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March 25, 2014 |
Patrice Wymore Flynn, a film and television actress who appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the original "Ocean's Eleven" but earned wider notice for her real-life role as the last wife of matinee idol Errol Flynn, died Saturday at her home in Portland, Jamaica. She was 87 and had pulmonary disease, said family spokesman Robb Callahan. Wymore Flynn began her career on Broadway in the 1940s, performing in musicals such as "Hold It!" and "All for Love. " She made her Hollywood debut in the Doris Day-Gordon MacRae romantic comedy "Tea for Two" in 1950.
July 30, 1990
Vernon (Buster) Wiles, 79, who worked as a movie stuntman in Hollywood and as a double for Errol Flynn. Wiles spent 22 years as a stuntman and 13 years as Flynn's double, appearing in movies including "The Adventures of Robin Hood," "Objective: Burma," and "They Died with Their Boots On." Wiles, who also lived with Flynn for four years, co-wrote the book, "My Days with Errol Flynn." His last film was "Brass Legend," where he doubled for Raymond Burr. On Friday in Portland, Ore.
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September 11, 1995
There is nothing there now but a dusty, vacant stretch of weed-studded land high in the Hollywood Hills. But still the star-struck and the curious come. Once they made the trek up Nichols Canyon to a site just off Mulholland Drive to catch a glimpse of the rambling Connecticut-style farmhouse, designed by screen legend Errol Flynn.
February 3, 2011
Charlie Sheen is in rehab, but that hasn't stopped him from issuing a statement comparing himself to Errol Flynn and apparently texting E! ( Los Angeles Times, E! ) Meanwhile, Sheen's home rehab program continues to stir debate. ( ABC News ) Add Mick Jagger to the lineup of Grammy-night performers -- his first live performance at the awards ceremony. ( Los Angeles Times ) Natalie Portman has Oscar and a baby on her mind. (Note: Statuette is not suitable for children under age 3.)
March 26, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Documentarian Errol Morris has drawn some unexpected people into and around his films, and the Tuesday night premiere of his documentary “The Unknown Known” was no exception. For one thing, the movie is about Donald H. Rumsfeld, the unapologetic neo-conservative whose politics the director has been critical of. (“Why are you talking to me?” Morris asks Rumsfeld in the movie. The former Defense secretary has no real answer.) For another, there were personalities you don't normally find at a film premiere at the event Tuesday night: TV journalist Tom Brokaw stood up and introduced the film to an audience that included former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly “He was not as unpopular as he later became,” Brokaw said of Rumsfeld, describing his own years in the 1970s covering Rumsfeld and the Defense Department.
November 24, 2002 |
The greatest jazz artists are inimitable. Sure, they can inspire legions of copycats, as did Louis Armstrong, Lester Young, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, among others. But their distinct voices, flowing from an utterly original inner source, remain sacrosanct, one of a kind, instantly identifiable. Among the hundreds of pianists who have claimed jazz attention at one time or another, only a relatively small percentage can claim that sort of status: James P.