Tag: December 24

William Makepeace Thackeray

(1811–1863) Works: • A Little Dinner at Timmins’s (English) • Ballads (English) • Barry Lyndon (English) • Burlesques (English) • Catherine: a Story (English) • Doctor Birch and His Young Friends (English) • George Cruikshank (English) • Henry Esmondin historia…

Charles Durning

(1923–2012) Charles Edward Durning Filmography as Actor: Tootsie 1982 Director: Sydney Pollack Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange   Born February 28 1923 Highland Falls, NY (USA) Died December 24 2012 Manhattan, New York, NY (USA) Occupation Actor Awards Golden Globe Hollywood Walk of…

Ava Gardner

(1922–1990) Ava Lavinia Gardner   Born December 24 1922 Grabtown, NC (USA) Died January 25 1990 Westminster, London (England) Cause of death Pneumonia Husband (1942-1943) Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) Husband (1945-1946) Artie Shaw (1910-2004) Husband (1951-1957) Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) Boyfriend (1956) Walter Chiari…

Franz Waxman

(1906–1967) Franz Wachsmann Filmography as Composer: Rebecca 1940 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine     The Philadelphia Story 1940 Director: George Cukor Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn     Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1941 Director: Victor Fleming Starring: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman     Suspicion…

Bernard Herrmann

(1911–1975) Max ‘Benny’ Herman Filmography as Composer: Citizen Kane 1941 Director: Orson Welles Starring: Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore     Vertigo 1958 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak     The Birds 1963 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor     Marnie…

Michael Curtiz

(1886–1962) Mihály Kertész Filmography as Director: Casablanca 1942 Director: Michael Curtiz Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman   Born December 24 1886 Budapest (Hungary) Died April 10 1962 Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (USA) Cause of death Cancer Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Occupation Film director Award…

John (England)

(1166–1216) John Lackland, Jean sans Terre King of England (1199–1216) Lord of Ireland (1177–1216) Count of Poitiers (1199–1204) Duke of Normandy (1199–1204) Duke of Aquitaine (1199–1216) John Lackland in Literature: • Shakespeare, William (1564-1616): King John (1596) John Lackland in Film: The Lion in…

Peter Lawford

(1923–1984) Peter Sydney Ernest Ayden Filmography as Actor: Little Women 1949 Director: Mervyn LeRoy Starring: June Allyson, Peter Lawford   Born September 7 1923 London (England) Died December 24 1984 Los Angeles, CA (USA) Cause of death Kidney failure Wife (1954-1966)…

Rossano Brazzi

(1916–1994) Filmography as Actor: Little Women 1949 Director: Mervyn LeRoy Starring: June Allyson, Peter Lawford     Three Coins in the Fountain 1954 Director: Jean Negulesco Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire   Born September 18 1916 Bologna (Italia) Died December 24 1994 Roma…

Empress Elisabeth of Austria

(1837–1898) Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Herzogin in Bayern Empress consort of Austria (1854-1898) Queen consort of Hungary (1854-1898) Queen consort of Croatia (1854-1898) Queen consort of Bohemia (1854-1898) Queen consort of Lombardy-Venetia (1854-1866) Filmography: Ludwig 1972 Director: Luchino Visconti Starring: Helmut…