DCS: albert salmi

Albert Salmi loved the stage and believed that film and television roles paled in comparison to the legitimate theater. In 1955, Albert starred as “Bo Decker” in the Broadway production of William Inge’s Bus Stop. He was offered to reprise the role in the 1956 film opposite Marilyn Monroe, but declined. Don Murray took the …

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DCS: pepi lederer

Young Josephine Lederer was a welcome and frequent guest at Hearst Castle, the guest of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst and her aunt, Hearst’s lover, actress Marion Davies. Hearst was fond of Marion’s niece, as well as Josephine’s brother, future screenwriter Charlie Lederer. The energetic and vivacious Josephine earned herself the nickname “Peppy.” She altered …

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DCS: stephen furst

“Flounder, you can’t spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes! You fucked up! You trusted us!” Stephen Furst was delivering pizzas to supplement his struggling acting career. Ever the innovator, he included his head shot with every pie he delivered. One day, he made a delivery to producer Matty Simmons, who was getting ready …

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DCS: adam west

Adam West ended the decades-long controversy in a single sentence on an episode of the sitcom The Big Bang Theory: “It should be me, Keaton, Kilmer, Lego, Bale, and the pretty boy Clooney.” Adam passed away on June 9, 2017 after a short battle with leukemia. He was 88. Here’s my own memory of West’s …

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DCS: kurt cobain

Kurt Cobain never wanted to be the voice of his generation. In a suicide note to his imaginary childhood friend “Boddah,” Kurt lamented that he no longer “felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music, along with really writing for too many years now.” Kurt took his own life on April 5, 1994. His body …

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DCS: linda martinez

Linda Martinez was a child prodigy. From the time she was able to stand and reach the piano, she was picking out melodies on the ivory keys. She began formal lessons at Yamaha Music Education System in Orange County, California. Linda began winning music competitions as a youngster, winning the 1991 Yamaha International Junior Original Concert …

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