13 posts categorized "DORIS DAY"

Jul 20 2014
James Garner, TV Icon, Dies @ 86 Comments (0)

James-GarnerApril 7, 1928—July 19, 2014

James Garner, famous for his roles on Maverick [1957—1962 + an '80s revival and an appearance in the big-screen Mel Gibson (b. January 3, 1956) version in 1994] and The Rockford Files (1974—1980 + TV movies thereafter)—not to mention as one half of the most beloved TV pitch-couple of all time, with Mariette Hartley (b. June 21, 1940), for Polaroid—has died at 86.

Garner-ShirtlessGarner was at his best playing anti-heroes and men with a sardonic view of life. He was handsome for sure, but always had an ironic smirk about it—he was no mere slab of beefcake. His terrific sense of comedy played against his good looks, making him funnily sexy and sexily funny.

Doris Day (b. April 3, 1924) has frequently cited him as her favorite leading man—they did The Thrill of It All and Move Over, Darling [the latter being the aborted last film of Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926—August 5, 1962), Something's Got to Give] together in 1963—and indeed, he was one of those actors about whom nothing bad was seemingly ever said.

Garner-DayWith Day at the premiere of The Thrill of It All

James GarnerGarner worked steadily from the '50s through the mid-'00s. Along with his indelible TV characters, he made big impressions in films, especially The Americanization of Emily (1964) with Julie Andrews (b. October 1, 1935), in the comic westerns Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) and Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971), as a man in love with a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman (Andrews again) in Victor Victoria (1982) and in his Oscar-nominated role opposite Sally Field (b. November 6, 1946) in 1985's Murphy's Romance. His last noteworthy film role was in The Notebook (2004), and his last big TV role was on 8 Simple Rules (2003—2005).

James Garner-1As the guy who would be nowhere without his answering machine.

Garner had been in failing health and never worked again after suffering a stroke in 2008.

1367943546131273_animateGood-bye to a class act!

 
Apr 07 2014
Need To Know: Obama Girl Power, Day Sera Sera, Mustache Ride On Time, Mariah Not Keeping Up With The Kardashians + MORE! Comments (0)

Dongs-All-Over-the-WorldThere's a kind of bush/Al over the world...tonight...

*widget boy cultureObama to sign executive orders on equal pay for women. Doris-Day-Jackie-Joseph-Lawrence

*widget boy cultureVideo from inside Doris's big Day!

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*widget boy cultureWoman freezes to death in morgue?

*widget boy cultureStay AWAY from Shakira.

*widget boy cultureMissy Elliott readies comeback album.

*widget boy cultureMariah Carey, great in bed, doesn't know who Kim Kardashian is.

*widget boy cultureLeee Black Childers, NYC Underground shooter, dies.

*widget boy cultureFrank Bruni also thinks we should be tolerant of intolerance.

*widget boy cultureSeinfeld actor dies at 50.

*widget boy cultureLadies of SNL seek "Dongs All Over the World" (after the jump)...

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Apr 05 2014
Seizing The Doris Day Comments (0)

DOrisDoris day on April 4, 2014, by Jackie Joseph-Lawrence

Doris-DayDoris Day, who has been downright reclusive for much of her eighties, made a surprise appearance at this weekend's festivities marking her ninetieth birthday. Last night, she attended a tribute dinner for fans and friends in support of the Doris Day Animal Foundation.

She looked, as you can see from this lovely cell snap above by the actress Jackie Joseph-Lawrence and the shot at right from The Judy Garland Experience, radiant at 90!

Closer-Doris-DayDay also released an official photo, and appeared on her balcony when fans came to serenade her, waving to them warmly.

Following hot on the heels of her engaging chat with TCM's Robert Osborne, in which she flirted with the idea of working again, it's hard not to hope that she finds some way to do a role in a movie sometime, or a TV cameo. She's a treasure, so it's nice to see her out and about.

She's even landed a magazine cover in the UK, but this link has a few ridiculously mislabeled photos that show her in the '60s but that are said to have been from the '00s.

 
Apr 04 2014
Doris Day Turns 90 Comments (0)

Doris-Day

Happy 90th birthday to Doris Day...she's got to be one of the greatest living stars—music, movies, TV. If not #1, she's right up there.

 
Apr 03 2014
Go Ahead...Make My Doris Day Comments (0)

Doris-Day

Robert Osborne of TCM interviews Doris Day by phone in advance of her ninetieth birthday...

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