Winning a Best Director Oscar for 1976’s Rocky, Avildsen was one of the top directors of the day. He followed his success of Rocky with directing the movies of the Karate Kid franchise in the 1980s. The Formula Joe The Karate Kid (1984) The Karate Kid Part II (1986) Lean On Me Rocky (also on […]
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An Emmy-nominated actress (for Lonesome Dove and Bastard out of Carolina), Headly found her groove on Chicago stage, where she was part of the Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble from 1979-2005 and won four Jeff Awards for her stage work. And The Band Played On Around the Bend Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Dick Tracy (1990) […]
As both a soloist and a member of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman will be remembered as one of the preeminent Southern rockers. The Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, as well as the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone magazine named him one of […]
As an actor, Merrill was often called the predecessor to Grace Kelly, though she never came close to achieving Kelly’s level of success in the business. But, there was much more to Merrill than just acting. Both her father and her mother were famous for being from moneyed, influential families and Merrill herself married the […]