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October 10, 2005

Oct 10 in the movie history

Filed under: Movie calendar — movie_critic @ 7:32 am

Oct.10 is a birthday for:

Helen Hayes, a star of the 1932 movie adaptation of the famous novel of Ermest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms. Her co-star in the movie was young Gary Cooper. Helen Hayes went on to enjoy a very successful career in the theater and in Hollywood, which spanned 70 years and brought her a full collection of all awards in the entertainment world.

Charles Dance, the British actor well-known mostly for his theatrical Shakespearean roles, who also had made several movies from his 1981 film debut with a small role in For Your Eyes Only, though I remember him much better from his role of a sinister one-eyed killer in a 1993 Hollywood parody Last Action Hero.

Guiseppe Verdi – a great Italian composer, born in 1813, whose wonderful operas

had inspired several movie adaptations (the lustrous La Traviata of Franko Dzeffirelli comes first to mind) as well as provided some basis to the scenarios of a few movies, like Moulin Rouge.

Unfortunately, this is also the day of death of the great actor Yul Brinner, whose magnetic charm has propelled many movies to an undying fame, and the great actor and director Orson Welles – one of the most famous figures in the history of the cinema, a genius, whose first movie Citizen Kane is still considered one of the best films ever made.

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