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« Reply #200 on: July 15, 2010, 06:29:18 AM »

 ‘ Vonetta McGee dies at 65; film actress during 1970s blaxploitation era ’

  http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-vonetta-mcgee-20100715,0,6730780.story?track=rss

  By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times July 15, 2010


  
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Her big-screen heyday included roles in 'Blacula,' 'Hammer' and 'Shaft in Africa.' She later appeared with Clint Eastwood in 'The Eiger Sanction.' In the '80s, she had numerous TV credits

  Rest in peace, Vonetta McGee.

  I add 2 articles about her;

    http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=60604

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/16/movies/16mcgee.html

   
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« Reply #201 on: July 15, 2010, 01:06:11 PM »

I've always thought Vonetta McGee was very good in The Eiger Sanction (I have seen Blacula as well).
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« Reply #202 on: July 17, 2010, 12:41:21 PM »

I've always thought Vonetta McGee was very good in The Eiger Sanction (I have seen Blacula as well).



Christopher, how was her performance in Blacula?

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« Reply #203 on: July 17, 2010, 12:50:55 PM »

I actually hadn't realized it was the same person in The Eiger Sanction that's in Blacula. She had the lead female role in it, I believe, and I remember liking the film pretty well over all.
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« Reply #204 on: July 17, 2010, 04:54:49 PM »

 
 
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Elliott Kastner, film producer: born New York City 20 January 1930 died London 30 June 2010.

 
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Elliott Kastner: Film producer best known for his adaptations of novels by MacLean and Chandler

By Tom Vallance

  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/elliott-kastner-film-producer-best-known-for-his-adaptations-of-novels-by-maclean-and-chandler-2028723.html

 
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Kastner's biggest hit of all was the first of three films he made from Alistair MacLean stories, Where Eagles Dare (1968), a Second World War adventure with Burton and Eastwood leading a group of commandos on a mission to rescue an American general being held captive by Nazis in a castle in the Bavarian Alps. The film had its genesis in a request from Burton that Kastner find him a popular subject in which he could play a "real hero" to please his children, who were tired of seeing him in heavy drama. Kastner then approached MacLean, who wrote the original script in six weeks, later turning it into a novel. Brian G Hutton directed, but famed action man Yakima Canutt directed the team of stuntmen in the action sequences, causing Eastwood to suggest the film be re-titled Where Doubles Dare. Kastner's later films by MacLean, When Eight Bells Toll (1971) and Breakheart Pass (1975), did not have equal success, though the latter, starring Charles Bronson, was a gripping and inventive Western, set mainly on a train.

 R.I.P.

 
 
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« Reply #205 on: July 21, 2010, 12:01:50 AM »

He may not be a celebrity but I believe David Warren deserves a mention in this thread. You may not recognise the name but you'll know of his invention.

www.theaustralian.com.au
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« Reply #206 on: July 21, 2010, 12:45:19 AM »

He may not be a celebrity but I believe David Warren deserves a mention in this thread. You may not recognise the name but you'll know of his invention.

www.theaustralian.com.au

A clever man the world of aviation owes him a great deal.   RIP David.
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« Reply #207 on: July 21, 2010, 01:30:21 AM »


Last year at the Molière Awards Ceremony  (Theatre) ...

http://static1.purepeople.com/articles/5/29/93/5/@/204774-bernard-giraudeau-lors-de-la-23e-637x0-2.jpg

Bernard Giraudeau, actor, writer, died on Saturday the 17th, after a long fight with cancer : he was only 63.

I like him very much, his wonderful smile, his deep blue eyes, the parts he played in films and theatre plays ...
R.I.P Monsieur Giraudeau, you will always stay in French people minds as a real Gentleman, an eternal "Jeune Premier".


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« Reply #208 on: July 22, 2010, 03:40:58 AM »

Only just read about this.

Actor James Gammon dies at age 70.

I thought he was great in Silverado and Major League.

He had a real great voice.

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« Reply #209 on: July 23, 2010, 12:25:33 AM »

As I said, I loved James Gammon in Silverado and the one line that I always love to hear him say in that gruff fantastic voice of his was,

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I think there's just a couple o' guys up there and this @#!hole is one of them!


RIP James.  :'(
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« Reply #210 on: July 24, 2010, 02:37:12 PM »

RIP  Alex Higgins :'(



A SNOOKER LEGEND WHO LIVED UP TO HIS NICKNAME

Twice world champion, in 1972 and 1982, he earned millions in the years when snooker was a British national obsession.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1297383/Alex-Higgins-dies-aged-61-long-battle-throat-cancer.html

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« Reply #211 on: July 25, 2010, 11:45:07 PM »

RIP Alex.

He was larger than life on the snooker scene.   More seemed to happen to him than any other snooker player.   It is so sad as he was only 61.
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« Reply #212 on: August 02, 2010, 11:49:18 AM »

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni3595944/

Another death in the world of Bond.....3rd this yr I think  :'(
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« Reply #213 on: August 09, 2010, 02:43:20 AM »

Actress Patricia Neal has passed away.

I saw her in so many great films with some big names, John Wayne, Gary Cooper. It will be Hud that I'll forever remember her in.

Just a brilliant performance.

RIP Patricia.  :'(


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« Reply #214 on: August 09, 2010, 07:01:29 AM »

Actress Patricia Neal has passed away.

I saw her in so many great films with some big names, John Wayne, Gary Cooper. It will be Hud that I'll forever remember her in.

Just a brilliant performance.

RIP Patricia.  :'(


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/09/movies/09neal.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

I came here to post that, but you beat me to it.  

RIP.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118022739.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

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« Reply #215 on: August 10, 2010, 07:08:01 AM »

I liked Patricia Neal and I was sad to read of her passing.
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« Reply #216 on: August 10, 2010, 08:22:09 AM »

Wow, a hell of a life!  One tough woman!  RIP Patricia  :'(
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« Reply #217 on: August 10, 2010, 05:59:09 PM »

That New York Times obit makes gripping reading. As Brian said, a hell of a life.

R.I.P.
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« Reply #218 on: August 12, 2010, 06:02:46 PM »

That New York Times obit makes gripping reading. As Brian said, a hell of a life.

R.I.P.

I agree, too.   Rest in peace, Patricia. 
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« Reply #219 on: September 05, 2010, 03:57:21 PM »

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