12 items from 2015
Darrylin Zanuck de Pineda, clothing designer, surfer and philanthropist, died on Aug. 10. She was 84.
De Pineda was the first-born child of producer and 20th Century Fox studio founder Darryl F. Zanuck and silent screen actress Virginia Fox Zanuck. Her late brother, Richard D. Zanuck, followed their father’s footsteps and became an Oscar-winning producer for his work in “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Jaws.”
De Pineda later became a surfing enthusiast and dated Tommy Zahn, a legendary California surfer during the 1950s and ’60s. Joe Quigg, co-founder of the modern longboard, created the thinnest and lightest surfboard for de Pineda’s 5-foot frame and named the 25-pound board “The Darrylin.” It eventually became the prototype for the popular Malibu board.
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- Mannie Holmes
There aren't many Confederate flags flying high these days—retailers are taking it off their shelves, citizens are demanding it come down and even South Carolina's governor Nikki Haley says it's time for it to go. In the wake of last week's tragic Charleston church massacre, even Dukes of Hazzard merchandise will no longer feature the controversial Southern emblem moving forward. In a statement given to NBC, Warner Bros. said they have "elected to cease the licensing" of replicas and models of General Lee with the Confederate flag on its roof, as was shown in the original TV series. Ben Jones, the actor who played Cooter on The Dukes of Hazzard from 1979 to 1985, does not want to see the »
Ben Jones, who played mechanic Cooter Davenport on the TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard,” has come to the defense of the Confederate flag, saying it represents “the values of the rural South.” “I think all of Hazzard nation understands that the Confederate battle flag is the symbol that represents the indomitable spirit of independence which keeps us makin’ our way the only way we know how,'” Jones wrote on Facebook, quoting the theme song from the show, which featured a car with a Confederate flag emblazoned on the roof. “Our beloved symbol is now being attacked in a wave of political correctness that. »
- Joe Otterson
I.m sure we all have our issues with the Academy, whether it.s how seemingly deserving films and directors get snubbed or how motion capture isn.t a recognized Oscar category. But Jack Gill has been fighting for years to get his fellow stuntmen the recognition they deserve from the Academy, and now he has more backing from high-profile celebrities than ever before. According to The L.A. Times, Gill speaks with and writes letters to the heads of the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences every year in the hope that they will eventually recognize stunt work as a worthy category for the Oscars. Gill is a 40-year veteran of this sub-genre of moviemaking, and he.s worked on films and TV shows like The Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider and Furious 7. Remember that scene when cars were dropped from a C-130 transport plane at 12,000 feet? »
American actor who played Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane in TV show from 1979-85 has died from complications of pneumonia
His wife of 29 years, Dorothy Best, said he died on Monday night in a hospice from complications of pneumonia.
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- Associated Press in Raleigh
James Best, a veteran character actor best known as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on CBS’ action-comedy series The Dukes Of Hazzard, died Monday of pneumonia. He was 88. Best appeared in dozens of films and TV series during a 55-year career, including a role in the upcoming indie dramedy Old Soldiers. Born July 26, 1926, and raised in Indiana, he moved to New York after a stint in the Army during World War II. While working as a fashion model, Best was noticed by a casting… »
Actor James Best, who was best known for starring on The Dukes of Hazzard, died on Monday. He was 88. James Best Dies Best passed away following a battle with pneumonia and a brief illness, his rep told Fox News. Best played the frequently confused Sheriff Rosco R. Coltrane on the Dukes of Hazzard throughout […]
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- Chelsea Regan
He may have become known for becoming the televisual embodiment of frustrated, low-level lawmen, but James Best’s career spans a lot more than playing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in 1970/'80s TV hit The Dukes Of Hazzard. The good-natured actor has died at the age of 88.Indeed, Best’s career has something of an iceberg nature – a lot of people know him for a couple of famous roles, but so much of his work lurks beneath the surface of public awareness. Born Jewel Franklin Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, he briefly spent time in an orphanage after his mother’s death in 1929 and was adopted by Armen and Essa Best who took him home and, at the young lad’s suggestion, changed his name to Jimmie. He began acting in school plays, but enlisted in the Us Army Air Corps out of high school, going on to become a gunner »
James Best, the actor best known for playing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” died on Monday. He was 88. According to an obituary posted on his personal website, Best died at 9:28 p.m. Et on Monday after a brief illness and complications from pneumonia. Best was born in Powderly, Kentucky in 1926, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps before turning to a long career in show business. The armed forces, in fact, nurtured his talent, as he joined the military theatrical company after serving as a military police officer in Germany. See photos: 11 Essential ‘Mad Men’ Quotes: From Pitch. »
- Greg Gilman
James Best, an actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on the original Dukes of Hazzard, has passed away. He was 88. Best died in hospice after a brief illness of complications from pneumonia, his longtime friend and Hollywood colleague Steve Latshaw told the Charlotte Observer. The Kentucky-born star most memorably portrayed Sheriff Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard TV series from 1985 to 1989. He would reprise the role again in 1997 for The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion, a TV movie, and even voiced the character in a 2004 video game. "I acted the part as good as I could," he told the Charlotte Observer in 2009. "Rosco—let's face it—was a charmer. It was a fun »
Best portrayed Coltrane on "Dukes" from 1979 through 1985, and remained active in the "Dukes" fan community, appearing at multiple reunions and festivals in the years since the show's conclusion.
Aside from that memorable role, Best starred in hundreds of episodes of television series, including "The Twilight Zone," "The Andy Griffith Show," and "Gunsmoke." He also had a busy film career, working both in front of and behind the camera on movies such as "Winchester '73," "Sounder," and "The Left-Handed Gun."
In addition to his passion for acting, Best was also a devoted dog lover. His family has asked fans to make donations to their local humane society in his name in lieu of sending flowers.
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- Katie Roberts
Actor James Best died at age 88 on Monday, April 6, TMZ reports. Best passed away after suffering complications from pneumonia. He was best known for playing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard TV series from 1979 to 1985 and on the short-lived spin-off, The Dukes, in 1983. The seasoned actor had 187 film and TV credits to his name and was next set to appear in the film Old Soldiers, which is supposed to come out later this year. Some of his other acting credits [...] »
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