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|Born:||January 31, 1929||Cause of Death:||lung cancer|
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Cast (feature film)
A mysterious young loner changes the lives of one family and helps them rediscover their roots and deep affection for one another.
Sophie, a diligent teenage girl working in her family''s hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome-but-mysterious wizard named Howl. This innocent encounter engages the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste, who transforms into a 90-year-old woman. Sophie''s efforts to break the curse bring her to Howl''s magical moving castle, where she befriends Markl, Howl''s apprentice, and the hot-headed fire demon Calcifer. Her love and support have a major impact on Howl, who can be maddeningly self-indulgent and singularly noble: He defies royal orders to participate in a meaningless war and risks his life to bring peace to the kingdom.
The year is 2065 and Earth is under siege. A meteor has crashed onto the planet, unleashing millions of alien creatures which roam the Earth. Decimating field and city alike, these predators are threatening to extinguish all life on the planet. The survivors of the initial onslaught have retreated t
Adaptation of Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel, "Her Own Rules." Meredith Sanders, a successful 30-something New York business woman, has always been unlucky in love. She has issues of abandonment since the age of four when her mother died. She was forced to live in an abusive orphanage where her onl
Berkeley graduate student Finn is spending the summer at the home of her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe. Surrounded by orange groves in Grasse, California, her grandmother's house is a quiet haven where Finn intends to actually finish her latest thesis, this one on the rituals of women's
A seaside hotel for senior citizens is the setting for late-season love between a stuffy ex-stockbroker and a warm and friendly resident with a soaring spirit and a zest for life.
Based on the true story of the Reed faily, who in 1846, as members of an emigrant wagon train, were trapped by winter snowstorms high in the Sierra Nevadas as part of the Donnner party.
Three young women lives change when they become part of the famous dance squad that performs at home games for the world champion Los Angeles Lakers.
Set in Southern Ireland in 1920, a young woman befriends a revolutionary she finds hiding out in her beach house.
An adaptation of the play based on the Scopes "monkey trial" of 1925, in which a high school teacher in Tennessee was prosecuted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. The leading characters of Matthew Harrison Brady and Henry Drummond are thinly veiled portraits of the actual attorneys in the c
In this fourth Perry Mason television movie, the famous attorney is asked by his former lover to defend her husband against murder charges that could destroy both their careers.
A television movie depicting the passion and intrigue that reign as alliances and rivalries change daily in the highly competitive world of computer electronics in Northern California's Silicon Valley.
A venerable San Francisco publishing family becomes embroiled in a bitter power struggle between the iron-fisted but ailing patriarch's son and a ruthless businessman who tries for a takeover. This splashy pilot is in the "Dallas-Dynasty-Falcon Crest" soap opera school.
A woman college professor (Jean Simmons) is recruited, against his better judgement, by an undercover cop (Edward Asner) to pose as a bag lady to track down a drug connection following the brutal killing of a skid row crone (Sylvia Sidney).
The wife of a greedy man comes back to haunt him after he scares her to death in this horror-thriller. He is after her money and must try several times before he finally succeeds. Because she is mentally exhausted from being frightened all the time, she commits suicide, but soon the husband begins experiencing her ghostly presence.
The two-part, four-hour sequel to Irwin Shaw's "Rich Man, Poor Man" and the vastly successful miniseries made from it (and the subsequent, less-successful short-lived series, "Rich Man, Poor Man -- Book II," during the 1976-77 season). Moviemaker Gretchen Jordache, the sister not seen in either of t
A man who works as a postman and poet longs for peace, and inspired by a Greek legend, decides that he would rather be a tree. When he begins to stand in the backyard waiting for his transformation, his wife has him committed to a mental institution, but he later escapes.
A middle-aged woman leaves her husband and children in search of herself.
In A Western town a US Marshall corrals the townsfolk to take a stance and fight a gang boss who terrorizes them.
A bored couple drifts toward divorce, only to discover how hard the single life is.
A man suffering from amnesia confronts a series of women in his search for his memory.
After marrying the boss' daughter, a workingman begins to doubt his abilities.
In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the hope of renewed life.
Impoverished aristocrats consider splitting up to pursue wealthy spouses.
A young drifter finds success as a traveling preacher until his past catches up with him.
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard, to further consolidate holdings in the Valley. But John Rambeau, Elizabeth's illegitimate cousin, has other ideas about who she should marry, and sharply opposes patriarch Philippe's refusal to sell wine grapes to bootleggers. John's activities bring violence to the valley, and soap opera to the Rambeau family...
Feuding families vie for water rights in the old West.
A woman struggles to adjust to her unhappy marriage after time in a mental institution.
Four sisters in New Zealand fall for Allied sailors en route to World War II.
A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub.
A big-city gambler bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl.
An ambitious housemaid learns her employer murdered his wife.
An ancient Egyptian doctor uses court intrigue to discover his birthright.
A plane crash strands a policeman and his prisoner in the wilderness.
A Greek slave who keeps Christ's robe after the crucifixion is sentenced to be one Caligula's gladiators.
An heiress decides to pass out anonymous gifts in a small town.
A young woman wins the heart of Napoleon, though the two can never be together.
True story of Ruth Gordon''''s early struggles on the road to stage stardom.
Biblical epic in which a Roman military tribune, who commands the unit that crucified Jesus Christ, tries to learn about the man he killed.
An unscrupulous woman murders her loved ones for profit.
A playwright and his wife search the past for the key to saving their troubled marriage.
Androcles is a Christian who follows that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are evenutally arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who helped heal it?
The future Elizabeth I fights court intrigue in the turbulent years before her ascension to the throne.
A woman searches for her missing brother in Paris despite the fact that nobody believes he exists.
W. Somerset Maugham introduces three more of his stories about human foibles.
When Secret Service agent David Somers is fired, he takes a quiet job with the Fentons at their country estate - cataloging butterflies, hence the title insect. David grows fond of Jess Fenton's niece, a fragile, fey young woman named Sophie. Because he hates traps of any kind, he reacts quickly when Sophie is framed for the murder of Hick, the nasty handyman. He helps her escape London by using his agent's skills and a network of old friends. The pair lead the police and David's ex-employers an exciting chase, from Newcastle to the Lake District to Liverpool. As the fugitives try to catch a ship for France, everyone, including the murderer, join in the finale.
A young bride believes her husband has been killed. After a suitable period of mourning, she re-marries. But then her "dead" husband comes back and tries to extort money from her.
When a friend dies, a gambler adopts his daughter.
The melancholy Dane flirts with insanity while trying to prove his uncle murdered his father.
Two Irish families feud over a copper mine.
A young woman's uncle and governess plot to kill her for her inheritance.
Nuns founding a convent in the Himalayas are tormented by the area's exotic beauty.
A mysterious benefactor finances a young boy's education.
A young flyer deals with the strains of wartime service and survivors' guilt during World War II.
Julius Caesar gives the famed Egyptian queen lessons in government.
Set just after the end of WWII (but filmed in the middle of it) in a time of general euphoria at having won the war, with full employment and general happiness for all (or nearly all). Peter, the young wastrel son of a hard working hotel owner doesn't like the idea of having to work for a living. He discovers a society of "White Elephants" who are quite willing to be poor as long as they don't have to work. They are protected and guided by Nina (Margaret Lockwood) and her precocious sister Heidi ('Jean Simmons' .
Documentary that examines why the Bible says nothing about Jesus for nearly 30 years of his life. Some scholars believe he traveled as far away as India and England. Others claim he was plotting a revolt against the Romans.
Documentary that examines Christian beliefs about the afterlife. The idea of Heaven and Hell has permeated Western culture for thousands of years. The program examines how these concepts evolved and how the Bible interprets eternal punishment and eternal salvation.
Documentary that about the Bible's more infamous females, including Jezebel, Delilah and Queen Athaliah, women who used their feminine powers to lead men into temptation. The program explores whether these women existed, or if they were allgories to teach important lessons about faith, charity and t
Profile of director George Cukor (1899-1983). In 1939, Cukor suffered what many considered the largest setback in the history of Hollywood. After 18 days on the set, he was fired as director of "Gone With the Wind." Yet, despite being discharged from the biggest production the film industry had ever
Profile of actress Deborah Kerr.
Radio-style dramatization of three horror classics -- Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," Rudyard Kipling's "Mark of the Beast" and Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost." Performed by the Alien Voices troupe before an audience. Live foley (sound effects) artists, on-stage music, audience pa
Profile of actor Spencer Tracy.
A broadcast in which the American Film Institute (AFI) presents its coveted Life Achievement Award to actor Kirk Douglas.
Three friends since the 1930s are reunited, not altogether joyfully. Through scenes that alternate between the present and the past, a web of relationships is explored. A presentation of "American Playhouse."
A drama from Britain about the growing bond of affection between a lonely woman and her 85-year-old still vigorous-minded aunt. Etta Marsha, now a widow and having no other family to turn to, visits her mother's elderly sister, whom she has not seen in many years. She finds her aunt in the care of
The story, set during World War II in Shelter Cove, Massachusetts, follows the lives of John Travis, a shipyard owner, and his wife Enid, and the problems they and their friends and family face during wartime.
The third of four pilot films about the Mills family and life in Nebraska during the '40s. The story focuses on Addie, the twelve-year-old daughter of widower James Mills, and her experiences with Constance Payne, a visiting actress who overcomes great difficulties thanks to Addie's caring and under
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
The two American families introduced in the miniseries "North and South" -- the Hazards of Pennsylvania and the Mains of South Carolina -- are swept into the ferocious conflict and turbulent passions of the Civil War in this six-part, twelve-hour miniseries. The story plunges the Mains, South Caroli
A twelve-hour miniseries, adapted from John Jakes' best-selling novel, that depicts the turbulent historical background of conflict between the North and the South during the years 1842 to 1861. Orry Main, a young southern West Point cadet, establishes a life-long friendship with a fellow cadet, nor
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A television miniseries for NBC based on the original gothic horror series, "Dark Shadows," which aired on ABC from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. Revolves around the residents of an isolated manor house in the sleepy seaboard town of Collinsport, Maine.
A miniseries chronicling the adventures of Gus Bailey, a journalist obsessed with avenging his daughter's murder. In his search for the truth, he gets caught in the world of New York's rich and powerful.
This contemporary updating of Jacqueline Susann's 1960s best-seller (plus, apparently, material omitted from the published novel) offers Catherine Hicks, Lisa Hartman and Veronica Hamel in the roles played in the 1967 film by Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke and Sharon Tate. Jean Simmons has the part tha
Actor James Coburn returned to TV acting after fourteen years to star as Dashiell Hammett's fictional detective in this complex tale of the 1920s that has the private eye looking into a diamond robbery and finding himself involved with a young woman's obsession with a deadly family curse. The Myster
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