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KIRK DOUGLAS

Issur Danielovitch dit Kirk Douglas, né le 9 décembre 1916 à Amsterdam (État de New York), est un acteur, producteur, réalisateur et écrivain américain. Il est le père de l’acteur et producteur Michael Douglas.

 

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Figure majeure du cinéma américain, Kirk Douglas est un des acteurs les plus populaires dans le monde entier dans les années 1950 et 1960.

Nombre de ses films deviennent des classiques, et il excelle dans tous les genres : la comédie (Au fil de l’épée), l’aventure (Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers, Les Vikings), le western (Règlement de comptes à O.K. Corral), le péplum (Spartacus), les films de guerre (Les Héros de Télémark, Sept jours en mai, Les Sentiers de la gloire), le drame (La Vie passionnée de Vincent van Gogh).

Douglas a tourné avec de nombreux réalisateurs réputés comme Brian De Palma, Stanley Kubrick, Vincente Minnelli, John Huston, Howard Hawks, Otto Preminger, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz, Elia Kazan, Billy Wilder et King Vidor.

Connu pour son engagement démocrate, il est un producteur courageux à une époque où le cinéma américain est en proie au maccarthysme, notamment en engageant Dalton Trumbo, le scénariste figurant sur la « liste noire d’Hollywood ». Plusieurs de ses films abordent des thèmes sensibles, comme la Première Guerre mondiale avec Les Sentiers de la gloire (Paths of Glory), qui est interdit à sa sortie dans beaucoup de pays européens. Dans le western avec La Captive aux yeux clairs, La Rivière de nos amours et Le Dernier Train de Gun Hill, il tourne des films qui réhabilitent la figure de l’Indien et dénoncent le racisme.

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Ambitieux, séducteur , mégalomane , il fait partie des acteurs américains qui ont le plus marqué la mémoire du public.

Sa grande popularité ne s’est jamais démentie et il apparaît comme l’une des dernières légendes de l’Âge d’or de Hollywood. L’American Film Institute l’a par ailleurs classé en 1999 17e plus grande star masculine du cinéma américain de tous les temps.

Retiré du cinéma en 2008, il s’occupe de sa fondation pour les enfants défavorisés.

Issur Danielovitch est le quatrième enfant d’une famille qui en compte sept (il a six sœurs).

Il est le fils de Bryna (« Bertha », née Sanglel) et de Herschel (« Harry ») Danielovitch (« Demsky »). Ses parents étaient des immigrants juifs de Tchavoussy, en actuelle Biélorussie, ayant fui le pays pour échapper à la pauvreté et à l’antisémitisme d’état de l’Empire russe.

Son oncle paternel, qui avait émigré auparavant, avait utilisé le patronyme de « Demsky », que la famille Danielovitch adoptera aux États-Unis. En plus de leur nom de famille, ses parents changèrent leurs prénoms en Harry et Bertha. Issur adopte quant à lui le surnom d’« Izzy » : né sous le nom d’Issur Danielovitch, il grandit donc sous celui de Izzy Demsky

 

 

Le père est chiffonnier et la famille vit modestement au 46 Eagle Street à Amsterdam, dans l’État de New York. C’est après avoir récité un poème à l’école et reçu des applaudissements que le jeune Issur décide de devenir acteur. Une ambition non partagée par sa famille. À l’université, le fait d’être fils de chiffonnier lui attire l’ostracisme des personnes intolérantes mais le jeune homme trouve une façon d’imposer le respect : la lutte.

En juin 1939, il décide de partir à New York pour apprendre la comédie. Au théâtre Tamarak, un ami lui propose de changer son nom. On lui propose Kirk et un nom commençant par un D, Douglas. Il entre ensuite à l’académie américaine d’art dramatique et suit les cours de Charles Jehlinger.

Il y rencontre aussi Diana Dill, sa future première femme, et la jeune Betty Bacall, future Lauren Bacall. Après quelques rôles mineurs dans les pièces Spring Again (novembre 1941) et Les Trois Sœurs (décembre 1942), il s’engage dans la marine. Peu avant de s’enrôler, il effectue une démarche de changement de nom : Kirk Douglas, qui était initialement un nom de scène, devient alors son nom d’état civil.

Pendant la guerre, il se marie à Diana. Réformé à la suite d’une dysenterie chronique au printemps 1943, il retourne à New York puis de mars 1943 à juin 1945 il remplace sur scène Richard Widmark dans Kiss and Tell et en avril 1946 il joue dans Woman bites dog. Lauren Bacall, en intervenant auprès de Hal Wallis, lui permet d’obtenir le troisième rôle dans L’Emprise du crime où il joue le mari de Barbara Stanwycknote .

Il donne la réplique à Robert Mitchum dans La Griffe du passé et rencontre Burt Lancaster dans L’Homme aux abois. Alors qu’il est père de deux enfants et qu’il se sépare de sa femme, il prend le choix audacieux de tourner Le Champion (alors qu’on lui proposait une superproduction produite par la MGM). Sorti en juillet 1949, le film est un succès inespéré.

Kirk Douglas signe alors un contrat avec la Warner et enchaîne plusieurs films (La Femme aux chimères, Le Gouffre aux chimères…) qui lui permettent de rencontrer et de séduire un grand nombre de stars féminines, dont Rita Hayworth ou Gene Tierney. Las de l’emprise du studio, il décide de ne pas renouveler son contrat après le film La Vallée des géants. Libre, il tourne un western de Howard Hawks, La Captive aux yeux clairs, puis Les Ensorcelés de Vincente Minnelli où l’oscar du meilleur acteur lui échappe.

Pour les beaux yeux de l’actrice italienne Pier Angeli il accepte un contrat de trois films qui l’amène en Europe. Le Jongleur, Un acte d’amour et enfin Ulysse des jeunes producteurs Dino De Laurentiis et Carlo Ponti.

À cette époque il rencontre Anne Buydens, une assistante dont il tombe amoureux et qu’il épouse le 29 mai 1954, la même année que la superproduction Disney Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers. Après L’Homme qui n’a pas d’étoile, l’acteur à succès devient producteur et crée la Bryna, du nom de sa mère, et produit La Rivière de nos amours, un succès.

En 1955 il achète les droits du roman Lust for life et confie la réalisation à Vincente Minnelli. La Vie passionnée de Vincent van Gogh entraîne Kirk Douglas aux limites de la schizophrénie, l’acteur ayant du mal à entrer sans conséquences dans l’âme tourmentée du peintre.

Là encore, il est nommé pour l’Oscar du meilleur acteur sans toutefois l’obtenir. Il tourne alors avec son ami Burt Lancaster un western de légende, Règlement de comptes à O.K. Corral. Sa composition du personnage de Doc Holliday reste dans toutes les mémoires. La même année, il s’investit dans la production et l’écriture d’un autre film de légende, Les Sentiers de la gloire qui permet à Stanley Kubrick de faire ses preuves.

Le film ne rapporta pas beaucoup d’argent puisqu’interdit dans un grand nombre de pays européens. Avec la Bryna, il produit Les Vikings, fresque épique qui l’emmène tourner un peu partout dans le monde (dont en France). Le film avec Tony Curtis et Janet Leigh est un gros succès. L’année suivante, après le film Au fil de l’épée, sa mère meurt le jour de son anniversaire.

Vexé de ne pas avoir été choisi pour interpréter Ben-Hur, il choisit de faire son propre film épique en adaptant au cinéma l’histoire de Spartacus l’esclave qui fit trembler Rome.

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Une préparation longue et compliquée, un tournage long et difficile (le réalisateur Anthony Mann est remplacé par Stanley Kubrick), mais un immense succès et un rôle qui place définitivement Kirk Douglas au panthéon des stars de Hollywood.

En 1962, toujours sur un scénario de Dalton Trumbo, il interprète un cow-boy perdu dans le monde moderne dans Seuls sont les indomptés, son film préféré de toute sa carrière cinématographique. Il triomphe aussi au théâtre dans la pièce Vol au-dessus d’un nid de coucou, qu’il comptait jouer au cinéma. Après quelques échecs commerciaux, dont un ambitieux, Le Dernier de la liste, il revient aux films engagés avec Sept jours en mai. Dans Les Héros de Télémark il est un scientifique qui tente de stopper la progression industrielle allemande pendant la guerre. Sur la même période, il enchaîne avec Première victoire et L’Ombre d’un géant.

Après un petit rôle dans Paris brûle-t-il ? de René Clément, il retrouve John Wayne pour un western à succès La Caravane de feu.

En 1969, il tourne L’Arrangement sous la direction de Elia Kazan puis sous celle de Joseph L. Mankiewicz pour un western original et déroutant, Le Reptile aux côtés de Henry Fonda. Après une autre adaptation d’un roman de Jules Verne (assez sombre), Le Phare du bout du monde, Kirk Douglas décide de passer à la réalisation.

Sur un sujet qu’il pense rentable, avec un budget correct, Kirk Douglas réalise Scalawag, adapté de L’Île au trésor. Le tournage est catastrophique, comme en témoigne le journal de bord, et le film est un échec total. Deux ans plus tard, il réitère l’opération avec La Brigade du Texas, western qui ne trouve pas son public.

Ce dernier film incite la star à abandonner la réalisation. Ne voulant plus tourner que des films qui l’intéressent, il produit Holocauste 2000, et Saturn  (nommé aux Razzie Awards). Furie lui permet de se frotter au Nouvel Hollywood avec Brian De Palma et Nimitz, retour vers l’enfer de retrouver le film de guerre, mâtiné cette fois de science-fiction.

Il retrouve son ami Burt Lancaster pour Coup double en 1986. Victime d’un grave accident d’hélicoptère en Californie duquel il réchappe miraculeusement, il réduit son activité cinématographique, freinée par une attaque cérébrale en 1996. Diamonds en 1999 est l’occasion de retrouver Lauren Bacall et de recevoir au festival de Deauville un hommage pour l’ensemble de sa carrière.

Une attaque cardiaque en 2001 lui enlève tout espoir de retourner au cinéma, et pourtant il accepte de tourner dans Une si belle famille aux côtés de son fils Michael et de son petit-fils Cameron. Trois générations de Douglas sont ainsi réunies pour un film sorti de façon discrète et qui ne connaîtra pas un grand succès.

Depuis le milieu des années 1990, Kirk Douglas est fréquemment honoré dans le monde entier pour l’ensemble de sa carrière. Écrivain, il a publié plusieurs ouvrages et se consacre aujourd’hui à sa fondation en faveur des enfants défavorisés.

Kirk Douglas s’est marié deux fois : la première fois avec Diana Dill (née le 22 janvier 1923, divorcée en 1951 et morte le 3 juillet 2015) avec qui il a eu deux fils, l’acteur Michael Douglas et Joel Douglas ; la seconde fois en 1954 avec Anne Buydens (née le 23 avril 1919), avec qui il a eu également deux fils, le producteur Peter Vincent Douglas, né le 23 novembre 1955, et l’acteur Eric Douglas, né le 21 juin 1958 et mort le 6 juillet 2004 d’une overdose.

Il a sept petits-enfants (trois enfants de Michael Douglas, dont l’aîné Cameron Douglas est également acteur, et quatre enfants de Peter Douglas).

Considéré comme bel homme, Kirk Douglas est souvent identifié par sa fossette au menton. Il a été caricaturé avec cette fossette bien visible sous le nom de Spartakis dans la série de bandes dessinées #Astérix (album La Galère d’Obélix), d’après son rôle dans le film #Spartacus.

 

kirk Douglas est décédé le 05 Février 2020.

 

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Pat Boone


Charles Eugene “Pat” Boone (born June 1, 1934) is an American singer, composer, actor, writer, television personality, motivational speaker, and spokesman. He was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s.

 

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He sold more than 45 million records, had 38 top-40 hits, and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood films.

According to Billboard, Boone was the second-biggest charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley, and was ranked at No. 9 in its listing of the Top 100 Top 40 Artists 1955–1995.

Until the 2010s, Boone held the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with one or more songs each week.

 

At the age of 23, he began hosting a half-hour ABC variety television series, The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, which aired for 115 episodes (1957–1960). Many musical performers, including Edie Adams, Andy Williams, Pearl Bailey, and Johnny Mathis, made appearances on the show. His cover versions of rhythm and blues hits had a noticeable effect on the development of the broad popularity of rock and roll. Elvis Presley was the opening act for a 1955 Pat Boone show in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

As an author, Boone had a number-one bestseller in the 1950s (Twixt Twelve and Twenty, Prentice-Hall). In the 1960s, he focused on gospel music and is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He continues to perform and speak as a motivational speaker, a television personality, and a conservative political commentator.

Boone was born Charles Eugene Boone on June 1, 1934, in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of Margaret Virginia (Pritchard) and Archie Altman Boone. Boone was reared primarily in Nashville, Tennessee, a place he still visits. His family moved to Nashville from Florida when Boone was two years old. He attended and graduated in 1952 from David Lipscomb High School in Nashville. His younger brother, whose professional name is Nick Todd, was also a pop singer in the 1950s and is now a church music leader.

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In a 2007 interview on The 700 Club, Boone claimed that he is the great-great-great-great grandson of the American pioneer Daniel Boone.

He is a cousin of two stars of Western television series: Richard Boone of CBS’s Have Gun – Will Travel and Randy Boone, of NBC’s The Virginian and CBS’s Cimarron Strip.[citation needed] Research done a few years ago  by The Boone Society found that Pat and his siblings are not biological descendants of Daniel Boone, nor of any of Daniel’s brothers.

Pat’s siblings were notified and have acknowledged that the research done by The Boone Society is true.

 

In November 1953, when he was 19 years old, Boone married Shirley Lee Foley, daughter of country music great Red Foley and his wife, singer Judy Martin. They have four daughters: Cheryl Lynn (better known as Cherry), Linda Lee, Deborah Ann (better known as Debby), and Laura Gene. Starting in the late 1950s, Boone and his family were residents of Leonia, New Jersey.

In college, he primarily attended David Lipscomb College, later Lipscomb University, in Nashville. He graduated in 1958 from Columbia University School of General Studies magna cum laude[7] and also attended North Texas State University, now known as the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas.

Boone began his career by performing in Nashville’s Centennial Park

He began recording in 1954 for Republic Records (not to be confused with the current label with that name), and by 1955, for Dot Records.

His 1955 version of Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame” was a hit. This set the stage for the early part of Boone’s career, which focused on covering R&B songs by black artists for a white American market.

Randy Wood, the owner of Dot, had issued an R&B single by the Griffin Brothers in 1951 called “Tra La La-a”—a different song from the later LaVern Baker one—and he was keen to put out another version after the original had failed. This became the B side of the first Boone single “Two Hearts Two Kisses”, originally by the Charms – whose “Hearts Of Stone” had been covered by the label’s Fontane Sisters.

Once the Boone version was in the shops, it spawned more covers by the Crew-Cuts, Doris Day, and Frank Sinatra.

A number-one single in 1956 by Boone was a second cover and a revival of a then seven-year-old song “I Almost Lost My Mind”, by Ivory Joe Hunter, which was originally covered by another black star, Nat King Cole.

 

According to an opinion poll of high-school students in 1957, the singer was nearly the “two-to-one favorite over Elvis Presley among boys and preferred almost three-to-one by girls …”

During the late 1950s, he made regular appearances on ABC-TV’s Ozark Jubilee, hosted by his father-in-law.

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Pat Boone

Boone cultivated a safe, wholesome, advertiser-friendly image that won him a long-term product endorsement contract from General Motors during the late 1950s, lasting through the 1960s.

He succeeded Dinah Shore singing the praises of the GM product: “See the USA in your Chevrolet … drive your Chevrolet through the USA, America’s the greatest land of all!” GM had also sponsored The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom.

In the 1989 documentary Roger & Me, Boone stated that he first was given a Chevrolet Corvette from the GM product line, but after his wife and he started having children, at one child a year, GM supplied him with a station wagon, as well.

 

Many of Boone’s hit singles were covers of hits from black R&B artists. These included: “Ain’t That a Shame” by Fats Domino; “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally” by Little Richard;

“At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)” by The El Dorados; and the blues ballads “I Almost Lost My Mind” by Ivory Joe Hunter, “I’ll be Home” by the Flamingos and “Don’t Forbid Me” by Charles Singleton. Boone also wrote the lyrics for the instrumental theme song for the movie Exodus, which he titled “This Land Is Mine”. (Ernest Gold had composed the music.)

As a conservative Christian, Boone declined certain songs and movie roles that he felt might compromise his beliefs—including a role with sex symbol Marilyn Monroe. In one of his first films, April Love, the director, Henry Levin, wanted him to give co-star Shirley Jones a kiss (which was not in the script). Since this would be his first onscreen kiss, Boone said that he wanted to talk to his wife first, to make sure it was all right with her. He had his own film production company, Cooga Mooga Productions.

 

He appeared as a regular performer on Arthur Godfrey and His Friends from 1955 through 1957, and later hosted his own The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, on Thursday evenings. In the early 1960s, he began writing a series of self-help books for adolescents, including Twixt Twelve and Twenty.

The British Invasion ended Boone’s career as a hitmaker, though he continued recording throughout the 1960s.

In the 1970s, he switched to gospel and country, and he continued performing in other media, as well.

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In 1959, Boone’s likeness was licensed to DC Comics, first appearing in Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #9 (May 1959) before starring in his own series from the publisher which lasted for five issues from September 1959 to May 1960.

 

In the 1960s and 1970s. the Boone family toured as gospel singers and made gospel albums, such as The Pat Boone Family and The Family Who Prays.[citation needed]

 

In the early 1970s, Boone founded the record label Lamb & Lion Records. It featured artists such as Pat, the Pat Boone Family, Debby Boone, Dan Peek, DeGarmo and Key, and Dogwood.

 

In 1974, Boone was signed to the Motown country subsidiary Melodyland.

The label was later to be renamed Hitsville after a Christian church sued Motown’s president Berry Gordy over the use of the earlier name. The country subsidiary was closed in 1977.

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In 1978, Boone became the first target in the Federal Trade Commission’s crackdown on false-claim product endorsements by celebrities.

He had appeared with his daughter Debby in a commercial to claim that all four of his daughters had found a preparation named Acne-Statin a “real help” in keeping their skin clear.

The FTC filed a complaint against the manufacturer, contending that the product did not really keep skin free of blemishes. Boone eventually signed a consent order in which he promised not only to stop appearing in the ads, but also to pay about 2.5% of any money that the FTC or the courts might eventually order the manufacturer to refund to consumers.

Boone said, through a lawyer, that his daughters actually did use Acne-Statin, and that he was “dismayed to learn that the product’s efficacy had not been scientifically established as he believed.”

 

In 1956 Boone was one of the biggest recording stars in the US. Several film studios pursued him for movies; he decided to go with 20th Century Fox who made Elvis Presley’s first movie.

Fox reworked a play he had bought, Bernadine, into a vehicle for Boone. The resulting film was a solid hit, earning $3.75 million in the US.

Even more popular was April Love (1957), a remake of Home in Indiana. Boone regards it as one of his favourites, “the kind of movie I wish I could have made 20 more of: a musical, appealing characters, some drama, a good storyline, a happy ending, it’s the kind of film which makes you feel good. I never wanted to make a depressing or immoral film.”

In 1957 he was voted the third most popular star in the US.

 

Less popular was a musical comedy Mardi Gras (1958), which was the last movie of Edmund Goulding. However Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), a science fiction adventure tale was a huge hit. Boone had been reluctant to do it, and needed to be persuaded by being offered the chance to sing several songs and given a percentage of the profits, but was glad he did.

 

He produced and starred in a documentary, Salute to the Teenagers (1960) but did not make a film for a while, studying acting with Sanford Meisner. He returned with a military comedy All Hands on Deck (1961), a mild hit.

He was one of several names in another remake, State Fair (1962), a box office disappointment. Musicals were becoming less fashionable in Hollywood, so Boone decided to take on a dramatic role in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-distributed movie The Main Attraction (1962) for Seven Arts Productions, his first movie outside Fox.

It was an unhappy experience for Boone as he disliked the implication his character had sex with Nancy Kwan’s and he got into several public fights with the producers.

 

He had a deal with Fox to make three films at $200,000 a film with his production company. This was meant to start with a thriller, The Yellow Canary (1963), in which Boone would play an unsympathetic character.

New management came in at the studio which was unenthusiastic about the picture but because Boone had a pay or play deal, they decided to make it anyway, only with a much shorter budget. Boone even paid some money out of his own pocket to help complete it.

 

Boone’s next movie for Fox was another low budget effort, The Horror of It All (1963), shot in England. He shot a comedy in Ireland Never Put It in Writing (1964) for Allied Artists. Boone’s third film for Fox was an “A” production, Goodbye Charlie (1964) but Boone was in support of Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis.

 

Boone was one of the many names in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). He appeared in The Perils of Pauline (1967), a pilot for a TV series that did not eventuate, which was screened in some theatres. Boone’s last film of note was The Cross and the Switchblade (1970).

 

In 1997, Boone released In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, a collection of heavy metal covers. To promote the album, he appeared at the American Music Awards in black leather. He was then dismissed from Gospel America, a TV show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. After making a special appearance on TBN with the president of the network, Paul Crouch, and his pastor, Jack Hayford, many fans accepted his explanation of the leather outfit being a “parody of himself”. Trinity Broadcasting then reinstated him, and Gospel America was brought back.

 

In 2003, the Nashville Gospel Music Association recognized his gospel recording work by inducting him into its Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

In September 2006, Boone released Pat Boone R&B Classics – We Are Family, featuring cover versions of 11 R&B hits, including the title track, plus “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag”, “Soul Man”, “Get Down Tonight”, “A Woman Needs Love”, and six other classics.

 

Boone and his wife, Shirley, live in Beverly Hills, a suburb of Los Angeles. At one time, their neighbors were Ozzy Osbourne and his family.[citation needed] A sound-alike of Boone’s cover of Osbourne’s song “Crazy Train” became the theme song for The Osbournes (though the original Boone version appears on The Osbournes soundtrack).

Pat Boone

Pat Boone

In 2010, plans were announced for the Pat Boone Family Theater at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.[25] The attraction was never built.

 

In 2011 Boone acted as a spokesperson for Security One Lending, a reverse mortgage company.

 

Since at least 2007 Boone has acted as a spokesperson for Swiss America Trading Corporation, a broker of gold and silver coins that warns of “America’s Economic Collapse”.

 

Pat Boone grew up in the Church of Christ.

In the 1960s, Boone’s marriage nearly came to an end because of his use of alcohol and his preference for attending parties.

However, after coming into contact with the Charismatic Movement, Shirley began to focus more on her religion and eventually influenced Pat and their daughters toward a similar religious focus.

At this time, they attended the Inglewood Church of Christ in Inglewood, California.

In the spring of 1964, Boone spoke at a “Project Prayer” rally attended by 2,500 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The gathering, which was hosted by Anthony Eisley, a star of ABC’s Hawaiian Eye series, sought to flood the United States Congress with letters in support of school prayer, following two decisions in 1962 and 1963 of the United States Supreme Court which struck down the practice as in conflict with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

 

Joining Boone and Eisley at the Project Prayer rally were Walter Brennan, Lloyd Nolan, Rhonda Fleming, Gloria Swanson, and Dale Evans. Boone declared, “what the communists want is to subvert and undermine our young people. … I believe in the power of aroused Americans, I believe in the wisdom of our Constitution. … the power of God.”

It was noted that Roy Rogers, John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Mary Pickford, Jane Russell, Ginger Rogers, and Pat Buttram had endorsed the goals of the rally and would also have attended had their schedules not been in conflict.

 

In the early 1970s, the Boones hosted Bible studies for celebrities such as Doris Day, Glenn Ford, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Priscilla Presley at their Beverly Hills home. The family then began attending The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, a Foursquare Gospel megachurch pastored by Jack Hayford.

 

 

On an April 22, 2016, broadcast of Fox News Radio’s The Alan Colmes Show, Boone discussed an episode of Saturday Night Live which included a sketch entitled God Is A Boob Man; the sketch parodied the film God’s Not Dead 2 in which Boone had a role.

He described the sketch as “blasphemy”, stating that the Federal Communications Commission should forbid any such content, and that it should revoke the broadcast licenses of any “network, or whoever is responsible for the shows.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Ali Mac Graw


Elizabeth Alice “Ali” MacGraw (born April 1, 1939) is an American actress, model, author, and animal rights activist.

Ali MacGraw

Ali MacGraw

 

She first gained attention with her role in the 1969 film Goodbye, Columbus, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. She reached international fame in 1970’s Love Story, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.

In 1972, MacGraw was voted the top female box office star in the world and was honored with a hands and footprints ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre after having been in just three films. She went on to star in the popular action films The Getaway (1972) and Convoy (1978) as well as the romantic sports drama Players (1979), the comedy Just Tell Me What You Want (1980), and the historical novel-based television miniseries The Winds of War (1983). In 1991, she published an autobiography, Moving Pictures.

MacGraw was born in Pound Ridge, New York, the daughter of commercial artists Frances (née Klein; 1901–1980)  and Richard MacGraw.

She has one brother, Dick, an artist. Her father was adopted. Her maternal grandparents were from Budapest, Hungary, of Jewish heritage.

MacGraw’s mother chose not to disclose her true ethnicity to her father, instead professing ignorance about it. “I think Daddy was bigoted,” MacGraw has said.

Her mother was considered a “pioneer” as an artist, who had taught school in Paris before settling in Greenwich Village.

Her parents married when her mother was 40: “My gorgeous father: a combination of Tyrone Power and a mystery, a brilliant artist and a brain beyond brains.”

He was born in New Jersey with his childhood spent in an orphanage. He ran away to sea when he was 16 and studied art in Munich. MacGraw adds, “Daddy was frightened and really, really angry. He never forgave his real parents for giving him up.”

As an adult, he constantly suppressed the rage he built up against his parents.

She described her father as “violent”.

Beginning in 1960, MacGraw spent six years working at Harper’s Bazaar magazine as a photographic assistant to fashion maven Diana Vreeland.

She worked at Vogue magazine as a fashion model, and as a photographer’s stylist. She has also worked as an interior decorator.

ALI Mac Graw

ALI Mac Graw

MacGraw started her acting career in television commercials, including one for the Polaroid Swinger camera. MacGraw gained critical notice in the 1969 film Goodbye, Columbus, but real stardom came in 1970 when she starred opposite Ryan O’Neal in Love Story, one of the highest-grossing films in U.S. history.

MacGraw was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for that performance. Following Love Story, MacGraw was celebrated on the cover of Time magazine.

 

In 1972, after appearing in just three films, she had her footprints and autograph engraved at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. She then starred opposite Steve McQueen in The Getaway (1972), which was one of the year’s top ten films at the box office.

Having taken a five-year break from acting, in 1978 MacGraw re-emerged in another box office hit, Convoy (1978), opposite Kris Kristofferson. She then appeared in the films Players (1979) and Just Tell Me What You Want (1980), directed by Sidney Lumet.

In 1983, MacGraw starred in the highly successful television miniseries The Winds of War.

In 1985, MacGraw joined hit ABC prime-time soap opera Dynasty as Lady Ashley Mitchell, which, she admitted in a 2011 interview, she did for the money.

She appeared in 14 episodes of the show before her character was killed off in the infamous “Moldavian wedding massacre” cliffhanger episode in 1985.

MacGraw made her Broadway theatre debut in New York City in 2006 as a dysfunctional matriarch in the drama Festen (The Celebration).

In 2016, MacGraw reunited with Love Story co-star Ryan O’Neal in a staging of A.R. Gurney’s play Love Letters.

In 1991, People magazine selected MacGraw as one of its “50 Most Beautiful People” in the World.

 

In 2008 GQ magazine listed her in their “Sexiest 25 Women in Film Ever” edition.

Having become a Hatha Yoga devotee in her early 50s, MacGraw produced a yoga video with the American Yoga Master Erich Schiffmann, Ali MacGraw Yoga Mind and Body.

This video was a bestseller upon release and still popular more than a decade later. The video’s impact was such that in June 2007 Vanity Fair magazine credited MacGraw with being one of the people responsible for the practice’s recent popularity in the United States.

In July 2006, MacGraw filmed a public service announcement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), urging residents to take their pets with them in the event of wildfires.

In 2008, she wrote the foreword to the book Pawprints of Katrina  by author Cathy Scott and photography by Clay Myers about Best Friends Animal Society and the largest pet rescue in U.S. history.

An animal rights advocate throughout her life, she received the Humane Education Award by Animal Protection of New Mexico for speaking out about animal issues.

 

MacGraw has acknowledged having had an abortion in her early twenties, at a time when the procedure was illegal.

After college, she married Robin Hoen, a Harvard-educated banker, but they divorced after a year and a half.

Ali and Kris Kristofferson in Convoy

Ali and Kris Kristofferson in Convoy

On October 24, 1969, MacGraw married film producer Robert Evans; their son, Josh Evans, is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter.

They divorced in 1972 after she became involved with Steve McQueen on the set of The Getaway. She married McQueen on August 31, 1973, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and divorced him in 1978.

 

 

 

 

 

MacGraw’s autobiography, Moving Pictures revealed her struggles with alcohol and sex addiction. She was treated for the former at the Betty Ford Center.

 

When former husband Evans received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002, she accompanied him. Their grandson Jackson was born in December 2010 to Josh and his wife, singer Roxy Saint.

 

Since 1994 she has lived in Tesuque, New Mexico, after “fleeing Malibu” when a house she was renting burned down.

 

Ali Mac Graw

Ali Mac Graw

 

 

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Barry Manilow


 

Barry Manilow

Remember this artist? Those Hits from 70s
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FATS DOMINO 02-1928- 10-2017


Antoine “Fats” Domino, Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American pianist and singer-songwriter of Louisiana Creole descent.

He had 35 records in the U.S. Billboard Top 40, and five of his pre-1955 records sold more than a million copies, being certified gold.  During 1955 to 1960, he had eleven top 10 hits and his record sales were reportedly surpassed only by Elvis Presley. During his career, Domino sold over 65 million records.His musical style was based on traditional rhythm and blues, accompanied by saxophones, bass, piano, electric guitar, and drums.

 

 

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