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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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Yesterday in History XII

Rita Moreno Wins an Oscar (April 9, 1962) On this day in 1962: Actress Rita Moreno becomes the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar, for her role as Anita in West Side Story (1961). It’s hard to believe this … Continue reading

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Probably Best Remembered as “Nanny McPhee”

Emma Thompson (April 15, 1959) This post was intended as a companion piece for the author of “Remains of the Day”. Besides, I had already written about her former husband and costar, Kenneth Branagh. The impulse to finally write about … Continue reading

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From Humble Beginnings, He has Stayed Humble

Sir Anthony Hopkins (December 31, 1937) The reason for this post? I caught a short video posted by Sir Anthony Hopkins on Facebook, celebrating his latest birthday on December 31st. The timing of this birth chart is considered by most … Continue reading

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Crème de la Crème: Still Fresh After All These Years

Dame Maggie Smith (December 28, 1934) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie When this film was made, Maggie Smith was almost 35 years old: most definitely in her prime. Now, it seems, she still gets all the best lines, no … Continue reading

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Prejudice Comes in Many Forms

Green Book (2018) I have to admit to having a bit of trepidation before watching this film on Netflix last night. For one thing, I knew there would be racial discrimination and even a little bit of violence, but I … 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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