Died Today (October 25th): Richard Harris (1930–2002)

richardharris.jpgRichard Harris (1930–2002)

Born: October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland
Died: October 25, 2002 (age 72) in Bloomsbury, London, England, UK

I came to England first in 1954 looking for a bedsit, a room to sleep in while going to my academy. And outside the Earl’s Court tube station there was a little tobacco-list and paper shop and they had a board. A glass-filled in board with rooms for rent. And I saw one for thirteen shillings a week and it said, “No Irishmen or black need apply” and I took my jersey and I put it down over my hand and I put my hand right through the glass and I took it out and I kept it for the rest of my life. That’s how we were treated here in 1954. That would cause me grievance. That would cause me anger.

PATRIOT GAMES
1992
dir. Phillip Noyce
Stars:
Harrison Ford
RICHARD HARRIS
UNFORGIVENUnforgiven
1992
dir. Eastwood
Starring
Eastwood
Gene Hackman

 

Gladiator
2000
dir. Ridley Scott
starring
Crowe
Joaquin Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2002
dir. Chris Columbus
starring
Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
2001
dir. Chris Columbus
Starring
Richard Harris
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Died Today (October 25th): Vincent Price (1911–1993)

vincentpriceVincent Price (1911–1993)

Born: Vincent Leonard Price Jr.
May 27, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Died: October 25, 1993 (age 82) in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Coral Browne (24 October 1974 – 29 May 1991) (her death)

Mary Grant (25 August 1949 – 15 August 1973) (divorced) (1 child)

Edith Barrett (23 April 1938 – 4 June 1948) (divorced) (1 child)

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MOVIETHE EVE OF ST. MARK
1944
dir. John M. Stahl
Starring:
Anne Baxter
William Eythe

MOVIETHE LAST MAN ON EARTH
1944
dir. Ubaldo Ragona
Cast:
Vincent Price
Franca Bettoia

MOVIEHOUSE OF WAX
1953
dir. Andre De Toth
Starring:
Vincent Price
Frank Lovejoy
MOVIE POSTERDEAD HEAT
1988
dir. by Mark Goldblatt
Stars:
Treat Williams
Joe Piscopo
LAURALaura
1944
dir. Preminger
Starring
Gene Tierney
Dana Andrews
THE FLYTHE FLY
1958
dir. Kurt Neumann
Starring:
David Hedison
Patricia Owenss
MOVIE POSTERTHE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES
1971
dir. by Robert Fuest
Stars:
Vincent Price
Joseph Cotten
MOVIE POSTERDR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN
1972
dir. by Robert Fuest
Stars:
Vincent Price
Robert Quarry
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Died Today (October 24th): Raul Julia (1940–1994)

rauljulia.jpgRaul Julia (1940–1994)

Born: March 9, 1940 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: October 24, 1994 (age 54) in Manhasset, New York, USA

Married to:
Merel Poloway (28 June 1976 – 24 October 1994) (his death) (2 children)

I knew there was something special about the theatre for me. Something beyond the regular reality, something that I could get into and transcend and become something other than myself.

FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND
1990
dir. Roger Corman
Starring
John Hurt
Raul Julia
MOVIE POSTERTRADING HEARTS
1988
dir. Neil Leifer
Stars:
Raul Julia
Beverly D’Angelo
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Died Today (October 24th): Maureen O’Hara (1920–2015)

maureenohara.jpgMaureen O’Hara (1920–2015)

Born: August 17, 1920 in Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland [now Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland]
Died: October 24, 2015 (age 95) in Boise, Idaho, USA

Married to:
Charles F. Blair (11 March 1968 – 2 September 1978) (his death)
Will Price (29 December 1941 – 11 August 1953) (divorced) (1 child)
George H. Brown (12 June 1939 – 15 September 1941) (annulled)

Jamaica Inn
1939
dir. by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring
Charles Laughton
Horace Hodges/a>
THE BLACK SWANThe Black Swan
1942
dir. Henry King
Starring
Tyrone Power
O’Hara
HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEYHow Green Was My Valley
1941
dir. John Ford
Starring
Walter Pidgeon
O’Hara
Miracle on 34th StreetMiracle on 34th Street
1947
dir. Scott Derrickson
Starring
O’Hara
Natalie Wood
The Quiet ManThe Quiet Man
1952
dir. John Ford
starring
John Wayne
O’Hara
The Long Gray LineThe Long Gray Line
1955
dir. John Ford
Starring
Tyrone Power
O’Hara
THE PARENT TRAPThe Parent Trap
1961
dir. David Swift
Starring
O’Hara
Hayley Mills

 

 

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Died Today (October 24th): Gene Roddenberry (1921–1991)

generoddenberryGene Roddenberry (1921–1991)

Born: August 19, 1921 in El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: October 24, 1991 (age 70) in Santa Monica, California, USA

Married to: Majel Barrett (29 December 1969 – 24 October 1991) (his death) (1 child)
Eileen Anita Rexroat (20 June 1942 – 27 December 1969) (divorced) (2 children)

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing, all-powerful God, who creates faulty humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.

The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them.

These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five year mission… to boldly go where no man has gone before.

[on his first meeting with Leonard Nimoy] If I ever do a science-fiction show, I’m going to put pointed ears on him and use him.
 

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Died Today (October 21st): François Truffaut (1932–1984)

francoistruffaut.jpgFrançois Truffaut (1932–1984)

Born: February 6, 1932 in Paris, France
Died: October 21, 1984 (age 52) in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Was voted the 27th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. He is the highest ranking director on this list who was a film critic before he became a filmmaker.

Was rumored to be a contender to direct The Stunt Man (1980), and to have used elements from that film’s source, the Paul Brodeur novel of the same name, in the story of Day for Night (1973), but he strenuously denied these rumors in correspondence published after his death, claiming that inspiration had come instead from Singin’ in the Rain (1952), 8½ (1963), and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952).

THE 400 BLOWSThe 400 Blows
1959
dir. Francois Truffaut
Cast
Jean-Pierre Leaud
Claire Maurier
JULES AND JIMJules and Jim
1962
dir. Truffaut
Starring
Jeanne Moreau
Oskar Werner
MOVIE POSTERTHE 400 BLOWS
1959
dir. Francois Truffaut
Stars:
Jean-Pierre L�aud
Albert R�my
Close Encounters of the Third KindClose Encounters of the Third Kind
1977
dir. Steven Spielberg
DAY FOR NIGHTDay for Night
1973
dir. Truffaut
Starring
Jacqueline Bisset
Valentina Cortese
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Died Today (October 20th): Jane Wyatt (1910–2006)

janewyatt.jpgJane Wyatt (1910–2006)

Born: August 12, 1910 in Campgaw, New Jersey, USA
Died: October 20, 2006 (age 96) in Bel-Air, California, USA

Married to:
Edgar Bethune Ward (9 November 1935 – 8 November 2000) (his death) (2 children)

[on why she initially turned down the role on Father Knows Best (1954)] I’d been doing a lot of live TV drama in which I was the star. I didn’t want to be just a mother.

I never vacuumed at home wearing my pearls. In fact, I never vacuumed at all. I was always working at the studio. I would have gone crazy staying at home like Margaret Anderson, and my family knew that.

Boomerang
1947
dir. Elia Kazan
starring
Dana Andrews
Lee J. Cobb
The Man Who Cheated HimselfThe Man Who Cheated Himself
1950
dir. by Felix E. Feist
starring
Lee J Cobb
Wyatt
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