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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...
  • Alexis Wilkinson's path to Harvard Lampoon president's chair

    Alexis Wilkinson's path to Harvard Lampoon president's chair
    A few years ago in the New Yorker, Tina Fey, in an essay about her time as a writer on “Saturday Night Live,” broke down the show's writing staff into two fundamental groups: “Harvard Boys and Improv People.” The latter (which...
  • Ralph Fiennes materializes in 'The Invisible Woman'

    "LOOK, to be honest, he really was very F--ked up!" That was Ralph Fiennes getting down to the nitty gritty of Charles Dickens, whom he portrays in his new film, "The Invisible Woman," which he also directed. The movie tells of Dickens' long...
  • Remembering a great -- and underrated -- star, Eleanor Parker

    "LINE UP you tramps!" That was but one of the great lines snarled out by Hope Emerson in the still-sizzling 1950 women's prison picture "Caged." Although it might border on camp, what with the wisecracking rough-and-ready presence of such hard-boiled...
  • Remembrances 2013

     
    A look back and a final farewell to the notable entertainment celebrities who died in 2013. Cosmo Allegretti (b. 1927) (actor) Allegretti was an actor and puppeteer on Captain Kangaroo, working his way up from set painter. He made and voiced puppets,...
  • NBC to Re-Air 'The Sound of Music Live!'

    NBC has declared that Thursday's airing of "The Sound of Music Live!" was such a ratings success that it needs an encore: The net will re-air the musical event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The original airing drew a 4.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 18.6...
  • Actress Eleanor Parker, the Baroness in 'The Sound of Music,' Dies at 91

    Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, best known today for her role as the Baroness, the lady friend of Captain Von Trapp who loses out to Julie Andrews' Maria in 1966 film "The Sound of Music," died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia at...
  • Audiences adore Bette Midler on Broadway!

    "S---W 'EM if they can't take a joke," goes the famous Bette Midler line. I've always considered this the perfect retort to -- just about anything! ON THE day the Drama Desk announced a nomination for Bette Midler's one-person show about the Hollywood...