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Father Figure

Father Figure

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 20th 2017

On this Inauguration Day, we remember a one-time Screen Actors Guild president. He was a SAG “founding father” and charter board member in 1933, along with a couple dozen others, so it’s appropriat

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Paul and Joanne Mismatched

Paul and Joanne Mismatched

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 14th 2016

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward – happily wed from January 29, 1958 until his death on September 26, 2008 – often played romantically attracted couples, married and otherwise, though always adult,

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Newman and Glenn Abide and Endure

Newman and Glenn Abide and Endure

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 27th 2016

Two Actors Studio alumni of deep provenance share today as a birthday, one a legend of Hollywood and Broadway history and the other a chameleonlike presence whose gruff exterior and cool authority

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Reckoning with Robson / The Northern Route

Reckoning with Robson / The Northern Route

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 4th 2015

Born 102 years ago today in Montreal, Mark Robson (1913-1978) – like his fellow RKO alumnus Robert Wise – had a great mentor, producer Val Lewton, who saw in both Robson and Wise, then learning the

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