April 4, 2013 |
The spotlight shines this week on legendary film stars Debbie Reynolds, Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift. Reynolds, who turned 81 on Monday and has a new book coming out, "Unsinkable," came to fame in the 1950s and is still going strong. American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre is celebrating the musical-comedy star with "A Hollywood Life: The Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds" retrospective. It starts Thursday evening with the 1955 romantic comedy "The Tender Trap" with Frank Sinatra and the 1963 comedy "Mary, Mary" with Barry Nelson.
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December 15, 1990 |
Actor Burt Lancaster has been released from Los Alamitos Hospital and transfered to an undisclosed location, where he is undergoing extensive physical and speech therapy, hospital officials said Friday. The 77-year-old Academy Award winner left the hospital Thursday, but officials declined to state where he went or what his condition was when he was released. Ben Benjamin, Lancaster's publicist, said the actor's family has requested that no information about his whereabouts be released.
September 10, 1988 |
The well-nigh magical power of a charismatic first-magnitude star to sustain a film despite its difficulties has seldom been better demonstrated than by Burt Lancaster in "Rocket Gibraltar." The story, written by Amos Poe and directed by Daniel Petrie, is a sweet-natured family tale, with Lancaster as a 77-year-old grandfather presiding over a birthday ingathering of a bewildering assortment of sons, daughters, spouses and grandchildren.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1990 |
Actor Burt Lancaster remained in stable condition Sunday night at the Los Alamitos Medical Center following a moderate stroke last week that left him with some weakness and speech problems, a nursing supervisor said. The 77-year-old Academy Award winner had been visiting a friend at a Los Alamitos center for Alzheimer's patients on Friday morning when he was felled by the stroke and rushed to the medical center, just a block away.
September 2, 1988 |
In the early '80s, for a time, most American movies seemed to have forgotten that families existed. That's why "Rocket Gibraltar" (selected theaters), for all its flaws and lacks, is such a heartening film. As written by Amos Poe, directed by Daniel Petrie and acted by a large, dedicated cast, this film helps return the American family to its movie imagination.
October 22, 1994 |
Burt Lancaster, the performer, producer, gymnast and iconoclast--who from his earliest beginnings was always a star--has died, his wife announced Friday. The 80-year-old Academy Award winner and onetime top athlete had been in failing health since suffering a stroke nearly four years ago. He died overnight Thursday of a heart attack in their Century City condominium, Susan Lancaster said, adding that there will be no funeral and that burial will be private.