British actress Sarah Marshall has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 80. Marshall, who was the daughter of British actors Herbert Marshall and Edna Best, began her film career in 1958 alongside Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in the movie adaptation of William Faulkner's The Long, Hot Summer.
She was best known for her theatre and musical roles, appearing in productions like A.R. Gurney's Children with Constance Cummings, Applause with Lauren Bacall and Neil Simon's The Gingerbread Lady with Elaine Stritch.
She was nominated for a Tony Award in 1960 for her role as Rusty Mayerling in Goodbye, Charlie and she received a New York Drama Critics Award for playing Bonnie Dee Ponder in The Ponder Heart.
In addition to her stage and film work, the actress also starred in several TV shows and miniseries, including The Bunker with Anthony Hopkins, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Star Trek and The Twilight Zone.
Sideways star Thomas Haden Church has stayed loyal to a film project produced by Paul Newman's goddaughter - because the late actor personally asked him to get involved. Newman reached out to him before he passed away in 2008 and Haden Church is still committed to bringing Lucky Them, a film his hero was passionate about, to the screen.
He tells BlogTalkRadio.com, "It's with Toni Collette, and Johnny Depp is playing a small part as a rock star. I'm the sidekick guy that goes along with Toni to shoot a documentary about her finding this elusive guy, who may not be alive.
"I got involved with that movie several years ago when Paul Newman wrote me a letter, because his goddaughter, Emily Wachtel, is the producer and when Paul passed away (his wife) Joanne Woodward wrote me a letter asking if I would stay connected to the film.
"I got back to my ranch in the summer of 2006 and I was going through the caller ID on my phone and there was a 'P Newman' and an area code I didn't recognise, so I thought it was a phone solicitor. Then the place where my packages are collected called me and said, 'There's a Fedex with P Newman, Newmans Own on it.' It was the script and a lovely letter and I actually have both letters from he and Joanne framed together.
"He wrote, 'Hey, loved you in Sideways. Here's a movie that my goddaughter is producing, so could you give it a read. If you don't like it just throw it away! No hard feelings but call me anytime.' He passed away two years after that and I never had a chance to meet with him.
"They invited me a couple of times to come to Connecticut but there was something going on, so sadly I never got to meet him."
The Hollywood legend died in 2008 at the age of 83 after a reported battle with cancer, and his final film project, Lucky Them, subsequently stalled.
Newman was an executive producer on the movie, about a female music journalist sent to interview her rock star ex-boyfriend, and planned to make a cameo appearance.
After his death, his widow, Joanne Woodward, decided to help move the project forward, taking over her late husband's role as executive producer and assembling a cast which included Australian actress Toni Collette in the lead role.
It has now emerged the movie has gone into production and started filming in Seattle, Washington on Saturday (26Jan13), according to Deadline.com.
The start date was extra poignant for the cast and crew as the day would have marked Newman's 88th birthday.
Collette appears in the movie alongside Spider-Man 3 star Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt and The Help's Ahna O'Reilly.
He was found dead of suspected natural causes at his Santa Fe, New Mexico home on Thursday (10Jan13).
Born in Missouri, Connell wrote 19 books, including a biography of Spanish painter Francisco Goya and twin novels Mrs. Bridge and Mr. Bridge, which were adapted into 1990 movie Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, starring the late Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward.
Meanwhile, the writer's historical account of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn was converted into a U.S. television miniseries, which won four Emmy Awards.
His last work, Lost in Uttar Pradesh, was published in 2008.
With Snow White and the Huntsman only a few days away from its release, America is anxiously waiting to see what Kristen Stewart will bring to the silver screen that doesn't involve glittery vampires and ab-tastic werewolves. And while the actress isn't usually so forthcoming during interviews, she actually had some pretty insightful things to say in her latest sit-down with Interview magazine (she graces the June/July 2012 cover with her SWATH co-star, Charlize Theron).
Though her off-hand attitude toward fame and the Hollywood life in general can come across as somewhat ungrateful or awkward at times, this 22-year-old star is actually completely down to earth and just enjoys working on her craft more than anything else. "People think that I'm really untouchable, and that's also translated into a lot of people thinking that I'm super-ungrateful," Stewart tells the magazine. "I think people are used to seeing actors be wide open and desperately giving of themselves, and while I do that on a movie set as much as I can, it's so unnatural for me to do it on television, in interviews, in anything like that."
So don't expect her to be giving a tell-all interview anytime soon, especially concerning her personal life with a certain Twilight heartthrob (Robert Pattinson). "I don't find that my process as an actor is really anyone else's business," Stewart remarks. "I mean there's that awesome quote where Joanne Woodward said, 'Acting is like sex: you should do it, not talk about it.'"
This insightful mindset got us thinking about how much we actually like Kristen Stewart (no, seriously) and her candid attitude toward the glitz and glamor of the spotlight. So in honor of her honest words, here are eight more quotes that not only make us like her, but respect her as well.
"I'm obsessed with my cat," Stewart told People magazine in 2010. "We have a really strong, really weird codependent, almost Bella/Edward relationship. I'm going to be a crazy cat lady one day, I'm sure." (We're cat people in this office, so no judgements here!)
"I don't want to be a movie star like Angelina Jolie," Stewart told Blackbook magazine in 2009. "Nothing about being a celebrity is desirable. I'm an actor. It's bizarre to me that everybody's so obsessive." Obsession is a fan's prerogative, but there's just something refreshing about an A-List celeb who doesn't want to be famous.
"I would never cheapen my relationships by talking about them," she told Elle magazine in 2010. It may drive us crazy, but it's a healthy philosophy to have.
"I've always had an aversion to looking sexy. But I've grown out of it," Stewart told Nylon magazine in 2009. You go girl.
"A lot of actors think that what we do is so important, like we're saving people's lives or something," Stewart has said about the joys of the celebrity world. Sadly, some actors really do think like that.
"I think romance is anything honest. As long as it's honest, it's so disarming," she told Harper's Bazaar in 2009. This girl is definitely mature beyond her years.
On first loves: “Everybody says the first cut is the deepest. It’s so true. I don’t know if it’s because it’s the best love, but it’s the first that you remember." Who knew Stewart could be so sentimental?
“I’m about to play an emaciated pregnant vampire, so I’ve stopped using as much butter as Paula Deen – just until Breaking Dawn is over," Stewart told People magazine in 2010. We appreciate a girl who has her butter priorities in order.
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The actress terrified film fans as sadistic Annie Wilkes in the 1990 film, which earned her the Best Actress prize, but when she first saw the Stephen King adaptation she feared cinemagoers would be completely turned off by the character.
Bates says, "The first time I saw it I felt that the performance was so out there and so no holds barred that I was really kinda nervous about how it would be accepted, so I was really surprised when I won that year because the competition was really, really stiff - Meryl (Streep) was nominated, Anjelica Huston, Joanne Woodward and Julia Roberts for Pretty Woman.
"I really thought that when I won I should have worn a mask and carried a gun because it just felt so unreal to win... But my mother said that I should have won an Oscar because I wasn't acting. Mothers!"
The actress recently underwent a biopsy after a medical test reportedly showed she had a growth on her lung.
A source tells the National Enquirer, "A growth was detected and there were fears that she was going to be diagnosed with lung cancer - just like Paul had been.
"She lives with Paul's passing every hour of every single day, and this scare brought back the vivid nightmares of when he was diagnosed and the long battle he had to endure before he died.
"Joanne was facing the possibility that she would be struck down by the same disease as Paul."
Woodward was relieved when the growth was ruled benign, but the stress of the situation has taken its toll on the 79 year old and pals fear for her health after she turned up to a charity gala in Connecticut looking frail.
The insider adds, "She was pale, and her hair was whiter and thinner."
Newman lost his two-year battle with lung cancer in September 2008, at the age of 83.
Both he and his wife were heavy smokers for much of their lives.
Legendary actor Paul Newman has died after a long battle with cancer, his publicist confirmed on Saturday. He was 83.
The Oscar winner, star of such classic films as The Color of Money and Cool Hand Luke, passed away on Friday at his Connecticut farmhouse, where he was surrounded by family and friends, according to the Associated Press.
Newman’s health had been the subject of rampant speculation in recent months, after pictures of him appearing frail and wheelchair-bound emerged, as well as reports in August that he was given just weeks to live.
According to recent rumors, Newman was suffering from lung cancer.
For much of his career, Newman dedicated as much time to off-screen passions--such as racecar driving, directing local theater productions, his food company Newman’s Own (formed with his longtime actress wife Joanne Woodward), and other various charity work--as he did to acting.
Newman’s most recently acted in Pixar's 2006 animated movie Cars, and his last live-action role was in HBO’s 2005 miniseries Empire Falls, for which he won an Emmy. His last Academy Award nomination was for his performance in 2002’s Road to Perdition.
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Legendary actor Paul Newman has reportedly been given only weeks to live after allegedly completing chemotherapy treatment at a New York hospital.
The Oscar-winning actor, 83, was photographed being wheeled out of the Weill Cornell Medical Center--which specializes in cancer treatment--looking thin and frail last week.
Rumors of his declining health and alleged lung cancer diagnosis surfaced earlier this year, following his withdrawal as director from a production of Of Mice and Men in his native Connecticut.
At the time of the reports, Newman's spokesman denied the actor had cancer.
But according to new claims, the star has spent the last few weeks arranging his business and personal affairs in preparation for his departure from the facility.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "The sudden move angered his children. It's especially hard for them to come to grips with what's going on. The word they've been given is that he has only a few weeks to live."
Newman is best known for his roles in 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and 1967's Cool Hand Luke.
He has been nominated for 10 Oscars in his 50-year-long career, winning best actor for his role in The Color of Money in 1986.
Just last year, he announced his retirement, saying: "You start to lose your memory, you start to lose your confidence, you start to lose your invention. So I think that's pretty much a closed book for me."
Newman and his wife, actress Joanne Woodward, share three daughters. He is also father to two daughters from his first marriage to Jackie Witte.
A spokesperson for the actor says Newman is "doing nicely", but has neither confirmed nor denied that he has cancer.
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Ethan Hawke's marriage to Uma Thurman floundered when her career took off and his began to fail, the actor has confessed.
The pair ended their six-year marriage in 2004, when Thurman's career was on the rise and Hawke's was beginning to wane.
Speaking on talk show Sunday Morning Shootout--due to air this weekend--the actor says, "It's unfair when one person's career is taking off and the other is really suffering.
"What happens--it's not that they're jealous of each other; it's that the person you share your life with isn't in the mood to support. You want to have a pity party for yourself, but they're off to the Golden Globes and you don't want to go because everyone is going to think you are jealous.
"There's a certain geometry to life--that life has a certain math equation to it and if you're never together, you can't build a home.
"Joanne Woodward put her career on the backburner for that marriage (to Paul Newman) to last. And something's got to give."
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