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All My Children, As the World Turns: Actor Larkin Malloy Dies at 62

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In what has been a sad week for the All My Children (AMC) family, actor Larkin Malloy has died at the age of 62. He played Travis Montgomery on the cancelled ABC soap opera from 1987 to 1998. Former co-star Walt Willey (Jackson Montgomery) posted on Facebook that Malloy died from complications of a heart attack he suffered on Saturday.AMC creator Agnes Nixon just passed away on Wednesday. She and Malloy were both veterans of As the World Turns, which was cancelled in 2010, after 54 years on CBS. Malloy both acted and served as announcer and acting coach on the daytime drama. He appeared on The Edge of Night, Guiding Light, and Loving. He also directed NBC's Another World. All of these cancelled soaps shot in
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AMC's Larkin Malloy Dead at 62

AMC's Larkin Malloy Dead at 62
Larkin Malloy, who held roles on several soap operas including All My Children, has died. He was 62.

Malloy played AMC‘s Travis from 1987 to 1998. Walt Willey, who portrayed his on-screen brother Jack on the ABC soap, posted on Facebook Thursday that Malloy had died of complications from a recent heart attack.

Willey wrote:

Larkin Malloy welcomed me like a brother when I joined the cast in 1987. We worked together, did appearances together, partied together, vacationed together. He was an “actor’s actor,” spending many years teaching the craft, and a gentleman in the Old World style. We spent many hours together,
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Former Procter & Gamble Executive Robert E. Short Dies at 95

Robert E. Short, former Procter & Gamble Productions executive and grandfather of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, died on July 25 in Sarasota, Fla. He was 95.

During his 34-year tenure at P&G, the production company developed shows such as “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Rifleman,” “The Rebel” and “Car 54 Where Are You?” Short’s contributions to daytime television include “Search For Tomorrow,” “Guiding Light,” “As The World Turns,” “The Edge of Night” and “Another World.” He was awarded an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement for distinguished service to television in 1983.

Born in Cincinnati, Short served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps Photographic Service during WWII in European and Pacific theaters. He joined P&G after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University in 1949.

Besides Feige, Short is survived by his wife Linda; his children Maralyn, David and Austin; his grandchildren Lauren, Alan, Robin, Tommy, Andrew and Jen; and his great-grandchildren Ella, Erik
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The Flying Nun: Madeleine Sherwood Dies; Farewell Reverend Mother

Actress Madeleine Sherwood has died at the age of 93. Sherwood was best known as Reverend Mother Superior Lydia Placido (center, above), on The Flying Nun TV series, which was cancelled by ABC after three seasons. Sherwood also appeared on now-cancelled daytime soap operas including As the World Turns, One Life to Live, The Edge of Night, The Secret Storm, and Guiding Light. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Ms. Sherwood's death with a family spokesperson.

Vulture says, "An active participant in the political movements of her time, Sherwood was blacklisted during the McCarthy era, and later arrested in a civil rights protest in Alabama in the 1960s. In 1989, she retired from acting and returned to her home in Canada."

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Benson: Actor James Noble Dies at 94

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Actor James Noble has died at the age of 94. The New York Times has confirmed his death at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut, on Monday, March 28, 2016. Noble is perhaps best known for his role as the affable, bumbling Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling, on the Benson TV series, which was cancelled after seven seasons by ABC, only after that final season ended on a network requested cliffhanger.

Noble also played Raymond Voss on the 1988 CBS sitcom, First Impressions, starring Brad Garrett, which was cancelled after just five of eight completed episodes aired, that fall. Much of Noble's early TV work was on now long-cancelled soap operas including The Brighter Day, The Edge of Night, As the World Turns, Another World, The Doctors, and One Life to Live.

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Peyton Place: James Douglas Dies at 86

We are sorry to report actor James Douglas died on March 5, 2016. Perhaps best known for his roles on cancelled TV shows like the daytime soap operas As the World Turns (CBS), One Life to Life (ABC) and ABC's primetime soap, Peyton Place, Douglas had a long TV career.

His first appearance was on The Millionaire TV series, in 1957. Director James Sheldon, who died on Saturday, March 19, directed that series. Other TV appearances by Douglas include the soap operas Another World, The Doctors, and The Edge of Night, as well as primetime offerings like 12 O'Clock High, Ironside, and Spenser for Hire.

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Mike Minor, Actor on ‘Petticoat Junction,’ Daytime Soaps, Dies at 75

Mike Minor, whose hunky, dashing “Petticoat Junction” character Steve Elliott was memorably introduced at the beginning of season four, crashing next to the train tracks as “Petticoat’s” trio of beauties are bathing in the water tower, died Jan. 28. He was 75. His sister-in-law Marlene Duerr Dedderson confirmed the news on Facebook.

After the crash of Elliott’s plane, Billie Jo asks the family, “Do you think we’ll get to keep him?” while the family stands over the crop duster, who’s been knocked out.

Steve Elliott was a character on “Petticoat Junction” from fall 1966 until the series ended in 1970. Elliott married Betty Jo on the show — and Minor married Linda Kaye Henning, who portrayed Linda Jo in 1968. (Henning and Elliott were married for five years.)

He appeared on “CHiPs” and “Vega$” and recurred in 1980-81 as Brandon Kingsley, one of Erica Kane’s lovers, on “All My Children” (he
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Petticoat Junction: Mike Minor Dies at 75

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Actor Mike Minor died Monday, January 25, 2016, at age 75. Predeceased by his father, producer Don Fedderson, mother Tido Fedderson, and younger brother Gregg Fedderson, Minor is best known for playing Steve Elliot on Petticoat Junction. He also had roles on four now-cancelled soap operas: Another World, All My Children, As the World Turns, and The Edge of Night.

Minor was married to his Petticoat Junction co-star Linda Henning (Betty Jo) from 1968 until their divorce in 1973. Her father, Paul Henning, created both Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies, and executive produced Green Acres. All three countrified TV shows were cancelled by CBS between 1970 and 1971, in what is referred to to as the "rural purge," which began when networks started targeting the 18-49 year old viewer ratings demographic.

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Lord of the Rings: Where are the Fellowship of the Ring now?

Lord of the Rings: Where are the Fellowship of the Ring now?
Last week, Dominic Monaghan sent our nostalgic little hearts all aflutter when he tweeted a picture of his mini-reunion with Lord of the Rings co-stars Billy Boyd, Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom.

With The Hobbit trilogy now concluded and Peter Jackson having theoretically said goodbye to Middle-earth forever, Monaghan's post got us thinking about the rest of the Fellowship. Below, we take a look at all nine members of the Fellowship and what they're up to today.

Elijah Wood (Frodo)

After Frodo said his goodbyes and departed for the Undying Lands (don't pretend you're not tearing up at the mere memory), Elijah Wood veered away from blockbuster lead roles in favour of an eclectic mix of indie movies comprising the great (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), the good (Everything Is Illuminated) and the ugly (Green Street).

His most memorable post-Frodo role has to be mute, cannibalistic serial killer Kevin in Frank Miller's Sin City,
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Billy Boyd's theme to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies released

Billy Boyd's theme to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies released
The official video for Billy Boyd's end theme to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been released.

'The Last Goodbye' will run over the end credits of the final film in the trilogy.

The Lord of the Rings actor has already lent his voice to Peter Jackson, performing 'Edge of Night' in Return of the King, which was also used in one of the trailers for Five Armies.

Boyd who played Pippin Took in the trilogy co-wrote the song with filmmakers Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – starring Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans – will be released on December 12 in the UK and on December 17 in the Us.

Watch a trailer for the film here.
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Billy Boyd To Sing The Hobbit's Closing Credits Song

Billy Boyd To Sing The Hobbit's Closing Credits Song
With fitting circularity, the Hobbit saga will end pretty much as The Lord Of The Rings did 12 years earlier with Billy Boyd - Pippin, no less - singing out The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies with a closing credits song. In collaboration with Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh, the actor, singer and once-Hobbit has co-written an original song, 'The Last Goodbye', which he'll perform over the end credits, presumably using a battered orc as a mic stand, in collaboration with. The news was spotted by Hitflix on a For Your Consideration award from Warner Bros., who'll no doubt be hoping that Boyd gets some belated Best Song acclaim at the Oscars next year.As Peregrin 'Pippin' Took, of course, he sang 'The Edge Of Night' towards the conclusion of The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and has kept his vocal chords
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Billy Boyd to sing the end credits song for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Billy Boyd and company were responsible for one of the most suspense filled and dramatic moments in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy. Pippin’s heartful rendition of ‘The Edge of Night’ is one of my favourite moments and one of the best original songs to come out of the series. With that in mind it is no surprise young Peregrin Took has been invited back to test his vocal chords once again.

A recent announcement suggests that Lord of the Ring’s Pippin – a.k.a. Billy Boyd – will be taking on the challenge of singing the final Hobbit credits song. Considering previous Hobbit original songs have not quite lived up to the reputation of Oscar-winning Lotr songs like Annie Lennox’s ‘Into the West’, Boyd has the chance to make a real mark and round off the latest trilogy in award-winning style.

A hint was dropped that
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'Lord of the Rings' Star Billy Boyd to Sing Final 'Hobbit' Credits Song

For every release of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, there has been an original credits song. The song created for Fellowship of the Ring was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and one of the songs from Return of the King ended up winning the trophy. However, so far Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit hasn't seen any of the original songs nominated. But maybe there's still a chance as Awards Circuit has pointed out some info on Warner Bros. Pictures' For Your Consideration site for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies that reveals who is behind the latest song. More below! Billy Boyd is best known for playing Pippin in Lord of the Rings, and he delivered this stirring song: The track is "Edge of Night" from Return of the King, and while it's by far my favorite original song from the entire series,
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Pippin Will Sing Again, This Time Over the End Credits of the Final Hobbit Movie

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Pippin Will Sing Again, This Time Over the End Credits of the Final Hobbit Movie
Remember how much you liked it when Pippin sang in Return of the King? That can't even compare to how much Peter Jackson liked it. First the director used Rotk's "Edge of Night" in the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and now he's brought back actor Billy Boyd to sing a new song, "The Last Goodbye," over the end credits of the final Hobbit movie. Boyd apparently wrote the song alongside Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh, which means the road to Billy Boyd, Egot winner, begins today.
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'Rings' star will sing 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' credits song

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'Rings' star will sing 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' credits song
Billy Boyd’s performance of “Edge of Night” in “Return of the King” is among the most stirring sequences in Peter Jackson’s original “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. After Denethor (John Noble) requests a ditty, Boyd’s Pippin serenades the king’s court with the memorable, falsetto ballad. Adapted by screenwriter Philippa Boyens from J.R.R. Tolkien’s poem, “A Walking Song,” and scored by composer Howard Shore, Jackson juxtaposes the haunting melody with shots of Faramir (David Wenham) battling over Osgiliath. “Return of the King” won 11 Oscars at the 2004 Academy Awards, “Edge of Night” didn’t earn any love — Best Song honors that year went to another “Lord of the Rings” tune: Annie Lennox’s “Into the West.” Jackson’s recent “Hobbit” films haven’t fared as well in the past two awards seasons, but that could change when Boyd gets a second chance at Oscar glory. According to information posted to Warner Bros.
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The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies teaser trailer analysis

The first teaser trailer for the final instalment of the Middle Earth saga, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, debuted at Comic-Con, and now Warner Bros have made it available online.

While the trailer contains some nice shots on a visual level, very much in keeping with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, about 80% of the trailer's awesome is provided by the song. Pippin's mournful song from Return of the King, that plays intercut with the doomed mission that Faramir leads on his father Denethor's orders, accompanies this trailer to great effect, lending it a dignified, elegiac beauty. It's a sad song, but sad is just happy for deep people...

According to Wikipedia (which has spoilers, in case you somehow haven't seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy yet), the song is called Edge of Night, with a melody composed by Billy Boyd himself, with lyrics adapted from Tolkien's
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Prepare for the end with the first 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' teaser

Prepare for the end with the first 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' teaser
First seen in the hallowed halls of Comic-Con, the first teaser trailer for Peter Jackson’s final movie set in Middle Earth, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, has hit the wider world. Get ready for some nostalgia.

The trailer, which finds everyone suiting up for a final confrontation with the dragon Smaug, promises a climactic end to the three-part series. Gandalf, Biblo, Legolas, and others prepare for war, while we get brief glimpses of Smaug’s power—and even a wink from Sauron. Most notably, the teaser features “Edge of Night,” which was sung by Billy Boyd
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The Battle of the Five Armies begins in trailer for The Hobbit finale

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Billy Boyd reprises his “The Edge of Night” theme from The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King as the hobbit Pippin in the trailer for the end of The Hobbit trilogy. He’s, of course, not in the trailer (he’s not alive yet), but he’s providing the tone for a trailer that promises an epic, emotional finale to Peter Jackson’s second venture into Middle-Earth.

There will also be dragons.

“The Defining Chapter” of the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, will star Martin Freemanas Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as Gandalf with Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Billy Connolly, Christopher Lee, and Aidan Turner.

Check out the brand new trailer for the film below, and a bonus poster of Martin Freeman as the eponymous and infamous hobbit:
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Soap Opera Actress Maxine Stuart Dies

Soap Opera Actress Maxine Stuart Dies
Maxine Stuart -- who had regular roles on the soap operas The Young and the Restless and The Edge of Night and also appeared in many film and stage roles -- has died at age 94.

Stuart died of natural causes on June 6 at her Beverly Hills home, her daughter, Chris Ann Maxwell, told the Los Angeles Times.

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She began her career in the New York theater and appeared on the big screen in some movies, including Private Benjamin in 1980. But Stuart was best known for her TV work, which in addition to her work on soaps also included guest appearances on shows such as NYPD Blue, Chicago Hope, Peyton Place and Judging Amy.

According to the Times, her real name was Maxine Shlivek and she was born on June 28, 1918, in Deal, N.J. Her first husband was character actor Frank Maxwell, whom she divorced in 1963. She married writer David Shaw in 1974 and he died
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Soap Opera Actress Maxine Stuart Dies

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Soap Opera Actress Maxine Stuart Dies
Longtime soap opera actress Maxine Stuart has died at age 94. She had regular roles on The Young and the Restless and The Edge of Night. Her daughter, Chris Ann Maxwell, tells the Los Angeles Times that her mother died of natural causes on June 6 at her Beverly Hills home. Maxine Stuart began her career in the New York theater. She had small movie roles but was best known for her TV work, which included guest appearances on shows such as Peyton Place, NYPD Blue and Judging Amy. She received a 1989 Emmy nomination for her role as a piano teacher in The Wonder Years.
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