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Mindy Newell: “Flash” Dance

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I grew up on Broadway musicals. Once upon a time when going to see a show on Broadway didn’t cost you your mortgage plus the life of your first-born, my mom and dad were avid theatergoers. They saw the original production of South Pacific with Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, the original production of Camelot with Richard Burton and Julie Andrews and Robert Goulet, and the original production of The King and I with Gertrude Lawrence and a then little-known Yul Brynner.

When they were still dating they went into town to see Oklahoma! Over the years they saw Carousel, and Brigadoon, and Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady, and Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!, and the original West Side Story with Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert. My father fell asleep at Cats and my mother said she
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BFI Review – I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)

I Know Where I’m Going!, 1945.

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Starring Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, Finlay Currie and Petula Clark.

Synopsis:

Due to marry on the isle of Kiloran, Joan Webster sets off to Scotland to meet her future husband. At the final hurdle, she is stuck at the waters edge as it is too dangerous to cross. While waiting, she meets a comfortable man and they fall for each other…

“Kiloran” is as mysterious as Brigadoon. For one, it’s a fictional island played by Colonsay in I Know Where I’m Going! Our leading lady, Miss Webster, simply cannot get across to the distant isle despite her sincerest efforts. Powell and Pressburger’s Scottish tale of an English lady due to be married to a rich industrialist is set in the beautiful Highlands of the north and tells a tale of what true wealth may be.
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Peter Falk obituary

Us actor whose success as the scruffy TV detective Columbo was complemented by a wide range of stage and screen roles

Show-business history records that the American actor Peter Falk, who has died aged 83, made his stage debut the year before he left high school, presciently cast as a detective. Despite the 17-year-old's fleeting success, he had no thoughts of pursuing acting as a career – if only because tough kids from the Bronx considered it an unsuitable job for a man. Just 24 years later, Falk made his first television appearance as the scruffy detective, Columbo, not only becoming the highest paid actor on television – commanding $500,000 an episode during the 1970s – but also the most famous.

Inevitably the lieutenant dedicated to unravelling the villainy of the wealthy and glamorous dominated his career, although – unlike some actors – he escaped the straitjacket, or in his case shabby raincoat, of typecasting. In addition to stage work,
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Peter Falk obituary

Us actor whose success as the scruffy TV detective Columbo was complemented by a wide range of stage and screen roles

Show-business history records that the American actor Peter Falk, who has died aged 83, made his stage debut the year before he left high school, presciently cast as a detective. Despite the 17-year-old's fleeting success, he had no thoughts of pursuing acting as a career – if only because tough kids from the Bronx considered it an unsuitable job for a man. Just 24 years later, Falk made his first television appearance as the scruffy detective, Columbo, not only becoming the highest paid actor on television – commanding $500,000 an episode during the 1970s – but also the most famous.

Inevitably the lieutenant dedicated to unravelling the villainy of the wealthy and glamorous dominated his career, although – unlike some actors – he escaped the straitjacket, or in his case shabby raincoat, of typecasting. In addition to stage work,
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Peter Falk, Columbo and Princess Bride, passes away at 83

Peter Falk, who suffered Alzheimer's disease, has passed away at 83. Here was a statement made by the family stating,"Peter Falk, 83-year-old Academy Award nominee and star of television series, 'Columbo', died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home in the evening of June 23, 2011." Falk is survived by his wife, Shera, of 34 years as well as two daughters from a previous marriage. Falks also starred in memorable roles in The Princess Bride, Brigadoon and The Great Race

What are your favorite memories of Falk from TV and film?

Source: TMZ (http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/24/peter-falk-columbo-dead-dies-actor-passes-away/)
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Columbo Star Peter Falk Dead at 83

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Columbo Star Peter Falk Dead at 83
TMZ.com is reporting that 83 year old Peter Falk, known best for his role in ‘Columbo’ died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home the evening of June 23, 2011. According to reports he had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Peter also starred in “Princess Bride”, “The Great Race” and “Brigadoon” and more recently as Father Randolph in 2009′s “American Cowslip” with co-stars Val Kilmer, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Diane Ladd, Cloris Leachman and Rip Torn. Peter’s remarkable career in film and television spanned over 50 years. Peter is survived by his wife, Shera and two daughters. “If your mind is at work, we’re in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can...
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Peter Falk, Who Bridged Art and Entertainment With Cassavetes and ‘Columbo,’ Dies at 83

Peter Falk, Who Bridged Art and Entertainment With Cassavetes and ‘Columbo,’ Dies at 83
If there is one person who could represent to me all the things that are wonderful about acting for a living, that man would probably be Peter Falk. His was the perfect embodiment of a career built as a graceful bridge between art and entertainment. On one side there are Wings of Desire and his films with John Cassavetes, and on the other are pop-culture icons Columbo and The Princess Bride. Mr. Falk had suffered from several age-related ailments, including Alzheimer's disease, and his family confirmed today that he passed away last night in Beverly Hills at the age of 83. Peter Falk had the greatest, handsomest lopsided face in movies. He could have a gently rambling demeanor, or, bending his neck and slumping his shoulders, he could conceal and then deploy a sly, even wicked intelligence. He had a voice that made me wish there was a hidden community somewhere -- a Brigadoon-like burg,
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'Columbo' Star and Oscar Nominee Peter Falk Passes Away at Age 83

While it's pretty much a cliché for detectives to adorn trench coats, fewer on-screen investigators wore the signature wardrobe as well as Peter Falk when he played iconic TV detective "Columbo." While the actor is better know for his work in television, he also leaves behind a legacy in film as TMZ reports Falk has sadly passed away at age 83.  In the last years of his life, the actor became plagued with dementia and tragically it has been said that he couldn't even remember his iconic role as Lieutenant Columbo on TV. Thankfully, audiences spanning generations will remember the actor through is many performances on TV and film. Aside from the aforementioned classic detective series, Falk also received two Academy Award nominations for the 1960 film Murder, Inc. and the 1961 film Pocketful of Miracles. In addition, the actor also appeared in films like Brigadoon, The Great Race, Wings of ...
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'Columbo' Star Peter Falk Dies

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Peter Falk -- star of the TV show " Columbo " -- died last night ... TMZ has learned. Falk -- who suffered from Alzheimer's disease -- was 83. A rep for the family tells TMZ, "Peter Falk, 83-year-old Academy Award nominee and star of television series, 'Columbo', died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home in the evening of June 23, 2011." The rep continued, "Peter Falk is survived by his wife, Shera, of 34 years and two daughters from a previous marriage.
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