Remembering Mickey Rooney

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by fillups

Mickey Rooney in Love Finds Andy Hardy Actor, Mickey Rooney (above surrounded by Ann Rutherford, Judy Garland and Lana Turner) died on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was 93. Mickey Rooney's career spanned almost the entire history of movies. His first film was a silent film in 1926 before the first Academy Awards ceremony. He would go on to be the top box office draw in the country and receive four Academy . . . more »

Remembering Mickey Rooney

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by fillups

Mickey Rooney in Love Finds Andy Hardy Actor, Mickey Rooney (above surrounded by Ann Rutherford, Judy Garland and Lana Turner) died on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was 93. Mickey Rooney's career spanned almost the entire history of movies. His first film was a silent film in 1926 before the first Academy Awards ceremony. He would go on to be the top box office draw in the country and receive four Academy . . . more »

Remembering Shirley Temple

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by fillups

Shirley Temple Former child star and US ambassador, Shirley Temple passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014. Whenever I personally think of Shirley Temple, I think of her constant good spirits in the face of adversity. Her good humor and pluck have been a source of inspiration to countless audiences dealing with hard times. The movie work that Shirley Temple is remembered for is largely from the . . . more »

Remembering Shirley Temple

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by fillups

Shirley Temple Former child star and US ambassador, Shirley Temple passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014. Whenever I personally think of Shirley Temple, I think of her constant good spirits in the face of adversity. Her good humor and pluck have been a source of inspiration to countless audiences dealing with hard times. The movie work that Shirley Temple is remembered for is largely from the . . . more »

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by fillups

Philip Seymour Hoffman from Scent of a Woman Actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away on February 2, 2014. I remember vividly the first time I became aware of Philip Seymour Hoffman. I was watching Scent of a Woman (image above) and every time Hoffman put in an appearance as the weasely, cowardly classmate of Chris O'Donnell, I found myself riveted by this minor character. In this film, and so many others, Hoffman brings . . . more »

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by fillups

Philip Seymour Hoffman from Scent of a Woman Actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away on February 2, 2014. I remember vividly the first time I became aware of Philip Seymour Hoffman. I was watching Scent of a Woman (image above) and every time Hoffman put in an appearance as the weasely, cowardly classmate of Chris O'Donnell, I found myself riveted by this minor character. In this film, and so many others, Hoffman brings . . . more »

Remembering Joan Fontaine

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by fillups

Remembering Joan Fontaine October 22nd, 1917 - December 15th 2013 Joan Fontaine died peacefully at her home in Carmel, California at the age of 96. She won the Academy Award for Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion. Fontaine's sister, Olivia de Havilland was nominated and lost to Fontaine that evening which started stories of a vicious rivalry between the sisters when Fontaine turned away de Havilland's congratulations. The . . . more »

Remembering Joan Fontaine

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by fillups

Remembering Joan Fontaine October 22nd, 1917 - December 15th 2013 Joan Fontaine died peacefully at her home in Carmel, California at the age of 96. She won the Academy Award for Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion. Fontaine's sister, Olivia de Havilland was nominated and lost to Fontaine that evening which started stories of a vicious rivalry between the sisters when Fontaine turned away de Havilland's congratulations. The . . . more »

Remembering Judy Rodgers

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by fillups

Chef Judy Rodgers Chef Judy Rodgers, one of the chefs who made the Bay Area a culinary landmark, passed away on December 2, 2013. When Judy Rodgers took over the Zuni Cafe she transformed the southwestern style eatery into a showcase for the simple elegant food that characterizes California Cuisine. While Rodgers was clearly influenced by her work at Chez Panisse with the legendary Alice Waters, she developed . . . more »

Remembering Judy Rodgers

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by fillups

Chef Judy Rodgers Chef Judy Rodgers, one of the chefs who made the Bay Area a culinary landmark, passed away on December 2, 2013. When Judy Rodgers took over the Zuni Cafe she transformed the southwestern style eatery into a showcase for the simple elegant food that characterizes California Cuisine. While Rodgers was clearly influenced by her work at Chez Panisse with the legendary Alice Waters, she developed . . . more »

Remembering Seamus Heaney

Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2013 by fillups

Poet Seamus Heaney The fact that the Irish poet Seamus Heaney's passing is news all over the world points to one of the unique aspects of his career. He is a modern poet that people actually read. Very, very few modern poets can lay claim to that particular accomplishment. Many poets, critics and readers have called him the greatest poet of our time. When he won the 1995 . . . more »

Remembering Seamus Heaney

Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2013 by fillups

Poet Seamus Heaney The fact that the Irish poet Seamus Heaney's passing is news all over the world points to one of the unique aspects of his career. He is a modern poet that people actually read. Very, very few modern poets can lay claim to that particular accomplishment. Many poets, critics and readers have called him the greatest poet of our time. When he won the 1995 . . . more »

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