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Michael Learned Reveals If She's Willing to Do a Reboot of 'The Waltons' (Exclusive)

In an exclusive new interview with Closer Weekly, The Waltons star Michael Learned, 79, shares her thoughts on rebooting the iconic show, which recently celebrated its 45th anniversary. "Roseanne is fabulous but... I’m old," she tells Closer, adding that she doesn't expect a reboot of the 1972 to 1981 drama. The Waltons cast in 1972. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Still, time hasn't diminished the impact of the cast's bond. "We get together and have the best time," she reveals. "I had drama in my personal life," Michael recalls, "but as a working family we were great friends — and we're family now." For more on Michael Learned, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now — and be sure to sign up for our newsletter for more exclusive news! More from Closer Weekly 'The Waltons' Star Michael Learned Opens up for the First Time About Surviving Domestic Abuse (Exclusive) The
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Emmys 2018: Will Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’) become the most nominated Drama Supporting Actor in history?

Emmys 2018: Will Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’) become the most nominated Drama Supporting Actor in history?
Peter Dinklage has been nominated at the Emmys for all six of his previous seasons as savvy adviser Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and he has won twice (2011 and 2015). Now he’s on the cusp of making history and all he needs to do is earn another nomination for the seventh season of the epic fantasy series, which aired last summer. If he does he’ll set a new record for the most Drama Supporting Actor nominations in the history of the category.

As it stands there is a five-way tie for Best Drama Supporting Actor. Will Geer (“The Waltons,” 1973-1978), Bruce Weitz (“Hill Street Blues,” 1981-1986), Ed Begley Jr. (“St. Elsewhere,” 1983-1988), Jimmy Smits (“L.A. Law,” 1987-1992) and Dinklage (2011-2016) all contended six times. “Game of Thrones” was absent from the 2017 Emmy race since it didn’t air new episodes during the eligibility period, but now
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Louise Latham, Tippi Hedren's Mother in Hitchcock's 'Marnie,' Dies at 95

Louise Latham, the actress who made her big-screen debut by portraying the manipulative mother of Tippi Hedren's character in Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller Marnie, has died. She was 95.

Latham died Feb. 12 in a retirement home in Montecito, California, it was announced.

On television, Latham showed up as Olivia's (Michael Learned) Aunt Kate on a 1977 episode of The Waltons, and she portrayed Perky, the mother of Julia and Suzanne Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter and Delta Burke, respectively) in 1986 on Designing Women.

She also appeared on the first episode of Family Affair as Aunt Fran in 1966...
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Louise Latham, Tippi Hedren's Mother in Hitchcock's 'Marnie,' Dies at 95

Louise Latham, Tippi Hedren's Mother in Hitchcock's 'Marnie,' Dies at 95
Louise Latham, the actress who made her big-screen debut by portraying the manipulative mother of Tippi Hedren's character in Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller Marnie, has died. She was 95.

Latham died Feb. 12 in a retirement home in Montecito, California, it was announced.

On television, Latham showed up as Olivia's (Michael Learned) Aunt Kate on a 1977 episode of The Waltons, and she portrayed Perky, the mother of Julia and Suzanne Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter and Delta Burke, respectively) in 1986 on Designing Women.

She also appeared on the first episode of Family Affair as Aunt Fran in 1966...
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Bad Girls Of "Batman" And Legendary Movie Poster Artist Robert Tanenbaum To Appear At Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Con

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention presents Classic Movie Poster Artist Robert Tanenbaum, Jean Hale (In Like Flint), Sharyn Wynters (The Female Bunch), and Donna Loren (Bikini Beach) at the August 20, 2017 Show.

Robert Tanenbaum is a Movie Poster Artist with an over 50 year career illustrating every film genre such as Science Fiction, Horror, Comedy, War, Drama and Martial Arts. Robert has illustrated such Classic Movie Posters as A Christmas Story, Battle For The Planet Of The Apes, Cujo, Five Fingers Of Death, Black Christmas, Super Fly, The Color Of Money, My Bodyguard, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, The Iron Cross, The Eagle Has Landed, Ransom, Cleopatra Jones And The Casino Of Gold, Hot Potato, Mel Brooks High Anxiety and Silent Night, Evil Night. Robert’s art is featured on the first announcement that Jaws was being made into a Movie.
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‘The Waltons’ Star Mary McDonough Began ‘Starving’ Herself During Show’s Run After Being Told She Was Fat

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Mary McDonough joined “The Waltons” when she was just 11 years old and it wasn’t smooth sailing. McDonough, now 55, reflected on her role as Erin for much of the 1970s during a recent interview with ITV’s “Loose Women”. Related: ‘Moana’ Sparks Body Image Controversy Over Unhealthy Stereotypes “Erin was supposed to be the pretty […]
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New Trailer for Stephen King's 'It' is Terrifying

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2017-03-29T12:02:11-07:00New Trailer for Stephen King's 'It' is Terrifying

The first trailer for the latest version of Stephen King’s It has landed, suggesting that yet another generation of children will be haunted by visions of an evil, sewer-dwelling clown.

It’s the first of a proposed two-part adaptation of the 1986 novel that was originally turned into a mini-series in 1990, starring Tim Curry as Pennywise, a clown that kidnaps and eats children.

The process of adapting the novel again has proved somewhat torturous, going back to 2012 when it was officially announced. Beasts of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga was initially attached but dropped out, although he now shares a credit on the script. The Revenant star Will Poulter was also attached to play Pennywise but dropped out after the schedule changed.

Mama director Andrés Muschietti is now behind the project, the first part
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Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Last Year’s Winner: Dame Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: After nabbing one nomination in 2013 (Emilia Clarke) and 2014 (Lena Headey), “Game of Thrones” expanded in subsequent years to two nominations in 2015 and three in 2016 (when Maisie Williams snagged her first nod).

Fun Fact: Only two actresses have won this category more than twice: Ellen Corby for “The Waltons” (three times) and Nancy Marchand for “Lou Grant” (four times).

With “Game of Thrones” out of contention and the great Dame Maggie Smith’s “Downton Abbey” over, only two of last year’s nominees are eligible again in 2017: Maura Tierney in “The Affair” and Constance Zimmer in “UnREAL.” Both are coming off their first Emmy nominations, but both of their TV shows lost a bit of buzz in their follow-up seasons. Neither are guarantees (though certainly deserving).

So, who’s going to fill all these slots? There’s no shortage of options.
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Bill Swearingen, Charter Member of the Society of Camera Operators, Dies at 79

Bill Swearingen, a veteran camera operator who worked on movies including Airport and Grease and shows like Peyton Place and The Waltons, has died. He was 79.

Swearingen died Feb. 15 at a hospital in Fresno, Calif., his wife, Terri, told The Hollywood Reporter. He suffered a major stroke in 2011.

Swearingen was a charter member of the Society of Camera Operators, founded in 1978 with the aim of being recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was elected the Soc's first sergeant at arms and remained in the position for years.

A native of Hollywood,...
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Bill Swearingen, Charter Member of the Society of Camera Operators, Dies at 79

Bill Swearingen, a veteran camera operator who worked on movies including Airport and Grease and shows like Peyton Place and The Waltons, has died. He was 79.

Swearingen died Feb. 15 at a hospital in Fresno, Calif., his wife, Terri, told The Hollywood Reporter. He suffered a major stroke in 2011.

Swearingen was a charter member of the Society of Camera Operators, founded in 1978 with the aim of being recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was elected the Soc's first sergeant at arms and remained in the position for years.

A native of Hollywood,...
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'Battlestar Galactica' Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71

'Battlestar Galactica' Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71
Richard Hatch, the actor and writer best known for his work on the original Battlestar Galactica and the mid-2000s reboot, died Tuesday, Variety reports. He was 71.

"I will always remember him fondly for his inspiring sense of youthful wonder, his boundless passion for creative expression, and his huge, kind heart," Hatch's manager, Michael Kaliski, said.

Hatch was reportedly battling stage four pancreatic cancer, according to Alec Peters, the writer and producer of Axanar, a series of Star Trek fan films that starred Hatch. "Richard was in good spirits when
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General Hospital Star Barbara Tarbuck Dies at 74

General Hospital Star Barbara Tarbuck Dies at 74
Barbara Tarbuck, best known for playing Lady Jane Jacks on General Hospital for over 14 years, has died. She was 74.

The longtime actress died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on Monday at her Los Angeles home, her daughter, producer Jennifer Lane Connolly, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tarbuck began acting at the age of 9, where she performed as a regular on the children’s series Storyland, which aired on the Am Radio Station Wwj in Detroit, Michigan. She recently appeared on the FX hit series American Horror Story: Asylum for five episodes during the second season, playing Jessica Lange‘s Mother Superior Claudia.
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Barbara Tarbuck, ‘General Hospital’ and ‘American Horror Story’ Actress, Dies at 74

Barbara Tarbuck, ‘General Hospital’ and ‘American Horror Story’ Actress, Dies at 74
Barbara Tarbuck, best known for her long-running role as Lady Jane Jacks in “General Hospital,” died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on Monday at her Los Angeles home, her daughter, producer Jennifer Lane Connolly, confirmed to Variety. She was 74.

The Detroit native began her career at age nine on the Wwj children’s radio show “Storyland.” She went on to study acting at Wayne State University in Michigan and later attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright Scholarship. She moved to New York City after graduation to pursue a career as an actress.

She appeared on Broadway in David Mamet’s “The Water Engine” as well as in Jules Irving’s production of “Landscape and Silence.”

Tarbuck played Lady Jane Jacks, Jax Jacks’ (played by Ingo Rademacher) mother on the popular ABC soap opera “General Hospital” from 1996 until 2010. She also appeared in five episodes of Ryan Murphy’s hit series “American Horror Story: Asylum” as
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Barbara Tarbuck Dies: Veteran Actress Who Played Lady Jane Jacks On ‘General Hospital’ Was 74

Barbara Tarbuck, an actress who played Lady Jane Jacks on General Hospital and Mother Superior Claudia on American Horror Story: Asylum among scores of film and TV credits spanning four decades, has died. She was 74. Tarbuck died Monday at her home in Los Angeles. Tarbuck began guesting on TV series in the late 1970s, appearing on such popular shows as The Waltons, The Incredible Hulk, Charlie’s Angels, Little House on the Prairie and Dallas. She continued to work mostly…
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Barbara Tarbuck Dies: Veteran Actress Who Played Lady Jane Jacks On ‘General Hospital’ Was 74

Barbara Tarbuck Dies: Veteran Actress Who Played Lady Jane Jacks On ‘General Hospital’ Was 74
Barbara Tarbuck, an actress who played Lady Jane Jacks on General Hospital and Mother Superior Claudia on American Horror Story: Asylum among scores of film and TV credits spanning four decades, has died. She was 74. Tarbuck died Monday at her home in Los Angeles. Tarbuck began guesting on TV series in the late 1970s, appearing on such popular shows as The Waltons, The Incredible Hulk, Charlie’s Angels, Little House on the Prairie and Dallas. She continued to work mostly…
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It Came From The Tube: Midnight Offerings (1981)

By the early ‘80s, Melissa Sue Anderson was ready to get some dirt under Mary Ingall’s fingernails, and shed her squeaky clean image. Late in ’81 she would entertain horror audiences with her big screen turn in Happy Birthday to Me, but earlier that same year she stayed closer to home on the tube playing a big bad teenage witch in Midnight Offerings – a role which I’m sure Pa Ingalls would not approve of.

The telemovie premiered Friday, February 27th, 1981 on ABC. It’s neighbor CBS had the kings of Friday night, Dukes of Hazzard and Dallas going on, while poor old NBC had Nero Wolfe followed by that party animal David Brinkley. (Let’s just say the Peacock was still a few seasons away from working their way out of the cellar.) But ABC, for some reason, had always not only nurtured horror, but thrived on it – and
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Ronnie Claire Edwards, ‘The Waltons’ Actress, Dies At 83

Ronnie Claire Edwards, known for her role on the classic TV series The Waltons, died at 83 in her home in Dallas, Texas, on Monday. Edwards was said to have died peacefully in her sleep, a post on her Facebook page said. Edwards’ most recognizable role was Corabeth Walton Godsey, in The Waltons, the wife of storekeeper Ike Godsey, played by […]

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The Waltons: Ronnie Claire Edwards Dies at 83; Goodnight Corabeth Walton Godsey

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Actress Ronnie Claire Edwards, best known for playing Corabeth Walton Godsey, Ike Godsey's (Joe Conley) wife on The Waltons TV series and sequel movies on CBS, has died at the age of 83. The Texas resident's death was announced in a pair of posts on her Facebook page, on June 14, 2016. Edwards' longtime co-star, Conley, passed away on July 7, 2013. The two are pictured above, attending The Waltons TV show's 40th Anniversary Reunion at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, in Los Angeles, CA on September 29, 2012.

Edwards' other TV series work includes the short-lived Boone TV series (1984-85 NBC), also from Waltons creator Earl Hamner, Jr. who died in March of this year. She was next in the cast of the Sara TV series (1985), starring Geena Davis in the title role, which was cancelled after 13 episodes.
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Ronnie Claire Edwards, ‘The Waltons’ Actress, Dies at 83

Ronnie Claire Edwards, ‘The Waltons’ Actress, Dies at 83
Ronnie Claire Edwards, the actress who played Corabeth Walton Godsey on “The Waltons,” died Tuesday. She was 83. Edwards died peacefully in her sleep, according to a post on her Facebook page. She lived in Dallas, Texas, and was originally from Oklahoma City. “Our beautiful and extraordinary friend has peacefully made her final curtain call. Thank you all for your wonderful caring and support,” the message read. Also Read: Earl Hamner, Creator of 'The Waltons,' Dies at 92 Edwards is best known for playing Corabeth, the wife of storekeeper Ike Godsey (Joe Conley) on the drama centered around a family
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Ronnie Claire Edwards, The Waltons' Corabeth, Dead at 83

Ronnie Claire Edwards, The Waltons' Corabeth, Dead at 83
Ronnie Claire Edwards, who played The Waltons‘ Corabeth for seven seasons, has died. She was 83.

Edwards “passed peacefully in her sleep” early Wednesday, according to a post on her official Facebook page. “Our beautiful and extraordinary friend has made her final curtain call. Thank you for all your wonderful and caring support.”

Edwards portrayed Ike Godsey’s wife. She joined the show in 1975 and continued through to the series’ 1981 finale and several Waltons TV movies. Her other television gigs included Dallas, Falcon Crest, Dynasty and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Related storiesThe Waltons and Falcon Crest Creator Earl Hamner Jr.
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