Patricia Pat Crowley is an American actress. Crowley was born in Olyphant, the daughter of Helen and her sister Ann was an actress. Crowley played Sally Carver in the film Forever Female, starring Ginger Rogers and she starred as Doctor Autumn Claypool alongside Martin and Lewis in Money from Home, and in their final film together Hollywood or Bust, in which she played Terry Roberts. Her roles in Forever Female and Money from Home led to her receiving the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actress. She co-starred with Rosemary Clooney in a 1954 musical, Red Garters, The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, The Man from U. N. C. L. E. 87th Precinct, and Wanted, Dead or Alive and she changed her billing for various Maverick episodes from Patricia Crowley to Pat Crowley and back again. She starred from 1965 to 1967 as Joan Nash in the NBC-MGM television sitcom Please Dont Eat the Daisies, based on the 1957 book by Jean Kerr, Crowley sang and danced on The Dean Martin Show. She became known to an era of television viewers for her roles on the serials Generations from 1989–90, Port Charles from 1997 to 2003, and The Bold.
She appeared as Emily Fallmont on ten episodes of the soap opera Dynasty in 1986. More recently, Crowley portrayed the widow of baseballs Roger Maris in the biopic 61* and she appeared in a 2006 episode of The Closer and a 2009 episode of Cold Case. Throughout her career, she was confused with actress Kathleen Crowley, who appeared in practically all of the same TV series during the same time frame, though they never appeared together
Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge was an American actress of radio, stage and television. Orson Welles called her the worlds greatest living radio actress and she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for All the Kings Men and was nominated in the same category for Giant. She provided the voice of The Demon in The Exorcist, McCambridge was born in Joliet, the daughter of Irish American Roman Catholic parents Marie and John Patrick McCambridge, a farmer. She graduated from Mundelein College in Chicago before embarking on a career and she began her career as a radio actor during the 1930s while performing on Broadway and continued through the 40s and 50s. In 1941, she played Judys girl friend in A Date with Judy and she had the title role in Defense Attorney, a crime drama broadcast on ABC in 1951-52. She starred in her own show, Defense Attorney on ABC 1951–52, from June 22,1953, to March 5,1954, McCambridge starred in the soap opera Family Skeleton on CBS. She played Katherine Wells in Wire Service - an American drama series aired on ABC from 1956-7, the series starred Mercedes McCambridge, George Brent and Dane Clark as reporters for the fictional Trans Globe wire service.
Her Hollywood break came when she was cast opposite Broderick Crawford in All the Kings Men, McCambridge won the 1949 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role, while the film won Best Picture for that year. McCambridge won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress, in 1954, the actress co-starred with Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden in the offbeat western drama, Johnny Guitar, now regarded as a cult classic. McCambridge and Hayden publicly declared their dislike of Crawford, with McCambridge labeling the films star a mean, powerful, McCambridge played the supporting role of Luz in the George Stevens classic Giant, which starred Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean. She was nominated for another Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress, in 1959, McCambridge appeared opposite Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in Joseph L. Mankiewicz film adaptation of Tennessee Williams Suddenly, Last Summer. McCambridge provided the voice of Pazuzu, the demon possessing the young girl Regan in The Exorcist.
To sound as disturbing as possible, McCambridge insisted on swallowing raw eggs, chain smoking and drinking whiskey to make her voice harsh and her performance aggressive. Director William Friedkin arranged for her to be bound to a chair during recordings, so that the demon seemed to be struggling against its restraints. Her dispute with Friedkin and the Warner Bros. brass over her ended when, with the help of the Screen Actors Guild. In the 1970s, she toured in a road production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Big Mama. El Centro brought her back the year in the title role of The Madwoman of Chaillot. She starred with longtime character actor Lyle Talbot in the 1970 production of Come Back, in the mid-1970s, McCambridge briefly took a position as director of Livingrin, a Pennsylvania rehabilitation center for alcoholics
That Hagen Girl
That Hagen Girl is a 1947 American drama film directed by Peter Godfrey. The screenplay by Charles Hoffman was based on the novel by Edith Kneipple Roberts, the film focuses on small town teenage girl Mary Hagen who gossips believe is the illegitimate daughter of former resident and lawyer Tom Bates. Lois Maxwell received a Golden Globe award for her performance, Mary Hagen is believed by town gossips to be the illegitimate daughter of Tom Bates, a former resident and lawyer. Bates moves back into town and begins a friendship with Hagens favorite teacher Julia Kane, there are hints that Bates is the real father of Hagen, though it is revealed that she was an orphan adopted by the Hagens. When the teacher leaves town, she suggests to Bates that he stop playing Hagens father, the movie ends with Bates and Hagen boarding a train, presumably to get married. Merrivale Nella Walker as Molly Freneau Winifred Harris as Selma Delaney Moroni Olsen as Trenton Gateley Frank Conroy as Dr, the film resurfaced in the 1990s with showings on Turner Classic Movies.
Reagan considered it his least liked role, in her autobiography, Temple confirms that Reagan apparently detested his role and that it was a very difficult period in his life. After multiple retakes of a scene in which Reagans character rescues Temples from an attempt by jumping into a river during a storm. He was hospitalized in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital with viral pneumonia, in one scene, Temple attempts suicide. A critic wrote that it was too bad the attempt failed and she acts with the mopish dejection of a school-child who has just been robbed of a two-scoop ice cream cone. The movie was included in the popular 1978 book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time, lois Maxwell earned a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the film. Shirley Temple filmography Ronald Reagan films That Hagen Girl at the Internet Movie Database That Hagen Girl at the TCM Movie Database That Hagen Girl at AllMovie That Hagen Girl at Rotten Tomatoes
Forever Female is a 1953 film directed by Irving Rapper. It stars Ginger Rogers and William Holden and it won a Golden Globe in 1954. The reviews are in and a new play starring Beatrice Page, long divorced but still a team, they need a new project and meet playwright Stanley Krown, who has written one in which the lead roles are a mother and a 19-year-old daughter. Beatrice wants to play the daughter and she cant pass for 19 but believes she can for 29, so wants the play rewritten. She displays a romantic interest in Stanley, a young actress first calling herself Sally Carver and Peggy Pruitt wants an audition. Stanley has her do some typing on his rewrite, and a jealous Beatrice finds her a job out of town. Stanleys play previews in Washington, D. C. and flops, now calling herself Claudia Souvain, tries to persuade Stanley that the actress is too old for the role. Seeing the play in a town with Sally in the lead, now under her real name of Clara Mootz. Beatrice finally concedes that its time for her to act her age and she agrees to take the mothers part, and on Broadway the play is a huge success.
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Rebel Without a Cause
Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 American drama film about emotionally confused suburban, middle-class teenagers filmed in CinemaScope. Directed by Nicholas Ray, it offered both social commentary and an alternative to previous films depicting delinquents in urban slum environments, the film stars James Dean, Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood. The film was an attempt to portray the moral decay of American youth, critique parental style. The title was adopted from psychiatrist Robert M. Lindners 1944 book, Rebel Without a Cause, the film itself, does not reference Lindners book in any way. Warner Bros. released the film on October 27,1955 and this was the only film during Deans lifetime in which he received top billing. In 1990, Rebel Without a Cause was added to Library of Congresss National Film Registry as being deemed culturally, behind the opening credits, the film opens on a suburban Los Angeles street with teenager Jim Stark drunkenly lying down on a sidewalk. He is arrested and taken to the division of the police station for plain drunkenness.
At the station he meets John Plato Crawford, who was brought in for shooting a litter of puppies with his mothers gun, and Judy and his frustrations are made manifest to officer Ray Fremick when Jim is released to their custody. Plato comes from a broken family and his father abandoned them when he was a toddler, and his mother is often away from home, leaving Plato in the care of his housekeeper. Jim sets out for his first day at Dawson High School and again meets Judy waiting on the corner and offers her a ride. Seemingly unimpressed by Jim at first, she declines and sarcastically says, You know, I bet youre a real yo-yo, and is picked up by her friends, arriving at school, Jim immediately gets in hot water for unknowingly stepping on the school insignia. While shunned by most of the student body, Jim befriends Plato, as he walks out and his gang slash one of Jims tires and begin taunting him by clucking and calling him chicken, which is sure to set him off. When Jim asks Judy, revealed to be the property of Buzz, why she hangs around with them, Buzz pushes Jim away from her, out a switchblade.
Having no knife, Jim refuses, so Buzz orders one of his gang to lend Jim his knife, but even Jim still refuses. When Buzz again calls Jim chicken he goes off, and the two fighting, each one getting minor jabs on the other until Jim knocks Buzzs knife away. Buzz wants another shot at Jim, which he accepts but not with knives, Buzz suggests stealing a couple of cars to have a Chickie Run at Millertown Bluff, a high seaside cliff. Jim agrees to them that evening before the observatory security guard runs the gang off. After they leave, Jim asks Plato what a Chickie Run is, at home, before leaving for the chickie run, Jim ambiguously asks Frank for advice about defending ones honor in a risky, dangerous situation
The Eddy Duchin Story
The Eddy Duchin Story is a 1956 Technicolor film biopic of band leader and pianist Eddy Duchin. It was directed by George Sidney, written by Samuel A. Taylor, Harry Stradling Sr. received an Academy Award nomination for his cinematography in the CinemaScope film. The film received four nominations in total and was one of the films of 1956. Incorporating signature elements of Duchins style into his own original style, soundtrack recordings, In 1956 and 1957 respectively, two musical soundtrack recordings, that is, studio recordings of songs from the film, were issued. Twelve of the songs were released in The Sound Track Album, The Eddy Duchin Story. This recording was issued by Decca in 1956 as DL8289, in 1957, Capitol Records issued an LP album entitled, Selections from The Eddy Duchin Story, featuring nine of the original albums twelve soundtracks. Accompanied by the Harry Geller Orchestra, pianists George Greeley and Harry Sukman performed the selections, somewhat ironically, both pianists imitated Cavallaro’s beloved interpretations of the songs rather than Duchin’s.
Given the extraordinary success of the original soundtrack, it is no wonder. Some of the box office success can be attributed to the appearance of Novak in ads for No-Cal diet soda. Novak became one of the first celebrities to be featured in advertisements for soft drinks, fresh out of pharmacy school, young Eddy Duchin travels to New York in the 1920s to take a job playing piano for bandleader Leo Reismans orchestra. But upon arrival, Eddy learns there is no such job, a wealthy socialite, Marjorie Oelrichs, overhears his playing and takes a personal interest in Eddy. When he is invited to the home of her aunt and uncle. Having fallen in love, Marjorie goes so far as to marriage to Eddy rather than the other way around. She has secret fears that she expresses on their wedding night, an anguished Eddy abandons his baby boy, leaving him in the Wadsworths care, and goes away from New York for many years. He serves on a warship in the war, finally persuaded to visit his son, he meets Peters governess, a British woman named Chiquita, who grows on him after an uneasy start.
Peter is learning to play the piano, Eddy has an engagement at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, but his hand freezes while at the keyboard. He eventually is diagnosed with an illness and has no more than a year to live. After he marries Chiquita, he cant bring himself to tell Peter about his illness, so he simply says that soon hell be going away
Shirley MacLaine is an American film and theater actress, dancer and author. She is known for her New Age beliefs, and has an interest in spirituality and she has written a series of autobiographical works that describe these beliefs, document her world travels, and describe her Hollywood career. She has won five competitive Golden Globe Awards and received the Golden Globe Cecil B, deMille Award at the 1998 ceremony. Named after Shirley Temple, Shirley MacLean Beaty was born in Richmond, MacLaines younger brother is the actor and director Warren Beatty, he changed the spelling of his surname when he became an actor. Their parents raised them as Baptists and her uncle was A. A. MacLeod, a Communist member of the Ontario legislature in the 1940s. MacLaine played baseball in a team, holding the record for most home runs which earned her the nickname Powerhouse. During the 1950s, the family resided in the Dominion Hills section of Arlington. As a toddler she had weak ankles and would fall over with the slightest misstep and this was the beginning of her interest in performing.
Strongly motivated by ballet, she never missed a class, in classical romantic pieces like Romeo and Juliet and The Sleeping Beauty, she always played the boys roles due to being the tallest in the group and the absence of males in the class. Ultimately she decided against making a career of professional ballet because she had grown too tall and was unable to acquire perfect technique and she explained that she didnt have the ideal body type, lacking the requisite beautifully constructed feet of high arches, high insteps and a flexible ankle. Also slowly realizing ballets propensity to be too all-consuming, and ultimately limiting, she moved on to forms of dancing, acting. She attended Washington-Lee High School, where she was on the cheerleading squad, the summer before her senior year, she went to New York City to try acting on Broadway, and had some success. After she graduated, she returned and within a year became an understudy to actress Carol Haney in The Pajama Game, Haney broke her ankle, a few months after, with Haney still injured, film producer Hal B.
Wallis saw MacLaines performance, and signed her to work for Paramount Pictures and she sued Wallis over a contractual dispute, a suit that has been credited with ending the old-style studio star system of actor management. MacLaine made her debut in Alfred Hitchcocks The Trouble with Harry. This was quickly followed by her role in the Martin and Lewis film Artists, soon afterwards, she had a role in Around the World in 80 Days. This was followed by Hot Spell and a role in Some Came Running, for the latter film she gained her first Academy Award nomination. Her second Oscar nomination came two years for The Apartment, starring with Jack Lemmon, the film won five Oscars, including Best Director for Billy Wilder
Victoria Shaw (actress)
Victoria Shaw was an Australian-born American actress. Victoria Shaw was born Jeanette Ann Lavina Mary Elizabeth Elphick in Sydney and she studied modelling with June Dally-Watkins before making her Australian screen debut opposite Chips Rafferty in The Phantom Stockman. Bob Hope spotted her while touring Australia and urged her to try her luck in Hollywood and she played opposite Tyrone Power in The Eddy Duchin Story. Her subsequent films included The Crimson Kimono and Edge of Eternity, Because Theyre Young and I Aim at the Stars and she appeared in ABCs General Hospital, and Charlies Angels and NBCs Ironside with Raymond Burr. Victoria Shaw was married to fellow-actor Roger Smith from 1956 to 1965, after their divorce, Smith had joint custody of their three children, Tracey Leone, Jordan F. and Dallas E. Shaw married producer Elliott Alexander in 1966. She died in 1988 in Sydney at the age of 53 from emphysema, victoria Shaw at the Internet Movie Database
Dana Wynter was a German-born English actress, who was raised in England and Southern Africa. She appeared in film and television for more than forty years beginning in the 1950s, Wynter was born as Dagmar Winter in Berlin, the daughter of Dr. Peter Wynter, a British surgeon, and his wife, Jutta, a native of Hungary. When she was sixteen years old her father went to Morocco to operate on a woman who would not allow anyone else to attend her and he visited friends in Southern Rhodesia, fell in love with it and brought his daughter and her stepmother to live with him there. Dana Wynter enrolled at South Africas Rhodes University and dabbled in theatre, playing the girl in a school production of Through a Glass Darkly. After more than a year of studies, she returned to England, dropped her medical studies, Wynter began her cinema career at 21 in 1951, playing small roles, often uncredited, in British films. One such was Lady Godiva Rides Again in which other leading ladies, Kay Kendall, Diana Dors.
She was appearing in the play Hammersmith when an American agent told her he wanted to represent her and she was again uncredited when she played Morgan Le Fays servant in the MGM film Knights of the Round Table. Wynter left for New York on 5 November 1953, Guy Fawkes Day, there were all sorts of fireworks going off, she told an interviewer, and I couldnt help thinking it was a fitting send-off for my departure to the New World. Wynter had more success in New York than in London and she appeared on the stage and on TV, where she had leading roles in Robert Montgomery Presents, Studio One, and a 1965 episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. She relocated to Hollywood where, in 1955, she was placed under contract by 20th Century Fox, in that same year, she won the Golden Globe award for Most Promising Newcomer, a title she shared with Anita Ekberg and Victoria Shaw. She graduated to playing roles in major films. She co-starred with Kevin McCarthy, Larry Gates, and Carolyn Jones and she starred opposite Danny Kaye in On the Double, and George C.
Scott in The List of Adrian Messenger. In shooting two films in Ireland, she made a home there with her husband, Hollywood divorce lawyer Greg Bautzer. Over the following twenty years, she appeared as a guest star in dozens of television series and she appeared as various British women in the ABC television series Twelve OClock High. In 1966–67, she co-starred with Robert Lansing on the television series The Man Who Never Was and she guest starred in 1968 in The Invaders in the episode The Captive and in 1969 on the second version of The Donald OConnor Show. She appeared in an Irish soap opera, Bracken, in 1993, she returned to television to play Raymond Burrs wife in The Return of Ironside. In 1956, Wynter married celebrity attorney Greg Bautzer, they divorced in 1981 and she and Bautzer had one child — Mark Ragan Bautzer, born on 29 January 1960. Wynter, once referred to as Hollywoods oasis of elegance, divided her time between her homes in California and Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland
The Egyptian (film)
The Egyptian is an American 1954 epic drama film made by 20th Century Fox. Filmed in CinemaScope with color by DeLuxe, it was directed by Michael Curtiz and it is based on Mika Waltaris novel of the same name and the screenplay was adapted by Philip Dunne and Casey Robinson. Leading roles were played by Edmund Purdom, Bella Darvi, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Peter Ustinov, cinematographer Leon Shamroy was nominated for an Academy Award in 1955. The Egyptian tells the story of Sinuhe, a physician in 18th dynasty Egypt who is thrown by chance into contact with the pharaoh Akhnaton. He rises to and falls from great prosperity, wanders the world and his companions throughout are his lover, a shy tavern maid named Merit, and his corrupt but likable servant, Kaptah. While out lion hunting with his sturdy friend Horemheb, Sinuhe discovers Egypts newly ascendant pharaoh Akhnaton, while praying, the ruler is stricken with an epileptic seizure, with which Sinuhe is able to help him. The grateful Akhnaton makes his savior court physician and gives Horemheb a post in the Royal Guard and his new eminence gives Sinuhe an inside look at Akhnatons reign, which is made extraordinary by the rulers devotion to a new religion that he feels has been divinely revealed to him.
This faith rejects Egypts traditional gods in favor of worship of the sun. Akhnaton intends to promote Atenism throughout Egypt, which earns him the hatred of the countrys corrupt and politically active traditional priesthood. Life in court does not prove to be good for Sinuhe and he squanders all of his and his parents property in order to buy her gifts, only to have her reject him nonetheless. Returning dejectedly home, Sinuhe learns that his parents have committed suicide over his shameful behavior and he has their bodies embalmed so that they can pass on to the afterlife, having no way to pay for the service, works off his debts in the embalming house. Lacking a tomb in which to put his parents mummies, Sinuhe buries them in the sand amid the lavish funerary complexes of the Valley of the Kings. Merit urges Sinuhe to flee Egypt and rebuild his career elsewhere, for the next ten years Sinuhe and Kaptah wander the known world, where Sinuhes superior Egyptian medical training gives him an excellent reputation as healer.
Akhnaton is in any case ready to forgive Sinuhe, according to his religions doctrine of mercy and these qualities have made Aten-worship extremely popular amid the common people, including Merit, with whom Sinuhe is reunited. He finds that she him a son named Thoth, who shares his fathers interest in medicine. Meanwhile the priests of the old gods have been fomenting hate crimes against the Atens devotees, the princess now suggests that Sinuhe could poison both Akhnaton and Horemheb and rule Egypt himself. Sinuhe is still reluctant to perform this evil deed until the Egyptian army mounts an attack on worshipers of the Aten. Kaptah manages to smuggle Thoth out the country, but Merit is killed while seeking refuge at the new gods altar, in his grief Sinuhe blames Akhnaton for the whole mess and administers poison to him at their next meeting
The Trouble with Harry
The Trouble with Harry is a 1955 American black comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by John Michael Hayes was based on the 1949 novel by Jack Trevor Story and it starred Edmund Gwenn and John Forsythe, Jerry Mathers and Shirley MacLaine, in her first film role. The Trouble with Harry was released in the United States on October 3,1955, the action in The Trouble with Harry takes place during a sun-filled autumn in the Vermont countryside. The fall foliage and the scenery around the village, as well as Bernard Herrmanns light-filled score. The story is about how the residents of a small Vermont village react when the body of a man named Harry is found on a hillside. The film is, not really a murder mystery, it is essentially a comedy with thriller overtones. Four village residents end up working together to solve the problem of what to do with Harry, in the process the younger two fall in love and become a couple, soon to be married. The older two residents fall in love, the quirky but down-to-earth residents of the small hamlet of Highwater, are faced with the freshly dead body of Harry Worp, which has inconveniently appeared on the hillside above the town.
The problem of who the person is, who was responsible for his sudden death, Captain Wiles is sure that he killed the man with a stray shot from his rifle while hunting, until it is shown he actually shot a rabbit. Jennifer Rogers, Harrys estranged wife, believes she killed Harry because she hit him hard with a milk bottle, Miss Gravely is certain that the man died after a blow from the heel of her hiking boot when he lunged at her out of the bushes. Sam Marlowe, an attractive and nonconformist artist, is open-minded about the whole event, in any case, no one is upset at all about Harrys death. However, they all are hoping that the body will not come to the attention of the authorities in the form of cold, humorless Deputy Sheriff Calvin Wiggs, who earns his living per arrest. The Captain, Miss Gravely and Sam bury the body and they hide the body in a bathtub before finally putting it back on the hill where it first appeared, in order to make it appear as if it was just discovered. Finally it is learned that Harry died of causes, no foul play at all was involved.
In the meantime and Jennifer have fallen in love and wish to marry, Sam has been able to sell all his paintings to a passing millionaire, although Sam refuses to accept money, and instead requests a few simple gifts for his friends and himself. It was a box office disappointment, earning only $3.5 million in the United States, the film contained what was, for the time, frank dialogue. One example of this is when John Forsythes character unabashedly tells MacLaines character that he would like to paint a portrait of her. The statement was explicit compared with other contemporary movies, the film rights reverted to Hitchcock following its initial release
Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean, the geography and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the worlds third- or fourth-largest country by area, third-largest by land area. It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the following the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution. On July 4,1776, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power.
The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the status as a global military power. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower. The U. S. is a member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States. The United States is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. While the U. S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge economy, the United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.
In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci