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Chips Rafferty
CHIPS RAFFERTY MBE (26 March 1909 – 27 May 1971) was an Australian actor. Called "the living symbol of the typical Australian", Rafferty's career stretched from the 1940s until his death in 1971, and during this time he performed regularly in major Australian feature films as well as appearing in British and American productions, including The Overlanders and The Sundowners. He appeared in commercials in Britain during the late 1950s, encouraging British emigration to Australia. CONTENTS * 1 Early days * 2 Film career * 2.1 Forty Thousand Horsemen * 2.2 War service * 2.3 International fame * 2.4 Producer * 2.5 Later career * 3 Death * 4 Honours * 5 Associations * 6 Filmography * 6.1 Unmade projects * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY DAYSHe was born JOHN WILLIAM PILBEAN GOFFAGE in Broken Hill , New South Wales to John Goffage, an English-born stock agent, and Australian-born Violet Maude Joyce
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Tommy Trinder
THOMAS EDWARD TRINDER CBE
CBE
(24 March 1909 – 10 July 1989) known as TOMMY TRINDER, was an English stage, screen and radio comedian of the pre- and post-war years whose catchphrase was 'You lucky people'. CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Filmography * 3 References * 4 External links LIFEBorn at 54 Wellfield Road, Streatham , South London , (a plaque from the Streatham Society marks the spot) on 24 March 1909, the son of Thomas Henry Trinder, a London tram driver from Shilton, Oxfordshire , and his wife Jennie Georgina Harriet Mills, Tommy Trinder
Tommy Trinder
was one of the best-loved comedians in Britain during the period from the late 1930s until the 1960s. He left school early for a job as an errand boy but by the age of 12 was on stage
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Rod Taylor
RODNEY STURT "ROD" TAYLOR (11 January 1930 – 7 January 2015) was an Australian-American actor of film and television. He appeared in over 50 films, more notably the voice of Pongo in One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Australia * 2.2 Hollywood * 2.3 Stardom * 2.4 Later career * 3 Personal life * 4 Death * 5 Filmography * 5.1 Feature films * 5.2 Documentaries * 6 Television * 6.1 As a regular * 6.2 Guest appearances * 7 Theatre credits * 8 References * 9 External links EARLY LIFETaylor was born on 11 January 1930 in Lidcombe , a suburb of Sydney , the only child of William Sturt Taylor, a steel construction contractor and commercial artist, and Mona Taylor (née Thompson), a writer of more than a hundred short stories and children's books
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Eureka Stockade (1949 Film)
A STOCKADE is an enclosure of palisades and tall walls made of logs placed side by side vertically with the tops sharpened as a defensive wall . CONTENTS * 1 As a frontier outpost * 2 As a security fence * 3 As a military prison * 4 As decoration * 5 See also AS A FRONTIER OUTPOST THIS SECTION IS EMPTY. You can help by adding to it . (March 2017) AS A SECURITY FENCE Stockade
Stockade
fortifications were simple forms of defence of military camps or settlements, used since ancient Roman times and earlier. The troops or settlers would build a stockade by clearing a space of woodland and using the trees whole or chopped in half, with one end sharpened on each. They would dig a narrow trench around the area, and stand the sharpened logs side-by-side inside it, encircling the perimeter
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Will Rogers
Will Rogers
Will Rogers
For other uses, see Will Rogers (other) and William Rogers (other)
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Gary Cooper
GARY COOPER (born FRANK JAMES COOPER; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-five years, from 1925 to 1960, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood . His screen persona appealed strongly to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major movie genres. Cooper's ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his appearing natural and authentic on screen. The screen persona he sustained throughout his career represented the ideal American hero. Cooper began his career as a film extra and stunt rider , but soon landed acting roles
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Hedda Hopper
HEDDA HOPPER (born ELDA FURRY; May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist , notorious for feuding with her arch-rival Louella Parsons
Louella Parsons
. She had been a moderately successful actress of stage and screen for years before being offered the chance to write the column Hedda Hopper's Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times in 1938. In the McCarthy era
McCarthy era
she named suspected Communists . Hopper continued to write gossip until the end, her work appearing in many magazines and later on radio
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The Restless And The Damned
DAMNED or THE DAMNED may refer to: * Damnation
Damnation
, a concept of divine punishment and torment, and use of the term as a profanityCONTENTS * 1 Literature * 2 Film * 3 Music * 4 Television * 5 See also * 6 Distinguish from LITERATURE * The Damned (novel) , by French author Joris-Karl Huysmans originally published as Là-Bas in 1891 * The Damned, by John D. MacDonald
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Ricky Nelson
ERIC HILLIARD NELSON (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985) was an American actor, musician, and singer-songwriter. From age eight he starred alongside his family in the radio and television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet . In 1957 he began a long and successful career as a popular recording artist. As one of the top "teen idols" of the 1950s his fame led to a motion picture role co-starring alongside John Wayne
John Wayne
and Dean Martin
Dean Martin
in Howard Hawks
Howard Hawks
's western feature film Rio Bravo (1959). He placed 53 songs on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
between 1957 and 1973 including " Poor Little Fool ", which holds the distinction of being the first #1 song on Billboard magazine's then-newly created Hot 100 chart . He recorded 19 additional Top 10 hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987
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Whiplash
WHIPLASH may refer to: * The long flexible part of a whip * Whiplash (medicine) , a neck injuryCONTENTS * 1 Film and television * 2 Music * 3 Fictional characters * 4 Video games * 5 Other uses FILM AND TELEVISION * Whiplash (1948 film) , a 1948 American film noir * Whiplash (1959 film) Another name for Fiend of Dope Island * Whiplash (1974 film) , a Hong Kong film starring Cheng Pei-pei * Whiplash (2002 film) , a film starring Ernest Borgnine * Whiplash (2014 film)
Whiplash (2014 film)
, a film directed by Damien Chazelle starring Miles Teller and J. K
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Jack Lemmon
JOHN UHLER "JACK" LEMMON III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician. Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins
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Deborah Kerr
DEBORAH KERR CBE (/kɑːr/ ; born DEBORAH JANE KERR-TRIMMER; 30 September 1921 – 16 October 2007) was a Scottish-born film, theatre and television actress. During her career, she won a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the motion picture The King and I (1956) and the Sarah Siddons Award for her performance as Laura Reynolds in the play Tea and Sympathy (a role she originated on Broadway). She was also a three-time winner of the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress . Kerr was nominated six times for the Academy Award for Best Actress , more than any other actress without ever winning
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Robert Mitchum
ROBERT CHARLES DURMAN MITCHUM (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several classic films noir , and is generally considered a forerunner of the antiheroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. His best-known films include Out of the Past (1947), The Night of the Hunter (1955), and Cape Fear (1962). Mitchum is rated number 23 on the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
's list of the greatest male stars of Classic American Cinema
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Ealing Studios
EALING STUDIOS is a television and film production company and facilities provider at Ealing
Ealing
Green in west London. Will Barker bought the White Lodge on Ealing
Ealing
Green in 1902 as a base for film making, and films have been made on the site ever since. It is the oldest continuously working studio facility for film production in the world, and the current stages were opened for the use of sound in 1931. It is best known for a series of classic films produced in the post-WWII years, including Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), Passport to Pimlico (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), and The Ladykillers
The Ladykillers
(1955). The BBC
BBC
owned and filmed at the Studios for forty years from 1955 until 1995
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Peter Finch
FREDERICK GEORGE PETER INGLE FINCH (28 September 1916 – 14 January 1977) was an English-Australian actor. He is best remembered for his role as "crazed" television anchorman Howard Beale in the film Network , which earned him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
, his fifth Best Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts , and a Best Actor award from the Golden Globes . He was the first of two persons to win a posthumous Academy Award in an acting category, and coincidentally also the first of the two Australian actors to have done so, the other being Heath Ledger
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