Donna S.'s blog

Celeste Holm (1917-2012)

Celeste Holm’s passing this week was a particularly sad occasion.  Yet another link to Hollywood past has gone with her.  Beginning her movie career in the 1940s, Holm was already a star on Broadway, originating the role of Ado Annie in the stage production of Oklahoma!  Once she settled in Hollywood, however, Holm stayed, working up until the end in film and television. 

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Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)

His career spanned over 60 years.  And when you look at the list of movies and TV shows he did, it appears he didn’t have much time off.  But those years in front of the camera served him well.  Ernest Borgnine became one of the most recognizable and dependable actors in show business.
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Andy Griffith (1926-2012)

There are some celebrities who, whether you realize it or not, mean a lot to you.  For me, Andy Griffith is one of those celebrities.
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Nora Ephron (1941-2012)

She wrote some of the most wonderful lines in movie history.

When Harry Met Sally

I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

There are two kinds of women: high maintenance and low maintenance.  You're the worst kind; you're high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance.

 

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Coming Soon to a TV Near You

As a follow-up to Kimberly’s blog about summer movies, I thought I’d blog this week about summer TV.

When I was a kid, it seemed like there was only one TV season.  The new shows came on in the fall and lasted until the next year.  Today, television programs change all the time.  New series debut in the fall, then some midseason shows come on in the winter or early spring.  And then there are the summer series.

The majority of the most popular summer series are shown on cable.  They are programs that can get us through the long hot summer, satisfying our need for new comedy and drama as we wait for our other favorites to return in the fall.
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