Archive for February 4th, 2009

Hollywood Star for Petersen…

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009


William Petersen joins Walk of Fame


William Petersen Walk of Fame

William Petersen polishes his Walk of Fame star


William Petersen said he was “overwhelmed” as he became the latest star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


The star of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was joined by cast and crew members from the TV show when he was honoured with the 2,379th star on the famous Los Angeles boulevard.


“I’m overwhelmed by this, needless to say. I never expected it, I never thought of this…” he said. “You know I feel privileged and honoured and incredibly humbled.”


“The men and women of the film and television industry are the soul of Los Angeles.


“I have been so fortunate to work with so many of the artists who have devoted their lives to the entertainment business and I feel truly blessed to be counted among them, to be in their company.”


As well as his CSI role as lead investigator Gil Grissom, William has appeared in numerous stage and film productions, including To Live and Die in LA and Young Guns II.


His CSI co-star Marg Helgenberger paid an emotional tribute to William at the ceremony.


“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honour, Billy,” she said.


“Millions of fans love him for his many memorable roles, yet the sum of all the parts he’s played don’t come close to the complexity, the kindness, the mystery, the loyalty and the generosity that is Billy himself.”



Obit: Frances Kavanaugh

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009


Frances Kavanaugh dies at 93; screenwriter of B-westerns


Frances Kavanaugh

Frances Kavanaugh, who was raised around ranching, cowboys
and riding horses, wrote more than 30 western scripts for
numerous cowboy stars in the 1940s and ’50s.


Kavanaugh, who was called ‘the Cowgirl of the Typewriter,’ was one of the few women who wrote screenplays for B-westerns in the 1940s and early ’50s.

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2009


Frances Kavanaugh, one of the few women who wrote screenplays for B-westerns such as “Song of Old Wyoming” and “Wild West” in the 1940s and early ’50s, has died. She was 93.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)