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Wright Was Earliest Surviving Best Supporting Actress Oscar Winner

Teresa Wright: Later years (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon.") Teresa Wright and Robert Anderson were divorced in 1978. They would remain friends in the ensuing years.[1] Wright spent most of the last decade of her life in Connecticut, making only sporadic public appearances. In 1998, she could be seen with her grandson, film producer Jonah Smith, at New York's Yankee Stadium, where she threw the ceremonial first pitch.[2] Wright also became involved in the Greater New York chapter of the Als Association. (The Pride of the Yankees subject, Lou Gehrig, died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 1941.) The week she turned 82 in October 2000, Wright attended the 20th anniversary celebration of Somewhere in Time, where she posed for pictures with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. In March 2003, she was a guest at the 75th Academy Awards, in the segment showcasing Oscar-winning actors of the past. Two years later,
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Beautiful, Lighthearted Fox Star Suffered Many Real-Life Tragedies

Jeanne Crain: Lighthearted movies vs. real life tragedies (photo: Madeleine Carroll and Jeanne Crain in ‘The Fan’) (See also: "Jeanne Crain: From ‘Pinky’ Inanity to ‘MargieMagic.") Unlike her characters in Margie, Home in Indiana, State Fair, Centennial Summer, The Fan, and Cheaper by the Dozen (and its sequel, Belles on Their Toes), or even in the more complex A Letter to Three Wives and People Will Talk, Jeanne Crain didn’t find a romantic Happy Ending in real life. In the mid-’50s, Crain accused her husband, former minor actor Paul Brooks aka Paul Brinkman, of infidelity, of living off her earnings, and of brutally beating her. The couple reportedly were never divorced because of their Catholic faith. (And at least in the ’60s, unlike the humanistic, progressive-thinking Margie, Crain was a “conservative” Republican who supported Richard Nixon.) In the early ’90s, she lost two of her
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Cinecon 2011 Movie Schedule: East Side, West Side; Practically Yours; Stronger Than Death

Claudette Colbert, Alla Nazimova, Marion Davies, Charles Boyer: Cinecon 2011 Thursday September 1 (photo: Alla Nazimova) 7:00 Hollywood Rhythm (1934) 7:10 Welcoming Remarks 7:15 Hollywood Story (1951) 77 min. Richard Conte, Julie Adams, Richard Egan. Dir: William Castle. 8:35 Q & A with Julie Adams 9:10 Blazing Days (1927) 60 min. Fred Humes. Dir: William Wyler. 10:20 In The Sweet Pie And Pie (1941) 18 min 10:40 She Had To Eat (1937) 75 min. Jack Haley, Rochelle Hudson, Eugene Pallette. Friday September 2 9:00 Signing Off (1936) 9:20 Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941) 68 min. Dan Dailey, Lynn Bari, John Sutton, Alan Mowbray. 10:40 The Active Life Of Dolly Of The Dailies (1914) 15 min. Mary Fuller. 10:55 Stronger Than Death (1920) 80 min. Alla Nazimova, Charles Bryant. Dir: Herbert Blaché, Charles Bryant, Robert Z. Leonard. 12:15 Lunch Break 1:45 Open Track (1916) 2:00 On The Night Stage (1915) 60 min. William S. Hart, Rhea Mitchell. Dir: Reginald Barker. 3:15 50 Miles From Broadway (1929) 23 min 3:45 Cinerama Adventure (2002). Dir: David Strohmaier. 5:18 Discussion
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Trailer for indie creature-feature Maneater

The first trailer dropped for Michael Emanuel's spiritual creature-feature based on the Algonquian Wendigo myth and I'm still trying to figure out if it'll be worth tracking down when it finally arrives. It looks like it's well made and full of some decent creature scares, but the way the promo's cobbled together just isn't doing it any favors.

Synopsis:

A former FBI profiler, now a sheriff of a small town and a single parent of a high school aged daughter, begins to profile a series of unexplained murders only to learn that the monster he's profiling may be himself.

Maneater stars a decent cast in Dean Cain, Conrad Janis ("The Cable Guy"), Stephen Lunsford, Walter Phelan ("House of 1000 Corpses"), Maximillian Roeg and Lacy Phillips ("Pushing Twilight").

Trailer after the break.

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Bad Blood screening in La

Veteran actor Conrad Janis, best known as Mindy’s dad on the sitcom Mork & Mindy, has sent Fango word on a free screening of his new horror film Bad Blood…The Hunger this weekend in Los Angeles. The movie will unspool Saturday, February 21 at 6:45 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theater (8556 Wilshire Boulevard).

The film is showing courtesy of the Beverly Hills Hi-Def Film Festival, where it won second place last month. Bad Blood stars director Janis alongside Academy Award-nominated actress and Carrie star Piper Laurie as an old couple who take in a group of vacationing youths after their truck is driven off the road. Their hospitality is just a cover, however, as they are the leaders of a sinister cultlike group and the teens find themselves in serious danger. The story is apparently inspired by true events that happened to writer Maria Janis (who also has a
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dream cast: hypothetical ‘Mork & Mindy’ movie

Shazbot, I’m late this week. But it’s still Thursday, so there’s still time to remake an 80s classic TV show or movie with an all-new cast. This week: Mork & Mindy, the 1978-82 ABC sitcom about the doofiest alien in the universe and the human girl who lets him sleep on her sofa. The original cast included: Mork: Robin Williams Mindy: Pam Dawber Orson (voice): Ralph James Fred (Mindy’s dad): Conrad Janis Eugene (the kid who hung around the record store): Jeffrey Jacquet Mr. Bickley (the pain-in-the-ass neighbor): Tom Poston the baby: Jonathan Winters Exidor (who was either mentally ill or a visionary prophet, or perhaps both): Robert Donner Mindy’s father was always pissed off that his innocent and virginal little princess was living with a man, which is so dated that it’s laughable, so we can excise that subplot.
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First Look at Windigo Monster From 'Maneater'

A new indie film we've been keeping an eye on as of late is Maneater, which we broke the news on here this past July. This morning the first image from Michael Emanuel's film appeared online and features a look at the Windigo monster in the film, which tells the story of an FBI profiler-turned-small-town sheriff who begins investigating a series of mysterious murders only to discover that the monster he's profiling might be himself. Dean Cain, Conrad Janis, Stephen Lunsford, Walter Phelan, Maximillian Roeg and Lacy Phillips all star. The creature was created by Jason (Albino Farm) Barnett and Bill Fesh.
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Short takes: 'Poltergeist' remake script details

• "Poltergeist" is the latest to go through the remake machine, and according to Variety, Stiles White and Juliet Snowden will write the script for MGM. The two also collaborated on the screenplays for Alex Proyas' "Knowing" and Martin Campbell's "The Birds."

• LatinoReview recently talked to Tyrese Gibson, who said he'll be involved in the upcoming big-screen version of "The A-Team." Now the question remains who he's going to play. B.A. Baracus, maybe? As far as I know, Ice Cube is also in the race to star in the role that once belonged to Mr. T. We'll see who wins the race.

• In a recent interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Russell Crowe said he's eyeing the main role in a biopic about American comedian Bill Hicks, who died of cancer at the age of 32. Crowe will next star in "Body of Lies."

Dean Cain, Conrad Janis, Stephen Lunsford
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Maneater cast!

The Hollywood Reporter announced this morning that Canal Street's upcoming horror flick Maneater (nothing to do with the straight to DVD / cable Maneater series) has just cast six actors for the film's leading roles! Directed by first time director Michael Emanuel, Maneater (a film adaptation of the classic Hall & Oates classic song from the 80s... just kidding) is set to star Dean Cain, Conrad Janis, Stephen Lunsford, Walter Phelan, Maximillian Roeg, and Lacy Phillips. Wow--what a...
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Monster Buffet Planned For 'Maneater'

Michael Emanuel has ordered up his human buffet and he has filled his entire cast for Maneater, his directorial debut that he will also star in and produce. Dean Cain, Conrad Janis ("The Cable Guy"), Stephen Lunsford ("Bratz"), Walter Phelan ("House of 1000 Corpses"), Maximillian Roeg ("7th Heaven") and Lacy Phillips ("Pushing Twilight") all star in the horror thriller about a former FBI profiler and small-town sheriff investigating mysterious murders is derived from a Native American legend. Emanuel, repped by Aka, also wrote the screenplay with John K. Anderson. "Maneater" is the second in a slate of 10 movies that Canal Street is producing with independent financing; the first was "The Uninvited," which is seeking a distributor.
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Cast is consumed by 'Maneater'

Cast is consumed by 'Maneater'
Michael Emanuel has ordered up his human buffet.

The actor-producer has cast Dean Cain, Conrad Janis ("The Cable Guy"), Stephen Lunsford ("Bratz"), Walter Phelan ("House of 1000 Corpses"), Maximillian Roeg ("7th Heaven") and Lacy Phillips ("Pushing Twilight") in his directorial debut, "Maneater."

Emanuel's Canal Street Films is producing, and Eric Lewald ("Trollz") is executive producing.

The horror thriller about a former FBI profiler and small-town sheriff investigating mysterious murders is derived from a Native American legend. Emanuel, repped by Aka, also wrote the screenplay with John K. Anderson.

"Maneater" is the second in a slate of 10 movies that Canal Street is producing with independent financing; the first was "The Uninvited," which is seeking a distributor.
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