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SISTER ACTS

SISTER ACTS

Writing about stars in Hollywood’s Golden Age who were brothers (eg. Dana Andrews and Steve Forrest, Lawrence Tierney and Scott Brady, James Arness and Peter Graves) started us thinking about stars who were sisters. Olivia deHavilland and Joan Fontaine (both Oscar winners — twice for Olivia) are the obvious choices as the most famous Sisters […]

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THE ANDREWS BROTHERS

THE ANDREWS BROTHERS

The Andrews Sisters were famous in the 1940s and 50s, but did you know about the Andrews Brothers? Hello, everybody.  Joe Morella and Frank Segers, your classic movie guys,  back with answers to those fraternal questions we posed last Friday. Carver Dana Andrews and William Forrest Andrews were both film stars in Hollywood’s Golden era. […]

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GEORGE SANDERS — Bored to Death?

GEORGE SANDERS — Bored to Death?

When George Sanders killed himself — by downing a fatal mixture of Nembutal and vodka in a seaside resort hotel suite some 10 miles south of Barcelona, Spain — the world concluded that the 65-year-old actor known for the silky cynicism of the characters he played onscreen for nearly four decades simply tired of life, and decided to pack it in. […]

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FAREWELL DEANNA

FAREWELL DEANNA

Last month, Deanna Durbin, one of the brightest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, died at the age of 91.  She had been living in France and out of public view for the last 64 years. Hello, everybody. Joe Morella and Frank Segers, your classic movie guys, noting that we have probably received more (and more […]

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Three Drinks Behind Bogie

Three Drinks Behind Bogie

“The whole world’s about three drinks behind.” That’s probably the most quoted quote from movie superstar Humphrey Bogart. The first annual Bogart Film Festival has just concluded down in Key Largo, Florida. The theme this year was film noir. And the festival screened a few non-Bogie films as well, including oldies such as Double Indemnity and newer […]

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