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Patricia Morison Dies: Glamourous Movie Star Of The 1940s Was 103

Patricia Morison Dies: Glamourous Movie Star Of The 1940s Was 103
Actress Patricia Morison, who brought a touch of grace and style to even her anti-heroine film roles, has died at age 103. She passed at her Los Angeles home of natural causes.

Morison had a huge presence in films of the 1940s, and appeared in such classics as Song of Bernadette and Dressed To Kill opposite such stars as Basil Rathbone, Ray Milland, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, among many others.

Sporting long, flowing hair down to her hips, Morison often was portrayed as the villain in her many roles.

She also had an extensive Broadway career, appearing in the first staging of Kiss Me, Kate (based on a production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew) and with Yul Brynner in The King and I.

Morison was born in 1915 in New York and took acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse, studied dance with Martha Graham, and made her Broadway
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On This Day: Glenn Close Born, Ben Kingsley Knighted, Sean Connery Bonded

Programming Note: Apologies that we're off schedule on episodes of Pfandom and Three Fittings. Performance anxiety (aka writer's block) at Film Experience HQ. While Nathaniel course corrects...

On this day in showbiz history...

Here are a few cinematic things to think about today March 19th. Which will you feel most festive about?

1859 Charles Gounod's Opera Faust premieres in Paris. There are multiple Faust operas just as there are multiple film versions of the 

1897 Betty Compson (The Barker, 1928), the only Best Actress nominee born in Beaver, Utah (I mean, she'd have to be, right?) enters the world. 

1915 Happy 102nd birthday today to 40s star Patricia Morrison (Dressed to Kill, Song of the Thin Man). Yes, she's still alive!

1947 Glenn Close is born in Connecticutt. 70 years later she still hasn't won her Oscar! She's back on Broadway in Sunset Blvd at the moment...
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Jayne Meadows, ‘Lady in the Lake’ Actress and Steve Allen’s Wife, Dead at 95

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Jayne Meadows, ‘Lady in the Lake’ Actress and Steve Allen’s Wife, Dead at 95
Jayne Meadows, actress and former wife of Steve Allen, died Sunday at her Encino, California, home, the New York Times reports. She was 95. Born Jayne Meadows Cotter on Sept., 27, 1919 in Wuchang, China, Meadows — whose sister Audrey played Alice Kramden on “The Honeymooners” — broke into Broadway in the early ’40s, appearing in productions including “Spring Again,” “Another Love Story” and “Many Happy Returns.” Meadows’ first film, 1946’s “Undercurrent,” starred Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor and Robert Mitchum. Other films followed, including the Lionel Barrymore movie “Dark Delusion,” “Lady in the Lake” and “Song of the Thin Man.” Later,...
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Interviews: Movie Stars Sean Young, Dean Stockwell at Chicago Comic Con

Chicago – Two mercurial and classic film actors appeared last summer at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, and between them have a wealth of impressive film titles on their resumes. Sean Young (“Bladerunner”) and Dean Stockwell (“Blue Velvet”) also represent different eras of cinema history.

While making an appearance at the event they talked to, and sat for portraits with photographer Joe Arce. This year’s Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will take place August 8th-11th, 2013, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

Sean Young of “Bladerunner,” “Stripes,” “No Way Out

Sean Young has had both an exceptional career and one laced with controversy. She was born in Kentucky, but eventually found her way to the School of American Ballet in New York City. She began her show business ambitions as a dancer and a model, before landing a role in “Jane Austin in
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Johnny Depp solves Thin Man remake

Depp to reunite with Pirates director Rob Marshall on new version of Dashiell Hammett thriller – but the partners in crime are still looking for their Nora

Johnny Depp is to reunite with Rob Marshall, director of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides for a remake of the classic 1934 comedy The Thin Man, according to the Thompson on Hollywood blog.

Ws Van Dyke's much-loved film, based on Dashiell Hammett's mystery novel, centres on a flirtatious, bantering married couple who work together to solve a mystery. Depp will play Nick Charles, a hard-drinking, droll, retired detective forced back into service by his friend's disappearance and possible involvement in a murder. Top priority for Marshall, also producing with partner John DeLuca, will be securing an A-list actor to portray his witty wife Nora, a wealthy heiress. The pair were played by William Powell and Myrna Loy in the original film.

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Johnny Depp wants Rob Marshall to direct 'The Thin Man' Reboot

Johnny Depp seems to be Hollywood's busiest actor, showing interest in developing several projects at once.  According to Vulture, Depp's newest dream project is an adaption of Dashiell Hammett's mystery novel 'The Thin Man'.  Depp also wants director Rob Marshall, who is currently directing Depp as Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides' to join him.

Hammett's novel has already inspired six films, which started in 1934 with 'The Thin Man' starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, and concluded with the final film in 1947, 'Song of the Thin Man'.  It should be noted that Hammett only wrote the one novel, which spawned six films after.
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