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June Fairchild, Who Appeared in ‘Up in Smoke,’ Dies at 68

Actress June Fairchild died Tuesday after a battle with liver cancer in Los Angeles. She was 68.

Fairchild, born June Edna Wilson, appeared in a number of films, most notably as the woman who snorted Ajax in Cheech and Chong’s “Up in Smoke” in 1978. She also had roles alongside Clint Eastwood in “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” (1974) and the Monkees in “Head” (1968).

She lived with Three Dog Night’s Danny Hutton and is said to have suggested the name for group.

After her acting career, she returned to working as a go-go dancer at clubs and later was homeless for some time.

Fairchild is survived by her daughter, Megan Mull; her brother, Jerry Wilson; and a grandson.
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June Fairchild, Actress Who Lived on Skid Row, Dies at 68

June Fairchild, Actress Who Lived on Skid Row, Dies at 68
June Fairchild, an actress whose show business story was as strange - and often, as tragic - as any in Hollywood, has died at 68. Fairchild passed away Tuesday at a convalescent home in Los Angeles from liver cancer, the Los Angeles Times reports. While not a household name, Fairchild rose quickly in Hollywood early in her career, earning numerous small parts and sharing the screen with the likes of Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges in 1974's Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, directed by Jack Nicholson. (See one of the movie's scenes here - Fairchild plays Gloria.) She was also known for a
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'Up In Smoke' Actress Dead -- June Fairchild Dies from Cancer

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June Fairchild -- the actress best known for her iconic Ajax snorting scene in "Up In Smoke" -- has died at 68 ... and friends are hoping her former Cheech & Chong co-stars can help with her funeral costs.  Fairchild had a big movie career in the '70s -- besides 'Smoke' ... she appeared in "Head" with The Monkees ... and "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" with Clint Eastwood. She's also widely credited for naming the band "Three Dog Night" ... while dating lead singer Danny Hutton.
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Ann-Margret Joins ‘Ray Donovan’

Ann-Margret Joins ‘Ray Donovan’
Emmy-winning and Oscar–nominated actress Ann-Margret (“Tommy,” “Law and Order: Svu”) will appear as a recurring guest star on the second season of hit Showtime drama, “Ray Donovan.”

Ann-Margret will play June Wilson, a former star who has a past with Donovan’s (Liev Schreiber) boss, Ezra Goldman (Elliott Gould). The actress joins several notable guest stars this season including Hank Azaria, Wendell Pierce, Sherilyn Fenn, Vinessa Shaw and Kip Pardue.

Ray Donovan” stars Liev Schreiber as La’s best professional fixer, but the drama begins when his father, Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight), is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.

The 12-episode second season will premiere this summer. The skein is produced by The Mark Gordon Co.
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Newcomer Chloe Wepper Cast In ‘Thoughts’, Veteran Ann-Margret Joins ‘Ray Donovan’

Young actress Chloe Wepper has been added to My Thoughts Exactly, ABC‘s comedy pilot from writer Jeff Lowell, Brillstein Entertainment and ABC Studios. It is a romantic comedy that exposes the unfiltered internal monologues of a young couple, Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman) embarking on a new relationship. In her first pilot season, Wepper, repped by 3 Arts, Grace Kallis and Lev Ginsburg, has booked the role of Chloe, Peter’s young sister. Ann-Margret is set for a recurring role on the second season of Showtime’s Mark Gordon Co-produced drama series Ray Donovan. She will play the ever-beautiful June Wilson, a major star back in her day who has a past with Ray’s boss Ezra Goldman (Elliott Gould).
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Legendary Hollywood Actress Ann-Margret Joins Season Two of Showtime's Ray Donovan

The one-hour drama series is set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, where Ray Donovan (Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Liev Schreiber) does the dirty work for La's top power players. [Press Release] New York, NY – (February 24, 2014) – Emmy-winning and Oscar®–nominated actress Ann-Margret (Tommy, Law &Order: Svu) will guest star in a recurring role on the second season of the hit Showtime drama series Ray Donovan. Ann-Margret will play the ever-beautiful June Wilson, a major star back in her day who has a past with Ray’s boss Ezra Goldman (Elliott Gould). Anchored by series leads Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, Ann-Margret joins an impressive list of guest stars this season including Hank Azaria, Wendell Pierce, Sherilyn Fenn, Vinessa Shaw and Kip Pardue....
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Iconic Cheech & Chong Home For Sale

Iconic Cheech & Chong Home For Sale
Some stars of the iconic stoner flick "Up In Smoke" have falled on hard times. Actor Tommy Chong went public this summer about his battle with prostate cancer. Actress June Fairchild, the woman who snorted a whole plate of Ajax, has been homeless and struggling with addiction for years.

Another "Up In Smoke" hard luck case? A little home in Lincoln Heights. Curbed La points us to the property, on the market for $344,900. Featured in the movie as cousin Strawberry's stoner shack, it was the setting for scenes like a police bust, the infamous Ajax snorting episode and Strawberry's paranoid Vietnam flashback.

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As you can see from the movie clips, the home currently resembles the worn-down stoner shack it was in the 1970s. Public records show the property was foreclosed twice: once in 1999 and again in 2011.

Still, with the right owners, the home could rise again! The 2,577 square-foot property has four bedrooms,
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Edgar Wright’s ‘The Wright Stuff II’ Wrap-Up

Edgar Wright’s ‘The Wright Stuff II’ Wrap-Up
It's always been a dream of mine to attend the entire Sundance Film Festival and, last week, I was able to fulfill that dream. Leave it to Edgar Wright to simultaneously program one of the most amazing repertory programs in recent memory and make me reconsider what dreams are made of. The Wright Stuff II ran from January 14-31 at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles and featured Wright-selected double features with special guests, Q&A's, fun trailers and more. We did a preview of what was playing at the event [1]and now that it's over, Wright has provided his own look back with some reveals of the many surprises he provided to Los Angeles fans. Check out some highlights after the break. On Wright's blog, Edgar Wright Here [2], he posted a huge list of thank yous and more. Here are some of the highlights of what he posted.
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