I don’t use the word “icon” very often. However, this man was a part of my life at a very young age. I’m going to celebrate a half century of life at the end of the year. This man was there for 49 years of it.
A lot of you won’t remember life withoutout color tv or cable or computers or cell phones. I remember all of that. Note for younger people: It doesn’t make me better…just older. This man…
Now, both of them are gone. Anne Francis was born in Ossining, New York. She was a model and did soap/radio work early on. By the age of 11, she made her stage debut in Broadway’s “Lady in the Dark”. She had a very busy career and appeared in a great many tv shows and movies. One of her most famous roles was as television’s first female detective in Honey West. She lost her battle against pancreatic cancer on Sunday.
Our condolences to her family, friends, and fans. She will be missed.
Pete Postlethwaite has lost a long time battle with cancer. He was 64. Born in 1946 to a working class family in Northern England, he developed an interest in acting while in college. From his beginnings as a drama teacher, he branched out to the theater and then film and television in the 80s. In 1993, he was nominated for an Oscar for playing the father of Daniel Day-Lewis in “In the Name of the Father”.
As before, our condolences to his family, friends, and fans. He too will be missed.
He passed away Sunday, at the age of 84, due to complications from pneumonia.
Leslie Nielsen was born in Skaskatchewan, Canada in 1926. He served in the Canadian Air Force and worked as a disk jockey before taking up acting. He began working in television in 1948 with more than 50 appearances in two years. He later went on to appear in a great many television shows.
Dino De Laurentiis has passed away at the age of 91. He was a huge man in the movie industry.
De laurentiis was born in 1919 in a small village near Naples, Italy. He enrolled in film school at the age of 17 and at 20 had already produced his first film. He went on to produce many films and won his first Oscar for producing Federico Fellini’sLa Strada followed by another Oscar for Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria. Both films won for the Best Foreign Language category.