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March 27, 2013 |
Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95. In a writing career that spanned more than four decades, Kanin penned screenplays for movies such as the 1954 Elizabeth Taylor romantic drama "Rhapsody" and television specials such as "Tell Me Where It Hurts," for which she won two Emmy Awards in 1974. She won another Emmy in 1979 for producing "Friendly Fire," a critically acclaimed Carol Burnett TV movie based on the true story of an American soldier killed in the Vietnam War. Kanin served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1979 to 1983, and was its second female president after actress Bette Davis.
June 20, 1987 |
"Good-hearted." Roy Scheider used the adjective a little embarrassedly, but it was clear that "sweet, wonderful and lovely" were also the operative words Thursday night. It was at the American Film Institute Associates benefit premiere of "Roxanne," where sights frequently missing at such events were produced--like the stars of the film, dozens of other famous names and faces, an overflow crowd and a whopping $175,000 clear profit, as announced by Associates President Ava Ostern.
May 21, 1985 |
"Shoot me thin, you know," grinned the producer in navy stripes who is the woman behind the women and men of "Dynasty." Looking over the field of photographers at the Beverly Wilshire on Sunday, Esther Shapiro could afford to joke. She is, after all, co-executive producer of television's prime, prime-time show. "Dynasty," the 4-season-old soap which this year beat "Dallas" in the ratings, had been her "fantasy."
July 1, 2003 |
It will take more than death to put Katharine Hepburn into the past tense. It's been years since she starred in any film, granted an interview or even been photographed, but say her name and there she is, in the collective mind's eye, just as she was when she played Tracy Lord, Mary Tyrone or even Eleanor of Aquitaine. That relentless right angle of a jaw, those expressive eyebrows, the simple unending length of her, limber even in "On Golden Pond," which she made when she was 73.