Brigitte Bardot


Brigitte Bardot (également connue sous les initiales de « BB »), née le 28 septembre 1934 à Paris, est une actrice française de cinéma, mannequin, chanteuse et militante des droits des animaux.

Figure féminine des années 1950-1970, elle est une star mondiale, l’égérie et la muse de grands artistes de l’époque. Emblème de l’émancipation des femmes et de la liberté sexuelle, elle incarne des rôles de femme libérée, anticonformiste et parfois fatale.

Elle tourne avec plusieurs grands cinéastes, interprétant des personnages à l’élégante légèreté et à la sensualité photogénique. Elle devient rapidement un sex-symbol et acquiert une renommée internationale. Avec à son actif 45 films et plus de 70 chansons en près de vingt et un ans de carrière, Brigitte Bardot est l’une des artistes françaises les plus célèbres au monde.

En 1973, elle met un terme à sa carrière d’actrice pour se consacrer à la défense des droits des animaux, notamment avec la création de la Fondation Brigitte-Bardot.

Brigitte Bardot naît le 28 septembre 1934 au domicile de ses parents, 5, place Violet, dans le 15e arrondissement de Paris. Son père, Louis Bardot (1896-1975), est un industriel originaire de Ligny-en-Barrois, en Lorraine : issu « de la haute bourgeoisie catholique solidement implantée aux commandes de la Troisième République », il est le propriétaire des usines Bardot (appartenant aujourd’hui à Air liquide), dont le siège se trouve rue Vineuse, à Paris. Il descend aussi de la famille Oudinot dont est issu le maréchal d’Empire Nicolas-Charles Oudinot, duc de Reggio (1767-1847). Sa mère, Anne-Marie Mucel (1912-1978) est la fille du directeur d’une compagnie d’assurances, Isidore Léon Mucel (1881-1958). Artiste contrariée qui souhaitait être ballerine, sa mère, à qui elle dit « vous », reporte son ambition sur sa fille et la contraint à une discipline rigoureuse, n’hésitant pas à la gifler « si son corps s’affaisse », afin que sa disciple y gagne ce « port de tête altier », qui caractérisera l’actrice et sera perçu par certains comme de l’arrogance.

Dans son enfance marquée par une éducation très rigoureuse, Brigitte Bardot souffre d’une amblyopie, qui l’empêche de bien voir de son œil gauche. Elle étudie à l’Institut de la Tour, un établissement catholique situé au 86 de la rue de la Tour (16e arrondissement de Paris). Dissipée, elle souffre de la préférence de ses parents pour sa sœur cadette, Marie-Jeanne (dite « Mijanou », née le 5 mai 1938)13.

Elle se passionne pour la danse classique et fait ses premiers pas, à 7 ans, au cours de Marcelle Bourgat. En 1949, elle entre au Conservatoire de Paris et y obtient un premier accessit. Son père, dont un recueil de poèmes est primé par l’Académie française, est un passionné de cinéma et adore filmer : il existe ainsi de nombreux films de Brigitte enfant, ce qui est rare à cette époque. Hélène Lazareff, amie de sa mère et directrice de Elle et du Jardin des Modes, engage Brigitte Bardot en 1949 pour présenter la mode « junior ». À 15 ans, l’adolescente devient la « mascotte » du magazine Elle, dont elle fait la couverture dès 1949, sa silhouette élancée, la moue boudeuse et le regard sauvage enflammant la pellicule. Le réalisateur Marc Allégret, voyant une de ses photos sur le numéro du 8 mai 1950, demande à la rencontrer. Ses parents s’opposent à ce qu’elle devienne actrice, mais un de ses grands-pères la soutient dans son projet.

À l’audition, elle rencontre l’assistant d’Allégret, Roger Vadim, qui lui donne la réplique pour une scène du film Les Lauriers sont coupés. Le film ne se fait pas, mais ils tombent amoureux. Ses parents s’opposent à cette relation, désespérée la jeune femme fait une tentative de suicide. Son père consent alors à ce qu’elle l’épouse mais pas avant ses 18 ans ; ce qu’elle fait le 21 décembre 1952 deux mois après son dix-huitième anniversaire.

La vie privée de Brigitte Bardot fait l’objet d’une très forte médiatisation, notamment pendant sa carrière professionnelle. Disant avoir connu 17 hommes durant sa vie, elle se marie à quatre reprises.

Pour ses 18 ans, comme il le lui avait promis pendant son adolescence, son père l’autorise à se marier avec Roger Vadim. Le mariage est célébré à l’église Notre-Dame-de-Grâce de Passy (16e arrondissement de Paris) le 21 décembre 1952. Mais lors du tournage de Et Dieu… créa la femme, en 1956, elle tombe amoureuse de son partenaire, Jean-Louis Trintignant. Elle éprouve dès lors davantage d’amitié que d’amour pour Roger Vadim, qui réalise avec difficulté les scènes d’amour entre elle et Trintignant. Ce dernier quitte sa femme, Stéphane Audran, pour vivre avec Brigitte Bardot, qui fait de même avec Vadim. Elle écrit plus tard : « J’ai vécu avec lui la période la plus belle, la plus intense, la plus heureuse de toute cette époque de ma vie ». En 1957, alors qu’il effectue son service militaire, Jean-Louis Trintignant met un terme à leur relation, découvrant que Brigitte Bardot a une liaison avec Gilbert Bécaud ; brève liaison, précédant celle tout aussi éphémère avec Sacha Distel.

Brigitte Bardot et Sami Frey à Saint-Tropez en 1963.

Le 18 juin 1959, elle se marie avec Jacques Charrier, qu’elle a rencontré sur le tournage de Babette s’en va-t-en guerre. Apprenant peu après qu’elle est enceinte, ne désirant pas d’enfant et effrayée à l’idée d’être mère, elle envisage un avortement (précédemment par deux fois enceinte de Vadim, elle eut recours à l’IVG), mais aucun médecin n’accepte d’interrompre sa grossesse. Le 11 janvier 1960, elle donne naissance à l’unique enfant de sa vie, Nicolas Charrier. Les conditions de son accouchement dans son appartement du 71 avenue Paul-Doumer dans le 16e arrondissement de Paris sont particulièrement difficiles, le logement étant notamment barricadé pour échapper à l’objectif des journalistes. Elle déclare par la suite : « Ma grossesse était neuf mois de cauchemar. C’était un peu comme une tumeur qui s’était nourrie de moi, que j’avais portée dans ma chair tuméfiée, n’attendant que le moment béni où l’on m’en débarrasserait enfin ». Elle ajoute (peu après dans un entretien) : « J’aurais préféré accoucher d’un petit chien ».

Le couple divorce le 30 janvier 1963, Brigitte Bardot entretenant une relation avec Sami Frey depuis le tournage de La Vérité (1960). Elle affirme : « Sami, un être rare, sensible, angoissé et érudit qui resta longtemps l’homme de ma vie ». Frey ayant mis un terme à leur histoire à l’été 1963, Brigitte Bardot a une aventure avec le musicien brésilien Bob Zagury.

En mai 1966, elle rencontre Gunter Sachs, qu’elle épouse le 14 juillet à Las Vegas. Rentré en France après un voyage de noce à Tahiti, l’actrice refuse de vivre dans l’appartement de son époux. Bardot tourne À cœur joie, Gunter veut produire un film et le présenter au Festival de Cannes ; les organisateurs acceptent à la condition que l’actrice soit présente, ce qu’elle refuse dans un premier temps. Afin d’éviter un divorce, elle consent à participer à l’évènement, où elle remet une récompense à Michel Simon. La star ne reviendra jamais à Cannes. L’entente du couple ne cesse alors de se détériorer. En parallèle, elle interprète la chanson Harley-Davidson (1967), composée par Serge Gainsbourg, dont elle devient la muse et avec qui elle entame une relation extra-conjugale qu’elle qualifie d’« immense passion ». Mais pour essayer de sauver son mariage avec Gunter Sachs, elle demande à Gainsbourg de ne pas sortir Je t’aime… moi non plus et chante pour lui Bonnie and Clyde ou encore Comic Strip. Brigitte Bardot tourne en Espagne, Gunter l’accompagne. Leur réconciliation ne dure qu’un temps et l’un et l’autre enchaînent les aventures extra-conjugales. Ils divorcent trois ans après leur mariage, le 1er octobre 1969.

Par la suite, elle noue une relation avec Patrick Gilles, puis avec Christian Kalt, Laurent Vergez, Mirko Brozek et Allain Bougrain-Dubourg. En 1992, lors d’un dîner organisé par son avocat, Jean-Louis Bouguereau, à Saint-Tropez, elle fait la connaissance de Bernard d’Ormale, industriel et conseiller de l’homme politique Jean-Marie Le Pen, « un coup de foudre mutuel » écrit-elle plus tard ; ils se marient le 16 août 1992.

C’est en 1962 que Brigitte Bardot engage son premier combat pour la cause animale, en militant pour le pistolet d’abattage indolore dans les abattoirs. En effet, après avoir vu des photos montrant les conditions dans lesquelles les animaux étaient abattus, elle décide de devenir pescétarienne. À sa demande, Pierre Desgraupes accepte de lui accorder — malgré ses réserves, trouvant que le statut de sex-symbol de la star correspond mal à un sujet aussi dur et si peu médiatique — un entretien dans son émission Cinq colonnes à la une, où elle inaugure la rubrique Avocat d’un soir. L’actrice apparaît en direct dans cette émission et affiche une réelle maitrise du sujet le 9 janvier1962. Conséquence du « plaidoyer » de l’actrice, Roger Frey, alors ministre de l’Intérieur, lui accorde une entrevue, où elle se rend avec trois exemplaires de pistolets d’abattage destinés à assommer le gros bétail, afin que la mort lente et consciente par saignement soit abolie dans la plupart des cas, grâce à la projection d’une flèche dans le cerveau qui paralyserait les centres nerveux, qu’elle abandonne sur le bureau du ministre avant de se retirer. La presse donne une large couverture à ce qu’elle nomme alors le « pistolet de Brigitte Bardot », présenté comme procurant à l’animal une mort instantanée et sans qu’il ait le temps de ressentir de la douleur. Le pistolet d’abattage sera généralisé dans tous les abattoirs conventionnés de France en 1972

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Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate, Kramer vs. Kramer, Rain Man, As They Made Us) opens up about his childhood, his time working as an attendant in a psychiatric facility, and going to acting school with fellow legendary actors Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall.

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Modern Family TV Show


Modern Family, ou Famille moderne au Québec, est une série télévisée américaine en 250 épisodes de 22 minutes créée par Christopher Lloyd II et Steven Levitan, et diffusée entre le 23 septembre 2009 et le 8 avril 2020 sur le réseau ABC et en simultané au Canada sur Citytv puis sur le réseau Global pour la onzième saison

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Modern Family, ou Famille moderne au Québec, est une série télévisée américaine en 250 épisodes de 22 minutes créée par Christopher Lloyd II et Steven Levitan, et diffusée entre le 23 septembre 2009 et le 8 avril 2020 sur le réseau ABC et en simultané au Canada sur Citytv puis sur le réseau Global pour la onzième saison. Elle a le format de documentaire parodique dans lequel les personnages regardent parfois la caméra, brisant le quatrième mur, et les événements sont décrits lorsqu’ils se déroulent par les personnages à leur façon après montage. Sa filiation avec la série française Fais pas ci, fais pas ça est sujette à controverse, les producteurs de cette dernière affirmant avoir eu la primeur de l’idée.

En France, la série est diffusée depuis le 20 septembre 2010 sur Paris Première (saisons 1 et 2), le 20 juin 2012 sur M6, depuis le 8 mars 2014 sur W9 (saisons 1 et 4)et depuis le 23 février 2015 sur 6ter, au Québec, depuis le 11 janvier 2012 sur Télé-Québecet en Belgique, depuis le 17 septembre 2011 sur RTL TVI et sur Q2 et sur Netflix.

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Modern Family is an American family sitcom television series created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan for the American Broadcasting Company. It ran for 11 seasons, from September 23, 2009, to April 8, 2020. It follows the lives of three diverse family set-ups in suburban Los Angeles, linked by patriarch Jay Pritchett.

Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan conceived the series while sharing stories of their own “modern families”. Modern Family employs an ensemble cast and is presented in mockumentary style, with the characters frequently speaking directly to the camera in confessional interview segments.

The series was renewed for an eleventh and final season on February 5, 2019, which premiered on September 25, 2019. The series finale aired on April 8, 2020.

Modern Family was acclaimed by critics throughout its first few seasons. Its critical reception became more mixed as it progressed, but it maintained a loyal fan base throughout its 11 seasons and was continuously popular. The final season received generally positive reviews, and the finale episode had 7.37 million first-run viewers. The retrospective documentary that aired before the final episode had 6.72 million first-run viewers.

The show won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in each of its first five years and the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series four times, twice each for Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell, as well as the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series twice for Julie Bowen. It won a total of 22 Emmy awards from 75 nominations. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2011.

The broadcast syndication rights to the series were sold to NBCUniversal’s USA Network, the stations of Fox Television Stations, and various other local stations in other markets for a fall 2013 premiere. The success of the series led to it being the 10th-highest revenue-generating show for 2012, earning $2.13 million an episode.

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The Adam Project


The Adam Project is a 2022 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Shawn Levy from a screenplay written by Jonathan TropperT.S. NowlinJennifer Flackett, and Mark Levin. It stars Ryan ReynoldsMark RuffaloJennifer Garner, Walker Scobell, Catherine Keener, and Zoe Saldaña. The plot follows a pilot who goes back in time and encounters his younger self.

Production on the film first began in 2012 with Tom Cruise attached to star. The film then fell into development hell until Netflix acquired the distribution rights. Filming commenced in November 2020 and wrapped in March 2021. The film was released on Netflix on March 10, 2022, and received generally positive reviews from critics.

In a dystopian 2050, fighter pilot Adam Reed steals his time jet and escapes through time on a rescue mission to 2018. However, he accidentally crash-lands in 2022 instead where Adam meets his 12-year-old self who is struggling with the recent death of their father Louis in a car accident. Adam reluctantly enlists his younger self’s help to repair his jet and reveals that he is looking for his wife, Laura, who was supposedly killed in a crash while on a mission to 2018.

Adam is being chased by Maya Sorian, the leader of the dystopian world and her lieutenant Christos who attempt to apprehend Adam and take him back to 2050. The Adams are rescued by Laura who reveals that she had escaped an assassination attempt on her and was left stranded in the past. Laura had learned that Sorian had traveled back in time and altered the past in order to give herself control of time travel and the future. Laura urges Adam to travel back to 2018 and destroy time travel, which was created by his father Louis, in order to set things right and save the future. Sorian attacks and Laura sacrifices herself so that the two Adams can escape. Chased by Sorian and with only enough power left for one time jump, Adam and his younger self jump back to 2018.

In 2018, the two Adams attempt to enlist Louis’ help, but he refuses out of concern for the scientific impact on the timestream. The younger Adam confronts his future self about his bitterness and anger and realizes that the source of it is his lingering pain over their father’s death. As the two launch an attack to destroy Louis’ particle accelerator, Louis changes his mind and joins the mission, having them instead retrieve the hard drive containing the only copy of his algorithm that enables time travel. A battle erupts between the Adams, Louis, Sorian, her younger self, Sorian’s soldiers and Christos, resulting in the particle accelerator overloading. Sorian attempts to shoot Louis with an armor-piercing bullet, but the magnetic field of the accelerator instead diverts the round, causing it to kill the younger Sorian, erasing the future Sorian from existence as the Reeds flee.

With time travel destroyed and the future set right, Louis chooses not to learn of his own fate and enjoys a game of catch with both versions of his son before the Adams are returned to their own times. In 2022, Adam lets go of his bitterness and anger and reconciles with his mother whom he has been distant with ever since Louis’ death. Years later, an adult and much happier Adam meets Laura for the first time in a situation mirroring their first meeting in the original timeline.

  • Ryan Reynolds as Adam Reed, a time pilot who risks his life to try and uncover the truth behind his wife’s disappearance
    • Walker Scobell as young Adam Reed, a bullied 12-year-old who suffers from asthma
  • Mark Ruffalo as Louis Reed, Adam’s father and a brilliant quantum physicist who wrote the algorithm necessary for controlled time travel
  • Jennifer Garner as Ellie Reed, Adam’s mother
  • Catherine Keener as Maya Sorian, a businesswoman who funded Louis’ research and later took advantage of his death to monopolize it for her own benefit and create a future where she is the most powerful woman in the world. Keener also portrays her younger self through de-aging
  • Zoe Saldaña as Laura, Adam’s wife and a fellow time pilot left stranded in 2018 after a failed attempt on her life
  • Alex Mallari Jr. as Christos, Adam and Laura’s former colleague, now a ruthless security enforcer employed by Sorian

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I dream of Jeannie


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I Dream of Jeannie is an American fantasy sitcom television series, created by Sidney Sheldon, starring Barbara Eden as a sultry, 2,000-year-old genie and Larry Hagman, as an astronaut with whom she falls in love and eventually marries. Produced by Screen Gems, the show originally aired for 139 episodes over five seasons, from September 18, 1965, to May 26, 1970, on NBC.

In the pilot episode, “The Lady in the Bottle“, astronaut Captain Tony Nelson, United States Air Force, is on a space flight when his one-man capsule Stardust One comes down far from the planned recovery area, near a deserted island in the South Pacific. On the beach, Tony notices a strange bottle that rolls by itself. When he rubs it after removing the stopper, smoke starts shooting out and a Persian-speaking female genie materializes and kisses Tony on the lips, shocking him.

They cannot understand each other until Tony expresses his wish that Jeannie (a homophone of genie) could speak English, which she then does. Then, per his instructions, she “blinks” and causes a recovery helicopter to show up to rescue Tony, who is so grateful, he tells her she is free, but Jeannie, who has fallen in love with Tony at first sight after being trapped for 2,000 years, re-enters her bottle and rolls it into Tony’s duffel bag so she can accompany him back home. One of the first things Jeannie does, in a subsequent episode, is break up Tony’s engagement to his commanding general’s daughter, Melissa, who, along with that particular general, is never seen or mentioned again. Producer Sidney Sheldon realized the romantic triangle between Jeannie, Tony, and Melissa would not pan out in the long run.

Tony at first keeps Jeannie in her bottle most of the time, but he finally relents and allows her to enjoy a life of her own. However, her life is devoted mostly to his, and most of their existential problems stem from her love for him and her often-misguided efforts to please him, even when he does not want her assistance. His efforts to cover up Jeannie’s antics, because of his fear that he would be dismissed from the space program if her existence were known, brings him to the attention of NASA’s resident psychiatrist, U.S. Air Force Colonel Dr. Alfred Bellows. In a running gag, Dr. Bellows tries over and over to prove to his superiors that Tony is either crazy or hiding something, but he is always foiled (“He’s done it to me again!”) and Tony’s job remains secure. A frequently used plot device is that Jeannie loses her powers when she is confined in a closed space. She is unable to leave her bottle when it is corked, and under certain circumstances, the next person who removes the cork becomes her new master. A multiple-episode story arc involves Jeannie (in miniature) becoming trapped in a safe when it is accidentally locked.

Tony’s best friend and fellow astronaut, United States Army Corps of Engineers Captain Roger Healey, does not know about Jeannie’s magic for the first 16 episodes, although they meet in episode 12. When Roger finds out she is a genie, he steals her bottle, temporarily becoming her master. Roger is often shown as girl-crazy or scheming to make a quick buck. He occasionally has hopes of claiming Jeannie so he can use her to have a lavish lifestyle or gain beautiful girlfriends, but overall he is respectful that Tony is Jeannie’s master. Both Tony and Roger are promoted to the rank of major late in the first season. In later seasons, Roger’s role is retconned to portray him knowing about Jeannie from the beginning (i.e., to him having been with Tony on the space flight that touched down, and thus having seen Jeannie introduce herself to Tony).

Jeannie’s evil fraternal twin sister, mentioned in a second-season episode (also named Jeannie – since, as Barbara Eden’s character explains it, all female genies are named Jeannie — and also portrayed by Barbara Eden, in a brunette wig), proves to have a mean streak starting in the third season (as in her initial appearance in “Jeannie or the Tiger?”), repeatedly trying to steal Tony for herself, with her as the real “master”. Her final attempt in the series comes shortly after Tony and Jeannie are married, with a ploy involving a man played by Barbara Eden’s real-life husband at the time, Michael Ansara (in a kind of in-joke, while Jeannie’s sister pretends to be attracted to him, she privately scoffs at him). The evil sister wears a green costume, with a skirt rather than pantaloons.

Early in the fifth season, Jeannie is called upon by her uncle Sully (Jackie Coogan) to become queen of their family’s native country, Basenji. Tony inadvertently gives grave offense to Basenji national pride in their feud with neighboring Kasja. To regain favor, Tony is required by Sully to marry Jeannie and to avenge Basenji’s honor by killing the ambassador from Kasja when he visits NASA. After Sully puts Tony through an ordeal of nearly killing the ambassador, Tony responds in a fit of anger that he is fed up with Sully and his cohorts and he would not marry Jeannie even if she were “the last genie on earth”. Hearing this, Jeannie bitterly leaves Tony and returns to Basenji. With Jeannie gone, Tony realizes how deeply he loves her. He flies to Basenji to win Jeannie back. Upon their return, Tony introduces Jeannie as his fiancée. She dresses as a modern American woman in public. This changed the show’s premise: hiding Jeannie’s magical abilities rather than her existence. This, however, contradicts what is revealed in “The Birds and Bees Bit”, in which it is claimed that upon marriage a genie loses all of her magical powers.

Recurring

  • Barton MacLane as General Martin Peterson (seasons 1–4, 35 episodes)
  • Emmaline Henry as Amanda Bellows (seasons 2–5, 34 episodes)
  • Philip Ober as Brig. Gen. Wingard Stone (season 1, episodes 1 and 4)
  • Karen Sharpe as Melissa Stone (season 1, episodes 1 and 4)
  • Henry Corden as Jeannie’s father (season 1, episode 2)
  • Abraham Sofaer as Haji, master of all the genies (seasons 2–3)
  • Vinton Hayworth as Maj. Gen. Winfield Schaeffer (seasons 4–5)
  • Michael Ansara as The Blue Djinn (season 2, episode 1), also as King Kamehameha (season 3, episode 19), last as Major Biff Jellico (season 5 episode 12) and directed “One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind” (season 5 episode 25)
  • Barbara Eden as Jeannie’s evil fraternal twin sister, Jeannie II (seasons 3–5)

The role of Jeannie’s mother was played by several actresses:

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Benny Hill


Alfred Hawthorne “Benny” Hill (21 January 1924 – 20 April 1992) was an English actor, comedian, singer and writer. He is remembered for his television programme The Benny Hill Show, an amalgam of slapstick, burlesque and double entendre in a format that included live comedy and filmed segments, with Hill at the focus of almost every segment.

Hill was a prominent figure in British culture for nearly four decades. His show proved to be one of the great success stories of television comedy and was among the most-watched programmes in the UK, with the audience peaking at more than 21 million in 1971. The Benny Hill Show was also exported to half the countries around the world. He received a BAFTA Television Award for Best Writer, a Rose d’Or, and was nominated for the BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance and two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety. In 2006, Hill was voted by the British public number 17 in ITV’s poll of TV’s 50 Greatest Stars.

Outside of television, Hill starred in films including the Ealing comedy Who Done It? (1956), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and The Italian Job (1969). His comedy song “Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)” was 1971’s Christmas number one on the UK Singles Chart, and he received an Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors in 1972.

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DAVE


Dave, nom de scène de Wouter Otto Levenbach, né le 4 mai 1944 à Amsterdam, est un chanteur néerlandais. Il commence sa carrière en 1963 et connaît le succès dans les années 1970 avec des chansons francophones comme Vanina et Du côté de chez Swann. Il se consacre plus nettement ces dernières années à la présentation ou à l’animation d’émissions de télévision, principalement en France.

Dave : Vanina

Wouter Otto Levenbach apprend à 14 ans à jouer de la guitare et du piano avec sa mère. Il est alors très influencé musicalement par les Everly Brothers. Il n’a pas d’idole mais aime écouter Gene Pitney et Roy Orbison. Au même âge, il obtient son premier boulot d’été et travaille dans une imprimerie non loin de sa ville d’Amsterdam. Sa mission est de fabriquer des pochettes plastiques destinées à protéger des albums 33 tours.

À 16 ans, il envisage de faire des études de théologie. Il entame des études de droit pour être celui qu’on écoute.

Dave : Laura mon coeur est malade

Bien qu’étudiant, il choisit en 1965 à 21 ans de ne pas s’engager dans la vague « provo » (équivalent néerlandais de Mai 68). Passionné par la mer et les rivières (il tient cela de son grand-père), il quitte les Pays-Bas, à l’automne, par les canaux et atteint Marseille en France, sur un bateau à fond plat, avec 1 000 florins en poche (de quoi vivre à peu près deux mois).

Outre le néerlandais, il parle couramment le français, l’anglais, l’italien et l’allemand.

Deux ans auparavant, en 1963, à 19 ans, il enregistre à Londres au Royaume-Uni son tout premier 45 tours. Il sera commercialisé en 1964, uniquement aux Pays-Bas avec pour nom de scène Dave Rich, qu’il raccourcira plus tard en Dave. Il démarre au Boucanier de Lydie Bastien au 11 rue Jules-Chaplain dans le quartier Notre-Dame-des-Champs, à Paris, en France.

En 1968, il commence sa carrière grâce à Eddie Barclay qu’il vient de rencontrer à Saint-Tropez (Var).

En 1969, il participe à la sélection néerlandaise pour le Concours Eurovision de la chanson. Sa chanson Niets Gaat Zo Snel (qu’on pourrait traduire par Rien ne va aussi vite), termine troisième sur dix candidats. La même année, il rencontre Mick Micheyl, avec qui il écrira Le long des quais, et représente les Pays-Bas à la Coupe d’Europe du tour de chant.

Dave

En 1971, il participe à la comédie musicale Godspell qui connaîtra un franc succès jusqu’en 1974. C’est là qu’il fait notamment la connaissance de Daniel Auteuil qui devient son meilleur ami. Parallèlement, il se produit dans de nombreux cabarets parisiens, notamment Chez ma Cousine, sous l’impulsion de son propriétaire d’alors, le chanteur François Deguelt qui croit en son talent

C’est en 1974 qu’il sort Trop beau, reprise du tube Sugar Baby Love des Rubettes, puis Vanina (plus d’un million de 45 tours vendus) adaptée par Patrick Loiseau du Runaway de Del Shannon, il devient alors célèbre dans différents pays francophones et en France.

En 1975 sortent Mon cœur est malade puis Dansez maintenant. Son premier album est publié à la fin de cette même année, en même temps que Du côté de chez Swann.

Dave : Dansez maintenant

En 1978, sa Lettre à Hélène est un nouveau succès tout comme Comment ne pas être amoureux de vous. En 1979, il sort Allô Elisa : Maritie et Gilbert Carpentier lui consacrent un grand Numéro Un.

En 1980, Dave fait ses débuts au cinéma où il joue son propre rôle dans L’Esprit de famille de Jean-Pierre Blanc, dont il signe la musique. En 1982, il réitère l’expérience pour la télévision dans le feuilleton en 6 épisodes Dickie-Roi, d’après le roman de Françoise Mallet-Joris.

En 1993 sort un nouvel album du chanteur éponyme. Puis en 1994, il fait son retour, amorcé par le succès de sa compilation sortie en 1994 (plus de 200 000 ventes). Il peut alors enregistrer un nouvel album inédit intitulé Toujours le même bleu ; le single extrait de cet album lui permet de renouer avec les hit-parades. Dès cette époque-là, il ne fait plus secret de sa bisexualité.

En 1994, il fait un caméo dans La Cité de la peur, le film des Nuls.

En 1996, il tourne une publicité pour le fromage de son pays, les Pays-Bas (“Il paraît que Dave n’aime pas les dames” / “Dave aime l’édam”). Dans la première année de l’émission française, Salut les Chouchous sur TF1, il devient animateur de télé aux côtés de Sheila, puis seul l’année suivante.

À la demande des éditions Lattès, il sort une autobiographie intitulée Du côté de chez moi suivie d’un album Dave classique, réalisation d’un de ses vieux rêves : enregistrer quelques-uns des grands thèmes de la musique classique.

Dave : Du côté de chez Swann

Dave : Du côté de chez Swann

Pour la chaine de télévision France 3, il commente, en direct et en duo avec Marc-Olivier Fogiel, deux éditions du concours Eurovision de la chanson : le 12 mai 2001 en direct de Copenhague (Danemark) et le 25 mai 2002 en direct de Tallinn (Estonie). En 2001, 2002, 2004 et 2005, il co-présente l’émission Domino Day avec Denis Brogniart et Flavie Flament en prime-time sur TF1.

En 2003, il sort un livre Soit dit en passant… mes années paillettes5, sur la vie d’une vedette de variétés dans les années 1970. L’auteur y évoque l’époque des succès tels que Du côté de chez Swann ou Vanina, mais aussi son brusque déclin au début des années 1980 puis son retour, notamment sur les plateaux de télé. Il y révèle également l’histoire d’amour qui l’unit depuis plus de trente ans à son parolier et compagnon Patrick Loiseau, lequel intervient également dans l’ouvrage pour apporter sa vision des faits. Au cours de cette même année, il participe à l’Olympia à la Rose d’Or 2003 aux côtés de Nicole Croisille et d’Esther Galil.

Dave

En 2006, il sort, sous le nom de Dave Levenbach, un nouvel album : Tout le plaisir a été pour moi. Le 16 avril 2007, il sort un album live, Dave refait un tour reprenant les chansons de ses concerts donnés à l’Européen en 2006.

L’été 2009, il anime sur Europe 1 en compagnie d’Aline Afanoukoé, une émission sur les 25 ans du Top 50, tous les après-midi de 14h30 à 16h. Le 30 juillet 2009 sur Arte, il participe à une rétrospective des années 1980 appelée Nighting eighties au cours de laquelle il reprend des chansons de Eurythmics (Sweet dreams) et A-ha (Take on me) avec des arrangements d’Albin de la Simone.

En 2010, Dave participe à la nouvelle campagne de Old Dutch Master, les fromages hollandais. Dans une série de spots publicitaires, Dave joue finement avec le vieux maître hollandais.

Le 6 avril 2010, il se produit à l’Olympia à Paris.

En 2010, il devient l’un des jurés de l’émission de télé-crochet La France a un incroyable talent sur M6 aux côtés de Gilbert Rozon et de Sophie Edelstein.

En 2011, il fait à nouveau partie du jury de Incroyable talent, apparaît en guest-star du clip Coming out du groupe les Fatals Picards, et un nouvel album intitulé Blue-eyed Soul sort en fin novembre 2011. Dave y reprend ses plus grands succès, réorchestrés dans le style soul des labels Motown et Stax.

Fin 2011 – début 2012, il anime avec Sandrine Corman la série d’émissions Les années 80 : le retourLes années 90 : le retour et Les années 2000 : le retour sur M6.

Dave : vanina

En 2013, il est l’invité d’honneur et parrain de la huitième saison de la tournée Âge tendre, la tournée des idoles.

En mai 2014, Dave est sur la scène de l’Olympia de Paris pour y fêter ses 70 ans. Le même mois, il annonce qu’il quitte, avec les jurées Sophie Edelstein, Andrée Deissenberg et l’animatrice Sandrine Corman, La France a un incroyable talent sur M6.

Du 7 septembre 2014 au 16 mai 2016, il présente l’émission de divertissement Du côté de chez Dave le dimanche sur France 3, qui remplace Les Chansons d’abord présentée par Natasha St-Pier.

Il est, à partir du 18 octobre 2014, l’une des vedettes de la tournée Rendez-vous avec les Stars 2014-2015.

Les 4 et 5 décembre 2015, il anime le Téléthon avec Sophie Davant.

À partir du 4 septembre 2016, il co-anime aux côtés de Wendy Bouchard une nouvelle émission culturelle intitulée Même le dimanche, chaque dimanche sur France 3 à 13 h 35.

À partir du 12 janvier 2018, il participe à la tournée Âge tendre, la tournée des idoles, aux côtés notamment de SheilaNicolettaMichèle Torr, ou encore Dick Rivers. Auparavant, il participe à la croisière organisée par la tournée, en novembre 2017.

En janvier 2018, il fait son retour à la télévision sur la chaîne thématique Melody pour présenter l’émission Les parents du petit écran.

En 2020, il participe à l’émission Mask Singer. Caché sous un costume de hibou samouraï, il est le cinquième éliminé sur douze participants.

En 2021, il participe à Fort Boyard en compagnie de Jérémy Frérot, Carinne Teyssandier, Elsa Fayer, Vincent Blier et Paul El Kharrat.

Le 25 janvier 2022, le chanteur est victime d’une “lourde chute”, quelques heures seulement après avoir donné une interview à Nikos Aliagas dans la cadre de l’émission 50 min Inside Depuis, il a été hospitalisé mais ses jours ne furent pas en danger

Dave : Photo4 “le progrès”

Sources : Wikipedia / youtube / Photo4 source “le progrès

They were… They are


They are stars

We know them as we saw them in the movies.

But time has passed and everyone is changing.

Here how we knew them
Here they are now mature and greater than before

 

ABBA

ABBA

ABBA

 

 

ART GARFUNKEL (Simon and Garfunkel 

ART AND GARFUNKEL

ART AND GARFUNKEL

 

 

BARBARA EDEN 

Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden

 

 

BARRY GIBB  (Bee Gees )

barry gibb bee gees

barry gibb bee gees

 

 

BOB DYLAN

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

 

 

CAT STEVENS

cat stevens

cat stevens

 

 

DAVID MC CALLUM

David Mc Callum

David Mc Callum

 

 

HARISON FORD

Harison Ford

Harison Ford

 

 

JOAN BAEZ

Joan baez

Joan baez

 

 

JULIE ANDREWS

JULIE ANDREWS

JULIE ANDREWS

 

SOUND OF MUSIC TEAM  ( Von Trapp family in movie)

Sound of music team

Sound of music team

 

 

PAUL ANKA

PAUL ANKA

PAUL ANKA

 

 

LEE  AAKER ( Aka RUSTY in RINTINTIN )

LEE AAKER AKA RUSTY in RINTINTIN

LEE AAKER AKA RUSTY in RINTINTIN

 

 

TOM HANKS

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

 

 

TOM JONES

TOM JONES

TOM JONES

 

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SOPHIA LOREN




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Sofia Villani Scicolone born 20 September 1934), known professionally as Sophia Loren is an Italian film actress and singer. She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career at age 16 in 1950. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.

Her talents as an actress were not recognized until her performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women (1961); Loren’s performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the first thespian to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance.

She holds the record for having earned six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress: Two Women; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963); Marriage Italian Style (1964) (for which she was nominated for a second Oscar); Sunflower (1970); The Voyage (1974); and A Special Day (1977).

After starting a family in the early 1970s, Loren chose to make only occasional film appearances. Most recently, she has appeared in American films such as Grumpier Old Men (1995) and Nine (2009).

Aside from the Academy Award, she has won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award), a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Honorary Academy Award in 1991.

In 1995, she received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards. In 1999, Loren was named by the American Film Institute the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema, and she is currently the only living actress on the list.

Sofia Villani Scicolone was born on 20 September 1934 in the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy,  the daughter of Romilda Villani (1910–1991) and Riccardo Scicolone, a construction engineer of noble descent (Loren wrote in her autobiography that she is entitled to call herself the Marquess of Licata Scicolone Murillo).

Loren’s father Riccardo Scicolone refused to marry Villani,  leaving the piano teacher and aspiring actress without financial support. Loren met with her father three times, at age five, age seventeen and in 1976 at his deathbed, citing that she forgave him but had never forgotten the abandonment of her mother.

Loren’s parents had another child together, her sister Maria, in 1938. Loren has two younger paternal half-brothers, Giuliano and Giuseppe. Romilda, Sofia, and Maria lived with Loren’s grandmother in Pozzuoli, near Naples.

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During the Second World War, the harbour and munitions plant in Pozzuoli was a frequent bombing target of the Allies. During one raid, as Loren ran to the shelter, she was struck by shrapnel and wounded in the chin. After that, the family moved to Naples, where they were taken in by distant relatives.

After the war, Loren and her family returned to Pozzuoli. Loren’s grandmother Luisa opened a pub in their living room, selling homemade cherry liquor. Romilda Villani played the piano, Maria sang, and Loren waited on tables and washed dishes. The place was popular with the American GIs stationed nearby.

At age 15, Loren as Sofia Lazzaro entered the Miss Italia 1950 beauty pageant and was assigned as Candidate #2, being one to the four sharing contestants representing the Lazio region.

She was selected as one of the last three finalists and won the title of “Miss Elegance 1950” , while Liliana Cardinale won the title of “Miss Cinema” and Anna Maria Bugliari won the grand title of Miss Italia. She returned in 2001 as president of the jury for the 61st edition of the pageant. In 2010, Loren crowned the 71st Miss Italia pageant winner.

1951–1953 as Sofia Scicolone, and as Sofia Lazzaro

At age 17, as Sofia Lazzaro, she enrolled in acting class and was selected as an uncredited extra in Mervyn LeRoy’s 1951 film Quo Vadis (1951), filmed when she was 17 years old.

That same year, she appeared in Italian film Era lui… sì! sì!, where she played an odalisque, and was credited as Sofia Lazzaro. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, including the La Favorita (1952).

Carlo Ponti changed her name and public image to appeal to a wider audience as Sophia Loren, being a twist on the name of the Swedish actress Märta Torén and suggested by Goffredo Lombardo. Her first starring role was in Aida (1953), for which she received critical acclaim.

After playing the lead role in Two Nights with Cleopatra (1953), her breakthrough role was in The Gold of Naples (1954), directed by Vittorio De Sica. Too Bad She’s Bad, also released in 1954, and (La Bella Mugnaia) (1955) became the first of many films in which Loren co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni.

Over the next three years, she acted in many films, including Scandal in Sorrento, Lucky to Be a Woman, Boy on a Dolphin, Legend of the Lost and The Pride and the Passion.

Loren became an international film star following her five-picture contract with Paramount Pictures in 1958.

Among her films at this time were Desire Under the Elms with Anthony Perkins, based upon the Eugene O’Neill play; Houseboat, a romantic comedy co-starring Cary Grant; and George Cukor’s Heller in Pink Tights, in which she appeared as a blonde for the first time.

In 1960, she starred in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women, a stark, gritty story of a mother who is trying to protect her 12-year-old daughter in war-torn Italy.

The two end up gang-raped inside a church as they travel back to their home city following cessation of bombings there.

Originally cast as the daughter, Loren fought against type and was eventually cast as the mother (actress Eleonora Brown would portray the daughter). Loren’s performance earned her many awards, including the Cannes Film Festival’s best performance prize, and an Academy Award for Best Actress, the first major Academy Award for a non-English-language performance or to an Italian actress.

She won 22 international awards for Two Women. The film was extremely well received by critics and a huge commercial success.

Though proud of this accomplishment, Loren did not show up to this award, citing fear of fainting at the award ceremony.

Nevertheless, Cary Grant telephoned her in Rome the next day to inform her of the Oscar award.[citation needed]

During the 1960s, Loren was one of the most popular actresses in the world, and continued to make films in the United States and Europe, starring with prominent leading men. In 1964, her career reached its pinnacle when she received $1 million to appear in The Fall of the Roman Empire.

In 1965, she received a second Academy Award nomination for her performance in Marriage Italian-Style.

Drawing of Loren by Nicholas Volpe after she won an Oscar for Two Women (1961)

Among Loren’s best-known films of this period are Samuel Bronston’s epic production of El Cid (1961) with Charlton Heston, The Millionairess (1960) with Peter Sellers,

It Started in Naples (1960) with Clark Gable, Vittorio De Sica’s triptych Yesterday,

Today and Tomorrow (1963) with Marcello Mastroianni,

Peter Ustinov’s Lady L (1965) with Paul Newman,

the 1966 classic Arabesque with Gregory Peck, and Charlie Chaplin’s final film

, A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) with Marlon Brando.

Loren received four Golden Globe Awards between 1964 and 1977 as “World Film Favorite – Female”

1970–1988

Loren worked less after becoming a mother. During the next decade, most of her roles were in Italian features.

During the 1970s, she was paired with Richard Burton in the last De Sica-directed film, The Voyage (1974), and a remake of the film Brief Encounter (1974).

The film had its premiere on US television on 12 November 1974 as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series on NBC. In 1976, she starred in The Cassandra Crossing.

It fared extremely well internationally, and was a respectable box office success in US market.

She co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni in Ettore Scola’s A Special Day (1977). This movie was nominated for 11 international awards such as two Oscars (best actor in leading role, best foreign picture).

It won a Golden Globe Award and a César Award for best foreign movie. Loren’s performance was awarded with a David di Donatello Award, the seventh in her career. The movie was extremely well received by American reviewers and became a box office hit.

Following this success, Loren starred in an American thriller Brass Target.

This movie received mixed reviews, although it was moderately successful in the United States and internationally.

In 1978, she won her fourth Golden Globe for “world film favorite”.

Other movies of this decade were Academy award nominee Sunflower (1970), which was a critical success, and Arthur Hiller’s Man of La Mancha (1972), which was a critical and commercial failure despite being nominated for several awards, including two Golden Globes. O’Toole and James Coco were nominated for two NBR awards, in addition the NBR listed Man of La Mancha in its best ten pictures of 1972 list.

In 1980, after the international success of the biography Sophia Loren: Living and Loving, Her Own Story by A. Hotchner, Loren portrayed herself and her mother in a made-for-television biopic adaptation of her autobiography, Sophia Loren: Her Own Story. Ritza Brown and Chiara Ferrari each portrayed the younger Loren.

In 1981, she became the first female celebrity to launch her own perfume, ‘Sophia’, and a brand of eyewear soon followed.

In 1982, while in Italy, she made headlines after serving an 18-day prison sentence on tax evasion charges – a fact that failed to hamper her popularity or career.

In fact, Bill Moore, then employed at Pickle Packers International advertising department, sent her a pink pickle-shaped trophy for being “the prettiest lady in the prettiest pickle”. In 2013, the supreme court of Italy cleared her of the charges.

She acted infrequently during the 1980s and in 1981 turned down the role of Alexis Carrington in the television series Dynasty.

Although she was set to star in 13 episodes of CBS’s Falcon Crest in 1984 as Angela Channing’s half-sister Francesca Gioberti, negotiations fell through at the last moment and the role went to Gina Lollobrigida instead. Loren preferred devoting more time to raising her sons.

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Later career

In 1991, Loren received the Academy Honorary Award for her contributions to world cinema and was declared “one of the world cinema’s treasures”. In 1995, she received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.

She presented Federico Fellini with his honorary Oscar in April 1993. In 2009, Loren stated on Larry King Live that Fellini had planned to direct her in a film shortly before his death in 1993.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Loren was selective about choosing her films and ventured into various areas of business, including cookbooks, eyewear, jewelry, and perfume.

She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Robert Altman’s film Ready to Wear (1994), co-starring Julia Roberts.

In 1994, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California Walk of Stars was dedicated to her.

In Grumpier Old Men (1995), Loren played a femme fatale opposite Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, and Ann-Margret.

The film was a box-office success and became Loren’s biggest US hit in years.

At the 20th Moscow International Film Festival in 1997, she was awarded an Honorable Prize for contribution to cinema. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Loren among the greatest female stars of Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.

In 2001, Loren received a Special Grand Prix of the Americas Award at the Montreal World Film Festival for her body of work.She filmed two projects in Canada during this time: the independent film Between Strangers (2002), directed by her son Edoardo and co-starring Mira Sorvino, and the television miniseries Lives of the Saints (2004).

In 2009, after five years off the set and 14 years since she starred in a prominent US theatrical film, Loren starred in Rob Marshall’s film version of Nine, based on the Broadway musical that tells the story of a director whose midlife crisis causes him to struggle to complete his latest film;

he is forced to balance the influences of numerous formative women in his life, including his deceased mother. Loren was Marshall’s first and only choice for the role.

The film also stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Penélope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, and Nicole Kidman. As a part of the cast, she received her first nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

In 2010, Loren played her own mother in a two-part Italian television miniseries about her early life, directed by Vittorio Sindoni with Margareth Madè as Loren, entitled La Mia Casa È Piena di Specchi , based on the memoir by her sister Maria.

In July 2013, Loren made her film comeback in an Italian adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play The Human Voice (La Voce Umana), which charts the breakdown of a woman who is left by her lover – with her youngest son, Edoardo Ponti, as director.

Filming took under a month during July in various locations in Italy, including Rome and Naples. It was Loren’s first significant feature film since Nine.

Loren received a star on 16 November 2017, at Almeria Walk of Fame due to his intervention in Bianco, rosso e…. She received the Almería Tierra de Cine award.

In September 1999, Loren filed a lawsuit against 79 adult websites for posting altered nude photos of her on the internet.

Loren is a Roman Catholic. Her primary residence has been in Geneva, Switzerland, since late 2006. She also owns homes in Naples and Rome.

Loren is an ardent fan of the football club S.S.C. Napoli. In May 2007, when the team was third in Serie B, she (then age 72) told the Gazzetta dello Sport that she would do a striptease if the team won.

HOUSEBOAT MOVIE
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Affair with Cary Grant

Loren and Cary Grant co-starred in Houseboat (1958). Grant’s wife Betsy Drake wrote the original script, and Grant originally intended that she would star with him.

After he began an affair with Loren while filming The Pride and the Passion (1957), Grant arranged for Loren to take Drake’s place with a rewritten script for which Drake did not receive credit.

The affair ended in bitterness before The Pride and the Passion’s filming ended, causing problems on the Houseboat set.

Grant hoped to resume the relationship, but Loren agreed to marry Carlo Ponti, instead.

Marriage and family

Loren first met Ponti in 1950, when she was 16 and he was 37.

Though Ponti had been long separated from his first wife, Giuliana, he was not legally divorced when Loren married him by proxy (two male lawyers stood in for them) in Mexico on 17 September 1957.

The couple had their marriage annulled in 1962 to escape bigamy charges, but continued to live together.

In 1965, they became French citizens after their application was approved by then French President Georges Pompidou. Ponti then obtained a divorce from Giuliana in France, allowing him to marry Loren on 9 April 1966.

They had two children, Carlo Ponti Jr., born on 29 December 1968, and Edoardo Ponti, born on 6 January 1973.Loren’s daughters-in-law are Sasha Alexander and Andrea Meszaros. Loren has four grandchildren. Loren remained married to Carlo Ponti until his death on 10 January 2007 of pulmonary complications.

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In 1962, Loren’s sister Maria married the youngest son of Benito Mussolini, Romano, with whom she had two daughters, Alessandra, a national conservative Italian politician, and Elisabetta.

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young and adult


Here is a series of photos (sources Ardegelink) of actresses and actors young and adult, side by side

I Dream of Jeannie with Barbra Eden


RADIO SATELLITE

In the pilot episode, “The Lady in the Bottle”, astronaut Captain Tony Nelson,United States Air Force, is on a space flight when hisone-man capsuleStardust Onecomes down far from the planned recovery area, near a deserted island in theSouth Pacific.

I DREAM OF JEANNIE

On the beach, Tony notices a strange bottle that rolls by itself. When he rubs it after removing the stopper, smoke starts shooting out and aPersian-speaking female genie materializes and kisses Tony on the lips, shocking him.

They cannot understand each other until Tony expresses his wish that Jeannie (ahomophoneofgenie) could speak English, which she then does. Then, per his instructions, she “blinks” and causes a recovery helicopter to show up to rescue Tony, who is so grateful, he tells her she is free, but Jeannie, who has fallen inlove with Tony at first sightafter being trapped for 2,000 years, re-enters her bottle…

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Laugh with Mr Bean / Riez avec Mr Bean


STARS WHEN YOUNG (Part1)


Some stars when young and even kids.

Rare photos. ( 23 photos for this part 1 ) (One of them is not a hollywood star…But was a star in a way)

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THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES


The Beverly Hillbillies is an American television sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from 1962 to 1971. It had an ensemble cast featuring Buddy EbsenIrene RyanDonna Douglas, and Max Baer Jr. as the Clampetts, a poor, backwoods family from the hills of the Ozarks, who move to posh Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their land.

The show was produced by Filmways and was created by Paul Henning. It was followed by two other Henning-inspired “country cousin” series on CBS: Petticoat Junction and its spin-off Green Acres, which reversed the rags-to-riches, country-to-city model of The Beverly Hillbillies.

The Beverly Hillbillies ranked among the top 20 most-watched programs on television for eight of its nine seasons, ranking as the No. 1 series of the year during its first two seasons, with 16 episodes that still remain among the 100 most-watched television episodes in American history. It accumulated seven Emmy nominations during its run. It remains in syndicated reruns, and its ongoing popularity spawned a 1993 film adaptation by 20th Century Fox.

  • Buddy Ebsen : Jed Clampett
  • Irene Ryan : Daisy Moses
  • Donna Douglas : Elly May Clampett
  • Max Baer Jr. : Jethro Bodine
  • Raymond Bailey : Milburn Drysdale 
  • Nancy Kulp : Jane Hathaway

The travel show BBC


The Travel Show is a BBC travel programme. The new programme launched in 27 April 2013.

Using a network of correspondents in London, Tokyo, Sydney, New York and Kuala Lumpur, the programme aims to provide unique insight into the world of travel. It first aired in the UK in late February, after Winter Olympics coverage, in a Friday morning slot on BBC Two. A Sunday evening slot was also added on the BBC News channel in April 2014 and BBC iPlayer.

THE TRAVEL SHOW BBC. DUBAI
THE TRAVEL SHOW BBC. ISTANBUL
THE TRAVEL SHOW BBC AMSTERDAM
BBC TRAVEL SHOW MAURITIUS ( île Maurice )

Sources Wikipedia & Youtube

PINTEREST PAGE


PINTEREST : RADIOSATELLITE

PINTEREST : STARS OF EGYPT

PINTEREST : COUNTRIES & CITIES

ALSO YOU CAN READ / WATCH

Hold up pour demander son propre argent


(Article could be translated in several languages) Un braquage, comme on dit en anglais ” Hold Up” d’une banque c’est quelque chose que l’on voit dans la vie réelle partout dans le monde. Aussi bien que dans les films et romans. Cependant un “Hold up” d’une banque pour exiger son “propre argent” existant sur son … Continue reading

TONY SHALHOUB / TONY CHALHOUB


Anthony Marc “Tony” Shalhoub (born October 9, 1953), is an American actor. He is known for playing Adrian Monk in the USA Network television series Monk, Antonio Scarpacci in the NBC sitcom Wings and Abe Weissman on Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Shalhoub has also had a successful film career, with roles in films such as Quick Change (1990), Barton Fink (1991), Big Night (1996), Men in BlackGattaca (both 1997), Paulie (1998), The Siege (1998), Galaxy Quest (1999), Spy KidsThirteen GhostsThe Man Who Wasn’t There (all 2001) and 1408 (2007).

MONK

He is widely recognized for his work, having won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, six Screen Actors Guild Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards. For his work on Broadway, Shalhoub has received four Tony Award nominations, winning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Tewfiq Zakaria in The Band’s Visit. He has also provided voice-work for the Cars franchise (2006–2017), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016).

Shalhoub, the ninth of ten children, was born and raised in a Lebanese Maronite Christian household in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Joe, was from Mount Lebanon, and immigrated to the United States, after his own parents, Melhem and Mariam, were both killed during World War I.

MONK
MONK

He was a meat peddler who drove a refrigerated truck. Joe married Shalhoub’s mother, Helen (née Srouji ), a Lebanese-American. The two met when Joe was taken in to be raised by her family, when both were little. One of Shalhoub’s maternal great-great-grandfathers, Abdel Naim, though a Christian Maronite Lebanese, was killed in the Hamidian massacres committed against Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1895. Shalhoub was introduced to acting by an older sister who put his name forward to be an extra in a high school production of The King and I.

After graduating from Green Bay East High School, he spent a short time at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay before participating in the National Student Exchange to the University of Southern Maine where he later transferred and earned a bachelor’s degree. He later went on to earn a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1980. Shalhoub is also fluent in Lebanese.

Shalhoub married actress Brooke Adams in 1992. They have worked together in several films, one episode of Wings, and on BrainDead. Adams has appeared credited as a “Special Guest Star” in five episodes of Monk—”Mr. Monk and the Airplane“, “Mr. Monk’s 100th Case”, “Mr. Monk and the Kid”, “Mr. Monk Visits a Farm”, and “Mr. Monk and the Badge”.

Shalhoub and Adams appeared on Broadway together in the 2010 revival of Lend Me a Tenor. At the time of their wedding, Adams had an adopted daughter, Josie Lynn (born 1989), whom Shalhoub adopted. In 1994, they adopted another daughter, Sophie (born 1993).

Tony’s brother Michael is also an actor who made multiple guest appearances on Monk. He first appears in “Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny”, as a member of a disbanded radical group suspected of involvement in a kidnapping. In “Mr. Monk Bumps His Head”, he plays a Wyoming beekeeper who is annoyed when a suspect crashes a car into his farm. Michael also appears in “Mr. Monk Is the Best Man” as the minister presiding at Leland Stottlemeyer‘s wedding.

In May 2020, Shalhoub revealed that he and his wife Brooke had tested positive for COVID-19 the previous month, remarking that “we really are all Monk now”, and that they had recovered after “a pretty rough few weeks”.

Albert à l’Ouest


Nous avons découvert récemment, un film, pourtant paru en 2014 : ALBERT A L’OUEST

Titre original : A MILLION WAY TO DIE IN THE WEST

Film marrant, comique même.

“Western” en parodie et comédie

Surtout que l’un des acteurs de ce film : LIAM NEESON qui , pour la première fois, sans doute, a joué dans cette catégorie de films de cinéma. En général, Liam Neeson, opte pour des films d’action, de violence, plutôt sérieux ( enfin, dans le sens où ca ne rigole pas).

L’actrice principale : CHARLIZE THERON

L’acteur principal : SETH MAC FARLANE ( producteur et réalisateur du film )

Nous pouvons voir passer DOC BROWN ( Christopher LLOYD ) de passage dans le far west venant du futur ( BACK TO THE FUTURE).

Passage aussi de BILL MAHER qui reproduira , dans le far west, une réplique de ses émissions TV

Pour résumer: Ce film vaut le détour.

Pour vous donner un avant goût, quelques vidéos choisies pour vous dans cet article.

Visionnez les. Ca vaudra le détour

Et si vous avez l’occasion de voir le film ( en DVD ou en VOD ) n’hésitez pas.

Il passe aussi sur les chaines OCS de temps en temps. ( Si vous auriez un abonnement des chaines de ce groupe cinéma)

En 1882, Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) vit dans la ville de Vieille Souche (Old Stump en version originale et québécoise). C’est un éleveur de moutons, plutôt lâche, qui vient de perdre sa petite amie Louise (Amanda Seyfried). Il s’entraîne alors pour devenir un as de la gâchette, avec l’aide d’Anna (Charlize Theron), la femme du célèbre hors-la-loi Clinch (Liam Neeson). Mais les choses se compliquent lorsqu’Albert et Anna tombent amoureux l’un de l’autre..

A million ways to die in the West


We discovered this week a movie from 2014.

A western comedy and parody at times.

We really enjoyed this movie. Laughter assured.

Too bad it didn’t get the success it deserves.

Here are details about this movie ( from Wikipedia and from other sources all reunited her in this article

Training

A Million Ways to Die in the West is a 2014 American Western comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane, who wrote the screenplay with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. The film features an ensemble cast including MacFarlane, Charlize TheronAmanda SeyfriedNeil Patrick HarrisGiovanni RibisiSarah Silverman, and Liam Neeson. The film follows a cowardly frontiersman who gains courage with the help of a female gunfighter and must use his newfound skills in a confrontation with her villainous outlaw husband.

Charlize Theron

Development for A Million Ways to Die in the West began while MacFarlane and co-writers Sulkin and Wild were watching western movies during the development of Ted. Casting was done between December 2012 and March 2013. Filming began on May 6, 2013, in various locations in New Mexico including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and it concluded on August 9 that year. Joel McNeely composed the score.

The film was released on May 30, 2014, in the United States, and distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with criticism for its length. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 7, 2014, and earned more than $15 million in home media sales

THE FAIR

In 1882, in the town of Old Stump, Arizona, timid sheep farmer Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) has broken up with his girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) as a result of his refusal to participate in a gunfight. He prepares to migrate to San Francisco, believing that the frontier offers nothing for him. Meanwhile, infamous outlaw Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson) robs and kills an old prospector (Matt Clark) for a gold nugget. He orders his right-hand man Lewis (Evan Jones) to escort his wife Anna (Charlize Theron) to Old Stump to lie low while he continues his banditry.

A million way to die in the west

Lewis and Anna arrive in Old Stump under the disguise of two siblings intending to build a farm, but Lewis is arrested after shooting the Pastor’s (John Aylward) son in a saloon. During the brawl, Albert saves Anna from being crushed by two of the patrons, and the two become close friends. They attend a county fair where Louise’s new boyfriend, the arrogant Foy (Neil Patrick Harris), challenges Albert to a shooting contest. Albert is defeated, but Anna steps in and defeats Foy. Foy publicly humiliates Albert, who impulsively challenges Foy to a duel in a week’s time to win back Louise. Anna then spends the week teaching Albert how to shoot.

During a barn dance the night before the duel, Anna gives Foy a Mickey. After leaving the dance, Albert and Anna kiss before heading home. Upon breaking out of jail and murdering the sheriff, Lewis observes the kiss and reports it to Clinch. On the day of the duel, Foy arrives late and gets diarrhea from the laxative he had unknowingly drunk. Albert, who has decided that Louise is not worth fighting for, once again forfeits the duel. He retires to the saloon, but Clinch arrives and demands to know who kissed his wife. He reveals that Anna is his wife and threatens to continue killing more people unless his wife’s lover duels him at noon the next day. Later, Clinch confronts Anna by demanding that she reveal Albert’s name and his whereabouts or he will kill her. Before he attempts to have sex with her, she knocks him unconscious with a rock and escapes.

No Sex before marriage she said

Anna returns to Albert’s farm to warn him about Clinch, but he chastises her for lying to him. Clinch, having regained consciousness, tracks down Anna to the farm, but Albert helps her escape, then escapes himself. While fleeing, he is captured by a tribe of Apache Indians, who threaten to burn him alive. The Apaches spare him when he reveals that he can speak their language. They give him a bowl of peyote, which sends him flashing back to his birth and through painful events of his childhood before making him realize that he loves Anna.

Meanwhile, Clinch recaptures Anna in town, but Albert returns to Old Stump and confronts him. He wounds Clinch with a bullet poisoned with rattlesnake venom before his own gun is shot out of his hand, but he manages to stall until Clinch fatally succumbs to the poison. Louise attempts to win back Albert, but he rejects her and instead happily enters a relationship with Anna, who becomes his new wife. Albert also receives a bounty for killing Clinch and uses the money to buy more sheep.

In a pre-credits scene, the proprietor of a racist shooting game called “Runaway Slave” at the fair asks who would like to take a shot. Django Freeman (Jamie Foxx) steps up and shoots the man while commenting that “people die at the fair”.

Seth Mac Farlane and Charlize Theron

Liam Neeson
Bill Maher

Casting

  • Seth MacFarlane as Albert Stark, a wimpy but kind-hearted sheepherder.
    • Mike Salazar as 6-year-old Albert
  • Charlize Theron as Anna Barnes-Leatherwood, Clinch Leatherwood’s rebellious wife, who befriends Albert.
  • Amanda Seyfried as Louise, Albert’s unappreciative ex-girlfriend.
  • Liam Neeson as Clinch Leatherwood, a notorious outlaw and Anna’s abusive husband.
  • Giovanni Ribisi as Edward, Albert’s best friend and Ruth’s boyfriend
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Foy, a wealthy, snobby Old Stump inhabitant and Louise’s current boyfriend.
  • Sarah Silverman as Ruth, Edward’s girlfriend and a prostitute.
  • Christopher Hagen as George Stark, Albert’s abusive father.
  • Wes Studi as Chief Cochise, the leader of Apache Indians
  • Rex Linn as Sheriff/Narrator
  • Alex Borstein as Millie, a madam at a local brothel which Ruth works at.
  • Ralph Garman as Dan
  • John Aylward as Pastor Wilson
  • Amick Byram as Marcus Thornton
  • Evan Jones as Lewis, a ruthlessly violent outlaw and Clinch Leatherwood’s right-hand man.
  • Dylan Kenin as Pastor’s Son, the son of the town pastor, who is killed by Lewis in the bar.
  • Matt Clark as the Old Prospector, an unfortunate victim of Clinch’s gang

Cameos

The score was composed by Joel McNeely. The soundtrack was released by Back Lot Music on May 27, 2014. The theme song “A Million Ways to Die” is performed by Alan Jackson. It was released as a single on April 29, 2014. A portion of the Back to the Future theme by Alan Silvestri is used during Christopher Lloyd’s cameo. Near the end of the movie, the refrain of “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora is used as a fictional “Muslim Death Chant.” Track listing

All music is composed by Joel McNeely, except as noted.

No.TitleLength
1.“A Million Ways to Die” (performed by Alan Jackson)2:27
2.“Main Title”2:33
3.“Missing Louise”2:08
4.“Old Stump”0:45
5.“Saloon Brawl”1:50
6.“Rattlesnake Ridge”1:28
7.“People Die at the Fair”2:11
8.“The Shooting Lesson”2:16
9.“The Barn Dance”2:29
10.“If You’ve Only Got a Moustache” (composed by Stephen Foster, performed by Amick Byram)1:31
11.“Anna and Albert”4:19
12.“Clinch Hunts Albert”3:41
13.“Racing the Train”2:21
14.“Captured by Cochise”2:07
15.“Albert Takes a Trip”2:24
16.“The Showdown”2:20
17.“Sheep to the Horizon”2:00
18.“End Title Suite”

Box office

A Million Ways to Die in the West grossed $43.1 million in North America and $43.3 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $86.4 million, against its $40 million budget.

The film grossed $16.8 million in its opening weekend, finishing in third place at the box office behind fellow newcomer Maleficent and the previous weekend’s opener X-Men: Days of Future Past. This was below expectations of $26 million. In its second weekend, the film dropped to number five, grossing an additional $7.3 million. In its third weekend, the film dropped to number eight, grossing $3.2 million. In its fourth weekend, the film dropped to number 11, grossing $1.6 million.

A million way to die in the West