The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, United States. It is the flagship paper of the Sun-Times Media Group, with the biggest circulation in Chicago and the 9th overall in the US; the Chicago Sun-Times claims to be the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the city. That claim is based on the 1844 founding of the Chicago Daily Journal, the first newspaper to publish the rumor, now believed false, that a cow owned by Catherine O'Leary was responsible for the Chicago fire; the Evening Journal, whose West Side building at 17–19 S. Canal was undamaged, gave the Chicago Tribune a temporary home until it could rebuild. Though the assets of the Journal were sold to the Chicago Daily News in 1929, its last owner Samuel Emory Thomason immediately launched the tabloid Chicago Daily Illustrated Times; the modern paper grew out of the 1948 merger of the Chicago Sun, founded December 4, 1941 by Marshall Field III, the Chicago Daily Times. The newspaper was owned by Field Enterprises, controlled by the Marshall Field family, which acquired the afternoon Chicago Daily News in 1959 and launched WFLD television in 1966.
When the Daily News ended its run in 1978, much of its staff, including Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mike Royko, were moved to the Sun-Times. During the Field period, the newspaper had a populist, progressive character that leaned Democratic but was independent of the city's Democratic establishment. Although the graphic style was urban tabloid, the paper was well regarded for journalistic quality and did not rely on sensational front-page stories, it ran articles from The Washington Post/Los Angeles Times wire service. Among the most prominent members of the newspaper's staff was cartoonist Jacob Burck, hired by the Chicago Times in 1938, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1941 and continued with the paper after it became the Sun-Times, drawing nearly 10,000 cartoons over a 44-year career; the advice column "Ask Ann Landers" debuted in 1943. Ann Landers was the pseudonym of staff writer Ruth Crowley, who answered readers' letters until 1955. Eppie Lederer, sister of "Dear Abby" columnist Abigail van Buren, assumed the role thereafter as Ann Landers.
"Kup's Column", written by Irv Kupcinet made its first appearance in 1943. Jack Olsen joined the Sun-Times as editor-in-chief in 1954, before moving on to Time and Sports Illustrated magazines and authoring true-crime books. Hired as literary editor in 1955 was Hoke Norris, who covered the civil-rights movement for the Sun-Times. Jerome Holtzman became a member of the Chicago Sun sports department after first being a copy boy for the Daily News in the 1940s, he and Edgar Munzel, another longtime sportswriter for the paper, both would end up honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Famed for his World War II exploits, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Bill Mauldin made the Sun-Times his home base in 1962; the following year, Mauldin drew one of his most renowned illustrations, depicting a mourning statue of Abraham Lincoln after the November 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy. Two years out of college, Roger Ebert became a staff writer in 1966, a year was named Sun-Times's film critic.
He continued in this role for the remainder of his life. In 1975, a new sports editor at the Sun-Times, Lewis Grizzard, spiked some columns written by sportswriter Lacy J. Banks and took away a column Banks had been writing, prompting Banks to tell a friend at the Chicago Defender that Grizzard was a racist. After the friend wrote a story about it, Grizzard fired Banks. With that, the editorial employees union intervened, a federal arbitrator ruled for Banks and 13 months he got his job back. A 25-part series on the Mirage Tavern, a saloon on Wells Street bought and operated by the Sun-Times in 1977, exposed a pattern of civic corruption and bribery, as city officials were investigated and photographed without their knowledge; the articles received considerable publicity and acclaim, but a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize met resistance from some who believed the Mirage series represented a form of entrapment. In March 1978, the venerable afternoon publication the Chicago Daily News, sister paper of the Sun-Times, went out of business.
The two newspapers shared the same office building. James F. Hoge, Jr. editor and publisher of the Daily News, assumed the same positions at the Sun-Times, which retained a number of the Daily News's editorial personnel. In 1980, the Sun-Times hired syndicated TV columnist Gary Deeb away from the rival Chicago Tribune. Deeb left the Sun-Times in the spring of 1983 to try his hand at TV, he joined Chicago's WLS-TV in September 1983. In July 1981, prominent Sun-Times investigative reporter Pam Zekman, part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team with the Chicago Tribune in 1976, announced she was leaving the Sun-Times to join WBBM-TV in Chicago in August 1981 as chief of its new investigative unit. "Salary wasn't a factor," she told the Tribune. "The station showed a commitment to investigative journalism. It was something I wanted to try."Pete Souza left the Sun-Times in 1983 to become official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan until his second term's end in 1989. Souza returned to that position to be the official photographer for President Barack Obama.
Baseball writer Jerome Holtzman defected from the Sun-Times to the Tribune in late 1981, while Mike Downey left Sun-Times sports in September 1981 to be a columnist at the Detroit Free Press. In January 1984, noted Sun-Times business reporter James Warren quit to join the rival Chicago Tribune, he became the Tribune's Washington bureau chief and its managing editor for features. In 1984, Field Enterprises co-owners, half-brothers Marshall Field
Michael Myers (Halloween)
Michael Myers is a fictional character from the Halloween series of slasher films. He first appears in John Carpenter's Halloween as a young boy who murders his sister, Judith Myers, fifteen years returns home to Haddonfield to murder more teenagers. In the original Halloween, the adult Michael Myers, referred to as The Shape in the closing credits, was portrayed by Nick Castle for most of the film, with Tony Moran and Tommy Lee Wallace substituting in the final scenes; the character was created by Debra Hill and John Carpenter and has appeared in ten films as well as novels, multiple video games, several comic books. The character is the primary antagonist in the Halloween film series, except Halloween III: Season of the Witch, not connected in continuity to the rest of the films. Since Castle and Wallace put on the mask in the original film, six people have stepped into the same role. Castle, George P. Wilbur, Tyler Mane are the only actors to have portrayed Michael Myers more than once, with Mane being the only one to do so in consecutive films.
Michael Myers is characterized as pure evil, both directly in the films, by the filmmakers who created and developed the character over nine films, as well as by random participants in a survey. The mask Michael Myers wears is a Captain Kirk mask, painted white; the mask, made from a cast of William Shatner's face, was used in the 1975 horror film The Devil's Rain. Michael Myers appears in all of the Halloween films except Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which does not feature any of the characters from the preceding two films and has nothing to do with the character. Michael returned in the following film, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, with the title highlighting his revival; the silver screen is not the only place Michael Myers has appeared: there have been literary sources that have created an expanded universe for Michael Myers. Michael Myers made his first appearance in Halloween. In the beginning of Halloween, a six-year-old Michael murders his teenage sister Judith on Halloween, 1963.
Fifteen years Michael escapes Smith's Grove Sanitarium and returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois. He stalks teenage babysitter Laurie Strode on Halloween, while his psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis attempts to track him down. Murdering Laurie's friends, Michael attacks Laurie herself, but she manages to fend him off long enough for Loomis to save her. Loomis shoots Michael six times. Michael returns in the sequel, Halloween II; the film picks up directly. Michael follows Laurie to the local hospital, where he wanders the halls in search of her, killing security guards and nurses that get in his way. Loomis learns that Laurie is Michael's younger sister, rushes to the hospital to find them. Laurie shoots Michael in the eyes, blinding him, Loomis causes an explosion in the operating theater, allowing Laurie to escape. Michael, engulfed in flames, stumbles out of the room before falling dead. Michael Myers does not directly appear in Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which does not include any story elements from the first two installments.
It does include Michael in a brief television commercial for the first film. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers picks the story up ten years after the events of Halloween II. Michael is revealed to have been in a comatose state since the explosion. Michael wakes from his coma when he learns Laurie Strode has died in a car accident, but has a seven-year-old daughter, Jamie Lloyd. Returning to Haddonfield, he causes a citywide blackout and massacres the town's police force, before being shot by the state police and falling down a mine shaft. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers begins after the fourth film ends, with Michael Myers escaping the mine shaft and being nursed back to health by a local hermit; the next year, Michael kills the hermit and returns to Haddonfield to find Jamie again, chasing her through his childhood home in a trap set up by Loomis. Michael is subdued by Loomis and taken to the local police station, but a mysterious "Man in Black" attacks the police station, kills the officers and frees him.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers takes place six years after the events of The Revenge of Michael Myers. Jamie has been kidnapped and impregnated by the Cult of Thorn, led by Dr. Terence Wynn, Loomis' friend and colleague from Smith's Grove. Wynn is revealed to have been manipulating Michael Myers all along, was his mysterious savior in Halloween 5. Michael kills Jamie, but not before she hides her infant, discovered and taken in by Tommy Doyle. While trying to protect the baby from Michael and Wynn, Tommy learns that the cult may be the cause of Michael's obsession with killing his entire family, in addition to his supernatural abilities. Michael turns against the cult, is subdued by Tommy, who injects him with large quantities of tranquilizers inside the Smith's Grove Sanitarium; the film ends with Michael's mask lying on the floor of the lab room and Loomis screaming in the background, leaving the fate of both men unknown. Ignoring the events of the previous three films, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later establishes that Michael Myers has been missing for twenty years since
John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, film producer and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, appearing on the television series Welcome Back and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease, his acting career declined through the 1980s, but enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction, he has since starred in films such as Get Shorty, Broken Arrow, Face/Off, Swordfish, Be Cool, Wild Hogs and The Taking of Pelham 123. Travolta was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for performances in Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction, he won his first and only Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty and has received a total of six nominations, the most recent being in 2011. In 2010, he received the IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema. In 2016, Travolta received his first Primetime Emmy Award, as a producer of the first season of the anthology series American Crime Story, subtitled The People v. O. J. Simpson.
He received an additional Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of lawyer Robert Shapiro in the series. Travolta, the youngest of six children, was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of Bergen County, New Jersey, his father, Salvatore Travolta, was a semi-professional American football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company. His mother, Helen Cecilia, was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, acted and directed before becoming a high school drama and English teacher, his siblings, Ellen, Ann and Sam Travolta, inspired by their mother's love of theatre and drama, have all acted. His father was a second-generation Italian American and his mother was Irish American, he was raised Roman Catholic, but converted to Scientology in 1975. Travolta attended Dwight Morrow High School, but dropped out as a junior at age 17 in 1971. After attending Dwight Morrow High School, Travolta moved across the Hudson River to New York City and landed a role in the touring company of the musical Grease and on Broadway in Over Here!, singing the Sherman Brothers' song "Dream Drummin'".
He moved to Los Angeles for professional reasons. Travolta's first screen role in California was as a fall victim in Emergency!, in September 1972, but his first significant movie role was as Billy Nolan, a bully, goaded into playing a prank on Sissy Spacek's character in the horror film Carrie. Around the same time, he landed his star-making role as Vinnie Barbarino in the TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, in which his sister, Ellen occasionally appeared; the show aired on ABC. Travolta had a hit single titled "Let Her In", peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July 1976. In the next few years, he starred in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble and two of his most noted screen roles: Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever and Danny Zuko in Grease; the films were among the most commercially successful pictures of the decade and catapulted Travolta to international stardom. Saturday Night Fever earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, making him, at age 24, one of the youngest performers nominated for the Best Actor Oscar.
His mother and his sister Ann appeared briefly in Saturday Night Fever and his sister Ellen played a waitress in Grease. Travolta performed several of the songs on the Grease soundtrack album. In 1980, Travolta inspired a nationwide country music craze that followed on the heels of his hit film Urban Cowboy, in which he starred with Debra Winger. After Urban Cowboy, Travolta starred in a series of commercial and critical failures that sidelined his acting career; these included Two of a Kind, a romantic comedy reteaming him with Olivia Newton-John, Perfect, co-starring Jamie Lee Curtis. He starred in Staying Alive, the 1983 sequel to Saturday Night Fever, for which he trained rigorously and lost 20 pounds. During that time Travolta was offered, but declined, lead roles in what would become box-office hits, including American Gigolo and An Officer and a Gentleman, both of which went to Richard Gere. In 1989, Travolta starred with Kirstie Alley in Look Who's Talking, which grossed $297 million making it his most successful film since Grease.
Next came Look Who's Talking Too and Look Who's Talking Now but it was not until he played Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's hit Pulp Fiction, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, that his career revived. The movie shifted him back onto the A-list, he was inundated with offers. Notable roles following Pulp Fiction include a movie-buff loan shark in Get Shorty, a corrupt US air force pilot in Broken Arrow, an FBI agent and terrorist in Face/Off, a desperate attorney in A Civil Action, a Bill Clinton-esque presidential candidate in Primary Colors, a military investigator in The General's Daughter. In 2000, Travolta starred in and co-produced the science fiction film Battlefield Earth, based on the novel of the same name by L. Ron Hubbard, in which he played the leader of a group of aliens that enslaves humanity on a bleak future Earth; the film had been a dream project for Travolta since the book's release in 1982, when Hubbard had written him to try to
Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah Keenan Wynn was an American character actor. His expressive face was his stock-in-trade. Wynn was born in New York City, the son of vaudeville comedian Ed Wynn and his wife, the former Hilda Keenan, he took his stage name from his maternal grandfather, Frank Keenan, one of the first Broadway actors to star in Hollywood. His father was Jewish and his mother was of Irish Catholic background. Ed Wynn encouraged his son to become an actor. Wynn began his career as a stage actor, he appeared in several plays on Broadway, including Remember the Day, Black Widow, Hitch Your Wagon, The Star Wagon, One for the Money, Two for the Show, The More the Merrier. Wynn starred in The Amazing Mr. Smith on Mutual April 7-June 30, 1941, he played the title role, "a carefree young man who runs into trouble galore and becomes an involuntary detective". Wynn appeared in hundreds of films and television series between 1934 and 1986, he was a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player during the 1950s.
He had a brief but memorable role as a belligerent, unsympathetic drunk in the classic wartime romance The Clock. His early postwar credits include Annie Get Your Gun, Royal Wedding, Kiss Me, Battle Circus, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, A Hole in the Head, The Absent-Minded Professor, Son of Flubber, Dr. Strangelove, he had an uncredited role in Touch of Evil. The Wynns and son, both appeared in the original 1956 Playhouse 90 television production of Rod Serling's Requiem for a Heavyweight; the son was returning the favor: according to radio historian Elizabeth McLeod, Keenan had helped his father overcome professional collapse, a harrowing divorce, a nervous breakdown to return to work a decade earlier, now helped convince Serling and producer Martin Manulis that the elder Wynn should play the wistful trainer. He appeared in a subsequent TV drama called The Man in the Funny Suit, which detailed the problems they had experienced while working on that series. In it, the Wynns and many of the cast and crew played themselves.
Keenan featured in another Rod Serling production, a Twilight Zone episode entitled, "A World of His Own" as playwright Gregory West, who uniquely caused series creator Rod Serling to disappear. In the 1959-1960 television season, Wynn co-starred with Bob Mathias in NBC's The Troubleshooters, an adventure program about unusual events surrounding an international construction company. Wynn played the role of the "troubleshooter", for Mathias's Frank Dugan, he appeared in numerous television series, such as the ABC/Warner Bros. drama, The Roaring 20s, The Islanders, the ABC Western series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. Wynn took a dramatic turn as Yost in the crime drama Point Blank with Lee Marvin, he had a leading role in the third Beach Party movie, Bikini Beach as a scheming newspaper publisher who wants to banish the local young people. He played Hezakiah in the comedy film The Great Race, he was the voice of the Winter Warlock in Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and appeared in several Disney films, including Snowball Express, Herbie Rides Again and The Shaggy D.
A.. He appeared in Francis Coppola's musical Finian's Rainbow, Sergio Leone's epic western Once Upon a Time in the West, Robert Altman's Nashville. During this time, his guest television roles included Alias Smith and Jones, Emergency!, Movin' On and The Bionic Woman. Wynn appeared in ten episodes of TV's Dallas during the 1979-80 season, playing the role of former Ewing family partner-turned-enemy Digger Barnes. David Wayne, a friend of Wynn's, had played Digger Barnes in 1978, but was unable to continue with the role because of Wayne's co-starring role on the CBS series, House Calls, starring Wayne Rogers. Wynn was cast in Superman to play Perry White in April 1977. However, by June, Wynn was rushed to a hospital, he was replaced by Jackie Cooper. In 1983, he guest-starred in one of the last episodes of Taxi and Quincy, M. E. In 1984, he starred in the television film Call to Glory, which became a weekly television series. Wynn was married to former stage actress Eve Lynn Abbott until their divorce in 1947, whereupon Abbott married actor Van Johnson, one of the couple's closest friends.
Abbott contended her marriage to Wynn was a happy one, but that her divorce and remarriage was engineered by MGM studio-boss Louis B. Mayer, who refused to renew Wynn's contract unless Abbott divorced him and married Johnson, the subject of many rumors concerning his homosexuality. One son and writer Ned Wynn, wrote the autobiographical memoir We Will Always Live In Beverly Hills, his other son, Tracy Keenan Wynn, is a screenwriter whose credits include The Longest Yard and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. His daughter Hilda was married to Paul Williams, he was an uncle by marriage to the Hudson Brothers. In his years, Wynn undertook a number of philanthropic endeavors and supported several charity groups, he was a long-standing active member of the Westwood Sertoma service club, in West Los Angeles. During his last few years, Wynn suffered from pancreatic cancer, which caused his death on October 14, 1986, his ashes are interred in Glendale
Ida Lupino was an English-American actress, singer and producer. She is regarded as one of the most prominent, one of the only, female filmmakers working during the 1950s in the Hollywood studio system. With her independent production company, she co-wrote and co-produced several social-message films and became the first woman to direct a film noir with The Hitch-Hiker in 1953. Throughout her 48-year career, she made acting appearances in 59 films and directed eight others, working in the United States, where she became a citizen in 1948, she directed more than 100 episodes of television productions in a variety of genres including westerns, supernatural tales, situation comedies, murder mysteries, gangster stories. She was the only woman to direct episodes of the original The Twilight Zone series, as well as the only director to have starred in the show. Lupino was born in Herne Hill, London, to actress Connie O'Shea and noted music hall comedian Stanley Lupino, a member of the theatrical Lupino family, which included Lupino Lane, a popular song-and-dance man.
Her father, a top name in musical comedy in the UK and a member of a centuries-old theatrical dynasty dating back to Renaissance Italy, encouraged her to perform at an early age. He built a backyard theater for Lupino and her sister Rita, who became an actress and dancer. Lupino toured with a traveling theater company as a child. By the age of ten, Lupino had memorized the leading female roles in each of Shakespeare's plays. After her intense childhood training for stage plays, Ida's uncle Lupino Lane assisted her in moving towards film acting by getting her work as a background actor at British International Studios, she wanted to be a writer, but in order to please her father, Lupino enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She went on to excel in a number of "bad girl" film roles playing prostitutes. Lupino did not enjoy being an actress and felt uncomfortable with many of the early roles she was given, she felt. Lupino worked as screen actress, she first took to the stage in 1934 as the lead in The Pursuit of Happiness at the Paramount Studio Theatre.
Lupino made her first film appearance in The Love Race and the following year, aged 14, she worked under director Allan Dwan in Her First Affaire, in a role for which her mother had tested. She played leading roles in five British films in 1933 at Warner Bros.' Teddington studios and for Julius Hagen at Twickenham, including The Ghost Camera with John Mills and I Lived with You with Ivor Novello. Dubbed "the English Jean Harlow", she was discovered by Paramount in the 1933 film Money for Speed, playing a good girl/bad girl dual role. Lupino claimed the talent scouts saw her play only the sweet girl in the film and not the part of the prostitute, so she was asked to try out for the lead role in Alice in Wonderland; when she arrived in Hollywood, the Paramount producers did not know what to make of their sultry potential leading lady, but she did get a five-year contract. Lupino starred in over a dozen films in the mid-1930s, working with Columbia in a two-film deal, one of which, The Light That Failed, was a role she acquired after running into the director's office unannounced, demanding an audition.
After this performance, she began to be taken as a dramatic actress. As a result, her parts improved during the 1940s, she jokingly referred to herself as "the poor man's Bette Davis", taking the roles that Davis refused. Mark Hellinger, associate producer at Warner Bros. was impressed by Lupino's performance in The Light That Failed, hired her for the femme-fatale role in the Raoul Walsh-directed They Drive by Night, opposite stars George Raft, Ann Sheridan and Humphrey Bogart. The film did well and the critical consensus was that Lupino stole the movie in her unhinged courtroom scene. Warner Bros. offered her a contract. She worked with Walsh and Bogart again in High Sierra, where she impressed critic Bosley Crowther in her role as "adoring moll."Her performance in The Hard Way won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress. She starred in Pillow to Post, her only comedic leading role. After the drama Deep Valley finished shooting, neither Warner Bros. nor Lupino moved to renew her contract and she left the studio in 1947.
Although in demand throughout the 1940s, she never became a major star, but was critically lauded for her tough, direct acting style. She incurred the ire of studio boss Jack Warner by objecting to her casting, refusing roles that she felt were "beneath her dignity as an actress," and making script revisions deemed unacceptable; as a result, she spent a great deal of her time at Warner Bros. suspended. In 1942, she rejected an offer to star with Ronald Reagan in Kings Row, was put on suspension at the studio. A tentative rapprochement was brokered, but her relationship with her studio remained strained. In 1947, Lupino left Warner Brothers and appeared for 20th Century Fox as a nightclub singer in the film noir Road House, performing her musical numbers in the film, she starred in On Dangerous Ground in 1951, may have taken on some of the directing tasks of the film while director Nicholas Ray was ill. While on suspension, Lupino had ample time to observe filming and editing processes, she became interested in directing.
She described how bored she was on set while "someone else seemed to be doing all the interesting work." She and her husband Collier Young formed an independent company, The Filmake
Ernest Borgnine was an American actor whose career spanned over six decades. He was noted for his gruff but calm voice, gap-toothed Cheshire Cat grin. A popular performer, he appeared as a guest on numerous talk shows and as a panelist on several game shows. Borgnine's film career began in 1951, included supporting roles in China Corsair, From Here to Eternity, Vera Cruz, Bad Day at Black Rock and The Wild Bunch, he played the unconventional lead in many films, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for Marty. He achieved continuing success in the sitcom McHale's Navy, in which he played the title character, co-starred as Dominic Santini in the action series Airwolf, in addition to a wide variety of other roles. Borgnine earned his third Primetime Emmy Award nomination at age 92 for his work on the 2009 series finale of ER, he was known as the voice of Mermaid Man on SpongeBob SquarePants from 1999 until his death in 2012. He had earlier replaced the late Vic Tayback as the voice of the villainous Carface Caruthers in both All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 and All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series.
Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917, in Hamden, the son of Italian immigrants. His mother, hailed from Carpi, near Modena, while his father Camillo Borgnino was a native of Ottiglio near Alessandria. Borgnine's parents separated when he was two years old, he lived with his mother in Italy for about four and a half years. By 1923, his parents had reconciled, the family name was changed from Borgnino to Borgnine, his father changed his first name to Charles. Borgnine had Evelyn Borgnine Velardi; the family settled in New Haven, where Borgnine graduated from James Hillhouse High School. He showed no interest in acting. Borgnine joined the United States Navy in October 1935, after graduation from high school, he served aboard the destroyer/minesweeper USS Lamberton and was honorably discharged from the Navy in October 1941. In January 1942, he reenlisted in the Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor. During World War II, he patrolled the Atlantic Coast on an antisubmarine warfare ship, the USS Sylph.
In September 1945, he was honorably discharged from the Navy. He served a total of ten years in the Navy and obtained the grade of gunner's mate 1st class, his military awards include the Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, American Campaign Medal with 3⁄16" bronze star, the World War II Victory Medal. In 1997, Borgnine received Lone Sailor Award. On December 7, 2000, Borgnine was named the Veterans Foundation's Veteran of the Year. In October 2004, Borgnine received the honorary title of chief petty officer from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Terry D. Scott; the ceremony for Borgnine's naval advancement was held at the U. S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D. C, he received the special honor for his naval service and support of the Navy and navy families worldwide. On February 5, 2007, he received the California Commendation Medal. Borgnine returned to his parents' house in Connecticut after his Navy discharge without a job to go back to and no direction.
In a British Film Institute interview about his life and career, he said: After World War II, we wanted no more part in war. I didn't want to be a Boy Scout. I went home and said that I was through with the Navy and so now, what do we do? So I went home to mother, after a few weeks of patting me on the back and, "You did good," and everything else, one day she said, "Well?" Like mothers do. Which meant, "All right, you gonna get a job or what?" He was unwilling to settle down to that kind of work. His mother encouraged him to pursue a more glamorous profession and suggested to him that his personality would be well suited for the stage, he surprised his mother by taking the suggestion to heart, although his father was far from enthusiastic. In 2011, Borgnine remembered, She said, "You always like getting in front of people and making a fool of yourself, why don't you give it a try?" I was sitting at the kitchen table and I saw this light. No kidding, it sounds crazy. And 10 years I had Grace Kelly handing me an Academy Award.
He studied acting at the Randall School of Drama in Hartford moved to Virginia, where he became a member of the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. It had been named for the director's allowing audiences to barter produce for admission during the cash-lean years of the Great Depression. In 1947, Borgnine landed his first stage role in State of the Union. Although it was a short role, he won over the audience, his next role was as the Gentleman Caller in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. In 1949, Borgnine went to New York, where he had his Broadway debut in the role of a nurse in the play Harvey. More roles on stage led him to being cast for decades as a character actor. An appearance as the villain on TV's Captain Video led to Borgnine's casting in the motion picture The Whistle at Eaton Falls for Columbia Pictures; that year, Borgnine moved to Los Angeles, where he received his big break in Columbia's From Here to Eternity, playing the sadistic Sergeant "Fatso" Judson, who beats a stockade prisoner in his charge, Angelo Maggio.
Borgnine built a reputation as a dependable character actor and played villains in early films, including movies such as Johnny Guitar, Vera Cruz, Bad Day at Black Rock. In 1955, the actor starred as a warmhear
Just like a Woman (1967 film)
Just like a Woman is a 1967 British comedy film written and directed by Robert Fuest and starring Wendy Craig, Francis Matthews, Dennis Price and Clive Dunn. The film's plot follows a wealthy couple who work in the entertainment industry and decide to separate, but soon begin to miss each other. Wendy Craig - Scilla Alexander Francis Matthews - Lewis McKenzie John Wood - John Martin Dennis Price - Bathroom Salesman Miriam Karlin - Ellen Newman Peter Jones - Saul Alexander Clive Dunn - Graf von Fischer Ray Barrett - Australian Sheila Steafel - Isolde Aubrey Woods - T. V. Floor Manager Barry Fantoni - Elijah Stark Juliet Harmer - Lewis's Girl Friend Mark Murphy - Singer Michael Brennan - Commissionaire Angela Browne - Scilla's Friend In the Radio Times, David Parkinson wrote, "Craig here reveals the comic flair that enabled her to become the epitome of scatty domesticity in sitcoms like Not in Front of the Children and Butterflies. Fuest's script strives too hard to be offbeat, notably in the creation of a goose-stepping interior designer."
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