Died Today (July 8th): Roberts Blossom (1924–2011)

robertsblossomRoberts Blossom (1924–2011)

Born: March 25, 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Died: July 8, 2011 (age 87) in Santa Monica, California, USA

Married to:
Beverly Carol Schmidt (1966 – 1970) (divorced) (2 children)
Marylin Sally Orshan (? – 18 February 1982) (her death)

He and his first wife, dancer/choreographer Beverly Schmidt, both participated in the Filmstage theater movement of the 1950s and ’60s, which involved the simultaneous presentation of live actors with film and/or slides.

HOME ALONE
1990
dir. Chris Columbus
Stars:
Macaulay Culkin
Joe Pesci

Close Encounters of the Third KindClose Encounters of the Third Kind
1977
dir. Spielberg
Escape from Alcatraz
1979
dir. Don Siegel
starring
Eastwood
MOVIE POSTERALWAYS
1989
dir. Steven Spielberg
Stars:
Holly Hunter
Richard Dreyfuss
MOVIE POSTERTHE QUICK AND THE DEAD
1995
dir. Sam Raimi
Stars:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Gene Hackman

 

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Died Today (July 8th): June Allyson (1917–2006)

juneallysonJune Allyson (1917–2006)

Born: October 7, 1917 in The Bronx, New York, USA

Died: July 8, 2006 (age 88) in Ojai, California, USA

Married to: David Ashrow (30 October 1976 – 8 July 2006) (her death)
Alfred Glenn Maxwell (1 April 1966 – 17 March 1970) (divorced)
Alfred Glenn Maxwell (13 October 1963 – 20 April 1965) (divorced)
Dick Powell (19 August 1945 – 2 January 1963) (his death) (2 children)

From 1963 to 1975, she had a long term, ill-fated romance with writer/director Dirk Wayne Summers, often announcing to the press that the couple would be married soon. She and Summers were the lead item in Walter Winchell’s then influential column more than a few times. They often traveled together through Europe. Although Summers apparently loved her and their life together, he refused her many proposals of marriage, much to her chagrin. Members of the nascent jet-set, they were frequently seen in Cap d’Antibes, Madrid, Rome and London, where they called Hugh M. Hefner’s borrowed Mayfair penthouse home.

Executive Suite
1954
dir. Robert Wise
Starring
William Holden
Barbara Stanwyck
Allyson
MOVIE POSTERTHE STRATTON STORY
1949
dir. Sam Wood
Stars:
James Stewart
June Allyson

 

Died Today (July 8th): Dick Sargent (1930–1994)

dicksargent.jpgDick Sargent (1930–1994)

Born: April 19, 1930 in Carmel, California, USA

Died: July 8, 1994 (age 64) in Los Angeles, California, USA

QUOTES:

[About his difficult relationship he had with his father] I wanted him to love me, and I’m quite sure that he didn’t.

[Of Connie Francis] We looked passionately at each other, but that was the only time I ever saw her.

If X or Y is gay, and you say so and they’re in the closet, then that can…it can possibly hurt them. That sort of reticence I understand, as an actor, or an ex-actor. But if the personality is deceased, and some co-star will still not say, then you can chalk that down to homophobia.

[When he finally came out of the closet] It was such a relief. I lived in fear of being found out. Now it’s given me a whole new mission in life.
[on Agnes Moorehead] She was very set in her ways and I had to really make her my friend. About the third or fourth show I was in she said to people in front of me, “They should never meddle with success.” Meaning Dick York should never have been replaced, which I thought was a very cruel and unthinking thing to say in front of me. But that was her. She came to rehearsals with a Bible in one hand and her script in the other. She was certainly the most professional woman in the world…and she was so good. Thank God we became friends eventually.

Died Today (July 8th): Ernest Borgnine (1917–2012)

ernestborgnine.jpgErnest Borgnine (1917–2012)

Born: January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Died: July 8, 2012 (age 95) in Los Angeles, California, USA

Oscar Winning for Best Actor (MARTY)

Married to: Tova Borgnine (24 February 1973 – 8 July 2012) (his death)
Donna Granucci (30 June 1965 – 1 January 1972) (divorced) (2 children)
Ethel Merman (27 June 1964 – 18 November 1964) (divorced)
Katy Jurado (31 December 1959 – 3 June 1963) (divorced)
Rhoda Kemins (2 September 1949 – 29 August 1958) (divorced) (1 child)

From Here to Eternity
1953
dir. Fred Zinnemann
Cast
Burt Lancaster
Montgomery Clift
REDRED
dir. Robert Schwentke
Stars:
Bruce Willis
Helen Mirren
An Affair to RememberMarty
1955
dir. by Delbert Mann
Ernest Borgnine
Betsy Blair
movie posterTHE WILD BUNCH
1969
dir. Sam Peckinpah
Starring:
William Holden
Ernest Borgnine
The Poseidon Adventure
1972
dir. Ronald Neame
Starring
Hackman
Ernest Borgnine
posterBAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
1955
dir. John Sturges
Starring:
Spencer Tracy
Robert Ryan
All Quiet on the Western FrontAll Quiet on the Western Front
1979
dir. by Delbert Mann
starring
Richard Thomas
Ernest Borgnine
MOVIE POSTERBASEKETBALL
1998
dir. David Zucker
Stars:
Trey Parker
Matt Stone

 

Died Today (July 8th): Vivien Leigh

vivienleighHappy Birthday actor Vivien Leigh (1913–1967)

Born: November 5, 1913 in Darjeeling, West Bengal, British India [now India]

Died: July 8, 1967 (age 53) in Belgravia, London, England, UK

Married to: Laurence Olivier (31 August 1940 – 6 January 1961) (divorced)
Herbert Leigh Holman (20 December 1932 – 19 February 1940) (divorced) (1 child)

Two time Oscar winner for Best Actress (Streetcar Named Desire, Gone with the Wind)

Pictured on one of four 25¢ US commemorative postage stamps issued March 23, 1990 honoring classic films released in 1939. The stamp features Clark Gable and Leigh as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind (1939). The other films honored were Beau Geste (1939), Stagecoach (1939) and The Wizard of Oz (1939).

GONE WITH THE WIND POSTERGone with the Wind
1939
dir. Victor Fleming
starring
Leigh
Clark Gable
WATERLOO BRIDGEWaterloo Bridge
1940
dir. Mervyn LeRoy
Starring
Leigh
Robert Taylor
A Streetcar Named DesireA Streetcar Named Desire
1954
dir. Elia Kazan
starring
Marlon Brando
Leigh
SEE TOP 100 VIVIEN LEIGH PHOTOS
Academy Award
and Charles Laughton
and Clark Gable
and Daughter
and Elizabeth Taylor
and Hattie McDaniel
and Jack Merivale
and Joan Crawford
and Karl Malden
and Laurence Olivier
and Lee Marvin
and Marilyn Monroe
and Olivia de Havilland
and Peter Finch
and Suzanne
and Warren Beatty
Armenian
Art
as a Child
as Anna Karenina
as Blanche Dubois
as Cleopatra
as Emma Lady Hamilton
as Hester Collyer
as Madeleine Goddard
as Mary Treadwell
as Myra
as Scarlet O’Hara
Autograph
Beach
Beauty
Blonde
Breasts
Cats
Cleavage
Close Up
Clothes
Color
Costume
Crazy
Curly Hair
Doll
Dress
Eyebrows
Eyes
Face
Fashion
Gorgeous
Gown
Green Eyes
Hands
Hat

 

Happy Birthday: Jeffrey Tambor

jeffreytambor.jpgHappy Birthday actor Jeffrey Tambor

Born: July 8, 1944 in San Francisco, California, USA

Married to:
Kasia Tambor (6 October 2001 – present) (4 children)
Katie Mitchell (9 March 1991 – 2000) (divorced)

Children: Molly Tambor (b. 1975); Gabriel Kasper (b. December 10, 2004), Eve Julia (December 10, 2006), Hugo Bernard and Eli Nicholas (twins b. October 4, 2009) with wife Kasia. Daughter Molly gave birth to his grandson (Mason Jay Moore) four days before his son Gabriel was born.

TANGLED
dir. Nathan Greno
Byron Howard
Stars:
Mandy Moore
Zachary Levi
THE INVENTION OF LYING Movie PosterThe Invention of Lying
2009
dir. Ricky Gervais
Matthew Robinson
Starring
Jennifer Garner
THE HANGOVER Movie PosterThe Hangover
dir. Todd Phillips
Starring
Bradley Cooper
Ed Helms
PaulPAUL
dir. Greg Mottola
Stars:
Simon Pegg
Nick Frost
Arrested Development
WATCH and REVIEWS of all the episodes
WIN WINWIN WIN
dir. Thomas McCarthy
Stars:
Paul Giamatti
Amy Ryan
LIFE STINKSLife Stinks
1991
dir. Brooks
starring
Mel Brooks
Jeffrey Tambor
MUPPETS FROM SPACEMuppets From Space
1999
dir. Tim Hill
Cast
Dave Goelz
Bill Barretta
MOVIE POSTERPASTIME
1990
dir. Robin B Armstrong
Stars:
William Russ
John Achorn
MOVIE POSTERTHERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY
1998
dir. Farrelly Brothers
Stars:
Ben Stiller
Cameron Diaz
THE HANGOVER PART III
2013
dir. Todd Phillips
Stars:
Bradley Cooper
Zach Galifianakis
tv POSTERARRESTED DEVELOPMENT SEASON 4 TV SHOW PILOT
2013
Creators: Mitchell Hurwitz
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actorARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Season 1
2003-2004
Stars
Jason Bateman
Michael Cera
actorARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Season 2
2004-2005
Stars
Portia de Rossi
Will Arnett
actorARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Season 3
2005-2006
Stars
Alia Shawkat
David Cross
actorARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Best of the Series
Creator:
Mitchell Hurwitz

 

Happy Birthday: Lee Tergesen

leetergesen.jpgHappy Birthday actor Lee Tergesen

Born: July 8, 1965 in Ivoryton, Connecticut, USA

Is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City.

On Oz (1997), his character Beecher feuded with neo-Nazis in prison. In Shaft (2000), John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) calls Tergesen’s character Lugar “a Nazi with a badge” for being somewhat racist towards black criminals.

 

RED TAILS
dir. Anthony Hemingway
Stars:
Nate Parker
David Oyelowo