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Darin Duets

Darin Duets

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 14th 2018

A native New Yorker born 81 years ago today packed an amazing amount of activity into his regrettably short life: a velvet-voiced Grammy®-winning singer/composer of songs and chart-topping recording a

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Jean's Great Expectations

Jean's Great Expectations

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 31st 2018

In The Great Movie Stars: The International Years, film historian David Shipman echoed the thought of many movie fans regarding today’s birthday honoree, who would have turned 89: “Jean Simmons [19

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Boss Dabney

Boss Dabney

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 3rd 2017

Dabney Coleman turns a sturdy and venerable 85 today, and the still-working Austin, TX, native – with 2016 appearances in Ray Donovan and Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply lately added to his volu

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Number 3 with a Bullet

Number 3 with a Bullet

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 20th 2016

Richard Brooks wrote and directed only three Westerns, but each one is a keeper, beautifully shot and expertly acted, eliciting new colors from some actors and invested with his favorite themes of r

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Meet Miss Jones

Meet Miss Jones

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 31st 2016

Have You Met Miss Jones? is a bouncy romantic ditty written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for their 1937 musical I’d Rather Be Right. This fall at the New Theatre in Kansas City, KS, it takes

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