Likewise,I have her image always as Georgy Girl. I don't remember the Weight Watcher's ads gratefully. I adored her in that role and thus, she shall remain for me. I can't help but think how sad for Vanessa to outlive two daughters...
Although some actors, directors and other luminaries will warrant separate threads, it will also be good to have one thread for posting notices of deaths of people from the movie industry.
Jane Russell, actress and classic 40s and 50s bombshell, singer, and pin-up girl, has died at 89. Her obituary reveals some surprising details about her, including the fact that she was a gospel singer.
Cliff Robertson, the ruggedly handsome actor who won an Oscar for “Charly” but found himself frozen out of jobs for almost four years after he exposed a prominent Hollywood studio boss as a forger and embezzler, died Saturday on Long Island. He was 88 and lived in Water Mill, N.Y.
I loved that series and especially Harry Morgan - funnily enough yesterday my husband was offered a ride in a Huey helicopter but unfortunately was out of town so couldn't make it. Don't know how the heck it happened to be at our local airport but I'll find out tonight.
Here's a trivia question from something I remember, but that seems to have faded from popular memory: Does anyone remember Col. Potter's first appearance on MASH & how the character was depicted? Actually, that should be re-phrased as Harry Morgan's first appearance on the show, as I don't remember if he was playing Potter then or not.
That's pretty amazing that he lived so long. An interesting tidbit in the article is quickly passed over: "... Cheetah came to the sanctuary from the estate of Johnny Weissmuller..." That means that Cheetah & Tarzan really did hang out together!
My newspaper counts on the rich cinematic culture of its readers to immediately understand the headline : Death of the Last Husband about the death of Ben Gazzara. John Cassavetes and Peter Falk are long gone....
"Asked about his acting methods in 1973, Mr. Borgnine told The New York Times: 'No Stanislavsky. I don’t chart out the life histories of the people I play. If I did, I’d be in trouble. I work with my heart and my head, and naturally emotions follow.'
Sometimes he prayed, he said, or just reflected on character-appropriate thoughts. 'If none of that works,' he added, 'I think to myself of the money I’m making.'"
Whatever he did worked, because he was a great actor.