Bonnie Bedelia is an American actress. After beginning her career in theatre, she starred in the CBS daytime soap opera Love of Life before making her movie debut in The Gypsy Moths. Bedelia was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the 1983 film Heart Like a Wheel, for an Independent Spirit Award for The Prince of Pennsylvania, she is best known for her role as Holly Gennero McClane in the action films Die Hard and Die Hard 2, for her work in the movies They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Lovers and Other Strangers, Presumed Innocent, Needful Things. Bedelia has had many other leading and supporting film roles. For her television work, Bedelia has earned two Emmy Awards nominations. From 2001 to 2004, Bedelia played the lead role in the Lifetime television drama series The Division, she starred as family matriarch Camille Braverman in the NBC drama series Parenthood. Bonnie Bedelia was born in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, the daughter of Marian Ethel, a writer and editor, Philip Harley Culkin, in public relations and 50 years old at the time.
She was born in a difficult financial period when her father's firm went bankrupt and they lived in "a cold-water tenement flat". She has two brothers, one of whom is actor Kit Culkin, a sister, Candice Culkin, she is the aunt of actors Macaulay and Rory Culkin. Her mother died when she was her father, "who had always had ulcers," died shortly after. Bonnie studied dance in her youth at School of American Ballet.. She received her acting training at HB Studio Before becoming an actress, Bedelia studied ballet and appeared in a few productions with the New York City Ballet, including The Nutcracker. In 1958 she had her only dancing role onscreen as Clara in the Playhouse 90 television production of the George Balanchine Nutcracker. From 1961 to 1967 Bedelia was a regular on the CBS soap opera, Love of Life, playing the role of Sandy Porter, she worked on Broadway, making her debut supporting Patty Duke in 1962 in Isle of Children and winning a Theatre World Award in the lead of My Sweet Charlie in 1966.
Bedelia made her film debut in The Gypsy Moths, in 1969 she attracted attention as the pregnant marathon dancer in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. In following years, she starred in the 1970 comedy Lovers and Other Strangers, had dramatic roles in The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie, Between Friends, she appeared opposite Richard Dreyfuss in 1978 comedyThe Big Fix. On television she had the leading role in The New Land. In 1984 Bedelia received critical acclaim and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her starring role in 1983's Heart Like a Wheel as drag racer Shirley Muldowney. Other well-known performances came as Holly Gennero McClane, the wife of Bruce Willis's character John McClane in Die Hard and Die Hard 2, as Barbara Sabich, the wife of Harrison Ford's character in Presumed Innocent. Bedelia appeared in two Stephen King screen adaptations: Salem's Lot and Needful Things, she was nominated for Emmy Award for performances in Showtime anthology series, Fallen Angels in 1993, for the leading role in the made-for-television movie Locked in Silence.
On television she played a number of leading roles in television films and miniseries, such as Switched at Birth, A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story, Her Costly Affair, Picnic. From 2001 to 2004 Bedelia had lead role as Capt. Kate McCafferty in the Lifetime television drama series The Division, she guest-starred in Big Love and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, starred opposite Rue McClanahan and Olivia Newton-John in 2008 sitcom Sordid Lives: The Series. In 2010 Bedelia began starring in the NBC drama series, playing the role of the family matriarch, Camille Braverman; the series aired during six seasons to 2015. In 2017, she appeared in the second season of the TV series Designated Survivor, as the mother of the First Lady of the United States, she married scriptwriter Ken Luber on April 24, 1969. They divorced in 1980, she was married to Jay Telfer, a musician and screenwriter. She married actor Michael MacRae in 1995. Bonnie Bedelia on IMDb Bonnie Bedelia at the Internet Broadway Database Bonnie Bedelia at AllMovie
Shot (2017 film)
Shot is a 2017 American drama film directed by Jeremy Kagan and starring Noah Wyle, Sharon Leal and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. Three lives are affected by a stray bullet. Noah Wyle as Mark Newman Sharon Leal as Phoebe Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Miguel Xander Berkeley as Dr. Roberts Elaine Hendrix as Nurse Marci Malcolm-Jamal Warner as EMT Jones Joy Osmanski as Nurse Samantha Eve Kagan as Nurse Gina Dominic Colón as Garcia Tommy Day Carey as Turner Rafael Cebrián as Juan Brad Lee Wind as Anderson Sarah Clarke as Dr. Fisher The film has a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Rich Cline of Contactmusic.com awarded the film three and a half stars out of five. Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times awarded the film a positive review, writing that "...it's the fine acting and the film's plea for sensible gun control that carry the day."Alan Zilberman of The Washington Post awarded the film a negative review and wrote, "Despite flashes of brilliance, strong performances and innovative camera techniques, the film never rises above the schmaltz of an after-school special."
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John Arthur Lithgow is an American character actor, comedian, poet and singer. He has received two Tony Awards, six Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, has been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards. Lithgow has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Lithgow is best known for his television roles as Dick Solomon in the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, Arthur Mitchell in the drama Dexter, Sir Winston Churchill in the drama The Crown, for each of which he won Emmy Awards. In film, he is well known for his film roles in Blow Out, Footloose and the Hendersons and Love is Strange, his performances in the films The World According to Garp and Terms of Endearment each earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. On the stage, he has appeared in many Broadway productions including the musical adaptations of Sweet Smell of Success and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
In 2007, he made his Royal Shakespeare Company debut as Malvolio in Neil Bartlett's production of Twelfth Night. Lithgow was born in New York, his mother, Sarah Jane, was a retired actress. His father, Arthur Washington Lithgow III, was a theatrical producer and director who ran the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, his father was born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, to an American-Dominican family of Scottish and French descent. Lithgow is descended from Mayflower passenger and colonial governor William Bradford; because of his father's job, the family moved during Lithgow's childhood. Lithgow graduated from Princeton High School in Princeton, he attended Harvard College, graduated with an A. B. magna cum laude in 1967, in literature. Lithgow lived in Adams House as an undergraduate, served on Harvard's Board of Overseers, he credits a performance at Harvard of Gilbert and Sullivan's Utopia Limited with helping him decide to become an actor. After graduation, Lithgow won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
After graduation, he served as the Director of the Arts and Literature Department at WBAI, the Pacifica radio station in New York City. In 1973, Lithgow debuted on Broadway in David Storey's The Changing Room at the Morosco Theatre. Lithgow win for his performance for Featured Actor in a Play, he won a Drama Desk Award. The following year he starred again on Broadway in the comedy play My Fat Friend opposite Lynn Redgrave at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. In 1976 he starred on Broadway in Arthur Miller's A Memory of Two Mondays opposite Meryl Streep and Tom Hulce at the Playhouse Theatre. In 1985 he starred in Requiem for a Heavyweight written by Rod Serling at the Martin Beck Theatre, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play losing to Derek Jacobi in Much Ado About Nothing. In 1988 he starred in John Dexter's M. Butterfly alongside B. D. Wong at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. In 2002, Lithgow starred as J. J. Hunsecker in the Broadway adaptation of the 1957 film Sweet Smell of Success alongside Brian D'Arcy James.
Lithgow won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance. In 2005, He was starred on Broadway in the musical-comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Alongside Norbert Leo Butz at the Imperial Theatre. While both were nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Butz won over Lithgow; that same year Lithgow was elected into the American Theater Hall of Fame for his work on Broadway. In 2004 and 2007, Lithgow debuted Carnival of the Animals' elephant character — nurse Mabel Buntz — with the New York City Ballet and Houston Ballet, respectively. In 2007, Lithgow played Malvolio in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Twelfth Night, at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. In 2008 through 2009, Lithgow played Joe Keller in a Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons directed by Simon McBurney. Lithgow starred alongside Dianne Wiest, Patrick Wilson and Katie Holmes in her Broadway debut at the Schoenfeld Theare. In 2010 Lithgow starred in the Off Broadway production of Douglas Carter Beane's comedy Mr & Mrs Fitch alongside Jennifer Ehle at the Second Stage Theatre from February 22, 2010 to April 4, 2010.
In 2012 Lithgow returned to Broadway in David Auburn's new play The Columnist which played at the Manhattan Theatre Club with previews starting on April 4, 2012. The performance earned him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. In the winter of 2012-2013 He appeared in the London revival of Arthur Wing Pinero's The Magistrate as Police Magistrate Aeneas Posket at the National Theatre, it was announced in February 2014 that he would return to Central Park's Delacorte Theater and Shakespeare in the Park for the 2014 summer season in the title role of Shakespeare's King Lear directed by Tony Award Winner Daniel Sullivan. The production was the play's first there since 1973 and Lithgow's first time there since 1975, when he had played Laertes. In Fall 2014, Lithgow returned to Broadway as Tobias in a revival of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, he starred opposite Martha Plimpton, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban and Clare Higgins. Pam MacKinnon directed the limited 18-week production at the John Golden Theatre.
Lithgow starred in the solo play John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, which opened on Broadway on January 11, 2018 at the Am
Ron Rifkin is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Arvin Sloane on the spy drama Alias, Saul Holden on the American family drama Brothers & Sisters, District Attorney Ellis Loew in Curtis Hanson's Oscar winning film L. A. Confidential. Rifkin was born Saul M. Rifkin in New York City, New York, to Miriam and Herman Rifkin, born in Russia, he is the oldest of three children. He was raised as an Orthodox Jew and remained Orthodox until age 32, his wife, Iva Riffkin, owns a fashion design business. In 2001, his association with Touchstone Television began when he played a ruthless intelligence agent Arvin Sloane in Alias, opposite Jennifer Garner; until 2011, he played second-in-command businessman Saul Holden on Brothers & Sisters, opposite Sally Field. He played Bonnie Franklin's second boyfriend on One Day at a Time. Rifkin has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in film, on stage, in television, his association with writer Jon Robin Baitz has been fruitful. In 1991, his performance in Baitz's play The Substance of Fire won him the Obie, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Drama-Logue awards for Best Actor.
The following year he performed in Baitz's Three Hotels, for which he received a second Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk nomination. In 1996, he starred in the film version of Substance. Rifkin received a 1998 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for the Broadway revival of Cabaret. Additional theatre credits include David Hirson's Wrong Mountain, Arthur Miller's Broken Glass, Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, Neil Simon's Proposals. Rifkin's extensive film credits include Silent Running, The Sunshine Boys, The Big Fix, JFK, Husbands and Wives, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Wolf, L. A. Confidential, The Negotiator, Boiler Room, Keeping the Faith, The Majestic, The Sum of All Fears, Pulse. On television, Rifkin has appeared in numerous made-for-television movies and miniseries, had regular roles on The Rockford Files, One Day at a Time, Wives & Lovers, The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, Alias, has made guest appearances on a number of series, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the City, The Bob Newhart Show, The Good Wife, ER as Doctor Carl Vucelich, Law & Order, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Falcon Crest as Dr. Hal Lantry, Hill Street Blues, The Outer Limits, for which he received a CableACE nomination.
Rifkin is the reader for a number of audiobooks including The Giver by Lois Lowry, Sang Spell by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli. He portrays Defense Attorney Marvin Stan Exely on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as a recurring character, he starred in Limitless as Brian Finch's father Dennis Finch and appears in Gotham as Father Creel. Ron Rifkin at the Internet Broadway Database Ron Rifkin on IMDb
Heroes (1977 film)
Heroes is a 1977 American drama film directed by Jeremy Kagan and starring Henry Winkler, Sally Field and Harrison Ford. Winkler plays a Vietnam War veteran with PTSD who sets about finding the men from his unit that had served in Vietnam. Field plays his at-first-reluctant girlfriend and Ford plays one of the former soldiers in his unit, now a dysfunctional stock car driver in Sedalia, who keeps a stolen M-16 in the trunk of his car. Jack Dunne, an amnesiac Vietnam veteran most suffering from a severe case of PTSD, escapes a mental ward in New York City intent on starting a business as a worm farmer in Eureka, California. At the bus station, he accidentally meets Carol Bell, a woman unsure of her engagement to a man towards whom she has confused feelings. Annoyed by Jack, Carol warms to him as they set off on a trip through middle America towards Northern California: during the journey she has time to reflect on her impending nuptials as Jack tries to locate his three war buddies hoping to enlist them in his dream to start a worm farm.
It becomes clear that the first two friends Jack and Carol locate are in too poor condition to do much work of any kind. When a visit to the parents of the third results in the disclosure that the friend had died in the war, who knew as much but was in denial, relives the battlefield trauma of his buddy's death. Carol's compassion and caring enable Jack to come to terms with reality. Henry Winkler as Jack Dunne Sally Field as Carol Bell Harrison Ford as Ken Boyd Val Avery as Bus Driver Olivia Cole as Jane Adcox Hector Elias as Dr. Elias Dennis Burkley as Gus Tony Burton as Chef Michael Cavanaugh as Peanuts Stuart Margolin Station Wagon Driver The movie received a mixed reception. Roger Ebert gave the movie 3 stars out of a possible 4; when the movie was released on VCR/DVD, the ending song, "Carry on my Wayward Son" by Kansas was replaced by an instrumental song, which many say ruined the movie as the original song was the high point of the movie. To this day many fans refuse to purchase the DVD because of this edit.
The movie was a box office success, grossing $33.5 million on a $3.2 million budget, opened at #1 at the box office. Henry Winkler received a Golden Globe award nomination for Best Actor in a Drama film, he received the corresponding BAFTA nomination. It received another BAFTA nomination, for Best Musical Score. Heroes on IMDb Heroes at Rotten Tomatoes Heroes at the TCM Movie Database
Nicolas Dwynn Coster is a British-born American actor, most known for his work in daytime drama and as a character actor on nighttime television series, such as Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 2017 he won a daytime Emmy for "The Bay". Coster was born in London to an American mother and a New Zealand father, famous London theatre critic and, a Royal marine commando Nicolas Coster studied acting at RADA the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts as well as with Lee Strasberg in New York City. Nicolas Coster has many stage credits, he was in Twigs with Sadia Thompson, Seasaw with Michelle Lee, Otherwised Enganged a play by Harold Pinter, Little Foxes with Elizabeth Taylor, on Broadway as well as at the Victoria Theatre in London. He first appeared in the NBC soap opera Young Doctor Malone, he created the role of Professor Paul Britton on The Secret Storm, a role that he played in 1964 and from 1967-1968. Jed Allan, who played that part, played his rival C. C. Capwell on "Santa Barbara".
He played John Eldridge in both the primetime serialized drama Our Private World and on As the World Turns. His first appearance on television was on an episode of The U. S. Steel Hour in 1959. Since he has racked up more than 80 appearances on three dozen television shows, guest-starring most notably as David Warner, the father of Blair Warner, on the sitcom The Facts of Life, he spent one season on the NBC comedy Sheriff Lobo. He returned to daytime television by first creating his Robert Delaney role on Another World during the weeks preceding the premiere of Somerset in March 1970; when the Delaneys were written out of that show in 1972, he went over to Another World where he played the role until 1976. Coster returned to the role during the summer of 1980, he played gangster-turned-informant Anthony Makana on One Life to Live but left to create the role of Lionel Lockridge on the new serial Santa Barbara. He left his role on that show due to lack of storyline for his character, during his 30-month hiatus, he played Travis Montgomery's kidnapper Steve Andrews on the ABC soap opera All My Children and returned to Another World for its 25th anniversary in 1989.
He returned to Santa Barbara in the spring of 1990 when emphasis on the Lockridge family was restored, but the show was canceled in January 1993. He returned to play a second role on As the World Turns from 1993–1995, once again playing one of Lisa's many husbands, Eduard Grimaldi, he is a Scuba Diving instructor and with his foundation teaches scuba diving and organises sail trips for the disabled. Nicolas Coster has his captain's license. Nicolas Coster on IMDb Nicolas Coster at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Nicolas Coster and Challenge Foundation
Scott Joplin (film)
Scott Joplin is a 1977 biographical film directed by Jeremy Kagan and based on the life of American composer and pianist Scott Joplin. It stars Clifton Davis, it won an award from the Writers Guild of America in 1979. The only other composers mentioned as worthy equals in the film are John Philip Sousa and Jelly Roll Morton. In the late 19th century, Scott Joplin, a young African-American musician, moves to Missouri and to make ends meet finds a job as a piano teacher, he befriends Louis Chauvin, others, who play piano in a brothel. Joplin composes ragtime music. One day his "Maple Leaf Rag" is heard by a publisher of sheet music in St. Louis. Stark is impressed, buys the rights to the composition and sells it, with Joplin sharing some of the profits. Joplin's new songs achieve a great popularity. Chauvin is talented, but contracts syphilis and dies in his 20s. Joplin, becomes obsessed with composing more serious music, yet is continually thwarted in his attempt to write and publish an opera. Billy Dee Williams as Scott Joplin Clifton Davis as Louis Chauvin Margaret Avery as Belle Joplin Eubie Blake as Will Williams Godfrey Cambridge as Tom Turpin Art Carney as John Stark Scott Joplin on IMDb Scott Joplin at the TCM Movie Database