Joseph Bologna (I) - News Poster

News

‘Be More Chill’, ‘What The Constitution Means To Me’ Score Off Broadway Lortel Award Nominations

Be More Chill and What The Constitution Means To Me, currently on Broadway, are among the just-announced Lucille Lortel Award nominees for their previous Off Broadway versions.

The Lortels, which honor Off Broadway productions, mark a sort of unofficial kick-off to New York’s theater awards season. Broadway’s Tony Award nominations will be announced Tuesday, April 30.

Winners of the 34th annual Lortel Awards will be announced Sunday, May 5 at an event hosted by Wayne Brady.

Another nominated Off Broadway production that later made its way to Broadway is Mike Birbiglia’s The New One, nominated in the Outstanding Solo Show category.

Tying for most Lortel nominations are Classic Stage Company’s Carmen Jones starring Anika Noni Rose and Ars Nova’s Rags Parkland Sings The Songs Of The Future, each with six nominations.

The nominations were announced today by the Off-Broadway League. The 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out Sunday,
See full article at Deadline »

Post Show Talkbacks Announced For My Life On A Diet With Renee Taylor

My Life On A Diet, Renee Taylor's critically acclaimed autobiographical solo comedy, announce that the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress will holdthree scheduled post-show talkbacks. The talkbacks will happen immediately following the performances on Friday, August 24th at 7 pm, Saturday, August 25th at 7 pm, and Friday, August 31st at 7 pm. Written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, and originally directed by Mr. Bologna, My Life On A Diet is scheduled to run through Sunday, September 2, 2018 Off-Broadway at Theatre at St. Clement's 423 West 46 Street, between Ninth amp Tenth Aves.
See full article at BroadwayWorld.com »

Renee Taylor's My Life On A Diet Extends Through September 2nd

My Life On A Diet, starring Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Renee Taylor, has extended its limited run due to popular demand. Originally scheduled as a 6-week run ending August 19th, the autobiographical comedy will now extend for two-weeks, perform through Sunday, September 2, 2018 Off-Broadway at Theatre at St. Clement's 423 West 46 Street, between Ninth amp Tenth Aves. My Life On A Diet is written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, and was originally directed by Mr. Bologna.
See full article at BroadwayWorld.com »

Review Roundup: Renee Taylor in My Life On A Diet

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Renee Taylor - known to millions for her role as Fran Fine's food-obsessed mother, Sylvia, on 'The Nanny' - returns to the New York stage in the New York premiere of My Life on a Diet, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna. Originally directed by Mr. Bologna, My Life on a Dietjust openedat Theatre at St. Clement's.
See full article at BroadwayWorld.com »

Oscars 2018: ‘In Memoriam’ tribute will honor Jerry Lewis, Martin Landau, Bill Paxton and ??

Oscars 2018: ‘In Memoriam’ tribute will honor Jerry Lewis, Martin Landau, Bill Paxton and ??
The upcoming 90th Academy Awards will mark the 25th consecutive year that the Oscars will feature an “In Memoriam” segment. While it had been done on occasion before, the annual tribute to Academy members and other film legends started a regular tradition at the 1994 ceremony hosted by Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg.

SEE2018 Oscars: Best Song performers include Mary J. Blige, Common, Andra Day, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens

We’ve assembled a list below of people who have died in the past 12 months who might be featured during the “In Memoriam” for the ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on March 4. Producers have not yet revealed who might be performing during the tribute. Sure to have prominent placements are previous Oscar champ Martin Landau (“Ed Wood,” 1994), honorary Oscar recipient Jerry Lewis and respected actor Bill Paxton (“Titanic,” “Apollo 13”). Paxton actually died on the weekend of last year’s ceremony and was mentioned on the broadcast,
See full article at Gold Derby »

Review: "Blame It On Rio" (1984) Starring Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna And Michelle Johnson; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Special Edition

  • CinemaRetro
By Todd Garbarini

Normal 0 false false false En-us X-none X-none

The 1980s were a decade of many cultural phenomenon such as the teen angst film, the splatter horror film, the zombie films, and of course the teen sex comedy. Bob Clark’s Porky’s (1981) was a huge success both financially and artistically. To this day it’s still one of the funniest movies ever made. Many of today’s best-known actors cut their teeth in such fare: Tom Hanks attended an out-of-control Bachelor Party (1984) and even Johnny Depp and Rob Morrow checked into a Private Resort (1985). Stanley Donen, best known for directing Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Funny Face (1957), Charade (1963), and Arabesque (1966), followed up the boring and disastrous Saturn 3 (1980) with Blame It on Rio, a peculiar entry in his otherwise illustrious career. Jennifer (Michelle Johnson) is a pulchritudinous seventeen-year-old who lusts after her father Victor’s (Joseph Bologna) best friend
See full article at CinemaRetro »

SAG Awards 2018: In Memoriam segment Sunday will pay tribute to Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Bill Paxton and ???

SAG Awards 2018: In Memoriam segment Sunday will pay tribute to Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Bill Paxton and ???
Sunday’s telecast of the Screen Actors Guild will feature a special In Memoriam segment devoted to many of the actors and actresses who have died since last year’s ceremony in late January. Sure to be among those saluted include Oscar winner Martin Landau, comedy legend Jerry Lewis, and beloved film and TV star Bill Paxton. Visit our own Gold Derby memoriam galleries for this past year of 2017 and the newly-started gallery for 2018.

Over 100 people in SAG/AFTRA have passed away in the past 12 months. Which of the following 60 names will also be featured in the televised tribute?

SEE2018 SAG Awards TV predictions: Complete racetrack odds in all 9 categories

Richard Anderson (actor)

Chuck Barris (host/executive)

Shelley Berman (actor)

Chuck Berry (singer/actor)

Joseph Bologna (actor)

Powers Boothe (actor)

Brent Briscoe (actor)

Glen Campbell (singer/actor)

Bernie Casey (actor)

David Cassidy (actor/singer)

Mike Connors (actor)

Danielle Darrieux (actor
See full article at Gold Derby »

Remembering Glen Campbell, Jerry Lewis, Tobe Hooper and More Reel-Important People We Lost in August

  • Movies.com
Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Richard Anderson (1926-2017) - Actor. In addition to starring on TV's The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, he co-starred in Stanley Kubrick's Paths of GloryForbidden Planet, Tora! Tora! Tora!, SecondsSeven Days in May and The Long, Hot Summer. He died on August 31. (THR) Joseph Bologna (1934-2017) - Actor, Writer. He received an Oscar nomination for co-writing the adaptation of Lovers and Other Strangers and also...

Read More
See full article at Movies.com »

The Top Five Joseph Bologna Movie Roles of His Career

Joseph Bologna is an American actor who was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 30, 1934. He has had many roles in both television and the movies. His first venture into the media industry was producing and directing TV commercials. His breakthrough in front of the camera came when he starred in ‘Lovers and Other Strangers’, a movie written by his wife Renée Taylor. This led to him starring in many TV series and films throughout his successful career. Sadly, Joseph Bologna passed away on August 13, 2017, after battling pancreatic cancer. To commemorate this talented actor, here are

The Top Five Joseph Bologna Movie Roles of His Career
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Movie News: 'The Witch' Star, Director to Reunite on 'Nosferatu'; Joseph Bologna, 'Big Daddy' Actor, Passes Away

Nosferatu: Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, above) is negotiations to star in a new version of Nosferatu. If things work out, she will reunite with director Robert Eggers; they previously worked together on indie horror movie The Witch. Eggers will also write the screenplay, based on the 1922 silent original, which itself was inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula. Werner Herzog directed a previous remake in 1979. [Variety]   Joseph Bologna: Veteran actor Joseph Bologna has passed away. He was 82. Bologna earned an Academy Award nomination for cowriting Lovers and Other Strangers and then starred in comedies like Cops and Robbers, My Favorite Year and Blame It on Rio. He continued making notable supporting appearances for the next 30 years, including playing Adam Sandler's...

Read More
See full article at Movies.com »

Movie News: 'The Witch' Star, Director to Reunite on 'Nosferatu'

  • Fandango
Nosferatu: Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, above) is negotiations to star in a new version of Nosferatu. If things work out, she will reunite with director Robert Eggers; they previously worked together on indie horror movie The Witch. Eggers will also write the screenplay, based on the 1922 silent original, which itself was inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula. Werner Herzog directed a previous remake in 1979. [Variety]   Joseph Bologna: Veteran actor Joseph Bologna has passed away....

Read More

Read Comments
See full article at Fandango »

Joseph Bologna obituary

Actor, playwright and Oscar-nominated screenwriter who took the part of the tyrannical comedian King Kaiser in the 1982 film comedy My Favourite Year

Tough cookies with soft centres were the stock-in-trade of the actor Joseph Bologna, who has died aged 82. Cinema audiences warmed to him from his performances as gruff, long-suffering or domineering fathers and father figures.

He was the tyrannical comedian King Kaiser, modelled on Sid Caesar, in the nostalgic comedy My Favourite Year (1982), starring Peter O’Toole as an alcoholic former matinee idol. He played one of Gene Wilder’s drinking buddies in The Woman in Red and a man whose teenage daughter (Michelle Johnson) is having an affair with his best friend (Michael Caine) in Blame It on Rio (both 1984). In Big Daddy (1999), he was Adam Sandler’s disapproving father; initially unimpressed when his son adopts a child (“He’d be better off living in a dumpster than living with you!
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Joseph Bologna, Actor And Writer, Dead At 82

  • CinemaRetro
Bologna in "My Favorite Year".

By Lee Pfeiffer

Actor and playwright Joseph Bologna has died from cancer at age 82. Bologna and his wife of 52 years, actress/writer Renee Taylor, were nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay they co-wrote (with David Zelag Goodman) for the 1971 comedy "Lovers and Other Strangers". The two collaborated frequently on and off screen. Bologna was noted primarily for his affiliation with comedies. He and Taylor co-wrote 22 plays and also appeared frequently on television but both had successful solo careers as well.  His most memorable big screen role was as King Kaiser, the acerbic TV variety show host who was based on Sid Caesar in the hit 1982 comedy "My Favorite Year". Last month, Bologna attended a 35th anniversary screening of the film. His other feature films include "Made for Each Other" (co-written with Taylor), "The Big Bus", "Blame It On Rio", "The Woman in Red" and
See full article at CinemaRetro »

Joe Bologna Dies: Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter And ‘Blame It On Rio’, ‘Big Daddy’ Actor Was 82

The celebrated actor, director and Oscar-nominated and Emmy and Writers Guild Award-winning screenwriter Joe Bologna has died at the age of 82 to today at City of Hope in Duarte, California. “He had a beautiful life and a beautiful death having fully and gratefully experienced three years since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at Cedars Sinai,” his wife of 52 years actress-writer Renée Taylor said today in a statement. She adds, “His team of doctors, who prolonged…
See full article at Deadline TV »

Joe Bologna Dies: Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter And ‘Blame It On Rio’, ‘Big Daddy’ Actor Was 82

Joe Bologna Dies: Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter And ‘Blame It On Rio’, ‘Big Daddy’ Actor Was 82
Joe Bologna, the celebrated actor, director and Oscar-nominated and Emmy- and Writers Guild Award-winning screenwriter, died Sunday at City of Hope in Duarte, CA. He was 82. “He had a beautiful life and a beautiful death having fully and gratefully experienced three years since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai,” his wife of 52 years actress-writer Renée Taylor said in a statement. Bologna was a role model in the Italian-American community. He shined…
See full article at Deadline Movie News »

Joe Bologna Dead at 82

  • TMZ
Oscar-nominated screenwriter and actor Joe Bologna died this weekend ... TMZ has learned. Joe -- most known for roles in "My Favorite Year" and "Transylvania 6-5000" died Sunday in Duarte, CA surrounded by family and friends ... according to a statement. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 3 years ago, but succumbed to the disease in recent months. Joe helped write and starred in a number of films and shows over his 60 year career, including titles such as "Blame it on Rio,
See full article at TMZ »

Joseph Bologna, Star of ‘My Favorite Year,’ Dies at 82

  • The Wrap
Joseph Bologna, Star of ‘My Favorite Year,’ Dies at 82
Joseph Bologna, the actor, director, playwright, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, died Sunday morning after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82. His wife of 52 years, actress Renée Taylor, said in a statement that his team of doctors prolonged his life for the last six months during the cancer’s most aggressive stages. “Dr. Vincent Chung and Dr. Stefanie Mooney of City of Hope gave him back a wonderful quality of life by creating a personalized treatment and palliative care plan, so that he could receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Night of 100 Stars on February 26, of this year,
See full article at The Wrap »

Blu-ray Review – Blame It on Rio (1984)

Blame It on Rio, 1984.

Directed by Stanley Donen.

Starring Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore, Valerie Harper and José Lewgoy.

Synopsis:

A married middle-aged man begins an affair with his best friend’s teenage daughter whilst on holiday in Rio.

Michael Caine is an unusual choice for a romantic lead but Blame It on Rio is not a romantic film. It pretends to be one – and one of the main characters would probably believe it to be, given her immaturity when it comes to relationships – but it isn’t romantic; it’s dirty, seedy and, by modern standards at least, a little bit wrong. However, it is also great fun and, if you are of a certain age, more than likely your entry into the grown up world of sex comedies as the film features boobs, boobs and more boobs, with Michael Caine getting an eyeful of most
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Karina Smirnoff to Co-Star in Comedy ‘Tango Shalom’ (Exclusive)

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Karina Smirnoff to Co-Star in Comedy ‘Tango Shalom’ (Exclusive)
Karina Smirnoff of “Dancing With the Stars” is set to co-star in the indie comedy “Tango Shalom,” TheWrap has learned. Gabriel Bologna is directing from a script by Joseph Bologna and Claudio Laniado. The writers are also part of the ensemble, which also includes Lainie Kazan and Renee Taylor. Jos Laniado stars as Moshe, a Hasidic Jew who receives a cryptic message from God to dance the tango, after which he struggles with his beliefs, his family and his community. Also Read: 'Dancing With the Stars' Pro Karina Smirnoff Sits Out Season 20 Smirnoff will play Viviana, a pretty tango instructor who oozes.
See full article at The Wrap »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed