“Forgotten Hollywood”- Two For the Passing Parade…

Posted on April 30, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`We lost two celebs this week and let us honor their passing.

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~ Anne Douglas was the wife of Kirk Douglas and a producer known for philanthropy work. She was the step mother to Michael Douglas.

“`Born in Hannover, Germany, her effort to escape the Nazi-occupied country led the young girl to France. Her fluency in German, English, French, and Italian enabled her to work with a French film distributor, leading to a career in the movie industry. Anne later met Kirk in 1953 when he offered her a job as his publicist while in Paris to film Act of Love. The couple wed in Las Vegas in 1954. Anne and Kirk Douglas ->

“`Despite her deep ties to Hollywood, Douglas’ most significant impact was done through her philanthropy work. She was the driving force in the building of the Los Angeles County Music Center and served on the boards of The Mark Taper Forum and the Center Theater Group. In addition to being an original founder of the Cedars-Sinai Research for Women’s Cancers, she also championed the Anne Douglas Center for Women at the Los Angeles Mission.

“`Anne Douglas was 102.

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~ Johnny Crawford was best known for his iconic role as Mark McCain in the ABC series The Rifleman. He was also an original Mouseketeer.

“`Crawford’s career kicked off when when appearing in the first season of The Mickey Mouse Club. On The Rifleman, he garnered an Emmy nomination when he was thirteen. Other television roles included guest-starring opportunities on Rawhide, Wagon Train, The Lone Ranger, Mr. Ed, and Hawaii 5-0.

“`Born into a family that celebrated music and theater, Crawford grew up in the shadow of his paternal grandfather working for Irving Berlin. He had a chart topping hit in 1962 with Cindy’s Birthday.

“`A victim of Covid-19, Johnny Crawford (above right) was seventy-five.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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