillson, I think she should have the thread.

 

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31 minutes ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Otto Preminger's Skidoo ?

Since Princess was correct with Harry Nillson, I think she should have the thread.

 

Skidoo is correct! Nilsson sings the entire credits.  Well done, Lavender.

I mentioned Harry Nilsson in my original question, so the thread is yours.   I'll let you two Titans of trivia decide who goes next.

 

 

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This handsome man started out as a supporting actor for stars like  Edward G Robinson, James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland and Lucille Ball at various studios.

But he turned to production when television came in. He was responsible for giving one studio a virtual monopoly on classic TV series for a number of years,  making him and the studio financially successful pioneers in classic TV.  

His critics pointed out how his series were similar and credited his position to his marriage to a family member of the head of the studio.

When you identify this actor turned producer, don't forget to name at least one of his movies and one of his classic TV series

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18 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

This handsome man started out as a supporting actor for stars like  Edward G Robinson, James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland and Lucille Ball at various studios.

But he turned to production when television came in. He was responsible for giving one studio a virtual monopoly on classic TV series for a number of years,  making him and the studio financially successful pioneers in classic TV.  

His critics pointed out how his series were similar and credited his position to his marriage to a family member of the head of the studio.

When you identify this actor turned producer, don't forget to name at least one of his movies and one of his classic TV series

Hint#1--This actor/producer was married to an actress who was in one of the most famous films in American cinema history.

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20 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

This handsome man started out as a supporting actor for stars like  Edward G Robinson, James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland and Lucille Ball at various studios.

But he turned to production when television came in. He was responsible for giving one studio a virtual monopoly on classic TV series for a number of years,  making him and the studio financially successful pioneers in classic TV.  

His critics pointed out how his series were similar and credited his position to his marriage to a family member of the head of the studio.

When you identify this actor turned producer, don't forget to name at least one of his movies and one of his classic TV series

Hsndsome William T. Orr was married to Joy Page who was Jack Warner's stepdaughter.  He had roles in The Mortal Storm, My Love Came Back. The Big Street

He produced Maverick. 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye

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1 minute ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Hsndsome William T. Orr was married to Joy Page who was Jack Warner's stepdaughter.  He had roles in The Mortal Storm, My Love Came Back. The Big Street

He produced Maverick. 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye

Yes, the only executive producer who was ever my childhood hero. And what a handsome executive producer! He could have starred in all of his shows. 

Lav, you 're terrific--and right on target as usual. It's all yours.....

 

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Thanks Princess.

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This actor's portrayal of this 1970's tv character is legendary.  When asked. he said he based some of the movements, gestures, speech on another actor he had worked with in a film. 

 Who was the actor in the legendary tv role, what was the role and who was the actor he based the character on and what was the film they worked together on ???????

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10 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

This was a very long running hit TV show. The tv show had spin-offs. 

I'm guessing that it's Caroll Connor in "All in the Family".  And the only actor I can think of that Archie reminds me of is Jackie Gleason, in "The Honeymooners". 

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This is my last guess--

Fonzie in "Happy Days", played by Henry Winkler. And he was influenced by Sylvester Stallone in "The Lords of Flatbush".

22 minutes ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Good guess,but not Archie. The audience that probably loved this character were mostly kids, teens. Lots of memorabilia like lunch boxes. Posters of this guy

 

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Perfect answer. Henry Winkler said he patterned a lot of Fonzie's speech and movements in Happy Days after Sylvester Stallone. They had done Lords of Flatbush together 

 Thanks for the guesses Princess, good work. Your thread. 

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Having family in the movie business, she started out as a child actress.

Later she became a staple contract player at one major studio and supported big stars during her long career of more than 100 films. Some of those stars were--Jane Wyman, William Powell, Lana Turner and Gary Cooper. 

One postwar producer believed she was such a good supporting actress that he called her his lucky charm and often utilized her in pictures about women's issues.

She was the on-again off-again date of one of the top stars im Hollywood's Golden Era. Reportedly she never married because she never stopped waiting for him--even though he was married numerous times. 

When you identify this actress, also mentioned some of the films you enjoyed her in and the name of her movie star man that got away. 

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31 minutes ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Virginia Gray and Clark Gable. All That Heaven Allows, The Women, Back Street , Madame X, Ziegfeld Follies

She truly was a beautiful woman and an actress with abilities beyond the roles they gave her. But hers was, indeed, a sad story.

Lav, I think we're in sync now and we're really having some fun. Good job, all yours.....

 

 

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Thanks, Princess

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Another broken hearted woman who worked in Hollywood ( not an actress but important in how the cast dressed) according to her good friend was so desolute over a legendary actors death she became an alcoholic and committed suicide a year after the actor's death. They had had an affair , she told her friend he was the only man she ever loved

She was nominated for 2 Oscar's for her work

Who was she, who was the actor she was desperately in love with and extra credit for her legendary actress friend she had confided in and extra credit for the 2 films she was nominated for. ????????

 

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1 hour ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Thanks, Princess

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Another broken hearted woman who worked in Hollywood ( not an actress but important in how the cast dressed) according to her good friend was so desolute over a legendary actors death she became an alcoholic and committed suicide a year after the actor's death. They had had an affair , she told her friend he was the only man she ever loved

She was nominated for 2 Oscar's for her work

Who was she, who was the actor she was desperately in love with and extra credit for her legendary actress friend she had confided in and extra credit for the 2 films she was nominated for. ????????

 

To watch his films and look at him and know his persona, you'd never would guess that Gary Cooper could have been directly or indirectly involved in several Hollywood female suicides.

The one in this question has to do with Irene Gibbons--this is the Irene who was the famous costume designer of MGM. 

After Coop's death, Irene was despondent and confided so to Doris Day during the shooting of a film, "Midnight Lace". 

Sadly, more than a year after Coop's death, she threw herself out of a high window of a notable Los Angeles hotel.

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 Correct, Princess. Dress and costume designer Irene and Gary Cooper. Irene and Doris Day were great friends.

Irene confided her love and depression over Cooper to Doris. Irene was nominated for 2 Oscars. One for BF's Daughter, starring Barbara  Stanwyck and for Midnight Lace starring Doris.

Good work Princess. Your thread.

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Buenas noches--

In show business and elsewhere we've had a lot of Canadians sneak in under the radar and more or less pass themselves off as Americans, wow, we're surprised when we find out they're not.

Well, they've made a great contribution to showbiz, for example--Norma Shearer, Captain Kirk and Ben Cartwright.

But people South of our country have also come here with a great deal of talent. This quiz is about the great Mexican artists who have honored us with their presence in the movies. 

X1) This actress specialized in Spanish versions of classic movies in real time, before she settled into making films in English. (*Hint: Her American daughter also worked in classic films and is well known for a legendary 1950s  women's film.)

X2) This actor worked in a variety of film genres and also in television. He was in musicals dramas and westerns. He also had great success with a TV series.(*Hint--His wife was a part-time actress but her sister was an iconic movie star.)

X3) This actress was in several westerns that ranked high with critics and the audience, which starred Marlon Brando and Spencer Tracy--to name a few. She even married one of her co-stars in one of these westerns.(Hint: This husband was an Academy Award winner.) 

X4) This beautiful actress was noted for her work in the 30s and 40s, but she continued in films throughout the '70s.(*Hint--Her second husband was one of the most successful studio art directors in the Golden Era, winning numerous Academy Awards.) 

X5) This actor was dangerously handsome. He started out in silent movies and progressed to talkies in a plethora of diverse roles. Whatever he was in, he was the Latin hunk.(*His first wife was the highest paid Hollywood actress in the late 30s. Even though they were briefly married, they had two children.)

X6) This actor was a matinee idol in silent movies. He was way up there on a pedestal not far from Rudolph Valentino. After his Hay Day in silent films he continued to work in movies and television through the 60s.(*Hint--Unfortunately today he is more remembered for the brutal way in which he died, than for his contributions to film.) 

X7) This actress was very versatile--she could act, sing and dance. In fact she had her own series of films and had appeared on Broadway, singing and dancing. But, her personal life was more interesting to some fans than her films, as she was violently passionate about her lovers and enemies.(*Hint--unfortunately, she too, is best remembered today for controversy surrounding how she died.) 

😎  XOcho)This comedic actor is world famous in the international Latino world. For the most part, his work has been in Spanish in Mexico, yet he did costar in a Hollywood Academy Award-winning Best Picture in the 1950s, for which he won a Golden Globe. 

X9) This actor was truly a Golden Era Superstar. His diverse looks gave him opportunities to appear as many different ethnic types in different genres. He got that look authentically, as he was of mixed ethnicity, born in Mexico. His career spanned seven decades in film, on television and on Broadway.(*Hint--He was married to the daughter of a top Golden Era director/producer.) 

X10) This actor may be the most famous and prolific character actor from Mexico who made a profession of playing Western bad guys. After making a reputation for himself in Mexican films in the thirties and forties, he came on board in the post-war era in Hollywood with a phenomenal hit movie. The film did not win the Oscar for Best Picture, but it did garner three other significant Oscars. After this success, this character actor was much in demand in Hollywood.(*Hint--he was featured in films starring Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott and William Holden.) 

X11) This actress was in a few films in Mexico and never became a big star there or in Hollywood. But her claim to fame was that she was a wife to one of Hollywood's biggest Western Stars. And that's the hint for this one. 😁

When you identify the performer, please also list at least one film of theirs that you enjoyed or would like to see. 

Buena suerte --

mis amigas y mis amigos 

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