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Hitchcock Star Farley Granger Dead At 85

March 30th, 2011 10:32am EDT
Farley Granger
Actor Farley Granger, discovered by a talent scout in a local theater in the early 1940s and thrust into stardom thanks to directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, died at his Manhattan home Sunday at age 85, reportedly of natural causes.

Granger, who considered himself an inexperienced actor at the time, made his film debut in ‘The North Star’ in 1943. After serving in the Army, he took on the role of an intellectual murderer opposite Jimmy Stewart in Hitchcock’s ‘Rope’ in 1948. The 80-minute movie was well-known because it took place in real time in what appeared to be one long take.

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Elizabeth Taylor: The Best Performances

March 25th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
When Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday, she hadn’t had a movie role in 17 years, and no major role in film in much longer than that. Yet she was always in the public eye. Between her humanitarian efforts, her tweets, her failed romances, and even White Diamonds, she never faded from memory. Yet, it’s those awesome film roles that made her an icon in the first place.

Here, then, are what I consider to be her five best film performances. Everyone will have a different opinion on this subject, but I’m guessing everyone can agree on a couple of them.

Here they are, in descending order.

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Jenna Fischer Slams Playwright Over Remarks

March 11th, 2008 1:57pm EDT
Jenna Fischer
Jenna Fischer has named and shamed Hollywood playwright/screenwriter Shem Bitterman for questioning her "real actress" status when she refused to shoot an explicit sex scene. The star of the U.S. version of The Office was a newcomer to movie capital Los Angeles when she met the writer at a party, and she will never forget his comments, which left her in tears.

She tells Playboy magazine, "I had been living in Los Angeles for about a year and was a member of a theater company. One night, after a play, I went to a party and ran into the playwright. He said, 'What's your story?' I said, '...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 18

August 18th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Denis Leary
Happy Birthday to Relient K musician Jonathan Schneck (1981), "The Cosby Show" actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner (1970), "Pump Up The Volume" star Christian Slater (1969), "American History X" star Edward Norton (1969), rap/hip hop artist Everlast (1969), actress Madeleine Stowe (1958), "Rescue Me" star Denis Leary (1957), "Road House" star Patrick Swayze (1952), comedic actor Martin Mull (1943), prolific actor/director Robert Redford (1936), baseball legend Roberto Clemente (1934; d. 1972), controversial director Roman Polanski (1933), actress Shelley Winters (1920; d. 2006), deadball-era basebal...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 18

August 18th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Denis Leary
Happy Birthday to Relient K musician Jonathan Schneck (1981), "The Cosby Show" actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner (1970), "Pump Up The Volume" star Christian Slater (1969), "American History X" star Edward Norton (1969), rap/hip hop artist Everlast (1969), actress Madeleine Stowe (1958), "Rescue Me" star Denis Leary (1957), "Road House" star Patrick Swayze (1952), comedic actor Martin Mull (1943), prolific actor/director Robert Redford (1936), baseball legend Roberto Clemente (1934; d. 1972), controversial director Roman Polanski (1933), actress Shelley Winters (1920; d. 2006), deadball-era basebal...
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Silver Screen Star Shelley Winters Passes

January 16th, 2006 11:19am EST
Shelley Winters in Alfie
Hollywood screen star Shelley Winters has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 85.

Winters, who won Academy Awards for her roles in The Diary of Anne Frank and A Patch of Blue, passed away in a Beverly Hills hospital on Saturday night - three months after she was first hospitalized after suffering a heart attack.

Born Shirley Schrift, the curvy starlet from Illinois, moved to Hollywood after a stint on Broadway, and famously shared a flat with movie goddess Marilyn Monroe.

Winters married and divorced three times, and is survived by one daughter, Vittoria, and by sec...
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