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  • Remembering actress Eleanor Parker, who portrayed opera great Marjorie Lawrence

    Remembering actress Eleanor Parker, who portrayed opera great Marjorie Lawrence
    Another bright star of old Hollywood is gone. Eleanor Parker, who received three Academy Award nominations, including for her inspired portrayal of soprano Marjorie Lawrence in the 1955 film "Interrupted Melody," died Monday in Palm Springs. She was 91. 
  • Kenneth Turan's noir-ish DVD picks: Darkness begins with a D

    Kenneth Turan's noir-ish DVD picks: Darkness begins with a D
    Film noir is, by definition, a dark genre, and there is a trio of new DVDs that, by bleak coincidence, all begin with the letter D. "Dark Crimes: Film Noir Thrillers Volume Two" is the latest offering from TCM's Vault Collection. It features a pair of...

    Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: 'Riot in Cell Block 11,' 'Caged' captivate

    Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: 'Riot in Cell Block 11,' 'Caged' captivate
    Prison movies, at one time a staple of Hollywood production, are not much in favor these days, so it is fortunate that DVDs of some of the old classics are newly available. Top pick would be "Riot in Cell Block 11," released with the usual flood of...

    Eleanor Parker dies at 91; played baroness in 'The Sound of Music'

    Eleanor Parker dies at 91; played baroness in 'The Sound of Music'
    Eleanor Parker, a versatile leading lady of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who earned three Oscar nominations — none of which were for her best-known role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" — died Monday in Palm Springs of complications of...

    Sheila MacRae, Who Played Alice on 'The Honeymooners,' Dies at 93

    Sheila MacRae, a film, TV and stage actress who played Alice Kramden, wife of bus driver Ralph Kramden, on musical-comedy episodes of "The Honeymooners" featured as part of "The Jackie Gleason Show" in the late 1960s, died on March 6 at the Lillian...