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Ruben Kincaid aka Dave Madden passes at age 82 Dave Madden -- who played "The Partridge Family's" aggravated band manager on the 1970s TV show -- has died after a long illness at age 82. Madden played Reuben Kincaid on the show ... who was often bedeviled by the antics of the Partridge kids, particularly Danny, played by Danny Bonaduce. Dave's former agent says he died of congestive heart and kidney failure early this morning.
Tags: Ruben  Kincaid  aka  Dave  Madden  Partridge  Family 
Added: 16th January 2014
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Posted By: Cliffy
James Bonds Ms Moneypenny Lois Maxwell, who became so well-known for her performances as Ms Moneypenny in the James Bond films, has died. The Canadian-born actress starred alongside Sean Connery in the first James Bond movie, "Dr. No," in 1962 as the secretary to M, the head of the secret service.- but there's much more to her acting career than that. She started out against her parents will - and without their knowledge in a Canadian childrens radio program - credited as 'Robin Wells'. Before the age of 15 she left for England with The Canadian Army's Entertainment Corps and managed (after her age had been discovered) to get herself enrolled in The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she met and became friends with Roger Moore. Her movie career started with a Warner production A Matter of Life and Death (1946). After having won The Most Promising Newcomer Golden Globe Award in 1947 she went on to participate in 6 Hollywood productions before she decided to try her luck in Italy. She had to leave for England because of her husband's illness, and since then she has had roles in a number of movies besides the first 14 Bond movies. In 1989 she retired. She died Saturday night at Fremantle Hospital near her home in Perth, Australia. Bond star, Roger Moore said she was suffering from cancer. She was 80.
Tags: lois  maxwell  ms  moneypenny  james  bond  films 
Added: 30th September 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Shelley Winter and Ricardo Montalban While Shelley Winters is top-billed, Ricardo Montalban is the real star of MY MAN AND I. Montalban plays Mexican transient farmer Chu-Chu Ramirez, determined to make something of himself and improve his lot in life. He falls in love with disillusioned alcoholic Nancy (Winters), intending to help her overcome her illness...
Tags: My  Man  and  I  Shelley  Winters  Ricardo  Montalban   
Added: 7th October 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Dorothy Kilgallen as WML  Mystery Guest This is one of the more famous and memorable What's My Line mystery challenger segments. From February 5, 1961 regular WML panelist Dorothy Kilgallen, who had missed three weeks of shows due to illness, surprised her colleagues by being a mystery challenger!
Tags: Whats  My  Line  Dorothy  Kilgallen 
Added: 19th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Remembering  Tracy  and  Hepburn Song "I Finally Found Someone" by Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams. Nowadays, Hollywood fans have regarded Hepburn's lifelong romance with Spencer Tracy as an example of true love even though they never married. Although there must have been true love between them, their romance was far from being a Cinderella story. For most of the years that she spent with him, he was also an alcoholic, at times launching abusive rants before blacking out. For years at a time, Hepburn would help him dry out, arranging her professional life around his needs……..Near the end of Tracy's life Hepburn all but quit working to nurse him through repeated illnesses." Hepburn defended her affair saying, "We just passed 27 years together, in what was to me absolute bliss." And how did Tracy feel about their romance? Believe it or not, it seems he never talked about it because he refused to admit it actually existed. Even when Hepburn rushed to his side when he was hospitalized before he passed on, Tracy referred to her as a wonderful friend. Tracy never allowed the two of them to be photographed together except for a movie they both starred in. We are told that the reason for this is that Tracy was a devout Catholic and was married to another woman, had children and did not want to offend his children, or wife. The love relationship of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy was an example of both heartbreak and true love.
Tags: katherine  hepburn  spencer  tracy  hollywood  actors   
Added: 8th November 2007
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Posted By: Guido
Fatty Arbuckle Scandal 1921 One of the most tragic figures in movie history was Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle. A onetime cabaret singer, Arbuckle was among the most popular actors in silent comedies from 1914 to 1921. Starting as an extra at Keystone Studios, the surprisingly nimble Arbuckle quickly graduated to starring roles in the studio's slapstick comedy films where he was noted for his terrific accuracy in throwing pies and other missiles. Later, like Charlie Chaplin, Arbuckle matured as a performer, adding brilliantly subtle aspects to his comedy routines. A box-office favorite, he was making a seven-figure salary at Paramount Pictures in 1921. Midway through that year Arbuckle was so popular that he was put to work on three feature comedy films simultaneously! Shortly after completing them, Arbuckle's career abruptly ended in scandal. He was accused of sexually assaulting small-time actress Virginia Rappe at a party he was hosting in a suite at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on Labor Day 1921. Rappe died four days later in a maternity hosptal of peritonitis from a ruptured bladder, presumably caused by the 266-pound Arbuckle forcing himself on her. (There was also an apocryphal story of Rappe being raped with a champagne or cola bottle. How this slanderous story started is anyone's guess.) Rappe had become violently ill and irrational at the party. Arbuckle and several partygoers tried to succor Rappe and eventually moved her to another hotel room where she was examined by three different doctors over the next three days. A postmortem on Rappe's body found no signs of sexual assault whatsoever. In all likelihood Rappe death's was due to medical negligence or malpractice. Moreover, Rappe was hardly the virginal victim that the popular press and D.A.'s office portrayed her to be. The mistress of director Henry Lehrman, Rappe had had at least four abortions by the time she was 16, she had an out-of-wedlock child that she had abandoned, and she was afflicted with gonorrhea. In the summer of 1921 the 26-year-old Rappe, who hadn't had an acting job in two years, recently underwent another illegal abortion. Rappe was also suffering from a chronic illness that was exacerbated by her taste for poor-quality Prohibition booze. The accusations against Arbuckle were based solely on a malicious complaint fabricated by party attendee Maude Delmont, a known extortionist who claimed to be a "lifelong friend" of Rappe's--but had only known Rappe for two days prior to the Labor Day party. Arbuckle was astounded when a horde of reporters descended upon his Hollywood mansion to tell him he was being investigated for rape and possible murder charges in Rappe's death. Beginning in late September, Arbuckle was tried three times for rape and manslaughter in the space of seven months. He spent $700,000 on legal fees to beat the bogus charges. The prosecution's case was absurdly weak and should have been dropped. In fact, complainant Delmont was never called as a witness because her wild story of Arbuckle assaulting Rappe for an hour did not jibe with the physical evidence nor the timeline of events at the party. Nevertheless, the San Francisco D.A.'s office doggedly pursued the charges against Arbuckle because of intense pressure by reformers and moralists. The first two trials resulted in hung juries. At the first trial, Arbuckle fared terrifically when he eagerly took the stand to defend himself. It ended with the jury voting 10-2 in favor of acquittal. One stubborn holdout was a militant feminist so determined to convict Arbuckle that she refused to read any portions of the trial's transcript or listen to other jurors' opinions--to the point of childishly putting her hands over her ears! The second trial, in which Arbuckle's legal team badly advised him not to bother to take the stand because his innocence was obvious, was surprisingly 9-3 in favor of conviction! At the third trial, in April 1922, Arbuckle wisely took the stand. The jury deliberated for a mere six minutes before returning with a not guilty verdict that was loudly cheered by the gallery. Furthermore, the jury also insisted a formal apology to Arbuckle be read into the trials' official transcript. Film historians generally believe Arbuckle was totally innocent of any wrongdoing and was the victim of malicious prosecution. Nevertheless, his acting career abruptly ended because newly appointed Hollywood censorship czar Will Hays banned distributors from showing any Arbuckle comedies despite being acquitted! Although filmdom was deprived of a master comic's work, Arbuckle stayed in movies by directing films under an assumed name. He was just beginning to make an acting comeback--with six two-reel comedie--when died of heart failure in 1933 at age 46. According to Arbuckle biographer David A. Yallop, in an era when Hollywood stars routinely engaged in all sorts of debauchery, Roscoe, ironically, "was probably the most chaste man in Hollywood."
Tags: Roscoe  Fatty  Arbuckle  scandal  1921 
Added: 16th November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Remembering Richard Widmark Who Passed At 93 Today HARTFORD, Conn. - Richard Widmark, who made a sensational film debut as the giggling killer in "Kiss of Death" and became a leading man in "Broken Lance," "Two Rode Together", Lt. Carl Anderson in this clip and 40 other films, died at his home in Roxbury after a long illness. He was 93. ADVERTISEMENT Widmark's wife, Susan Blanchard, said he died Monday. She would not provide details of his illness and said funeral arrangements are private.
Tags: Richard      Widmark      war      film    Halls  of  Montezuma  1951 
Added: 26th March 2008
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Posted By: Old Fart
Breakdance Pioneer Frosty Freeze Dies Wayne Frost, a hip-hop pioneer known as Frosty Freeze whose acrobatic performance with the legendary ROCK STEADY CREW in the 1983 hit movie "FLASHDANCE" set off a worldwide breakdancing craze, died Thursday. He was 44. Frost died at Mount Sinai Medical Center after a long illness, said Jorge "Fabel" Pabon, senior vice president of the musical group where Frost made his name as a B-boy or breakdancer...
Tags: Wayne  Frost      Frosty  Freeze      Rock  Steady  Crew      Flashdance 
Added: 4th April 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
The Real 50s Woman for Teresa This was taken on our first vacation to Miami Beach in 1955. If she knew I was posting this I'd be dead! My mom was so typical of the 50's mother and wife, she worked over 40 hours a week, took care of our dad, cooked meals from scratch, cleaned a home and raised two daughters. She also paid all the bills, nursed everyone through their illnesses and made sure her own mother was taken care of. She's a tough cookie and still here at 90, taking care of her home, nursing all of us, and still making the best chicken soup and pasta in the world!
Tags: the  50s  woman  could  do  it  all 
Added: 14th April 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Phil Everly Dead at 74 It has been reported that Phil Everly (who with his older brother Don comprised the singing duo The Everly Brothers) died in California on January 3, 2014 of respiratory illness. He was 74. The pleasing harmony of Everly Brothers made them one of the most successful recording artists of the 1950s and early 1960s. In fact, Rolling Stone declared them to be the most important duo of the rock-and-roll era. Their timeless hit songs included Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, Let it Be Me, and Cathy's Clown.
Tags: Phil  Everly  dies 
Added: 4th January 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964

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