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Summer Under the Stars: Robert Mitchum at 100 

“The beauty of that man. He’s so still. He’s moving and he’s not moving.” -Lee Marvin Robert Mitchum was both actor and movie star, and he didn’t care about either. Possibly Hollywood’s best beloved bad boy, he once served time in jail on a marijuana charge. It only enhanced his glamorous bad boy persona. In…… Continue reading Summer Under the Stars: Robert Mitchum at 100 

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To Brooklyn, on her 100th birthday

“My life has been about surviving. Along the way, I also became an artist.” Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was destined for stardom. In The Hornes: An American Family, an inspiring record of family history and achievement, Lena’s daughter Gail Buckley maintained that Lena inherited her star potential. The Hornes were already stars. They weren’t athletes…… Continue reading To Brooklyn, on her 100th birthday

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Dean Martin at 100: Ada (1961)

  Dean Martin was nicknamed the King of Cool, and quite rightly too. Although the former Dino Paul Crocetti of Steubenville, Ohio (the late, incredibly great Don Rickles was not impressed!) is best known for his laid back, easy breezy style and Rat Pack membership, his talents as an actor are overlooked. There will be…… Continue reading Dean Martin at 100: Ada (1961)

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Happy 100th birthday to Olivia de Havilland!

On July 1st, 1916, Olivia Mary de Havilland was born. She marks 100 years on planet Earth, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I know she’s aware that people who’ve never even met her are celebrating the glorious occasion of her birth. She has been here for a century. How privileged are we for…… Continue reading Happy 100th birthday to Olivia de Havilland!