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Joanne and Suzanne

Joanne and Suzanne

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 31st 2017

Two fondly remembered women who held their own with gusto on screen with virile leading men on screen mark birthdays today. West Virginia-born Joanne Dru (1922-1996), would have been 95, made a vivi

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Taylor-Made Professionalism

Taylor-Made Professionalism

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 11th 2017

“He was ruggedly handsome, the stuff of movie stardom, but he had a gentle demeanor and soft, cultured voice that made him much more accessible – and also somewhat difficult to categorize. Taylor co

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Fate Is the Aviator

Fate Is the Aviator

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 8th 2016

As producer/director Clint Eastwood’s Sully,the much-anticipated screen adaptation of heroic pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s autobiography Highest Duty (written with Jeffrey Zaslow), takes of

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Best Supporting Bowers

Best Supporting Bowers

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 18th 2016

Born 100 years ago yesterday, William Bowers (1916-1987) started out as a journalist but his reporter’s skills for generating a good story led him to Hollywood, where he worked as a scenarist/scree

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