Stockard Channing is an American actress. She is known for playing Betty Rizzo in the film Grease and First Lady Abbey Bartlet on the NBC television series The West Wing, she is known for originating the role of Ouisa Kittredge in the stage and film versions of Six Degrees of Separation, for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play and the Academy Award for Best Actress. A 13-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee and seven-time Tony Award nominee, she won the 1985 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the Broadway revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, won Emmy Awards for The West Wing and The Matthew Shepard Story, both in 2002, she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2004 for her role in Jack. Her film appearances include The Fortune, The Big Bus, The Cheap Detective, Heartburn, Up Close & Personal, Practical Magic, Woody Allen's Anything Else, she played the recurring role of Veronica Loy on the CBS drama The Good Wife. Channing was born in Manhattan, the daughter of Mary Alice, who came from a large Brooklyn Irish Catholic family, Lester Napier Stockard, in the shipping business.
Her sister is former mayor of Palm Beach, Florida. She grew up on the Upper East Side. Channing is an alumna of the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, a boarding school for girls, which she attended after starting out at the Chapin School in New York City, she studied History and Literature at Radcliffe College in Massachusetts and graduated summa cum laude in 1965. She received her acting training at HB Studio in New York City. Channing started her acting career with the experimental Theatre Company of Boston, she performed in a revival of Arsenic and Old Lace directed by Theodore Mann as part of the Circle in the Square at Ford's Theatre program in 1970. In 1971, she made her Broadway debut in Two Gentlemen of Verona — The Musical, working with playwright John Guare, she appeared on Broadway in 1973 in a supporting role in No Hard Feelings at the Martin Beck TheatreChanning made her television debut on Sesame Street in the role of The Number Painter's female victim. She landed her first leading role in the 1973 television movie The Girl Most Likely to... a black comedy written by Joan Rivers about an ugly duckling woman made newly beautiful by plastic surgery after an auto accident vows murderous revenge on all who had scorned her.
For the role, Channing went through considerable transformation, with the syndicated column "TV Scout" reporting months "It was a great make-up job — at least the part that made pretty Stockard look so ugly. She had her cheeks puffed out with cotton and her nose was wadded, too, to make it thick and off-center. Thick eyebrows were drawn on her face and she wore padded clothes to make her look fat. Making her look beautiful was easy." The TV movie has gone on to enjoy cult status, becoming available on DVD in 2005. After a few small parts in feature films, Channing co-starred with Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson in Mike Nichols' The Fortune. Despite Channing being tagged "the next big thing" in cinema, the actress herself considering this some of the best work of her career, the movie did poorly at the box office, did not prove to be the break-through role Channing hoped it would be. On May 22, 1977, along with Ned Beatty, starred in the pilot for the short-lived TV series Lucan. Lucan, played by Kevin Brophy, is a 20-year-old who has spent the first 10 years of his life running wild in the forest.
After being raised by wolves, Lucan strikes out on his own in search of his identity. In 1977, at the age of 33, Channing was cast for the role of high school teenager Betty Rizzo in the hit musical Grease; the film was released in 1978 and her performance earned her the People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Supporting Actress. In addition, during the second half of the 1970s Channing played a mischievous car thief in Jerry Schatzberg's 1976 dramedy Sweet Revenge, Joseph Bologna's love interest in the disaster film spoof The Big Bus, Peter Falk's secretary in the 1978 Neil Simon film The Cheap Detective, real-life deaf stuntwoman and female land speed record holder Kitty O'Neil in the TV movie Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story. Channing starred in two short-lived sitcoms on CBS in 1979 and 1980: Stockard Channing in Just Friends and The Stockard Channing Show. In both shows, she co-starred with actress Sydney Goldsmith; when her Hollywood career faltered after these failures, Channing returned to her theatre roots.
She continued to appear in movies in supporting roles, including 1983's Without a Trace, Mike Nichols' 1986 Heartburn, The Men's Club, A Time of Destiny, Staying Together Channing played the female lead in the Broadway show, They're Playing Our Song. Channing took the part of the mother in the 1981 Long Wharf Theater production of Peter Nichols' A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, she reprised the role in the Roundabout Theater Company production, first Off-Broadway in January 1985 and on Broadway in March 1985, won the 1985 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Chan
22nd Berlin International Film Festival
The 22nd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 23 June to 4 July 1972. The Golden Bear was awarded to the Italian film I racconti di Canterbury directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini; the following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival: Eleanor Perry Fritz Drobilitsch-Walden Francis Cosne Rita Tushingham Tinto Brass Yukichi Shinada Julio Coll Hans Hellmut Kirst Herbert Oberscherningkat The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear award: The following prizes were awarded by the Jury: Golden Bear: I racconti di Canterbury by Pier Paolo Pasolini Silver Bear for Best Director: Jean-Pierre Blanc for La Vieille Fille Silver Bear for Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor for Hammersmith Is Out Silver Bear for Best Actor: Alberto Sordi for Detenuto in attesa di giudizio Silver Bear for an outstanding artistic achievement: Peter Ustinov for Hammersmith Is Out Silver Bear Extraordinary Jury Prize: The Hospital by Arthur Hiller 22th Berlin International Film Festival 1972 1972 Berlin International Film Festival Berlin International Film Festival:1972 at Internet Movie Database
Academy Award for Best Actor
The Academy Award for Best Actor is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It is given in honor of an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the film industry; the award was traditionally presented by the previous year's Best Actress winner. The 1st Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 with Emil Jannings receiving the award for his roles in The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh. Nominees are determined by single transferable vote within the actors branch of AMPAS. In the first three years of the awards, actors were nominated as the best in their categories. At that time, all of their work during the qualifying period was listed after the award. However, during the 3rd ceremony held in 1930, only one of those films was cited in each winner's final award though each of the acting winners had two films following their names on the ballots; the following year, this system was replaced by the current system in which an actor is nominated for a specific performance in a single film.
Starting with the 9th ceremony held in 1937, the category was limited to five nominations per year. Since its inception, the award has been given to 82 actors. Daniel Day-Lewis has received the most awards in this category with three Oscars. Spencer Tracy and Laurence Olivier were nominated on nine occasions, more than any other actor. James Dean remains the only actor to have been posthumously nominated in this category on more than one occasion; as of the 91st Academy Awards, Rami Malek is the most recent winner in this category for portraying Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. In the following table, the years are listed as per Academy convention, correspond to the year of film release in Los Angeles County. For the first five ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned twelve months from August 1 to July 31. For the 6th ceremony held in 1934, the eligibility period lasted from August 1, 1932, to December 31, 1933. Since the 7th ceremony held in 1935, the period of eligibility became the full previous calendar year from January 1 to December 31.
All Academy Award acting nominees Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Oscars.org The Academy Awards Database Oscar.com
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Metropolitan Hospital Center is a hospital in East Harlem, New York City. It has been affiliated with New York Medical College since it was founded in 1875, representing the oldest partnership between a hospital and a private medical school in the United States. MHC is part of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the largest municipal hospital and healthcare system in the country. Metropolitan is located in an area where East Harlem merges with Yorkville; the physical plant extends from First from East 97th to East 99th Streets. The hospital caters to a wide spectra of patient disease pathology; the Second Avenue Subway's 96th Street station, one block from the hospital's entrance, serving the New York City Subway's N, Q, R trains. In addition, the New York City Bus routes M15, M15 SBS, M96, M98, M101, M102, M103 and the subway's 4, 6, <6> trains serve the hospital at 96th Street. Metropolitan Hospital Center was founded in September 1875 as the Homeopathic Hospital, it was established by the New York City Department of Public Charities and Correction on Wards Island.
It was known as the Ward's Island Hospital. In 1894, the hospital moved to Blackwell's Island, it was renamed Metropolitan Hospital. The hospital moved into two newly constructed buildings at its present location in East Harlem in 1955. In 1966, the hospital added its Mental Health Building, an adjoining 14-story pavilion housing the hospital's psychiatric services. In 1969 Frederick Wiseman filmed a documentary using the hospital's emergency room titled Hospital, which won two Emmys for Outstanding Achievement in News Documentary Programming - Individuals and Outstanding Achievement in News Documentary Programming, in 1994 the National Film Registry selected the film for preservation. In the 1980s, the hospital was threatened with closure due to funding cuts. NYC Mayor Ed Koch reached a $45 million, three-year agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a new project to demonstrate innovative ways of delivering health care to East Harlem's poor. Metropolitan Hospital Center is the first hospital in East Harlem designated as a stroke center by the New York State Department of Health.
Stroke centers have the equipment and staffing available to diagnose stroke patients enough to administer lifesaving drugs. It offers education and outreach for the public and emergency workers, as well as a stroke rehabilitation program; the hospital has been designated as a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Center of Excellence by the New York State Department of Health. A Sexual Assault Response Team is on location, composed of specially trained Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners, medical personnel, patient advocates, social workers, law enforcement officers and representatives of the New York County District Attorney's Office Sex Crimes Unit. Official website Internal Medicine Residency Program at Metropolitan Hospital Center
Katherine Marie Helmond was an American film and television actress and director. Over her five decades of television acting, she was known for her starring role as ditzy matriarch Jessica Tate on the sitcom Soap and her co-starring role as feisty mother Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss?. She played Doris Sherman on Coach and Lois Whelan on Everybody Loves Raymond, she appeared as a guest on several talk and variety shows. Helmond had supporting roles in films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot and Terry Gilliam's Brazil, she voiced Lizzie in the Cars film trilogy by Disney/Pixar between 2006 and 2017. Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, the only child of Thelma and Joseph P. Helmond, she was raised by both devout Roman Catholics. She appeared in school plays. For a semester she attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, appeared in its film Wine of Morning. After her stage debut in As You Like It, Helmond began working in New York City in 1955, she ran a summer theatre in the Catskills for three seasons and taught acting in university theatre programs.
She did not achieve a high profile until the 1970s. She acted on stage, earning a Tony award nomination for her performance on Broadway in Eugene O'Neill's The Great God Brown, her other appearances in Broadway productions included roles in. Helmond appeared in such feature films as Family Plot, Time Bandits and Brazil, in which she played the mother of Jonathan Pryce's character. In 1983, she studied at the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop, she picked up Emmy nominations for her role as Mona Robinson in Who's the Boss and as Lois Whelan in Everybody Loves Raymond. She received acclaim for her stage performance in Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. Helmond appeared in The Legend of Lizzie Borden as the title character's sister, she appeared in an episode of the short-lived 1976 CBS adventure series, Spencer's Pilots, starring Gene Evans. Helmond gained prominence as Jessica Tate, the ditzy matriarch of the Tate family in Soap on ABC. From 1984 to 1992, she played the role of Mona Robinson on the ABC sitcom Who's the Boss?.
From 1995 to 1997, she starred in the ABC sitcom Coach as Doris Sherman, eccentric owner of the fictional Orlando Breakers professional football team. From 1996 to 2004, she had a recurring role on Everybody Loves Raymond as Lois Whelan. On July 25, 2010, she guest-starred on A&E Network's The Glades and as Caroline Bellefleur on HBO's True Blood. Helmond was nominated for Broadway's 1973 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress for Eugene O'Neill's The Great God Brown, she was nominated for an Emmy for her role on Soap four times in a row as Best Actress in a Comedy Series. In 1988 and 1989, she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Who's the Boss?. In 2002, she was nominated as Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Everybody Loves Raymond, she was nominated for Emmy awards seven times. She had won two Golden Globe awards for Who's the Boss? and Soap. In 1957, Helmond married George N. Martin. After their divorce in 1962, she married David Christian.
She and her husband had a history as students of Zen. Helmond died on February 23, 2019 from complications of Alzheimer's disease at her home in Los Angeles aged 89, her death was announced a week later. Katherine Helmond on IMDb Katherine Helmond at the Internet Broadway Database Katherine Helmond at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Katherine Helmond at The Interviews: An Oral History of Television
Nancy Marchand was an American actress. She began her career in theatre in 1951, she was most famous for her television portrayals of Margaret Pynchon on Lou Grant and Livia Soprano on The Sopranos. Marchand was born in Buffalo, New York, to Raymond L. Marchand, a physician, his wife, Marjorie Freeman, a pianist, she was raised Methodist. She graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949, she studied theatre at HB Studio in New York City. An accomplished member of the Actors Studio, Marchand made her Broadway debut in The Taming of the Shrew in 1951. Additional theatre credits include The Merchant of Venice, Love's Labour's Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, Forty Carats, And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little, The Plough and the Stars, The Glass Menagerie, Morning's at Seven and Sing!, The Octette Bridge Club, Love Letters and Superman, The Importance of Being Earnest, The School for Scandal, The Balcony, for which she won a Distinguished Performance Obie Award, Black Comedy/White Liars, for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.
She was nominated four times for the Drama Desk Award. She won a second Obie for her performance in A. R. Gurney's The Cocktail Hour. On daytime television, Marchand created the roles of Vinnie Phillips on the CBS soap opera, Love of Life and Theresa Lamonte on the NBC soap, Another World, she memorably starred as matriarch Edith Cushing on Lovers and Friends, a short-lived soap opera. On prime time television, Marchand was renowned for her roles as patrician newspaper publisher Margaret Pynchon on Lou Grant—winning four Emmy Awards as Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series for her performance—and matriarch Livia Soprano, mother of Tony Soprano, on the HBO series The Sopranos, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, she appeared in many anthology series in the early days of television, including The Philco Television Playhouse, Kraft Television Theatre, Studio One, Playhouse 90.
Additional television credits include The Law and Mr. Jones, Spenser: For Hire, Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street and Night Court, she played mother of Frasier Crane, on an episode of Cheers. Marchand's feature film credits include Ladybug Ladybug, Me, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon, The Hospital, The Bostonians, Jefferson in Paris, The Bachelor Party, Brain Donors, The Naked Gun, Dear God, From the Hip. Marchand suffered from both lung cancer and emphysema and died on June 18, 2000 in Stratford, one day before her 72nd birthday, her character's death was written into the third season story line of The Sopranos. Her husband of 48 years, actor Paul Sparer, had died the previous year from cancer; the couple had three children: Katie, an actress, David, a lawyer, Rachel Sparer Bersier, an opera singer. Marchand was posthumously inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Nancy Marchand at Find a Grave Nancy Marchand at the Internet Broadway Database Nancy Marchand on IMDb Nancy Marchand at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Roger Joseph Ebert was an American film critic, journalist and author. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Ebert and Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel helped popularize nationally televised film reviewing when they co-hosted the PBS show Sneak Previews, followed by several variously named At the Movies programs; the two verbally traded humorous barbs while discussing films. They created and trademarked the phrase "Two Thumbs Up", used when both hosts gave the same film a positive review. After Siskel died in 1999, Ebert continued hosting the show with various co-hosts and starting in 2000, with Richard Roeper. Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times said Ebert "was without question the nation's most prominent and influential film critic", Tom Van Riper of Forbes described him as "the most powerful pundit in America", Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called him "the best-known film critic in America".
Ebert lived with cancer of the thyroid and salivary glands beginning in 2002. In 2006, he required treatment necessitating the removal of his lower jaw, leaving him disfigured and costing him the ability to speak or eat normally, his ability to write remained unimpaired and he continued to publish both online and in print until his death on April 4, 2013. Roger Joseph Ebert was born in Urbana, the only child of Annabel, a bookkeeper, Walter Harry Ebert, an electrician, he was raised Roman Catholic, attending St. Mary's elementary school and serving as an altar boy in Urbana, his paternal grandparents were German his maternal ancestry was Irish and Dutch. Ebert's interest in journalism began when he was a student at Urbana High School, where he was a sports writer for The News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois. In his senior year, he was class president and editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, The Echo. In 1958, he won the Illinois High School Association state speech championship in "radio speaking", an event that simulates radio newscasts.
Regarding his early influences in film criticism, Ebert wrote in the 1998 parody collection Mad About the Movies: Ebert began taking classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as an early-entrance student, completing his high school courses while taking his first university class. After graduating from Urbana High School in 1960, Ebert attended and received his undergraduate degree in 1964. While at the University of Illinois, Ebert worked as a reporter for The Daily Illini and served as its editor during his senior year while continuing to work as a reporter for the News-Gazette of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; as an undergraduate, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and president of the U. S. Student Press Association. One of the first movie reviews he wrote was a review of La Dolce Vita, published in The Daily Illini in October 1961. Ebert spent a semester as a master's student in the department of English there before attending the University of Cape Town on a Rotary fellowship for a year.
He returned from Cape Town to his graduate studies at Illinois for two more semesters and after being accepted as a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, he prepared to move to Chicago. He needed a job to support himself while he worked on his doctorate and so applied to the Chicago Daily News, hoping that, as he had sold freelance pieces to the Daily News, including an article on the death of writer Brendan Behan, he would be hired by editor Herman Kogan. Instead Kogan referred Ebert to the city editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, Jim Hoge, who hired Ebert as a reporter and feature writer at the Sun-Times in 1966, he attended doctoral classes at the University of Chicago while working as a general reporter at the Sun-Times for a year. After movie critic Eleanor Keane left the Sun-Times in April 1967, editor Robert Zonka gave the job to Ebert; the load of graduate school and being a film critic proved too much, so Ebert left the University of Chicago to focus his energies on film criticism.
Ebert began his career as a film critic in 1967. That same year, he met film critic Pauline Kael for the first time at the New York Film Festival. After he sent her some of his columns, she told him they were "the best film criticism being done in American newspapers today"; that same year, Ebert's first book, a history of the University of Illinois titled Illini Century: One Hundred Years of Campus Life, was published by the University's press. In 1969, his review of Night of the Living Dead was published in Reader's Digest. Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 Russ Meyer film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and sometimes joked about being responsible for the film, poorly received on its release yet has become a cult classic. Ebert and Meyer made Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, Up!, other films, were involved in the ill-fated Sex Pistols movie Who Killed Bambi? Starting in 1968, Ebert worked for the University of Chicago as an adjunct lecturer, teaching a night class on film at the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.
In 1975, Ebert received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2007, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Ebert publish