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Roger Perry Dead at 85

Actor Roger Perry died on July 12 at his home in Indian Wells. California, after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 85.

Perry compiled dozens of feature, television, and stage credits during a long career that began when he was discovered by Lucille Ball, who put the young actor under contract to Desilu Studios. He co-starred with Pat O'Brien in the 1960 ABC series Harrigan and Son, and co-starred with Chuck Connors and Ben Gazzara in the 90-minute drama Arrest & Trial.

Perry was a guest star on the Star Trek TV series in a memorable first-season episode in 1967, “Tomorrow Is Yesterday,” playing Captain John Christopher. He appeared on Love, American Style, Ironside, The F.B.I., Hawaii Five-0, Barnaby Jones, The Bob Newhart Show, Quincy, CHiPs, The Fall Guy, and many more. He also recurred on programs such as The Facts of Life (as Charles Parker) and Falcon Crest (as John Costello from 1982-
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Roger Perry, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Harrigan and Son’ Actor, Dies at 85

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Roger Perry, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Harrigan and Son’ Actor, Dies at 85
Actor Roger Perry died Thursday at his home in Indian Wells. Calif., after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 85.

Perry compiled dozens of feature, television, and stage credits during a long career that began when he was discovered by Lucille Ball, who put the young actor under contract to Desilu Studios. He co-starred with Pat O’Brien in the 1960 ABC series “Harrigan and Son,” and co-starred with Chuck Connors and Ben Gazzara in the 90-minute drama “Arrest & Trial” (1963-64).

Perry was a guest star on the “Star Trek” TV series in a memorable first-season episode in 1967, “Tomorrow Is Yesterday,” playing Captain John Christopher. He appeared on “Love, American Style,” “Ironside,” “The F.B.I.,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Barnaby Jones,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “Quincy,” “CHiPs,” “The Fall Guy,” and many more before becoming a regular on programs such as “The Facts of Life” and “Falcon Crest.”

His movie credits included “Follow the Boys” (1963) with Connie Francis,
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The Best Movies About the Afterlife — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Movies About the Afterlife — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story,” what is the best movie about the afterlife?

Kate Erbland (@katerbland), IndieWire

It will come as no surprise to anyone that, as a child, I watched a lot of television. A lot. I was mostly obsessed with HBO — our single movie channel, number 2 on the dial; yes, my childhood TV had a dial, don’t ask — with intermittent deviations into mostly inappropriate mini-series (thus explaining my rarely disclosed expertise on “The Thornbirds”), and was pretty much given free range to watch whatever the hell I wanted, whenever I wanted. This is why my favorite
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Goodbye Charlie – 1964 DVD Review and Tribute to Debbie Reynolds

It was a serious sucker punch to all film fans when we lost Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds within a day of each other. There have been many tributes to Carrie Fisher and rightfully so. I have not seen that many for Debbie Reynolds so I would like to pay her tribute by reviewing one of her lost gems of a movie, Goodbye Charlie from 1964, based on a play by George Axelrod and directed by Vincent Minnelli.

I can recall seeing this on a network movie night in the late 60s or early 70s, I remember liking it but seeing it again after this many years I was astonished at how funny it really is, and how touching.

The setup is simple, Charlie Sorrell is a writer, sometime screen writer and notorious womanizer. At a Hollywood party on a yacht he is shot by a jealous husband (Walter Matthau in
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Debbie Reynolds To Be Honored With 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award

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Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the union’s highest accolade will be presented to the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-nominated Reynolds at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt).

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard praised Reynolds’ artistry over her very accomplished career, saying, “I’m thrilled that SAG-AFTRA is presenting our Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds. She is a tremendously talented
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Curtis' Wife Blames Lung Problems On Smoking

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Curtis' Wife Blames Lung Problems On Smoking
Hollywood legend Tony Curtis died after a 30-year battle with lung problems caused by smoking cigarettes, according to his wife Jill.

The veteran actor died aged 85 at his home in Las Vegas on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

His wife spoke out to assure fans Curtis died "peacefully surrounded by those who loved him" - and revealed he was hospitalised several times in recent weeks for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which she blames on his smoking.

She tells U.S. TV show Inside Edition, "About 30 years ago he quit. But his lungs never worked the way they should have. So he was always fighting that... He died peacefully surrounded by those who loved him. In his bedroom where he loved to be.

"I'm very happy we made the decision to bring him home from the hospital. He passed in his sleep... His heart survived things that Tony would always say would kill an ordinary man. This time, his heart was ready to go and ready to be at peace."

Actress Debbie Reynolds, who starred alongside Curtis in Goodbye Charlie and The Rat Race, also paid tribute to the star.

She told U.S. talk show host Larry King, "Well, we were really good friends... He loved life. Tony loved life... He certainly didn't want to go now. Nobody had a better time than Tony. He loved the ladies. He loved art. He loved this business more than anything...

"(He was a) great looking guy, handsome... We were all very close friends when we were young, a long, long time ago. But he had a wonderful life. He had a full life. He was a great, marvellous actor."

Tony Curtis Rip

Hollywood legend Tony Curtis has died. The NY Times is reporting the classically handsome movie star who earned an Oscar nomination as an escaped convict in Stanley Kramer.s 1958 movie The Defiant Ones, but whose public preferred him in comic roles in films like Some Like It Hot (1959) and The Great Race (1965), died Wednesday of a cardiac arrest in his Las Vegas area home. He was 85.

His death was confirmed by the Clark County coroner, The Associated Press reported.

As a performer, Mr. Curtis drew first and foremost on his startlingly good looks. With his dark, curly hair, worn in a sculptural style later imitated by Elvis Presley, and plucked eyebrows framing pale blue eyes and wide, full lips, Mr. Curtis embodied a new kind of feminized male beauty that came into vogue in the early 1950s. A vigorous heterosexual in his widely publicized (not least by himself) private life,
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