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The Man For All Seasons

Charlton Heston (October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) I’ve written about Charlton Heston before, but didn’t go into his birth chart. I wonder why? Again, this time of birth is considered ‘excellent’. That Part of Fortune/Neptune conjunction (@ 19° … Continue reading

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My Friend Ascends His Dystonic Tremor Symptoms

David Lowe (a.k.a. Lewis Adler) David and I have been friends since his days on BBC Radio Devon & Cornwall. In 1992, I was his guest on the Sunday Late Show over several weeks. My first time was the week … Continue reading

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Aphasia: Moonlighting with One’s Mind

Bruce Willis (March 19, 1955) My daughter, Rosanna, thought that this would be an interesting subject to write about. I wasn’t so sure. Yesterday, Bruce Willis’ extended family issued a joint statement that essentially ended his acting career. He recently … Continue reading

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It’s a Wise Man who Knows His Place in a Woman’s Life

Greg Wise (May 15, 1966) This might seem a bit tongue-in-cheek, but Greg Wise married his boss (Emma Thompson) years after they were in “Sense and Sensibility” together. He is also 7 years her junior. (Another case of taking ‘a … Continue reading

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Guess Who Really Did Come to Dinner?

Sidney Poitier and Joanna Shimkus Hollywood marriages are very tricky partnerships to navigate at the best of times. But what if your marriage was also interracial at a time in history when the viewing public was easily scandalized? “We Were … Continue reading

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And So Say All of Us: For He’s a…

Julian Fellowes (August 17, 1949) Oh, the hidden depths of this man. Julian Fellowes first came to my attention as an actor during the BBC TV series “Monarch of the Glen” (2000-2005). I didn’t know he was a writer, too, … Continue reading

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If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again

The Legacy of Liz and Dick While the world was focused on The King and Ann-Margret, I was enchanted by this couple. I had seen them in “Cleopatra” and I could tell, even at age 14 (when I saw the … Continue reading

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Canadian, and Proud of It!

Drama, Canadian Style (from The Book of Unusual Knowledge) Most people know that William Shatner, Michael J. Fox and Mike Myers are Canadian. In fact, Canada has long been a great source of actors and entertainers, as this list shows. … Continue reading

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A Canadian Prince of Players Died Today

Christopher Plummer (December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021) It took a long time before his quality performances were recognized by an industry who prefers youth over experience, beauty over substance. But in the end Christopher Plummer was seen as … Continue reading

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The Man Behind the Villains We Love to Hate

Alan Rickman (February 21, 1946 – January 14, 2016) There is no direct route of my thinking that brought me to this post. While reading Hello From Heaven, I thought back to the film “Truly, Madly, Deeply” from 1990. In … Continue reading

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