Sunday, May 8, 2011

This Week on N and C F.

Happy Birthday: Fred Astaire! (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), was a film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He made 10 films with Ginger Rogers.

Happy Birthday: Katharine Hepburn! (May 12,1907- June 29, 2003.) Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four out of 12 nominations. She won an Emmy Award in 1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys, two Tony Awards and eight Golden Globes.

On TCM, May 11, 2011. Joan Bennett Tribute. ( Pictured above). Bennett performed in more than 70 movies from the era of silent movies well into the sound era. She is best remembered for her film noir femme fatale roles in director Fritz Lang's movies such as The Woman in the Window (1944) and Scarlet Street (1945). Please click picture on side bar to view movie reviews.

Happy Birthday: Henry Fonda! (May 16,1905- Aug.12,1982). He made his Hollywood debut in 1935, and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath(1940). Throughout six decades in Hollywood, Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts and 12 Angry Men. Later, Fonda moved both toward darker epics as Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (portraying a villain who kills, among others, a child) and lighter roles in family comedies like Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball.

"Article of the week".  Silent Volume's Thoughts on the film, What A Price of Glory(1926).

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  1. Wow, what a great week for birthdays! Speaking of Joan Bennett, when I first saw her on DARK SHADOWS as a kid, I didn't even know she had been a famous film star (but my Dad enlightened me).

  2. Impressive birthday week! I just adore Fred Astaire -- have to get some of his movies out and watch them this week. Astaire, Hepburn, Fonda, Bennett -- lots of talent in one week!

  3. Classic Film and TV Cafe, I agree... it is a great week for birthdays. I did not realize that Joan Bennett, was more than a actor for the TV show, DARK SHADOWS, until last year. I have really learned alot reading and putting together our movie blogs.

    Becky, Hopefully, I will be able to watch TCM this week to catch up on a couple of birthday tributes.


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