Humour : La voie de la voix !
Humour : La voie de la voix !
HISTOIRES AUDIO POUR AMATEURS ET MAL VOYANTS
Voici quelques jours que le feu brûle. Il a détruit une partie de notre monument historique international.
Croyant chrétiens ou non. Peu importe. Cette batisse majestueuse en plein centre de Paris. En plein point ZERO kilométrique, à partir duquel tous les calculs Kilométriques sont effectués
Ce monument visité par des centaines de millions voire de Milliards de personnes depuis le temps..
Cette Cathédrale qui abrite la plupart des grands évènements : Que ce soit les disparitions ou les grands concerts classiques du monde entier.
Cette Cathédrale qui berce l’enfance, l’adolescence et la vie de centaines de générations.
Notre Dame de Paris, nous accompagne en fait, où que nous soyons. Elle est là, quelque part dans notre mémoire. Dans notre histoire. Dans notre vie. Batisse, Orgue, la flèche majestueuse (qui a pris feu et qui est tombée )
Nous n’avons jamais réalisé sa présence. Ce n’est que lorsqu’elle a brûlé qu’un déclic international s’est mis en marche quelque part.
Les humains, ont réalisé qu’il se passe quelque chose. Un truc qui ébranle nos vie et nous déséquilibre aussi. Le choc: Cette batisse tranquilisante qui nous réconforte, en ces temps durs où l’on se pose des questions , sur “la civilisation”, “sur le mode de vie actuel”, “sur les valeurs humaines”…
L’un des principaux monuments qui regroupe toute l’histoire de notre civilisation….Brûle.
Dans notre malheur, il faut voir le bon côté des choses.
Les citoyens du monde entier ont bougé. Que l’on partage leurs opinions, leurs avis ( politique, religieux, sociaux ou autres…) Nous avons senti une communion pour avancer.
Les personnes fortunées ont mis la main à la poche ( Merci ) en précisant qu’ils refusent toute défiscalisation quant à leur donation . C’est une donation purement humanitaire pour reconstruire un pan de ce batiment, un pan de notre culture.
Des citoyens Lambda ont mis aussi la main à la poche.
Des chômeurs ont participé et envoyé un peu de ce qu’ils pouvaient donner pour reconstruire leur cathédrale
Des SDF ( nos équipes ont pu le constater ) ont voulu participer aussi en donnant ce qu’ils n’avaient pas.
Ce genre de communion ne peut que nous réjouir et nous féliciter : L’humanité est en bonne santé malgré tout ce que nous voyons.
Lorsqu’un danger approche et que les gens sentent que leur passé, leur présent et leur futur est en danger, ils sont là pour protéger, aider et reconstruire.
Evidemment, il n’est pas question d’écrire cet article sans rendre un grand hommage aux pompiers. Ces soldats du feu qui , comme à chaque fois, sont là, nous protègent, nous assistent, nous aident aux dépends de leurs vies.
Ces pompiers souvent oubliés. Les gens ne s’en souviennent qu’aux Etrennes de fin d’année. Mais ils sont là, tout au long de l’année aussi.
Oui, les Etrennes de fin d’année: EUX SEULS méritent ces Etrennes
Notre Dame de Paris est là et le restera.
Entretemps, il s’agit de ne pas oublier que nous sommes unis,(es) tous / toutes, tous les pays, quelque soient nos communautés, religions, couleurs ou croyances…Nous sommes tous faits d’eau et de sang ….Avec Beaucoup de sentiments et d’amour à partager.
Il suffit de le partager.
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Nous écoutons de la musique US, UK, turque, arménienne, grecque, il est temps de prendre plaisir et écouter la musique indienne.
Une super chanson ” Oye Boy Charlie” (From “Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola) avec MOHIT CHAUCHAN, VISHAL BHARDWAJ, REKHA BHARDWAJ, SHANKAR MAHADEVAN:
Sans doute que pour de nombreux occidentaux, ces noms ne sont pas familiers, cependant, ce sont des stars en Inde.
On Radio Satellite. The best music, the best stars from all countries..No borders with music.
Music is free for all on RADIO SATELLITE
ENJOY MUSIC with RADIO SATELLITE.
Cary Grant (born Archibald Alexander Leach; January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was an English stage and Hollywood film actor who became an American citizen in 1942. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and “dashing good looks”, Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood‘s definitive leading men.
Nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Penny Serenade and None But the Lonely Heart) and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Grant was continually passed over. In 1970, he was presented an Honorary Oscar at the 42nd Academy Awards by Frank Sinatra “for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues
Archibald Alexander Leach was born at 15 Hughenden Road, Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (née Kingdon) Leach (1877–1973) and Elias James Leach (1873–1935). An only child, Leach had an unhappy upbringing, attending Bishop Road Primary School.
His mother had suffered from clinical depression since the death of a previous child. Her husband placed her in a mental institution and told his 9-year-old son only that she had gone away on a “long holiday”. Believing she was dead, Leach did not learn otherwise until he was 31 and discovered her alive in a care facility. When Leach was 10, his father abandoned him after remarrying and having a baby with his new young wife.
Leach was expelled from the Fairfield Grammar School in Bristol in 1918. After joining the “Bob Pender Stage Troupe”, Leach performed as a stilt walker and traveled with the group to the United States in 1920 at the age of 16 on the RMS Olympic, on a two-year tour of the country. He was processed at Ellis Island on July 28, 1920.
When the troupe returned to the UK, he decided to stay in the U.S. and continue his stage career. During this time, he became a part of thevaudeville world and toured with Parker, Rand, and Leach.
Still using his birth name, he performed on the stage at The Muny in St. Louis,Missouri, in such shows as Irene (1931), Music in May (1931), Nina Rosa (1931), Rio Rita (1931), Street Singer (1931), The Three Musketeers (1931), and Wonderful Night (1931). Leach’s experience on stage as a stilt walker, acrobat, juggler, and mime taught him “phenomenal physical grace and exquisite comic timing” and the value of teamwork, skills which would benefit him in Hollywood.
After appearing in several musicals on Broadway under the name Archie Leach, Leach went to Hollywood in 1931. When told to change his name, he proposed “Cary Lockwood”, the name of the character he had played in the Broadway show Nikki, based upon the recent film The Last Flight.
He signed with Paramount Pictures, where studio bosses decided that the name “Cary” was acceptable but that “Lockwood” was too similar to another actor’s surname. Paramount gave their new actor a list of surnames to choose from, and he selected “Grant” because the initials C and G had already proved lucky for Clark Gable and Gary Cooper, two of Hollywood’s biggest film stars.
Grant appeared as a leading man opposite Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus (1932), and his stardom was given a further boost by Mae Westwhen she chose him for her leading man in two of her most successful films, She Done Him Wrong and I’m No Angel (both 1933).
I’m No Angel was a tremendous financial success and, along with She Done Him Wrong, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, saved Paramount from bankruptcy. Paramount put Grant in a series of unsuccessful films until 1936, when he signed with Columbia Pictures. His first major comedy hit was when he was loaned to Hal Roach‘s studio for the 1937 Topper (which was distributed by MGM).
The Awful Truth (1937) was a pivotal film in Grant’s career, establishing for him a screen persona as a sophisticated light comedy leading man. As Grant later wrote, “I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be and I finally became that person. Or he became me. Or we met at some point.” Grant is said to have based his characterization in The Awful Truth on the mannerisms and intonations of the film’s director, Leo McCarey, whom he resembled physically. As writer/director Peter Bogdanovich noted, “After The Awful Truth, when it came to light comedy, there was Cary Grant and then everyone else was an also-ran.”
The Awful Truth began what The Atlantic later called “the most spectacular run ever for an actor in American pictures”. During the next four years, Grant appeared in several classic romantic comedies and screwball comedies, including Holiday (1938) and Bringing Up Baby (1938), both opposite Katharine Hepburn; The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Hepburn and James Stewart; His Girl Friday (1940) with Rosalind Russell; and My Favorite Wife (1940), which reunited him with Irene Dunne, his co-star in The Awful Truth. During this time, he also made the adventure films Gunga Din (1939) with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Only Angels Have Wings (1939) with Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth and dramas Penny Serenade (1941), also with Dunne, and Suspicion (1941), the first of Grant’s four collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock.
Grant remained one of Hollywood’s top box-office attractions for almost 30 years. Howard Hawks said that Grant was “so far the best that there isn’t anybody to be compared to him”. David Thomson called him “the best and most important actor in the history of the cinema“.
Grant was a favorite of Hitchcock, who called him “the only actor I ever loved in my whole life”.
Besides Suspicion, Grant appeared in the Hitchcock classics Notorious (1946), To Catch a Thief(1955), and North by Northwest (1959). Biographer Patrick McGilligan wrote that in 1965 Hitchcock asked Grant to star in Torn Curtain (1966) only to learn that Grant had decided to retire after making one more film, Walk, Don’t Run (1966);
Paul Newman was cast instead, oppositeJulie Andrews. Producers Broccoli and Saltzman originally sought Cary Grant for the role of James Bond in Dr. No but discarded the idea as Grant would be committed to only one feature film and the producers decided to go after someone who could be part of a franchise.
In the mid-1950s, Grant formed his own production company, Granart Productions, and produced a number of films distributed by Universal, such as Operation Petticoat (1959), Indiscreet (1958),That Touch of Mink (co-starring with Doris Day, 1962), and Father Goose (1964). In 1963, he appeared opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade. His last feature film was Walk, Don’t Run three years later, with Samantha Eggar and Jim Hutton.
Grant was the first actor to “go independent” by not renewing his studio contract, effectively leaving the studio system, which almost completely controlled what an actor could or could not do. In this way, Grant was able to control every aspect of his career, at the risk of not working because no particular studio had an interest in his career long term.
He decided which films he was going to appear in, often had personal choice of directors and co-stars, and at times even negotiated a share of the gross revenue, something uncommon at the time. Grant received more than $700,000 for his 10% of the gross for To Catch a Thief while Hitchcock received less than $50,000 for directing and producing it.
Grant was nominated for two Academy Awards, for Penny Serenade (1941) and None But the Lonely Heart (1944), but never won a competitive Oscar; he received a special Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1970. Accepting the Best Original Screenplay Oscar in 1965, Father Goose co-writer Peter Stone had quipped, “My thanks to Cary Grant, who keeps winning these things for other people.” In 1981, Grant was accorded the Kennedy Center Honors.
Grant poked fun at himself with statements such as “Everyone wants to be Cary Grant—even I want to be Cary Grant”, and in ad-lib lines—such as in the film His Girl Friday, saying, “I never had so much fun since Archie Leach died”. In Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), a gravestone is seen bearing the name Archie Leach. According to a famous story now believed to be apocryphal, after seeing a telegram from a magazine editor to his agent asking “How old Cary Grant?” Grant reportedly responded with “Old Cary Grant fine. How you?
Cary Grant retired from the screen at 62 when his daughter Jennifer was born, in order to focus on bringing her up and to provide a sense of permanency and stability in her life.
While bringing up his daughter, he archived artifacts of her childhood and adolescence in a bank-quality room-sized vault he had installed in the house.
His daughter attributed this meticulous collection to the fact that artifacts of his own childhood had been destroyed during the Luftwaffe’s bombing of Bristol in the Second World War (an event that also claimed the lives of his uncle, aunt, and cousin as well as the cousin’s husband and grandson), and he may have wanted to prevent her from experiencing a similar loss.
Although Grant had retired from the screen, he remained active.
In the late 1960s, he accepted a position on the board of directors at Fabergé. By all accounts this position was not honorary, as some had assumed; Grant regularly attended meetings and his mere appearance at a product launch would almost certainly guarantee its success. The position also permitted use of a private plane, which Grant could use to fly to see his daughter wherever her mother, Dyan Cannon, was working.
He was a keen motoring enthusiast and, like many other Hollywood stars of the era, owned many notable cars. One of the first he owned was a 1929 Cadillac Cabriolet. His love of Cadillacs never waned and he later purchased a Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. Other cars that he owned included an MG Magnette and a Sunbeam Alpine series one roadster.
In the last few years of his life, Grant undertook tours of the United States in a one-man show, A Conversation with Cary Grant, in which he would show clips from his films and answer audience questions. Grant was preparing for a performance at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa, on the afternoon of November 29, 1986, when he sustained a cerebral hemorrhage (he had previously suffered a stroke in October 1984). His wife did not know what was going on and she went to a local pharmacy to get aspirin. He died at 11:22 p.m. in St. Luke’s Hospital at the age of 82.
The bulk of his estate, worth millions of dollars, went to his fifth wife, Barbara Harris, and his daughter, Jennifer Grant
In 2001, a statue of Grant was erected in Millennium Square, a regenerated area next to Bristol Harbour in his city of birth, Bristol.
In November 2005, Grant came in first in the “The 50 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time” list by Premiere magazine. Richard Schickel, the film critic, said about Grant: “He’s the best star actor there ever was in the movies.
|1932||This Is the Night||Stephen||With Lili Damita, Charles Ruggles, and Thelma Todd|
|Sinners in the Sun||Ridgeway||With Carole Lombard and Chester Morris|
|Singapore Sue||First Sailor||Musical Comedy short subject|
|Merrily We Go to Hell||Charlie Baxter||UK title: Merrily We Go to _____With Sylvia Sidney and Fredric March|
|Devil and the Deep||Lieutenant Jaeckel||With Tallulah Bankhead and Gary Cooper|
|Blonde Venus||Nick Townsend||With Marlene Dietrich|
|Hot Saturday||Romer Sheffield||With Nancy Carroll and Edward Woods|
|Madame Butterfly||Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton||With Sylvia Sidney and Charles Ruggles|
|1933||She Done Him Wrong||Capt. Cummings||With Mae West and Noah Beery, Sr.|
|The Woman Accused||Jeffrey Baxter||With Nancy Carroll|
|The Eagle and the Hawk||Henry Crocker||With Fredric March and Carole Lombard|
|Gambling Ship||Ace Corbin||With Jack La Rue and Glenda Farrell|
|I’m No Angel||Jack Clayton||With Mae West|
|Alice in Wonderland||The Mock Turtle||With W. C. Fields and Gary Cooper|
|1934||Thirty-Day Princess||Porter Madison III||With Sylvia Sidney and Edward Arnold|
|Born to Be Bad||Malcolm Trevor||With Loretta Young(Heavily censored by the Hayes Office)|
|Kiss and Make-Up||Dr. Maurice Lamar||With Helen Mack and the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1934|
|Ladies Should Listen||Julian De Lussac||With Frances Drake and Edward Everett Horton|
|1935||Enter Madame||Gerald Fitzgerald||With top-billed Elissa Landi|
|Wings in the Dark||Ken Gordon||With top-billed Myrna Loy|
|The Last Outpost||Michael Andrews||With Claude Rains|
|Sylvia Scarlett||Jimmy Monkley||Directed by George CukorWith Katharine Hepburn|
|1936||Big Brown Eyes||Det. Sgt. Danny Barr||With Joan Bennett and Walter Pidgeon|
|Suzy||Andre||With Jean Harlow and Franchot Tone|
|The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss||Ernest Bliss||US title: Romance and RichesAlt title: The Amazing Adventure|
|Wedding Present||Charlie||With Joan Bennett|
|1937||When You’re in Love||Jimmy Hudson||UK title: For You AloneWith Grace Moore|
|Topper||George Kerby||With Constance Bennett|
|The Toast of New York||Nicholas “Nick” Boyd||With Edward Arnold and Jack Oakie|
|The Awful Truth||Jerry Warriner||Directed by Leo McCarey
With Irene Dunne and Ralph Bellamy
Introduced the “Cary Grant persona”
|1938||Bringing up Baby||Dr. David Huxley||Directed by Howard Hawks
With Katharine Hepburn and Charles Ruggles
|Holiday||John “Johnny” Case||Directed by George Cukor
With Katharine Hepburn
UK title: Free to Live
|1939||Gunga Din||Sgt. Archibald Cutter||Directed by George Stevens
With Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
|Only Angels Have Wings||Geoff Carter||Directed by Howard Hawks
With Jean Arthur, Thomas Mitchell and Rita Hayworth
|In Name Only||Alec Walker||With Carole Lombard and Charles Coburn|
|1940||His Girl Friday||Walter Burns||Directed by Howard Hawks
Remake of The Front Page
With Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy
|My Favorite Wife||Nick||Co-written by Leo McCarey
Directed by Garson Kanin
With Irene Dunne and Gail Patrick
|The Howards of Virginia||Matt Howard||UK title: The Tree of Liberty
With Martha Scott
|The Philadelphia Story||C.K. Dexter Haven||With Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart|
|1941||Penny Serenade||Roger Adams||Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor
Directed by George Stevens
With Irene Dunne and Edgar Buchanan
|Suspicion||Johnnie||Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
With Joan Fontaine
|1942||The Talk of the Town||Leopold Dilg aka Joseph||With Ronald Colman and Jean Arthur|
|Once Upon a Honeymoon||Patrick “Pat” O’Toole||Directed by Leo McCarey
With Ginger Rogers
|1943||Mr. Lucky||Joe Adams/Joe Bascopolous||With Laraine Day and Charles Bickford|
|Destination Tokyo||Capt. Cassidy||With John Garfield and Dane Clark|
|1944||Once Upon a Time||Jerry Flynn||With Janet Blair|
|Arsenic and Old Lace||Mortimer Brewster||With Priscilla Lane and Peter Lorre|
|None But the Lonely Heart||Ernie Mott||Nominated—Academy Award for Best ActorWritten and directed by Clifford Odets
With Ethel Barrymore
|1946||Without Reservations||Himself (cameo)||With Claudette Colbert and John Wayne|
|Night and Day||Cole Porter||Directed by Michael Curtiz|
|Notorious||T.R. Devlin||Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
With Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains
|1947||The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer||Dick||UK title: Bachelor KnightWith Myrna Loy and Shirley Temple|
|The Bishop’s Wife||Dudley||With Loretta Young and David Niven|
|1948||Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House||Jim Blandings||With Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas|
|Every Girl Should Be Married||Dr. Madison W. Brown||With Betsy Drake|
|1949||I Was a Male War Bride||Capt. Henri Rochard||UK title: You Can’t Sleep Here
With Ann Sheridan
|1950||Crisis||Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson||With Jose Ferrer|
|1951||People Will Talk||Dr. Noah Praetorius||With Jeanne Crain|
|1952||Room for One More||George “Poppy” Rose||With Betsy Drake|
|Monkey Business||Dr. Barnaby Fulton||Directed by Howard Hawks
With Ginger Rogers and Marilyn Monroe
|1953||Dream Wife||Clemson Reade||With Deborah Kerr and Walter Pidgeon|
|1955||To Catch a Thief||John Robie||Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
With Grace Kelly
|1957||The Pride and the Passion||Anthony||With Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren|
|An Affair to Remember||Nickie Ferrante||A same-script remake of Love Affair (1939 film), both directed by Leo McCareyWith Deborah Kerr|
|Kiss Them for Me||Cmdr. Andy Crewson||Directed by Stanley Donen
With Jayne Mansfield and Suzy Parker
|1958||Indiscreet||Philip Adams||Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Directed by Stanley Donen
With Ingrid Bergman
|Houseboat||Tom Winters||With Sophia Loren|
|1959||North by Northwest||Roger O. Thornhill||Directed by Alfred HitchcockWith Eva Marie Saint, James Mason and Martin Landau
Famous scene of Grant being chased by a biplane
|Operation Petticoat||Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman||Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
With Dina Merrill and Arthur O’Connell
|1960||The Grass Is Greener||Victor Rhyall, Earl||Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or ComedyDirected by Stanley Donen
With Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons
|1962||That Touch of Mink||Philip Shayne||Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Directed by Delbert Mann
With Doris Day and Gig Young
|1963||Charade||Peter Joshua / Alexander Dyle / Adam Canfield / Brian Cruikshank||Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Directed by Stanley Donen
With Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau and James Coburn
|1964||Father Goose||Walter Christopher Eckland||Directed by Ralph Nelson
With Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard
|1966||Walk, Don’t Run||Sir William Rutland||With Samantha EggarRemake of The More the Merrier|
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Comme les doutes internationaux entourent les prétentions américaines, diffusées dans le monde entier depuis des années, selon lesquelles les États-Unis auraient débarqué des hommes sur la Lune, le chef de l’agence spatiale russe « Roscosmos » Dmitry Rogozin a proposé à plusieurs reprises de vérifier si les Américains étaient vraiment allés sur la Lune.
Les États-Unis ont affirmé que six missions ont débarqué des hommes sur la Lune, à commencer par celle d’Apollo 11 en juillet 1969, au cours de laquelle Neil Armstrong est apparemment devenu le premier homme à marcher sur la Lune. Apollo 13 devait se poser sur la Lune, mais on a dit qu’il s’était limité à un survol en raison d’un dysfonctionnement à bord du vaisseau spatial. Étonnamment, les neuf missions habitées sont retournées sur Terre en toute sécurité.
Comme l’a rapporté Forbes en 2015, la NASA a publiquement affirmé
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Acadia National park est une aire de loisirs de la côte Atlantique de 47 000 acres principalement sur l’île des monts déserts du Maine. Son paysage est marqué par des forêts, des plages rocheuses et des pics de granit érodés, le glacier comme Cadillac Mountain, point culminant de la côte est des États-Unis. Parmi la faune sont les orignaux, les ours, les baleines et les oiseaux de mer.
The Commery family : Nous les avons découvert au détour d’un zapping sur TIKTOK
Nous vous laissons en leur compagnie : De père en filles : Générations d’artistes et de belles voix à écouter
Il s’agit d’un père et ses 2 filles
While zapping on TIKITOK, we found this family. In fact, it’s a special family playing music professionally
You can follow them on TIKTOK:
2 Samples of their videos.
Les ménages sont divers et assez fantasques souvent.
Des couples de tous les âges, de toutes catégories sociales et culturelles.
De quoi brasser relativement large entre les couples vivant en zone urbaine
Et ceux vivant en zone rurale.
Leur trait principal (commun ) qui les caractérise : Le scinisme ( sympa), la méchanceté gratuite envers leurs voisins, envers leurs entourage et même entre eux.
Raymond : Gendarme à la retraite s’ennuie. Huguette, son épouse : Femme au foyer passe son temps à taquiner son mari ( et réciproquement)
Huguette est une fan inconditionnelle d’un chanteur : Michael François.
Huguette & Raymond ont une fille : Caroline. Fille pour laquelle, ils n’ont aucun sentiment, pire, c’est presque de la destestation et moquerie qu’ils expriment lorsqu’ils parlent d’elle.
Un couple Quinquagénaire. Liliane est esthéticienne. José Fonctionnaire à la mairie.
Les premières saisons, Liliane poussait fortement son mari à se présenter aux élections municipales. Les campagnes et promos organisées par Liliane . L’impression ( et c’est la réalité ) que José se présente en candidat aux élections en tant que maire parce que c’est Liliane qui le veut.
En fait, nous voyons Liliane gérer toute sa campagne électorale ; José suivant sagement pas convaincu et pas réellement intéressé par le poste.
Le slogan de la campagne électorale : Osez José
Sa passion : Le foot. Assez paresseux, il ne rate aucune occasion pour rentrer plus tôt à la maison. Son épouse le pousse assez souvent de repartir travailler.
Ils ont un enfant : Manu. Le point faible de Liliane. Manu qui vit en chine pour son boulot.
La plupart du temps, José , gauche et maladroit blesse ses amis aussi bien que sa femme sans pour autant réaliser l’impact de ses paroles et gestes.
Cédric, gestionnaire, salarié durant les premiers épisodes. Par la suite, il va connaitre le chômage. Radin,
En revanche, sa compagne ( qui devient son épouse par la suite) s’auto proclame « femme d’affaires » et recrute des stagiaires à la pelle qu’elle (mal)traite comme des soldats à sa disposition.
Cédric et Marion se considèrent très beaux, très intelligents et pensent que les autres les jalousent. (ce qui n’est nullement le cas : quant à l’intelligence notamment )
Emma :bricoleuse au caractère assez “cash”.
D’ailleurs, elle occupe un poste chez Bricoflex. Côté culture, ce n’est pas son fort. Même si parfois elle essaie de faire des efforts pour donner la réplique à son conjoint.
Justement Fabien : Fier d’être professeur « agrégé ». Il n’est même pas bricoleur du dimanche. Plus posé, il lui arrive souvent d’agir bizarrement notamment lorsqu’il s’agit de combattre ses peurs et phobies. Peur de tout. Il suffit qu’il visionne un film d’horreur en soirée et ce, « malgré lui », c’est parti pour une nuit blanche.
Ils ont transformé leur maison en maison d’hôte ( ou gîte ) mais étant amateurs dans ce domaine, ce n’est pas trop leur fort « la fidélisation des clients »
Philippe est Pharmacien. Bourgeois à la tête de sa pharmacie qui engendre des recettes énormes. Philippe ne s’en cache pas. Il répète à qui veut qu’il est pharmacien. Il considère qu’il a réussi sa vie « puisqu’il est pharmacien » . Beaucoup plus âgé que Camille , Philippe vit dans l’angoisse que Camille le quitte. A cause de son âge justement
Philippe a 2 enfants issus d’une première union avec Isabelle : Ulysse et Camille.
Ulysse paresseux et vivant aux crochets de son père.
Camille : Professeur de Yoga. Assez ouverte ( voire trop parfois ). Elle reprend ses histoires amoureuses de nombreuses fois durant ses conversations avec ses invités. Ce qui choque et fait peur à Philippe.
A préciser que Camille essaie d’imposer à Philippe un régime alimentaire drastique.
C’est le dernier né des couples de « scènes de ménages » : Ils viennent remplacer le duo ( Marion et Fabien )
Léo et Leslie sont un couple assez « nerd » (geek ) passionnés de nouvelles technologies.
Photos : M6, Le parisien, Google, programme tv, antenne réunion, Paris Match, Ouest France etc… diverses autres sources.
Article : Satellite Team.
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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.
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. 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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).
In 2010, plans were announced for the Pat Boone Family Theater at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 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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One afternoon, after killing one of his targets, he hesitates in killing the pet parrot, Roger, and instead takes him as a gift to his mother, Louisa (Eileen Atkins) an intimidating woman who was, until recently, also Victor’s housemate.
In celebration of his 55th birthday, she gives him a leather bound book with newspaper clippings of each of his kills from his first to his most recent, leaving pages for future hits to be included.
She also expresses concern that he might be homosexual, wondering why he hasn’t produced a successor.
Rose (Emily Blunt) is a not-so-average girl with a talent for thievery.
Her most recent theft involves the sale of a fake Rembrandt painting (painted by her friend in the Restoration Department of the National Gallery) to Ferguson (Rupert Everett), managing to swindle him out of £900,000.
Ferguson soon discovers the swap and hires the best hitman, Victor Maynard, to dispose of her. Victor takes the case and immediately tracks Rose down, missing several opportunities to kill her, and accidentally killing a random stall customer in a changing room.
He follows her to a balcony opposite her hotel room and tries to shoot her through the window, but is interrupted by the arrival of the front doorman.
Victor sets up a microphone and headset to keep her under surveillance, but falls asleep, unable to listen to their noisy lovemaking. He wakes the following morning, just as she is leaving. He has the opportunity to shoot but pauses.
His mother, Louisa, is disappointed by this missed target (and has apparently killed Roger with a knitting needle) and suggests that Victor apologize to his employer and offer to do the hit for free. He tracks Rose down in a parking garage where he sees another hitman ready to kill her. He takes the preemptive shot, killing the other assassin.
He and Rose get into her car, only to be forced out again by Mike (Gregor Fisher), another assassin hiding in the back seat of her Mini. Mike throws Victor’s gun away and lines them up on the wall to be shot and killed, but instead is wounded by Tony (Rupert Grint), an apparently homeless young man who had picked up the dead man’s gun. Saying it was his first time handling a firearm, he impresses Victor enough to consider a protégé.
But he sends Tony home and Victor and Rose flee. Mike starts firing at them and they nearly run over Tony on his way out of the garage, forcing him to join the ride.
Rose offers Victor his price of £30,000 a week for her protection, believing that he is merely a private detective. They travel to a luxury hotel where they can lay low, but by chance get a room on the same floor as Ferguson. Ferguson hires Dixon (Martin Freeman), reputed to be second only to Maynard in proficiency, to kill Rose and Maynard. After several close calls, Mike, who is also Ferguson’s bodyguard, discovers their whereabouts when he spots a pair of boots that Rose had stolen from his dead partner.
Tony is ambushed in the bathroom and nearly drowned in the bathtub by Mike, but he turns the tables and accidentally shoots Mike’s ear off before the three of them escape the hotel. Ferguson and Mike pursue them in a high-speed chase through the streets of London until Mike loses control and crashes the car, sending the pair to the hospital.
They travel to Maynard’s home, an exclusive farm deep in the countryside, where his furniture is shrink-wrapped and his cat, Snowy, resides with him. Maynard takes Tony on as his apprentice in “private detective” work.
One night (after a sensual foot-massage between Victor and Rose), Rose is attacked by Louisa (Victor’s mother), who had come back to the house to finish what her son had started. He eventually talks her down and after she leaves, the three of them work on becoming friends.
Rose and Tony help Victor celebrate his birthday, and, after a brief period of sexual confusion between Tony and Maynard, Victor falls in love with and sleeps with Rose. Afterwards, his attitude becomes more friendly, and Victor peels off the plastic coverings on all of his furniture and opens up the house. Meanwhile, Rose looks around Victor’s room, finding the leather book that his mother had given him and learning that she was actually his target for assassination.
She also finds Victor’s father’s first gun, a Broomhandle Mauser, and steals it for protection. She runs out of the house after making it clear that she trusts neither Victor nor Tony, and returns to the National Gallery, only to find her friend dead and Dixon and his assistant, Fabian (Geoff Bell), waiting for her.
They quickly return to Victor’s home, and Tony and Victor gain the upper hand when Louisa appears, killing Fabian with a machine gun. Dixon withdraws the old gun Rose had taken from Victor’s room and fires at Victor. It backfires, sending the bolt into his skull. Victor, Tony and Rose bury the pair in the back yard and return to their lives.
Three years later, Victor and Rose are married with a son named Angel and Tony has moved in with them. While Angel is playing one morning, Tony comes outside asking Victor and Rose where the cat had gone off to. They look at Angel in awe as he is innocently patting soft dirt into the yard, suggesting he killed and buried the cat. Victor smiles with pride.
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An Academy Award winner, MacLaine received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 2012, and received the Kennedy Center Honors for her lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts in 2013. She is known for her New Age beliefs, and has an interest in spirituality and reincarnation. She has written a series of autobiographical works that describe these beliefs, document her world travels, and describe her Hollywood career.
A six-time Academy Award nominee, MacLaine received a nomination for Best Documentary Feature for The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir (1975), and Best Actress nominations for Some Came Running (1958), The Apartment (1960), Irma la Douce (1963), and The Turning Point (1977), before winning Best Actress for Terms of Endearment (1983). She twice won the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress, for Ask Any Girl (1959), and The Apartment (1960).
MacLaine won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Special for the 1976 TV special, Gypsy In My Soul. She has also won five competitive Golden Globe Awards and received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 1998 ceremony.
Named after Shirley Temple (who was 6 years old at the time), Shirley MacLean Beaty was born in Richmond, Virginia. Her father, Ira Owens Beaty, was a professor of psychology, public school administrator, and real estate agent, and her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (née MacLean), was a drama teacher, originally from Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. MacLaine’s younger brother is the actor, writer and director Warren Beatty; he changed the spelling of his surname when he became an actor.
Their parents raised them as Baptists. Her uncle (her mother’s brother-in-law) was A. A. MacLeod, a Communist member of the Ontario legislature in the 1940s.
While MacLaine was still a child, Ira Beaty moved his family from Richmond to Norfolk, and then to Arlington and Waverly, eventually taking a position at Arlington’s Thomas Jefferson Junior High School. MacLaine played baseball in an all-boys team, holding the record for most home runs which earned her the nickname “Powerhouse”. During the 1950s, the family resided in the Dominion Hills section of Arlington.
As a toddler she had weak ankles and would fall over with the slightest misstep, so her mother decided to enroll her in ballet class at the Washington School of Ballet at the age of three.
This was the beginning of her interest in performing. Strongly motivated by ballet, she never missed a class. In classical romantic pieces like Romeo and Juliet and The Sleeping Beauty, she always played the boys’ roles due to being the tallest in the group and the absence of males in the class.
Eventually she had a substantial female role as the fairy godmother in Cinderella; while warming up backstage, she broke her ankle, but then tightened the ribbons on her toe shoes and proceeded to dance the role all the way through before calling for an ambulance.
Ultimately she decided against making a career of professional ballet because she had grown too tall and was unable to acquire perfect technique.
She explained that she didn’t have the ideal body type, lacking the requisite “beautifully constructed feet” of high arches, high insteps and a flexible ankle.
Also slowly realizing ballet’s propensity to be too all-consuming, and ultimately limiting, she moved on to other forms of dancing, acting and musical theater.
MacLaine made her film debut in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry (1955), for which she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress. This was quickly followed by her role in the Martin and Lewis film Artists and Models (also 1955).
Soon afterwards, she had a role in Around the World in 80 Days (1956). This was followed by Hot Spell and a leading role in Some Came Running (both 1958); for the latter film she gained her first Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination.
Her second Oscar nomination came two years later for The Apartment (1960), starring with Jack Lemmon.
The film won five Oscars, including Best Director for Billy Wilder. She later said, “I thought I would win for The Apartment, but then Elizabeth Taylor had a tracheotomy.” She starred in The Children’s Hour (1961) also starring Audrey Hepburn and James Garner, based on the play by Lillian Hellman and directed by William Wyler.
She was again nominated, this time for Irma la Douce (1963), which reunited her with Wilder and Lemmon. Don Siegel, her director on Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) said of her: “It’s hard to feel any great warmth to her. She’s too unfeminine and has too much balls. She’s very, very hard.”
At the peak of her success, she replaced Marilyn Monroe in Irma la Douce and What a Way to Go! (1964). Other films from this period include Gambit (1966), with Michael Caine, and the film version of the musical Sweet Charity (1968), based on the script for Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria released a decade earlier.
MacLaine’s documentary film The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir (1975), co-directed with Claudia Weill, concentrates on the experiences of women in China. It was nominated for the year’s Documentary Feature Oscar.
Co-starring with Anne Bancroft in The Turning Point (1977), MacLaine portrayed a retired ballerina much like herself; she was nominated for an Oscar as the Best Actress in a Leading Role. In 1978, she was awarded the Women in FilmCrystal Award for outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry.
In Being There (1979), she appeared with Peter Sellers. In a short-lived MacLaine television sitcom, Shirley’s World (1971–72), co-produced by Sheldon Leonard and ITC and shot in the United Kingdom, she was cast as a photojournalist.
MacLaine has also appeared in numerous television projects including an autobiographical miniseries based upon the book Out on a Limb;
The Salem Witch Trials;
These Old Broads written by Carrie Fisher and co-starring Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, and Joan Collins;
Coco, a Lifetime production based on the life of Coco Chanel.
She appeared in the third and fourth seasons of the British drama Downton Abbey as Martha Levinson, mother to Cora, Countess of Grantham (played by Elizabeth McGovern) and Harold Levinson (played by Paul Giamatti) in 2012–2013.
In February 2016, it was announced that MacLaine will star in the live-action family film A Little Mermaid, based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, to be produced by MVP Studios.
MacLaine was married to businessman Steve Parker from 1954 until their divorce in 1982; they have a daughter, Sachi.
In April 2011, while promoting her new book, I’m Over All That, she revealed to Oprah Winfrey that she had had an open relationship with her husband.
MacLaine also told Winfrey that she often fell for the leading men she worked with, with the exceptions of Jack Lemmon (The Apartment) and Jack Nicholson (Terms of Endearment).
MacLaine has also gotten into feuds with such notable co-stars as Anthony Hopkins (A Change of Seasons), who said that “she was the most obnoxious actress I have ever worked with,” and Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment).
MacLaine has claimed that, in a previous life in Atlantis, she was the brother to a 35,000-year-old spirit named Ramtha channeled by American mystic teacher and author J. Z. Knight.
She has a strong interest in spirituality and metaphysics, the central theme of some of her best-selling books including Out on a Limb and Dancing in the Light. She has undertaken such forms of spiritual exploration as walking the Way of St. James, working with Chris Griscom and practicing Transcendental Meditation.
Her well-known interest in New Age spirituality has also made its way into several of her films. In Albert Brooks’s romantic comedy Defending Your Life (1991), the recently deceased lead characters, played by Brooks and Meryl Streep, are astonished to find MacLaine introducing their past lives in the “Past Lives Pavilion”.
In Postcards from the Edge (1990), MacLaine sings a version of “I’m Still Here”, with customized lyrics created for her by composer Stephen Sondheim. One of the lyrics was changed to “I’m feeling transcendental – am I here?” In the television movie These Old Broads, MacLaine’s character is a devotee of New Age spirituality.
She has an interest in UFOs, and gave numerous interviews on CNN, NBC and Fox news channels on the subject during 2007–8. In her book Sage-ing While Age-ing (2007), she described alien encounters and witnessing a Washington, D.C. UFO incident in the 1950s.In the April 2011 edition of the Oprah show MacLaine stated that she and her neighbor observed numerous UFO incidents at her New Mexico ranch for extended periods of time.
MacLaine is godmother to the daughter of former Democratic U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich.
Along with her brother, Warren Beatty, MacLaine used her celebrity status in instrumental roles as a fundraiser and organizer for George McGovern’s campaign for president in 1972.That year, she authored the book McGovern: The Man and His Beliefs.
On February 7, 2013, Penguin Group USA published Sachi Parker’s autobiography Lucky Me: My Life With – and Without – My Mom, Shirley MacLaine.MacLaine has called the book “virtually all fiction”.
MacLaine starred in A Change of Seasons (1980) alongside Anthony Hopkins, and won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar for Terms of Endearment (1983), playing Debra Winger’s mother. She won a Golden Globe for Best Actress (Drama) for Madame Sousatzka (1988).
She has continued to star in major films, such as Steel Magnolias with Sally Field, Julia Roberts and other stars. In 2000 she made her feature-film directorial debut and starred in Bruno, which was released to video as The Dress Code. MacLaine has starred in Postcards from the Edge (1990) with Meryl Streep, playing a fictionalized version of Debbie Reynolds from a screenplay by Reynolds’s daughter, Carrie Fisher; Used People (1992) with Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates; Guarding Tess (1994) with Nicolas Cage; Mrs. Winterbourne (1996), with Ricki Lake and Brendan Fraser; Rumor Has It… (2005) with Kevin Costner and Jennifer Aniston; In Her Shoes (also 2005) with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette; and Closing the Ring (2007) directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Christopher Plummer.
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