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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.

http://metalsludge.tv/rip-tawny-kitaen- ... ead-at-59/
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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/

How did I miss this news until just today?
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