Tempe Pigott was an English silent and sound screen character actress. She had some stage experience before entering silent films as she is given one 1918 Broadway credit by Internet Broadway Database, her silent and sound film appearances were numerous. She is remembered for playing the mother of Gibson Gowland in Greed and the landlady Mrs. Hawkins in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, she was born in London and died in Woodland Hills, California, USA. Tempe Pigott on IMDb Tempe Pigott at the Internet Broadway Database
Jeffrey Vance is an American film historian and author who has published books on movie stars including Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. While working as an archivist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists he met Eleanor Keaton, Buster Keaton's widow, began organizing her collection of photographs, leading to the illustrated biography Buster Keaton Remembered, he served as archivist for the Chaplin family's Roy Export S. A. S; the Harold Lloyd Trust, the Mary Pickford Foundation where he helped preserve both film and photographs from these important collections. As a producer, he packaged the Harold Lloyd Classic Comedies for Turner Classic Movies released to home video; as a filmmaker, he produced and directed the short film Rediscovering John Gilbert which aired on cable television as well as released to home video. A Star Is Born: Judy Garland and the Film That Got Away Douglas Fairbanks Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema, Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian Buster Keaton Remembered Animal Crackers City Lights The Big Parade On Approval The Thief of Bagdad Grand Hotel The Gold Rush Sparrows Bardelys the Magnificent Midnight Mary A Modern Musketeer Picture Snatcher Night Nurse The Divorcee The Mysterious Lady Spite Marriage Jeffery Vance on IMDb Jeffrey Vance interview: Douglas Fairbanks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmfhDtyV6zU
How Green Was My Valley (film)
How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 drama film directed by John Ford. The film, based on the 1939 novel of the same name by Richard Llewellyn, was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and scripted by Philip Dunne; the movie features Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, Roddy McDowall. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards, famously beating Citizen Kane for Best Picture along with winning Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor; the movie tells of the Morgans, a hard-working Welsh mining family living in the heart of the South Wales Valleys during the 19th century. The story chronicles life in the South Wales coalfields, the loss of that way of life and its effects on the family; the fictional village in the movie is based on Gilfach Goch. In 1990, the movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant"; the Academy Film Archive preserved How Green Was My Valley during 1998.
The movie begins with a monologue by an older Huw Morgan: "I am packing my belongings in the shawl my mother used to wear when she went to the market. And I'm going from my valley, and this time, I shall never return." The valley and its villages are now blackened by the coal mines. A young Huw, the youngest child of Gwilym Morgan, walks home with his father to meet his mother, Beth, his older brothers, Ivor, Gwilym Jr. and Owen all work in the coal mines with their father, while sister Angharad keeps house with their mother. Huw's childhood is idyllic, the town, not yet overrun with mining spoil, is beautiful, the household is warm and loving. Huw is smitten on meeting Bronwyn, a girl engaged to be married to Ivor. At the boisterous wedding party Angharad meets the new preacher, Mr. Gruffydd, there is an obvious mutual attraction. Trouble begins when the mine owner decreases wages, the miners strike in protest. Gwilym's attempt to mediate by not endorsing a strike estranges him from the other miners as well as his older sons, who quit the house.
Beth interrupts a late night meeting of the strikers, threatening to kill anyone who harms her husband. While returning home, crossing the fields in a snowstorm in the dark, Beth falls into the river. Huw dives in to save her with the help of the townspeople, temporarily loses the use of his legs, he recovers with the help of Mr. Gruffydd; the strike is settled, Gwilym and his sons reconcile, yet many miners have lost their jobs. Angharad is courted by Iestyn Evans, though she loves Mr. Gruffydd. Mr. Gruffydd loves her too, to the malicious delight of the gossipy townswomen, but cannot bear to subject her to an impoverished churchman's life. Angharad submits to a loveless marriage to Evans, they relocate out of the country. Huw begins school at a nearby village. Abused by other boys, he is taught to fight by his crony, Cyfartha. After a beating by the cruel teacher Mr. Jonas, Dai Bando avenges Huw with an impromptu boxing display on Mr. Jonas to the delight of his pupils. On the day that Bronwyn gives birth to their child, Ivor is killed in a mine accident.
Two of Morgan's sons are dismissed in favor of less experienced, cheaper laborers. With no job prospects, they leave to seek their fortunes abroad. Huw is awarded a scholarship to university, but to his father's dismay he refuses it to work in the mines, he relocates in with Bronwyn to help provide for her child. When Angharad returns without her husband, vicious gossip spreads through the town of an impending divorce. Mr. Gruffydd is denounced by the church deacons, after condemning the town's small-mindedness, he decides to leave. Just the alarm whistle sounds, signalling another mine disaster. Several men are injured, Gwilym and others are trapped in a cave-in. Young Huw, Mr. Gruffydd, Dai Bando descend with others for a rescue attempt. Gwilym and his son are re-united before he succumbs to his injuries. Huw rides the lift to the surface cradling his father's body, his coal-blackened face devoid of youthful innocence. Narration by an older Huw recalls, "Men like my father cannot die, they are with me still, real in memory as they were in flesh and beloved forever.
How green was my valley then." The movie ends with a montage of family vignettes showing Huw with his father and mother, his brothers and sister. The script was written by Philip Dunne, he recalls reading the original novel "in horror, turgid stuff, long speeches about Welsh coal miners on strike."William Wyler, the original director, saw the screen test of McDowall and chose him for the part. Wyler was replaced by John Ford. Fox wanted to shoot the movie in Wales in Technicolor, but events in Europe during World War II made this impossible. Instead, Ford had the studio build an 80-acre authentic replica of a Welsh mining town at Brent's Crags in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu, California; the cast had Rhys Williams, in a minor role. How Green Was My Valley maintains a 90% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Tim Dirks of Filmsite.org lauded the film as "
Charles Belcher (actor)
Charles Belcher was an American film actor. He appeared in 17 films between years 1919 and 1928, he was died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. The Adventures of Ruth The Mark of Zorro - Minor Role The Three Musketeers - Bernajoux The Woman He Married - Richard Steel Rose o' the Sea - George Thornton Blood and Sand - Don Joselito Rosita - The Prime Minister The Thief of Bagdad - The Holy Man Fools in the Dark - Dr. Rand Away in the Lead Never Too Late - Arthur Greystone Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ - Balthazar The Black Pirate - Chief Passenger - Nobleman Midnight Faces - Samuel Lund Modern Youth The Devil's Gulch - Max Crew The King of Kings - Philip A Thief in the Dark - Duke Charles Belcher on IMDb
Douglas Fairbanks was an American actor, screenwriter and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films including The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro but spent the early part of his career making comedies. Fairbanks was a founding member of United Artists, he was a founding member of The Motion Picture Academy and hosted the 1st Academy Awards in 1929. With his marriage to Mary Pickford in 1920, the couple became Hollywood royalty and Fairbanks was referred to as "The King of Hollywood", a nickname passed on to actor Clark Gable. Though considered as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the 1910s and 1920s, Fairbanks' career declined with the advent of the "talkies", his final film was The Private Life of Don Juan. Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, the son of Hezekiah Charles Ullman and Ella Adelaide, he had two half-brothers, John Fairbanks, Jr. and Norris Wilcox, a full brother, Robert Payne Ullman. His father was born in Berrysburg and raised in Williamsport.
He was the fourth child in a Jewish family consisting of four daughters. Charles's parents, Lazarus Ullman and Lydia Abrahams, had immigrated to the U. S. in 1830 from Baden, Germany. When he was 17, Charles started a small publishing business in Philadelphia. Two years he left for New York to study law. Charles met Ella Adelaide Marsh after she married his friend and client John Fairbanks, a wealthy New Orleans sugar mill and plantation owner; the couple had a son and shortly thereafter John Senior died of tuberculosis. Ella, born into a wealthy southern Roman Catholic family, was overprotected and knew little of her husband's business, she was swindled out of her fortune by her husband's partners. The efforts of Charles Ullman, acting on her behalf, failed to regain any of the family fortune for her. Distraught and lonely, she met and married a courtly Georgian, Edward Wilcox, who turned out to be an alcoholic. After they had a son, she divorced Wilcox with Charles acting as her own lawyer in the suit.
The pretty southern belle soon became romantically involved with Charles and agreed to move to Denver with him to pursue mining investments. They arrived in Denver in 1881 with John, they were married and in 1882 had a child, Robert and a second son, Douglas, a year later. Charles purchased several mining interests in the Rocky Mountains, he re-established his law practice. Charles Ullman, after hearing of his wife's philandering, abandoned the family when Douglas was five years old. Douglas and his older brother Robert were brought up by their mother, who gave them the family name Fairbanks, after her first husband. Douglas Fairbanks began acting at an early age, in amateur theatre on the Denver stage, performing in summer stock at the Elitch Gardens Theatre, other productions sponsored by Margaret Fealy, who ran an acting school for young people in Denver, he attended Denver East High School, was expelled for cutting the wires on the school piano. He left school in the spring of 1899, at the age of 15.
He variously claimed to have attended Colorado School of Mines and Harvard University, but neither claim is true. He went with the acting troupe of Frederick Warde, beginning a cross country tour in September 1899, he toured with Warde for two seasons, functioning in dual roles, both as actor and as the assistant stage manager in his second year with the group. After two years he moved to New York, where he found his first Broadway role in Her Lord and Master, which premiered in February 1902, he worked as a clerk in a Wall Street office between acting jobs. His Broadway appearances included the popular A Gentleman from Mississippi in 1908–09. On July 11, 1907, Fairbanks married Anna Beth Sully, the daughter of wealthy industrialist Daniel J. Sully, in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, they had one son, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. a noted actor. In 1915, the family moved to Los Angeles. After moving to Los Angeles, Fairbanks signed a contract with Triangle Pictures in 1915 and began working under the supervision of D.
W. Griffith, his first film was titled The Lamb, in which he debuted the athletic abilities that would gain him wide attention among theatre audiences. His athleticism was not appreciated by Griffith, he was brought to the attention of Anita Loos and John Emerson, who wrote and directed many of his early romantic comedies. In 1916, Fairbanks established his own company, the Douglas Fairbanks Film Corporation, would soon get a job at Paramount. Fairbanks met actress Mary Pickford at a party in 1916, the couple soon began an affair. In 1917, they joined Fairbanks' friend Charlie Chaplin selling war bonds by train across the United States. Pickford and Chaplin were the two highest paid film stars in Hollywood at that time. To curtail these stars' astronomical salaries, the large studios attempted to monopolize distributors and exhibitors. By 1918, Fairbanks was Hollywood's most popular actor, within three years of his arrival, Fairbanks' popularity and business acumen raised him to the third-highest paid.
In 1917, Fairbanks capitalized on his rising popularity by publishing a self-help book and Live which extolled the power of positive thinking and self-confidence in raising one's health and social prospects. To avoid being controlled by the studios and to protect their independence, Fair
Kabir Bedi is an Indian film actor. His career has spanned three continents covering India, the United States and Italy among other European countries in three media: film and theatre, he is noted for his role as Emperor Shah Jahan in Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story and the villainous Sanjay Verma in the 80's blockbuster Khoon Bhari Maang. He is best known in Italy and Europe for playing the pirate Sandokan in the popular Italian TV mini series and for his role as the villainous Gobinda in the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy. Kabir Bedi is fluent in Italian, he lives in Mumbai. Bedi was one of three children born into a Sikh family that had devoted itself to India's fight for independence from British colonial rule, his father, Baba Pyare Lal Singh Bedi, a Punjabi Sikh, was an philosopher. His mother, Freda Bedi was a British woman born in Derby, who became famous as the first Western woman to take ordination in Tibetan Buddhism. Kabir Bedi did his schooling at Sherwood College, Nainital and graduation from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.
Bedi married four times and had three children, Pooja and Adam. He was married to an Odissi dancer, their daughter Pooja Bedi is former actress. Their son, who went to Carnegie Mellon University, was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed suicide in 1997 at the age of 26; as his marriage with Protima began to break down he famously started a relationship with Parveen Babi. They never married, he married British-born fashion designer Susan Humphreys. Their son, Adam Bedi, is an international model who made his Hindi Film debut with the thriller, Hello? Kaun Hai!. This marriage ended in divorce. In the early 1990s, Bedi married radio presenter Nikki Bedi, they had no children and divorced in 2005. After that, Bedi has been in a relationship with British-born Parveen Dusanj, whom he married a day before his 70th birthday. Bedi supports the anti-Government struggle in Myanmar, is an official ambassador of the Burma Campaign UK, he is the Brand Ambassador for Rotary International South Asia for their Teach Programme and the Total Literacy Mission in India and South Asia.
Kabir Bedi began his career in Indian theatre and moved on to Hindi films. Bedi remains one of the first international actors from India who started out in Hindi films, worked in Hollywood films and became a star in Europe; as a stage actor, Kabir has performed Shakespeare's Othello as well as portrayed a historical Indian king, Tughlaq. In London he starred in The Far Pavilions, the West End musical adaptation of M. M. Kaye's novel, at the Shaftesbury Theatre. In 2011 Kabir played Emperor Shah Jahan, in'Taj', a play written by John Murrell, a Canadian playwright for the Luminato Festival in Toronto. In 2013, this play went on an 8-week multi-city tour of Canada. In the James Bond film Octopussy, he played the villain's aide Gobinda. Kabir has acted in over 60 Indian films. In the historical epic Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story, Kabir starred as the Emperor Shah Jahan. Other starring Hindi film roles include Raj Khosla's Kacche Dhaage, Rakesh Roshan's Khoon Bhari Maang and Farah Khan's Main Hoon Na.
Kabir Bedi shot a movie with Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar. He starred in Deepa Mehta's film, Kamagata Maru with Amitabh Bachchan and John Abraham, he acted in the Tamil film ` Aravaan'. Kabir played roles in Columbia Pictures' The Beast of War, a film on the Russian war in Afghanistan, directed by Kevin Reynolds, as well as the acclaimed Italian film Andata Ritorno, by Marco Ponti, winner of the David di Donatello Award. In 2017, he acted in a Telugu historical movie Gautamiputra Satakarni, as Nahapana, an important ruler of the Western Kshatrapas. Kabir has appeared on American television, in Hallmark's African epic Forbidden Territory, Ken Follett's On Wings of Eagles and Red Eagle, he played Friar Sands in The Lost Empire, for NBC. Kabir acted in Dynasty, She Wrote, Magnum, P. I. Hunter, Knight Rider and Highlander: The Series. In Europe, his greatest success was Sandokan, the saga of a romantic Southeast Asian pirate during British colonial times. Kabir starred in a prime-time Italian television series, Un Medico in Famiglia, on RAI TV.
For over a year, Kabir starred in The Bold and the Beautiful, the second most-watched television show in the world, seen by over a billion people in 149 countries. He had his own cinematic talk show on Indian TV, "Director's Cut", a 13-part special series interviewing the country's leading directors, his success on television continued in 2013 with award-winning prime-time shows “Guns and Glory: The Indian Soldier” & “Vandemataram”, for India’s news channels - Headlines Today & Aaj Tak. In the Indian Biblical television series'Bible Ki Kahaniya', Bedi played both the young and aged Abraham. In 2007 he starred in "Chat", a radio show aired in the role of Sandokan. In 2012, he did a series of Radio One programmes titled,'Women of Gold' and'Men of Steel' in honour of industry champions in India. In 2017 he did another series in English for Radio One,'Ten On Ten' celebrating top ten innovations out of India, he did the year end special series,'Best of 2017'. Kabir Bedi is a regular contributor to Indian publications including the Times of India and Tehelka on political and social issues affecting the country.
He is seen debating such topics on Indian national television. In February 2017, Bedi was announced as the new'brand ambassador' for inter