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Marcia Strassman, ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Actress, Dies at 66

Actress Marcia Strassman, known for her roles in such hits as “Welcome Back, Kotter” and “Mash,” died Friday after a long fight with breast cancer, her sister Julie Strassman confirmed. She was 66.

Along with her many TV credits, Strassman co-starred opposite Rick Moranis in the 1989 Disney live-action hit “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” and 1992 sequel “Honey I Blew Up the Kid.” She was also a longstanding member of the national board of the Screen Actors Guild.

The news of her death broke online when her friend, director Bob Weide, sent a tweet about her passing. Strassman died at her home in Sherman Oaks.

So sad that a sweet friend, kind person & wonderful actress Marcia Strassman lost her brave battle with cancer today.

Bob Weide (@BobWeide) October 26, 2014

Strassman’s first major TV role came in 1964, when she appeared in “The Patty Duke Show.” She would go
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Remembering Superman Reeve Ten Years After His Death

Christopher Reeve: 'Superman' and his movies (photo: Christopher Reeve in 'Superman' 1978) Christopher Reeve, Superman in four movies from 1978 to 1987, died ten years ago today. In 1995, while taking part in a cross-country horse race in Culpeper, Virginia, Reeve was thrown off his horse, hitting his head on the top rail of a jump; the near-fatal accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He ultimately succumbed to heart failure at age 52 on October 10, 2004. Long before he was cast as Superman aka Clark Kent, the Manhattan-born (as Christopher D'Olier Reeve on September 25, 1952), Cornell University and Juillard School for Drama alumnus was an ambitious young actor whose theatrical apprenticeship included, while still a teenager, some time as an observer at London's Old Vic and Paris' Comédie Française. At age 23, he landed his first Broadway role in a production of Enid Bagnold's A Matter of Gravity, starring Katharine Hepburn.
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Prey and BullS*^#: A Movie Review

Canadian Movie PosterDirector: Oscar D'Roccster, and George Miller.

Writers: John V. Soto and Robert Lewis Galinsky.

Prey is a film from the production company Top Cat Films, which will release on DVD July 13, 2010. The film is known as The Outback in North America and the screener that was sent to this reviewer was actually from Top Cat Films. This is likely one company that wants its initial investment in this horror failure back. A quick note is required here to inform readers that Prey, despite what some sites states, was directed by the Queensland born George Miller (The Aviator, Frozen Assets) who walked out on the film in post-production (Scary). Director D'Roccster (likely a fake name) walked in to a cluster f*&^ of a film, which did not adhere to John V. Soto's (Crush) original script in anyway, shape, or form. The result is an incoherent, very loosely connected
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