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From Mvd, Sneak Peek footage from "The Best Of The Danny Kaye Show", available on DVD October 7, 2014, including six uncut episodes of the Emmy-winning 1963-1967 variety series:
"...Danny Kaye was at the height of his popularity when 'The Danny Kaye Show' debuted on CBS in the fall of 1963. A pair of Broadway hits 'Lady In the Dark' and 'Let's Face It' plus a succession of popular feature films including 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty', 'The Inspector General', 'Knock On Wood', 'Up In Arms', 'The Court Jester', 'Hans Christian Andersen' and 'White Christmas' made Danny Kaye one of the most beloved stars of his day..."
In this collection Danny sings with Ella Fitzgerald, Nana Mouskouri and Harry Belafonte. He sings and dances with Liza Minnelli and Gene Kelly, and deftly clowns his way through comedy sketches with Art Carney, Rod Serling, »
- Michael Stevens
Paul Mazursky, a five-time Oscar-nominee who wrote and directed admired movies from Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice to Down and Out in Beverly Hills, died Monday of pulmonary cardiac arrest, according to a family spokesperson. He was 84.
Mazursky was a successful actor in the 1950s, starring in many television series, as well as Blackboard Jungle and Stanley Kubrick’s first film, Fear and Desire. He segued into writing, scripting episodes of The Danny Kaye Show and The Monkees. He also wrote the 1968 Peter Sellers film, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas, and then made his directorial debut on Bob & Carol, which »
- Jeff Labrecque
Performer-turned-writer/director Paul Mazursky, who was Oscar-nommed five times and helmed hit movies including “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman,” has died. He was 84. Mazursky died of cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
While his most significant films as a director came several decades ago, he returned to acting on TV in later years, playing Norm on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and appearing on “The Sopranos” and on ABC drama “Once and Again” as Sela Ward’s father.
Mazursky at his best captured the spirit of the late ’60s and the ’70s, when the American moral climate was turned on its head. His films entertainingly explored such weighty issues as marital fidelity, the merits of psychological therapy and modern divorce: “Bob and Ted,” starring Robert Culp and Natalie Wood as a “liberated” married couple; “Blume in Love,” starring George Segal and Susan Anspach »
- Richard Natale
Paul Mazursky, the iconoclastic director and screenwriter whose films included “Harry and Tonto,” “An Unmarried Woman” and “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 84. Mazursky, born Irwin Mazursky in Brooklyn in 1930, died from pulmonary cardiac arrest, according to a spokesperson. A graduate of Brooklyn College, Mazursky made his debut as an actor in the Stanley Kubrick film “Fear and Desire,” and launched an acting career, later moving on to writing for “The Danny Kaye Show” and creating the television series “The Monkees.” See photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Mazursky made his screenwriting debut »
- Tim Kenneally
His name might not be feted to the level of contemporaries such as Martin Scorsese or Francis Ford Coppola, but Paul Mazursky lived a life and career well worth celebrating. He has died at the age of 84.Born Irwin Mazursky in Brooklyn, Mazursky studied at Brooklyn College and kicked off his career in front of the camera rather than behind it. His first acting job – on which he changed his name – was quite a launch pad for a young performer, working with the meticulous Stanley Kubrick on Fear And Desire in 1953. In 1955, he played Emmanuel Stoker in Blackboard Jungle, before switching for a few years to write and perform on television. After working on series such as The Twilight Zone, The Detectives and The Untouchables, he was hired to script and act on The Danny Kaye show.It was the small screen that birthed one of Mazursky’s enduring legacies, »
Paul Mazursky, the five-time Academy Award-nominated writer and director, died Monday. He was 84.
Paul Mazursky Dies
Mazursky died as a result of a pulmonary cardiac arrest, a family spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly.
In the 1950s and early 60s, Mazursky broke into Hollywood as a TV actor in The Kaiser Aluminum Hour, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show, The Untouchables, Twilight Zone, The Real McCoys and more. He also made appearances on the silver screen in Blackboard Jungle and Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire.
Among Mazursky’s first screenwriting credits were for The Monkees and The Danny Kaye Show. He went on to pen I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, for which he earned his first credit as a director and first Oscar nod.
In later years, »
Paul Mazursky will receive the Writers Guild of America West’s 2014 Screen Laurel Award to honor his lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for motion pictures.
Mazursky will receive the honor at the Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Feb. 1 at the Jw Marriott Los Angeles.
“Paul Mazursky’s talents as an actor (he was in Stanley Kubrick’s first film) and filmmaker (one of the signature directors of the 1970s) should not be allowed to obscure a central fact: he is among our greatest living screenwriters,” said WGA West VP Howard Rodman. “‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,’ ‘Blume in Love,’ ‘Harry and Tonto,’ ‘Next Stop, Greenwich Village,’ ‘An Unmarried Woman’ – five films in six years, any of which can make you laugh and cry, break and mend your heart. His voice is strong, unique, hilarious, wise, unmistakable.”
- Dave McNary
7 items from 2014
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