Tag Archives: theater

Bubbly Comic Actress Arlene Golonka Dies @ 85

According to close friends, longtime stage, film, and TV actress Arlene Golonka, best remembered for her time on two series set in the idyllic, fictional town of Mayberry, died Monday. She was 85. With Clint Eastwood on the Hang 'em High set (Image via UA) Born January 23, 1936, in Chicago, the bubbly blonde with impeccable…
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Olympia Dukakis, ‘Moonstruck,’ ‘Steel Magnolias’ Actress, Dies @ 89

Olympia Dukakis, Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner for Moonstruck, died Saturday in New York City at 89, ExtraTV reports. With Shirley MacLaine in Steel Magnolias (Image via TriStar) The revered actress's death was confirmed by Apollo Dukakis, her brother who wrote on Facebook, "After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with…
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Legend to Legend: Vanessa Redgrave & Miriam Margolyes, the Interview!

This interview is a joy — so wish it had been filmed! Miriam Margolyes, 79, and Vanessa Redgrave, 84, turn out to have been nearly-lifelong friends, and chatted up a storm in a lengthy Q&A&A&Q for The Guardian. In the piece, Margolyes reminds Redgrave of their earliest meeting when: “I was a member of the…
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Conchata Ferrell of ‘Two and a Half Men’ Dead @ 77

Actress Conchata Ferrell, who had been ailing for months following a July heart attack, succumbed to the effects Monday, October 12, at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California. She was 77. Deadline reports the veteran actress died while surrounded by family and friends. Though Ferrell is best remembered as salty housekeeper Berta on more…
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Whatever Became Of … Richard Lamparski?

Here's one from the vaults, my 2012 interview with author Richard Lamparski: As a kid, I discovered a '60s and '70s book series called Whatever Became Of...? by Richard Lamparski. If you've never read them, they each contain about 100 profiles of and/or interviews with celebrities of yesteryear, meaning 20 to 50 years prior to their publication.…
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‘Alien,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ Star Ian Holm Dies @ 88

Sir Ian Holm, the versatile actor known for everything from his "virtuosic" work on the stage to his unforgettable performances in such diverse films as Alien and two in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, died Friday, June 19, at 88. His agent announced in a statement: “It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian…
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