“Forgotten Hollywood”- Two From the Industry are Gone…

Posted on July 31, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Hollywood has lost two major talents from its Golden Age…

imagegen~ DICK SMITH – Dick was a pioneering special effects make-up artist (nicknamed The Godfather of Make-Up)  known for his efforts on such films as Little Big Man, The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, The Godfather, The Stepford Wives, and Midnight Cowboy. He won a 1985 Oscar for Makeup for his fine work on Amadeus, plus, received an honorary Academy Award for his career’s work in 2012.    DICK SMITH —->

   On television, Smith provided special make-up for two episodes of the vampire soap opera, Dark Shadows. He published an instructional book, Dick Smith’s Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-up Handbook, from a special edition of Forrest J. Ackerman’s Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine series.

   Dick Smith was 92.

James_Shigeta_1968~ JAMES SHIGETA – Shigeta played the lead in the musical Flower Drum Song, particularly memorable in Midway, and he had a role in the first Die Hard. Shigeta provided a voice for the Disney animated  Mulan. He was also a Standards singer for musical theater, nightclub performer, and recording artist.

   Born in Hawaii, he gained national fame as a singer when he won the grand prize in the televised talent show, The Original Amateur Hour. He appeared in episodes of Naked City, The Outer Limits, Dr. Kildare, Perry Mason, Ben Casey, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii 5-0, I SpyLittle House on the Prairie, Fantasy Island, Ironside, It Takes a Thief, Magnum P.I., and The Streets of San Francisco. He also had a recurring role on Medical Center.                   JAMES SHIGETA

    James Shigeta was 85.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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