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What actor-crooner gave Marlon Brando the nickname Mr. Mumbles? Frank Sinatra
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March 6, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
"The Activist" is an earnest but largely melodramatic thriller placed against the 1973 standoff between federal authorities and members of the American Indian Movement in the South Dakota village of Wounded Knee. Writer-director Cyril Morin (who also composed the score) combines real-life and fictional situations and characters to tell this uneven tale of two Native American activists, Marvin (Chadwick E. Brown) and Bud (Michael Spears), who are dubiously arrested and locked up while the Nixon administration attempts to manipulate events - and further a secret political agenda - around the famed occupation.
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July 8, 2004 | From Times wire services
Actor Marlon Brando was cremated after a private memorial service attended by a small group of family members and friends, his attorney said Wednesday. Lawyer David Seeley declined to disclose the site of Monday's service. He said he knew of no plans for a public memorial service. "Marlon was a really private guy and didn't enjoy the media, and his family is trying to honor that in his death," Seeley said. The reclusive Brando died July 1 of lung failure at the age of 80.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2014 | By David Colker
When Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell won the best actor Academy Award in 1962 for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg," he gave a short thank-you speech in which he recalled being questioned by a customs official upon first arriving in the United States. "He was asking me what I was doing here, and I said, 'I'm going to do a film,'" Schell told the glittering crowd in his accented English. "And he said to me, 'Good luck, boy.' And I think that was very unusual for a customs man. And I can tell him now that I had it. " Undoubtedly, Schell, whose family fled the Nazis when he was a boy, made his own luck - not only as a celebrated actor who amassed more than 100 film and TV credits, but also as a director of films, documentaries, plays and opera.
NEWS
July 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Marlon Brando planned to make a shrine out of the room where his daughter's boyfriend was slain, a lawyer said today during a hearing for the actor's son, who is charged with murdering the young Tahitian. Defense attorney Robert Shapiro made the disclosure as he attempted to explain why Brando may have resisted efforts by detectives to reconstruct the crime at the Brando home weeks after the shooting.
NEWS
September 9, 1994 | PAUL D. COLFORD, NEWSDAY
Here are the contendahs . . . In this corner, weighing 2 pounds, 3 ounces and running 468 pages, it's "Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me," the long-awaited autobiography of the enigmatic Marlon Brando. In that corner, weighing 3 pounds, 5 ounces and spanning 1,172 pages, it's "Brando: The Biography," an unauthorized account by Peter Manso, who has been digging for seven years.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1996
Re "Brando's Remarks" (Morning Report, April 8): This is the letter I would send directly to Marlon Brando if I had his current address. Dear Marlon: Having worked with you and known you personally since the 1970s, I am shocked by the latest reporting of your anti "old-time" Jewish remarks. Considering the current rise of hate groups in the U.S. today, why would you give them extra fuel to feed their fire of bigotry? Your incendiary remarks are prime examples of a lack of "sensitivity."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 1990 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The immense Mafioso, shrouded in shadow, tips a tiny cup of espresso between his thick fingers and lifts his face into the light. Are we watching Marlon Brando in "The Godfather"? Not exactly. It's Brando as Carmine Sabatini, the ganglord in "The Freshman." But the voice, the magisterial mannerisms, are virtually the same as Don Corleone's.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2004 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
The year was 1973, and Marlon Brando was still riding the success of his legendary performance in "The Godfather." In a few weeks time, in fact, he would win a second Oscar. On this particular night, though, Brando was secretly ensconced in a back bedroom in the hills above Bel-Air. In a scene that would have made Don Corleone proud, the actor quietly accepted visitors out of view of the celebrity-studded gathering just outside the door.
NEWS
December 22, 1999 | ROY RIVENBURG
Fact-o-Rama: It's our end-of-the-millennium close-out and everything must go! Stock up on these random facts--all 100% true--while supplies last: * For his role as Superman's father in a 1978 movie, Marlon Brando wanted to wear a costume that looked like a giant bagel. The director talked him out of it. * A Washington man has launched Club Hair for G.I. Joe, a service that restores fuzzy hair to balding G.I. Joe dolls.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
When Rita Moreno received a call last summer from SAG-AFTRA co-President Ken Howard, her first thought was that something was wrong. "I was in the car on my Bluetooth and he said, 'Rita, This is Ken Howard.' I said, 'Why the hell are you calling me? Do I owe dues? What's going on?' " When he got a word in edge-wise, Howard told her the reason for the call - Moreno  had been chosen the 50th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award. Morgan Freeman, who starred with Moreno over 40 years ago in the classic PBS kids' series "The Electric Company," will present her with the award during the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday night.
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April 28, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Sally Kellerman does a mean Marlon Brando. "Sally, don't you recognize me or are you playing it cool?" she mumbles in her best brooding tough guy, mimicking one conversation with the actor when, as a struggling actress, she made ends meet by working as a waitress in a Hollywood eatery in the late '50s. ("I waited on more stars than I worked with in my entire career," she adds.) But that's not where her connection to Brando started. Kellerman, who came to fame as the rigid Korean War nurse Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in Robert Altman's 1970 comedy classic "MASH," writes in her new autobiography "Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life" about how she had a crush on Brando as a shy, overweight teenager at Hollywood High.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2012
What actor-crooner gave Marlon Brando the nickname Mr. Mumbles? Frank Sinatra
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February 26, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
If as widely predicted, Woody Allen wins his fourth Academy Award on Sunday, this time for original screenplay for the romantic comedy "Midnight in Paris," an even safer bet will be that Allen won't be there to accept the Oscar. The academy has a long love affair with Allen — a record 23 Oscar nominations, including wins for writing and directing the 1977 best picture winner "Annie Hall" and for his screenplay of 1986's "Hannah and Her Sisters"; 22 of the nominations were for screenplay and directing and one was for lead actor, for "Annie Hall.
BUSINESS
October 20, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A home in Sherman Oaks owned by legendary actor Marlon Brando near the end of his life is on the market at $1,625,000. The nearly three-quarters of an acre property features a diving house that he built for his children, a detached guesthouse, a tennis court and a swimming pool. There are five bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,027 square feet of living space. Brando, who died in 2004 at 80, is listed among the top male actors of all time by the American Film Institute. He won Oscars for his leading roles in "The Godfather" (1972)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2011 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Mary Murphy, a film and television actress best remembered for playing the wholesome small-town girl opposite Marlon Brando's rebellious motorcycle gang leader in "The Wild One," has died. She was 80. Murphy died of heart disease May 4 at her home in Beverly Hills, said her daughter, Stephanie Specht. In "The Wild One," the 1953 film about two rival biker gangs that menace the citizens of a tiny California town, Murphy played Kathie, the daughter of the ineffectual local cop, who captures the attention of Brando's tough guy, Johnny.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2004 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
Interested in a pair of Marlon Brando sunglasses? How about some Brando decorative refrigerator magnets or a mouse pad? Brando shirts, pants, neckwear and underwear? Or would you care to lounge around the house in a Brando kimono? These are just some of the commercial products the estate of the late, two-time Oscar-winning actor has listed in an application for U.S. trademark protection on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
OPINION
June 29, 2005 | Austan Goolsbee, Austan Goolsbee is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business and a senior research fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
I couldn't resist looking at the catalog for this week's auction of Marlon Brando's personal property at Christie's. Although there are certainly some notable things for sale, including annotated copies of his scripts and letters to him from Francis Ford Coppola and Jack Kerouac, anyone looking at the catalog would have to acknowledge that the prices are awfully high for some pretty common junk. Take Lot 156, for example: Brando's bathroom scale.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2011
On her leading men During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Sophia Loren commented on some of the leading men and directors she's worked with over the years: 'Desire Under the Elms' (1958) "It was the first movie I made [in Hollywood]. It was a very dramatic movie with Burl Ives, a beautiful actor. I had a wonderful relationship with him. The drama was a little bit like what we had in Italy. It was a very strong drama and for me at that age I was overwhelmed by doing it, but still interested in trying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Maria Schneider, the French actress who appeared opposite Marlon Brando in "Last Tango in Paris," the 1972 movie whose strong sexual content stirred international controversy, has died. She was 58. Schneider died in Paris on Thursday after a long illness, her family told Agence France Presse. She was a voluptuous, 19-year-old newcomer with long, curly brown hair framing a youthful face when she was cast in writer-director Bernardo Bertolucci's "Last Tango in Paris," in which she played a young engaged Parisian woman looking for an apartment to rent.
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