Janet Munro was an English actress. Other film credits include science fiction such as The Trollenberg Terror. Born Janet Neilson Horsburgh, the daughter of Scottish comedian Alex Munro and his wife, Phyllis Robertshaw, in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1934, Munro was married to Tony Wright from 1956 until 1959. She married the actor Ian Hendry in 1963, and they had two children and Corrie, Munro and Hendry were divorced in 1971. Her cousin Ellie Nicol-Hilton was an actor in 1970s and 1980s. Munro died from a heart attack caused by chronic heart disease at Whittington Hospital, north London in 1972. She was cremated and interred at the Golders Green Crematorium
Laurence Naismith was an English actor. He made numerous film and television appearances, including starring roles in the musical films Scrooge and he had memorable rôles as Captain Edward Smith of the RMS Titanic in A Night to Remember and the First Sea Lord in Sink the Bismarck. Naismith was born in Thames Ditton, Surrey, in 1908 and he attended All Saints Choir School in London and was a chorus member for a 1927 production of the George Gershwin musical Oh, Kay. He worked in theatre and ran a repertory company of his own. At the outbreak of the Second World War he joined the British Army where he became an officer in the Royal Artillery and his film roles included Carrington VC, Richard III, Sink the Bismarck. The World of Suzie Wong (1960, Jason and the Argonauts and he played the non-singing role of Merlin in the 1967 film version of the musical Camelot and appeared in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever as the chairman of the diamond trading syndicate. In 1965, Naismith played the role of the Virginia statesman George Mason in the NBC documentary series, Profiles in Courage.
William Bakewell played George Wythe in the episode, and Arthur Franz was cast as James Madison. In 1965, Naismith guest-starred as barber Gilly Bright in episode 25, The Threat of the ABC military drama,12 O-Clock High and in the ABC action drama, The Fugitive, in 1969 he played Don Q Hought in an episode of Bonanza. He played Judge Fulton in the television series The Persuaders, with Tony Curtis and Roger Moore. He portrayed Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph in the BBC production Fall of Eagles, Naismith played the Prince of Verona in the BBC Television Shakespeare version of Romeo and Juliet. He appeared on Broadway in the Meredith Willson musical Heres Love in 1963, laurence Naismith at Find a Grave
Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname First Lady of American Theatre and was one of 12 people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, Hayes received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Americas highest civilian honor, from then-President Ronald Reagan in 1986. In 1988, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the annual Helen Hayes Awards, which have recognized excellence in professional theatre in greater Washington, DC, since 1984, are her namesake. In 1955, the former Fulton Theatre on 46th Street in New York Citys Broadway Theater District was renamed the Helen Hayes Theatre, when that venue was torn down in 1982, the nearby Little Theatre was renamed in her honor. Helen Hayes is regarded as one of the Greatest Leading Ladies of the 20th century theatre, Helen Hayes Brown was born in Washington, D. C. on October 10,1900. Her mother, Catherine Estelle, or Essie, was an actress who worked in touring companies.
Her father, Francis van Arnum Brown, worked at a number of jobs, including as a clerk at the Washington Patent Office and as a manager, Hayes Irish Catholic maternal grandparents emigrated from Ireland during the Irish Potato Famine. Hayes began a career at an early age. She attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart Convent in Washington and her sound film debut was The Sin of Madelon Claudet, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She followed that with starring roles in Arrowsmith, A Farewell to Arms, The White Sister, What Every Woman Knows, Hayes did not prefer that medium to the stage. In 1951, she was involved with the Broadway revival of J. M. Barries play Mary Rose at the ANTA Playhouse, in 1953, she was the first-ever recipient of the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre, repeating as the winner in 1969. She returned to Hollywood in the 1950s, and her star began to rise. She starred in My Son John and Anastasia, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a stowaway in the disaster film Airport.
She followed that up with roles in Disney films such as Herbie Rides Again, One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing. Her performance in Anastasia was considered a comeback—she had suspended her career for years due to the death of her daughter Mary. In 1955, the Fulton Theatre was renamed for her, business interests in the 1980s wished to raze that theatre and four others to construct a large hotel that included the Marquis Theatre. Parts of the original Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway were used to construct the Shakespeare Center on the Upper Westside of Manhattan, which Hayes dedicated with Joseph Papp in 1982. In 1983 the Little Theater on West 45th Street was renamed the Helen Hayes Theatre in her honor, as was a theatre in Nyack, which has since been renamed the Riverspace-Arts Center
Holiday Camp (film)
Holiday Camp is a 1947 British comedy drama film directed by Ken Annakin, starring Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Kathleen Harrison and Dennis Price set at the popular Butlins holiday camps. It documents a postwar working-class London familys annual visit to a holiday camp. It was the first film to feature the Huggett family, who went on to star in the Huggetts Trilogy and it resonated with post-war audiences and was very successful. The film is a kaleidoscope of various lives at play by the sea, the film was directed by Ken Annakin, who had made a number of documentaries for producer Sydney Box. When Box took over Gainsborough Pictures he hired Annakin to make Holiday Camp and it was part of Boxs initial slate of pictures for the company, others including Jassy and Good Time Girl. The original story was by magazine writer Godfrey Winn and he went to a Butlins holiday camp at Filey with Annakin to research. Annakin remembers Winn put together a good story but Sydney. He says Muriel Box worked on the Dennis Price character, inspired by the Heath Murders, held a round table conference with Ted Willis, Peter Rogers.
Godfrey wasnt terribly happy about it because he thought he was going to have a screen credit. Peter Rogers had worked as Muriel Boxs assistant and he says he wrote the screenplay and most of the stories. But Mabel Constanduros and one or two people had little ideas. Sydney was always on the side of writers and always gave writers credit, Rogers claims it was his idea to introduce the Dennis Price character and the only bit that Mabel Constanduros contributed was the scene between Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison on the cliffs. The opening shot of a train arriving at the station was filmed at Sandsend. Camp exteriors were shot at Butlins, Filey, on the East Coast, although Butlins had its own rail station, the view at Sandsend was considered more spectacular. Sydney Box used the film to introduce a number of new actors, including Susan Shaw, the film was the sixth most popular movie at the British box office in 1947. Annakin attributed this in part perhaps because I had come from documentary, the Huggetts absolutely caught the spirit and feeling that existed after the war.
People didnt want more fairy stories, they wanted something in which they could recognise themselves, being of lower middle class origins myself, I felt at home with these people who were having a fine holiday in a very cheap place which provided wonderful entertainment. I think I caught the spirit of the camps and we had a very warm
Hotel Sahara is a 1951 British war comedy film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Yvonne De Carlo, Peter Ustinov and David Tomlinson. It was produced and co-written by George Hambley Brown, the Hotel Sahara, situated in a desert oasis, quickly empties when the patrons learn that Italian Army has commenced hostilities in the North African Campaign. Emad, the owner, wants to flee, but is persuaded by his fiancee, Yasmin, to stay and try to save the hotel. The other two members of the staff stay, Yasmins mother, Madame Pallas, and Yusef, the Italians take over the hotel, and Capitano Alberto Giuseppi is soon captivated by Yasmins charms. His orderly is attracted to Madame Pallas, however, the Italian Army suffers a defeat, and the small detachment is ordered to destroy any structures that may aid the enemy - including the hotel - and retreat. Fortunately, Emad sabotages their truck to distract them and disconnects their demolition charges just in time to save the hotel, Yusef fires into the air to speed the Italians on their way.
Next to arrive are the British, major Randall and Captain Cheynie both vie for Yasmins attention, while Madame Pallas flirts with the enlisted men. Randalls assignment is to recruit the Arabs to work for the British, Emad informs the major that they prefer goods, rather than money, so he sends Cheynie and Private Binns back to requisition supplies. He orders a dozen nylons, though Cheynie lies about not being able to find any, Randall finds out when Yasmin shows off Cheynies gift. Emad agrees to arrange a conference with the Arabs, if only to get the British to leave, while they are gone, about a dozen Germans drive up, forcing the outnumbered British to hastily leave, Randall in his bathing suit. Leutnant Gunther von Heilicke requisitions the hotel, but is immune to Yasmins charms and he sets off Randalls booby trap, but emerges unscathed. Emad and Cheynie return to the hotel on camels, accompanied by the Arabs, Cheynie is dressed in native garb. Von Heilicke has the Arabs stay for a feast, insists on being introduced to the sheiks, before he gets to Cheynie, Yasmin provides a distraction, dressing up in the departed Fatimas costume and performing a belly dance.
Cheynie sneaks away and rejoins Randall, the Germans in turn depart after they sight a large column approaching. This time, it is the French and they bring welcome news, the war is nearly over. The Germans and the British lurk in the vicinity, both the German leutnant and the British major come up with the same idea, to disguise themselves as Arabs and reconnoiter, but by the time they arrive, the French have already gone. When the three men discover each other, they start shooting, von Heilicke flees, after running out of bullets, chased by the other two. Just when it seems it is all over and Yasmin hear an American voice, George Hambley Brown knew Peter Ustinov from their time together in the RAF Film Unit during World War II
Lee Patterson was a Canadian film and television actor. Patterson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and his birth name, Beverley Frank Atherly Patterson. After attending Ontario College of Art, Patterson moved to Britain and he appeared in a number of films during the 1950s and 1960s, including The Good Die Young, Above Us the Waves, Reach for the Sky, Time Lock and The 3 Worlds of Gulliver. After moving to the United States in the early 1960s, Patterson worked mainly on television, in 1960, he was cast in two episodes of the ABC/Warner Brothers western television series The Alaskans, starring Roger Moore. Patterson played Tom Kirk in the episode Behind the Moon and Jeff Warren in Sign of the Kodiak, that year, he was cast as the fictional detective Dave Thorne on another ABC/WB series, Surfside 6, set on a houseboat anchored at Miami Beach, Florida. After Surfside 6 folded, Donahue was transferred to another ABC/WB series, Hawaiian Eye, early in 1966 Patterson appeared on Perry Mason as Dan Thorne in The Case of the Midnight Howler.
Patterson was one of the handful of prime time and film performers to appear on daytime serials prior to 1970 and his first soap opera role was that of Brad Kiernan on ABCs The Nurses. After that show was cancelled in 1967, he joined the original cast of One Life to Live, a move which reunited Patterson with Doris Quinlan, Patterson joined the cast of NBCs Another World and Texas in the role of Dr. Kevin Cook. The character began on Another World, but moved to Texas when that began on August 4,1980. He stayed until 1981 when the show revamped to bring up its poor ratings against the number one daytime program, Patterson returned to One Life to Live as Joes twin brother, Tom Dennison, from 1986 until 1988. He continued to make appearances in television shows such as War and Remembrance, Magnum, P. I. and The A-Team. His last role was Sergeant Gaylor in the 1994 film, Patterson died of congestive heart failure, with complications from lung cancer and emphysema on 14 February 2007 at age 77 in Galveston, Texas.
His death was not reported for nearly a year, Lee Patterson at the Internet Movie Database Lee Patterson at AllMovie Clips from Texas episodes
Nora Swinburne was a British actress, best known for her appearances in many British films. She married English character actor Francis Lister in 1924, actor Edward Ashley-Cooper in 1934 and her stepdaughter is the actress Rosalind Knight. Swinburne was born in Bath, the daughter of Henry Swinburne Johnson and she was educated at Rosholme College, Weston-super-Mare, and studied for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. As a member of Clive Curries Young Players in 1914, she appeared at the Grand, Croydon and Little Theatres, during that year. In 1914 she attended an audition with the ballerina Phyllis Bedells and Anna Pavlova who considered her too young, even if very talented, nora instead joined Italia Conti school where she obtained her first real part as a child actress in Where the Rainbow Ends. She performed in the show in London and in all the big cities of England for eighteen shillings a week, at the end of 1915 she gained a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She appeared at the Globe in March 1917 as Gabrielle in Suzette, other early roles included Lulu in Yes, Uncle.
at the Prince of Wales Theatre in December 1917, and Regina Waterhouse at the Strand Theatre in December 1918. February 1952 Mrs. Arbuthnot in A Woman of No Importance, Savoy Theatre, February 1953 Naomi Martyn in The Secret Tent, Grand Theatre, October 1954 Mrs
Kenneth Cooper Ken Annakin, OBE was a prolific English film director. His career spanned half a century, beginning in the early 1940s and his career peaked in the 1960s with large-scale adventure films and in all he directed nearly 50 pictures. Annakin was born in and grew up in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire where he attended the grammar school. He began his career in films following an early experience making documentaries. Injured in the Liverpool Blitz, he joined the RAF Film Unit, where he worked as camera operator on films for the Ministry of Information. His first filmwork was in 1947 with the Rank Organisation, the following year he moved to Gainsborough Pictures to direct three films about the Huggetts, a working class family living in suburban England. These highly successful films starred Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Petula Clark and Diana Dors, in 1979, Ken Annakin left Britain and moved to Los Angeles. Annakins last completed film was The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, the 1992 project Genghis Khan was not completed.
In 2001 he released a highly regarded autobiography So You Wanna Be A Director, considered a classic among directors autobiographies it has forewords by both Richard Attenborough and Mike Leigh. In their review, the Directors Guild of America stated So You Wanna Be a Director, is an entertaining autobiography through which seasoned directors and aspirants alike can enjoy and learn from a man with such a versatile and long-lived career. Annakin was made one of the few Disney Legends by the Walt Disney Company in March 2002 and he is only the second film director to be so honoured. He was awarded an OBE the same year for services to the film industry and he died on 22 April 2009, the same day as Jack Cardiff, who had been his cinematographer on the 1979 film The Fifth Musketeer. He was survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Pauline Carter and their daughter Brenda, a daughter from a previous marriage predeceased him. Claims were made that George Lucas took the name for Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars from his friend and fellow director, however
Born in Los Angeles, MacArthur was the adopted son of playwright Charles MacArthur, and his wife, actress Helen Hayes. He grew up in Nyack, New York, along with the MacArthurs biological daughter and he was educated at Allen-Stevenson School in New York, and at the Solebury School in New Hope, where he starred in basketball and baseball. He started dating a student, Joyce Bulifant, they were married in November 1958. MacArthur grew up around the greatest literary and theatrical talent of the time, lillian Gish was his godmother, and his familys guests included Ben Hecht, Harpo Marx, Robert Benchley, Beatrice Lillie, John Barrymore, and John Steinbeck. His first radio role was on the Theatre Guild on the Air, Theatre Guild on the Air was the premier radio program of its day, producing one-hour plays that were performed in front of a live audience of 800. Helen Hayes accepted a role in one of the plays, which had a part for a child. Her son was asked if he would like to do it, MacArthur made his stage debut at Olney, Maryland in 1949, with a two-week stint in The Corn Is Green.
His sister Mary was in the play and telephoned their mother to request that James go to Olney to be in it with her, the following summer, he repeated the role at Dennis and his theatrical career was underway. In 1954, he played John Day in Life with Father with Howard Lindsay and he became involved in important Broadway productions only after receiving his training in summer stock theatre. MacArthur worked as a set painter, lighting director and chief of the parking lot, during a Helen Hayes festival at the Falmouth Playhouse on Cape Cod, he had a few walk-on parts. He helped the theatre electrician and grew so interested that he was allowed to stay on after his mothers plays had ended, as a result, he lighted the show for Barbara Bel Geddes in The Little Hut and for Gloria Vanderbilt in The Swan. When he visited Paris with his mother as a member of The Skin of Our Teeth company, at the age of 18, he played Hal Ditmar in the television play, Deal a Blow, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Macdonald Carey, Phyllis Thaxter and Edward Arnold.
In 1956, Frankenheimer directed the movie version of the play, again his performance was critically acclaimed, earning him a nomination for Most Promising Newcomer at the 1958 BAFTA awards. He made The Light in the Forest and Third Man on the Mountain, for Walt Disney, during breaks from Harvard University. Deciding to make acting his career, he left Harvard in his sophomore year to make two more Disney movies and Swiss Family Robinson. MacArthur made his Broadway debut in 1960, playing opposite Jane Fonda in Invitation to a March, for which he received a Theatre World Award. He released records in the early 1960s, scoring two minor hits with The In-Between Years and The Ten Commandments Of Love, both of which peaked at number 94 in the Billboard Hot 100. He went on to parts in movies including The Interns, Spencers Mountain, The Truth About Spring and Cry of Battle, as well as The Love-Ins and The Angry Breed
James Donald was a Scottish actor. Tall and thin, he specialised in playing authority figures, Donald was born in Aberdeen, and made his first professional stage appearance in the late-1930s, having been educated at Rossall School on Lancashires Fylde coast. During the Second World War he had roles in war films, including In Which We Serve, Went the Day Well. He played Mr. Winkle in the 1952 film version of The Pickwick Papers, leading roles eluded him until he played Theo Van Gogh in Lust for Life. He had the honour of speaking the films iconic final words, Donald starred in a 1960 television adaptation of A. J. Cronins The Citadel and appeared regularly in many other television dramas in the UK and US, as well as on stage. In 1961, he played Prince Albert opposite Julie Harriss Queen Victoria, in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of Laurence Housmans play Victoria Regina, for which he received an Emmy nomination. Donald enlisted in the British Army at the start of the Second World War and was assigned to British Army Intelligence where he decoded messages for the Intelligence Corps, Donald retired from acting in part because of a lifelong asthmatic condition.
He died of cancer on 3 August 1993 in West Tytherley. He was survived by his wife, Ann and a stepson, tribute to James Donald James Donald at the Internet Movie Database Obituary in The Independent Obituary in The New York Times Photos of the shooting The Great Escape
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western-Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2. The establishment of the Old Swiss Confederacy dates to the medieval period, resulting from a series of military successes against Austria. Swiss independence from the Holy Roman Empire was formally recognized in the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. The country has a history of armed neutrality going back to the Reformation, it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815, nevertheless, it pursues an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. In addition to being the birthplace of the Red Cross, Switzerland is home to international organisations.
On the European level, it is a member of the European Free Trade Association. However, it participates in the Schengen Area and the European Single Market through bilateral treaties, spanning the intersection of Germanic and Romance Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions, French and Romansh. Due to its diversity, Switzerland is known by a variety of native names, Suisse, Svizzera. On coins and stamps, Latin is used instead of the four living languages, Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita gross domestic product according to the IMF. Zürich and Geneva have each been ranked among the top cities in the world in terms of quality of life, with the former ranked second globally, according to Mercer. The English name Switzerland is a compound containing Switzer, a term for the Swiss. The English adjective Swiss is a loan from French Suisse, in use since the 16th century.
The name Switzer is from the Alemannic Schwiizer, in origin an inhabitant of Schwyz and its associated territory, the Swiss began to adopt the name for themselves after the Swabian War of 1499, used alongside the term for Confederates, used since the 14th century. The data code for Switzerland, CH, is derived from Latin Confoederatio Helvetica. The toponym Schwyz itself was first attested in 972, as Old High German Suittes, ultimately related to swedan ‘to burn’
Woodbridge is a town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England. It is in the East of England, about 8 miles from the coast and it lies along the River Deben, with a population of about 11,000. The town is served by Woodbridge railway station on the Ipswich–Lowestoft East Suffolk Line and is located just a few miles from the wider Ipswich urban area, Woodbridge is twinned with Mussidan in France. Woodbridge is close to the most important Anglo-Saxon site in the United Kingdom, with 1100 years of recorded history, the town has retained a variety of historical architecture, and there are facilities for boating and riverside walks on the River Deben. Woodbridge lies in the Suffolk Coastal district of the county of Suffolk. The Town Council was formed in 1974 as a successor to the Urban District Council and has a mayor and 16 councillors elected for four wards. The town lies in Suffolk Coastal parliamentary constituency and is represented by Conservative Therese Coffey. Archaeological finds in the area show habitation from the Neolithic Age, the area was under Roman occupation for 300 years following Queen Boadiccas failed rebellion in 59 A. D.
but there is little evidence of the Romans presence. When the Roman soldiers were recalled to Rome in 410 A. D. there was a substantial Anglo-Saxon settlement and it was the Angles who gave East Anglia its name. In the early 7th century King Rædwald of East Anglia was Bretwalda and he died in around 624, and he is probably the king buried at Sutton Hoo, just across the river Deben from Woodbridge. The burial ship is 89 feet long, and when its treasures were discovered in 1939 they were the richest ever found in British soil and they are kept in the British Museum in London. Replicas of some items, and the story of the finds, are to be found in the Woodbridge Museum, the Domesday Book of 1086 describes Woodbridge as part of the Loes Hundred. Much of Woodbridge was granted to the powerful Bigod family, who built the castle at Framlingham. The town has been a centre for boat-building, rope-making and sail-making since the Middle Ages, Edward III and Sir Francis Drake had fighting ships built in Woodbridge.
By the mid-15th century the Brews family had added a tower, on 12 October 1534, Prior Henry Bassingbourne confirmed Henry VIIIs supremacy over the Church and rejected the incumbent Roman Bishop. Nonetheless, Woodbridge Priory was dissolved three years later, as religious unrest continued in the reign of the Roman Catholic Mary Tudor, Alexander Gooch, a weaver of Woodbridge, and Alice Driver of Grundisburgh were burnt for heresy on Rushmere Heath. Alice previously had her ears cut off for likening Queen Mary to Jezebel, the subsequent religious settlement under Elizabeth I helped Woodbridge industries such as weaving, sail-cloth manufacture, rope-making and salt making to prosper, along with the wool trade. The port was enlarged, and shipbuilding and timber trade became very lucrative, around the town there are various buildings from the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian eras