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James Stacy, who was Emmy-nominated for his role as a wheelchair-bound amputee in TV movie “Just a Little Inconvenience” and starred in Western series “Lancer,” died Thursday in Ventura, Calif. He was 80.
His partner Antigoni Tsamparlis confirmed his death and said he had possibly suffered an allergic reaction after being admitted to the hospital.
Born Maurice W. Elias in Los Angeles, Stacy appeared on “The Donna Reed Show” (1958) and “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” (1952), and had a recurring role in “Wiseguy” (1990). He also appeared in numerous episodes of “Bonanza” (1973), “Gunsmoke” (1964-73) and received a producing credit for the film “My Kidnapper, My Love” (1980).
- Joshua Terry
Forget winter. Fall is coming, and it’s bringing with it an epic Emmy showdown between Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister.
Kit Harington — a first time nominee in the race for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — will face off against Game of Thrones co-star Peter Dinklage, a six-time contender who won in both 2011 and 2015.
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Harington, of course, is one of two new additions to the field. With neither The Good Wife‘s Alan Cumming nor Downton Abbey‘s Jim Carter acknowledged for the final seasons of their respective programs, »
Perhaps best known for playing Buliwyf in The 13th Warrior, the big budget epic sword and sorcery-type film from director John McTiernan and writer Michael Crichton from 1999, actor Vladimir Kulich towers above his co-stars in most of the projects he’s been in. Imbued with a distinct look and voice, Kulich also co-starred in films such as Decoy with Peter Weller, Red Scorpion 2 with Matt McColm, Crackerjack with Thomas Ian Griffith, and Firestorm with Howie Long. Over the years he’s specialized in playing Nordic heroes or stalwart warriors in projects like Ironclad and the TV series Vikings, but he’s also versatile, appearing in key roles in Smokin’ Aces and The Equalizer with Denzel Washington. His latest projects are the independent horror film Grave Walkers »
Miami Vice had only been on the air for a few months when show creator Michael Mann heard Glenn Frey's song "Smuggler's Blues" on the radio. The tune, like the show, dealt with the seedy world of drug smuggling in Florida; Mann quickly commissioned an episode with the same title. Writer Miguel Piñero worked lines from the song straight into the dialogue, and Frey himself was cast as Jimmy Cole, a pilot who helps Crockett and Tubbs track their man into Colombia.
Frey never appeared on the program again, »
Eagles co-founder and guitarist Glenn Frey, a six-time Grammy winner whose hits included “Hotel California” and “The Heat Is On,” died Monday of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He was 67.
Frey’s 1984 hit single “Smuggler’s Blues” inspired a Season 1 episode of Miami Vice, and even featured a guest appearance by the musician (he played a pilot; see photo, above). It marked his acting debut.
“Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, »
5 items from 2016
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