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Genghis Khan's Multitudes

Genghis Khan's Multitudes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 25th 2018

Omar Sharif played two title roles in mammoth movies of 1965, one of which, David Lean’s popular film of Doctor Zhivago,won him a Golden Globe Best Actor Award and cemented a brief but lustrous reign

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Lancaster's Meaningful Thing

Lancaster's Meaningful Thing

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 8th 2016

When Thomas E. Gaddis’s Birdman of Alcatraz, the biography of a convicted murderer (1890-1963) who became a world-renowned ornithologist for his studies of avian behavior and diseases while serving

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Happy Bird-day, Telly

Happy Bird-day, Telly

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 21st 2016

Before on-screen movie and TV fame beckoned, Telly Savalas (1922-1994), born 96 years ago today, was a skilled broadcasting veteran, putting in three years of World War II service as host of the U.S

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