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Billy Graham, Evangelist Who Harnessed the Power of TV, Dies at 99

Billy Graham, Evangelist Who Harnessed the Power of TV, Dies at 99
Rev. Billy Graham, the charismatic preacher who harnessed the power of TV to spread his gospel around the world, has died. He was 99.

Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, N.C., according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

In his heyday, Graham had enjoyed broad reach in American culture. He was famous for having met with every American president since Harry Truman. Rather than affiliate himself with a single church, he preached a non-denominational brand of Protestantism and was endorsed by faith leaders throughout the world.

From the late 1940s through 2005, Graham toured the world with his “crusades” that filled stadiums and arenas. Fans and followers came to hear his message about the importance of seeking salvation and committing to Christianity. Those events were also the source of primetime television specials that made Graham a household name.

Graham’s 1960s meeting with Queen Elizabeth II is depicted in second season of the Netflix drama
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New Incredibles 2 Characters and Main Cast Revealed

Disney revealed Incredibles 2 art that shows the voice cast side-by-side their characters, along with new descriptions. These images reference a Google Arts & Culture viral experiment that allows users to match a selfie with a piece of art from museums across the world. While many of these actors are reprising their roles from the first Incredibles movie, like Holly Hunter as Elastigirl and Craig T. Nelson as Mr. Incredible, there are a number of new characters in the mix as well. There will likely be many more character introductions coming soon, since we reported in July that there will be 25 new superheroes introduced in The Incredibles 2.

The first character unveiled is Helen Paar (voice of Holly Hunter), known in the Superworld as Elastigirl. She hung up her Supersuit to raise the family with husband Bob, leaving their crime-fighting days behind them. But when she's tapped to lead a campaign to
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Shelley Berman, Stand-Up Comic and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor, Dies at 92

Shelley Berman, Stand-Up Comic and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor, Dies at 92
Famed stand-up comic Shelley Berman, who recently played Larry David’s father on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” has died. He was 92.

Berman died early Friday morning due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease at his home in Bell Canyon, Calif., his publicist confirmed to Variety.

The Grammy winner and Emmy-nominated actor was one of the most successful stand-up comedians of the 1950s and ’60s. His 1959 live record, “Inside Shelley Berman,” was the first comedy album to be certified gold (with more than 500,000 sales) and was the first non-musical recording to win a Grammy Award. Two other albums, “Outside Shelley Berman” and “The Edge of Shelley Berman,” also went gold.

Berman was the first stand-up comic to perform at Carnegie Hall. He appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” more than 20 times and was a guest on shows hosted by Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Dinah Shore, Perry Como, Andy Williams, and Dean Martin.

The
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Dick Gregory, Trailblazing Comedian and Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies at 84

Dick Gregory, Trailblazing Comedian and Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies at 84
Sad news to report tonight. One of the true pioneers of stand-up comedy has passed away. Dick Gregory succumbed to heart failure on Saturday. He was 84 years old at the time of his death. Best known as a stand-up comedian who came of age in the 1960s, Gregory is also known for parlaying his success into a life of social and political activism, become an important voice for all races, creeds and colors. He was able to break certain barriers that other Civil Rights activists couldn't through the use of humor and understanding the human condition. Son Christian Gregory made a statement shortly after his father's passing to comment on the man and the important body of work he leaves behind.

"It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, D.
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Jimmy Fallon: 5 Things We Learned From Revealing New Interview

Jimmy Fallon: 5 Things We Learned From Revealing New Interview
For many late-night critics, Jimmy Fallon's defining moment as Tonight Show host came last September during his banter-filled interview with then-Republican-nominee Donald Trump. After lobbing a few softball questions, Fallon, grinning wildly, reached over his desk and ruffled the divisive politician's hair.

In the subsequent months, the former SNL star has endured fan backlash and ratings slide. In a lengthy New York Times interview, the comedian admitted he was "devastated" by the negative feedback – but unfazed by the viewership numbers. Other comic talents, including Jay Leno and Seth Meyers,
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The Loved One / Broken Arrow

The Loved One

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Warner Archives

1965 / B&W / 1:85 / / 122 min. / Street Date May 9, 2017

Starring: Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer.

Cinematography: Haskell Wexler

Film Editor: Hal Ashby, Brian Smedley-Aston

Written by Terry Southern, Christopher Isherwood

Produced by Martin Ransohoff (uncredited), John Calley, Haskell Wexler

Directed by Tony Richardson

Funeral Director: Before you go, I was just wondering… would you be interested in some extras for the loved one?

Next Of Kin: What kind of extras?

Funeral Director: Well, how about a casket?

Mike Nichols and Elaine May – The $65 Dollar Funeral

That routine, a classic example of what was known in the early 60’s as “sick humor”, was nevertheless ubiquitous across mainstream variety shows like Ed Sullivan and Jack Paar. It also popularized the notion of a new boutique industry, the vanity funeral. The novelist Evelyn Waugh, decidedly less mainstream, documented the beginning of that phenomenon over a decade earlier with The Loved One,
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Judy Garland’s Ex-Husband Reveals She Was Groped by Munchkins on ‘Wizard of Oz’ Set

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Judy Garland’s Ex-Husband Reveals She Was Groped by Munchkins on ‘Wizard of Oz’ Set
Judy Garland’s infamously difficult, traumatizing childhood has become a disturbing Hollywood legend in the year since her untimely death at age 47. But now, a new autobiography claims that Garland’s experiences on the set of Victor Fleming’s “The Wizard of Oz” are worse than previously reported. According to Garland’s late husband Sid Luft, whose autobiography “Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland” is finally being posthumously published, says that she was frequently groped and molested by the actors playing the Munchkins.

Read More: ‘Emerald City’ Producer: NBC’s Crazy ‘Wizard of Oz’ Adaptation Will Be ‘100% Less Rape-y’ Than ‘Game of Thrones’

“They would make Judy’s life miserable on set by putting their hands under her dress,” he writes in the book. “The men were 40 or more years old. They thought they could get away with anything because they were so small.” The book does not
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Teenage Judy Garland Was Repeatedly Molested by Munchkins on Set of Wizard of Oz, Says Her Ex-Husband

Teenage Judy Garland Was Repeatedly Molested by Munchkins on Set of Wizard of Oz, Says Her Ex-Husband
In The Wizard of Oz, the lovable Munchkins help Dorothy follow the yellow brick road to find her way home. But just like Oz himself, it turns out some of the Munchkins may not have been all they seemed.

A new memoir by Judy Garland’s ex-husband claims the Dorothy actress was repeatedly molested by some of the actors who played the Munchkins in the classic musical.

Sid Luft, who was married to Garland from 1952-1965, described the alleged abuse in a new, posthumous memoir, Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland.

‘They would make Judy’s life miserable
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Zsa Zsa Gabor Passes Away at 99

Zsa Zsa Gabor Passes Away at 99
As 2016 winds down, the entertainment community has lost yet another beloved icon. Zsa Zsa Gabor, who became more famous for her "darling" catch phrase and her multiple marriages than her actual film career, passed away at the age of 99. Early reports reveal that the celebrity suffered from an apparent heart attack, and was rushed to an unspecified hospital where she was pronounced dead. Zsa Zsa Gabor's death comes just two months before she would have celebrated her 100th birthday.

TMZ was the first to report on the actress' death, which comes after suffering from a number of ailments over the past few years. Her husband Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt would reportedly throw annual birthday parties for his wife over the past few years, but his wife was so sick during these parties that visitors weren't even allowed in her bedroom to see her. In 2011, she had her right leg
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Movie and TV Giant Garry Marshall Has Died at 81

In the 1970s, Garry Marshall gave us one of the earliest, and still greatest extended universes, consisting of 1950s nostalgia, a couple of goofy brewery workers and an alien from the planet Ork. More recently he'd been known for a certain kind of ensemble comedy with his movies New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day and this year's Mother's Day, but Marshall had an impressively diverse career over many decades before his death yesterday at 81. He started out as a writer for such TV programs as the Jack Paar-led version of The Tonight Show and as an actor. He played a low-tier bad guy in the James Bond movie Goldfinger and later had brief but memorable turns in Lost in America and A League of Their Own, the latter...

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Garry Marshall, Pretty Woman and Princess Diaries Director, Dies at 81

Garry Marshall, Pretty Woman and Princess Diaries Director, Dies at 81
Sad news for movie fans. Iconic American filmmaker and legendary TV sitcom creator Garry Marshall has passed away. Perhaps best known for turning Julia Roberts into a household name with his classic 1990 romanic comedy Pretty Woman, the man succumbed to complications from pneumonia following a stroke. A Los Angeles resident most of his life, he died Tuesday night in a Burbank, California hospital.

Garry Marshall was 81 years old at the time of his passing. Along with Pretty Woman, he also helped establish actress Anne Hathaway as a true Hollywood star with both 2001's The Princess Diaries and its 2004 sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. A true legend in both the world of film and television, news of his untimely demise was first announced by Access Hollywood. Cause of death was then later confirmed by TMZ.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Marshall began his career on television writing for Jack Paar's Tonight Show.
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Garry Marshall: 1934-2016

Den Of Geek Jul 20, 2016

The creator of 1970s sitcoms such as Happy Days and director of movies like Pretty Woman, Garry Marshall, has passed away at the age of 81.

Producer, director, and actor Garry Marshall has died at the age of 81.

Garry Marshall was the creative force behind some of the most iconic sitcoms in American television history, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy and many others. In total, Marshall executive produced over 1,000 half-hour episodes of television. Marshall’s film credits as a director are extensive and full of hits as well. His filmography includes Pretty Woman, The Flamingo Kid, Overboard and Runaway Bride. His final film, Mother's Day, was released earlier this year.

After getting his start writing in the Army for Stars & Stripes during a tour in Korea, Marshall wrote for the sports section of The New York Daily News by day and wrote stand-up comedy by night.
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Comedy Icon Garry Marshall Dead at 81

Comedy Icon Garry Marshall Dead at 81
Garry Marshall, the beloved comedy legend who created TV hits like Happy Days and Mork and Mindy, and directed box office smashes like Beaches, Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, has died from complications of pneumonia following a stroke at a hospital in Burbank, California. He was 81.

A representative for Marshall confirmed his death to Rolling Stone. In a statement, Marshall's family said his funeral service would be private, but a memorial service is being planned for his birthday, November 13th.

Born in the Bronx in 1934, Marshall began his storied
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Garry Marshall, Happy Days Creator and Filmmaker, Dead at 81

Garry Marshall, Happy Days Creator and Filmmaker, Dead at 81
Garry Marshall, whose contributions to screens small and big included Happy Days and the original TV adaptation of The Odd Couple, died on Tuesday at age 81.

Access Hollywood was first to report on the legend’s passing; per TMZ, he died from complications from pneumonia.

A Bronx native and brother to actress/director Penny Marshall and TV producer Ronny Marshall Hallin, Marshall started out his career as a writer for Jack Paar’s Tonight Show, The Joey Bishop Hour and The Dick Van Dyke Show. From there, he went on to develop for TV an adaptation of the Neil Simon play The Odd Couple,
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Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and Creator of ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 81

Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and Creator of ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 81
Garry Marshall, who created some of the 1970s’ most iconic sitcoms including “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne and Shirley” and “Mork and Mindy” and went on to direct hit movies including “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries,” died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. He was 81. The news was first reported by Access Hollywood.

Marshall went from being TV writer to creating sitcoms that touched the funny bones of the 1970s generation and directing films that were watched over and over: “Happy Days” helped start a nostalgia craze that has arguably never abated, while “Mork and Mindy” had a psychedelically goofy quality that catapulted Robin Williams to fame and made rainbow suspenders an icon of their era. “Pretty Woman” likewise cemented Julia Roberts’ stardom, while “The Princess Diaries” made Anne Hathaway a teen favorite.

Happy Days” star Henry Winkler credited him for launching his career, tweeting “Thank you for my professional life.
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Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and Creator of ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 81

Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and Creator of ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 81
Garry Marshall, who created some of the 1970s’ most iconic sitcoms including “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne and Shirley” and “Mork and Mindy” and went on to direct hit movies including “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries,” died Tuesday. He was 81. The news was first reported by Access Hollywood.

Marshall’s first bigscreen blockbuster was 1990’s “Pretty Woman,” starring Julia Roberts as a highly idealized hooker and Richard Gere as her client-cum-Prince Charming. The romantic comedy grossed $463 million worldwide. Roberts was Oscar nominated for best actress, the film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best comedy/musical — and Marshall scored a Cesar nomination as “Pretty Woman” drew a mention in the French awards’ foreign-film category.

In 1970 Marshall had a substantial hit when he developed and exec produced an adaptation of Neil Simon’s play “The Odd Couple” for ABC. The show drew several Emmy nominations for outstanding comedy series and wins for stars Jack Klugman
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John C. Reilly on Marc Maron, Martin Scorsese Revisits ‘The King of Comedy,’ Director Streaks, & More

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

Martin Scorsese talks about the making of The King of Comedy with Vanity Fair‘s Simon Abrams:

I didn’t really understand where I stood in relationship to the film, the story, Rupert Pupkin, and Jerry Langford, too, until I was in the process of making the film—the shooting, the editing. I don’t think I necessarily liked what I found. What I mean is: I saw myself in Rupert, on the surface, as somebody that came from that appreciation of early television of the 50s—particularly New York variety comedy shows. Steve Allen, Jack Paar. These personalities were so vivid and so strong that they became something very new to me.
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One Day at a Time Star Pat Harrington Jr. Dies at 86

One Day at a Time Star Pat Harrington Jr. Dies at 86
Actor Pat Harrington Jr. died Wednesday at in Los Angeles after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, his daughter Tresa announced. He was 86.

"Dear Friends, it is with the most unimaginable pain and sadness, that I tell you my father, Pat Harrington, Jr. passed away at 11:09 Pm this evening," Tresa wrote in a Facebook post. "We were all with him today and tonight: crying, laughing and loving him. This is the single most heart wrenching and physically painful thing, I've ever had to endure."

Harrington was hospitalized after a fall in November, when his daughter posted an update on his health,
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One Day at a Time Star Pat Harrington Jr. Dies at 86

One Day at a Time Star Pat Harrington Jr. Dies at 86
Actor Pat Harrington Jr. died Wednesday at in Los Angeles after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, his daughter Tresa announced. He was 86. "Dear Friends, it is with the most unimaginable pain and sadness, that I tell you my father, Pat Harrington, Jr. passed away at 11:09 Pm this evening," Tresa wrote in a Facebook post. "We were all with him today and tonight: crying, laughing and loving him. This is the single most heart wrenching and physically painful thing, I've ever had to endure." Harrington was hospitalized after a fall in November, when his daughter posted an update on his health,
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One Day at a Time Star Pat Harrington Jr. Dies at 86

One Day at a Time Star Pat Harrington Jr. Dies at 86
Actor Pat Harrington Jr. died Wednesday at in Los Angeles after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, his daughter Tresa announced. He was 86. "Dear Friends, it is with the most unimaginable pain and sadness, that I tell you my father, Pat Harrington, Jr. passed away at 11:09 Pm this evening," Tresa wrote in a Facebook post. "We were all with him today and tonight: crying, laughing and loving him. This is the single most heart wrenching and physically painful thing, I've ever had to endure." Harrington was hospitalized after a fall in November, when his daughter posted an update on his health,
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