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Sylvia Sidney
Sylvia Sidney
Sylvia Sidney
(born Sophia Kosow; August 8, 1910 – July 1, 1999) was an American actress of stage, screen and film, with a career spanning over 70 years, who first rose to prominence in dozens of leading roles in the 1930s. Sidney later on came to be best known for her role as The Maitlands' afterlife case worker, Juno, in Tim Burton's 1988 hit comedy film Beetlejuice. She won a Saturn Award
Saturn Award
as Best Supporting Actress for her performance
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The Bronx, New York
York
York
(/ˈjɔːrk/ ( listen)) is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The municipality is the traditional county town of the historic county of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
to which it gives its name. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities making it a popular tourist destination. The city was founded by the Romans as Eboracum
Eboracum
in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province
Roman province
of Britannia Inferior, and later of the kingdoms of Northumbria
Northumbria
and Jórvík
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Fredric March
Fredric March
Fredric March
(born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel; August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a "distinguished stage actor and one of Hollywood's most celebrated, versatile stars of the 1930s and 40s."[1][2] He won the Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) and The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives
(1946), as well as the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for Years Ago (1947) and Long Day's Journey into Night (1956). March is the only actor to have won both the Academy Award
Academy Award
and the Tony Award twice.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Tributes 5 Filmography and awards 6 Radio appearances 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksEarly life[edit] March was born in Racine, Wisconsin, the son of Cora Brown Marcher (1863–1936), a schoolteacher, and John F
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Helen Morgan
Helen Morgan
Helen Morgan
(August 2, 1900 – October 9, 1941) was an American singer and actress who worked in films and on the stage. A quintessential torch singer, she made a big splash in the Chicago club scene in the 1920s. She starred as Julie LaVerne in the original Broadway production of Hammerstein and Kern's musical Show Boat
Show Boat
in 1927, as well as in the 1932 Broadway revival of the musical, and appeared in two film adaptations, a part-talkie made in 1929 (prologue only) and a full-sound version made in 1936, becoming firmly associated with the role. She suffered from bouts of alcoholism, and despite her notable success in the title role of another Hammerstein and Kern's Broadway musical, Sweet Adeline (1929), her stage career was relatively short. Helen Morgan
Helen Morgan
died of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 41
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Anthology Series
An anthology series is a radio, television or book series that presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode or season/series. These usually have a different cast each week, but several series in the past, such as Four Star Playhouse, employed a permanent troupe of character actors who would appear in a different drama each week
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Playhouse 90
Playhouse 90
Playhouse 90
is an American television anthology drama series that aired on CBS
CBS
from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. The show was produced at CBS
CBS
Television City in Los Angeles, California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s usually were hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual: a weekly series of hour-and-a-half-long dramas rather than 60-minute plays.Contents1 Background 2 Writers 3 John Frankenheimer 4 Live to tape 5 Television listings 6 Source for films 7 Awards 8 References 9 External linksBackground[edit] The producers of the show were Martin Manulis, John Houseman, Russell Stoneman, Fred Coe, Arthur Penn, and Hubbell Robinson. The leading director was John Frankenheimer
John Frankenheimer
(27 episodes), followed by Franklin Schaffner (19 episodes)
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CBS
CBS
CBS
(an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language
English language
commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building
CBS Building
in New York City with major production facilities and operations in New York City (at the CBS
CBS
Broadcast Center) and Los Angeles (at CBS
CBS
Television City and the CBS
CBS
Studio Center). CBS
CBS
is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network", in reference to the company's iconic logo, in use since 1951. It has also been called the "Tiffany Network", alluding to the perceived high quality of CBS programming during the tenure of William S
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Les Misérables (1952 Film)
LES
LES
may refer to: Space flight[edit]Launch Entry Suit, worn by Space Shuttle crews Launch Escape System, for spacecraft emergencies Lunar Escape Systems, a proposed escape from the moon if the Apollo Lunar Module had any major problems Lincoln Experimental Satellite
Lincoln Experimental Satellite
series, launched in the 1960s and 1970sBiology and medicine[edit]Lazy Eye Syndrome, or amblyopia, a disorder in the human optic nerve The Liverpool epidemic strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lower esophageal sphincterOther uses[edit]Lake-effect snow Large eddy simulation, a mathematical modelling of turbulence Law Enforcement Sensitive, a US information security classification Leave and Earnings Statement, a monthly statement given to members of the US military L.E.S
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Fantine
Factory worker ProstituteSignificant other(s) Félix TholomyèsChildren Cosette
Cosette
(daughter)Relatives Marius Pontmercy
Marius Pontmercy
(son-in-law)Nationality French Fantine
Fantine
is a fictional character in Victor Hugo's 1862 novel Les Misérables. She is a young orphaned grisette in Paris
Paris
who becomes pregnant by a rich student. After he abandons her, she is forced to look after their child, Cosette, on her own. Originally a pretty and naïve girl, Fantine
Fantine
is eventually forced by circumstances to become a prostitute, selling her hair and front teeth, losing her beauty and health. The money she earns is sent to support her daughter. Fantine
Fantine
became an archetype of self-abnegation and devoted motherhood. Possibly due to her status as an orphan, Hugo never labels her with a surname
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Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer
Esophageal cancer
is cancer arising from the esophagus—the food pipe that runs between the throat and the stomach.[2] Symptoms often include difficulty in swallowing and weight loss.[1] Other symptoms may include pain when swallowing, a hoarse voice, enlarged lymph nodes ("glands") around the collarbone, a dry cough, and possibly coughing up or vomiting blood.[1] The two main sub-types of the disease are esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma (often abbreviated to ESCC),[9] which is more common in the de
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Fritz Lang
Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor.[2] One of the best-known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute.[3] His most famous films include the groundbreaking futuristic Metropolis (1927) and the also influential M (1931), a film noir precursor that he made before he moved to the United States.Contents1 Life and career1.1 Early life 1.2 Expressionist films: the Weimar years (1918–1933) 1.3 Emigration 1.4 Hollywood
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My Three Sons
My Three Sons
My Three Sons
is an American sitcom. The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and moved to CBS
CBS
until the end of its run on April 13, 1972. My Three Sons
My Three Sons
chronicles the life of widower and aeronautical engineer Steven Douglas (Fred MacMurray) as he raises his three sons. The series originally featured William Frawley
William Frawley
(who'd first co-starred with MacMurray 25 years earlier in the movie Car 99) as the boys' live-in maternal grandfather and maid, William Michael Francis "Bub" O'Casey. William Demarest, playing Bub's brother, "Charley", replaced Frawley in 1965 due to Frawley's illness. In September 1965, eldest son Mike (Tim Considine) married, and his character was written out of the show. To keep the emphasis on "three sons", original youngest son Chip's friend Ernie was adopted
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Alfred Hitchcock
Sir
Sir
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE
KBE
(13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. He directed 53 feature films[a] in a career spanning six decades, becoming as well-known as any of his actors thanks to his many interviews, his cameo roles in most of his films, and his hosting of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1965). Born on the outskirts of London, Hitchcock entered the film industry in 1919 as a title card designer after training as a technical clerk and copy writer for a telegraph-cable company
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Academy Award
MoonlightBest Picture The Shape of WaterThe Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars,[1] are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The sculpture was created by George Stanley.[2] The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.[3][4] The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online.[5] The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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Variety Show
Variety shows, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is entertainment made up of a variety of acts including musical performances, sketch comedy, magic, acrobatics, juggling, and ventriloquism. It is normally introduced by a compère (master of ceremonies) or host. The variety format made its way from Victorian era stage to radio and then television. Variety shows were a staple of anglophone television from the late 1940s into the 1980s. While still widespread in some parts of the world, the proliferation of multichannel television and evolving viewer tastes affected the popularity of variety shows in the United States
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NBC
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza
30 Rockefeller Plaza
in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles
Los Angeles
(at 10 Universal City Plaza), and Chicago
Chicago
(at the NBC
NBC
Tower). The network is part of the Big Three television networks. NBC
NBC
is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting
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