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The news was announced on Gleason’s Facebook page over the weekend. A source also confirmed the news to Variety.
Gleason is best known for his work on NBC’s “Remington Steele,” which he co-created with Robert Butler and ran from 1982 to 1987. Gleason also served as a producer and writer on the show. The series followed a detective, played by Stephanie Zimbalist, who ends up partnering with a former thief, Remington Steele (Brosnan). After the show, Brosnan’s career took off, as he became the fifth actor to play James Bond in 1994.
Gleason got his start as a writer in 1962, working on westerns such as “Rawhide,” “Laramie,” and “The Big Valley.” In 1965, he began writing for ABC soap opera “Peyton’s Place,” and would go on to rack up dozens of writing credits on the show up »
- Alex Stedman
Don Johnson is in talks to join Vince Vaughn in the indie action thriller “Brawl in Cell Block 99” for Caliber Media and Xyz Films, a person familiar with the deal told TheWrap. The film is the sophomore effort from S. Craig Zahler, the writer and director of the critically acclaimed 2015 cannibal Western “Bone Tomahawk,” an indie hit that received two Indie Spirit awards last year. In “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” Vaughn plays Bradley, a former boxer whose marriage is crumbling and who is about to lose his job as an auto mechanic. Also Read: Don Johnson Gets $19M in 'Nash Bridges'. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Just a quick head-up: For those of you in the Los Angeles area, next weekend, April 22-24, marks the occasion for the second annual Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, playing at the newly refurbished Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills. This festival, a labor of love project from athlete-actress Melanie Wise and writer-producers Sean Newcombe and Zack Baldwin, highlights the cinematic contributions of women in movies, in the stunt field as well as actresses in the realm of action cinema, and also highlights real-life women who have made significant, pioneering contributions to the furthering of women in sports and other traditionally male-dominated arenas.
Wise, an actress, athlete, aspiring filmmaker and one of the founding members of Artemis Motion Pictures, the group behind the festival, remembers her days auditioning for countless roles in TV and movies that amounted essentially to helpless women in peril. But being six feet tall herself, »
- Dennis Cozzalio
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, »
4 items from 2016
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