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Jonathan D. Krane, producer of the Look Who’s Talking series of films who had a long working relationship with John Travolta and was married to Oscar-nominated actress Sally Kellerman for 36 years died suddenly in his home on Monday, Kellerman has announced. He was 65. “So sorry to report the sudden passing on Monday of my beloved husband Jonathan D. Krane,” Kellerman said in a statement posted <a… »
Jonathan D. Krane, who produced the babbling baby “Look Who’s Talking” films that starred John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, died suddenly in the Hollywood Hills home he shared with his wife, Oscar-nominated “M*A*S*H” actress Sally Kellerman. Krane was 65. “Thankfully our twins Jack and Hannah are both with me,” Kellerman wrote on her Facebook Page. “I am totally devastated.” Krane’s producing credits go back more than three decades to his first film, “Trail of the Pink Panther” starring Peter Sellers and directed by Blake Edwards — who he collaborated with on several more films, including “The Man Who Loved Women” with. »
- Rosemary Rossi
His wife, Oscar-nominated “M*A*S*H” actress Sally Kellerman, announced the news on Facebook earlier this week. Her manager, Bruce Tufeld, also confirmed Krane’s death to Variety.
“So sorry to report the sudden passing on Monday of my beloved husband Jonathan D. Krane,” Kellerman wrote. “Thankfully our twins Jack and Hannah are both with me. I am totally devastated.”
Krane founded Management Company Entertainment Group (McEg) in the late ’80s, which quickly rocketed to success with the 1989 release of “Look Who’s Talking,” which was directed by Amy Heckerling. It starred Travolta as a cab driver who starts dating a woman played by Kirstie Alley, the mother of a snarky, troublesome toddler, voiced by Bruce Willis.
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- Alex Stedman
Jonathan D. Krane, who produced the Look Who's Talking films that starred John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and, in the first two comedies, Bruce Willis as the voice of a snarky toddler, has died. He was 65. Krane, the husband of Oscar-nominated M*A*S*H actress Sally Kellerman, died suddenly Monday in their home in the Hollywood Hills, her manager, Bruce Tufeld, told The Hollywood Reporter. "I am totally devastated," she wrote on her Facebook page. Krane also produced the action-packed Face/Off (1997), directed by John Woo, and Mike Nichols' election campaign movie Primary Colors (1998), still two more films
- Mike Barnes
On this day in history as it relates to the movies...
Dr Duran Duran and the Orgasmatron
1835 P.T. Barnum and his circus begin their first tour of the Us. Wasn't Hugh Jackman supposed to play him in an original movie musical? Is that still on or did the endless Wolverine show derail it? (sigh)
1937 Sally Kellerman, the original " 'Hot Lips' O'Houlihan" is born
- NATHANIEL R
Robert Altman's murder tale reeks of insider access and Hollywood hipster Bs; its main claim to greatness is its fifty-plus star cameos. It may no longer seem as smart as it looked in 1992, but they don't make 'em any slicker than this. The Player Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 812 1992 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 124 min. / Available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date May 24, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lyle Lovett. Cinematography Jean Lépine Original Music Thomas Newman Written by Michael Tolkin from his novel Produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler Directed by Robert Altman
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Robert Altman's filmography is undergoing what looks like a full retrospective through Criterion; even the 1975 title Nashville came out not long ago. This very successful later picture marks a revitalization of the director's career. It's sort of a Kafkaesque spin on Hail, »
- Glenn Erickson
Stardate, 2016. We start off for… hold up. I have a confession. I am not a Trekkie. I owe no allegiance to the myriad TV iterations, although I am fond of the original mid-’60s series and their subsequent big screen adventures (except for The Final Frontier—I am reasonably lucid). However, this particular voyage is co-captained by my wife, Michelle, who has a deep fondness for the original gang and their follow-up crew of The Next Generation (which I don’t like, and yet she still married me). She can identify scenes by hearing orchestral movements from the series and the films. In short, she is a Trekkie (and yes, I asked her permission to call her that—I’m not insane).
Okay, let’s try this again. My wife and I leave the big city of Calgary, Alberta behind for a day trip to visit the Trekcetera Museum, located »
- Scott Drebit
7 items from 2016
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