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German-born director Ernst Lubitsch, who came to Hollywood in the 1920s, had such a deft hand with comedies that it became known as "the Lubitsch touch." The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is to celebrate "A Touch of Laughter:...
Bernd Eichinger Film producer and screenwriter Bernd Eichinger, 61, a successful German film producer and screenwriter whose credits include the Oscar-nominated "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex," died Monday night in Los Angeles after...
Paul Picerni Prolific character actor Paul Picerni, 88, a prolific character actor who costarred in the television series "The Untouchables" and was featured in the 1953 horror movie "House of Wax," died Jan. 12 of a heart attack at his home in the...
Leslie Nielsen, a serious actor who became a comic star with his career-changing roles in "Airplane!" and the "Naked Gun" comedies, died Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84. Nielson died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home,...
Alan A. Armer, an Emmy Award-winning television producer whose series included "The Fugitive" and "The Untouchables," has died. He was 88. Armer, a retired longtime professor in what now is called the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at Cal State...
Show TrackerâMad Menâ returns to AMC on July 25th, and seemingly the whole worldâincluding President Obamaâis eagerly waiting to see how last season's many cliffhangers will be resolved: Will Betty marry Henry Francis? Will Sterling Cooper Drap...
The Hartford CourantPolly Bergen grew up in Ohio and Indiana loving the musicals of Shirley Temple and Deanna Durbin. In one of Durbin's films, she sang in her kitchen, was overheard by a producer and became a star. "I would stand in my kitchen and sing my life out waiting...
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Deanna Durbin, one of the biggest movie stars of the 30s and 40s, whose movies usually featured her beautiful lyric soprano singing voice, is the honoree at this month’s film series at Kent Memorial Library, 50 North Main St. in Suffield. The...
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It's hard to resist Los Angeles-based films noir -- "Chinatown," "Kiss Me Deadly," "The Big Sleep" being only a few of the best -- but "Gangster Squad" is a bit more resistible than most. Director Ruben Fleischer and screenwriter Will Beall have morphed...
TCM festival salutes Olivia de Havilland, Gene Tierney, Clint Eastwood, Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman and â¦ Thelma Todd?The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelIt startsÂ Sunday with Basil Rathbone and ends Aug. 31 with Clint Eastwood. TCM unrolls another Summer of the Stars festival in August. Each day, the channel devotes a day to the films of one actor. Some are familiar: Steve McQueen on Tuesday, Ingrid...
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