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Brad Harris, Actor in Sword-and-Sandal Movies, Dies at 84

Brad Harris, Actor in Sword-and-Sandal Movies, Dies at 84
Brad Harris, best known for his work in sword-and-sandal movies, died Tuesday. He was 84.

The actor and stuntman worked in Europe for majority of his career, appearing in over 50 spy films and spaghetti Westerns in the 1960s, including “The Fury of Hercules,” “Pirates of the Mississippi,” “Black Eagle of Santa Fe,” “Kiss, Kiss, Kill, Kill,” “Spy Today, Die Tomorrow,” “Death Trip,” “The Mad Butcher” and “Supermen.”

In addition to his movie work, he appeared on the small screen as Deputy Duffy in the soap opera “Falcon Crest” from 1984-1989.

Born in Idaho, Harris later moved to California and attended UCLA on an athletic scholarship where he studied economics. After sustaining injuries from football, he was advised to take up weightlifting, which then sparked an interest in bodybuilding.

Upon graduation, he secured work in the industry as a stand-in and stuntman. Harris made his big-screen debut in the 1957 biographical film “Monkey on My Back.”

His first leading
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TV Rewind: The 9 Shows That Defined 1990, From ‘Twin Peaks’ to ‘Wings’

The year 1990 was the beginning of a new decade that just had survived the neon excesses of the ’80s. This fresh start was seen in the world at large with the reunification of Germany, the unification of Yemen, the release of Nelson Mandela and the resignation of Margaret Thatcher as the U.K.’s prime minister.

It was also the fledgling days of the internet, when the first web server was created, providing a foundation for the World Wide Web as we know it.

Read More: ‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Being Developed by Steven Spielberg, Amblin TV and Warner Bros. — Exclusive

Over on television, “Saturday Night Live” welcomed the new talents of Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and Julia Sweeney.

The year also marked the end of an era for shows like “Alf,” “227,” “Newhart,” primetime soap “Falcon Crest,” Nickelodeon’s slime purveyor “You Can’t Do That on Television,
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TV Rewind: The 9 Shows That Defined 1990, From ‘Twin Peaks’ to ‘Wings’

The year 1990 was the beginning of a new decade that just had survived the neon excesses of the ’80s. This fresh start was seen in the world at large with the reunification of Germany, the unification of Yemen, the release of Nelson Mandela and the resignation of Margaret Thatcher as the U.K.’s prime minister.

It was also the fledgling days of the internet, when the first web server was created, providing a foundation for the World Wide Web as we know it.

Read More: ‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Being Developed by Steven Spielberg, Amblin TV and Warner Bros. — Exclusive

Over on television, “Saturday Night Live” welcomed the new talents of Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and Julia Sweeney.

The year also marked the end of an era for shows like “Alf,” “227,” “Newhart,” primetime soap “Falcon Crest,” Nickelodeon’s slime purveyor “You Can’t Do That on Television,
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Slideshow: The Hollywood Show in Chicagoland on Mar. 24-26, 2017

Previous | Image 1 of 23 | NextMariel Hemingway of ‘Manhattan’ and ‘Star 80.’

Chicago – “The Hollywood Show” is an exciting gathering of celebrities and memorabilia for movies, TV and pop culture fans. The latest edition is coming up – March 24th-26th, 2017 – at the Hyatt Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. Among the TV and film stars scheduled to appear is Ed Asner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), Stefanie Powers (“Hart to Hart”), Angie Dickinson (“Police Woman,” original “Ocean’s 11’), Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”), Charlene Tilton (“Dallas”) and Richard Chamberlain (“Dr. Kildare,” “Slipper and the Rose”). Detail link below the Slideshow.

To give you an example of the celebrities that appear at The Hollywood Show, photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com took Exclusive Portraits at last year’s Fall show in September. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below.
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AfroWest Pictures Will Premiere Nollywood Action-Drama ‘Oloibiri’ in USA Theaters, Starting Feb. 3rd, 2017

AfroWest Pictures is set to release “Oloibiri” in select U.S. theaters beginning this Friday, February 3rd, 2017, starting in Los Angeles, CA. Starring an all-star cast of international actors, including William R. Moses (“Falcon Crest,” “Mystic Pizza”), Richard Mofe-Damijo (“Alice in… Continue Reading →
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Slideshow, News: The Hollywood Show in Chicagoland From Sep. 9-11, 2016

Previous | Image 1 of 17 | Next1970s and ‘80s icon Kristy McNichol.

Chicago – “The Hollywood Show” is an exciting gathering of celebrities and memorabilia for movies, TV and pop culture fans. The latest edition will be this weekend – September 9th-11th, 2016 – at the Hilton/O’Hare Airport Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. (details below). Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com will be there to photograph the stars, and offers a Slideshow featuring the celebrities who attended the 2015 event.

Scheduled to appear at the 2016 Hollywood Show are Joyce DeWitt (“Three’s Company), Loretta Swit (“M*A*S*H”), Oscar nominated actress Mariel Hemingway, Morgan Fairchild (“Falcon Crest”) and Jan Michael Vincent (“Airwolf”), among many other favorites from “Three’s Company,” “My Three Sons,” and “The Waltons.” There is a fee for autographs and pictures, and the show offers a huge memorabilia market.

Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to
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23 TV Divas We Secretly Admire

There's nothing like a diva to add life your favorite TV show.

No matter how evil they might be, there's always a purpose behind what they do. Some just want to be the center of attention, some just love the drama, and some just want what they want when they want it. Who doesn't want that?

Love them, hate them, or love to hate them, here are 23 divas we secretly admire.

1. Endora - Bewitched No one could make an entrance like Samantha’s flamboyant mom. Her colorful clothes and outrageous makeup were the best, but she was not a nice person, at least when it came to Darrin. She was his worst nightmare, and sometimes Samantha’s too. Still, her makeup and outfits were divine. If only we looked so good with bright, blue eyeshadow! 2. Cookie Lyon - Empire This tough-talking matriarch of the Lyon family knows what she wants,
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Castle's Susan Sullivan Lands a Mother of a Role on ABC's The Real O'Neals

Castle's Susan Sullivan Lands a Mother of a Role on ABC's The Real O'Neals
Like her TV son, Susan Sullivan’s first aprés-Castle role is on an ABC sitcom.

RelatedCastle‘s Nathan Fillion Books Arc on Modern Family Season 8

TVLine has learned exclusively that Sullivan is set to guest-star on a Season 2 episode of The Real O’Neals, as the mother of the politically correct Vice Principal Murray (played by Matt Oberg).

In addition to her eight-season run as Castle‘s Martha Rodgers, Sullivan’s TV credits include The Nine, Dharma & Greg and Falcon Crest. Earlier this summer, Castle‘s aforementioned Nathan Fillion booked an arc on Modern Family, while Jon Huertas
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Ronnie Claire Edwards, The Waltons' Corabeth, Dead at 83

Ronnie Claire Edwards, The Waltons' Corabeth, Dead at 83
Ronnie Claire Edwards, who played The Waltons‘ Corabeth for seven seasons, has died. She was 83.

Edwards “passed peacefully in her sleep” early Wednesday, according to a post on her official Facebook page. “Our beautiful and extraordinary friend has made her final curtain call. Thank you for all your wonderful and caring support.”

Edwards portrayed Ike Godsey’s wife. She joined the show in 1975 and continued through to the series’ 1981 finale and several Waltons TV movies. Her other television gigs included Dallas, Falcon Crest, Dynasty and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Related storiesThe Waltons and Falcon Crest Creator Earl Hamner Jr.
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‘Groundhog Day’ Actress Angela Paton Dies at 86

‘Groundhog Day’ Actress Angela Paton Dies at 86
Angela Paton, best known for her role in “Groundhog Day,” died on Thursday in Oakland, Calif. She was 86.

The actress was in hospice care after a recent heart attack, the Associated Press reports.

Paton played Mrs. Lancaster, the small-town bed-and-breakfast owner where Bill Murray’s Phil Connors awakens in a panic every morning in the 1993 classic comedy.

Paton, who has more than 90 film and television credits to her name, also played Faye in Adam Sandler’s “The Wedding Singer,” Michelle’s grandmother who sleeps with Stifler in “American Wedding” and Mrs. Holmes in “Lolita.” She also appeared in 1994’s “Blue Sky” and “Trapped in Paradise.” She’s had roles on the shows “Falcon Crest,” “Home Improvement,” “My Name Is Earl” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

The Brooklyn native had a flourishing stage career in the San Francisco Bay Area before transitioning to the screen when she was nearly 60 years old. Paton
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It Came From The Tube: Don’T Go To Sleep (1982)

Let’s face it: Most horror made for TV isn’t really scary, is it? I mean, we talk about these shows or movies frightening us as kids, but we could say the same about watching a PG rated flick that contains a few good jolts or disturbing themes. The bottom line is a lot of things scare us as children, including real life. And every once in awhile, someone will come strutting along and boast of a TV movie from their youth that they insist is genuinely scary. And when they say genuine, they mean that it still casts a spell today, unvarnished by time. Well, having finally seen it for the first time, I can say that Don’t Go To Sleep (1982) fits the bill, offering up a few for real scares, a sense of unease, a clever teleplay, and an ending that’s still sticking to me like unwanted psychic residue.
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Horror Highlights: VFX Legion Q&A, Sharkansas Women’S Prison Massacre, Sadako Vs Kayako

Wanna know how some of your favorite sounds, action sequences, or visual effects were created? Daily Dead got a chance to do a Q&A with the VFX Legion team who worked on The Purge: Anarchy, Hardcore Henry, Ouija, and more. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: a Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre Blu-ray clip and trailer as well as three promo videos for Sadako vs Kayako.

Daily Dead Q&A with the VFX Legion Team, Breakdown Reel and Images:

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Can you give our readers an idea of what the VFX Legion team does to improve the look of a film and enhance the cinematic experience for viewers?

There are a lot of things that make up a movie. There’s sound, acting, locations, lighting, editing, and often times, visual effects. There are a ton of aspects to visual effects.
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March BADness: One Tree Hill, Oitnb, Days and Dallas Hellions Clash Swords!

March BADness: One Tree Hill, Oitnb, Days and Dallas Hellions Clash Swords!
Do not adjust your computer volume if you suddenly hear some crash-bang-boom-ouch coming from your browser, TVLine readers.

We’re officially in Round 2 of TVLine’s March BADness Bracket Tournament, and the small screen’s greatest villains are lettin’ each other have it.

RelatedMarch BADness: Dynasty, Scandal, Falcon Crest and Revenge in the Mix!

Yes, we’re down to just 32 of the most ruthless, horrible, evil, and occasionally delicious ruffians, rapscallions and reprobates ever to appear on television — and we want you to tell us who’s the baddest of ’em all.

From now through the end of the month,
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Sleepy Hollow Recap: Ichabod and Abbie Let Their Freak Flag Fly

Oh say can you see… that we’re nearly at the end of Sleepy Hollow‘s third season? And that it looks like the Witnesses are headed back to the catacombs? And that yet another person in their lives is privy to the secrets of the impending apocalypse?

This week’s National Anthem-centric episode drafts FBI boss Daniel Reynolds onto Team Wtf, a development that both scares and emboldens Abbie to make like Oprah and live her best life. (“You get a mystical jug! And You get a mystical jug!”) Meanwhile, Jenny’s not ready to make nice with her dad,
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March BADness: Dynasty, Scandal, Falcon Crest and Revenge in the Mix!

March BADness: Dynasty, Scandal, Falcon Crest and Revenge in the Mix!
Do not adjust your computer volume if you suddenly hear some crash-bang-boom-ouch coming from your browser, TVLine readers.

We’re officially in Round 2 of TVLine’s March BADness Bracket Tournament, and the small screen’s greatest villains are lettin’ each other have it.

RelatedBones, Ahs, Bates Motel, Twin Peaks Ghouls Up Next in March BADness!

Yes, we’re down to just 32 of the most ruthless, horrible, evil, and occasionally delicious ruffians, rapscallions and reprobates ever to appear on television — and we want you to tell us who’s the baddest of ’em all.

From now through the end of the month,
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Do Arrow Flashbacks Have a Target? Was Good Wife Too Naughty? Best Sleepy Witness Moment? And More Qs

Do Arrow Flashbacks Have a Target? Was Good Wife Too Naughty? Best Sleepy Witness Moment? And More Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Girls, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow and Scandal!

1 | Now that we know Grimm‘s Adalind is on her way back to full Hexenbiestiality, how much are you looking forward to the inevitable second round of her fight with Juliette, er, Eve?

VideosGrimm Sneak Peek: Sean Dangles Diana in Front of an Angry Adalind

2 | Which Sleepy Hollow Witness moment did you enjoy more: Ichabod and Abbie bantering over pastries at the start of the episode,
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The Waltons and Falcon Crest Creator Earl Hamner Jr. Dead at 92

The Waltons and Falcon Crest Creator Earl Hamner Jr. Dead at 92
Two-time Emmy nominee Earl Hamner Jr., best known for creating The Waltons and Falcon Crest, died Thursday at age 92, after a long battle with cancer.

His son announced the news via the producer’s Facebook page, noting his father passed while listening to one of his favorite songs, John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High.”

Hamner scored both of his Emmy nominations — one for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama Adaptation, the other for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama — for The Waltons., a Depression-era drama set in the Virginia mountains that was inspired by the producer’s own childhood and based on his novel Spencer’s Mountain.
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Bones, Ahs, Bates Motel, Twin Peaks Ghouls Up Next in March BADness!

Do not adjust your computer volume if you suddenly hear some crash-bang-boom-ouch coming from your browser, TVLine readers.

We’re officially in Round 2 of TVLine’s March BADness Bracket Tournament, and the small screen’s greatest villains are lettin’ each other have it.

RelatedMarch BADness: Hannibal Lecter vs. Joe Carroll! Plus: Dexter Killers Face Off!

Yes, we’re down to just 32 of the most ruthless, horrible, evil, and occasionally delicious ruffians, rapscallions and reprobates ever to appear on television — and we want you to tell us who’s the baddest of ’em all.

From now through the end of the month,
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Earl Hamner, Creator of ‘The Waltons,’ Dies at 92

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Earl Hamner, Creator of ‘The Waltons,’ Dies at 92
The Waltons” and “Falcon Crest” creator Earl Hamner died Thursday. He was at 92. Hamner’s daughter confirmed the news on Facebook on that afternoon, writing: “Dad died peacefully in his sleep at Cedar Sinai Hospital. He was surrounded by family, and we were playing his favorite music, John Denver’s Rocky Mountain Collection. Dad took his last breath half way through Ricky Mountain High.” Hamner, who was best known for his work as creator, writer and narrator of the long-running CBS sitcom “The Waltons,” also created a number of other series, including “Apple’s Way,” Morningstar/Eveningstar” and “Falcon Crest,
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Earl Hamner Jr., Creator of 'The Waltons,' Dies at 92

Earl Hamner Jr., Creator of 'The Waltons,' Dies at 92
Earl Hamner Jr., the homespun novelist from the backwoods of Virginia who drew upon his upbringing to create the beloved CBS family drama The Waltons, died Thursday. He was 92. Hamner, who also created a spicier show about another family for CBS — the long-running primetime soap opera Falcon Crest — and wrote eight episodes of Rod Serling’s fabled anthology series The Twilight Zone, died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a post written by one of his children on his Facebook page. "I am very sorry to be the bearer of sad

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