Category Archives: actresses

The Mary Tyler Moore Show – Mary singing One for my baby

This 4 minute scene from the Mary Tyler Moore show illustrates just how good she was as an actress and comedienne. Mary, who was an excellent singer, acts here as a bad singer. Not easy to do. Ed Asner as Lou Grant does a masterful job as well in the scene.




Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore passed away today at age 80. In addition to being a talented actress and comedienne who starred in two classic TV shows, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Mary Tyler Moore Show”, she was a well respected producer of many television series as part of her MTM Productions. She was a talented singer and dancer as well. Mary Tyler Moore had been battling health issues for many years.




Remembering Debbie Reynolds

The legendary actress, singer and entertainer Debbie Reynolds passed away on December 29th one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher passed away. I had the pleasure of talking with Debbie on WSRQ radio in 2008. Here is the “Big Band Files” show featuring some songs of Debbie Reynolds and our conversation.




Actress Lindsay Wagner brings Bionic memories to Florida

(Sarasota, FL) For one night only on Friday, August 26th, 2016, Emmy award-winning actress Lindsay Wagner comes to Fort Walton Beach, FL for a fun and unique trip down memory lane.

“More than a Bionic Woman”: An Evening with Lindsay Wagner promises to be a night of heart-warming and hilarious anecdotes from a career spanning over four decades by one of the world’s most popular actresses.

Lindsay first came to prominence in the critically acclaimed role of Susan Fields in Oscar-winning movie The Paper Chase, but she received worldwide recognition when she broke the mold for women on television with her iconic portrayal of Jaime Sommers. As she collaborated with the writers, “The Bionic Woman” became an inspiration around the world and in 1977 Lindsay won the Emmy for “Best Actress in a Dramatic Role”. This was followed by over 40 TV movies, 5 mini-series and several feature films and specials.

Lindsay Wagner provides a rare and unique insight into the life of an internationally renowned Hollywood actress, including questions from the audience.

On Sunday afternoon, August 28th, Lindsay Wagner will hold an acting master class. The four-hour class is for
beginning actors as well as experienced actors who would like to refine their craft.

Lindsay will guide you into greater authenticity and spontaneity, help you access emotions, learn stress reduction techniques, heighten creative awareness and share with you the realizations and tools that she has found are crucial to achieving a high level of performance.

Both events will be held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE in Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548. Friday’s program begins at 7PM EDT. Tickets are $40. Sunday’s master class begins at 1:30 PM EDT. Registration is $75. Visit https://www.emeraldcoastconventioncenter.com for more information.

Please view my interview with Lindsay Wagner:







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Remembering actress Beth Howland





Beth Howland was a talented actress who worked in television and on the Broadway stage. She was best known for her role as Vera on the 1970’s sitcom “Alice”. She passed away at 74 today. Here’s part of her performance in the 1970 production of “Company”.



Remembering Patty Duke






Patty Duke passed away at age 69 today. She was a talented actress and advocate for those suffering with depression.



Sarasota Film Festival To Present Sophia Loren With Legend Award





(Sarasota, FL) The Sarasota Film Festival today announced they will present Oscar winning actress Sophia Loren with the 2016 Legend Award, as part of the 2015/ 2016 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Season. “An Evening with Sophia Loren,” will take place Thursday, March 31st at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Florida.

Each year the Sarasota Film Festival recognizes an iconic performer, past recipients have included Kevin Bacon, Charlize Theron, Robert Altman, Felicity Huffman, Kevin Kline, Sidney Pollack, Stanley Tucci, Rachel Weisz, Jane Seymour, and many others. The Sarasota Film Festival will present Sophia Loren with the prestigious SFF Legend Award, followed by an intimate and rare on stage conversation between Sophia Loren and Entertainment Tonight Correspondent Bill Harris. The event will mark the kickoff of the 2016 Sarasota Film Festival, which celebrates opening night on April 1st and continues through April 10th.

Sophia Loren remains one of the most celebrated stars of our time, having received a Best Actress Academy Award in 1962 for her performance in LA CIOCIARA and an Honorary Academy Award in 1991 for her outstanding career. Some of her ground-breaking films include, IT STARTED IN NAPLES, MATRIMONIO ALL’ITALIANA and PRET-A-PORTER.
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“What an honor it is for the Sarasota Film Festival to bestow our Legend Award to the incredible, world -renowned talent, Sophia Loren,” said Mark Famiglio, President of the Sarasota Film Festival. “Sophia’s legacy and work is a true representation of the arts and culture that we strive to bring to this community year after year. As we enter our 18th festival, there is no better way to celebrate than to recognize the iconic Ms. Loren.”

More details including the full line-up for the Sarasota Film Festival will be announced in the coming weeks. For more detailed information or for tickets please visit: http://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com.

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Interview with David Heeley co-author In The Company of Legends


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