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Lee Aaker, who starred in the ABC series “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin,” died this month near Mesa, Arizona of a stroke, according to a Facebook post from fellow former child actor Paul Petersen. He was 77. Born in Inglewood, California, in 1943, Aaker was first found by director Fred Zinnemann and cast for his short film “Benjy,” which was commissioned as a fundraiser video by Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital and featured Aaker as a boy with scoliosis who is offered the chance to undergo a medical procedure that could cure him, but must first get permission from his parents whom have rejected him because of his condition. Despite being based on dramatized scenes, it qualified for the Best Documentary Short category at the Oscars and won in 1951. Also Read: Richard Rush, Oscar-Nominated Writer-Director of 'The Stunt Man,' Dies at 91 Later that year, Zinnemann brought Aaker back for an uncredited appearance in his most iconic film, the classic Western “High Noon,” opposite Gary Cooper. Though it won four Oscars, the film controversially lost Best Picture at the 1953 Academy Awards to Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Greatest Show on Earth,” which ironically Aaker also appeared in another uncredited role. Overall, “High Noon” and “The Greatest Show on Earth” were two of nine films released in 1952 that Aaker appeared in…all before he turned 10. After appearing with John Wayne in the 1953 Western “Hondo” and alongside Barbara Stanwyck in the John Sturges noir film “Jeopardy,” Aaker earned his greatest claim to fame with “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin,” which ran from 1954 to 1959 on ABC. The “boy and his dog” series featured Aaker as Corporal Rusty, a boy living during the days of the Old West who is taken in by a U.S. Cavalry outpost after he is orphaned by an Apache raid. Alongside his German Shepherd, Rin Tin Tin, Rusty would accompany the cavalry on their adventures. Also Read: Gerren Taylor, Star of BET's 'Baldwin Hills,' Dies at 30 After the show’s end, the then-teenage Aaker got a handful of cameo roles on TV series like “The Donna Reed Show,” where he met Paul Petersen, who was a cast member, as well as “The Lucy Show,” Lucille Ball’s follow-up to “I Love Lucy” after her divorce from Desi Arnaz. But by the time he came of age, the offers had dried up. His final acting credit was an uncredited role in the 1963 film adaptation of “Bye Bye Birdie.” He enlisted in the Air Force shortly after leaving Hollywood and later became a carpenter. In the Facebook post announcing Aaker’s passing, Petersen said Aaker died “alone and unclaimed…listed as an ‘indigent decedent.'” He said that he is working on claiming military burial benefits entitled to Aaker as a veteran. “God knows when a sparrow falls,” he wrote. For the record: A previous version of this story listed an incorrect star of “High Noon.” Read original story Lee Aaker, Child Star of ‘The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin’, Dies at 77 At TheWrap
4 hours agoThe Wrap‘Prodigal Son': Catherine Zeta-Jones on What That Intimate Moment With Martin Reveals About Dr Capshaw(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Tuesday’s midseason premiere of “Prodigal Son.”) The second half of Season 2 of “Prodigal Son” debuted Tuesday on Fox with an episode that focused mainly on Malcom Bright’s (Tom Payne) attempts to throw “Mind Sleuth” Simon Hoxley (Alan Cumming) off his trail in Hoxley’s investigation into the murder of Nicholas Endicott (Dermot Mulroney). And while Bright and his sister, Ainsley (Halston Sage), are very much responsible for Endicott’s death and the coverup of said murder, by the end of the hour, Bright was able to convince Hoxley that one of Endicott’s lackeys was behind it all. But as that was all going on, Bright’s father, Martin Whitly a.k.a. The Surgeon (Michael Sheen), was playing his own game of cat-and-mouse that ended even more pleasantly. The serial killer shared a kiss with Dr. Vivian Capshaw (played by guest star Catherine Zeta-Jones), Claremont Psychiatric’s resident M.D., when she came to his cell late at night to collect the suture scissors he had stolen from her infirmary. So why would any person in their right mind lock lips with a notorious murderer who has a part-time gig scrubbing bedpans for them while serving a life sentence in a psychiatric prison? Zeta-Jones says the answer to that question, while not immediately apparent in that intimate moment, speaks to Capshaw’s backstory and the “issues she has and why she’s there” that are “interwoven into what will be the end of this season of ‘Prodigal Son.'” Also Read: 'Prodigal Son' Returns: Watch Alan Cumming's 'Mind Sleuth' Go Toe to Toe With Malcolm Bright (Exclusive Video) “Obviously I’m not going to delve too much into my character arc, as much as it’s displeasing me as an actor, because I don’t want to give anything away,” Zeta-Jones told TheWrap. “But I will say to all those questions that you just asked, is that one has to ask one’s self — and actually, Martin Whitly does [in Tuesday’s episode], it’s written in the script — ‘What is a woman like you doing in a place like this?’ And it’s not a pickup line, it’s a real, genuine question.” She continued: “Because you think, this is not a huge career move here. What is she doing? She’s a doctor, good aspirations, she’s a professional, she is in control. She’s a little too much in control. So one thinks, what is going on inside? And this character, what drew me to the character is that she’s this still water that runs deep deep deep.” Zeta-Jones joined the Fox drama mid-way into Season 2, into what she calls “basically a two-hander play” between her and Sheen “inside the confines of a dark space, like a black box [theater], which is the psychiatric facility.” Also Read: 'Prodigal Son': Halston Sage on Ainsley's Trap, What Alan Cumming's Arrival Means for the Whitlys “For me, as an actor, it was just zero to 60 to 100 in three seconds. Plotting out the character, I had to come in at a certain level,” the Oscar winner said. “So the first two episodes I had not many scenes, and it was a wonderful exercise for me as an actor of not having 90 minutes to explain a character to my audience, which is a luxury that you have if you do a movie. It’s a luxury if you’re in every scene of 13 episodes of a Season 1 or 13 episodes of a Season 2. But when you come into an existing show and you have a very very definite idea of the character but very little screen time to do it in, it was an excellent exercise for me.” One of the defining characteristics we learn about Dr. Capshaw almost immediately on “Prodigal Son” is her love of butterscotch — and her unwillingness to share her large supply of the candy with Whitly when he starts working for her. We asked Zeta-Jones what is up with this candy quirk, something she was also inquisitive about at first. Also Read: 'Prodigal Son' Showrunners on Bright and Dani's Future: 'How Do You Keep Those Two Apart?' “When I read the script I was like, ‘What’s with the butterscotch? Where is the storyline going with the butterscotch? What am I going to do, choke him with a butterscotch?’ But what it did for me was that, for Martin Whitly and my character, basically it’s the scent of a woman,” Zeta-Jones explained. “For Martin Whitly to come into my infirmary and not used to being with a woman, having been incarcerated, and have a woman in his presence, and a doctor no less, and the scent of a woman goes by him and all he can smell is butterscotch. It’s an interesting thing to play with. This guy is actually craving my butterscotch.” “Prodigal Son” airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Fox. Read original story ‘Prodigal Son': Catherine Zeta-Jones on What That Intimate Moment With Martin Reveals About Dr Capshaw At TheWrap
4 hours ago‘Ma Rainey,’ ‘Mulan,’ ‘Promising Young Woman’ Win Costume Designers Guild Awards“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Mulan” and “Promising Young Woman” have been named the best-dressed films of 2020 at the Costume Designers Guild Awards, which were presented in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday evening. Ann Roth won for “Ma Rainey” in the Excellence in Period Film category, the CDGA category that most closely corresponds to the Oscar for Best Costume Design. Bina Daigeler won for “Mulan” and Nancy Steiner for “Promising Young Woman” in the Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film and Excellence in Contemporary Film categories, respectively. Over the last 20 years, one of the CDGA winners has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Costume Design 10 times, though the two shows have agreed just once in the last four years. The Oscar winner comes most often from the CDGA’s period category, which has produced seven winners, followed by the sci-fi/fantasy category, with three. “Ma Rainey” and “Mulan” are both nominated for costume-design Oscars, along with “Emma,” “Mank” and “Pinocchio,” all of which were also CDGA nominees. Also Read: Why 'Mank' Costume Designer's Phone Was a Secret Weapon on Set (Exclusive Video) In the television categories, “Westworld” won the award for sci-fi/fantasy TV, “The Queen’s Gambit” won for period TV and “Schitt’s Creek” won for contemporary TV. “Hamilton” won the award for variety television. The short-form award went to Damien Chazelle’s iPhone short “The Stunt Double.” Actress Lana Condor hosted the brisk 45-minute ceremony, which streamed live on Twitter and on the Costume Designers Guild website. Presenters included Rose Byrne, Andra Day, Carey Mulligan and Emerald Fennell, Amanda Seyfried, Regina King and Leslie Odom Jr. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers were given the Distinguished Collaborator Award. The winners: Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film: “Mulan” – Bina DaigelerExcellence in Contemporary Film: “Promising Young Woman” – Nancy SteinerExcellence in Period Film: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” – Ann Roth Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television: “Westworld”: “Parce Domine” – Shay CunliffeExcellence in Contemporary Television: “Schitt’s Creek”: “Happy Ending” – Debra HansonExcellence in Period Television: “The Queen’s Gambit”: “End Game” – Gabriele BinderExcellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television: “Hamilton” – Paul Tazewell Excellence in Short Form Design: Apple: Shot on iPhone by Damien Chazelle – Vertical Cinema “The Stunt Double” short film – April Napier Read original story ‘Ma Rainey,’ ‘Mulan,’ ‘Promising Young Woman’ Win Costume Designers Guild Awards At TheWrap headtopics.comRead more: Yahoo Singapore »
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