Samuel Grosvenor Wood was an American film director and producer, best known for directing such Hollywood hits as A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, The Pride of the Yankees, he was involved in a few acting and writing projects. Wood was born in Pennsylvania, he began his career as an actor, worked for Cecil B. De Mille as an assistant in 1915. A solo director by 1919, Wood worked throughout the 1920s directing some of Paramount Pictures's biggest stars, among them Gloria Swanson and Wallace Reid, he joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1927. While filming the Marx Brothers' A Day at the Races, Wood became exasperated by the brothers' lack of seriousness on the set and shouted, "You can't make an actor out of clay!" Groucho Marx replied, "Nor a director out of Wood!"Wood directed Ginger Rogers through her Oscar-winning performance in Kitty Foyle. He himself was nominated for one of his three career nominations in the category. Wood continued to have a large number of box office hits in his career, right up to and including his last film, the gritty Western Ambush, although he died before the film was released.
Wood became and aggressively conservative. In 1943, he reduced much of the anti-fascist content of For Whom the Bell Tolls, saying "It would be the same love story if they were on the other side." In 1944, he founded and served as president of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. The organization lobbied the House Un-American Activities Committee to examine Communist elements in the movie industry, which they did in 1947. Wood had been keeping a black notebook in which he wrote the names of those he considered subversive, his daughter Jeane Wood said that his crusade "transformed Dad into a snarling, unreasoning brute." Shortly following a 1949 meeting of his Motion Picture Alliance in which he had raged against a liberal screenwriter, suing the group for slandering him, Wood suffered a fatal heart attack. He had added a condition to his will: No one, including his children, could collect their inheritance until they filed a legal affidavit affirming that they had never been Communists.
Samuel Grosvenor Wood was born on July 10, 1883 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to William Henry Wood and Katherine Wood. Wood was married to Clara Louise Roush on August 25, 1908 and until his death in 1949. One of Wood's daughters, born Gloria Wood, was film and television actress K. T. Stevens. Another daughter was an actress, Jeane Wood who married Joe Sawyer. Wood died from a heart attack, in Hollywood, at the age of 66, his grave is located in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Wood received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard on February 8, 1960. Wood is played by John Getz in Jay Roach's Trumbo. With Academy Award nominations and wins in the table Sam Wood on IMDb Remembering Sam Wood: a biography Sam Wood at Find a Grave
Born on the Fourth of July (film)
Born on the Fourth of July is a 1989 American biographical war drama film based on the eponymous 1976 autobiography by Ron Kovic. Directed by Oliver Stone, written by Stone and Kovic, it stars Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Jerry Levine, Frank Whaley and Willem Dafoe; the film depicts the life of Kovic over a 20-year period, detailing his childhood, his military service and paralysis during the Vietnam War, his transition to anti-war activism. It is the second installment in Stone's trilogy of films about the Vietnam War, following Platoon and preceding Heaven & Earth. Producer Martin Bregman acquired the film rights to the book in 1976 and hired Stone a Vietnam veteran, to co-write the screenplay with Kovic; when Stone optioned the book in 1978, the film adaptation became mired in development hell, resulted in him and Kovic putting the film on hold. After the release of Platoon, the project was revived at Universal Pictures, with Stone attached to direct. Shot on locations in the Philippines and Inglewood, principal photography took place from October 1988 to December, lasting 65 days of filming.
The film went over its initial $14 million production budget, ended up costing $17.8 million after reshoots. Upon release, Born on the Fourth of July was praised by critics for its story, Cruise's performance and Stone's direction; the film was successful at the box office as it grossed over $161 million worldwide, becoming the tenth highest-grossing film of 1989. At the 62nd Academy Awards, it received eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor, won for Best Director and Best Film Editing; the film won four Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Best Director and Best Screenplay. The film opens in 1956 Massapequa, New York, with a 10-year-old Ron Kovic playing with his friends in a forest. On his Fourth of July birthday, he attends an Independence Day parade with his family and best friend Donna. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy's televised inaugural address inspires a teenage Ron to join the United States Marine Corps. After attending an impassioned lecture by two Marine recruiters visiting his high school, he enlists.
His decision upsets his father, an Armed Forces veteran. Ron goes to his prom, dances with Donna before leaving for basic training. In October 1967, Ron is now a Marine sergeant on a reconnaissance mission in Vietnam, during his second tour of duty, he and his unit kill a number of Vietnamese villagers after mistaking them for enemy combatants. After encountering enemy fire, they abandon its sole survivor, a crying baby. During the retreat, Ron accidentally kills a young private in his platoon, he reports the action to his superior, who ignores the claim and advises him not to say anything else. In January 1968, Ron is rescued by a fellow Marine. Paralyzed from the mid-chest down, he spends several months in recovery at the Bronx Veterans Hospital in New York; the hospital's conditions are poor. Against his doctors' requests, Ron tries to walk again with the use of braces and crutches, only to damage his legs and confine himself permanently to a wheelchair. In 1969, Ron returns home and turns to alcohol after feeling neglected and disillusioned.
During an Independence Day parade, Ron is asked to give a speech, but is unable to finish after he hears a crying baby in the crowd and has a flashback to Vietnam. Ron visits Donna in New York, where the two reminisce. While attending a vigil for the victims of the Kent State shootings, they are separated when Donna and other protestors are taken away by police for demonstrating against the Vietnam War. In Massapequa, a drunken Ron has a heated argument with his mother, his father decides to send him to Villa Duce, a Mexican haven for wounded Vietnam veterans, he has his first sexual encounter with a prostitute, whom he falls for until he sees her with another customer. Ron befriends Charlie, another paraplegic, the two decide to travel to another village after getting kicked out of a bar. After annoying their taxicab driver, they are stranded on the side of the road and argue with each other, they are picked up by a truck driver. Ron travels to Armstrong, where he discovers Wilson's tombstone.
He visits the fallen soldier's family in Georgia to confess his guilt. Wilson's widow Jamie expresses that she is unable to forgive Ron, while his parents are more sympathetic. In 1972, Ron joins the organization Vietnam Veterans Against the War, travels to the Republican National Convention in Miami, Florida; as Richard Nixon is giving an acceptance speech for his presidential nomination, Ron expresses to a news reporter his hatred for the war and the government for abandoning the American people. His comments enrage Nixon supporters, his interview is cut short when police attempt to remove and arrest him and other protestors. Ron and the veterans manage to break free from the officers and charge the hall again, though not successfully. In 1976, Ron delivers a public address at the Democratic National Convention in New York City, following the publication of his autobiography. Al Pacino expressed interest in portraying Ron Kovic after watching the Vietnam veteran's televised appearance at the 1976 Democratic National Convention and reading his autobigraphy.
He turned down starring roles in the Vietnam War-themed films Coming Home and Apocalypse Now, the former for which Kovic would act as a consultant. Kovic met with Pacino in New York, where they dis
Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired for eight seasons on ABC from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984. It is based on the British sitcom Man About the House; the story revolves around three single roommates: Janet Wood, Chrissy Snow, Jack Tripper, who all platonically live together in a Santa Monica, California apartment complex owned by Stanley Roper and Helen Roper. After Norman Fell and Audra Lindley left the series in 1979 for their own sitcom, Don Knotts joined the cast as the roommates' new building manager, Ralph Furley. Following Somers's departure in late 1980, Jenilee Harrison joined the cast as Chrissy's first cousin Cindy Snow, soon replaced by Priscilla Barnes as Terri Alden; the show, a farce, chronicles the escapades and hijinks of the trio's constant misunderstandings, social lives, financial struggles. A top ten hit from 1977 to 1983, the series has remained popular in syndication and through DVD releases; the show spawned similar spin-offs that Man About the House had: The Ropers and Three's a Crowd, based upon George and Mildred and Robin's Nest, respectively.
After crashing a party and finding himself passed out in the bathtub, culinary school student Jack Tripper meets Janet Wood, a florist, Chrissy Snow, a secretary, in need of a new roommate to replace their departing roommate Eleanor. Having only been able to afford to live at the YMCA, Jack accepts the offer to move in with the duo. However, due to overbearing landlord Stanley Roper's intolerance for co-ed living situations in a multi-bedroom apartment, Jack is allowed to move in only after Janet tells Mr. Roper that Jack is gay. Although Mrs. Roper figures out Jack's true sexuality in the second episode, she does not tell her husband, who tolerates but mocks him. Siding with the three roommates instead of her husband, Mrs. Roper's bond with the roommates grows until the eventual spinoff The Ropers. Jack continues the charade when new building manager Ralph Furley takes over the apartment complex because Mr. Furley insists that his hard-nosed brother Bart would never tolerate such living situations.
Jack meets his love interest Vicky Bradford, which would lead into Three's a Crowd. John Ritter as Jack Tripper: A clumsy culinary student from San Diego. A Navy veteran, swinging bachelor. Joyce DeWitt as Janet Wood: A down-to-earth level-headed woman from Speedway, Indiana, an aspiring dancer, she works at the Arcade Flower Shop. Suzanne Somers as Chrissy Snow: A ditzy secretary from Fresno. Jenilee Harrison as Cindy Snow: Chrissy's accident-prone cousin, a secretary and veterinary student at UCLA. Priscilla Barnes as Terri Alden: An intelligent, but lovelorn, registered nurse from Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Richard Kline as Larry Dallas: A playboy neighbor, used car salesman, Jack's best friend. Norman Fell as Stanley Roper: The trio's original, hard-nosed landlord. Audra Lindley as Helen Roper: Stanley's sex-starved, muumuu-wearing wife. Don Knotts as Ralph Furley: The trio's goofy yet friendly, flamboyantly dressed landlord who fancies himself a ladies' man. He’s something of a skinflint. Ann Wedgeworth as Lana Shields: A promiscuous older female neighbor who pursued Jack and was in turn pursued by Mr. Furley.
The show was set in a neighborhood within walking distance of the beach in Santa Monica and was filmed using three main sets: the trio's apartment, their landlord's apartment, a neighborhood pub called The Regal Beagle. In seasons more sets were used depicting the apartment of Jack's friend Larry, Angelino's restaurant, Jack's Bistro, the hospital where Terri worked, Janet's flower shop. Humor in the show was based on farce relying on innuendo and misunderstanding, as well as physical comedy to punctuate the hare-brained schemes the characters would invariably conjure up to get themselves out of situations and dilemmas. Running jokes were based on Jack's sexual orientation, Mr. Roper's lack of sexual prowess, Chrissy's blonde moments. Conflict in the show came from the dysfunctional marriage of the Ropers, Janet's intolerance for a roommate romance, on, Jack's friendship with Larry and Larry's abuse thereof. Of all the characters, only Jack and Larry appeared in all eight seasons of the series.
The theme song was composed by Joe Raposo, sung by Ray Charles and Julia Rinker. Three's Company went through a lengthy development process. Two different sets of writers attempted to Americanize the British Man About the House. Three pilot episodes were shot for a rarity for American television; the show was recast several times at the instruction of ABC's Fred Silverman. The show was first penned by famed Broadway writer Peter Stone. Stone envisioned the Jack Tripper character as a successful, yet underpaid, chef in a fancy French restaurant while the characters who were to become Janet and Chrissy were to be a secretary for a CEO, a high style fashion model respectively. Silverman thus passed on the script. Silverman then
American Conservatory Theater
The American Conservatory Theater is a large non-profit theater company in San Francisco, that offers both classical and contemporary theater productions, as well as being an acting school. A. C. T. was founded in 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Carnegie Mellon University by theatre and opera director William Ball. By invitation from San Francisco philanthropists and officials, Ball relocated the company to San Francisco and presented twenty-seven staged productions in rotating repertory, in two different theaters – the Geary Theater and the Marines Memorial Theatre – during the first 40-week season. San Francisco Chronicle critic Paine Knickerbocker called Ball's opening performance of Molière's Tartuffe "a screaming, bellowing unbelievable triumph." A. C. T.'s original twenty-seven member acting company featured René Auberjonois, Peter Donat, Richard Dysart, Michael Learned, Ruth Kobart, Paul Shenar, Charles Siebert, Ken Ruta, Kitty Winn among others.
Ball's mid-1970s productions of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, starring Marc Singer, Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Peter Donat and Marsha Mason, were televised by PBS and are available on video. In the mid-1980s, suffering from exhaustion and under accusations of financial mismanagement, was forced to relinquish his post as artistic director, he was succeeded by A. C. T. Founding member and stage director Edward Hastings, who revived the company's fortunes until the Geary Theater was damaged by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake; the company continued performing in a variety of San Francisco venues while laying the groundwork for its restoration. A. C. T. has enjoyed continued success for its work. In 2007, A. C. T. Released a cast album of Perloff's production of the Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill musical Happy End, produced by LucasArts studios, it is the first English language recording of this musical. Carey Perloff served as A. C. T.'s artistic director from 1992 to 2018. Pam MacKinnon was appointed to succeed Perloff as artistic director, effective with the end of the 2017–2018 season.
A. C. T.'s primary home in San Francisco is the Geary Theater, located at 415 Geary Street near the corner of Mason Street in the Theatre District of San Francisco. Built in 1910 and designed by Bliss and Faville in the Classical Revival and Late Victorian styles, it was known as the Columbia Theater; the Geary Theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 27, 1975, was designated an official San Francisco Landmark on July 11, 1976. In 2015, A. C. T. opened the Strand Theater at 1127 Market Street between 7th and 8th Streets, across from the U. N. Plaza in the Civic Center neighborhood of San Francisco; the building has a 283-seat theater as well as a 120-seat performance space. A. C. T. Utilizes the theater to present educational workshops, cabaret performances and specially commissioned new works, as well as productions connected to their M. F. A. and Young Conservatory programs. A. C. T.'s founder's vision was for it to be both acting school. The conservatory offers a wide range of classes and is accredited to grant Master of Fine Arts degrees for actors.
Its MFA program is competitive, admitting only eight students per year among hundreds who audition. It was ranked by U. S. News & World Report as one of the top five graduate acting training programs in the U. S. along with schools like Juilliard, NYU. The current director of the conservatory is Melissa Smith. Among the many notable alumni of the MFA program are Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Benjamin Bratt, Carlos Bernard, Wynn Harmon, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Belknap, Dileep Rao, Harry Hamlin, Anna Deavere Smith, Omar Metwally, Steven W. Bailey, Anika Noni Rose. In addition to the MFA program, A. C. T. offers training through the Studio A. C. T; the Summer Training Congress, Young Conservatory programs. Alumni of these programs include Nicolas Cage, Teri Hatcher, Delroy Lindo, Danny Glover, David Denman, Tom O'Brien, Milo Ventimiglia, Winona Ryder, Amy Irving, Camryn Manheim, Chelsea Peretti, Rozzi Crane, Adam Jacobs, Brie Larson, Darren Criss, Chris Pine. A. C. T.'s Young Conservatory is an internationally recognized professional theater training program for youth through the ages of 19.
It was founded by Luanne and Ross Graham in 1971. Successive YC directors include: Candace Birk, Sharon Newman, Linda Aldrich, Susan Stauter; the program has been led since 1988 by the acclaimed Craig Slaight, credited by many young actors with igniting a lifetime passion for all things dramatic. The Young Conservatory is geared at performing new works for young actors, has premiered plays and musicals by prolific authors such as Horton Foote and Paul Zindel; the conservatory members are offered roles in the mainstage productions, most A Christmas Carol, performed every winter. The first person to be given the title sound designer in regional theater was Dan Dugan at A. C. T. in the late 1960s. The term Sound Design was introduced to the film world when Francis Ford Coppola directed a production of Private Lives at A. C. T. While the final cut of the film The Godfather was being edited in 1972. According to Pristine Audio, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Hertz, made a series of electrical recordings for the Victor Talking Machine Company on the stage of the theater in 1927.
Pristine Audio has restored and reissued the 78 rpm recordings on CD. List of San Francisco Designated Landmarks 37.787017°N 122.410286°W / 37.787017.
Craig Stevens (actor)
Craig Stevens was an American film and television actor, best known for his starring role on television as private detective Peter Gunn from 1958 to 1961. Stevens was born in Missouri to Marie and Gail Shikles, his father was a high school teacher in Liberty and an elementary school principal in Kansas City, Missouri. He studied dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, from which he received a bachelor's degree in 1936. In the early 1940s, he majored in theatre at The University of Kansas at Lawrence. Acting with the university's drama club prompted him to halt his studies to audition in the Hollywood film industry. Under the name Michael Gale, his first screen role was a sailor in Coast Guard. After his debut in a small role in 1939, he adopted the stage name Craig Stevens. For the next period of his film career, he played secondary parts, he could be glimpsed in Mr Smith Goes to Washington. Stevens signed a contract with Warner Bros, they put him in Affectionately Yours in Dive Bomber.
Stevens had a support role in the lead in a short, At the Stroke of Twelve. He was third billed in Steel Against the Sky, with Smith top billed. Stevens' first lead in a feature was a B movie, he followed it with leads in two other "B"s, Secret Enemies, The Hidden Hand. He and Smith married in August 1942. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Corps' First Motion Picture Unit based in Culver City, California acting in propaganda and training films; that unit came to be known as "The Culver City Commandos". He appeared in films like Three Cadets', Learn and Live, Resisting Enemy Interrogation. Stevens had a small role in, he played himself in Warners' Hollywood Canteen and had the lead in Plantation Melodies playing Stephen Foster. Stevens had support roles in Too Young to Know, God Is My Co-Pilot, The Man I Love, That Way with Women and Learn, Night Unto Night, The Lady Takes a Sailor, he left the studio. Stevens appeared on an episode of The Lone Ranger had support parts in Where the Sidewalk Ends, Blues Busters, Katie Did It and The Lady from Texas.
Stevens guested on shows like Stars Over Hollywood, The Bigelow Theatre and Hollywood Opening Night as well as appearing in films like Drums in the Deep South and Phone Call from a Stranger. Stevens was focused on TV: The Unexpected, Gruen Guild Theater, Fireside Theatre, Chevron Theatre. Stevens had a lead role in the low budget Murder Without Tears and was the romantic male lead in Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, he was down to support in The French Duel on the Mississippi. Stevens was in The Revlon Mirror Theater, The Lineup, The Star and the Story, The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater, Private Secretary, The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse, The Whistler, The Millionaire, Science Fiction Theatre, Matinee Theatre, Four Star Playhouse, Chevron Hall of Stars, The Ford Television Theatre, Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre, The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna, Mr. Adams and Eve, The Silent Service, Lux Video Theatre, Studio 57, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Loretta Young Show, Schlitz Playhouse, State Trooper.
On October 29, 1954, Stevens guest-starred on the 1953–1955 ABC sitcom with a variety show theme, The Ray Bolger Show. Ray Bolger portrayed Raymond Wallace, a song-and-dance man who arrived for his performances on time. Stevens portrayed a novelist interested in Ray's girlfriend, played by Marjie Millar. In 1956 he and Smith toured the country in Fancy, they appeared in King of Hearts. Stevens was second billed in Buchanan Rides Alone. In 1958, after 19 years working in films, Stevens gained national prominence for his starring role in the private detective series Peter Gunn, which ran on NBC from September 1958 to September 1960 and moved to ABC, where it continued for another year; the series was produced by Blake Edwards, who wrote and directed many of the episodes. The iconic theme music for the series was composed by Henry Mancini. On May 7, 1959, Stevens was a guest star on the NBC variety series The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford, he and Tennessee Ernie Ford did a comedy skit based on Peter Gunn.
He sang on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show with Dinah Shore. During the run of Peter Gunn Stevens guest starred on Special Agent 7, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, The Chevy Show, he shot a pilot, not picked up The Mighty O. After the show ended he and Smith toured in a 13-week run of Critic's Choice from 1961-62. After Peter Gunn ended, Stevens was called on by Sir Lew Grade of ITV to move to London, England, to play the lead role in the television series Man of the World in 1962. From 1963 to 64 he appeared in a Broadway musical Here's Love. In 1964, Stevens followed this series with Mr. Broadway, the 13-week CBS drama in which he starred as Mike Bell, a New York City public relations specialist. Horace McMahon played Hank McClure; the series was produced by David Suss
Nanking (2007 film)
Nanking is a 2007 documentary film about the Nanking Massacre, committed in 1937 by the Japanese army in the former capital city Nanjing, China. It was inspired by Iris Chang's book The Rape of Nanking, which discussed the persecution and murder of the Chinese by the Imperial Japanese Army in the then-capital of Nanjing at the outset of the Second Sino-Japanese War; the film draws on letters and diaries from the era as well as archive footage and interviews with surviving victims and perpetrators of the massacre. Contemporary actors play the roles of the Western missionaries and businessmen who formed the Nanking Safety Zone to protect the city's civilians from Japanese forces. Particular attention is paid to Nazi Party member John Rabe, a German businessman who organized the Nanking Safety Zone, Robert O. Wilson, a surgeon who remained in Nanking to care for legions of victims, Minnie Vautrin, a missionary educator who rendered aid to thousands of Nanking's women. In the winter of 1937, the Japanese army occupied Nanking and killed over 300,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese people, one of human history's worst atrocities.
In order to protect Chinese civilians, a small group of European and American expatriates, Western missionaries and businessmen banded together to save 250,000, risking their own lives. The film describes the Nanking Massacre by reading from letters and diaries which shows the activities of John Rabe, a German businessman, Robert O. Wilson, the only surgeon remaining to care for legions of victims, Minnie Vautrin, an educator who passionately defends the lives and honor of Nanking's women during the war time; the film includes survivors who tell their own stories, the archival footage of the events, the testimonies of Japanese soldiers who participated in the rampage. Hugo Armstrong – John Magee Rosalind Chao – Chang Yu Zheng Stephen Dorff – Lewis Smythe John Getz – George Ashmore Fitch Woody Harrelson – Bob Wilson Mariel Hemingway – Minnie Vautrin Michelle Krusiec – Yang Shu Ling Leah Liang Lewis – Banner Girl Chris Mulkey – Mills McCallum Jürgen Prochnow – John Rabe Sonny Saito – Higashi Sakai Graham Sibley – Miner Searle Bates Mark Valley – Stage Manager Robert Wu – Li Pu The film was conceptualized and funded by AOL Vice-Chairman Ted Leonsis.
While on vacation during the Christmas of 2005 in St. Bart's, Leonsis read The Rape of Nanking after seeing the obituary for the book's author, Iris Chang; the book inspired Leonsis to research the massacre further and led to his creation of the film project. Leonsis had expressed his desire for the film to be released theatrically, as well as on DVD, cable, he hopes to use local DVD sales as an advertising platform for businesses that want to break into the Chinese market. He expressed interest in making the film available for free online, saying "We'll get a sponsor", "I'm not worried about piracy. I want people to share the movie." Nanking has received numerous positive reviews, including one from Reuters that says that the "beautifully crafted film...honors the highest calling of documentary filmmaking." It was accepted to the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2007 and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. In 2008, this documentary was awarded the Peabody Award. Japanese right-wing nationalist filmmaker Satoru Mizushima called the film a "setup by China to control intelligence," and plans to release his own documentary, The Truth about Nanjing, in which the massacre is portrayed as political propaganda.
On his blog, Nanking producer Ted Leonsis responded by saying: "Our film isn't an anti-Japanese film. It is an anti-war film."In July 2007, the film premiered in Beijing and opened in China. On November 19, 2007, Nanking was named by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of 15 films on its documentary feature Oscar shortlist, it was not retained. Guttentag and Bentley received a nomination for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay. City of Life and Death Don't Cry, Nanking Japanese war crimes John Rabe Nanking Massacre films Prince Yasuhiko Asaka Shiro Azuma The Truth about Nanjing The Tokyo Trial Nanking – official site Nanking on IMDb Nanking at Rotten Tomatoes Nanking at Metacritic Nanking at Box Office Mojo Nanking at AllMovie Nanking at Sundance.org Nanking, reviewed in Willamette Week By N. P. Thompson "Hollywood Takes On Japan's 1937 Invasion of China" NPR Story about Nanking's release in China A Winter in China Novelisation of the International Security Zone during the Nanking Massacre
Edward Laurence Heimberger, known professionally as Edward Albert, was an American film and television actor. For his breakout role in Butterflies Are Free, he won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor. Edward Laurence Heimberger was born in Los Angeles, California, to actor Eddie Albert, Mexican actress Margo. Albert made his motion picture debut in a 1965 drama, The Fool Killer, as a runaway orphan who crossed paths with a disturbed Civil War veteran, played by Anthony Perkins, he is best known for his work in the film Butterflies Are Free, in which he played a blind man, starring opposite Goldie Hawn. In addition to winning the New Star of the Year – Actor award, Albert was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy; the following year, he starred opposite Liv Ullmann in the film adaptation of the play 40 Carats. Albert appeared as a U. S. Navy fighter pilot in the epic 1976 film Midway, portraying the son of a famous naval captain.
In 1976 he made a guest appearance in an episode of the NBC dramatic series Gibbsville. He was featured in the Gene Hackman suspense film The Domino Principle and the drama The Greek Tycoon opposite Anthony Quinn and Jacqueline Bisset. In 1981, he starred opposite Ray Walston and Erin Moran in Roger Corman's cult SF horror film, Galaxy of Terror. During the 1983–1984 TV season he co-starred as Quisto Champion on the NBC series The Yellow Rose along with Sam Elliott, Cybill Shepherd and David Soul, he had a recurring role in the late 1980s television series Beauty and the Beast, in which he played Elliot Burch, the millionaire New York developer who loved series heroine, Catherine Chandler. He played Mr. Collins, father to Wesley Collins, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Time Force. Albert voiced the blind superhero Daredevil in two episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series in the 1990s. Albert appeared in the 1987 film The Underachievers. In The Ice Runner, he played a betrayed and threatened agent arrested in Russia, who wants to escape from his prison.
In 1993, he made a guest appearance in the television show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman as Dr. William Burke, the Boston doctor competing with Sully for Dr. Mike's attention. In Guarding Tess, he played the son of kidnapped former First Lady Tess Carlisle. Albert was a prominent advocate of both the environment and the heritage and rights of Native Americans the local Chumash tribe, served on both the California Coastal Commission and the California Native American Heritage Commission; because of his work, the Escondido Canyon has been renamed in his honor as the Edward Albert Escondido Trail and Waterfalls. Albert was engaged to actress Kate Jackson in the mid-1970s, he and his wife, actress Katherine Woodville, married in 1978, had one child, daughter Thaïs "Tai" Carmen Albert. In his last years, Albert cared for his father who suffered from Alzheimer's disease and died at the age of 99 in 2005; the younger Albert was diagnosed with lung cancer in early 2005. He died on September 2006 at the age of 55, surviving his father by only sixteen months.
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