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ITALIAN/AMERICAN SINGER/ACTRESSES

August 26, 2018 Alan Royle 0

Bernadette Peters                                                                Bernadette and her then boyfriend Steve Martin Singer/actress Bernadette Peters is nicknamed ‘The Queen of Broadway’ and […]

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ITALIAN/AMERICAN SINGERS/ACTORS PT1

August 22, 2018 Alan Royle 2

 Frank Sinatra recording on Capitol   as Maggio in From Here to Eternity    with his wife Ava Gardner There has never been a shortage of Italian/American singer/actors down the decades, so I thought I might write a little about the more accomplished ones. It would be fair to say that […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT7.

May 10, 2018 Alan Royle 4

                                                                              Cindy Morgan                      […]

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Actors marrying other actors – PT 19.

December 20, 2016 Alan Royle 0

      Bobby DARIN                                   Sandra DEE                           (1960 – 67)    divorced Bobby Darin & Sandra Dee   As a struggling songwriter in the legendary Brill Building, Bobby met up and coming singer Connie Francis and fell desperately in love with her. The girl’s strict Italian father refused her permission to […]

Past Oscars PT 5 – (1961-66)

November 16, 2016 Alan Royle 0

    1961               West Side Story – Best Picture                         Maximilian Schell – Best Actor for Judgment at Nuremberg                         George Chakiris – Best Supporting Actor for West Side Story                                                               Except for Fanny, I have seen each of the nominees – West Side Story, Judgment at Nuremberg, […]

The making of ‘West Side Story’ (1961)

April 20, 2016 admin 0

  It has been fifty-five years since Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet was re-located to New York City and transformed into the musical West Side Story. In place of the feuding Montague and Capulet families of Verona we are given two rival New York gangs – the Jets and the Sharks. […]

Did you know? Items of interest Part 2.

August 16, 2015 admin 9

  Mimi Rogers Until 1990 Tom Cruise was a Catholic. In fact, at 18 years of age he studied to become a priest, but changed his mind after one year. His first wife, actress Mimi Rogers, convinced him to renounce Catholicism and embrace the Church of Scientology. In 2003, he […]

CONNIE FRANCIS – Courage through adversity.

August 14, 2015 admin 0

  Connie Francis is a Brooklyn girl, although she was born in Newark, New Jersey. Her mother was visiting relatives in New Jersey and suddenly went into labour while attending an all-night dance marathon. It was 1938, and the future ‘Queen of Song’ was born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero to […]