PEGGY LIPTON


Peggy Lipton, née le 30 août 1946 à New York et morte le 11 mai 2019 à Los Angeles, est  une actrice et ancienne mannequin.

Elle est devenue célèbre grâce à son rôle le plus connu, celle d’une jeune fleuriste nommée Julie Barnes, dans la série télévisée de contre-culture ABC La Nouvelle Équipe (1968-1973) pour lequel elle remporte le Golden Globe de la meilleure actrice dans une série télévisée dramatique en 1970. 

Sa carrière de près de cinquante ans, à la télévision, au cinéma et sur scène, a inclus des apparitions dans diverses autres séries télévisées, notamment dans le rôle de Norma Jennings dans Twin Peaks de David Lynch. Sa carrière de près de cinquante ans, à la télévision, au cinéma et sur scène, a inclus des apparitions dans diverses autres séries télévisées, notamment dans le rôle de Norma Jennings dans Twin Peaks de David Lynch.

Lipton a épousé le musicien et producteur Quincy Jones et est mère de leurs deux filles, Rashida Jones et Kidada Jones, devenues également actrices.

Née à New York le 30 août 1946, Peggy Lipton est élevée dans une famille juive de la classe moyenne. Son père Harold Lipton (1911-1999), est juriste d’entreprise, et sa mère Rita Benson (1912-1986), artiste.

 Ses grands-parents paternels étaient des Juifs de Russie, et sa mère est née à Dublin en Irlande, de parents juifs émigrés d’Europe de l’Est

Peggy Lipton grandit à Long Island avec ses frères, Robert, qui deviendra acteur, et Kenneth. Elle fréquente le lycée Lawrence et l’école professionnelle des enfants. Abusée sexuellement par un oncle, Peggy Lipton devient une enfant nerveuse et solitaire. Des accès de bégaiement l’empêchent parfois de dire son propre nom. 

En 1964, la famille déménage à Los Angeles ; Peggy devient, à ses dires, une « Hippie Topanga Canyon », explorant méditation et yoga, et subsistant de gâteaux de riz et de fromage cottage

Le père de Peggy Lipton a organisé ses premiers travaux de modélisation à New York, tandis que sa mère l’encourageait à prendre des cours de théâtre. 

À 15 ans, Lipton est devenue un mannequin de l’Agence Ford et de là s’ensuivit le succès de sa carrière. Après qu’elle et sa famille ont déménagé à Los Angeles en 1964, Lipton a signé un contrat avec Universal Pictures. 

Elle fait ses débuts à la télévision à l’âge de 19 ans dans la sitcom NBC John Forsythe Show (1965). 

Entre 1965 et 1968, elle est apparue dans les épisodes de la série suivante : Ensorcelé, Le Virginien, ( the virginian ) Les Envahisseurs, La Route de l’Ouest, Le F. B. I., de Walt Disney, Willie et le Yankee, L’Heure  d’Alfred Hitchcock, et M. Novack.

Elle est devenue célèbre avec La Nouvelle Équipe. Apparaissant perdue et vulnérable, comme l’a écrit David Hutchings, son interprétation de Julie Barnes en « canari à l’aile cassée » lui a valu quatre nominations aux Emmy Awards et quatre nominations aux Golden Globes.

 

THE MOD SQUAD

En 1971, elle a remporté un Golden Globe de la meilleure actrice dans une série télévisée dramatique. Mince avec de longs cheveux blonds, habillée en mini-jupes, ou en pantalons pattes d’éléphant, son personnage de Julie Barnes devint une icône de la mode hippie de son temps.

 Au cours de la fin des années 1960 et au début des années 1970, Peggy Lipton s’est liée à une série d’hommes alcooliques, violents, et/ou mariés. 

Elle a également eu une relation avec le Beatle Paul Mc Cartney de 1965 à 1968. 

Lorsque Paul venait aux États-Unis, il passait beaucoup de temps avec Peggy, très amoureuse.

 Malheureusement pour elle, Paul McCartney était un peu tel un marin, une fille dans chaque port. 

En 1968, Paul venu à Miami contacte Linda Eastman afin qu’ils passent la soirée ensemble. Peggy, au courant de la présence de Paul aux États-Unis, accourt à l’hôtel où il est descendu, mais se voit éconduire par Barry Miles comme une vulgaire groupie, elle ne reverra Paul. 

Elle apprendra son mariage avec Linda en 1969, en restera inconsolable au point de consommer de la drogue. Peggy Lipton a évoqué cette période dans sa biographie Respirer (2005), co-écrit par David et Coco Dalton.

Peggy Lipton épouse le musicien et producteur Quincy Jones en 1974 et fait une pause dans le cinéma pour se consacrer à sa famille (avec une exception notable de figurante dans le film Le Retour de la Mod Squad en 1979), à leurs deux filles, Rashida et Kidada Jones. Lipton et Jones se séparent en 1986, et divorcent en 1990. 

En 2004, elle révèle son le cancer du côlon et son traitement. A partir de 2003, Jack Chartier, à l’époque chef d’état-major de Alan Hevesi, puis contrôleur de l’État à New York, verse une somme de 90 000 $ à Lipton pour l’aider à payer ses loyers et factures d’hôpitaux. Il a également investi 44 000 $ supplémentaires en fonds de caisse de retraite pour une entreprise dans laquelle une des filles de Lipton est impliquée

Peggy Lipton for the television series, ‘The Mod Squad,’ c. 1968. (Photo by ABC/Hulton Archive/ Getty Images)

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JOHN DENVER


Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver.

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John was an American singer, songwriter, actor, activist, and humanitarian. He was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s and one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career in folk music groups in the late 1960s. His greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s. Throughout his life, Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed.

He performed primarily with an acoustic guitar and sang about his joy in nature, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Denver’s music appeared on a variety of charts, including country and western, the Billboard Hot 100, and adult contemporary, in all earning him twelve gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, “Annie’s Song”, “Rocky Mountain High”, and “Sunshine on My Shoulders”.

Doris Day and John Denver
Doris Day and John Denver

Denver further starred in films and several notable television specials in the 1970s and 1980s. In the following decade, he continued to record, but also focused on calling attention to environmental issues, lent his vocal support to space exploration, and testified in front of Congress to protest against censorship in music. He was known for his love of the state of Colorado, which he sang about numerous times. He lived in Aspen, Colorado, for much of his life. He was named Poet Laureate of the state in 1974. The Colorado state legislature also adopted “Rocky Mountain High” as one of its state songs in 2007. Denver was an avid pilot, and died in a single fatality crash of his personal aircraft at the age of 53.

 

Biography

Early years

Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was born in Roswell, New Mexico, to Erma Louise Swope and Lt. Col. Henry John Deutschendorf, Sr. an Air Force officer (who set three speed records in the B-58 Hustler bomber and earned a place in the Air Force Hall of Fame).

 Henry Sr. was of German ancestry, and met and married his “Oklahoma Sweetheart”. Denver’s Irish Catholic and German maternal grandmother was the one who imbued Denver with his love of music. In his autobiography, Take Me Home, Denver described his life as the eldest son of a family shaped by a stern father who could not show his love for his children. He is also the nephew of singer Dave Deutschendorf of The New Christy Minstrels.

Because Denver’s father was in the military, the family moved often, making it difficult for Denver to make friends and fit in with people of his own age. Constantly being the new kid was agony for the introverted child, and he grew up always feeling as if he should be somewhere else, but never knowing where that “right” place was. While living in Tucson, Arizona, Denver was a member of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus for two years.

Denver was happy living in Tucson, but his father was transferred to Montgomery, Alabama, then in the midst of the Montgomery boycotts. The family later moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where Denver graduated from Arlington Heights High School. Attending high school in Fort Worth was a distressing experience for the disenfranchised Denver. In his third year of high school, he borrowed his father’s car and ran away to California to visit family friends and begin his music career. His father flew to California to bring him back, and Denver unhappily returned to finish high school.

At the age of 11, Denver received an acoustic guitar from his grandmother. He learned to play well enough to perform at local clubs by the time he was in college. He adopted the surname “Denver” after the capital of his favorite state, Colorado. He decided to change his name when Randy Sparks, founder of The New Christy Minstrels, suggested that “Deutschendorf” wouldn’t fit comfortably on a marquee.

 Denver studied Architecture at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and sang in a folk-music group called “The Alpine Trio” while pursuing architecture studies. He was also a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Denver dropped out of the Texas Tech School of Engineering in 1963, and moved to Los Angeles, where he sang in folk clubs. In 1965, Denver joined the Chad Mitchell Trio, a folk group that had been renamed “The Mitchell Trio” prior to Chad Mitchell’s departure and before Denver’s arrival, and then “Denver, Boise, and Johnson” (John Denver, David Boise, and Michael Johnson).

In 1969, John Denver abandoned the band life to pursue a solo career and released his first album for RCA Records: Rhymes & Reasons. Two years prior, Denver had made a self-produced demo recording of some of the songs he played at his concerts. He included in the demo a song called “Babe I Hate to Go”, later renamed “Leaving on A Jet Plane”. Denver made several copies and gave them out as presents for Christmas.  Producer Milt Okun, who produced records for the Mitchell Trio and the high-profile folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, had become Denver’s producer as well. Okun brought the unreleased “Jet Plane” song to Peter, Paul and Mary. Their version of the song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Although RCA did not actively promote Rhymes & Reasons with a tour, Denver himself embarked on an impromptu supporting tour throughout the Midwest, stopping at towns and cities as the fashion took him, offering to play free concerts at local venues. When he was successful in persuading a school, college, American Legion Hall, or local coffee-house to let him play, he would spend a day or so distributing posters in the town and could usually be counted upon to show up at the local radio station, guitar in hand, offering himself for an interview.[citation needed] With his foot-in-the-door for authoring “Leaving on a Jet Plane”, he was often successful in gaining some valuable promotional airtime, usually featuring one or two songs performed live. Some venues would let him play for the “door”; others restricted him to selling copies of the album at intermission and after the show. After several months of this constant low-key touring schedule, however, he had sold enough albums to persuade RCA to take a chance on extending his recording contract. He had also built a sizable and solid fan base, many of whom remained loyal throughout his career.

Denver recorded two more albums in 1970, Take Me to Tomorrow and Whose Garden Was This, including a mix of songs he had written and cover versions of other artists’ compositions.

Career peak

His next album, Poems, Prayers, and Promises (released in 1971), was a breakthrough for him in the U.S., thanks in part to the single “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, which went to number 2 on the Billboard charts despite the first pressings of the track being distorted. Its success was due in part to the efforts of his new manager, future Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub, who signed Denver in 1970. Weintraub insisted on a re-issue of the track and began a radio-airplay campaign that started in Denver, Colorado. Denver’s career flourished from then on, and he had a series of hits over the next four years. In 1972, Denver scored his first Top Ten album with Rocky Mountain High, with its title track reaching the Top Ten in 1973.

 Between 1974 and 1975, Denver experienced an impressive chart dominance, with a string of four No.1 songs (“Sunshine on My Shoulders”, “Annie’s Song”, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy”, and “I’m Sorry”) and three No.1 albums (John Denver’s Greatest Hits, Back Home Again, and Windsong).

In the 1970s, Denver’s onstage appearance included long blond hair, embroidered shirts emblazoned with images commonly associated with the American West (created by designer & appliqué artist Anna Zapp), and “granny” glasses. His manager, Jerry Weintraub, insisted on a significant number of television appearances, including a series of half-hour shows in England, despite Denver’s protests at the time, “I’ve had no success in Britain… I mean none.”

 Weintraub explained to Maureen Orth of Newsweek in December 1976, “I knew the critics would never go for John. I had to get him to the people.”

After appearing as a guest on many shows, Denver went on to host his own variety/music specials, including several concerts from Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver. His seasonal special, Rocky Mountain Christmas, was watched by more than 60 million people and was the highest-rated show for the ABC network at that time.[citation needed]

 

 

His live concert special, An Evening with John Denver, won the 1974–1975 Emmy for Outstanding Special, Comedy-Variety or Music.  When Denver ended his business relationship because of Weintraub’s focus on other projects, Weintraub threw Denver out of his office and called him a Nazi.

 Denver would later tell Arthur Tobier, when the latter transcribed his autobiography,[citation needed] “…I’d bend my principles to support something he wanted of me. And of course every time you bend your principles – whether because you don’t want to worry about it, or because you’re afraid to stand up for fear of what you might lose – you sell your soul to the devil.”

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Denver was also a guest star on The Muppet Show, the beginning of the lifelong friendship between Denver and Jim Henson that spawned two television specials with The Muppets.

He also tried his hand at acting, appearing in the The Colorado Cattle Caper episode of the McCloud television movie on February 24, 1974, and starring in the 1977 film Oh, God! opposite George Burns.

Denver hosted the Grammy Awards five times in the 1970s and 1980s and guest-hosted The Tonight Show on multiple occasions. In 1975, Denver was awarded the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award.

At the ceremony, the outgoing Entertainer of the Year Charlie Rich presented the award to his successor, but in protest of what he considered the inappropriateness of Denver’s selection, Rich set fire to the envelope containing the official notification of the award. However, Denver’s music was defended by country singer Kathy Mattea, who told Alanna Nash of Entertainment Weekly, “A lot of people write him off as lightweight, but he articulated a kind of optimism, and he brought acoustic music to the forefront, bridging folk, pop, and country in a fresh way… People forget how huge he was worldwide.”

In 1977, Denver cofounded The Hunger Project with Werner Erhard and Robert W. Fuller. He served for many years and supported the organization until his death.

Denver was also appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve on the President’s Commission on World Hunger, writing the song “I Want to Live” as its theme song. In 1979, Denver performed “Rhymes & Reasons” at the Music for UNICEF Concert. Royalties from the concert performances were donated to UNICEF.

 His father taught him to fly in the mid-1970s, which led to a reconciliation between father and son.

T In 1980, Denver and his father, Lt. Col. “Dutch” Deutschendorf, co-hosted an award winning television special, “The Higher We Fly: the History of Flight”. It won the Osborn Award from the Aviation/Space Writers’ Association, and was honored by the Houston Film Festival.

Denver became outspoken in politics in the mid-1970s. He expressed his ecologic interests in the epic 1975 song “Calypso,” which is an ode to the exploration ship and team of environmental activist Jacques Cousteau. In 1976, he campaigned for Jimmy Carter, who became a close friend and ally. Denver was a supporter of the Democratic Party and of a number of charitable causes for the environmental movement, the homeless, the poor, the hungry, and the African AIDS crisis. He founded the charitable Windstar Foundation in 1976, to promote sustainable living. His dismay at the Chernobyl disaster led to precedent-setting concerts in parts of communist Asia and Europe.

During the 1980s, Denver was critical of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Administration, but he remained active in his campaign against hunger, for which Reagan awarded Denver the Presidential World Without Hunger Award in 1985.

Later years and humanitarian work

He had a few more U.S. Top 30 hits as the 1970s ended, but nothing to match his earlier success. He began to focus more on humanitarian and sustainability causes, focusing extensively on conservation projects. He made public expression of his acquaintances and friendships with ecological-design researchers such as Richard Buckminster Fuller (about whom he wrote and composed “What One Man Can Do”) and Amory Lovins, from whom he said he learned much. He also founded two environmental groups; the Windstar Foundation and Plant-It 2020 (originally Plant-It 2000).

Denver had a keen interest in solutions to world hunger. He visited Africa during the 1980s to witness first-hand the suffering caused by starvation and to work with African leaders toward solutions.

 

In 1983 and 1984, Denver hosted the annual Grammy Awards. In the 1983 finale, Denver was joined on stage by folk-music legend Joan Baez with whom he led an all-star version of “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Let The Sunshine In,” joined by such diverse musical icons as Jennifer Warnes, Donna Summer, and Rick James.

In 1984, Roone Arledge, president of ABC Sports, asked Denver to compose and sing the theme song for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Denver worked as both a performer and a skiing commentator. (Skiing was another avocation of Denver’s.) He had written and composed “The Gold and Beyond,” and he sang it for the Olympic Games athletes, as well as local venues including many schools.

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In 1985, Denver asked to participate in the singing of “We Are the World,” but he was turned down. According to Ken Kragen (who helped to produce the song), the reason Denver was turned down was that many people felt his image would hurt the credibility of the song as a pop-rock anthem. “I didn’t agree” with this assessment, Kragen said, but reluctantly turned Denver down anyway.

For Earth Day 1990, Denver was the on-camera narrator of a well-received environmental TV program, In Partnership With Earth, with then–EPA Administrator William K. Reilly.

With Denver’s innate love of flying, he was naturally attracted to NASA and became dedicated to America’s work in outer space. He conscientiously worked to help bring into being the “Citizens in Space” program. Denver received the NASA Public Service Medal, in 1985 for “helping to increase awareness of space exploration by the peoples of the world,” an award usually restricted to spaceflight engineers and designers. Also in 1985, Denver passed NASA’s rigorous physical exam and was in line for a space flight, a finalist for the first citizen’s trip on the Space Shuttle in 1986. But he was not chosen. After the Challenger disaster with teacher Christa McAuliffe aboard, Denver dedicated his song “Flying for Me” to all astronauts, and he continued to support NASA.

Denver testified before the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on the topic of censorship during a Parents Music Resource Center hearing in 1985. Denver also toured Russia in 1985. His 11 Soviet Union concerts were the first by any American artist in more than 10 years, and they marked a very important cultural exchange that culminated in an agreement to allow other western artists to perform there.

 He returned two years later to perform at a benefit concert for the victims of the Chernobyl disaster. In October 1992, Denver undertook a multiple-city tour of the People’s Republic of China. He also released a greatest-hits CD, “Homegrown,” to raise money for homeless charities.

In 1994, he published his autobiography, Take Me Home, in which he candidly spoke of his marijuana, LSD, and cocaine use, his marital infidelities, and his history of domestic violence. In 1996, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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In early 1997, Denver filmed an episode for the Nature series, centering on the natural wonders that inspired many of his best-loved songs. The episode contains his last song, “Yellowstone, Coming Home,” which he composed while rafting along the Colorado River with his son and young daughter.

In the summer of 1997, Denver recorded a children’s train album for Sony Wonder, titled All Aboard! This was produced by long-time friend Roger Nichols.  The album consisted of old-fashioned swing, big band, folk, bluegrass, and gospel styles of music woven into a theme of railroad songs. This album won a posthumous Best Musical Album For Children Grammy for Denver, which was his only Grammy.

 

Personal life

Denver’s first marriage was to Annie Martell of St. Peter, Minnesota. Their wedding was held at the Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College. Annie was the subject of his hit Annie’s Song, which he composed in only ten minutes while on a ski lift in 1974.

 The couple lived in Edina, Minnesota, from 1968 to 1971. Following the success of “Rocky Mountain High”, Denver purchased a residence in Aspen, Colorado and owned one home in Aspen continuously until his death.  He and Annie adopted a son, Zachary, and daughter, Anna Kate, who John would say were “meant to be” theirs.[4] John once said, “I’ll tell you the best thing about me. I’m some guy’s dad; I’m some little gal’s dad. When I die, Zachary John and Anna Kate’s father, boy, that’s enough for me to be remembered by. That’s more than enough.”  Zachary was the subject of “A Baby Just Like You”, a song that included the line “Merry Christmas, little Zachary” and which he wrote for Frank Sinatra. Denver and Annie Martell divorced in 1982 and the ensuing property settlement caused Denver to become so enraged he nearly choked his ex-wife, then used a chainsaw to cut the marital bed in half. Martell continues to live in Aspen.

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Denver married actress Cassandra Delaney in 1988, after a two-year courtship. Settling at Denver’s home in Aspen, the couple had a daughter, Jesse Belle. Denver and Delaney separated in 1991 and divorced in 1993.  Of his second marriage, Denver would later recall that “before our short-lived marriage ended in divorce, she managed to make a fool of me from one end of the valley to the other”.   In 1993, Denver pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge, and was placed on probation.

 In August 1994, while still on probation, he was again charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence after crashing his Porsche into a tree in Aspen.  Though a jury trial in July 1997 resulted in a hung jury on the second DUI charge, prosecutors later decided to reopen the case, which was closed only after Denver’s accidental death in October 1997.  In 1996, the FAA decided that Denver could no longer fly a plane due to medical disqualification for failure to abstain from alcohol, a condition that the FAA had imposed in October 1995 after his prior drunk-driving conviction.

Denver’s talent extended beyond music. He was a painter as well, but because of his limiting schedule, he pursued photography. He once said that “photography is a way to communicate a feeling”. Denver was an avid skier and golfer. His love of flying was secondary only to his love for music. He collected vintage biplanes, and in 1974, he bought a Learjet, which he used to fly himself to concerts. He also bought a Christen Eagle aerobatic plane, two Cessna 210 and in 1997, an experimental, amateur-built Rutan Long-EZ.

 

On October 12, 1997, Denver was killed at the age of 53, when his experimental Rutan Long-EZ plane, aircraft registration number N555JD, crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Pacific Grove, California, while making a series of touch-and-go landings at the nearby Monterey Peninsula Airport.  The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) accident ID is LAX98FA008.  Denver was the only occupant of the aircraft.Image

 

 

In 2000, CBS presented the television movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story loosely based on his memoirs, starring Chad Lowe. The New York Post observed, “An overachiever like John Denver couldn’t have been this boring.”

Denver’s music remains popular around the world. Previously unreleased and unnoticed recordings are now sought-after collectibles in pop, folk and country genres.[citation needed] Also in demand are copies of Denver’s many television appearances, especially his one-hour specials from the 1970s and his six-part series for Britain’s BBC, The John Denver Show. Despite strong interest in these programs, no sign of “official” release is evident for the vast majority of this material.[citation needed] An anthology musical featuring John Denver’s music, Back Home Again: A John Denver Holiday, premiered at the Rubicon Theatre Company in November 2006.

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On March 12, 2007, the Colorado Senate passed a resolution to make Denver’s trademark 1972 hit “Rocky Mountain High” one of the state’s two official state songs, sharing duties with its predecessor, “Where the Columbines Grow”.  The resolution passed 50–11 in the House, defeating an objection by Rep. Debbie Stafford (R-Aurora) that the song reflected drug use, most specifically the line, “friends around the campfire and everybody’s high”. Sen. Bob Hagedorn, the Aurora Democrat who sponsored the proposal, defended the song as nothing to do with drugs, but everything to do with sharing with friends the euphoria of experiencing the beauty of Colorado’s mountain vistas. Nancy Todd (D-Aurora) said that “John Denver to me is an icon of what Colorado is

On September 24, 2007, the California Friends of John Denver and The Windstar Foundation unveiled a bronze plaque near the spot where his plane went down near Pacific Grove. The site had been marked by a driftwood log carved (by Jeffrey Pine of Colorado) with the singer’s name, but fears that the memorial could be washed out to sea sparked the campaign for a more permanent memorial. Initially the Pacific Grove Council denied permission for the memorial, fearing the place would attract ghoulish curiosity from extreme fans. Permission was finally granted in 1999, but the project was put on hold at the request of the singer’s family. Eventually, over 100 friends and family attended the dedication of the plaque, which features a bas-relief of the singer’s face and lines from his song “Windsong”: “So welcome the wind and the wisdom she offers. Follow her summons when she calls again.”

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To mark the 10th anniversary of Denver’s death, his family released a set of previously unreleased recordings of Denver’s 1985 concert performances in the Soviet Union. This two-CD set, John Denver – Live in the USSR, was produced by Denver’s friend Roger Nichols, and released by AAO Music. These digital recordings were made during 11 concerts, and then rediscovered in 2002. Included in this set is a previously unpublished rendition of “Annie’s Song” in Russian. The collection was released November 6, 2007.

On October 13, 2009, a DVD box set of previously unreleased concerts recorded throughout Denver’s career was released by Eagle Rock Entertainment. Around the World Live is a 5-disc DVD set featuring three complete live performances with full band from Australia in 1977, Japan in 1981, and England in 1986. These are complemented by a solo acoustic performance from Japan in 1984, and performances at Farm Aid from 1985, 1987 and 1990. The final disc has two-hour-long documentaries made by Denver.

On April 21, 2011, John Denver became the first inductee into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. A benefit concert was held at Broomfield’s 1stBank Center and hosted by Olivia Newton-John. Other performers participating in the event included Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lee Ann Womack and John Oates. Both of his ex-wives were in attendance, and the award was presented to his three children.

The John Denver “Spirit” statue is a 2002 bronze sculpture statue that was financed by Denver’s fans.

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr ( 31 Décembre 1943 – 12 Octobre 1997 ) connu sous le pseudo de JOHN DENVER

 

John Denver (31 décembre 1943 – 12 octobre 1997), né Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. , est un chanteur américain, également compositeur, musicien et acteur. Il est mort à l’âge de 53 ans près de la côte de Monterey en Californie en pilotant un avion Rutan modèle Long-EZ, un avion expérimental en fibre de verre.Image

 

Il est né à Roswell, au Nouveau-Mexique. Son père, Henry Deutschendorf, Sr, était instructeur dans l’Armée de l’air des États-Unis. Denver est né alors que son père était en poste au Roswell Army Air Field. Il a passé son enfance dans diverses bases militaires du Sud-ouest américain. Il fréquente le lycée de Fort Worth dans le Texas, et plus tard inscrit à Texas Tech où il était un membre de la fraternité « Delta Tau Delta ». Son goût pour jouer de la musique est venu à l’âge de douze ans lorsque sa grand-mère lui a donné une guitare acoustique Gibson de 1910. Denver a commencé à se produire dans des clubs locaux ainsi qu’à l’université. Il a laissé tomber l’université en 1964 et s’est déplacé à Los Angeles pour rejoindre le trio Chad Mitchell Trio, un groupe de musique folklorique. En 1966, il écrit la chanson Leaving on a Jet Plane, dont l’enregistrement le plus célèbre provient de Peter, Paul and Mary. Il quitte le groupe connu sous le nom de Denver, Boise et Johnson, en 1969 pour poursuivre une carrière solo. La même année il sort son premier album Rhymes and Reasons, (des rimes et des raisons). Durant les quatre années qui suivent, il sort des albums comme Whose Garden Was This, Take Me to Tomorrow, et Poems, Prayers and Promises et devient une célébrité de la chanson populaire en Amérique.

Une de ses chansons les plus connues Take me home, Country roads enregistrée en 1971 sera reprise en France d’abord par Marie Laforêt sous le titre « Mon pays est ici » puis par Claude François sous le titre « J’ai encore ma maison », et encore quelques années plus tard par Dick Rivers sous le titre « Faire un pont ». Cette même chanson connaîtra également une adaptation en japonais dans le film Si tu tends l’oreille (1995). Elle a pour nom Mimi o sumaseba (耳をすませば) au pays du soleil levant.

John Denver and Placido Domingo
John Denver and Placido Domingo

 Célèbre dans le chant et dans l’écriture de chanson, il connaît une carrière mineure en tant qu’acteur.

Ses films les plus connus étant en 1977 Oh, God! avec George Burns.

En 1994, Denver a écrit son autobiographie intitulée Take Me Home. Il se rend à Aspen dans le Colorado en 1970 suivant son premier succès solo avec la chanson Leaving on a Jet Plane (en partant sur un avion à réaction). Denver est connu non seulement pour ses capacités musicales mais également pour son travail humanitaire.

Il a travaillé intensivement sur des projets humanitaires et a aidé à créer un refuge national en Alaska. Il a également fondé son propre groupe environnemental appelé Windstar Foundation. Denver a montré un vif intérêt pour la lutte contre la famine, et s’est rendu en Afrique au cours des années 1980, œuvrant également avec des chefs africains à la recherche d’une solution.

Défiant toutes les étiquettes conventionnelles, John Denver a tenu un rôle singulier dans la musique américaine : un compositeur dont le travail immensément populaire s’est répandu avec une parenté profonde et en lien avec les gens. Ses chansons sont restées populaires dans le monde. Elles sont caractérisées par leurs mélodies douces, une guitare élégante et son interprétation soul du lyrique. Il est devenu un des quelques chanteurs occidentaux largement connus dans le monde non-européen comprenant l’Afrique, l’Inde et l’Asie du Sud-Est.

John Denver était passionné par deux choses : la musique et l’aviation. Pilote expérimenté, il pilotait ses propres Lear Jet et pratiquait le vol acrobatique. Cependant, c’est cette passion qui a causé sa mort : John Denver s’est abîmé en mer le 12 octobre 1997 aux commandes de son Rutan Long-EZ.

 

 

1969 : Rhymes and Reasons

1970 : Take Me To Tomorrow

1970 : Whose Garden Was This?

1971 : Poems, Prayers and Promises

1972 : Aerie

1972 : Rocky Mountain High

1974 : Farewell Andromeda

1974 : John Denver’s Greatest Hits

1974 : Back Home Again

1975 : An Evening With John Denver

1975 : Windsong

1975 : Calypso, un hommage musical à Jacques-Yves Cousteau et à sa cause

1975 : Rocky Mountain Christmas

1976 : Spirit

1977 : John Denver’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2

1977 : I Want To Live

1977 : John Denver

1979 : A Christmas Together

1980 : Autograph

1981 : Some Days Are Diamonds

1982 : Seasons Of The Heart

1982 : Rocky Mountain Holiday

1983 : It’s About Time

1984 : John Denver’s Greatest Hits, Volume 3

1985 : Dreamland Express

1986 : One World

1989 : Higher Ground

1990 : Earth Songs

1990 : The Flower That Shattered The Stone

1990 : A Christmas Together

1990 : Christmas, Like A Lullaby

1991 : Different Directions

1994 : John Denver – Country Roads

1996 : John Denver – Love Again

SOURCE : WIKIPEDIA 

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WILD TARGET


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Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) is an experienced and efficient assassin living a lonely life in accordance with his family’s business. Victor follows a family line of professional assassins, and he completes his assignments quickly and without remorse.

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…

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Shirley MacLaine


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Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty; April 24, 1934)  is an American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author.

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.

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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…

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Nine One One


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Une série TV US, relatant la vie , au quotidien, des pompiers de la ville de Los Angeles.

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Entre les histoires amoureuses des uns et des autres, les intrigues, nous pouvons constater que les pompiers sauvent aussi bien les êtres humains que les animaux dont les requins ( dans un des épisodes)

La vie héroïque des pompiers est mixée à la vie non moins héroïque des standardistes du centre

9 / 1 / 1 ( Nine One One ) par qui tous les appels passent. Les pompiers recevant les instructions pour y aller à partir du Nine One One.

Sans oublier les péripéties de la police, par le biais d’une policière de Los Angeles ( Athena Grant, joué par Angela Bassett ) qui se joint à la joyeuse famille des sauveteurs.

C’est une série qui se veut dans la lignée des série Médicale ( Emergency etc…) Sauf qu’ici nous sentons…

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Unknown Helsinki


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Travels in Finland and abroad

In English:

Laajasalo – the biggest island of Helsinki and Helsinki’s 49th district in eastern Helsinki

Part 2.

Visiting Laajasalo (Degerö in Swedish) is easy. Take metro which goes to Itäkeskus or Myllypuro. Hop off at Herttoniemi subway station. Walk out of subway station and take some of these buses: 84 – Gunillankallio, 85 – Jollas , 88 and 88B – Kaitalahti and Kruunuvuorenranta, 89 – Yliskylä. There are other bus routes, but I suggest to You these routes. You can hop off anytime or at final stop. Where You decide to hop off, start walking. As soon as possible, choose a path. Everywhere on the island, there are cycling and walking paths. Selecting path, they give to You an excellent way to explore the island. Getting lost – no, because every path lead to some road and on roads there is traffic. When returning all the busses are marked…

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Une série TV US, relatant la vie , au quotidien, des pompiers de la ville de Los Angeles.

 

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Entre les histoires amoureuses des uns et des autres, les intrigues, nous pouvons constater que les pompiers sauvent aussi bien les êtres humains que les animaux dont les requins ( dans un des épisodes)

 

La vie héroïque des pompiers est mixée à la vie non moins héroïque des standardistes du centre

9 / 1 / 1 ( Nine One One ) par qui tous les appels passent. Les pompiers recevant les instructions pour y aller à partir du Nine One One.

Sans oublier les péripéties de la police, par le biais d’une policière de Los Angeles ( Athena Grant, joué par Angela Bassett ) qui se joint à la joyeuse famille des sauveteurs.

C’est une série qui se veut dans la lignée des série Médicale ( Emergency etc…) Sauf qu’ici nous sentons une « union » sacrée entre les membres. Ils se considèrent une famille . D’ailleurs,  le commandant des pompiers ( joué par Peter Krause)   aura une liaison voire demandera en mariage Athena, la policière

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MANIFEST TV


 Un père, Une mère, 2 enfants

( jumeaux : 1 garçon et 1 fille d’environ 11 ans ), la jeune tante paternelle et les grands parents des enfants.

Revenant de vacances et attendant à l’aéroport  leur vol de retour.

 

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Annonce de la compagnie d’aviation : Overbooking. La compagnie offre 400 US Dollars pour les passagers qui acceptent de prendre le vol suivant.

Le père, la tante et l’un des enfants ( le garçon ) restent pour le vol qui va suivre, contents d’encaisser chacun 400 US $

 

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Durant le vol de retour,  de ces derniers: De très fortes secousses qui durent près de 5 minutes. L’impression que l’avion est en train de tomber. Les masques d’oxygène apparaissent…Bref, l’avion est en train de chuter…

 

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Puis ? Soudain..Rien.. le calme…l’avion est restabilisé pour le bonheur de tous les passagers et l’équipe à bord.

Quelques heures plus tard, le commandant de bord annonce à la tour de contrôle leur arrivée.

Silence radio de la part de la tour de contrôle puis la tour repose la question : « confirmation de votre numéro de vol et du nom du commandant de bord et d’autres questions »… Le commandant répond à nouveau mais intrigué.

La tour leur ordonne d’atterrir sur un autre aéroport plus isolé.

Accueil de l’avion par des dizaines  de policiers, NSA, CIA etc…Plus d’agents fédéraux que d’équipes d’aéroports.

 

La raison ? : Les 5 minutes de chute de l’avions correspondent à 5 années pour le reste du monde.

L’avion avait été porté disparu

Les passagers déclarés décédés

Pour revenir à la famille citée plus haut : La mère avait commencé à refaire sa vie

La jeune tante (une trentaine d’années) : Son fiancé a épousé la meilleure amie de cette tante

La grand-mère : Décédée

La fille de 11 ans  est devenue jeune fille de 16 ans : Elle retrouve son jumeau qui n’a que 11 ans

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Le monde a changé , évolué, les gens ont refait leur vie . Difficile de se refaire sa vie dans ces conditions surtout que tous les passagers ont acquis  ( à divers degrés ) des forces dignes de super héros  : Des voix qui leur demandent d’agir pour aider, des voix qui les aident parfois, des intuitions, des prémonitions…Chacun à des degrés différents certes, cependant,  il existe « un truc » bizarre » qui les relie toutes / tous.

Les passagers de ce vol 828 sont connectés entre eux.

 

Sans vous raconter la suite : Il faut savoir que des organisations criminelles  cherchent à exploiter  ce don. Des passagers sans attaches, ni familles sont kidnappés depuis l’aéroport pour leur faire passer des tests inhumains et douloureux. D’autres passagers de ce vol 828,  qui parlent trop sont assassinés sous divers prétextes crapuleux…

 

Un suspens garanti…Une série à voir… RadioSatellite & RadioSatellite2 vous le conseillent vivement

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JOHN WAYNE La légende


John WAYNE: Considéré comme l’américain patriote et héroique, 

 

 

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Marion Mitchell Morrison, dit John Wayne, né le 26 mai 1907 à Winterset dans l’Iowa, aux États-Unis, et mort le 11 juin 1979 àLos Angeles, est un acteurréalisateur et producteur américain.

S’il a joué dans des films policiers, des films de guerre et quelques comédies romantiques, c’est dans ses nombreux westernsque John Wayne s’est réellement imposé, sous la direction de deux réalisateurs particulièrement : John Ford (La Chevauchée fantastiqueLe Massacre de Fort ApacheLa Charge héroïqueRio GrandeLa Prisonnière du désert ou encore L’Homme qui tua Liberty Valance) et Howard Hawks (La Rivière rougeRio BravoEl Dorado ou Rio Lobo). Il tourna également plusieurs films avec Henry Hathaway dont Cent dollars pour un shérif, qui lui valut en 1970 l’unique Oscar de sa carrière.

En 1960, il passa derrière la caméra pour réaliser une fresque historique d’envergure, Alamo, relatant les derniers jours de Davy Crockett et ses compagnons lors de la guerre d’indépendance du Texas. Huit ans plus tard, il coréalisa Les Bérets verts, film engagé justifiant l’intervention américaine au Viêt Nam. Ses deux réalisations reflètent l’engagement personnel de John Wayne, républicain et ardent patriote

Classé 13e plus grande star de légende par l’American Film Institute en 1999, John Wayne est certainement un des acteurs les plus représentatifs du western, une incarnation à lui seul de l’Amérique conquérante. Surnommé « The Duke » (le Duc), il reste toujours aujourd’hui, grâce à ses films, le symbole d’une certaine virilité. Il interpréta ce rôle d’homme viril, dur, solitaire et un peu machiste tout au long de sa carrière, ce qui lui fit déclarer : « J’ai joué John Wayne dans tous mes films et ça m’a plutôt pas mal réussi ».

Enfance et scolarité

 

Glendale aujourd’hui, où vécut John Wayne de 1916 à 1924.

Né dans une famille modeste et presbytérienne, son père est Clyde Leonard Morrison (1884–1937), d’ascendance irlandaise et écossaise et fils d’un vétéran de la Guerre de Sécession, Marion Mitchell Morrison (1845–1915). Sa mère est Mary Alberta Brown (1885–1970), d’origine irlandaise. En décembre 1912 naquit son frère Robert. Ses parents changèrent alors son identité en Marion Mitchell Morrison (toutefois il a souvent affirmé que son vrai nom aurait été Marion Michael Morrison).

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John Wayne

 

Peu après son père eut des lésions aux poumons et fut contraint de « changer d’air » pour sa santé. Il mit en vente sa pharmacie et acheta une maison délabrée près du désert des Mojaves, à Palmdale, et des terres où il décida de faire pousser du maïs. Sa femme et ses enfants vinrent le rejoindre en 1914. « Je crois que c’était une misérable baraque. Ni gaz, ni électricité, ni eau courante. […] Nous étions absolument coupés du monde. » C’est pour aider son père qu’il apprit à se servir d’un fusil et à monter à cheval. « Je suis très à l’aise en selle, mais je ne suis pas amoureux des chevaux. Ils sont seulement utiles dans une ferme ou pour tourner un film. »

Lassée du climat rude et de la pauvreté de la famille, Mary Morrison poussa son mari à tout vendre. Ils partirent à Glendale, faubourg de Los Angeles, en 1916, où le père trouva un emploi dans une pharmacie5. Ils déménagèrent régulièrement, s’installant à chaque fois dans une maison plus petite. Marion devint vite un bon élève, lisant beaucoup à la bibliothèque municipale. À douze ans, il enchaîna, en parallèle des cours, des petits boulots  : livreur de journaux, livreur, ouvreur du cinéma Palace.

Son premier vrai souvenir d’un film est probablement Les Quatre Cavaliers de l’Apocalypse avec Rudolph Valentino6. Grâce à son job d’ouvreur, il pouvait accéder à un très grand nombre de films, dont des westerns avec Harry Carey ou des films d’aventures avec Douglas Fairbanks. Il se lia d’amitié avec Bob Steele, future star de westerns des années 1920. C’est aussi dès cette époque que Marion fut surnommé « Big Duke » en référence à son chien, « Little Duke », qu’il emmenait partout avec lui. Au collège, il appartenait aux clubs sportifs et culturels, et fit du théâtre, non comme acteur, mais comme accessoiriste. Ses rares performances d’acteur ne furent pas convaincantes, trop pétrifié qu’il était par le trac

Sportif et accessoiriste

En 1924, l’Université de Californie du Sud décida de recruter les meilleurs éléments des clubs alentours pour sa propre équipe de football, les Trojans, dont Marion Morrison. Pouvant faire ses études gratuitement grâce à une bourse sportive, il fut aussi initié à une fraternité, Sigma Chi8. Il rencontra peu après la vedette Tom Mix, qui assistait à tous les matchs de l’équipe. Appréciant la carrure du jeune homme, il lui offrit un rôle dans un film qu’il devait tourner quelques mois après.

Entre-temps, lors d’un weekend à Balboa, il fut victime d’un accident de bodysurf : il se déchira un muscle de l’épaule après une chute qui le fit entrer en contact avec le fond, tenta vainement quelque temps de continuer le football mais fut évincé de l’équipe, avec toutefois un diplôme de la Fédération de football. Il n’y joua plus jamais. L’été au studio, la star méprisa le jeune Morrison, qui fut toutefois engagé, mais comme accessoiriste.

 
La rencontre avec John Ford fut décisive pour la carrière de John Wayne, même si c’est Raoul Walshqui lui confia son premier grand rôle
 
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Après une figuration sur le film The drop Kick, il fut appelé sur le tournage de Maman de mon cœur, dirigé par John Ford, réalisateur déjà respecté à Hollywood. Celui-ci décida un jour de provoquer gentiment le jeune footballeur Morrison en le faisant se mettre en position, puis en lui faisant mordre la poussière. La pareille que lui rendit aussitôt le jeune homme le fit grimper dans l’estime du réalisateur.

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Il l’embaucha d’ailleurs comme acteur sur son film suivant, La Maison du bourreau, dans un petit rôle de paysan condamné par un juge. John Ford le fit d’abord renvoyer à cause de son comportement (il fut pris d’un fou rire), puis le rappela et tourna la scène.

À partir de 1928, il décida de ne plus aller à l’université. N’ayant plus la bourse accordée grâce à l’équipe de football, il ne pouvait s’offrir les cours. Il retourna à la Fox et devint accessoiriste pendant trois années. « J’ai été menuisier, manœuvre, électricien, charpentier, peintre et tapissier. J’ai tout fait, je connais tous les problèmes du métier et les trucs pour les résoudre. » Il travailla alors de nouveau avec John Ford et d’autres réalisateurs, et fit un peu de figuration, notamment dans Words and musicRough Romance ou Cheer up and smile. Dans Salute, il se confronta pour une des premières fois à un autre étudiant-footballeur voulant participer au film de Ford, Wardell Bond. Dans Hommes sans femmes il fut engagé comme cascadeur, mais payé au tarif d’un accessoiriste

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Le faux départ

Le cinéma parlant avait rendu difficile la réalisation de westerns. Le réalisateur Raoul Walsh prouva le contraire en coréalisant In Old Arizona qui fut un gros succès. La Fox voulut alors lui confier la réalisation d’un grand western, au budget d’un million de dollars. Des acteurs de théâtre furent engagés  : Tyrone Power et Ian Keith. Pour le rôle principal, le choix s’orienta vers Gary Cooper, mais celui-ci était indisponible car sous contrat avecSamuel Goldwyn. Walsh remarqua alors par hasard cet accessoiriste qui déchargeait un camion, Duke Morrison, puis décida de lui faire faire un bout d’essai. Le producteur délégué et le réalisateur décidèrent juste après de lui faire changer de nom. Par admiration pour le général Anthony Wayne, on lui trouva un nom. Et tout bêtement parce que « John » faisait Américain et simple, on lui donna ce prénom. Ainsi Duke Morrison devint John Wayne, sans même avoir été consulté.

Le tournage de La Piste des géants commença à Yuma. Wayne fut victime d’une dysenterie qui l’obligea à un régime et lui fit perdre trois semaines de tournage. Le film fut tourné en70 mm, près de vingt ans avant le CinemaScope. La première mondiale eut lieu le 24 octobre 1930 dans un grand cinéma de Hollywood et la société de production fit faire à sa nouvelle vedette une promotion mensongère, lui inventant une nouvelle biographie.

Le film fut un échec notoire et la conséquence pour John Wayne fut de redevenir un acteur inconnu, sous contrat, à 75 dollars la semaine. De plus, il se fâcha quelque temps avec John Ford

Les années 1930 : entre échecs et nouveau départ

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Duke fut engagé en 1930 pour tourner Girls demand excitement, une comédie musicale dirigée par un chorégraphe de New York parfaitement inexpérimenté, avec Virginia Cherrill. Puis avec Loretta Young, ce fut Three girls lost. Présenté le 1er mai 1931, le film fut résumé par un critique par : « Tout cela est assez idiot ! » La Fox ne renouvela pas le contrat de John Wayne, qui fut embauché par Harry Cohn, grand patron de la Columbia, qui lui fit tourner un autre film sans intérêt, Men are like that. Ces films permirent toutefois à Wayne de se faire un public. Mais une brouille avec Cohn lui fit perdre son statut de vedette, et il devint un second rôle, au profit de Tim McCoy notamment. Il n’oublia jamais cette offense et, devenu une grande vedette, refusa toujours de tourner pour la Columbia.

La mode était aux films d’aviation. John Wayne, qui venait de prendre un agent, Al Kingston, tourna L’ombre d’un aigle. C’est sur ce tournage qu’il rencontra Yakima Canutt, qui allait devenir l’un des cascadeurs les plus connus du cinéma américain. Il enchaîna avec Hurricane express où il interprétait un aviateur décidé à venger son père, tué dans un accident de chemin de fer. Le 24 juin 1933, il se maria enfin à celle qu’il aimait depuis des années, Josie (Josephine Saenz).

cette dernière lui permit d’obtenir un petit rôle, celui d’un boxeur, dans La Vie de Jimmy Dolan avec Douglas Fairbanks. Al Kingston arrangea ensuite un entretien avec Trem Carr et Leo Ostrow qui venaient de fonder la sociétéMonogram Pictures et Duke se vit offrir un contrat de huit westerns par an, payés 2500 $. Il tourna la même année Les Cavaliers du destin où il fut un cow-boy chantant. Exaspéré par cette expérience humiliante, il déclara plus tard que sa chansonnette en play-back lui donnait l’impression « d’être une foutue pédale. » Pourtant cette époque laissa à Wayne de bons souvenirs, il déclara plus tard  : « D’avril à septembre on travaillait comme des dingues pour fournir de la pellicule aux petites salles qui achetaient la production en bloc et d’avance. Puis, à la fin de l’été, je filais chasser la palombe. Ensuite c’était la saison des oies sauvages et des canards. […] Oui c’était le bon temps

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De nouvelles expériences navrantes

Marié et à présent père, John Wayne refusa un nouveau contrat de 24 000 $ proposé par Herbert J. Yates pour Monogram Pictures, las de vivre loin de sa famille et de ses enfants. Il s’essaya sans succès à la gestion d’une agence immobilière. Puis, sous le nom de Duke Morrison, devint boxeur et fit quelques combats dans le Nevada19. Encore une fois, sans grand succès. Résolu à revenir au cinéma, il tenta de se faire remarquer par Cecil B. DeMille,

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en vain. Son ami Paul Fix lui proposa alors une pièce de théâtre, Red Sky At Evening, avecSally Blane. D’abord enthousiasmé, il déchanta assez vite, se rappelant ses expériences navrantes de jeunesse. La seule et unique représentation fut un désastre  : ayant vidé une bouteille de whisky pour se donner du courage, Wayne entra sur scène ivre, oubliant ses répliques et demandant : « Où suis-je? »

Il reprit alors le chemin des studios et tourna pour Universal quelques films où il abandonnait son personnage de cow-boy. Entre 1936 et 1937, il tourna ainsi Les Pirates de la merConflic où il joua un boxeur, I Cover de war dans le rôle d’un reporter, et L’idole de la foule. Produits à coûts réduits, ces films furent des échecs cuisants. Son public fidèle ne voulait de John Wayne qu’il ne fût qu’un cow-boy, sachant se battre et manier son pistolet. Il revint alors vers Herbert J. Yates et tourna d’autres films médiocres, dont certains ne sortirent qu’une fois John Wayne devenu une star.

« Sauvé » par John Ford

À l’été 1937, John Ford invita Wayne à bord de son bateau, l’Araner, et lui donna à lire un scénario de Dudley NicholsLa Chevauchée fantastique, pour avoir son avis quant à l’acteur qui pourrait endosser le premier rôle. Vexé, il proposa néanmoins Lloyd Nolan. Ce n’est que le lendemain que Ford lui demanda : « Idiot, tu penses que tu ne pourrais pas le jouer le rôle ? » Mais les producteurs envisageaient plutôt des vedettes confirmées  : Gary Cooper et Marlène Dietrich.

Le réalisateur réussit finalement à imposer Wayne et Claire Trevor, ainsi que d’autres acteurs expérimentés, tels que Thomas Mitchell ou George Bancroft.

Le film fut tourné d’octobre à décembre 1938, avec un budget modeste. Quelques scènes furent filmées à Monument Valley, le reste en CalifornieYakima Canutt doubla John Wayne, notamment lors de la grande attaque de la diligence. Ce dernier fut tout au long du tournage tyrannisé par le réalisateur, Ford le reprenant sans cesse sur sa façon de marcher, de jouer, de parler. « Je l’aurais tué. Il me mettait en rage. Mais Ford savait ce qu’il faisait. Il savait que j’avais honte d’être un cow-boy de westerns de séries B et de me retrouver là, en compagnie de ces grandes vedettes. » Ford offrit à son acteur vedette l’une des « plus belles entrées de star de l’histoire du cinéma », avec son fameux mouvement de caméra laissant apparaître Ringo Kid, une selle dans une main, un fusil dans l’autre.

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GARY COOPER

La Chevauchée fantastique fut un succès public et reçut sept nominations aux Oscar du cinéma. Les conséquences furent nombreuses  : le western comme genre de cinéma fut réhabilité (le critique Frank S. Nugent écrivit  : « Dans un grand geste superbe, John Ford a balayé dix ans d’artifice et de compromis et a réalisé un film qui fait chanter la caméra ») et John Wayne sortit enfin de l’impasse dans laquelle il se trouvait depuis le début des années 1930.

1940-1951 : L’affirmation d’un héros de cinéma américain

Des retrouvailles professionnelles

 John Wayne dans Les Naufrageurs des mers du sud, de Cecil B. DeMille, en 1942.

Le succès international de La Chevauchée fantastique fit de John Wayne une star, auprès du public et des réalisateurs. Son salaire fut multiplié par trois, puis par onze en 1946, et il devint alors un des acteurs les plus chers avec Gary Cooper ou Clark Gable. Il retrouva le réalisateur Raoul Walsh en 1940 pour un western sur fond de guerre civile, L’Escadron noir, avec Claire Trevor. La même année, il fut engagé pour incarner un Américain accueillant des réfugiés allemands fuyant le régime nazi dans Les Déracinés, et retrouva John Ford pour Les Hommes de la mer. Tourné rapidement et pour un coût relativement modeste, le film ne fut pas un succès public. De plus, Wayne n’était toujours pas pris au sérieux par le réalisateur qui ne le pensait pas capable de jouer des rôles plus complexes. Il tourna un dernier film cette année 1940, La Maison des sept péchés, première collaboration avec Marlène Dietrich, avec qui il s’entendit à merveille33.

PAULETTE GODARD

 

Il fut contacté par le réalisateur Cecil B. DeMille. Wayne, qui n’avait pas oublié sa première rencontre infructueuse avec lui, refusa de jouer dans son film, en lui adressant une longue notice visant à modifier le scénario. DeMille le rappela, John Wayne se fit prier et, après plusieurs discussions, DeMille obtint que John Wayne tournât dans Les Naufrageurs des mers du sud, en compagnie de Ray Milland et Paulette Goddard,

PAULETTE GODARD

PAULETTE GODARD

l’histoire d’un pilleur d’épaves dans les Caraïbes. Le tournage fut agréable, l’entente parfaite, ce qui fit déclarer à Wayne  : « Après avoir tourné avec lui, j’ai pu garder la tête haute, en dépit des films dégueulasses que je devais faire pour Republic. » L’année 1942 vit également Lady for a Night, de Leigh Jason avec Joan Blondell pour partenaire.

Après l’entrée en guerre des États-Unis, John Wayne voulut s’engager pour partir combattre en Europe. Mais, marié et père de quatre enfants, sa demande fut rejetée à plusieurs reprises. Sa participation se réduisit alors à des visites dans des camps. Il déclara plus tard  : « J’ai toujours eu honte de ne pas avoir combattu. Lorsque j’interprète un officier à la tête de son commando, j’ai une piètre opinion de moi-même. »

Patriote et soldat au cinéma

JULES DASSIN (qui est aussi le père de Joe Dassin )

Il retrouva Marlène Dietrich en 1942 dans une nouvelle adaptation du roman de Rex BeachLes Écumeurs, avec un jeune premier, Randolph Scott, puis dans La Fièvre de l’or noir, qui connut un accueil chaleureux de la part du public. Wayne incarna également un pilote de l’armée américaine combattant les Japonais dans Les Tigres volants, film de propagande réalisé par David MillerSacramento, un nouveau western, fut choisi par John Wayne car il devait incarner un pharmacien, une manière de rendre hommage à son père décédé en 1938.

Les années suivantes, John Wayne tourna une série de films de guerre  : Quelque part en France de Jules Dassin

JULES DASSIN (qui est aussi le père de Joe Dassin )

JULES DASSIN (qui est aussi le père de Joe Dassin )

où il incarna un pilote réfugié en Normandie, puis Alerte aux marines. Aux côtés d’ Anthony Quinn, il incarna un colonel américain luttant avec les résistants philippins dans Retour aux Philippines. Républicain et patriote, Wayne critiqua par la suite le travail du réalisateur Edward Dmytryk, qui fut lié au parti communiste et figura sur la liste des Dix d’Hollywood, ainsi que le scénario. Il retrouva ensuite John Ford pour Les Sacrifiés – qui se déroule pendant la guerre du Pacifique – aux côtés d’un jeune acteur, Robert Montgomery. Le film rapporta de l’argent et se classa parmi les vingt plus gros succès de l’année.

Entre temps, John Wayne revint au western dans L’Amazone aux yeux verts, revenant sur sa déclaration de ne plus jamais en tourner. Scénarisé et interprété par son ami Paul Fix, le film imposa durablement l’image virile, nonchalante et misogyne de son personnage.

En revanche, King Vidor ne peut le diriger avec Hedy Lamarr dans Duel au soleil (1946), western lyrique et exacerbé finalement interprété par Gregory Peck et Jennifer Jones et devenu un classique. Il enchaîna par la suite quelques films passés inaperçus, La Femme du pionnierSans réserve avec Claudette Colbert et L’Ange et le mauvais garçon. Pour faire « rentrer l’argent », il tourna également Taïkoun, de nouveau avec Anthony Quinn. En 1948, John Wayne, devenu une vedette importante, faisait partie des acteurs préférés du public américain, avec Clark GableGary Cooper et Humphrey Bogart.

Hawks, la Cavalerie et le Pacifique

En 1947, John Ford tourna le premier volet d’une trilogie consacrée à la cavalerie américaine, Le Massacre de Fort Apache avec pour vedettesHenry Fonda et John Wayne dans un rôle d’officier « humain et pacifiste ». Tourné à Monument Valley pour un budget modeste, le film réunit également Ward Bond et Victor McLaglen. John Wayne, habitué aux humeurs du réalisateur, fut un soutien psychologique précieux pour le jeune John Agar, martyrisé par Ford48. L’accueil public fut chaleureux. Il enchaina avec un rôle de nouveau refusé par Gary Cooper, celui de Tom Dunson dans La Rivière rouge de Howard Hawks qui signait là son premier western. Dans un rôle de cow-boy dur et brutal, Wayne eut pour partenaire Montgomery Clift avec qui il ne s’entendit pas immédiatement. Ce film tourné en extérieurs fut également un grand succès, rapportant plus de dix millions de dollars. Et s’il ne fut pas récompensé, John Wayne impressionna John Ford qui déclara par la suite àHawks : « Je ne savais pas que ce grand fils de pute pouvait jouer ».

OLIVER HARDY

 

En 1948, il engagea à nouveau John Wayne pour Le fils du désert, film en technicolor avec Harry Carey Jr., tourné dans la vallée de la Mort. Wayne tourna ensuite deux films, Le Réveil de la sorcière rouge avec Gail Russell et Le Bagarreur du Kentucky avec Oliver Hardy,

Oliver Hardy

Oliver Hardy

western sans moyens. Deuxième épisode de la trilogie de la cavalerie de FordLa Charge héroïque fut tourné en 1949 à Monument Valley et remporta un grand succès. L’année suivante, Rio Grande, suite du Massacre de Fort Apache, le mit en scène aux côtés de Maureen O’Haraqui devint une partenaire fidèle en même temps qu’une grande amie.

John Wayne enfila de nouveau l’uniforme de l’armée américaine dans trois films : Iwo Jima de Allan Dwan, pour lequel il fut nommé aux Oscars56Opération dans le Pacifique puis Les Diables de Guadalcanal de Nicholas Ray (qui désavoua le film par la suite, au même titre que Wayne qui le considérait comme une œuvre mineure), clôturant ainsi sa série de films en hommage aux combattants de la guerre du Pacifique.

1952-1959 : Une incarnation de l’Amérique à l’écran, un héros aux multiples visages

En 1952, John Wayne tourna à nouveau avec Maureen O’Hara et John Ford. Si Ford ne peut engager le couple d’acteurs pour son adaptation de What Price Glory (qu’ils ont joué sous sa direction sur scène), ils se consolent largement avec L’Homme tranquille, tourné en Irlande (terre des ancêtres du réalisateur), pour un cachet dérisoire. Le film, qui racontait le retour d’un boxeur américain dans son pays d’origine, fut un gros succès commercial dans le monde entier et remporta l’Oscar du Meilleur Film. Big Jim McLain, réalisé la même année parEdward Ludwig le mettait dans la peau d’un enquêteur de la Commission sur les activités anti-américaines au service du sénateur McCarthyL’Homme de bonne volonté, réalisé en 1953 par Michael Curtiz ne remporta pas le succès espéré et orienta de nouveau John Wayne vers des films héroïques. Sous la direction de William Wellman, il tourna Aventure dans le Grand Nord, qu’il coproduisit, et refusa un rôle principal dans Géant (qui fut interprété par Rock Hudson). Également coproducteur de Hondo, l’homme du désert, il fut obligé de reprendre le rôle titre, la star du film Glenn Ford étant en désaccord avec le réalisateur, puis retrouva l’équipe de Aventure dans le Grand Nord pour un nouveau film catastrophe, Écrit dans le ciel. Le film fut un grand succès public, nommé aux Oscars (seule la musique de Dimitri Tiomkin reçut la récompense). Sa collaboration avec Lana Turner pour Le Renard des océans fut houleuse, mais il s’entendit à merveille avec Lauren Bacall sur le tournage de L’Allée sanglante, qui fut un succès immédiat.

 La Prisonnière du désert a été désigné plus grand western de tous les temps par l’American Film Institute.

Le tournage du Conquérant en 1956 fut éprouvant65. Produit par Howard Hughes et réalisé par Dick Powell, il mettait en scène John Wayne dans le rôle … du chef asiatique Gengis Khan, avec Susan Hayward pour partenaire.

 

Tourné près d’un site d’essais nucléaires, il fut probablement à l’origine du cancer de l’acteur (et d’une grande partie de l’équipe du film). En outre, il fut un lourd échec au box-office. La même année, Wayne tourna un nouveau western sous la direction de John FordLa Prisonnière du désert. Tourné sur deux saisons (l’hiver et l’été), à Monument Valley notamment, le film permit à John Wayne de créer un personnage sombre et violent. Le film fut un énorme succès à sa sortie et plusieurs critiques louèrent le travail du réalisateur. En outre, il est aujourd’hui considéré par l’American Film Institute comme le plus grand western de tous les temps.

 

En 1957, de nouveau avec Ford, il tourna L’aigle vole au soleil, un film de guerre adapté de la biographie du héros Frank Wead, avant d’enchainer avec un film d’espionnage, Les espions s’amusent. Mise en scène par Joseph von Sternberg, avec l’actrice Janet Leigh, cette comédie d’espionnage était considérée par John Wayne comme son plus mauvais film. L’année suivante, il forma un couple à l’écran avec Sophia Loren dans La Cité disparue, tourné en partie en Italie par Henry Hathaway, puis entama le tournage du Barbare et la Geisha, sous la direction de John Huston. Les relations furent souvent tendues entre les deux hommes, et le film fut un échec. Wayne fut engagé de nouveau par Howard Hawks pour jouer dans Rio Bravo, aux côtés de Dean Martin et Rick Nelson. Construit comme l’opposition scénaristique du Train sifflera trois fois, le film fut un gros succès populaire et critique. Son nouveau projet avec John Ford et William HoldenLes Cavaliers, fut difficile : le scénario était complexe, le réalisateur vieillissait, des tensions intervinrent entre les sociétés de production et un cascadeur se tua sur le tournage.

susan hayward

susan hayward

1960-1976 : La fin du géant

John Wayne réalise en 1960 Alamo, qui fut une très belle fresque historique. Néanmoins le scénariste de ce film se permit quelques libertés par rapport aux causes et au déroulement de la bataille. En réalisant ce film, John Wayne souhaitait montrer l’abnégation des hommes à défendre une cause qui leur semble juste, telle la république ou la liberté. L’acteur reste fidèle à ce genre et retrouve à plusieurs reprises Henry Hathaway (1960 : Le Grand Sam avec Stewart Granger, 1965 : Les Quatre Fils de Katie Elder avec Dean Martin, 1969 : Cent dollars pour un shérif), Howard Hawks (1966 : El Dorado avec Robert Mitchum, 1970 : Rio Lobo avec Jennifer O’Neill), et bien sûr Ford pour L’Homme qui tua Liberty Valance (1962) face àJames Stewart, plus tard tournant beaucoup avec Andrew V. McLaglen (1963 : Le Grand McLintock qui réunit Wayne avec Maureen O’Hara et Yvonne De Carlo, 1969 : Les Géants de l’Ouest face à Rock Hudson, 1970 : Chisum, 1973 : Les Cordes de la potence).

 

La star continue de privilégier le film d’aventure  : exotique (en 1962 Hatari ! de Hawks), de guerre (en 1962 Le Jour le plus long, en 1965 Première Victoire d’Otto Preminger avec Kirk Douglas, en 1966 L’Ombre d’un géant avec Yul Brynner et Frank Sinatra). Il participe aux superproductions Le Plus Grand Cirque du monde d’Hathaway (1964) avec Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

etClaudia Cardinale et La Plus Grande Histoire jamais contée de George Stevens (1965) où il incarne le centurion de la Crucifixion. Finalement il ne se détend vraiment à l’écran que chez Ford, dans La Taverne de l’Irlandais (1963).

Lui-même revient à la mise en scène en 1968 pour le très polémique Les Bérets verts. L’essentiel est ailleurs : miné par la maladie mais toujours très actif, ce grand séducteur de l’écran s’offre un dernier tour avec sa partenaire favorite, Maureen O’Hara, dans Big Jake en 1971 (que Wayne coréalise), et un duel avec une autre géante, Katharine Hepburn, dans le western humoristique Une bible et un fusil (1975). Sur le tard, il tourne deux policiers : Un silencieux au bout du canon de John Sturges (1974) et Brannigan (1975). L’année de sa mort, sa carrière se clôt sur un western au titre mythique : Le Dernier des géants, dirigé par Don Siegel, où John retrouve James Stewart et Lauren Bacall. Une époque disparaît.

En 1964, on diagnostique chez Wayne un cancer du poumon. Des rumeurs affirment que le responsable de ce cancer était le site nucléaire de Yucca Flat, proche du plateau de cinéma lors du tournage du film Le Conquérant. Patriote, John Wayne pensait que les six paquets de cigarettes qu’il fumait par jour en étaient la cause.

 John Wayne dans Rio Bravo

Toujours présent à l’écran dans des premiers rôles malgré la maladie jusqu’en 1976, il décède finalement d’un cancer de l’estomac le 11 juin 1979. D’après son fils Patrick, il se convertit au catholicisme peu avant sa mort . Il est enterré au cimetière de Pacific View à Corona del Mar.

Engagement politique

John Wayne était connu pour ses opinions patriotiques, anti-communistes et conservatrices. Star du parti républicain, il s’impliqua dans la création de la Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, une association américaine de cinéma conservatrice. S’il n’a pas été incorporé pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale pour des raisons familiales, il a toujours soutenu l’effort de guerre américain  : il incarnera toutes les catégories de soldats américains et cosigne, en 1968, avec Les Bérets verts le seul film américain ouvertement pro-guerre du Vietnam.

En 1964, il soutient encore la candidature de Barry Goldwater à la présidence des États-Unis et, en 1968, est approché pour être lui-même le candidat du parti républicain. Il déclina la proposition au prétexte qu’il ne pensait pas que le public pourrait envoyer un acteur à la Maison-Blanche. Il fut même approché pour être le colistier du candidat dixiecrat George Wallace. Il ne donna pas suite. John Wayne fut cependant un ardent soutien de son ami, l’acteur Ronald Reagan, lors de ses candidatures au poste de gouverneur de Californie en 1966 et 1970.

Famille

Il est le père de Michael Wayne (19342003), acteur et producteur, et de Patrick Wayne (né en 1939), acteur.

Décoration

Le Congrès américain lui décerne le 26 mai 1979 la Médaille d’or du Congrès (plus haute distinction civile qui puisse être accordée à un citoyen). Événement exceptionnel car cette décoration ne fut décernée que deux fois à des acteurs du cinéma, John Wayne et Francis Albert Sinatra, dit Frank Sinatra, le 14 mai 1997.

John Wayne the legend

John Wayne the legend

 

Vous pouvez lire aussi   / You can real also :  Angie Dickinson (Rio Bravo)

Remember Aunt Clara ?? Bewitched?


Marion Lorne (August 12, 1883 – May 9, 1968) was an American actress of stage, film, and television. After a career in theatre in New York and London, Lorne made her first film in 1951, and for the remainder of her life, played small roles in films and television.

Her recurring role, between 1964 and her death in 1968, as Aunt Clara in the comedy series, Bewitched (1964–1972) brought her widespread recognition, and for which she was posthumously awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.  

She was born Marion Lorne MacDougall in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, a small mining town halfway between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, of Scottish and English immigrant parents.  While her year of birth is listed as 1885 on her tombstone, it was usually listed as 1888 when she was alive and the Social Security Death Index lists it as 1883. She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.

Career Lorne debuted on Broadway in 1905; she also acted in London theaters, enjoying a flourishing stage career on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

In London she had her own theater, the Whitehall, where she had top billing in plays written by Walter Hackett, her husband. None of her productions at the Whitehall had runs shorter than 125 nights.

After appearing in a couple of Vitaphone shorts, including Success (1931) starring Jack Haley, she made her feature film debut in her late 60s in Strangers on a Train (1951), directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

The role was typical of the befuddled, nervous, and somewhat aristocratic matrons that she usually portrayed.

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From 1952-55, Lorne was seen as perpetually confused junior high school English teacher Mrs. Gurney on Mr. Peepers. From 1957–58, she co-starred with Joan Caulfield in the NBC sitcom Sally in the role of an elderly widow who happens to be the co-owner of a department store. Although afraid of live television, declaring “I’m a coward when it comes to a live [television] show”,  she was persuaded to appear a few times to promote the film The Girl Rush with Rosalind Russell in the mid-1950s.

Between 1958–64, she made regular appearances on The Garry Moore Show (1958–64). Her last role, as Aunt Clara in Bewitched, brought Lorne her widest fame as a lovable, forgetful witch who is losing her powers due to old age and whose spells usually end in disaster. Aunt Clara is obsessed with doorknobs, often bringing her collection with her on visits.

Lorne had an extensive collection of doorknobs in real life, some of which she used as props in the series.[8] Death She appeared in twenty-seven episodes of Bewitched, and was not replaced after she died of a heart attack in her Manhattan apartment, just prior to the start of production of the show’s fifth season, at the age of 84 on May 9, 1968. Lorne is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in Greenburgh, New York.

Posthumous The producers of Bewitched recognized that Lorne’s performance as Aunt Clara could not be replicated by another actress.  Comedic actress Alice Ghostley was recruited to fill the gap as “Esmeralda”, a different type of befuddled witch with wobbly magic whose spells often went astray.

Coincidentally, Lorne and Ghostley had appeared side-by-side as partygoers in the iconic comedy-drama film The Graduate , made the year before Lorne’s death.  She received a posthumous Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Bewitched. The statue was accepted by Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery. Personal life She was married to playwright Walter Hackett, who died in 1944. WIKIPEDIA  SOURCES  Personal life She was married to playwright Walter Hackett, who died in 1944.

What Each Character Of ‘Friends’ Would Earn In 2019 Betches — AllAbout


There are few things in life considered timeless, among them are The Beatles, red lipstick, and, of course, Friends. Seriously, that show kept me alive during my junior semester abroad in a city that’s tied for least things to do and worst food. If you’re ever in Spain, be sure to not visit to Salamanca.…

 

via What Each Character Of ‘Friends’ Would Earn In 2019 Betches — AllAbout

 

SCENES DE MENAGES


Scènes de ménages est un sitcom français , relatant des séquences de vie au quotidien de plusieurs ménages.

 

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.

Scènes de ménages

Scènes de ménages

 

 

Les séniors de la série : Huguette et Raymond.

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.

 

José et Liliane :

 

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 et Marion :  Un couple fantasque

 

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 )

 

Fabien et Emma : Le couple citadin qui a décidé de s’installer à la campagne.

 

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 et Camille 

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.

 

Léo et Leslie : Le couple Geek 

 

Lelo et Leslie Scènes de ménages

Lelo et Leslie Scènes de ménages

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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Souvenirs…..The Love Boat


The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Networkfrom May 5, 1977, until May 24, 1986; three-hour specials aired in 1986–87 and 1990.

 

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The series revolves around the ship’s captain (played by Gavin MacLeod) and a handful of its crew, with several passengers – played by various guest actors for each episode – having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC’s popular Saturday-night lineup that included Fantasy Island until that series ended in 1984.

The original 1976 made-for-TV movie on which the show was based (also titled The Love Boat) was itself based on the nonfiction book Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders, a real-life cruise director. Two more TV movies (titled The Love Boat II and The New Love Boat) would follow before the series began its first season in September 1977.

The executive producer for the series was Aaron Spelling, who produced several TV series for Four Star, and ABC from the 1960s into the 1980s.

In 1997, the episode with segment titles “Hidden Treasure,” “Picture from the Past,” and “Ace’s Salary” (season 9, episode 3) was ranked No. 82 on TV Guide’s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. The Love Boat ran for nine seasons plus four specials. A made-for-TV movie, titled The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage, starring four of the original cast members, aired on February 12, 1990.

Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing
Bernie Kopell as Dr. Adam “Doc” Bricker, ship’s physician
Fred Grandy as Burl “Gopher” Smith, Yeoman Purser (seasons 1–9)
Ted Lange as Isaac Washington, bartender
Lauren Tewes as Julie McCoy, Cruise Director (seasons 1–7, 9 (1 episode), 4 specials)
Jill Whelan as Vicki Stubing, the captain’s daughter (seasons 3–9, 4 specials, made-for-TV movie, plus a guest star appearance in Season 2 episode 8)
Ted McGinley as Ashley “Ace” Covington Evans, ship’s photographer (seasons 7–9),
Pat Klous as Judy McCoy, Julie’s sister and successor as cruise director (seasons 8–9)
MacLeod, Kopell and Lange are the only cast members to appear in every episode of the TV series as well as the last three made-for-TV movies. Grandy was in every episode throughout the run of the series, but was not in the last of the TV movies. MacLeod was not the captain of the Pacific Princess in the first two TV movies and did not appear in them, although when his character was introduced there was a mention of him being “the new captain”.
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#Thailand
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#Spain
#Vacacione_En_el_mar
(Sea Holidays)
#Sweden
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(Love on Board)
#Taiwan
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(The Boat of Love)
#Turkey
#Aşk_Gemisi
(The Love Boat)
#United_Kingdom
The Love Boat
#Venezuela

#Mexico
#El_Crucero_del_Amor
(The Boat of Love)

 

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AMERICAN GRAFFITI


American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Bo Hopkins, and Wolfman Jack. Suzanne Somers and Joe Spano also appear in the film.

 

Set in Modesto, California in 1962, the film is a study of the cruising and rock and roll cultures popular among the post–World War II baby boom generation. The film is told in a series of vignettes, telling the story of a group of teenagers and their adventures over a single night.

The genesis of American Graffiti was in Lucas‘ own teenage years in early 1960s Modesto. He was unsuccessful in pitching the concept to financiers and distributors but found favor at Universal Pictures after United Artists, 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros., and Paramount Pictures turned him down. Filming was initially set to take place in San Rafael, California, but the production crew was denied permission to shoot beyond a second day.

 

American Graffiti premiered on August 2, 1973 at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland and was released on August 11, 1973 in the United States. The film received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Produced on a $777,000 budget, it has become one of the most profitable films of all time. Since its initial release, American Graffiti has garnered an estimated return of well over $200 million in box office gross and home video sales, not including merchandising. In 1995, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

 

In early September 1962 in Modesto, California, on the last evening of summer vacation, recent high school graduates and longtime friends, Curt Henderson and Steve Bolander, meet John Milner, the drag-racing king of the town, and Terry “The Toad” Fields in the parking lot of the local Mel’s Drive-In diner. Curt and Steve are scheduled to travel the next morning to Northeastern United States to start college. Despite receiving a $2,000 scholarship from the local Moose Lodge, Curt has second thoughts about leaving Modesto. Steve gives Toad his 1958 Chevrolet Impala to watch while he’s away at college until he returns at Christmas. Steve’s girlfriend, Laurie, who is also Curt’s sister, arrives in her car. Steve suggests to Laurie, who is already glum about him going to college, that they see other people while he is away in order to “strengthen” their relationship. Though not openly upset, she is displeased with his proposal which affects their interactions the rest of the evening.

 

Curt accompanies Steve, last year’s high school student class president, and Laurie, the current head cheerleader, to the back-to-high-school sock hop. In one story line, Curt is desperate to find a beautiful blonde girl driving a white 1956 Ford Thunderbird that he sees en route to the dance: at a stoplight, she appears to say “I love you” before disappearing around the corner. After leaving the hop, Curt is coerced by a group of greasers (“The Pharaohs”) to participate in an initiation rite that involves hooking a chain to a police car and ripping out its back axle. The Pharaohs tell Curt that “The Blonde” is a trophy wife or prostitute, but he refuses to believe either.

Determined to get a message to the blonde girl, Curt drives to the local radio station to ask DJ Wolfman Jack, who is omnipresent on the car radios, to announce a message for the blonde girl. Inside the radio station, Curt encounters a bearded man who tells him that the voice of The Wolfman is pre-taped from afar.

The man still accepts the message from Curt to see what he could do. As he is leaving the station, Curt sees the man talking into the microphone and hears the voice of The Wolfman, and realizes the man is the actual DJ himself.

 

Sure enough, The Wolfman eventually reads the message on the radio for “The Blonde” to meet Curt or call him at a number which happens to be a telephone booth. Curt waits by the telephone booth and early the next morning, he is awakened by the phone ringing. It turns out to be “The Blonde” who says she knows him and maybe she would see him cruising the coming night. Curt replies probably not, intimating that he decided to go to college and will be leaving that morning.

The Toad, in Steve’s car, and John, in his yellow 1932 Ford Deuce Coupé hot rod, cruise the strip of Modesto. Toad, who is normally socially inept with girls, successfully picks up a flirtatious, and somewhat rebellious, girl named Debbie. John inadvertently picks up Carol, an annoying 12-year-old who seems fond of him. Another drag racer, the handsome and arrogant Bob Falfa, is searching out John in order to challenge him to a race.

Steve and Laurie have a series of arguments and make-ups through the evening. They finally split and, as the story lines intertwine, Bob Falfa picks up Laurie in his black 1955 Chevrolet One-Fifty Coupé. Bob finally finds John and goads him into racing. A parade of cars follow them to “Paradise Road” to watch the race. Laurie rides shotgun with Bob as Toad starts the race. As Bob begins taking a lead in the race, he loses control of the car when a front tire blows, and the car plunges into a ditch and rolls over. Steve and John leap out of their cars and rush to the wreck as a dazed Bob and Laurie stagger out of the car before it explodes. Distraught, Laurie grips Steve tightly and begs him not to leave her. He assures her that he will stay in Modesto.

At the airfield in the morning, Curt says goodbye to his parents, his sister Laurie, Steve, John and The Toad. As the plane takes off, Curt, gazing out of the window, sees the white Ford Thunderbird belonging to the mysterious blonde driving down a country road.

An on-screen epilogue reveals that

John is killed by a drunk driver in December 1964,

Toad is reported missing in action near An Lộc in December 1965,

Steve is an insurance agent in Modesto, California,

and

Curt is a writer living in Canada.

 

Richard Dreyfuss as Curt Henderson

Ron Howard as Steve Bolander

Paul Le Mat as John Milner

Charles Martin Smith as Terry “The Toad” Fields

Cindy Williams as Laurie Henderson

Candy Clark as Debbie Dunham

Mackenzie Phillips as Carol Morrison

Wolfman Jack as himself

Bo Hopkins as Joe Young

Manuel Padilla, Jr. as Carlos

Harrison Ford as Bob Falfa

Lynne Marie Stewart as Bobbie Tucker

Terry McGovern as Mr. Wolfe

Kathleen Quinlan as Peg

Scott Beach as Mr. Gordon

Susan Richardson as Judy

Kay Lenz as Jane

Joe Spano as Vic

Debralee Scott as Falfa’s Girl

Suzanne Somers as “The Blonde” in T-Bird

American Graffiti

 

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NCIS New Orleans


NCIS: New Orleans is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres that premiered on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, following its parent series NCIS. The pilot was written by  Gary Glasberg. ( Gary Glasberg died the 28th September 2016  RIP) 

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 The series’ executive producers are Glasberg, Mark Harmon, Jeffrey Lieber, and James Hayman. The series is set and filmed in New Orleans. It is the third member of the NCIS franchise.

On January 12, 2015, NCIS: New Orleans was renewed for a second season, that premiered on September 22, 2015.

 Daryl Mitchell and Shalita Grant, who had been recurring cast members, became series regulars.

On March 25, 2016, CBS renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on September 20, 2016.

 Zoe McLellan, who plays Agent Brody will leave “for creative reasons”, and Vanessa Ferlito will join the cast as Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, a series regular.

NCIS: New Orleans follows a fictional team of Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agents stationed out of New Orleans, Louisiana. The NCIS office handles cases from the Mississippi River to the Texas Panhandle.

 Living and working out of his office, Special Agent Dwayne Cassius Pride (Scott Bakula) heads a team of special agents including Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black), a former sheriff’s deputy recruited by Pride following Katrina; Tammy Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito), a Washington FBI Agent assigned to Pride’s team at his request;

Meredith Brody (Zoe McLellan), a transfer from the NCIS Great Lakes field office, has worked as a Special Agent Afloat and is keen to leave her past behind as she moves to New Orleans; Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant), a former ATF Special Agent and LaSalle’s partner; and Patton Plame (Daryl Mitchell), a computer specialist.

They are assisted by Dr. Loretta Wade (C. C. H. Pounder), a forensic pathologist and medical examiner, and Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich), a criminalist and forensic investigator assigned to the Jefferson Parish Medical Examiner’s Office.

 

Cast and characters

Main article: List of NCIS: New Orleans characters

Scott Bakula as Dwayne Cassius Pride, NCIS Supervisory Special Agent.

Lucas Black as Christopher LaSalle, NCIS Special Agent.

Zoe McLellan as Meredith Brody, NCIS Special Agent (seasons 1–2).

Rob Kerkovich as Sebastian Lund, forensic scientist.

CCH Pounder as Loretta Wade, medical examiner.

Shalita Grant as Sonja Percy (season 2–; recurring: season 1), NCIS Special Agent.

Daryl “Chill” Mitchell as Patton Plame (season 2–; recurring: season 1), NCIS computer specialist.

Vanessa Ferlito as Tammy Gregorio (season 3–), FBI Special Agent.

 

 

 

 

 

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ANGIE DICKINSON


Angie Dickinson (born September 30, 1931) is an American actress. She began her career on television, appearing in many anthology series during 1950s, before landing her breakthrough role in the 1959 western film Rio Bravo, for which she received Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.

Dickinson has appeared in more than 50 films, including Ocean’s 11 (1960), The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961), Jessica (1962), Captain Newman, M.D. (1963), The Killers (1964), The Art of Love (1965), The Chase (1966) and the neo-noir classic Point Blank (1967). From 1974 to 1978, Dickinson starred as Sergeant Leann “Pepper” Anderson in the NBC crime series Police Woman, for which she received Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and three Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nominations.

During her later career, Dickinson starred in a number of television movies and miniseries, also playing supporting roles in films such as Sabrina (1995), Pay It Forward (2000) and Big Bad Love (2001). As lead actress, she starred in the 1980 erotic crime thriller Dressed to Kill, for which she received a Saturn Award for Best Actress.

 

Dickinson, the second of four daughters, was born Angeline Brown (called “Angie” by family and friends) in Kulm, North Dakota, the daughter of Fredericka (née Hehr) and Leo Henry Brown.

Her family is of German descent and she was raised Roman Catholic.

Her father was a small-town newspaper publisher and editor, working on the Kulm Messenger and the Edgeley Mail.

In 1942, her family moved to Burbank, California, where she attended Bellarmine-Jefferson High School, graduating in 1947 at 15 years of age. The previous year, she had won the Sixth Annual Bill of Rights essay contest.

She studied at Glendale Community College and in 1954 graduated from Immaculate Heart College with a degree in business. Taking a cue from her publisher father, she had intended to be a writer. While a student from 1950–52, she worked as a secretary at Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank (now Bob Hope Airport) and in a parts factory. She became Angie Dickinson in 1952, when she married football player Gene Dickinson.

Dickinson entered a beauty pageant in 1953 and placed second. The exposure brought her to the attention of a television industry producer, who asked her to consider a career in acting. She studied the craft and a few years later was approached by NBC to guest-star on a number of variety shows, including The Colgate Comedy Hour. She soon met Frank Sinatra, who became a lifelong friend. She later was cast as Sinatra’s wife in the film Ocean’s 11.

 

On New Year’s Eve 1954, Dickinson made her television acting debut in an episode of Death Valley Days. This led to other roles in such productions as Matinee Theatre (eight episodes), Buffalo Bill Jr., City Detective, It’s a Great Life (two episodes), Gray Ghost, General Electric Theater, Broken Arrow, The People’s Choice (twice), Meet McGraw (twice), Northwest Passage, Gunsmoke, The Virginian, Tombstone Territory, Cheyenne, and The Restless Gun.

In 1956, Dickinson was cast as Ann Drew, who slips a gun to her jailed husband, Harry (John Craven), a former associate of the Jesse James gang, in the ABC/Desilu western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O’Brian. In the story line, Harry vowed never to go to prison and was shot to death while escaping.

 

In 1957, she was cast as Amy Bender in Richard Boone’s series “Have Gun-Will Travel” in the episode “A Matter of Ethics.” She played the sister of a man who was killed and who wanted the murderer lynched.

In 1958, she was cast as Laura Meadows in the episode “The Deserters” of an ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Colt .45, with Wayde Preston.

That year she also played the role of defendant Mrs. Fargo in the Perry Mason episode “The Case of the One-Eyed Witness.”

 

Dickinson went on to create memorable characters in Mike Hammer, Wagon Train, and Men into Space. In 1965, she had a recurring role as Carol Tredman on NBC’s Dr. Kildare. She had a memorable turn as the duplicitous murder conspirator in a 1964 episode of The Fugitive series with David Janssen and fellow guest star Robert Duvall. She was at her evil best as an unfaithful wife and bank robber in the 1958 “Wild Blue Yonder” episode of Rod Cameron’s syndicated television series State Trooper.

She starred in two Alfred Hitchcock Hour episodes, “Captive Audience” with James Mason on Oct. 18, 1962, and “Thanatos Palace Hotel” on Feb. 1, 1965.

Dickinson’s motion picture career began with a small, uncredited role in Lucky Me (1954) starring Doris Day, followed by The Return of Jack Slade (1955), Man with the Gun (1955), and Hidden Guns (1956). She had her first starring role in Gun the Man Down (1956) with James Arness, followed by the Sam Fuller cult film China Gate (1957), which depicted an early view of the Vietnam War.

Rejecting the Marilyn Monroe/Jayne Mansfield style of platinum blonde sex-symbolism because she felt it would narrow her acting options, Dickinson initially allowed studios to lighten her naturally brunette hair to only honey-blonde.

She appeared early in her career mainly in B-movies or westerns, including Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957), in which she co-starred with James Garner. In the 1958 crime drama Cry Terror!, Dickinson had a supporting role opposite James Mason and Rod Steiger as a femme fatale.

 

 

In 1959, Dickinson’s big-screen breakthrough role came in Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo, in which she played a flirtatious gambler called “Feathers” who becomes attracted to the town sheriff played by Dickinson’s childhood idol John Wayne. The film co-starred Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan. When Hawks sold his personal contract with her to a major studio without her knowledge, she was unhappy. Dickinson nonetheless became one of the more prominent leading ladies of the next decade, beginning with The Bramble Bush with Richard Burton. She also took a supporting role in Ocean’s 11 with friends Sinatra and Martin, released in 1960.

These were followed by a political potboiler, A Fever in the Blood (1961); a Belgian Congo-based melodrama, The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961), in which she played a missionary nurse tempted by lust; a scheming woman in Rome Adventure (1962), filmed in Italy, and the title role in Jean Negulesco’s Jessica (1962) with Maurice Chevalier, in which she played a young midwife resented by the married women of the town, set in Sicily.

Angie would also share the screen with friend Gregory Peck as a military nurse in the dark comedy Captain Newman, M.D. (1963).

For The Killers (1964), originally intended to be the very first made-for-television movie but released to theatres due to its violent content, Dickinson played a femme fatale opposite future U.S. President Ronald Reagan in his last movie role.

Directed by Don Siegel, it was a remake of the 1946 version based on a story by Ernest Hemingway and the only film Reagan made in which he was cast as a villain. He viciously slaps Dickinson in one of the film’s scenes.[8]

Dickinson co-starred in the comedy The Art of Love (1965), playing the love interest of both James Garner and Dick Van Dyke. She joined a star-studded Arthur Penn/Sam Spiegel production, The Chase (1966), along with Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, and Robert Duvall. That same year she was featured in Cast a Giant Shadow, a war story with Kirk Douglas.

 

Dickinson’s best movie of this era was arguably John Boorman’s cult classic Point Blank (1967), a lurid crime drama with Lee Marvin as a criminal betrayed by his wife and best friend and out for revenge. The film epitomized the stark urban mood of the period, and its reputation has grown through the years.

Westerns would continue to be a part of her work in the late ’60s, when she starred in The Last Challenge opposite Glenn Ford, in Young Billy Young with Robert Mitchum, and in Sam Whiskey, where she gave rising star Burt Reynolds his first on-screen kiss.

In 1971, she played a lascivious substitute high school teacher in the dark comedy Pretty Maids All in a Row for director Roger Vadim and writer-producer Gene Roddenberry, in which her character seduces a sexually inexperienced student, portrayed by John David Carson, against the backdrop of a series of murders of female students at the same high school; it was a box-office failure. In 1972’s The Outside Man, a French movie shot in L.A., with Jean-Louis Trintignant, directed by Jacques Deray, she plays the wife of a mobster. In 1973, she co-starred with Roy Thinnes in the supernatural thriller The Norliss Tapes, a TV movie produced and directed by Dan Curtis.

One of Dickinson’s best known and most sexually provocative movie roles followed, that of the tawdry widow Wilma McClatchie from the Great Depression romp Big Bad Mama (1974) with William Shatner and Tom Skerritt. Although well into her forties at the time, she appeared nude in several scenes, which created interest in the movie and a new generation of male fans for Dickinson.

 

A 1966 Esquire magazine cover gained Dickinson additional fame and notoriety, her having posed in nothing but a sweater and a pair of panty hose. The photo became so iconic that, while celebrating the magazine’s 70th anniversary in 2003, the Dickinson pose was recreated for the cover by Britney Spears.

 

Police Woman

 

Dickinson as Pepper Anderson, 1975 in Police Woman

Dickinson returned to the small screen in March 1974 for an episode of the critically acclaimed hit anthology series Police Story. That one guest appearance proved to be so popular that NBC offered Dickinson her own television show, which became a ground-breaking weekly series called Police Woman; it was the first successful dramatic TV series to feature a woman in the title role. At first, Dickinson was reluctant, but when producers told her she could become a household name, she accepted the role. They were right.

In the series, she played Sgt. Leann “Pepper” Anderson, an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Criminal Conspiracy Unit who often works undercover.

The show became a hit, reaching number one in many countries in which it aired during its first year. It ran for four seasons and Dickinson would win a Golden Globe award, and receive Emmy nominations for three consecutive years.

 

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Angie Dickinson

Co-starring on the show was Earl Holliman as Sergeant Bill Crowley, Anderson’s commanding officer, along with Charles Dierkop as investigator Pete Royster and Ed Bernard as investigator Joe Styles.

The series ran from 1974 to 1978. The same year the show ended, Dickinson reprised her Pepper Anderson character on the television special Ringo, co-starring with Ringo Starr and John Ritter. She also parodied the part in the 1975 and 1979 Bob Hope Christmas specials for NBC. She would do the same years later on the 1987 Christmas episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

Police Woman caused a surge of applications for employment from women to police departments around the United States; journalists who have in recent years examined the inspiration for long-term female law enforcement officials to adopt this vocation as their own have been surprised by how often Dickinson’s Police Woman has been referenced.

Dickinson and Police Woman proved that a female lead could carry an hour-long television series, paving the way for several female-starring, hour-long TV series during the 1970s and 1980s, such as Charlie’s Angels, Wonder Woman, The Bionic Woman and Cagney and Lacey. In 1987, the Los Angeles Police Department awarded Dickinson an honorary doctorate, which led her to quip, “Now you can call me Doctor Pepper.”

 

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On occasion during the 1970s, Dickinson took part in the popular Dean Martin Celebrity Roast on television, and herself was the guest of honor on August 2, 1977, roasted by a dais of celebrities that included James Stewart, Orson Welles and her Police Woman series co-star Earl Holliman.

 

The 1980s

Having done a television series plus the mini-series Pearl (1978) about the Pearl Harbor bombing of 1941, Dickinson’s career in feature films appeared to be in decline. But she returned to the big screen in Brian De Palma’s erotic thriller Dressed to Kill (1980), for which she gained considerable notice, particularly for a long, silent scene in a museum before the character meets her fate. The role of Kate Miller, a sexually frustrated New York housewife, earned her a 1981 Saturn Award for Best Actress. “The performers are excellent,” wrote Vincent Canby in his July 25, 1980 New York Times review, “especially Miss Dickinson.”

 

She took a less substantial role in 1981’s Death Hunt, reuniting her with Lee Marvin, and also appeared in Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen. Earlier that year, she had been the first choice to play the character Krystle Carrington on the television series Dynasty but, deciding she wanted to spend more time with her daughter, she turned it down; the role instead went to Linda Evans. In the mid-1980s Dickinson declined the role of Sable Colby on the Dynasty spin-off, The Colbys.

After nixing her own Johnny Carson-produced prospective sitcom, The Angie Dickinson Show, in 1980 after only two episodes had been shot because she did not feel she was funny enough, the private-eye series Cassie & Co. became her unsuccessful attempt at a television comeback. She then starred in several TV movies, such as One Shoe Makes It Murder (1982), Jealousy (1984), A Touch of Scandal (1984), and Stillwatch (1987). She had a pivotal role in the highly rated mini-series Hollywood Wives (1985), based on a novel by Jackie Collins.

In 1982, and again in 1986, Dickinson appeared in two of Perry Como’s Christmas specials for the ABC television network, in both of which she did something she was not known to have done before: singing. The specials in which she appeared, and in which she sang songs, were Perry Como’s Christmas In Paris, produced on location in Paris, France, which was transmitted on Saturday, December 18, 1982, and The Perry Como Christmas Special, produced on location in San Antonio, Texas, and transmitted on Saturday, December 6, 1986. As of early January of 2013, these two specials were not known to be available on home video.[citation needed] Dickinson later denied having sung on camera since then in an interview with Larry King conducted at the approximate time of her appearance in Duets.

 

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In motion pictures, Dickinson reprised her role as Wilma McClatchie for Big Bad Mama II (1987) and completed the television movie Kojak: Fatal Flaw, in which she was reunited with Telly Savalas. She co-starred with Willie Nelson and numerous buddies in the 1988 television western Once Upon a Texas Train.

She was presented one of the Golden Boot Awards in 1989 for her contributions to western cinema.

 

1990s and 2000s

In the 1993 ABC miniseries Wild Palms, produced by Oliver Stone, she was the sadistic, militant sister of Senator Tony Kruetzer, played by Robert Loggia. That same year, she starred as a ruthless Montana spa owner in Gus Van Sant’s Even Cowgirls Get the Blues with Uma Thurman.

In 1995, Sydney Pollack cast her as the prospective mother-in-law of Greg Kinnear in the romantic comedy Sabrina starring Harrison Ford, a remake of the Billy Wilder classic. She played Burt Reynolds’ wife in the thriller The Maddening and the mother of Rick Aiello and Robert Cicchini in the National Lampoon comedy The Don’s Analyst. In 1997, she seduced old flame Artie (Rip Torn) in an episode of HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show called “Artie and Angie and Hank and Hercules.”

Dickinson acted out the alcoholic, homeless mother of Helen Hunt’s character in Pay It Forward (2000); the grandmother of Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in the drama Duets (2000), and the mother of Arliss Howard’s character in Big Bad Love (2001), co-starring Debra Winger.

Having appeared in the original Ocean’s 11 (1960) with good friends Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, four decades later she made a brief cameo in the 2001 remake with George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

An avid poker player, during the summer of 2004 she participated in the second season of Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown. After announcing her name, host Dave Foley said, “Sometimes, when we say ‘celebrity,’ we actually mean it.”

Dickinson is a recipient of the state of North Dakota’s Rough Rider Award.

In 1999, Playboy ranked Dickinson No. 42 on their list of the “100 Sexiest Stars of the Century.” In 2002, TV Guide ranked her No. 3 on a list of the “50 Sexiest Television Stars of All Time,” behind Diana Rigg and George Clooney (who tied for No. 1).

In 2009, Dickinson starred in a Hallmark Channel film, Mending Fences. It is her last screen role to date.

 

Personal life

 

With husband-composer Burt Bacharach and new child, 1966

She was married to Gene Dickinson, a former football player, from 1952 to 1960. Close friends with John Kenneth Galbraith and Catherine Galbraith, her extensive visits to them and touring when John was American Ambassador to India is amply recounted in Galbraith memoirs including Ambassador’s Journal and A Life in Our Times. Dickinson kept her married name after her first divorce.

She married Burt Bacharach in 1965. They remained a married couple for 15 years, though late in their marriage, they had a period of separation where each dated other people.

Their daughter, Lea Nikki, known as Nikki, arrived a year after they were married. Born three months prematurely, Nikki suffered from chronic health problems, including visual impairment; she was later diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Burt composed the music of the song Nikki for their fragile young daughter, and Angie rejected many roles to focus on caring for their daughter. Nikki’s parents eventually placed her at the Wilson Center, a psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescents in Faribault, Minnesota, where she remained for nine years. Later, Nikki studied geology at California Lutheran University, but her poor eyesight prevented her from pursuing a career in that field. On January 4, 2007, Nikki killed herself by suffocation in her apartment in the Ventura County suburb of Thousand Oaks. She was 40.

In a joint statement, Dickinson and Bacharach said, “She quietly and peacefully committed suicide to escape the ravages to her brain brought on by Asperger’s… She loved kitties, earthquakes, glacial calving, meteor showers, science, blue skies and sunsets, and Tahiti. She was one of the most beautiful creatures created on this earth, and she is now in the white light, at peace.”

In a 2006 interview with NPR, Dickinson stated that she was a Democrat. She supported John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1960.

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Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1954 Lucky Me Party Guest Uncredited
1955 Tennessee’s Partner Abby Dean
1955 The Return of Jack Slade Polly Logan
1955 Man with the Gun Kitty Uncredited
1956 Down Liberty Road Mary Short film
1956 Hidden Guns Becky Carter
1956 Tension at Table Rock Cathy
1956 Gun the Man Down Janice
1956 The Black Whip Sally Morrow
1957 Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend Priscilla King
1957 China Gate Lucky Legs
1957 Calypso Joe Julie
1957 Run of the Arrow Yellow Moccasin Voice
1958 I Married a Woman Screen Wife
1958 Cry Terror! Eileen Kelly
1959 Rio Bravo Feathers
1960 I’ll Give My Life Alice Greenway Bradford
1960 The Bramble Bush Fran
1960 Ocean’s Eleven Beatrice Ocean
1961 A Fever in the Blood Cathy Simon
1961 The Sins of Rachel Cade Rachel Cade
1962 Jessica Jessica Brown Visconti
1962 Rome Adventure Lyda Kent
1963 Captain Newman, M.D. Lt. Francie Corum
1964 The Killers Sheila Farr
1965 The Art of Love Laurie Gibson
1966 The Chase Ruby Calder
1966 Cast a Giant Shadow Emma Marcus
1966 The Poppy Is Also a Flower Linda Benson
1967 Point Blank Chris
1967 The Last Challenge Lisa Denton
1969 Sam Whiskey Laura Breckenridge
1969 Some Kind of a Nut Rachel Amidon
1969 Young Billy Young Lily Beloit
1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row Miss Betty Smith
1971 The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler Dr. Layle Johnson
1972 The Outside Man Jackie Kovacs
1974 Big Bad Mama Wilma McClatchie
1979 L’homme en colère Karen
1980 Klondike Fever Belinda McNair
1980 Dressed to Kill Kate Miller
1981 Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Dragon Queen
1981 Death Hunt Vanessa McBride
1987 Big Bad Mama II Wilma McClatchie
1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Miss Adrian
1995 Sabrina Ingrid Tyson
1996 The Maddening Georgina Scudder
1996 The Sun, the Moon and the Stars Abbie McGee
2000 The Last Producer Poker Player Cameo
2000 Duets Blair
2001 Pay It Forward Grace
2001 Big Bad Love Mrs. Barlow
2001 Ocean’s Eleven Boxing Spectator Cameo
2004 Elvis Has Left the Building Bobette

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1954 I Led 3 Lives Comrade Margaret Episode: “Asylum”
1954 The Mickey Rooney Show Receptionist Episode: “The Executive”
1954 Death Valley Days Salina Harris 3 episodes
1955 City Detective Cigarette Girl Episode: “The Perfect Disguise”
1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. Anna Louise Beaumont Episode: “The Death of Johnny Ringo”
1955 Matinee Theatre 7 episodes
1955 It’s a Great Life Myra Episode: “The Raffle Ticket”
1956 General Electric Theater Shaw Episode: “Try to Remember”
1956 It’s a Great Life Rita Moore Episode: “The Voice”
1956 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Ann Drew Episode: “One of Jesse’s Gang”
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars Bertha Episode: “Mr. Thompson”
1956 Four Star Playhouse Episode: “The Rites of Spring”
1956 The Millionaire Jane Carr / Janice Corwin Episode: “Millionaire Jane Carr”
1956 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Ann Episode: “Always the Best Man”
1956 Broken Arrow Terry Weaver Episode: “The Conspirators”
1957 The Gray Ghost Edie Page Episode: “Point of Honor”
1957 Gunsmoke Rose Daggit Episode: “War Party”
1957 Alcoa Theatre Mrs. Garron Episode: “Circumstantial”
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel Amy Bender Episode: “A Matter of Ethics”
1956-1957 The Lineup Doris Collins 3 episodes
1957 M Squad Hazel McLean Episode: “Diamond Hard”
1957 Meet McGraw Mary Gaan Episode: “Tycoon”
1957 Meet McGraw Lisa Parish Episode: “McGraw in Reno”
1958 The Restless Gun Evelyn Niemack Episode: “Imposter for a Day”
1958 Perry Mason Marian Gallagher Episode: “The Case of the One-Eyed Witness”
1958 The Bob Cummings Show Milly Episode: “Bob and Automation”
1958 Tombstone Territory Dolores Episode: “Geronimo”
1958 State Trooper Betty Locke Episode: “Wild Green Yonder”
1958 Colt .45 Laura Meadows Episode: “The Deserters”
1958 Studio 57 Episode: “Gambler’s Luck”
1958 The People’s Choice Geraldine Gibson Hexley Episodes: “Rollo Makes Good” and “Rollo’s Wedding”
1958 Mike Hammer Lucille Hart Episode: “Letter Edged in Blackmail”
1958 Mike Hammer Rita Patten Episode: “Look at the Old Man Go”
1958 Target Betty Nelson Episode: “Unreasonable Doubt”
1958 Northwest Passage Rose Carver Episode: “The Bound Women”
1958 Man with a Camera Norma Delgado Episode: “Closeup on Violence”
1959 Wagon Train Clara Duncan Episode: “The Clara Duncan Story”
1959 Men Into Space Mary McCauley Episode: “Moon Probe”
1960 Lock Up Betty Nelson Episode: “Sentenced to Die”
1962 Checkmate Karen Vale Episode: “Remembrance of Crimes Past”
1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Janet West Episode: “Captive Audience”
1962 The Dick Powell Show Judy Maxwell Episode: “No Strings Attached”
1964 The Fisher Family Helen Episode: “Bright Shadows”
1965 The Fugitive Norma Sessions Episode: “Brass Ring”
1965 The Man Who Bought Paradise Ruth Paris Pilot
1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Ariane Shaw Episode: “Thanatos Palace Hotel”
1965 Dr. Kildare Carol Tredman 3 episodes
1966 The Virginian Annie Carlson Episode: “Ride to Delphi”
1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Christina Episode: “And Baby Makes Five”
1968 A Case of Libel Anita Corcoran Television film
1970 The Love War Sandy Television film
1971 Thief Jean Melville Television film
1971 The Man and the City Charlene Episode: “Running Scared”
1971 See the Man Run Joanne Taylor Television film
1972 Ghost Story Carol Finney Episode: “Creatures of the Canyon”
1973 The Norliss Tapes Ellen Sterns Cort Television film
1973 Hec Ramsey Sarah Detweiler Episode: “The Detroit Connection”
1974 Pray for the Wildcats Nancy McIlvain Television film
1974 Police Story Lisa Episode: “The Gamble”
1977 A Sensitive, Passionate Man Marjorie ‘Margie’ Delaney Television film
1974-1978 Police Woman Sgt. Suzanne ‘Pepper’ Anderson Series regular, 91 episodes
1978 Ringo Sgt. Suzanne ‘Pepper’ Anderson Television film
1978 Overboard Lindy Garrison Television film
1978 Pearl Midge Forrest Miniseries
1979 The Suicide’s Wife Diana Harrington Television film
1981 Dial M for Murder Margot Wendice Television film
1982 Cassie & Co. Cassie Holland Series regular, 13 episodes
1982 One Shoe Makes It Murder Fay Reid Television film
1984 Jealousy Georgia / Laura / Ginny Television film
1984 A Touch of Scandal Katherine Gilvey Television film
1984 Hollywood Wives Sadie LaSalle Miniseries
1987 Stillwatch Abigail Winslow Television film
1987 Police Story: The Freeway Killings Officer Anne Cavanaugh Television film
1988 Once Upon a Texas Train Maggie Hayes Television film
1989 Fire and Rain Beth Mancini Television film
1989 Prime Target Sgt. Kelly Mulcahaney Television film
1991 Empty Nest Jackie Sheridan Episode: “Almost Like Being in Love”
1991 Kojak: Fatal Flaw Carolyn Payton Television film
1992 Treacherous Crossing Beverly Thomas Television film
1993 Wild Palms Josie Ito Miniseries
1993 Daddy Dearest Mrs. Winters Episode: “Mother Love”
1996 Remembrance Margaret Fullerton Television film
1997 Deep Family Secrets Rénee Chadway Television film
1997 The Don’s Analyst Victoria Leoni Television film
1997 Diagnosis Murder Capt. Cynthia Pike Episode: “Murder Blues”
1997 Ellen Betsy Episode: “G.I. Ellen”
1997 George & Leo Sheila Smith Episode: “The Witness”
1999 Sealed with a Kiss Lucille Ethridge Television film
2004 Judging Amy Evelyn Worth Episode: “Catching It Early”
2009 Mending Fences Ruth Hanson Television film

 

 

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