“Forgotten Hollywood”- Two Giants Are Gone…

Posted on April 1, 2024 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Two legends in the film and television industry have passed away. They were very familiar on screen.


“`Barbara Rush was an actress, who began appearing in two science fiction classics. She had a six-decade career.     BARBARA RUSH–>

“`Rush was discovered at the Pasadena Playhouse  and signed to a contract at Paramount Pictures in 1950. She found her early niche in sci-fi, appearing in When Worlds Collide and It Came From Outer Space.  The latter part garnered her a Golden Globe as Most Promising Newcomer of the Year – Female.

“`Other movie roles followed, including Magnificent Obsession, The Young Lions, Come Blow Your Horn, The Young Philadelphians, Robin and the Seven Hoods and Hombre. She co-starred in small screen productions of Peyton Place, Flamingo Road, 7th Heaven and the soap opera, All My Children. She also had recurring roles in Dr. Kildare, Batman, Mannix, Medical Center, Ironside, Marcus Welby M. D., Fantasy Island and The Love Boat.

“`Barbara Rush was ninety-seven.


“`Louis Gossett Jr. was a powerful figure on screen, with a performance in An Officer and A Gentleman that garnered him an Oscar;  and a role in Roots that won him an Emmy. He stayed busy in movies and on television in a career that continued up until his death.      LOUIS GOSSETT JR. –>

“`Standing over six feet tall, he was offered the opportunity to play for the New York Knicks; he turned down the offer to accept a role in A Raisin in the Sun.  Gossett had his cinematic debut with the film adaptation in the role he performed on Broadway. He spent the rest of the decade on stage.

“`Returning to film, he appeared in Travels with My Aunt, The Deep, Toy Soldiers, The Laughing Policeman, and this year in the musical version of The Color Purple. Over the years, he has also been recognized for humanitarian activities.

“`Louis Gossett Jr. was eighty-seven.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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