• Oscar Directors: Chazelle Discusses his Career–Whiplash, La La Land

    At 32, director Damien Chazelle made history this year, when he became the youngest person to win the best director Oscar for La La Land. At the Produced By conference at the Fox Studios Saturday, he was asked if his youth was advantage or disadvantage in the business. “I think it’s a two-sided thing because Hollywood […]

    Hepburn, Audrey: Early Stage (Gigi) and Screen Career in British Films

    French novelist Colette was at the Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo during the filming, and decided to cast Hepburn in the title role of her Broadway play, Gigi.

    Colbert, Claudette: Pay

    A more bankable star at the time, Claudette Colbert received $150,000 for her role in Sturges’ 1942 screwball comedy, The Palm Beach Story, whereas Joel McCrea was paid $60,000. Share this:

    Hawn, Goldie: Career Phases

    Goldie Hawn–What Makes the star, celeb, and social activist run at 71?

    Tracy, Spencer: Screen Image

    As an actor, Spencer Tracy stood for–in fact, epitomized–the rugged, down to earth, matter of fact, fair-minded, hard-working American.

    Bond, James: Clifton James, Sheriff Pepper in Bond Films, Dies at 96

    Clifton James, the actor who appeared as Sheriff J.W. Pepper in two James Bond films, died Saturday at age 96.

    Tracy, Spencer: Screen Image

    Tracy became a major movie star in the late 1930s, after winning two consecutive Oscars. But in the 1950s and 1960s, he became a super-star with a iconic image, a quality that last up until his very last film, the 1967 Oscar winning interracial comedy, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? which was released posthumously. In […]

    Murphy, Charlie: Star of Chappelle Show and Eddie’s Older Brother, Dies at 57

    Charlie Murphy, the Chappelle’s Show star and Eddie Murphy’s older brother, has died. He was 57. 

    Stewart, Jimmy: Career End

    Stewart was honored with the AFI’s Life Achievement in 1980, the Kennedy Center in 1983, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 1990

    Crawford, Joan: Beginnings

    The instability of Joan Crawford’s family life meant lack of formal education beyond elementary school. Her ambition from young age was to become a dancer. Stepfather Cassin was accused of embezzlement, he was blacklisted in Lawton, and the family moved to Kansas City, Missouri around 1916. After her mother and stepfather broke up, she stayed on at […]

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