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2-Time Oscar Winner Blanchett to Play 4-Time Emmy Winner Ball: Good Idea?

Lucille Ball: The glamour look. Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball: Actress won Oscar for incarnating Ball's fellow Rko contract player Katharine Hepburn Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is reportedly slated to star in a biopic of former Rko and MGM actress and big-time television comedienne Lucille Ball. Aaron Sorkin, Oscar winner for David Fincher's The Social Network, will be responsible for the screenplay. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Lucille Ball film biopic will focus on Ball's two-decade marriage to her I Love Lucy costar Desi Arnaz. In 1960, the couple had an acrimonious divorce that supposedly “shocked” clueless fans unable to tell the difference between TV reality and real-life reality. Their children, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz, had modest acting careers in film and on TV in the '70s and '80s. As per the EW.com report, they're both producing the planned Lucille Ball biopic.
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'American Masters Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love': Barbra Streisand's bighearted composer genius

Think of Marvin Hamlisch, and it's impossible not to think of many of the most memorable film and stage melodies of the past 40-plus years.

The late, hugely personable talent and very rare Pegot -- winner of a Pulitzer Prize, four Emmy Awards, four Grammys, three Oscars and a Tony -- composed some artists' biggest hits, such as Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better" (from the James Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me"), and refitted Scott Joplin's ragtime sounds for "The Sting."

Hamlisch also gave Broadway the hits "A Chorus Line" and "They're Playing Our Song" and kept at his craft to the end, scoring the HBO drama "Behind the Candelabra" just before his passing in August 2012.

The PBS series "American Masters" ends its 27th season with producer-director-writer Dori Berinstein's documentary "Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love" Friday,
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