4 items from 2011
Mary Tyler Moore Biography Pt.2: First You Cry, Ordinary People, The Gin Game Moore’s first autobiography, After All, published in 1995, was a frank exploration of her childhood, personal challenges and career. Her second book, Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes is a candid, humorous and illuminating detailing of her battles with the disease since she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (then called "juvenile diabetes" for its prevalence among children) in 1970 at age 33. The book includes conversations with remarkable people who live with the disease and those who work on the frontiers of medical research. Moore donated all her profits from Growing Up Again to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Jdrf), the world’s leading funder and advocate for Type 1 diabetes science. Moore has been Jdrf’s International Chairman since 1984. She has also chaired Jdrf’s biennial Children’s Congress since its inception in 1999, leading up »
- Steve Montgomery
Art Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur
48th Annual Accolade to be Presented
During the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29, 2012
Los Angeles (September 8, 2011) – Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade - the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time, and for thirty years, has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1 diabetes.
Moore will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p. »
- Michelle McCue
Actor best known for her role as a go-go dancer in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
The actor Tura Satana, who has died aged 72, lived a life as eventful as the plots of the lurid B-movies that made her a star. Almost 6ft tall and trained in martial arts, she specialised in a kind of tough charisma that has rarely been matched on screen.
She was best known for her role in the Russ Meyer sexploitation movie Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965, tagline: "Superwomen! Belted, buckled and booted!"). As Varla, the leather-clad leader of a gang of thrill-seeking go-go dancers, Satana was given an opportunity by Meyer to perform her own stunts and choreograph fight scenes, as well as to adlib dialogue. She responded by channelling a kind of controlled rage, stating in an interview: "I took a lot of my anger that had been stored inside for many years and let it loose. »
- Pat Long
Actress Tura Satana has died of heart failure at the age of 72.
The star passed away in Reno, Nevada on Friday night, her longtime manager, Siouxzan Perry, tells the New York Times.
Born in 1938, Satana began her career as a teenage model before moving into acting.
Satana once famously dated Elvis Presley - but turned down a proposal from the musician. She went on to wed a retired Los Angeles police officer in 1981. He died in 2000.
Satana is survived by two daughters from a previous relationship. »
4 items from 2011
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