Posts tagged: Entertainers

Meadowlark Lemon Has Died at Age 83

Harlem Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon died Sunday at age 83, according to the team. We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Meadowlark Lemon. He was 83. #RIPMeadowlark …..

Roy Scheider Biography

We’ve posted a Roy Scheider biography recently to go along with this spur-of-the-moment drawing:

Happy Birthday, Linda Ronstadt

Today is singer Linda Ronstadt’s birthday. She is 65 years old.
She has a great voice. I’ve liked some of her songs over the years, but her career has never quite been on my radar screen. I know that Philip K. Dick thought she was the cat’s pajamas.
Here she is with the Stone Poneys, singing “Different Drum” in 1967:

Peter Falk Dies

Actor Peter Falk died last night, at the age of 83.
He was best known for playing the rumpled detective Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo, originally on the air from 1971 through 1978, then revived in TV movies after 1989.
Peter Falk was born in New York in 1927. From the New York stage he began working in television in the late 1950s. He guest starred in dozens of shows and appeared in several movies in the ’60s and won two Oscar nominations, one for Murder, Inc. (1960) and one for Pocketful of Miracles (1961).

Ed Sullivan Tribute from Woot

Sixty-three years ago, on 20 June 1948, the first program from TV host Ed Sullivan was aired.
We can’t improve on this post from Woot.com.
Check it out. And thanks, Mike Duffy!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Cube!

Today is the birthday of O’Shea Jackson, the man also known as Ice Cube. Mr. Cube turns 42 years old today.
So let’s listen to one of my favorite Ice Cube songs:

Behind the Scenes at the Movies

Although it’s not a huge gallery, there are some terrific shots for movie lovers at this site called Best of BTS.
Like this one, from The French Connection, with Gene Hackman:

Patrick Stewart’s Jaguar

Star Trek’s Patrick Stewart drives around a race track and talks about his love of cars in this video from the U.K. show Top Gear:

For the Love of Movie Posters

Here’s a delightful way to while away the hours — go visit Film On Paper, a new site from movie poster collector Eddie Shannon.
Shannon has created a gallery chockablock with a variety of promotional posters like these:

Paul McCartney’s Video Contest

Anybody can have a YouTube channel. Even singer Paul McCartney, who was once a member of the group The Beatles, and who has since been crowned a Lord High Bannister Earl of The Court Order for the Empire (by Queen Elizabeth himself). So now we call him Sir Paul McCartney.

Bradley Cooper Rattling On in French

Here’s actor Bradley Cooper being interviewed on French television about his new movies, The Hangover Part II and Limitless:

Moby: Life After Stardom

Richard Melville Hall released the album Play in 1999. He sold millions of records, and there for a while it seemed like you couldn’t avoid hearing snatches of that record. The album made his stage name, Moby — a household word.

Woody Allen: Nasty, Brutish and Short

The many crazy files over at The Daily Beast include this recent interview with filmmaker and professional misanthrope Woody Allen.

Charlie Sheen, Meaningless Icon

Yesterday on a walk through downtown Portland, Oregon I came upon this poster for an upcoming music show:

Happy Birthday, Audrey Hepburn

Today is the birthday of actress Audrey Hepburn. She was born Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston in Belgium in 1929.
She died in 1993 from cancer.
In her honor, here’s a trailer for her 1967 movie Wait Until Dark:

Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Filmmaker Werner Herzog has made a feature-length documentary about the caves and cave paintings in France’s Chauvet cave. The film is called Cave of Forgotten Dreams and examines paintings on the walls that date to around 30,000 years ago.
To hear Werner Herzog talk about his new movie, including the technical challenges he experienced filming in 3D for the first time, listen to this 19 minute podcast from the U.K.’s Picturehouse Blog.