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LEAN ON ME, director John Avildsen, on-set, 1989, ©Warner Bros. /

In Memory of John G. Avildsen: 1935-2017

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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FILE - In this April 5, 2012 file photo, actress Glenne Headly arrives at the private reception for the "Alan Cumming Snaps" fine art photography collection in West Hollywood, Calif. Headly, an early member of the renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company who went on to star in films and on TV, died Thursday night, according to her agent. She was 62. No cause of death or location was immediately available. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

In Memory of Glenne Headly: 1955-2017

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) […]

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In Memory of Gregg Allman: 1947-2017

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 […]

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In Memory of Dina Merrill: 1923-2017

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 […]

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