On This Day … 03 October [2022]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Michael Hordern Sir Michael Murray Hordern CBE (03 October 1911 to 02 May 1995) was an English actor whose career spanned nearly 60 years. He is best known for his Shakespearean roles, especially that of King Lear, which he played to much acclaim on stage in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1969 and London… Read More

On This Day … 02 October [2022]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Avery Brooks Avery Franklin Brooks (born 02 October 1948) is an American actor, director, singer, narrator and educator. He is best known for his television roles as Captain Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and its spinoff A Man Called Hawk, and as… Read More

On This Day … 01 October [2022]

People (Births) Walter Matthau Walter Matthau (born Walter John Matthow; 01 October 1920 to 01 July 2000) was an American actor, comedian and film director. World War II During World War II, Matthau saw active service as a radioman-gunner in the US Army Air Forces with the Eighth Air Force in the United Kingdom, crewing… Read More

On This Day … 30 September [2022]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Victoria Tennant Victoria Tennant (born 30 September 1950) is a British actress. She is known for her roles in the TV miniseries The Winds of War (1983) and War and Remembrance (1988-1989), in which she appeared as actor Robert Mitchum’s on-screen love interest, Pamela Tudsbury, as well as her supporting roles… Read More

On This Day … 29 September [2022]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Trevor Howard Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith (29 September 1913 to 07 January 1988)[2] was an English stage, film, and television actor. After varied work in the theatre, he achieved star status with his role in the film Brief Encounter (1945), followed by The Third Man (1949). He is also known for his… Read More

On This Day … 28 September [2022]

Events People (Births) William S. Paley William Samuel Paley (28 September 1901 to 26 October 1990) was an American businessman, primarily involved in the media, and best known as the chief executive who built the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) from a small radio network into one of the foremost radio and television network operations in… Read More

Violent Summer (1959)

Introduction Estate violenta (US title: Violent Summer) is a 1961 Italian award-winning black-and-white drama film directed by Valerio Zurlini, depicting a love affair between a prominent Fascist’s young draft-dodging son, portrayed by Jean-Louis Trintignant, and a naval officer’s widow, older than he, portrayed by Eleonora Rossi Drago. It is set in the Italian seaside resort… Read More