“Forgotten Hollywood”- Bill Murray Gets His Stripes…

Posted on October 23, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   Bill Murray was honored with the nation’s top prize for humor. The actor was at the Kennedy Center, receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Sigourney Weaver, and Steve Martin were on  hand to fondly celebrate his career.      BILL MURRAY —>

   Murray got his break on Saturday Night Live, and starred in some of the most successful comedies of the 1980s and 1990s before transitioning into more dramatic roles. He was nominated for an Oscar for his soulful turn in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation.

   He’s a regular at Chicago Cubs games and celebrity golf tournaments. But, he doesn’t have an agent or a publicist and rarely does in-depth interviews. He declined to speak to reporters ahead of Sunday’s event, save for a brief conversation with the Washington Post that occurred only after the newspaper published a lengthy profile of him.

   Murray joins several other Saturday Night Live alumni who’ve received the prize, including Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and last year’s winner, Eddie Murphy. The prize was first awarded in 1998 and goes to those who influence society in the tradition of Samuel Clemens, the writer, satirist, and social commentator better known as Mark Twain.

   The show was taped for broadcast to air on Friday on PBS.


 doty  Kathryn Adams (left) was an actress who appeared in such notable films as Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur and the Charles Laughton-starring vehicle The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She retired from Hollywood upon her marriage to Leave it to Beaver‘s Hugh Beaumont.

   She competed in 1939 in the national finals of the Jesse L. Lasky radio contest, Gateway to Hollywood, and then remained in California to begin a film career. Other screen credits include 1939s Fifth Avenue Girl, 1940s The Invisible Woman, and 1946s Blonde for a Day. Later in life, she became a successful author.

   Kathryn Adams was 96

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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