Archive for December 31st, 2014

Happy New Year from Hollywoodland and the WAMPAS Babies of 1926!!!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

HOLIDAYS

Happy New Year from Hollywoodland and the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926!!!

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How many future stars do you recognize??

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In Memory of Luise Rainer

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

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In memory of Luise Rainer

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Luise Rainer 1910–2014

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Luise Rainer Obituary

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

OBITUARY

Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood

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By Claudia Luther
Los Angeles Times
December 30, 2014

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With her soulful eyes, luminous beauty and an emotional intensity that melted hearts, Luise Rainer was well on her way to becoming a queen of Hollywood after only a handful of movies in the 1930s.

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Her wrenching performance in “The Great Ziegfeld” (1936) — memorable for the telephone scene in which her character smiles through tears to congratulate ex-husband Flo Ziegfeld on his remarriage — brought Rainer’s first Academy Award. The next year, as a Chinese peasant in the Pearl Buck saga “The Good Earth” (1937), she won again, becoming at 28 the first actor to win back-to-back Oscars.

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CLICK HERE to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Luise Rainer

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Edward Herrmann Obituary

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

OBITUARY

Edward Herrmann, who played FDR and ‘Gilmore Girls’ patriarch, dies at 71

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By Lauren Raab
Los Angeles Times
December 31, 2014

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Edward Herrmann, an Emmy- and Tony-winning actor whose television roles included Franklin D. Roosevelt in “Eleanor and Franklin” and Richard Gilmore on “Gilmore Girls,” and who was celebrated for his performance in “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” on Broadway, has died. He was 71.

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CLICK HERE to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Edward Herrmann

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