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Interview: ‘The Goonies’ Star Corey Feldman Shares Vital Life Lessons

3 March 2011 7:36 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Corey Feldman is a survivor, both of his own child acting era and the aftermath of growing up. Best known for a string of 1980s cult favorites, including “Stand by Me” and “The Goonies,” he also partnered with Corey Haim, to forever be known as The Two Coreys. Feldman was in Chicago in January to introduce his films at The Hollywood Palms Theater (Naperville, Illinois) and Hollywood Blvd Theater (Woodridge).

Corey Feldman was born in Los Angeles in 1971, and began his acting career at the age of three in a McDonald’s commercial. After appearances in over 100 commercials and 50 TV guest roles, he broke out in the 1980s and starred in 15 number one box office champs in a row. These films included “Gremlins” (1984), “The Goonies” (1985), “Stand by Me” (1986) and “The Lost Boys” (1987). It was in The Lost Boys that Feldman was first paired with Corey Haim, and the two »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Anne Francis obituary

4 January 2011 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Star of the cult sci-fi movie Forbidden Planet

Anne Francis, who has died of complications of pancreatic cancer aged 80, is now best remembered mainly due to the lyrics "Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet \ Oh-oh at the late night, double-feature, picture show", which were sung over the opening credits of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and for the cult science-fiction movie to which they refer, Forbidden Planet (1956). The only woman in the cast of Forbidden Planet, Francis had a sprightly charm and a wide-eyed child-like innocence as Altaira, the space-age Miranda in the transposition of Shakespeare's The Tempest to a distant planet.

The mini-skirted teenaged daughter of the exiled Dr Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) has never seen any man except her father until a group of Us astronauts, led by Commander John J Adams (Leslie Nielsen), arrive. While never exactly exclaiming "O brave new world that has such people in it! »

- Ronald Bergan

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Anne Francis obituary

3 January 2011 9:31 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Anne Francis, who has died of complications of pancreatic cancer aged 80, is now best remembered mainly due to the lyrics "Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet \ Oh-oh at the late night, double-feature, picture show", which were sung over the opening credits of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and for the cult science-fiction movie to which they refer, Forbidden Planet (1956). The only woman in the cast of Forbidden Planet, Francis had a sprightly charm and a wide-eyed child-like innocence as Altaira, the space-age Miranda in the transposition of Shakespeare's The Tempest to a distant planet.

The mini-skirted teenaged daughter of the exiled Dr Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) has never seen any man except her father until a group of Us astronauts, led by Commander John J Adams (Leslie Nielsen), arrive. While never exactly exclaiming "O brave new world that has such people in it! »

- Ronald Bergan

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