“Forgotten Hollywood”- Buried Treasure…

Posted on January 17, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

SAG - AFTRA   When Carol Burnett appears January 30th at the SAG Awards to accept the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, somebody from SAG should be waiting backstage to hand her a check. She and dozens of other stars expected to attend the guild’s annual awards show are owed unclaimed residuals that were paid by productions to SAG-AFTRA.

   Burnett is not the only recipient of the guild’s highest honor who have unclaimed SAG residuals coming to them. Kirk Douglas, who received the award in 1999, is owed money, and so are heirs of former SAG Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Ricardo Mantalban, Leon Ames, Martha Raye, Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye, Ossie Davis, Stan Laurel, Edgar Bergen, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Pidgeon, and Charles Durning. The union is holding these funds for these actor’s families to claim.

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   Eddie Redmayne, nominated this year for The Danish Girl – and who won SAG’s Best Actor award last year for The Theory Of Everything – is owed unclaimed SAG residuals for past projects, and so are Johnny Depp, who this year is nominated for Black Massand Nicole Kidman, who is nominated for Grace Of Monaco. Maggie Smith, for Downton Abbey, has money waiting for previous work, as do nominees Game Of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage; Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell; Louis C.K., for Louie; and Ray Liotta received his accolade for Texas Rising. More than 20 members of ensemble casts nominated this year also have residuals coming to them that were paid in good faith to the union by the film companies, but are just sitting there.

   Actually, you don’t have to be an A-List star to be owed what amounts to buried treasure. More than 2,000 people named John who have money coming to them; more than 1,500 Roberts and Michaels; more than 1,300 Davids, 500 Marys; and more than 300 Susans and Jennifers. If it is unclaimed for some reason, the checks are deposited into a custodial fund where the cash is held until they identify/locate the proper payee. There are a number of reasons why that process may be difficult and can take some time – even when the potential recipients are well-known. Here is the link if you are a dues-paying member to check:

http://www.sagaftra.org/search-unclaimed-residuals

   There are 12 Mannys; but, I’m not owed residuals. Shucks!

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   French actress Leslie Caron spent this past week in New York, and she made a stop on Broadway to enjoy the latest production of An American in Paris. The 1951 movie that won the Oscar for Best Picture made Caron an instant star. She skyrocketed to fame, appearing in such hit musicals as Lili, Daddy Long Legs, and Gigi, which also won a Best Picture statuette in 1958.

   Caron got a standing ovation and flowers after being brought onstage. During a 45-minute meeting, she recalled long hours dancing on concrete during the An American in Paris filming.

   The latest stage production recently marked the show’s 300th performance, and won four Tony Awards. I plan to be in the audience in March with my sister.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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