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4 items from 2006


Actor Robert Earl Jones, Father of James Earl Jones, Dies

20 September 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Broadway veteran Robert Earl Jones has died at the age of 96. The actor, whose son James Earl Jones found fame voicing Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies, passed away at the Lillian Booth Actors' Home in New Jersey earlier this month. Jones starred as boxing champion Joe Louis in Spirit Of Youth among other films and Broadway productions. However, his career was briefly interrupted in the 1950s when he was blacklisted for refusing to testify before the House Of Un-American Activities Committee. He later had roles in Odds Against Tomorrow, Wild River, The Sting and Witness, as well as a string of stage parts alongside his son. He is survived by James Earl Jones, another son Matthew Earl Jones and a grandson. »

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Connery dances for joy at AFI bash

12 June 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The American Film Institute's tribute to Sean Connery, one of Hollywood's most reliable and longest-running leading men, was a celebration of the swingin' '60s. Howard Stringer, Mike Myers, Steven Spielberg, Tippi Hedren, Pierce Brosnan, Ian McShane, Craig Ferguson, James Earl Jones, Andy Garcia, Eddie Izzard and Julia Ormond paid tribute to Hollywood's most famous Scot and the quintessential "Bond, James Bond." On Thursday night at the Kodak Theatre, Connery was treated to high-kicking Highland babes in short kilts, deafening bagpipes and a virile rendition of the theme from Thunderball by Welsh crooner Tom Jones. "The James Bond Theme" provided the soundtrack for the evening, which will be the fifth AFI tribute to be broadcast when it airs June 21 on USA Network. The black-tie crowd of Hollywood glitterati responded enthusiastically to the film clips, especially to the medley of seven Bond films, which was introduced by Spielberg, who was honored in 1995. He said that Connery had "captured lightning in a bottle." »

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Connery dances for joy at AFI bash

11 June 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The American Film Institute's tribute to Sean Connery, one of Hollywood's most reliable and longest-running leading men, was a celebration of the swingin' '60s. Howard Stringer, Mike Myers, Steven Spielberg, Tippi Hedren, Pierce Brosnan, Ian McShane, Craig Ferguson, James Earl Jones, Andy Garcia, Eddie Izzard and Julia Ormond paid tribute to Hollywood's most famous Scot and the quintessential "Bond, James Bond." On Thursday night at the Kodak Theatre, Connery was treated to high-kicking Highland babes in short kilts, deafening bagpipes and a virile rendition of the theme from Thunderball by Welsh crooner Tom Jones. "The James Bond Theme" provided the soundtrack for the evening, which will be the fifth AFI tribute to be broadcast when it airs June 21 on USA Network. The black-tie crowd of Hollywood glitterati responded enthusiastically to the film clips, especially to the medley of seven Bond films, which was introduced by Spielberg, who was honored in 1995. He said that Connery had "captured lightning in a bottle." »

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Connery dances for joy at AFI bash

10 June 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The American Film Institute's tribute to Sean Connery, one of Hollywood's most reliable and longest-running leading men, was a celebration of the swingin' '60s. Howard Stringer, Mike Myers, Steven Spielberg, Tippi Hedren, Pierce Brosnan, Ian McShane, Craig Ferguson, James Earl Jones, Andy Garcia, Eddie Izzard and Julia Ormond paid tribute to Hollywood's most famous Scot and the quintessential "Bond, James Bond". On Thursday night at the Kodak Theatre, Connery was treated to high-kicking Highland babes in short kilts, deafening bagpipes and a virile rendition of the theme from Thunderball by Welsh crooner Tom Jones. "The James Bond Theme" provided the soundtrack for the evening, which will be the fifth AFI tribute to be broadcast when it airs June 20 on USA Network. The black-tie crowd of Hollywood glitterati responded enthusiastically to the film clips, especially to the medley of seven Bond films, which was introduced by Spielberg, who was honored in 1995. He said that Connery had "captured lightning in a bottle." »

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