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Oh no, I loved her in Moonstruck and Steel Magnolias
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OldAle1 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 8:52 pm Her long film career began with a role in Gregory Markopoulos' experimental Twice a Man in 1964
Oh wow, I had no idea that was her debut...
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prodigalgodson wrote: May 3rd, 2021, 11:14 pm
OldAle1 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 8:52 pm Her long film career began with a role in Gregory Markopoulos' experimental Twice a Man in 1964
Oh wow, I had no idea that was her debut...
Yep. She was apparently very proud of her Greek heritage, and felt a certain amount of discrimination growing up, and I'd imagine she was attracted to working with other actors and filmmakers of Greek extraction - and the numbers probably weren't enormous, so it fits. And she did some rather avant-garde work in theater - Brecht and such. But if somebody only knew her from Moonstruck and then watched the Markopoulos film I think they'd get quite a shock :lol:
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Tawny Kitaen, 59, American actress. Never a big star exactly, but forum-ites of a certain age may remember her from several music video appearances, mostly for Whitesnake songs (she was dating the lead singer for a while), and her first two films, both from 1984, are a sometime cult favorite (Gwendoline) and an early starring role for Hollywood's Mr. Nice Guy Tom Hanks (Bachelor Party). She was apparently something of a hair-metal groupie, appearing also on the cover of this Ratt album:

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No cause of death listed yet, but looking at the bits of her life noted on Wiki for the last 20 years, drugs and domestic violence seem to play a major role, so her relatively young age at the time of her passing may prove to be sadly unsurprising.

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Oh boy, I remember her from the Whitesnake video "Here I Go Again" writhing/dancing across a car or two. Makes no sense but 14 year old me could not care less.

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I saw Gwendoline for the first time last year, and it's one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. It also has a surprisingly good synth score, which you can hear here (along with some images from the movie that give you a sense of how ridiculous it is):



I can't say Tawny Kitaen had a great performance in Gwendoline, but she did fine with the ditzy sex kitten ingenue role she was handed. She also had a memorable guest appearance on Seinfeld as a ... ditzy sex kitten ingenue who inspires an internal battle between Jerry's brain and Jerry's penis:

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Based on her recent photos, I'm guessing she died of excessive plastic surgery.
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Ebbywebby wrote: May 8th, 2021, 5:55 pm Based on her recent photos, I'm guessing she died of excessive plastic surgery.
That's how Kanye's mom died. Well, botched plastic surgery.
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WalterNeff wrote: May 12th, 2021, 1:45 am Norman Lloyd, 106 https://www.npr.org/2021/05/11/97598670 ... ies-at-106
One of the last of the prewar actors. I'll never forget this scene:

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blocho wrote: May 12th, 2021, 1:56 am
WalterNeff wrote: May 12th, 2021, 1:45 am Norman Lloyd, 106 https://www.npr.org/2021/05/11/97598670 ... ies-at-106
One of the last of the prewar actors. I'll never forget this scene:

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RIP. I believe he was the last surviving member of Orson Welles' and John Houseman's Mercury Theater. Another link to the past severed.

And that scene from Saboteur... pretty cool. His first film, too - there's a memorable entry into film for sure.
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https://variety.com/2021/film/news/rich ... 234949534/

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Charles Grodin, American actor, 86. Primarily a comic actor, and usually in supporting roles, the Pittsburgh-born Grodin made his first real impact in a starring role as the obsessive, newly married man lusting after perfect blonde Cybill Shepherd while on his honeymoon in The Heartbreak Kid (1972); he also starred in Albert Brooks' first feature Real Life (1978) and with Robert De Niro in an archetypal hit buddy action-comedy film, Midnight Run (1988). He also wrote several plays and books of humorous autobiography.

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I watched The Heartbreak Kid for the first time last year, and Grodin was great in that. Always loved seeing him on screen.
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Paul Mooney, comedian, dead at 79. A stand-up comedian and comedy writer, known for his writing collaborations for Richard Pryor’s comedy albums and The Richard Pryor Show, he also acted in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, and more recently he’s probably best known for a few hilarious appearances on Chappelle’s Show.

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Kentaro Miura, 54, of anime fame for Berserk:

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Fuck. Son of the White Mare and Janos Vitez are amazing. Been meaning to see his other two features.
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Marcell Jankovics deserves to be renowned as one of the world's great animation directors on the basis of Son of the White Mare and Johnny Corncob on their own. His comebacks in the 21st century were still good, with some spectacular moments, but they felt a little cheaper. It is a tragedy he could not produce more in hisbprime/be afforded larger budgets later.
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B.J. Thomas, American singer, 78. Film people will certainly be most likely to know him for "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", the Burt Bacharach/Hal David tune that won the Oscar for Best Song for it's appearance in 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and spent 4 weeks at #1 on the American pop charts in January 1970. Other familiar songs to those who grew up in the 70s would include his original version of "Hooked on a Feeling" (covered more famously by Blue Swede) and "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song". His career as a singer in pop, country and gospel lasted from the early 1960s through the early 2010s.

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Gavin MacLeod, American actor and Christian evangelist, 90. MacLeod got his start in small parts and guest shots on a variety of TV programs in the late 50s, and though he made several films, it's TV for which he will certainly be remembered. His portrayal of sarcastic news writer Murray Slaughter on Mary Tyler Moore (1970-77) earned him two Golden Globe nominations, and his lead role as Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat (1977-87) got him three more nominations. In the 1980s he became a born-again Christian and spent most of the subsequent decades preaching with his wife about the decline of morality in America.

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Clarence Williams III, 81

American actor best known for his starring role in the TV show The Mod Squad from 1968 to 1973. He also had small roles in a variety of movies such as Purple Rain, Half Baked, The General's Daughter, American Gangster, and The Butler.
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Revaz Gabriadze, 84

Georgian writer and director. I've only seen one of his works, but it made an impression: Kin-dza-dza! (the greatest Soviet sci-fi comedy ever made in color).
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Libuše Šafránková, 68 (just 2 days after her birthday!), Czech actress.

Her fairy tale movie Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973) is wildly popular in German-speaking countries and a staple for the Christmas season, being repeatedly screened on TV. Wikipedia says that might be true for many other European countries; I don't know if this Aschenbrödel adaptation is comparably famous out there, let alone in the US. The story on which it is based upon is surely most popularized through Disney's Cinderella (1950).
Another popular and more ICM-relevant film from the 90s with Šafránková would be Kolja (1996) which won the Academy Award for foreign film - didn't even know she starred there. Good chance to catch up, maybe. (And with Kin-Dza-Dza as well)
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Ned Beatty, 83, natural causes
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One of those very familiar faces of my movie watching life. Hardly ever the lead but often there somewhere! RIP
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Torgo wrote: June 13th, 2021, 11:21 pm Ned Beatty, 83, natural causes
He'll be remembered mostly for Network and Deliverance, but I can't think of a movie I saw him in where he didn't deliver a good performance.
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