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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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O'Neal's Full-Course Menu

O'Neal's Full-Course Menu

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 26th 2016

He could be suave, sneaky and savage on screen, sometimes simultaneously, and actor/restaurateur Patrick O’Neal (1927-1994), born 89 years ago this day, spent 40 years craftily sculpting these qual

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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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The Best of Baker

The Best of Baker

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 25th 2016

Diane Baker, turning 78 today, was born and raised in Hollywood and entered movies toward the end of the studio system of contract players whose careers would be shaped from project to project. Whil

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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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