Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Remembering Great Stars Lost This Year - Video

From Turner Classic Movies:

Our way of honoring those great actors, actresses & filmmakers who've made our lives richer with their talent & imagination. We'll always remember you.

Once again, this year has seen the loss of beloved actors whom TCM was unable to honor with a full programming tribute. So we are taking this opportunity to show a key film from the career of each of the following splendid performers.

Dashing Louis Jourdan, born in 1921, died on Valentine's Day after more than 50 years as a film actor, though he is probably best remembered for the romantic leading-man image epitomized in Gigi (1958). Sultry Lizabeth Scott, born in 1922, was a leading light of film noir and gave her definitive performance as a femme fatale in Too Late for Tears (1949). Versatile Theodore Bikel, born in 1924, was an accomplished musician as well as a skilled actor who won an Oscar® nomination for his role in The Defiant Ones (1958), playing a sympathetic but determined Southern sheriff. Winsome Coleen Gray, born in 1922, often shone as the "good girl" in films noir including Kansas City Confidential (1952), in which she is the love interest of beleaguered ex-con John Payne. Voluptuous Anita Ekberg, born in 1931, enjoyed her first star part in Back from Eternity (1956), playing a sexy showgirl stranded in a South American jungle inhabited by headhunters! Sophisticated Betsy Drake, born in 1923, was a model before starring alongside Cary Grant in her film debut in the romantic comedy Every Girl Should Be Married (1948); she became his third wife the following year.

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