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Julia Louis-Dreyfus was already a comedy legend before Veep – but it turns out she was just hitting her prime. The actress has spent five years on HBO's D.C. satire as foul-mouthed President Selina Meyer, who claws her way to the Oval Office just to lose it again. The 56-year-old started out on Saturday Night Live before reaching stardom as Elaine on Seinfeld, the most spongeworthy of sitcom heroines. In the new Veep season, she's as fearsome as ever, snarling political observations like, "This election is going down like Eleanor Roosevelt at Dinah Shore Weekend. »
That's her boy! With a recording cellphone in hand, Julia Louis-Dreyfus cheered on her youngest child, 19-year-old son Charlie Hall, as he helped lead the Northwestern University Wildcats basketball team to victory over Rutgers University's Scarlet Knights in their Big 10 tournament second-round game in Washington D.C., with a score of 83-61. The Veep and Seinfeld star was accompanied by equally proud husband Brad Hall. In addition to the 6'5" sophomore forward, who inherited his height from his father, the couple also has a 23-year-old son Henry Hall, a singer-songwriter. Julia and Brad, a comedy actor and writer, had met »
Lewis Milestone’s poetic character study of an infantry landing in Italy gives us a full dozen non-cliché portraits of men in war, featuring a dramatic dream team of interesting character actors. Dana Andrews was the only big star in the cast, joined by hopefuls Richard Conte, Lloyd Bridges and John Ireland; the standout crew includes Sterling Holloway, Norman Lloyd, Steve Brodie and Huntz Hall.
The Sprocket Vault / Kit Parker Films
1945 / B&W / 1:37 Academy / 117 min. / Restored Collector’s Edition / Street Date ?, 2017 / available through The Sprocket Vault / 14.99
Starring: Richard Conte, George Tyne, John Ireland, Lloyd Bridges, Sterling Holloway, Norman Lloyd Dana Andrews, Herbert Rudley, Richard Benedict, Huntz Hall, James Cardwell, Steve Brodie, Matt Willis, Chris Drake, John Kellogg, Robert Horton, Burgess Meredith.
Cinematography: Russell Harlan
Film Editor: Duncan Mansfield
Written by: Robert »
- Glenn Erickson
3 items from 2017
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