Archive for August 9th, 2010

Emma Thompson gets Star on Walk of Fame

Monday, August 9th, 2010

WALK OF FAME

Emma Thompson honored on Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’

 

(Los Angeles, August 6. Image via Bauer-Griffin)

 

British actress Emma Thompson was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday, organizers said.

 

Thompson won a best actress Oscar for “Howards End” and was nominated for acting Oscars for “The Remains of the Day,” “In the Name of the Father” and “Sense and Sensibility.” She won a screenwriting Oscar for “Sense and Sensibility.”

 

“Emma Thompson is one of the world’s most respected talents for her versatility in acting as well as screenwriting. On Aug. 20, her current global hit, Universal Pictures’ ‘Nanny McPhee Returns,’ comes to the United States and Canada,” the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said on its Web site. “Thompson is currently writing a new film version of ‘My Fair Lady’ for Sony Pictures and starring, with Alan Rickman, in a flagship production of the poem ‘The Song of Lunch,’ by Christopher Reid, for the BBC.”

 

 

 

 

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Patricia Neal Obituary

Monday, August 9th, 2010

OBITUARY

Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress

 

 

The actress, who won an Academy Award for her role in the 1963 film ‘Hud,’ persevered through a life that was marked by a succession of tragedies.

 

By Jack Jones
Los Angeles Times
August 8, 2010

 

Actress Patricia Neal, who rebuilt a troubled career to win an Academy Award only to face a more desperate battle for survival when three strokes left her paralyzed and unable to speak or remember, has died. She was 84.

 

Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Patricia Neal

 

 

 

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