This is the grave of Dudley Moore. Born in London in 1935 to a working class family, Moore had physical aliments from his birth, resulting in his short height, a bad leg, and kids making fun of him. B
This is the grave of Simone Signoret and Yves Montand. Both born in 1921 and both leading lights among postwar French acting, even though neither were born in France, Signoret was born Simone Henriett
This is the grave of Max Ophüls. Max Oppenheimer was born in 1902 in Saarbrücken, Germany to a textile manufacturer. The family was quite well-off and so when young Max started his acting career, he
I was lucky enough to be on The Sound and the Furious Podcast last week, with scholars seeking to combine academia and pop culture in ways that reach out to a broad audience. The subject was “Th
As you may have seen, Milos Forman has died. Ultimately, his career is defined by a couple of great movies, followed by a series of solid but not spectacular Hollywood productions. Nothing wrong with
This is the grave of Bruce and Brandon Lee. Bruce Lee was born in 1940 in San Francisco. His actual name was Lee Jun-Fan, but from birth, he was known as Bruce. His father was a well-known Chinese ope
This is the grave of Hal Roach. Born in 1892 in Elmira, New York, he traveled around as a young man and ended up in Hollywood in 1912. He got involved in film and appeared in some silents. Then he got
This is the grave of Hugh Marlowe. Born Hugh Hipple in Philadelphia in 1911, Marlowe moved to California as a young man. He got quite a bit of theater and stage work in the late 30s and into the 40s.