Category Archives: In Memoriam

UPDATE #4: A Sad Week for Classic Film Fans

LAST UPDATE 12/17/13 5 PM (ET) – most recent updates at end of post Classic movie fans are in mourning today, as five unique performers, each much loved for their contributions to the diverse art of film, have died in … Continue reading

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Charles Durning: War Hero

Charles Durning was unforgettable as Jessica Lange’s rough-hewn father in Sydney Pollack’s TOOTSIE (1982), falling for Dustin Hoffman’s faux female leading lady in a performance both hilarious and heartfelt. He received Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nominations as the governor … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Phyllis Diller (1917-2012)

Phyllis Diller was a pioneer in the art of stand-up comedy. Beginning on radio in the early 1950s and moving to clubs mid-decade, Diller played rooms that had literally never featured a female unless she was taking off her clothes. … Continue reading

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