April 25, 2011
'Carnal Knowledge' Ann-Margret was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar in Mike Nichols' controversial 1971 drama. She stole the film as Susan, a party girl who enters into a horrific relationship with a womanizer (Jack Nicholson). 'Tommy' The actress picked up a Golden Globe and lead actress Oscar nod as pinball wizard Tommy's (Roger Daltrey) outrageous mother in Ken Russell's electric 1975 adaptation of the Who's seminal rock opera. 'Viva Las Vegas' Ann-Margret reunited with her "Bye Bye Birdie" director, George Sidney, for this rollicking 1964 Elvis Presley musical in which she plays swimming instructor Rusty Martin, who is romanced by Presley's Grand Prix racer, Lucky.
March 14, 2011
This TV and movie star, who turns 56 on Saturday, was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. Who is he? Bruce Willis
September 1, 2011
Answer: This mass movie quiz and concert presented by the American Film Institute and hosted by Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy!" tests its audience's knowledge of Hollywood trivia. Question: What is "The Big Picture"? Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave, L.A. 7:30 p.m. Sun. $11-158. (323) 850-2000. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com
February 23, 2012 |
Angels assistant equipment manager and trivia savant Shane Demmitt won the MLB Network's "Baseball IQ" game show, defeating New York Mets statistical analyst Ben Baumer in the final round, which aired Thursday night on the network. By winning the competition, which began with 32 players, including one from each of the 30 major league clubs, Demmitt earned $45,000 for the Angels Baseball Foundation. Demmitt beat Chuck Morgan, the Texas Rangers senior vice president of ballpark entertainment, in the first round and Tony Blengino, the Seattle Mariners' special assistant to the general manager in the second round.
February 24, 2012 |
Tempe, Ariz. -- Shane Demmitt, the Angels' assistant equipment manager and trivia savant, was the featured attraction in Friday morning's daily team meeting, as Manager Mike Scioscia presented him with the Wimbledon-like trophy he received for winning the MLB Network's "Baseball IQ" game show. A large contingent of club officials, fellow clubhouse employees and a handful of players joined Demmitt at a Tempe-area restaurant to watch him beat New York Mets statistical analyst Ben Baumer in the final round, which aired Thursday night.
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January 21, 2010 |
Bart Andrews, a prolific author of TV trivia tomes who wrote "The 'I Love Lucy' Book," an early definitive appreciation of the classic sitcom, has died. He was 64. Andrews died Dec. 26 at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center following a heart attack, said his sister, Cathy LaGreca. After a series of strokes, he had moved four years ago from West Hollywood to a nursing home in Los Angeles. "He was the first guy to ever write a history of the 'Lucy' show. It was the first book," said Lucie Arnaz, daughter of the program's stars, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.