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Frank Deford Dies: Legendary Sportswriter & Author Of ‘Everybody’s All-American’ Was 78

Frank Deford Dies: Legendary Sportswriter & Author Of ‘Everybody’s All-American’ Was 78
Longtime Sports Illustrated writer, author and commentator Frank Deford has died. His wife confirmed to The Washington Post that he passed away on Sunday in Key West, Florida.

The author of 18 books, nine of which were novels, Deford was also a Peabody, CableACE and Emmy Award winner; the latter for his work as a writer during the Seoul Olympics. His 1981 novel, Everybody’s All-American, was made into a 1988 film directed by Taylor Hackford. Deford began writing for SI in…
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Frank Deford, Giant of Sports Journalism, Dies at 78

Frank Deford, the charismatic sports writer widely regarded as one of the best of his generation who also presided over the ambitious and short-lived The National, one of the biggest busts in the annals of the newspaper industry, has died. He was 78. 

Deford, who began his career at Sports Illustrated in 1962 and remained with the magazine for decades, died Sunday in Key West, Fla., his wife said.

A prolific and widely admired novelist as well, Deford wrote the 1981 book Everybody's All-American, about the downfall of a 1950s University of North Carolina star. It was made into the...
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Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman and Bryan Cranston, to receive the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award” for “Argo” by Josh Abraham

HollywoodNews.com: The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that the feature "Argo," directed by Ben Affleck, will receive the "Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award." "We are very proud to recognize the ensemble cast of "Argo," for their dramatic and outstanding performances," said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Awards. The 2012 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will honor director David O. Russell with the "Hollywood Director Award"; Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro with the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award"; Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard with the "Hollywood Actress Award"; three-time Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams with the "Hollywood Supporting Actress Award"; producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner with the "Hollywood Producers Award"; writer/director Judd Apatow with the "Hollywood Comedy Award"; actor John Hawkes with the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award" for "The Sessions"; and Quvenzhané Wallis
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Casting call in Miami, Fl for feature film 'Parker' starring Jennifer Lopez

The thriller feature film "Parker" starring Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham, is seeking more than 200 Miami area locals to work as background extras during three days of shooting at the The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Miami. The scene to be shot is a fundraising event for the very wealthy, supposedly taking place in Palm Beach. The casting agents are in need of “elegant guests” — 100 women and 100 men — as well as others to play catering staff, musicians, security guards, police officers and firemen. Academy Award winner Taylor Hackford will direct the film from an adapted screenplay written by John J. McLaughlin. The screenplay is based on Donald Westlake’s crime novel “Flashfire". Hackford's producing and/or directorial credits include "An Officer and a Gentleman," "Against All Odds," "White Nights," "La Bamba," "Everybody's All-American," "The Devil's Advocate," "Ray," and "Love Ranch".
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