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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Albert Finney Part 2

Nominated for five Academy Awards, Albert Finney was born May 9, 1936 to Alice Hobson and Albert Finney, Sr. in Salford, Greater Manchester. Finney received his education at Tootal Drive Primary School, Salford Grammar School and the Royal Academy of … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Christopher Lee Part 2

One of the most respected actors of all time, Christopher Lee has been in the industry since 1946, and has performed roles in about 275 films, making him the Guinness World Record holder. Lee was born on May 27, 1922 … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Sir Laurence Olivier

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Sir Laurence Olivier, born May 22 in 1907! I cannot live without my life! I cannot die without my soul! –Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights ….. She looks tolerable enough but I … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Michael Caine Part 3

Where Is He Now? Nominated for an Oscar six times, winning it twice, Caine has settled down into more supporting roles over the past 10 years. Caine appeared in a couple of remakes of his older films, the first being … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Michael Caine Part 2

Michael Caine wasn’t always “Michael Caine.” Maurice Joseph Micklewhite (that’s his real name…took me by surprise) was born March 14, 1933 to Ellen Frances Marie and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite. The family lived in Southwark, South London, but had to be … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Maggie Smith Part 2

One of England’s most prominent stars, Dame Maggie Smith has been gracing the stage and the theaters with her presence since the early 1950’s. Born on the 28th of December in 1934, Smith is the youngest child to Margaret and … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Christopher Plummer Part 2

With a career that spans seven decades, Christopher Plummer is one of the most important actors of our time. Plummer was born on December 13, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario to Isabella Mary and John Orme Plummer. Through his mother, Plummer … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 5 — Rebecca (1940)

5. Rebecca (1940) Other Nominated Films: All This and Heaven Too, Foreign Correspondent, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Dictator, Kitty Foyle, The Letter, The Long Voyage Home, Our Town, The Philadelphia Story Finally, we are at the Top 5. … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 22 and 21 — Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Hamlet (1948)

22. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Other Nominated Films: Alice Adams, Broadway Melody of 1936, Captain Blood, David Copperfield, The Informer, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Les Misérables, Naughty Marietta, Ruggles of Red Gap, Top … Continue reading

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