Thursday, September 30, 2010

Movie star Tony Curtis dead at 85 -

Screen legend Tony Curtis died Thursday, his family said. He was 85.

"My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages," actress Jamie Lee Curtis said in a statement. "He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world. He will be greatly missed."

Curtis starred in more than 140 major motion pictures and was nominated as for an Oscar for his performance in 1958's "The Defiant Ones" with Sidney Poitier, according to his official website.

Tony Curtis movies at Devereaux Library

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Oscar-nominated actor Joe Mantell, who co-starred in “Marty” and delivered one of movies’ most famous lines in "Chinatown,” has died, his family said. He was 94.

Mantell was a character actor with more than 70 film and TV credits who received an Academy Award nomination in 1956 for his performance as Angie, the best friend of Ernest Borgnine in “Marty.” His oft-repeated line to his sad-sack friend — “Well, what do you feel like doin’ tonight?” — was one of the beloved film’s most memorable lines.

He again became a part of movie lore in 1974′s “Chinatown,” in which he played the partner of Jack Nicholson’s detective character, Jack Gittes. Mantell spoke the film’s famous last line: “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”

Mantell’s other notable credits include “The Birds,” ”Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room” and several episodes of “The Twilight Zone.”


Friday, September 24, 2010

Boys Town

Mickey Rooney is celebrating a birthday this week.

Celebrate with him by revisiting Boys Town or one of Mickey's other films.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Peter Falk

83 today Columbo! Why it seems like only yesterday you wanted to ask "just one more thing."

Then of course there was The Princes Bride.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Harold Gould

Veteran character actor Harold Gould, who played Valerie Harper's father on television's "Rhoda" and the con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie The Sting, has died. He was 86. Obituary

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A single man

A single man [videorecording] / Fade to Black Productions presents ; in association with Depth of Field ; produced by Tom Ford, Chris Weitz, Andrew Miano, Robert Salerno ; written for the screen by Tom Ford, David Scearce ; directed by Tom Ford.
Other title: Single man (Motion picture)
Other authors: Fade to Black Productions.

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