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In the French Style

23 April 2016 6:36 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

It's a genuine forgotten gem: American student Jean Seberg's five-year adventure in Paris is mostly a period of romantic frustration. Irwin Shaw and Robert Parrish's look at the problems of an independent woman is remarkably insightful; the chronically miscast and underused Ms. Seberg is luminous. In the French Style Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1963 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 105 min. / Ship Date April 12, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Jean Seberg, Stanley Baker, Phillippe Forquet, Addison Powell, Jack Hedley, Maurice Teynac, Claudine Auger, James Leo Herlihy, Ann Lewis, Barbara Sommers. Cinematography Michel Kelber Original Music Joseph Kosma Written by Irwin Shaw from his short stories Produced by Irwin Shaw, Robert Parrish Directed by Robert Parrish

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Talk about elusive movies: on must keep an eye on the TCM logs to catch many of the films of director Robert Parrish. I had to wait for the advent of »

- Glenn Erickson

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Oberon Later Years: From Empress to Duchess, Shah of Iran Mexican House Connection

25 March 2016 11:15 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Merle Oberon films: From empress to duchess in 'Hotel.' Merle Oberon films: From starring to supporting roles Turner Classic Movies' Merle Oberon month comes to an end tonight, March 25, '16, with six movies: Désirée, Hotel, Deep in My Heart, Affectionately Yours, Berlin Express, and Night Song. Oberon's presence alone would have sufficed to make them all worth a look, but they have other qualities to recommend them as well. 'Désirée': First supporting role in two decades Directed by Henry Koster, best remembered for his Deanna Durbin musicals and the 1947 fantasy comedy The Bishop's Wife, Désirée (1954) is a sumptuous production that, thanks to its big-name cast, became a major box office hit upon its release. Marlon Brando is laughably miscast as Napoleon Bonaparte, while Jean Simmons plays the title role, the Corsican Conqueror's one-time fiancée Désirée Clary (later Queen of Sweden and Norway). In a supporting role – her »

- Andre Soares

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Oscar Winner George Kennedy Dead At Age 91

1 March 2016 9:46 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Oscar winning actor George Kennedy has died at age 91, five months after the passing of his wife Joan. Kennedy's popularity as a character actor led to eventual leading man roles in major films. Born in New York City, he experienced stage life early, working with his parents in Vaudeville. During WWII he served under General Patton and was decorated for bravery. He drifted into acting on television in the 1950s. With his imposing physical presence (he was 6'4"), Kennedy immediately found work, generally playing heavies who squared off against the series' heroes. Among the shows he guest-starred on were such hits as "Have Gun, Will Travel", "Rawhide", "Gunsmoke" and "The Untouchables". He crossed into feature films in the early 1960s and first made a splash in Stanley Donen's 1963 comedy thriller "Charade" in which he played a crook with a hook hand who attempts to kill Cary Grant in a rooftop fight. »

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George Kennedy obituary

1 March 2016 9:27 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor known for his roles in Cool Hand Luke, the Naked Gun trilogy and Airport

George Kennedy, who has died aged 91, was known mainly for three movie roles, each of which represented a different aspect of his career: as heavy, hero and clown. They were the bullying convict Dragline in Cool Hand Luke (1967) – for which he won the Oscar for best supporting actor – aviation expert Joe Patroni in the Airport series of disaster movies from the 1970s, and Captain Ed Hocken, the none-too-bright sidekick of bumbling cop Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) in the spoof Naked Gun trilogy (1988-94).

In the early to mid-60s, the tall, bulky Kennedy (he was 6ft 4in) appeared as bad guys in dozens of TV western series such as Rawhide, Gunsmoke and Bonanza. In films, he continued in the same vein, as the sadistic jailhouse guard who beats up Kirk Douglas in Lonely Are the Brave »

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George Kennedy obituary

1 March 2016 9:27 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor known for his roles in Cool Hand Luke, the Naked Gun trilogy and Airport

George Kennedy, who has died aged 91, was known mainly for three movie roles, each of which represented a different aspect of his career: as heavy, hero and clown. They were the bullying convict Dragline in Cool Hand Luke (1967) – for which he won the Oscar for best supporting actor – aviation expert Joe Patroni in the Airport series of disaster movies from the 1970s, and Captain Ed Hocken, the none-too-bright sidekick of bumbling cop Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) in the spoof Naked Gun trilogy (1988-94).

In the early to mid-60s, the tall, bulky Kennedy (he was 6ft 4in) appeared as bad guys in dozens of TV western series such as Rawhide, Gunsmoke and Bonanza. In films, he continued in the same vein, as the sadistic jailhouse guard who beats up Kirk Douglas in Lonely Are the Brave »

- Ronald Bergan

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Dallas, The Blue Knight: Actor George Kennedy Dies at 91

29 February 2016 9:56 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Actor George Kennedy has died at age 91. Perhaps best known for films like Cool Hand Luke, for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1968, as well as his roles in the Airport and Naked Gun movie franchises, Kennedy also had a storied career in television. He played the lead roles in the Sarge TV series, which was cancelled in 1972, by NBC, after one season, and The Blue Knight TV series, which was cancelled in 1976, after two seasons on CBS.

Born George Harris Kennedy, Jr. on February 18, 1925, Mr. Kennedy passed away in Idaho, at 4:30am, on February 28, 2016, just 10 days after his 91st birthday. TMZ reports it has confirmed the actor's death with his grandson, Cory Schenkel.

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Film News: Character Actor, Oscar Winner George Kennedy Dies at 91

29 February 2016 5:08 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Middleton, Idaho – On the day of the 88th Academy Awards, Hollywood lost a venerable character actor and Oscar winner, George Kennedy. Kennedy won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the 40th Academy Awards for his role in “Cool Hand Luke.” He passed away at a care facility in Idaho, age 91.

George Kennedy in 2010

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George Harris Kennedy was born in New York City in 1925. He parlayed a military career that began during World War II into a technical advisor role for “The Phil Silvers Show” in the late 1950s. Encourage by Silvers to begin acting, he made his debut in the film “Little Shepard of Kingdom Come” (1961). The beefy, solid character actor made numerous TV and film appearances, including “Charade” (1963), “Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte” (1964) and “The Dirty Dozen” (1967).

It was in 1967 that he won the role of “Dragline” opposite Paul Newman in “Cool Hand Luke. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Tough-Guy Actor George Kennedy Dead at 91

29 February 2016 3:43 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

By Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer

Los Angeles (AP) -- George Kennedy, the hulking, tough-guy character actor who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a savage chain-gang convict in the 1960s classic "Cool Hand Luke," has died.

His grandson Cory Schenkel says Kennedy died on Sunday morning of old age in Boise, Idaho. He was 91.

He had undergone emergency triple bypass surgery in 2002. That same year, he and his late wife moved to Idaho to be closer to their daughter and her family, though he still was involved in occasional film projects.

His biggest acting achievement came in "Cool Hand Luke," a 1967 film about a rebellious war hero played by Paul Newman who is bent on bucking the system as a prisoner on a Southern chain gang. Its theme of rebelling against authority and the establishment helped make it one of the most important films of the tumultuous 1960s. »

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R.I.P. George Kennedy (1925 – 2016)

29 February 2016 2:48 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oscar-winning actor George Kennedy has passed away at his home in Boise, Idaho on Sunday, aged 91.

Born into a show business family in 1925, Kennedy began his career in 1960 with an uncredited role in Spartacus, and made a host of movie and TV appearances in the early 60s before winning a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in 1967’s Cool Hand Luke.

Following his Oscar success, Kennedy went on to appear in the likes of The Boston Strangler, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Airport, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and Death on the Nile. In 1988, he took on the role of Captain Ed Hocken alongside Leslie Nielsen in The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, returning for both sequels. His last big screen appearance came in 2014 with a role in The Gambler alongside Mark Wahlberg.

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George Kennedy dies at 91 by Amber Wilkinson - 2016-02-29 22:47:40

29 February 2016 2:47 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Oscar winning star George Kennedy has died, aged 91.

His grandson Cory Schenkel reported the news on his Facebook page, saying of his grandfather - and gran, who died just over a year ago: "They both lived amazing lives and I know they are resting in peace."

A jobbing character actor right through the Sixties - with a particular emphasis on Westerns - he really made his mark when he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role alongside Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. After that, he went on to hold memorable roles in the likes of Thunderbolt And Lightfoot, Earthquake and the Airport franchise, and showed an aptitude for deadpan comedy in the Zucker Brothers' Naked Gun films.

The New York born also enjoyed a stint as Ewing family bête noire Carter McKay and his final film role was alongside Mark Wahlberg »

- Amber Wilkinson

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George Kennedy Dies: ‘Cool Hand Luke’ Oscar Winner Was 91

29 February 2016 2:36 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

George Kennedy, a versatile actor whose long list of credits includes the Airport and Naked Gun films and an Oscar for his supporting role in Cool Hand Luke, has died in Middleton, ID. He was 91. Canyon County Coroner Vicki DeGeus-Morris told the Idaho Statesman Kennedy died at 4:35 Am Sunday. The cause of death isn’t known, but DeGeus-Morris says the actor had a history of heart problems. The burly Kennedy would star alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names… »

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George Kennedy, 'Dallas' and 'Cool Hand Luke' Star, Passes Away at 91

29 February 2016 2:33 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star of both the big and small screen, George Kennedy has died. The actor passed away at the age of 91. It was reported by the Oscar-winning actor's grandson that Kennedy had been in failing health since the death of his wife over a year ago. He is best known for his role on the hit TV series Dallas and turns in such iconic movies as Cool Hand Luke and Airport.

The actor won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as prison warden Dragline in Cool Hand Luke. He died this past Sunday in Boise, Idaho. Grandson Cory Schenkel told TMZ that the actor had been in hospice care this entire past month. Though, an exact cause of death was not immediately stated.

George Kennedy has a long and storied history in Hollywood, with over 183 acting credits to his name. He made his debut appearance on The Phil Silvers Show »

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George Kennedy, Veteran of Dallas and Airport Franchise, Dead at 91

29 February 2016 1:50 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Dallas vet George Kennedy, who picked up an Oscar for 1967’s Cool Hand Luke but who was probably best known for his work in the Airport and Naked Gun franchises, died Sunday, TMZ reports. He was 91.

Kennedy played rancher and Ewing family nemesis Carter McKay on Dallas from 1988-1991, later reprising his role in the reunion pics Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996) and Dallas: War of the Ewings (1998). Although he didn’t appear in the recent TNT revival, his presence was felt via Carter’s grandson Hunter (played by Fran Kranz).

His final TV role was in 2003 on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, »

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‘Airport’ Star George Kennedy Dies at 91

29 February 2016 1:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

George Kennedy, who won a supporting actor Oscar for his role alongside Paul Newman in the beloved film “Cool Hand Luke,” and was also a fixture of 1970s disaster movies including the “Airport” franchise and “Earthquake,” died Sunday in Boise, Idaho. He was 91. His grandson Cory Schenkel reported the death on his Facebook page.

While Kennedy largely played gruff, blue-collar characters in dramas and genre films, he allowed a comedic side to emerge in the deadpan “The Naked Gun” movies.

Kennedy appeared in all four of the “Airport” movies of the 1970s as Joe Patroni, the reluctant, cigar-chomping but highly effective chief mechanic who could be counted upon when the chips were down and supreme expertise was required. He also turned in a powerful performance in 1975’s “Earthquake” as the hearty, sentimental police sergeant Slade, who helps where he can in the wake of the devastating temblor.

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‘Airport’ Star George Kennedy Dies at 91

29 February 2016 1:46 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

George Kennedy, who won a supporting actor Oscar for his role alongside Paul Newman in the beloved film “Cool Hand Luke,” and was also a fixture of 1970s disaster movies including the “Airport” franchise and “Earthquake,” died Sunday in Boise, Idaho. He was 91. His grandson Cory Schenkel reported the death on his Facebook page.

While Kennedy largely played gruff, blue-collar characters in dramas and genre films, he allowed a comedic side to emerge in the deadpan “The Naked Gun” movies.

Kennedy appeared in all four of the “Airport” movies of the 1970s as Joe Patroni, the reluctant, cigar-chomping but highly effective chief mechanic who could be counted upon when the chips were down and supreme expertise was required. He also turned in a powerful performance in 1975’s “Earthquake” as the hearty, sentimental police sergeant Slade, who helps where he can in the wake of the devastating temblor.

Kennedy toiled in »

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R.I.P. George Kennedy

29 February 2016 12:21 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

George Kennedy has died, the actor passing away yesterday at the age of 91 according to a Facebook post from his grandson Cory Schenkel.

Kennedy mostly played gruff characters in various genres. He appeared in all four of the 1970s "Airport" films, he's known to a whole generation as Frank Drebin's boss Ed in "The Naked Gun" films, and he won an Oscar for co-starring with Paul Newman in "Cool Hand Luke".

Other notable film credits include the original "The Flight of the Phoenix" and the war time classic "The Dirty Dozen," the disaster epic "Earthquake," the Clint Eastwood mountain climbing spy thriller "The Eiger Sanction," westerns such as "Bandolero" and "The Sons of Katie Elder", the all-star Agatha Christie adaptation "Death on the Nile," Otto Preminger's post-Pearl Harbor tale "In Harm's Way," and Michael Ciminio's "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot".

He also had roles in TV series such as "Dallas, "Bonanza, »

- Garth Franklin

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