April 16, 2013 |
Sportscaster Pat Summerall, who teamed with John Madden for more than two decades on NFL telecasts, forming one of the best known announcing duos in TV history, has died. He was 82. His death was confirmed by Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell, according to the Associated Press. No other details were immediately available. Summerall had been living in Southlake, Texas, in recent years. Known for his deep, resonant voice and a smooth, understated delivery that wasted no words, Summerall worked with Tom Brookshier on the NFL for CBS from 1975 and was paired with Madden in 1981.
April 16, 2013 |
Pat Summerall was “one of the card-carrying good guys,” and his death is “a damn shock,” said John Madden, his longtime partner in the broadcast booth. Summerall, 82, died Tuesday, Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell confirmed. The Dallas Morning News reported that Summerall died in his room at Dallas' Zale Lipshy Hospital, where he was recovering from surgery for a broken hip. “He was so solid and a good friend and a real pro,” Madden told The Times in a telephone interview.
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April 16, 2013 |
Pat Summerall, who was half of one of the best known announcing teams in television sportscasting history as John Madden's broadcasting partner for more than two decades of NFL games, has died. He was 82. Summerall, who lived in Southlake, Texas, died Tuesday at a Dallas hospital, where he was recovering from surgery for a broken hip. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell confirmed his death. Known for his deep, resonant voice and a smooth, understated delivery that wasted no words, Summerall worked with Tom Brookshier on the NFL for CBS from 1975 and was paired with Madden in 1981.
November 29, 2012 |
What if you could outsource retirement? "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" took a cast loaded with British talent - Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy among them - to India to find out. The fish-out-of-England romantic comedy did boffo business. With a $10-million budget, it has grossed more than $135 million worldwide since its May release, making it Fox Searchlight's highest-grossing specialty film of 2012. Director John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love,") and writer Ol Parker were in town recently to chat about the film, playing off each other like a seasoned comedy team.
November 5, 2012 |
The drama "Broken" led the way Monday with nine nominations for the British Independent Film Awards, including best film. Rufus Norris was nominated in the debut director and director categories. Also nominated were Tim Roth as lead actor and Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear as supporting actor. Ben Wheatley's "Sightseers" and Peter Strickland's "Berberian Sound Studio" earned seven nominations each. Joining those three titles in the category of best film are "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "The Imposter.
September 6, 2012 |
Will the actors and filmmakers from your favorite movie be making room on their mantels this award season? Or watching the Oscars from afar? Oscar 8-Ball knows all. Throughout the coming months, Gold Standard columnist Glenn Whipp will assess the chances of the films in contention. Maybe that includes "Ted. " Probably it doesn't. Only the magic Oscar 8-Ball knows. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" charmed American audiences and wowed their U.K. counterparts, grossing more than $130 million worldwide since its May release.