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Stars Appearing At Chiller Theatre Convention This Weekend, New Jersey

30 April 2011 9:11 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Five of the original actors from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, including the elusive Charlie himself, Peter Ostrum are appearing this weekend at the Chiller Theatre convention at the  Parsippany Hilton in New Jersey. Also appearing during the weekend event: Ernest Borgnine, Hal Holbrook, Loni Anderson and Gary Busey.  For James Bond fans, there is Britt Ekland and Maud Adams from Man With the Golden Gun and from Live and Let Die, Richard Dix, who played the CIA agent murdered at a New Orleans funeral procession. For more info click here »

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Miriam Seegar, 103, Dies: One of the Last Surviving Silent Film Performers

5 January 2011 7:34 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Miriam Seegar, one of the last surviving adult performers to have been featured in silent films, died of "age-related causes" on Sunday, Jan. 2, at her home in Pasadena. She was 103. Born on Sept. 1, 1907, in Greentown, Ind., Seegar began her film career in England. After replacing Sylvia Sidney in the play Crime in the West End, she landed roles in three British silent films, most notably the female lead in When Knights Were Bold (1929), directed by her future husband, Tim Whelan. In Hollywood, Seegar played in two movies opposite Richard Dix, then a highly popular leading man: the silent The Love Doctor (1929) and in Reginald Barker's early talkie Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929), a humorous mystery-thriller that is perhaps her best-known film. Among Seegar's other film credits were Victor Schertzinger's Fashions in Love with Adolphe Menjou (1929); the Fox Movietone Follies of 1930; What a Man (1930), [...] »

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