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Morgan Fairchild, Anne-Marie Johnson to Be Honored by SAG-aftra

Morgan Fairchild, Anne-Marie Johnson to Be Honored by SAG-aftra
SAG-aftra has named Morgan Fairchild and Anne-Marie Johnson as the recipients of its Ralph Morgan Award, the SAG-aftra Los Angeles Local’s highest honor.

The awards will be presented on March 6 at the annual Los Angeles Local membership meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

“Both of these accomplished women embody the award’s spirit of self-sacrifice through their countless hours of committee and board service for both SAG and AFTRA,” said Jane Austin, president of the local. “Additionally, these women have made significant contributions outside the boardroom for the betterment of all performers and have worked tirelessly on numerous social issues.”

Fairchild served nine years on the Screen Actors Guild’s national board and sat on AFTRA’s Hollywood board for another seven years. She was one of the original members of the Hollywood women’s political committee. As the first celebrity AIDS activist, she starred in
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Morgan Fairchild, Anne-Marie Johnson to Be Honored by SAG-aftra

Morgan Fairchild, Anne-Marie Johnson to Be Honored by SAG-aftra
SAG-aftra has named Morgan Fairchild and Anne-Marie Johnson as the recipients of its Ralph Morgan Award, the SAG-aftra Los Angeles Local’s highest honor.

The awards will be presented on March 6 at the annual Los Angeles Local membership meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

“Both of these accomplished women embody the award’s spirit of self-sacrifice through their countless hours of committee and board service for both SAG and AFTRA,” said Jane Austin, president of the local. “Additionally, these women have made significant contributions outside the boardroom for the betterment of all performers and have worked tirelessly on numerous social issues.”

Fairchild served nine years on the Screen Actors Guild’s national board and sat on AFTRA’s Hollywood board for another seven years. She was one of the original members of the Hollywood women’s political committee. As the first celebrity AIDS activist, she starred in
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Interview: Wamg Talks To Actor Jonathan Silverman From Beethoven’S Treasure Tail

Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family comedy starring America’s favorite St. Bernard, the one and only Beethoven. Produced by Universal 1440 Entertainment, the production arm of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Beethoven’S Treasure Tail is on Digital HD now and on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack with DVD, Digital HD & Ultraviolet on October 28, 2014.

The new movie is a follow up to Beethoven’s Big Break (2008), the sixth installment in the Beethoven film series.

After a doggone disaster of a movie shoot, the big-hearted pooch and his trainer, Eddie (Jonathan Silverman, Beethoven’s Big Break), are heading home when they get stranded in a small coastal village. When Beethoven befriends a local boy (Bretton Manley, Ted), he helps him find a pirate map to lost treasure and together they em-bark on an adventure that brings the whole town together. Co-starring Morgan Fairchild (Flamingo Road), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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AfterElton Briefs: Ricky Martin Hears "The Voice," Nph Will Host a Classic Holiday Tradition, and Jonathan Groff is David Sedaris

Birthday shoutouts go to the out Jonathan Knight (above), who is 44, the out Simon Amstell is 33, Anna Faris is 36, and Don Cheadle is 48Ricky Martin has joined the Australian version of The Voice, replacing Keith Urban.Why ParaNorman Featured the First Gay Character in an Animated Film In ratings news, both Modern Family and Arrow were on the upswing.A big screen adaptation of the David Sedaris short story C.O.G. will be out next year, starring Jonathan Groff and Denis O'Hare.. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is under fire for misogynistic and homophobic remarks he made last year in a blog post about superheroes. Fans are insisting it was satire, but if it was, it was badly done.Congrats to Neil Patrick Harris, who will serve as host for next week's National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, to be shown on PBS throughout December.Below you can see viral
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Jim Says: Cutting the Nolan/Tyler kiss on "Revenge," the missing Warbler on "Glee" and the return of Morgan Fairchild!

Last week, you mentioned not seeing the kiss between Nolan (Gabriel Mann) and Tyler (Ashton Holmes) on Revenge. Why was it edited out? -- John (via email)

I went right to the source and talked to Mike Kelley, who created and is Executive Producer on Revenge. Of the edited-out kiss he explained, “The kiss wasn’t, for me, as interesting as the intention. Having written Swingtown [the short-lived CBS series about swingers living in the 1970s] and gone through trying to depict and broadcast sexuality so it’s satisfying for myself, the network and the viewers, it’s a really tricky line to toe."

"I’ve always been a fan of seeing which two people go into the bedroom and shut the door than seeing what goes on behind that closed door. I’m not trying to…I don’t have any hang-ups on kissing no matter who is kissing whom.”

Kelley also teased that ‘surprising sexual turns’ are coming for another Revenge character.
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'Bones' Season 7 casting: Morgan Fairchild joins for a kid-centric storyline

When Season 7 of "Bones" makes its late debut on Nov. 3, expect at least a few of the cases to tie into the lead characters' impending parenthood.

And this one should prove no exception.

As first reported by TVGuide, '80s TV icon Morgan Fairchild will join the series in episode 3 as, you guessed it, a suspect in a murder investigation.

Fairchild -- best known for roles on "Flamingo Road," "Falcon Crest" and "Friends" -- will play Bianca, a well-dressed CEO of a toy company who becomes a person of interest to Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) when the remains of one of her employees are discovered.

Also of interest, we suspect, is the dialogue about what kind of toys the partners' baby will be getting when the little bundle is born.

Booth and Brennan's eternal battle over the traditional versus the more cerebral should only heat up now
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Today's Soap World Birthdays

Blythe Danner (ex-Hillary, Tattingers) - 68

Brenda Dickson (ex-Jill, The Young And The Restless) - 62

Morgan Fairchild (ex-Jennifer, Search For Tomorrow; ex-Jenna, Dallas; ex-Constance, Flamingo Road; ex-Racine, Paper Dolls; ex-Jordan, Falcon Crest; ex-Sydney, The City; ex-Sophia, Fashion House) - 61

Thomas Calabro (ex-Michael, Melrose Place; ex-Ken, Greek) - 52

Isla Fisher (ex-Shannon, Home And Away) - 35

Maitland Ward (ex-Jessica, The Bold And The Beautiful) - 34
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Today's Soap World Birthdays

Nicholas Pryor (ex-Victor, Port Charles; ex-Joel, The Edge Of Night; ex-Linc, All My Children, ex-Ted, Another World; ex-Paul, Love Is A Many Spendored Thing; ex-Johnny, The Secret Storm; The Brighter Day) - 76

John Beck (ex-Bruce, Passions; ex-Sam, Days Of Our Lives; ex-Mark, Dallas; ex-Sam, Flamingo Road) - 68

Keith Hamilton Cobb (ex-Damon, The Young And The Restless; ex-Noah, All My Children) - 49

Terri Conn (Aubrey, One Life To Live; ex-Katie, As The World Turns) - 36
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Today's Soap World Birthdays

Dena Dietrich (ex-Katie, Santa Barbara; ex-Carlotta, All My Children) - 82

Donnelly Rhodes (ex-Phillip, The Young And The Restless) - 73

Daniel Markel (ex-David, As The World Turns; ex-Sam, Another World) - 47

Marisa Tomei (ex-Marcy, As The World Turns) - 46

Denise Galik-Furey (ex-Rhonda, Port Charles/General Hospital; ex-Cindy, General Hospital; ex-Christine, Flamingo Road; ex-Linda, Knots Landing)

Arielle Renwart (ex-Leah, Guiding Light)
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Kevin McCarthy obituary

Elegant and charming supporting actor with more than 200 credits over a 70-year career

Kevin McCarthy, who has died aged 96, notched up more than 70 years as a working actor on stage and screen, with more than 200 film and TV credits. However mundane the material, it was usually enhanced by his lazy charm and natural elegance, his intriguing baritone voice and unconventional good looks – all attributes that might well have led him down the political path of his cousin, senator Eugene McCarthy. As it happened, he preferred to play politicians rather than be one.

He received his first screen credit in Laslo Benedek's version of Death of a Salesman (1951). McCarthy had previously played Biff, one of Willy Loman's disillusioned sons, in the London production of Arthur Miller's play, in 1949. By the time of the movie, he was a youthful-looking 37, with considerable stage experience. Resuming the role of Biff, he held
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Kevin McCarthy, Actor of 1956 Sci-Fi Classic Body Snatchers, Dead At 96

The La Times has reported that actor Kevin McCarthy passed away on Saturday.

Kevin McCarthy, the veteran stage and screen actor best known for his starring role as the panicked doctor who tried to warn the world about the alien “pod people” who were taking over in the 1956 science-fiction suspense classic Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, died Saturday. He was 96.

McCarthy died of natural causes at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass., said his daughter Lillah.

During a career that spanned more than 70 years, beginning on stage in New York in the late 1930s, McCarthy played Biff Loman opposite Paul Muni’s Willy in the 1949 London production of “Death of a Salesman.” Reprising his role in the 1951 film version opposite Fredric March, he earned a supporting-actor Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe as most promising male newcomer.

McCarthy had appeared in several other films and had a string of
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Interview: Actress Morgan Fairchild Highlights Her Career, Activism

Chicago – Morgan Fairchild was a memorable presence during her early career in various appearances on 1970s and 1980s TV screens. She and also starred in a couple of nighttime soap operas including “Flamingo Road” and “Falcon Crest”. Known for her distinct glamour and deep voice, she became a popular sex symbol of the era.

Hailing from Texas, the former Patsy Ann McClenny began her career as a local model and actress, and got her big break as a double for Faye Dunaway during the filming of “Bonnie and Clyde.” Changing her name and moving to New York City, she got her first national gig on the soap opera “Search for Tomorrow.” This led to many memorable guest spots on ‘70s TV shows such as “Kojak,” “Happy Days” and “Police Woman.”

Serious Beauty: Morgan Fairchild at the Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show,

Chicago, March 13th, 2010

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.
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The Last Bride of Salem (1974)

Directed by Tom Donovan

Written by Rita Lakin

Starring Bradford Dillman, Lois Nettleton

ABC, 1974

Review By Amanda Reyes

This Toronto-lensed, shot-on-video thriller originally aired under the ABC Afternoon Playbreak moniker all the way back in 1974. The Playbreak series, which ran from October 31st, 1973 – February 13th, 1975, was a cycle of 90 minute stand alone episodes that would air once a month, preempting the daytime soap programming, and there were about 4 to 5 episodes per season. The afternoon movie format proved to be popular and many of the Playbreaks won Emmys, including The Last Bride of Salem which garnered an award for TV stalwart Bradford Dillman...

It's a little sad and strange that Playbreak hasn’t been documented better, it wasn’t until I attempted to research this film that I discovered the series. Luckily, Bride has a bit of cult following and after watching it I can certainly see why. It’s eerie,
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