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Fox Celebrates its Centennial with 100 Digital Releases

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Los Angeles, Calif. (October 2, 2015) – In 1915 William Fox founded Fox Film Corporation and forever changed the course of cinema. Over the next century the studio would develop some of the most innovative and ground-breaking advancements in the history of cinema; the introduction of Movietone, the implementation of color in partnership with Eastman Kodak, the development of the wide format in 70mm and many more. Now in honor of the 100th anniversary of the studio, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will celebrate by releasing some of their most iconic films that represent a decade of innovation.

Starting today, five classic films from the studio will be made available digitally for the first time ever – Sunrise (1927), Drums Along the Mohawk (1939), Man Hunt (1941), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Flight of the Phoenix (1965). Throughout the rest of the year a total of 100 digital releases will follow from Fox’s extensive catalog, including 10 films
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On TCM: Conservative Actress Young in Audacious Movies

Loretta Young films as TCM celebrates her 102nd birthday (photo: Loretta Young ca. 1935) Loretta Young would have turned 102 years old today. Turner Classic Movies is celebrating the birthday of the Salt Lake City-born, Academy Award-winning actress today, January 6, 2015, with no less than ten Loretta Young films, most of them released by Warner Bros. in the early '30s. Young, who began her film career in a bit part in the 1927 Colleen Moore star vehicle Her Wild Oat, remained a Warners contract player from the late '20s up until 1933. (See also: "Loretta Young Movies.") Now, ten Loretta Young films on one day may sound like a lot, but one should remember that most Warner Bros. -- in fact, most Hollywood -- releases of the late '20s and early '30s were either B Movies or programmers. The latter were relatively short (usually 60 to 75 minutes) feature films starring A (or B+) performers,
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Loretta Young, Ruffled

Happy Centennial to Loretta Young!  (January 6th, 1913 - August 12th, 2000) She was my mom's favorite actress as a little girl which is how I know her name. 

So many ruffles! How can Loretta breathe in there?

Well that and my encyclopedic attention to the Best Actress category in theory long before I'd seen almost any of the movies as a kid. The Farmer's Daughter was literally the first of the 1940s Best Actress winners I ever saw -- entirely because of my mom's love for it -- but I have to admit that I don't remember the movie at all now. (Fwiw my favorite Best Actress win of the 40s is a tight race between Crawford's Mildred Pierce and DeHavilland's The Heiress)

We name-checked Loretta very briefly on the recent podcast (Part 1 & 2) because my mom was so happy with the book I gave her as a gift recently. My mother
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Sylvester Stallone Wants Speculation on Sage's Death to Stop; Madonna Could Face Lawsuit; Darth Vader Covers Carly Rae Jepsen

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The grief stricken Sylvester Stallone is undoubtedly devastated by the death of his son, Sage Stallone, which occured late last week. The actor released a statement to TMZ asking for “the speculation and questionable reporting” to stop and for his “son's memory and soul” to be left in peace. The official cause of death has still not been determined in the 36-year-old’s passing.

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A French political party has said that it plans to sue the Material Girl. At a recent concerts in Europe, Madonna has shown a video that contains an image of National Front party leader, Marine Le Pen, with a swastika superimposed on her forehead. A representative for the far-right National Front has said that it will file a complaint in French court for “insults.”

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Ninety-five-year-old Academy Award winner Celeste Holm died on Sunday, reports CNN. The actress, who was a star in both
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Celeste Holm obituary

Sophisticated and witty actor who triumphed on Broadway and won an Oscar

Celeste Holm, who has died aged 95, was the original Ado Annie in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's groundbreaking musical Oklahoma! which opened on Broadway in 1943. In I Cain't Say No, she sang: "I cain't be prissy and quaint / I ain't the type that can faint." Annie was a none-too-bright farm girl, but Holm was a smart, witty and sophisticated actor, whom everybody seemed to like. Many years later, during the interval of a Broadway show, she came out on stage and made a plea for her mental-health charity. It was done with such sincerity and passion that the audience could not fail to pay up.

On screen, Holm was the first woman to sing the Cole Porter song Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, sharing the delightful duet with Frank Sinatra in High Society (1956). Holm and Sinatra
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Oscar-Winner Celeste Holm Passes Away at 95

Oscar-Winner Celeste Holm Passes Away at 95
Celeste Holm, who was best known for her Academy-Award-winning performance in the 1947 film Gentleman's Agreement, passed away on Sunday at the age of 95, according to the Associated Press.

The actress who rose to fame in 1943 after her critically acclaimed role in the Broadway production of Oklahoma! had been hospitalized two weeks ago with dehydration and wanted to spend her final days with her husband and other relatives in her New York apartment, where she passed away early Sunday morning.

"I think she wanted to be here, in her home, among her things, with people who loved her," Holm's great-niece Amy Phillips said.

In addition to receiving an Oscar for Gentleman's Agreement, Holms also received Oscar nominations for Come to the Stable (1949), in which she played a French nun, and All About Eve (1950), which was among the first 50 films to be preserved in the U.S. National Film Registry.

Beyond acting, the New York
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Upcoming movies featuring veteran Celeste Holm

Celeste Holm movies at Fox, later years. (See previous article: “Oscar Winner Celeste Holm Dies.” Photo: Celeste Holm All About Eve, with Bette Davis.) Celeste Holm received her second Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for playing a nun named Sister Scholastica opposite Loretta Young in Henry Koster’s light comedy Come to the Stable (1949). She earned her third and final Oscar nod for supporting rivals Bette Davis and Anne Baxter in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Broadway-set Oscar winner All About Eve (1950), wrapping up her Fox contract by appearing opposite veteran Ronald Colman in one of his last movies, the Richard Whorf-directed socially conscious [...]
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Celeste Holm (1917-2012)

The oldest living Best Supporting Actress winner has now, unfortunately, left us. And to think we were just talking about the divinely appealing Celeste Holm. Holm died earlier today at 95 years of age in her Manhattan home with her husband at her side. She'd recently been hospitalized for dehydration and suffered a heart attack.

Celeste celebrating her Oscar at an anniversary screening in '12 and on Oscar nite in '48

Today's she's best remembered for her work in All About Eve (1950) and Gentlemen's Agreement (1947) for which she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, but her successful career also included Broadway stardom (she was the original Ado Annie in Oklahoma!) and her own television series "Honestly Celeste". She will most definitely be missed. 

In the last completed episode of Best Pictures from the Outside In (a series y'all bring up with regularity), we talked about Gentlemen's Agreement in which I found
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Oscar-winner Celeste Holm dies at 95

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Celeste Holm, who won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 1947 for "Gentleman's Agreement," died early Sunday (July 15) in her New York City apartment at the age of 95, her great-niece Amy Phillips tells the AP.

Holm started on Broadway, earning critical acclaim for playing Ado Annie in the original Broadway cast of "Oklahoma!". She also starred on Broadway in "The King and I" and "Mame." When she moved to film, "Gentleman's Agreement" was just her third film role. She went on to star in "Come to the Stable" and "All About Eve," for which she received two more Oscar nominations.

In more recent years, Holm appeared in "Three Men and a Baby" as Ted Danson's mother and on TV in "Touched by an Angel" and "Promised Land."

Holm was married five times, most recently to Frank Basile, who was her current husband. She is survived by Basile and two sons,
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Feinberg: A Personal Remembrance of Film Legend Celeste Holm, Firecracker to the End

Feinberg: A Personal Remembrance of Film Legend Celeste Holm, Firecracker to the End
I was very saddened to learn this morning of the death of Celeste Holm, the Oscar-winning actress who starred in numerous classics of Hollywood's Golden Age -- among them Elia Kazan's best picture Oscar winner Gentlemen's Agreement (1947), Anatole Litvak's The Snake Pit (1948), Henry Koster's Come to the Stable (1949), Joseph L. Mankiewicz's A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and best picture Oscar winner All About Eve (1950), and Charles Walters's The Tender Trap (1955) and High Society (1956) -- and who I was honored to count as a friend over the last decade of her life. I first met

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Celeste Holm dies at 95 after a career in films and Broadway musicals

Winner of an Oscar in 1947, actress's last years were consumed by a bitter family feud that wiped out her fortune

Celeste Holm, a versatile actress who soared to Broadway fame in Oklahoma! and won an Oscar in Gentleman's Agreement but whose last years were filled with financial difficulty and estrangement from her sons died Sunday, a relative said. She was 95.

Holm had been hospitalized about two weeks ago with dehydration after a fire in actor Robert De Niro's apartment in the same Manhattan building.

She had asked on Friday to be taken home, and she spent her final days with her husband, Frank Basile, and other relatives and close friends by her side, said Amy Phillips, a great-niece of Holm's who answered the phone at Holm's apartment on Sunday.

Holm died around 3.30am at her longtime apartment on Central Park West, Phillips said.

"I think she wanted to be here,
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Oscar Winning Actress Celeste Holm Dead at 95

Oscar Winning Actress Celeste Holm Dead at 95
Gentleman's Agreement star Celeste Holm has died at the age of 95. The Oscar-winning actress, who won an Academy Award for her supporting role in Gentleman's Agreement in 1947, passed away Sunday at her home in New York, according to CNN. "She passed peacefully in her home in her own bed with her husband and friends and family nearby," Holm's niece, Amy Phillips, told the network. Holm was also nominated for Oscars for best supporting actress in 1949 and 1950, for her roles in Come to the Stable and All About Eve, respectively. In addition to her film work, the accomplished actress was also a staple in the theater community, making her debut on Broadway in The Time of Your Life....
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Oscar Loves Two Women. In The Same Film. Often.

Amir here. Since the Oscar nominations were announced on tuesday we’ve all heard tons of new stats about this year's slate. All the ‘oldest’ and ‘youngest’ and ‘most’s aside, the one thing that caught my eye was the double nomination for Best Supporting Actress for The Help’s ladies Jessica Chastain & Octavia Spencer. This is now the fourth consecutive year that the category has included two nominees from the same film. For the trivia lovers among you, this equals the previous longest streak of double supporting actress nominations from 1947 through 1950: Gentleman’s Agreement, I Remember Mama, Come to the Stable, Pinky and All About Eve... (though the earlier run is more impressive since 1949 had two sets of double nominees.)

Trivia: The two longest double supporting runs (though 47-50 actually had a year with two double noms."Pinky" is not pictured by accident. Apologies). In both one actress
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