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Jeffrey Hunter who died tragically on May 27th 1969 at age 42. He starred in The Searchers with John Wayne in 1956. He starred in the biblical film King of Kings and the film The Longest Day.
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On June 10-1967, legendary actor Spencer Tracy died at age 67. His last film was Guess Who's Coming To Dinner with Katharine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier.

On June 10-1987, Elizabeth Hartman died at age 45. She starred with Shelley Winter in A Patch of Blue.

On June 10- 1996, actress Jo Van Fleet died at age 80. She won the best supporting actress Academy award for East of Eden. She also starred in Cool Hand Luke.
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On June 11-1979, Hollywood legend John Wayne died. He won the Academy award for best actor in 1969 for the film True Grit. He had a 50 year career in films from 1926-1976.
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On June 12-1983, Canadian-American actress Norma Shearer, died at age 80. She won the best actress Academy award in 1930, for the film The Divorcee. She also starred in 1939's The Women.

On June 12-2003, legendary actor Gregory Peck died at age 87. He won the Academy award for best actor in 1962 for the film To Kill A Mockingbird. He starred in Gentleman's Agreement, Keys To The Kingdom and Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn.
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On June 17-1961, actor Jeff Chandler died at age 42. He was nominated for an Academy award for best supporting actor for the 1950 film Broken Arrow.

On June 17-2008 actress and dancer Cyd Charisse died at age 86. She had starring roles in Singin' In The Rain and Silk Stockings.
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On June 22-1969, the legendary actress and singer Judy Garland died at Ag 47. She is immortalized in the films The Wizard of Oz and A Star Is Born.

On June 22-1987, legendary dancer and actor Fred Astaire died at age 88. He lighted up the silver screen in the 1930's and 1940's dancing with Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Powell , Cyd Charisse, Vera-Ellen and Eleanor Powell and Leslie Caron.


On June 22-2008, comedian and actor George Carlin died at age 72. He starred with Doris Day and Brian Keith in With Six You Get Eggroll.
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On June 24-1973, character actress Mary Carr who made over 100 films, many silent, died at age 99. She was best know for her role as Aunt Em in The Wizard of Oz. She also starred in Friendly Persuasion.

On June 25-1987, actor and comedian Jackie Gleason died at age 71. He starred in The Hustler with Paul Newman and Piper Laurie. He also starred in Smokey and The Bandit with Burt Reynolds and Sally Fields.

On June 24-1997, actor Brian Keith died at age 75. He starred with Doris Day in With Six You Get Eggroll. He also starred with Maureen O'Hara in The Parent Trap and with Elizabeth Taylor in Reflections In A Golden Eye.
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Jayne Mansfield died tragically in a car accident on June 29-1967 at age 34. She starred in The Girl Can't Help it.

On June 29-1995, actress Lana Turner died at age 74. She starred in The Bad and The Beautiful, Imitation of Life and Madame X.


On June 29-2003, legendary actress Katharine Hepburn died at age 96. Some of her films are The Lion In Winter, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, On Golden Pond and Pat and Mike.
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Unread post by Musiclover » 29 Jun 2018, 20:56

Johnny, thanks for your good job with this category.

Believe the Great Kate lived to either 94 or 96, depending on which birth year is correct. Have you seen her in "Philadelphia Story"? I think the remake ("High Society") was not nearly as good.

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Unread post by Johnny » 29 Jun 2018, 22:31

Thanks Music lover!

Like beloved family members and friends who have passed, I like to remember these great entertainers as inspirations who enriched our lives. They deserve our remembrance and should not be forgotten.

Yes, I loved Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story. She was luminous.

Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Susan Hayward, Gene Tierney, Rita Hayworth and of course Doris Day brought joy, drama, imagination, and excitement into our lives. Let's not forget about the male entertainers such as James Cagney, Clark Gable, James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Glenn Ford and James Dean who brought charisma, artistry, laughter and fascination to their performances.


For all these gifts, we must be thankful and remember.
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On July 1 -1997, screen legend, Robert Mitchum died at age 79.. He starred in the film noir Out Of The Past, The Lusty Men and The Sundowners.


On July 1, 1999, actress Sylvia Sidney died at age 88. Some of her films are Midnight Cowboy and Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams.

On July 1-2000, actor Walter Matthau died at age 79. He starred in The Odd Couple, and The Fortune Cookie.


On July 1-2004, screen legend Marlon Brando died at age 80. He starred in A Streetcar Named Desire, On The Waterfront, The Moon Is Blue.



On July 2- 1973, actress Betty Grable died at age 56. She starred in How To Marry A Millionaire and I Wake Up Screaming.


On July 2-1991, actress Lee Remick died at age 55. She starred in The Days of Wine and Roses, and Anatomy of A Murder.


On July 2-1997, screen legend, James Stewart died at age 89. Some of his best known films are It's A Wonderful Life, Harvey, Rear Window and The Man Who Knew Too Much With Doris Day.
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Let Us Remember these silver screen legends.

On July 8-1967, actress Vivian Leigh died at age 53. She starred as Gone With The Wind's mesmerizing character Scarlett O' Hara. She also starred in A Streetcar Named Desire and The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone.


On July 8-2006, actress June Allyson died at age 88. Her role in Two Girls and A Sailor was her breakthrough role. She starred with James Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story.

On July 8-2012, actor Ernest Borgnine died at age 95. He starred in From Here To Eternity, and Marty which won him the Academy Award fob besst actor in 1955.
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Unread post by webmaster » 15 Jul 2018, 16:44

Do you mean best actor, Johnny? I think vest actor would probably go to Marlon Brando for A Streetcar Named Desire. :lol:

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"On this date in 1985: A visibly gaunt Rock Hudson appears at a news conference with actress Doris Day (it was later revealed Hudson was suffering from AIDS).

Two days following his appearance with Doris Day, Hudson was flown to Paris to receive a second treatment of a medication that was being developed there. On July 25th, after first declaring that the actor was suffering from inoperable liver cancer, Hudson’s publicist announced that Hudson had, indeed, been diagnosed with AIDS a year earlier.

But it is his appearance with Doris Day that catapulted AIDS awareness into the American consciousness. It got people talking. And panic set in."
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Regarding the Rock and Doris reunion on July 15, 1985.

The occasion was wonderful and strange at the same time. Wonderful to see them together again yet unsettling to see him looking so drawn and frail. I wonder if being near Doris and feeling the depth of her friendship ushered the way for him to go public. Maybe he would have anyway but seeing the two of them together made the truth obvious to most people. I'm thinking this might have given Rock the courage to come forward.

Reaching, perhaps.

What a legacy he left the world. We had no idea then, not a smidgen.

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Unread post by Jas1 » 16 Jul 2018, 05:35

I read Rock's book - started during this time - those around him told him to cancel the show with Doris - that it would be madness - he refused- "I've promised Doris" he said and he did it - notwithstanding the ramifications. He also sought the Paris treatment following the visit with Doris stating "Doris is mad at me, I don't like it when she's mad at me" - he was referring to Doris telling him he had to look after his health - a pity he left it too late to resume the Paris treatment.

When all is said and done though, Rock's admission brought the issue so much to the fore- particularly with his friends in the Whitehouse at that time who [before this] were totally ignoring the AIDS plight.

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I read Rock's book - started during this time - those around him told him to cancel the show with Doris - that it would be madness - he refused- "I've promised Doris" he said and he did it - notwithstanding the ramifications. He also sought the Paris treatment following the visit with Doris stating "Doris is mad at me, I don't like it when she's mad at me" - he was referring to Doris telling him he had to look after his health - a pity he left it too late to resume the Paris treatment.

When all is said and done though, Rock's admission brought the issue so much to the fore- particularly with his friends in the Whitehouse at that time who [before this] were totally ignoring the AIDS plight.
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Thank you for this. I had forgotten what Rock wrote in his book and this clears it all up. You're right. His public admission brought it to the forefront whereas before AIDS was hidden and something to be ashamed of.

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On July 20-1974, supporting actor, Allen Jenkins who sparkled in films from 1931-1974, died at age 74. He played Harry the elevator operator who had a crush on Alma (Thelma Ritter) in Pillow Talk.
He started out as a chorus boy on Broadway along with Jimmy Cagney.

On July 20-1987, actor Richard Egan died at age 65. He starred in Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley's first film). He starred in the major hits, A Summer Place as Sandra Dee's father and in Pollyanna with Hayley Mills.
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On July 27- 1984, actor James Mason died at age 75. He starred in A Star Is Born with Judy Garland, Lolita and North By Northwest.


On July 27- 2003, legendary comedian and actor Bob Hope died at age 100. He starred in a popular series of Road films with Bing Crosby.

On July 27- 2017, actor, playwright and author Sam Shepard died at age 73. He starred in Frances with Jessica Lange, Crimes of The Heart with Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek. In 1978, he starred in Terrence Malik's Days of Heaven with Richard Gere.
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On July 29-1983, actor David Niven died at age 73. He won the 1958 Academy Award for best actor for his role in Separate Tables.
He started with Doris Day in Please Don't Eat The Daisies. He also starred in The Guns of Navarone.
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On July 30-1996, Academy Award Best Actress for 1934 (It Happened One Night), Claudette Colbert died at age 93.

She starred in So Proudly We Hail, The Egg and I ( which introduced Ma and Pa Kettle series), and Three Came Home.

Claudette Colbert was originally scheduled to star as Margo Channing in All About Eve, but had to be replaced with Bette Davis due to a broken leg.
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On July 31- 2004, actress Virginia Gray died at age 87. She made over 100 films starting at age 10 in 1927. Some of her films are All That Heaven Allows, Back Street, Madame X and Portrait In Black.



On July 31, 2017, brilliant French actress Jeanne Moreau died at age 89. She starred in Jules and Jim, The Lovers, Diary of A Chambermaid and La Femme Nikita.
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Unread post by Jas1 » 06 Aug 2018, 08:36

I liked Virginia Gray - she and Lana Turner starred in the 40s in a film and became friends until Lana cut her out of her life in the early 80s when Lana [for a time] went totally tee total after chronic ill health due to years of smoking and drinking- Lana to this point was very loyal and insisted Virginia be given small parts in many of her films in the 50s and 60s, including Madam X, Love has many faces, Portrait in Black etc.

Ironic that Virginia far out-lived Lana - even though she continued to enjoy the booze. It was the smoking more than anything that got Lana in the end.

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I really liked Virginia Gray playing Susan Hayward's older sister Janey in the film Back Street. She played a wife and mother that was everything Susan's glamorous "other woman" character (Rae) wanted.
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Three Hollywood legends died on August 12th.

On August 12-1982, Henry Fonda died at age 77. He won the Academy Award for best actor for his role in On Golden Pond. He also starred in Jezebel with Bette Davis, The Lady Eve with Barbara Stanwyck and The Grapes of Wrath.


On August 12, 2000, actress Loretta Young died at age 87. She won the Academy Award for best actress in 1947 for her role in The Farmer's Daughter. She starred in The Call of The Wild with Clark Gable, The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant and David Niven and Come To The Stable with Celeste Holm.


On August 12, 2014, actress Lauren Bacall died at age 89. Her first film was To Have and Have Not with Humphrey Bogart in 1944. She made three other films with Bogart, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and Key Largo. She also starred with Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe in 1954's How To Marry A Millionaire.
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On September 10-1971, actress Pier Angeli died at age 39. She starred in The Rose Tatoo with Anna Magnani. and with Paul Newman in Somebody Up There Likes Me.

On September 10-2007, Academy Award -winning actress Jane Wyman died at age 90. She won the best actress award for her role as a deaf woman in Johnny Belinda in 1948. She was also nominated as best actress for her role in 1951's The Blue Veil.


On September 10-2011, Academy Award- winning actor Cliff Robertson died
at age 68. He won the award for playing a mentally challenged man in Charly in 1968. He also starred in Picnic, The Days of Wine and Roses and The Honey Pot.
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