“Forgotten Hollywood”- Hollywood Loses Two More…

Posted on January 12, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Anita_Ekburg_-_1956-B

   Anita Ekberg was a Swedish actress, model, and sex symbol. She is best known for her role in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita. In her teens, she worked as a fashion model. In 1950, Ekberg entered the Miss Malmö competition at her mother’s urging, leading to the Miss Sweden contest, which she won. Though she did not win Miss Universe, as one of six finalists, she earned a star contract with Universal Studios.

   Her Hollywood career includes roles in Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, 4 For TexasBlood Alley, Artists and Models, Call Me Bwana, Hollywood or Bust, and memorably, in War and Peace. She guest-starred in the short-lived television series Casablanca. She was publicized as Paramount’s Marilyn Monroe.

   The outspoken Anita Ekberg was 83.                                                ANITA EKBERG


   Part of cinematic royalty, Samuel Goldwyn Jr. was a film producer. The son of a pioneer motion picture mogul, he became a theatrical producer in London and for Edward R. Murrow at CBS in New York. He then followed in his father’s footsteps and founded the motion picture production companies Formosa Productions, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, and Samuel Goldwyn Films. His first film was the Robert Mitchum-Western, Man With the Gun.



   Some of the motion pictures he financed include the 1960 version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Prayer for the Dying, Mystic Pizza (which gave Julia Roberts her big break, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, The Preacher’s Wife, and most recently, the 2013 update of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a remake of one of his father’s films. His son is Tony Goldwyn, who co-starred in Ghost, and currently stars in the ABC television drama, Scandal.

   Samuel Goldwyn Jr. was 88.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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