Kenneth "Ken" Thorne was a British television and film score composer. Thorne was born in a town in the English county of Norfolk. Thorne began his musical career as a pianist with the big bands of England during the 1940s, playing at night clubs and the dance halls. At age 27, Thorne decided to study composition with private tutors at Cambridge and studied the organ for five years in London. Thorne began composing scores for films in 1948, he was considered Richard Lester's composer of choice since their first work together on It's Trad, Dad!, Help! and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. When Henry Mancini was scoring Blake Edwards' 1968 film The Party with Peter Sellers, Thorne composed the soundtrack to Inspector Clouseau, he composed the music scores for How I Won the War, The Monkees movie Head, The Magic Christian and The Ritz. He was hired for Richard Lester's films Superman II and III with instructions to reuse the themes composed by John Williams from the first film and adapt them for the sequels adding some original work.
From the 1980s, Ken Thorne focused on his work for TV, working predominantly with director Kevin Connor. Thorne had an unexpected chart hit in 1963 when his cover version of Angelo Francesco Lavagnino's "Theme from The Legion's Last Patrol" reached #4 in the UK charts. Thorne died at a hospital in West Hills, California on 9 July 2014. Academy Awards Winner for Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Nominated for Best Music The House Where Evil Dwells Nominated for Best Music Superman II Nominated for Best Music Arabian Adventure Emmy Awards Nominated for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics for "For A Love Like You" from A Season of Hope Grammy Awards Nominated for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show for Help! Obituary Ken Thorne on IMDb Ken Thorne at Epdlp
Skye McCole Bartusiak
Skye McCole Bartusiak was an American film and television actress. She appeared in The Patriot, Don't Say a Word, as Rose Wilder in Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, 24, Kill Your Darlings. McCole Bartusiak died at age 21 in her apartment behind her parents' home, her death was ruled the result of an accidental drug overdose. McCole Bartusiak's mother stated her daughter suffered epileptic seizures as a baby and believed it had a role in her death. Skye McCole Bartusiak was born in Houston, where she lived with her parents and Donald Bartusiak, until her death. McCole Bartusiak first starred in Stephen King's Storm of the Century as young Pippa Hatcher. In 2000, she appeared in The Patriot as the youngest child of a militia leader portrayed by Mel Gibson, she played the young Marilyn Monroe in the TV miniseries Blonde, the psychiatrist's daughter in Don't Say a Word alongside Michael Douglas and Brittany Murphy, both in 2001. She played young Charlie McGee in Firestarter: Rekindled and Megan Matheson during season two of the television series 24.
McCole Bartusiak made an appearance in the short film The Vest in 2003 and played the part of The Girl in Once Not Far from Home in 2005. She tried her hand at theatre, playing in The Miracle Worker alongside Hilary Swank at the Charlotte Theatre in North Carolina. In 2003, McCole Bartusiak returned to period drama with Love Comes Softly, a year she played the young Jackie in Against the Ropes alongside Meg Ryan. In 2005, she received main billing for her role as Franny Roberts in the hit horror film Boogeyman, she starred in the "Kids" episode of the hospital drama series House, took a lead role as Sunshine in the film Kill Your Darlings, playing a troubled teen willing to do anything to get the attention of her busy father. On July 19, 2014, McCole Bartusiak died in her apartment behind her parents' Houston home, her mother told CNN and the Associated Press that Skye's boyfriend found the actress sitting up in her bed. Her mother said Skye "had been healthy and did not drink or do drugs", but had been suffering from epileptic seizures.
A memorial service was held in Houston six days later. The "combined toxic effects of hydrocodone and difluoroethane with carisoprodol" were listed as the main cause of death. Official website Skye McCole Bartusiak on IMDb Skye McCole Bartusiak at AllMovie
Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, as described in the New Testament. Its adherents, known as Christians, believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and savior of all people, whose coming as the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Depending on the specific denomination of Christianity, practices may include baptism, prayer, confirmation, burial rites, marriage rites and the religious education of children. Most denominations hold regular group worship services. Christianity developed during the 1st century CE as a Jewish Christian sect of Second Temple Judaism, it soon attracted Gentile God-fearers, which lead to a departure from Jewish customs, the establishment of Christianity as an independent religion. During the first centuries of its existence Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire, to Ethiopia and some parts of Asia. Constantine the Great decriminalized it via the Edict of Milan; the First Council of Nicaea established a uniform set of beliefs across the Roman Empire.
By 380, the Roman Empire designated Christianity as the state religion. The period of the first seven ecumenical councils is sometimes referred to as the Great Church, the united full communion of the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodoxy, before their schisms. Oriental Orthodoxy split after the Council of Chalcedon over differences in Christology; the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church separated in the East–West Schism over the authority of the Pope. In 1521, Protestants split from the Catholic Church in the Protestant Reformation over Papal primacy, the nature of salvation, other ecclesiological and theological disputes. Following the Age of Discovery, Christianity was spread into the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, the rest of the world via missionary work and colonization. There are 2.3 billion Christians in the world, or 31.4% of the global population. Today, the four largest branches of Christianity are the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and Oriental Orthodoxy.
Christianity and Christian ethics have played a prominent role in the development of Western civilization around Europe during late antiquity and the Middle Ages. In the New Testament, the names by which the disciples were known among themselves were "brethren", "the faithful", "elect", "saints" and "believers". Early Jewish Christians referred to themselves as'The Way' coming from Isaiah 40:3, "prepare the way of the Lord." According to Acts 11:26, the term "Christian" was first used in reference to Jesus's disciples in the city of Antioch, meaning "followers of Christ," by the non-Jewish inhabitants of Antioch. The earliest recorded use of the term "Christianity" was by Ignatius of Antioch, in around 100 AD. While Christians worldwide share basic convcitions, there are differences of interpretations and opinions of the Bible and sacred traditions on which Christianity is based. Concise doctrinal statements or confessions of religious beliefs are known as creeds, they began as baptismal formulae and were expanded during the Christological controversies of the 4th and 5th centuries to become statements of faith.
The Apostles' Creed is the most accepted statement of the articles of Christian faith. It is used by a number of Christian denominations for both liturgical and catechetical purposes, most visibly by liturgical churches of Western Christian tradition, including the Latin Church of the Catholic Church, Lutheranism and Western Rite Orthodoxy, it is used by Presbyterians and Congregationalists. This particular creed was developed between the 9th centuries, its central doctrines are those of God the Creator. Each of the doctrines found in this creed can be traced to statements current in the apostolic period; the creed was used as a summary of Christian doctrine for baptismal candidates in the churches of Rome. Its main points include: Belief in God the Father, Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Holy Spirit The death, descent into hell and ascension of Christ The holiness of the Church and the communion of saints Christ's second coming, the Day of Judgement and salvation of the faithful; the Nicene Creed was formulated in response to Arianism, at the Councils of Nicaea and Constantinople in 325 and 381 and ratified as the universal creed of Christendom by the First Council of Ephesus in 431.
The Chalcedonian Definition, or Creed of Chalcedon, developed at the Council of Chalcedon in 451, though rejected by the Oriental Orthodox churches, taught Christ "to be acknowledged in two natures, unchangeably, inseparably": one divine and one human, that both natures, while perfect in themselves, are also united into one person. The Athanasian Creed, received in the Western Church as having the same status as the Nicene and Chalcedonian, says: "We worship one God in Trinity, Trinity in Unity. Many evangelical Protestants reject creeds as definitive statements of faith while agreeing with some or all of the substance of the creeds. Most Baptists do not use creeds "in that they have not sought to establish binding
Michael Landon Jr.
Michael Graham Landon Jr. is an American actor, director and producer. Landon Jr. was born the son of his second wife, Marjorie Lynn Noe. He is the brother of Christopher B. Landon, Leslie Landon, Shawna Landon, half-brother of Jennifer Landon, Sean Landon, Cheryl Lynn Landon, Cheryl Ann Pontrelli, his paternal grandfather was Jewish. He married actress Sharee Gregory in December 1987, they have three children: Brittany and son Austin. Sharee Gregory is the older sister of former child actress Natalie Gregory. Landon decided to convert to Christianity at the age of 18. 1977: Little House on the Prairie as Jim 1988: Bonanza: The Next Generation as Benjamin'Benj' Cartwright 1988: Superboy as Stretch 1993: Back to Bonanza as Host 1993: Bonanza: The Return as Benjamin'Benj' Cartwright 1995: Bonanza: Under Attack as Benjamin'Benj' Cartwright 1991: Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love 1999: Michael Landon, the Father I Knew 2003: Love Comes Softly 2004: Love's Enduring Promise 2005: Love's Long Journey 2006: Love's Abiding Joy 2007: Saving Sarah Cain 2007: The Last Sin Eater 2007: The Velveteen Rabbit 2008: Deep in the Heart 2011: The Shunning 2013: The Ultimate Life 2013: When Calls the Heart 1993: Bonanza: The Return 1999: Michael Landon, the Father I Knew 2003: Love Comes Softly 2004: Love's Enduring Promise 2005: Love's Long Journey 2006: Love's Abiding Joy 2007: Love's Unfolding Dream 2007: The Last Sin Eater 2013: When Calls the Heart 2003: Love Comes Softly 2004: Love's Enduring Promise 2007: Saving Sarah Cain 2007: The Last Sin Eater 2008: Deep in the Heart 2013: When Calls the Heart Michael Landon Jr. on IMDb Personal interview with Michael Landon Jr
Love's Long Journey
Love's Long Journey is a 2005 made-for-television Christian drama film based on a series of books by Janette Oke. It was directed by Michael Landon Jr. and was aired on Hallmark Channel on December 3, 2005. It is the third movie in the Love Saga, which includes Love Comes Softly, Love's Enduring Promise, Love's Abiding Joy, Love's Unending Legacy, Love's Unfolding Dream, Love Takes Wing, Love Finds a Home, as well as the 2011 prequels, Love Begins and Love's Everlasting Courage and was produced for Hallmark by Larry Levinson Productions. Missie's surprise discovery - her pregnancy - sets her on a new course that's at once thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming and her husband, have headed west in a covered wagon, leaving behind the prairie home of Missie's parents. On they meet Jeff Huff and his older brother Sonny, they make new friends and spend Christmas together. Now, caught between the excitement of the new adventure and the pain of not knowing when she'll see her family again, Missie copes with the challenges and cherishes the rewards of her new homestead.
Missie and Willie LaHaye travel west to Tettsford Junction. Missie is afraid to tell Willie of her pregnancy; when they arrive on their new homestead, it is nothing like. She meets a native woman who becomes her friend, while praying with her friends she and her friends are tied to the fence and held at gun point by thieves and Missie is forced to show one of the thieves where she put their money but Jeff finds out that Sonny has been a thief all along. Sonny is shot and dies; that night Missie gives birth to a baby boy named Matthew. In the novel, while Willie goes on out to the homestead, Missie stays with the Taylorsons in Tettsford Junction for 3 months so she can be near a doctor when she delivers her baby. Willie's ranch in the novel is a 6-day wagon trip from Tettsford Junction. A new town is built near the ranch in Love's Abiding Joy Willie and Missie name their son Nathan Isaiah in the novel. Nathan is the middle name of both Clark. Nathan Isaiah is the name shown in the films end-credits, instead of Matthew Isaiah, the name in the film.
There is no Jeff in the novel. There is no native family living near the Ranch; the novel depicts a family of Mexicans. The following people received'Camie Awards in 2006 for their role in making the film: Missie was portrayed by January Jones in the second movie. Love Comes Softly Series site at Hallmark Channel Love's Long Journey on IMDb Love's Long Journey at AllMovie
Love's Unending Legacy
Love's Unending Legacy is a 2007 made-for-television Christian drama film based on a series of books by Janette Oke. It aired on Hallmark Channel on April 7, 2007, it was directed by stars Erin Cottrell. It is the fifth movie in an ongoing series that includes Love Comes Softly, Love's Enduring Promise, Love's Long Journey, Love's Abiding Joy, Love's Unfolding Dream, Love Takes Wing, Love Finds a Home, as well as the 2011 prequels, Love Begins, Love's Everlasting Courage, Love's Christmas Journey which fits part way through the movie series. Missie LaHaye bids a reluctant goodbye at the grave of her late husband Willie, who died two years in the line of duty as the sheriff of Tettsford Junction. After giving up her job as the town schoolteacher, Missie has found running the ranch on her own overwhelming, so she has resigned herself to letting her son Jeff and his new bride take control of it jointly with her brothers Aaron and Arnie. Missie and her ten-year-old son Mattie travel back to her hometown to live near the farm of her parents and Marty Davis.
She goes back to teaching school. At her first Sunday service and Mattie learn from the Pastor that an "Orphan Train" with homeless children in need of good homes will soon arrive from the Children's Aid Society of New York. Outside the church, Clark introduces Missie to sharp-tongued biddy Mrs. Pettis, who disdains the orphans as "ragamuffins." At the same time, Missie catches the eye of a passing horseman: bachelor Sheriff Zach Tyler, another target of Mrs. Pettis’ vitriol. Claiming that Zach is not a godly man, Mrs. Pettis passes her judgment on him, implying he has a shameful past on the wrong side of the law. On her way to work, Missie passes the church. Although she is determined not to grant Mattie's request for a new sibling, she goes in—just in time to witness 14-year-old Belinda behaving belligerently toward the Pettises as they choose eight-year-old Jacob—looking on him as a farm worker rather than a son. Realizing that the lone orphan Belinda will be sent back to the foundling home in New York, Missie volunteers to adopt her.
Unbeknownst to all, Belinda is Jacob's sister. She kept this secret to prevent potential parents from breaking up siblings because they see her as "too old" to adopt. With Jacob secured in a home nearby, Belinda can figure out a way for them to flee, she is so sure of this that she resists family life within the loving embrace of Missie, the Davises and the community. She becomes more determined after learning that the Pettises starve him. Missie tells her mother Marty that she feels as if a voice inside told her to adopt Belinda, but she still can't explain why. Says Marty, "God knew that Belinda needed you, and maybe, for some reason you don’t understand yet, you need her." Zach attempts to court Missie, but she resists, explaining she could never love anyone the way she loved her late husband. Missie struggles to convince herself that although she is not in love with the sheriff, at least he would make a good marriage partner. While Missie discusses Belinda's disturbing nocturnal disappearances with Zach, who has warmed her heart with his kindness toward the young girl, he states he has no faith in God if a child can suffer like Belinda.
Missie tells her mother she couldn't love a man who didn't share her faith. Zach and Missie discover Jacob's plight, but are anguished that they can't rescue him unless he exposes the Pettises, which he won't out of fear of reprisal. While Missie and Zach appreciate their mutual desire to help the boy, they clash over how to save him. An angry Belinda berates them for their inability to help Jacob, claiming her father will soon come to their aid. Exasperated by Belinda's rejection, Missie visits Marty, who reminds her that Missie once had trouble accepting Marty as her stepmother. Sagely, she tells Missie that "loving a child has nothing to do with giving birth" and "being a family is a choice, not something that just happens because you’re related by blood." Belinda shows Missie a note written by her father. Belinda is sure the note explains how he'll come back for her and Jacob. Missie reads her the note, Belinda learns that her father had left them at the orphanage for good. Zach visits Missie at the school to explain his lack of faith: his fiancée was an innocent victim of murderous bank robbers.
Missie relates the story of her husband's death. After Missie again fails to rescue Jacob, Belinda runs away with him into the stormy night. Everyone joins a desperate search for them. Amid the lightning-laden thunderstorm, Zach prays, he hears a voice over the din and follows it to the abandoned mine where the children have sought shelter. Zach tells Missie it was God's miracle that guided him in the wilderness, but as she admits to her father, she doesn't know how to "let go" of her late husband. Clark tells. Missie takes that chance by marrying Zach, they begin their lives as a family of five. Belinda is Clark and Marty's daughter, born in this novel. Belinda is not seen until the end of the novel. Most of the movie is unlike the book. Willie is still alive in this novel. Therefore, Missie does not marry Zach Tyler. Zach Tyler is not an existing
Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress, film producer, former fashion model. She started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before turning her attention to acting, making her film debut in That Night and appearing in My Father the Hero as well as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. Heigl landed the role of Isabel Evans on The WB television series Roswell, for which she received nominations for Saturn and Teen Choice Awards. From 2005 to 2010, Heigl starred as Izzie Stevens on the ABC television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, a role which brought her significant recognition and accolades, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007, her best known film appearances include roles in Knocked Up, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Life As We Know It, New Year's Eve, The Big Wedding, Unforgettable. Heigl has starred in several films that have seen limited releases, including Jackie & Ryan, Home Sweet Hell, Jenny's Wedding, she portrayed the lead role on the short-lived NBC television series State of Affairs from 2014 to 2015, has lent her voice to the animated film The Nut Job and its 2017 sequel.
Additionally, Heigl has established herself as a cover model, appearing in numerous publications including Maxim, Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan. She is married to singer Josh Kelley, with whom she has two daughters. Heigl was born in Washington, D. C. in Columbia Hospital for Women. She is the youngest of four children of Nancy, a personal manager, Paul Heigl, a financial executive, accountant, her father is of German and Irish descent, her mother is of German ancestry. Her siblings are Meg and Holt. Heigl lived in Northern Virginia and Denver, before her family moved to the town of New Canaan, when Katherine was five, where she lived the rest of her childhood. In 1986, her older brother Jason died of injuries suffered in a car accident, after being thrown from the back of a pickup truck while out for lunch with some of his high school classmates, his family donated his organs after death. Her brother's death led Heigl's parents to convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Heigl eight, was reared in that faith.
When Heigl was nine, her aunt, along with her parents, sent photos of her to a modeling agency. Within a few weeks, she was signed with Wilhelmina Models as a child model. Soon after she was signed with the agency, a client picked her for use in a magazine ad, where she made her modeling debut. At the time, Heigl was earning $75 an hour posing for Lord & Taylor catalogs; the first time Heigl appeared in a national television ad was for Cheerios cereal. Heigl made her film debut in That Night, she played Christina Sebastian in Steven Soderbergh's Depression-era drama King of the Hill before being cast in her first leading role in the 1994 comedy My Father the Hero. During this time, Heigl continued to attend New Canaan High School, balancing her film and modeling work with her academic studies. Heigl dropped out of New Canaan High School after her sophomore year to pursue her career in Hollywood. In 1995, she starred in the Steven Seagal action thriller: Dark Territory. Heigl portrayed a 16-year-old traveling by train through the mountains with her uncle Casey Ryback, an ex-SEAL counter-terrorist expert, in order to visit the grave of her deceased father.
The train is hijacked by mercenaries in Colorado. Much of her work in the film was opposite Sandra Taylor and Everett McGill. Despite an increased focus on acting, Heigl still modeled extensively, appearing in magazines such as Seventeen, she landed the lead role in Disney's made-for-television film Wish Upon a Star in 1996, portraying two body-swapping characters along with Danielle Harris. That year Heigl's parents divorced, her mother was diagnosed with cancer. After her high school graduation in 1997, Heigl moved into a four-bedroom house in Malibu Canyon, California with her mother, who became her manager. In 1998, she co-starred with Peter Fonda in a television movie re-working of the classic Shakespearean play The Tempest, set during the American Civil War, she starred in the horror film Bride of Chucky. In 1999, Heigl turned her attention to television when she accepted the role of Isabel Evans on the science fiction TV drama Roswell, a role, expanded in the show's second and third seasons.
Heigl had auditioned for all three of the show's female leads before she was cast as Isabel, an alien-human hybrid. Heigl was featured in photo essays in magazines such as Life, TV Guide, Teen as well as FHM, she appeared in the FHM and Maxim calendars, FHM's annual "100 Sexiest Women in the World", was featured in the Girls of Maxim Gallery. In May 2006, Maxim awarded her #12 on their annual Hot 100List as well as voted the 19th "Sexiest Woman in the World" by readers of FHM magazine. While Roswell was in production, Heigl worked on several films, including 100 Girls, an independent 2001 film, Valentine, a horror film starring David Boreanaz and Denise Richards. Heigl accepted a role in Ground Zero, a television thriller scheduled to be telecast that fall, based on the bestselling James Mills novel The Seventh Power, in the spring of 2001, she co-starred as a brilliant and politically-concerned college student who helps to build a nuclear device t