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Leo Robin

Leo Robin (April 6, 1900 – December 29, 1984) was an American composer, lyricist and songwriter. He is probably best known for collaborating with Ralph Rainger on the 1938 Oscar-winning song "Thanks for the Memory", sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross in the film The Big Broadcast of 1938.

Biography

Robin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and studied at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and at Carnegie Tech's drama school. He later worked as a reporter and as a publicist.

Robin's first hits came in 1926 with the Broadway production By the Way, with hits in several other musicals immediately following, such as Bubbling Over (1926), Hit the Deck, Judy (1927), and Hello Yourself (1928). In 1932, Robin went out to Hollywood to work for Paramount Pictures. His principal collaborator was composer Ralph Rainger, together they became one of the leading film songwriting duos of the 1930s and early 1940s, writing over 50 hits. Robin and Rainger worked together until Rainger's untimely death in a plane crash on October 23, 1942. Robin continued to collaborate with many other composers over the years, including Vincent Youmans, Sam Coslow, Richard A. Whiting, and Nacio Herb Brown. Leo Robin collaborated with Rainger on the 1938 Oscar-winning song "Thanks for the Memory," sung by Bob Hope in the film The Big Broadcast of 1938, which was to become Hope's signature tune.[1]

Robin collaborated on the score for the 1955 musical film My Sister Eileen with Jule Styne, then officially retired from the movie industry. He is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1972. Robin wrote many popular songs, mostly for film and television, including "Louise," "Beyond the Blue Horizon" (both songs co-written by Richard A. Whiting), "Prisoner of Love" and "Blue Hawaii".

Death

Robin died of heart failure in Woodland Hills, California at the age of 84 and was interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Work on Broadway
  • Hit the Deck (1927), musical - co-lyricist
  • Allez-oop (1927), revue - lyricist
  • Just Fancy (1927), musical - lyricist
  • Hello Yourself (1928), musical - lyricist
  • Tattle Tales (1933), revue - contributing lyricist
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), musical - lyricist
  • The Girl in Pink Tights (1954), musical - lyricist
  • Lorelei (Gentlemen Still Prefer Blondes) (1974), musical - lyricist

Posthumous credits or shows in which pre-written songs by Leo Robin were featured include:

References
  1. "Leo Robin", Michael Feinstein's Great American Songbook.
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Leo Robin

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Leo Robin (April 6, 1900 – December 29, 1984) was an American composer, lyricist and songwriter. He is probably best known for collaborating with Ralph Rainger on the 1938 Oscar-winning song "Thanks for the Memory", sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross in the film The Big Broadcast of 1938. Biography Robin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and studied at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and at Carnegie Tech's drama school. He later worked as a reporter and as a publicist. Robin's first hits came in 1926 with the Broadway production By the Way, with hits in several other musicals immediately following, such as Bubbling Over (1926), Hit the Deck, Judy (1927), and Hello Yourself (1928). In 1932, Robin went out to Hollywood to work for Paramount Pictures. His principal collaborator was composer Ralph Rainger, together they became one of the leading film songwriting duos of the 1930s and early 1940s, writing over 50 hits. Robin and Rainger worked together until Rainger's untimely death in a plane c ...more...



Robin Beard

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Robin Leo Beard Jr. (August 21, 1939 – June 16, 2007) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee's 6th congressional district , who served from 1973 to 1983. Early life A native of Knoxville, Tennessee , Beard graduated from the prestigious Montgomery Bell Academy and Vanderbilt University . He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity . He was a former colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He later moved to Somerville, Tennessee . Political career In 1970, Beard was appointed Tennessee personnel commissioner by newly elected Republican Governor Winfield Dunn . In 1972, he entered the GOP primary for the newly reconfigured 6th Congressional District. Democrats in the state legislature shifted several Republican-trending portions near Memphis into the Sixth and removed several solidly Democratic areas. In November, Beard defeated Anderson by twelve percentage points. Tennessee Democrats had not anticipated the depth of the massive Republican landslide fuele ...more...



Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

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" Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend " is a jazz song introduced by Carol Channing in the original Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), which was written by Jule Styne and Leo Robin . It was based on a novel by Anita Loos . Marilyn Monroe version Monroe sings the song surrounded by well-dressed men. The song is perhaps most famously performed by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes . Monroe's character, Lorelei Lee, has been followed on a Transatlantic ocean liner by a detective hired by her fiance's father, who wants assurance that she is not marrying purely for money. He is informed of compromising pictures taken with a British diamond mine owner and cancels her letter of credit before she arrives in France, requiring her to work in a nightclub to survive. Her fiance arrives at the cabaret to see her perform this song, about exploiting men for riches. Diamonds are an element in another story line in the film, in which Lorelei is given a diamond tiara by the mine owner, ...more...



Robin Williams

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Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills. After his first starring film role in Popeye (1980), Williams starred or co-starred in several films that achieved both critical acclaim and financial success, including Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Aladdin (1992), The Birdcage (1996), and Good Will Hunting (1997). He also starred in widely acclaimed films such as The World According to Garp (1982), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), One Hour Photo (2002), and World's Greatest Dad (2009), as well as box office hits such as Hook (1991), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji ( ...more...

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If I Should Lose You

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"If I Should Lose You" is a song composed by Ralph Rainger, with lyrics by Leo Robin. It was introduced in the 1936 film Rose of the Rancho. Notable recordings Geri Allen – Twenty One (1994) Chet Atkins – Stay Tuned (1985) Georgia Brown − Georgia Brown (1963). Betty Carter − Feed the Fire (1993) June Christy − Day Dreams (1995), Cool Christy (2002) Chick Corea and Stefano Bollani – Orvieto (2010) Fabien Degryse − Fingerswinging (2011) Dena DeRose − I Can See Clearly Now (2000) Lou Donaldson – Sweet Poppa Lou (1981) Aretha Franklin – Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington (1964) The Four Freshmen − Voices in Latin (1958). Grant Green – Born to be Blue (1962) Al Haig − Al Haig Trio (1954) Jan Harbeck Quartet - In the Still of the Night (2008) Dick Haymes − The Complete Capitol Collection (2006), Moondreams (1955) Richard Himber and His Orchestra (vocal by Stuart Allen) - a popular recording in 1936. Shirley Horn – Embers and Ashes (1959) Keith Jarrett − Standards (1985) Isham ...more...



Prisoner of Love (Russ Columbo song)

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"Prisoner of Love" 1931 recording featuring Russ Columbo Problems playing this file? See media help . " Prisoner of Love " is a 1931 popular song with music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill and lyrics by Leo Robin . Background Written in 1931, Leo Robin has related how publisher Con Conrad walked into his hotel room with Russ Columbo, and asked him to write words within the hour for a tune he had. Robin, who was on vacation, at first refused but Conrad explained that he wanted Columbo to demonstrate it to Flo Ziegfeld who needed a song for Helen Morgan in one of his shows. Robin then wrote the lyric, which he afterwards said he disliked, and the song was duly performed for Ziegfeld but he did not accept it. Russ Columbo, however, sang it on his radio show and recorded it on October 9, 1931 for Victor Records and it was very popular in 1932. Columbo also sang it in the 1933 short film That Goes Double. In 1946 the song became a major hit for Billy Eckstine , Perry Como and the Ink Spots . Billy Eckstine ...more...



Love in Bloom (song)

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" Love in Bloom " is a popular song with music by Ralph Rainger and lyrics by Leo Robin , published in 1934 . It was introduced in the film She Loves Me Not by Bing Crosby and Kitty Carlisle . The song was first recorded by Bing Crosby on July 5, 1934 with Irving Aaronson and his Commanders for Brunswick Records . The same year, it was one of the nominees for the inaugural "Best Song" Academy Award when it lost out to " The Continental ". Crosby re-recorded the song for his 1954 album Bing: A Musical Autobiography . Other popular versions of the song in 1934 were by Paul Whiteman (vocal by Jack Fulton ), Guy Lombardo and by Hal Kemp (vocal by Skinnay Ennis ). Most famously, "Love in Bloom" became the theme song of Jack Benny who was known for playing it off-key on his violin . Kitty Carlisle had hoped to adopt it as her theme song, but its swift comic association with Benny spoiled those plans. The song has been recorded by other artists, including Al Bowlly with Lew Stone and his Orchestra in 1934, Spike ...more...



Batman Ninja

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Batman Ninja (ニンジャバットマン Ninja Battoman) is an upcoming Japanese animated film directed by Junpei Mizusaki and produced by Warner Bros., which features the DC Comics character Batman. Takashi Okazaki, the creator of Afro Samurai, is the character designer for the film. The first poster was revealed on October 5, 2017, and the trailers were released later on December 1, 2017. Premise Batman is transported to Feudal Japan and must battle reimagined versions of his villains alongside his allies. Aiding the Dark Knight are Japanese versions of Nightwing, Red Hood, Red Robin, Robin, Alfred and Catwoman. Villains confirmed to appear include The Joker, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, Clayface, Deathstroke and Gorilla Grodd. Voice cast Character Japanese voice actor Batman Kōichi Yamadera The Joker Wataru Takagi Harley Quinn Rie Kugimiya Catwoman Ai Kakuma Alfred Pennyworth Hōchū Ōtsuka References Ashcraft, Brian (December 1, 2017). "First Look At The Batman Ninja Anime". Kotaku. Bonomol ...more...



Boulevard (2014 film)

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Boulevard is a 2014 American drama film directed by Dito Montiel and written by Douglas Soesbe. Starring Robin Williams , Kathy Baker , Roberto Aguire , Eleonore Hendricks , Giles Matthey and Bob Odenkirk , the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, 2014. The film was released on July 10, 2015 in a limited release by Starz Digital . Plot Nolan Mack has worked at the same bank for almost 26 years in a life of monotony. He and his wife Joy have embraced their marriage as a convenient and comfortable distraction from facing reality. However one day, what starts as an aimless drive down an unfamiliar street turns into a life-altering decision for Nolan when he meets a troubled young hustler named Leo on his drive home from visiting his ailing father at a hospital. Nolan begins to seek Leo out and spend time with him. The relationship is never consummated, but they spend hours talking. As Nolan spends more time with Leo, he finds himself breaking from the confines of his old life and coming to t ...more...



Sana Dalawa ang Puso

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Sana Dalawa ang Puso (lit. Wish There Were Two Hearts) is a 2018 Filipino romantic drama television series starring Jodi Sta. Maria in a dual role with Richard Yap and Robin Padilla. The series premiered on ABS-CBN's PrimeTanghali noontime block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on January 29, 2018, replacing Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin. The series will mark the Sta. Maria-Yap reunion on television four years after the long-running pre-noontime drama Be Careful With My Heart. Plot Sana Dalawa ang Puso follows the story of Mona Bulalayao and Lisa Laureano (both played by Jodi Sta. Maria), two different women with identical faces; both of them are facing big ordeals in their lives. Lisa is known as a strict and hardworking boss in her family business, the Laureano Group of Companies. However, her world suddenly turns upside down when her father, Juancho Laureano (Christopher de Leon), betroths her to their rival’s son, Martin Co (Richard Yap). In order to avoid the arranged marriage, she decides to hide and ...more...



It Was Written in the Stars

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" It Was Written in the Stars " is a song composed by Harold Arlen , with lyrics by Leo Robin . It was written for the 1948 film Casbah , where it was sung by Tony Martin . IMDb Not to be confused with the Cole Porter song of the same title, which was written for the 1939 musical Du Barry Was a Lady . [1] Notable recordings Tony Bennett - A String of Harold Arlen (1960) Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook (1961) Susannah McCorkle - Thanks For The Memory: The Songs of Leo Robin (1983) Sylvia McNair & André Previn - Come Rain or Come Shine: The Harold Arlen Songbook (1996) Jo Stafford - Jo Stafford on Capitol (2002) George Evans - Movie Songs (2004) " It Was Written in the Stars " is a song composed by Harold Arlen , with lyrics by Leo Robin . It was written for the 1948 film Casbah , where it was sung by Tony Martin . IMDb Not to be confused with the Cole Porter song of the same title, which was written for the 1939 musical Du Barry Was a Lady . [1] Notable recordings Tony Be ...more...



June in January

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" June in January " is a popular song with music by Ralph Rainger and lyrics by Leo Robin , published in 1934 . The song was introduced in the movie Here Is My Heart by Bing Crosby in 1934. The Crosby recording, made on November 9, 1934 with Georgie Stoll and his Orchestra, became a number #1 hit on Decca Records and has since has become a popular standard, recorded by many artists. Crosby recorded the song again for his 1954 album Bing: A Musical Autobiography and this version was heard alongside an image of a Crosby lookalike in the film The Joker Is Wild (1957), starring Frank Sinatra . Crosby recorded it again in 1977 for his final album Seasons . Other notable recordings Little Jack Little – his version reached the No. 7 spot in the USA charts in 1934 Ted Fio Rito – his recording also charted in 1934, achieving the No. 10 position. Guy Lombardo had a successful version in 1935 and this hit #14 in the charts of the day. Roy Fox and his Ochestra – vocal by Denny Dennis (1934) The Hi-Lo's – Listen! (1954) ...more...



Love Is Just Around the Corner

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"Love Is Just Around the Corner" is a popular song with music by Lewis E. Gensler and lyrics by Leo Robin, published in 1934. It was introduced in the 1934 Bing Crosby film Here is My Heart and was also included in the 1935 film Millions in the Air. Crosby recorded the song on November 9, 1934 with Georgie Stoll and his Orchestra for Decca Records and it reached the No. 8 position in the USA charts of the day. . He recorded the song again in 1954 for his album Bing: A Musical Autobiography. The song has become a standard, recorded by many artists. Early recordings were made by Bing Crosby in 1934 and Robert Cummings the next year. Other recordings June Christy - The Uncollected June Christy, Vol II (1957), A Friendly Session, Vol. 2 (1999) with the Johnny Guarnieri Quintet Alma Cogan - With Love in Mind (1988) Billy Eckstine - Billy Eckstine's Imagination (1958) Jackie Davis - Hammond Gone Cha-Cha (1959) (rereleased on Ultra Lounge/Organs in Orbit) (1996) Don Fagerquist - I Had the Craziest Dream (19 ...more...



The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson , It is a remake of the 1997 Israeli film The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum, written and directed by Assi Dayan . It stars Robin Williams , Mila Kunis , Peter Dinklage and Melissa Leo . The film follows an angry, bitter man whose doctor tells him he has a brain aneurysm and has only 90 minutes to live. As the patient races around the city, trying to right his wrongs, the doctor attempts to find him and take him to a hospital. The film was released in a limited release and through video on demand on May 23, 2014 by Lionsgate . Plot Henry Altmann ( Robin Williams ) is stuck in Brooklyn traffic while on his way to a doctor's appointment. His car is suddenly struck by a taxi, which propels him into a rage which he unleashes upon the taxi driver. Henry goes to the Brooklyn hospital, where Dr. Sharon Gill ( Mila Kunis ) is covering for his usual doctor, with whom she is having an affair. After examining scans of his brain, S ...more...



Robin Hood (Disney character)

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Robin Hood is a fictional character who is the protagonist in Walt Disney Productions series’ 21st animated feature film Robin Hood (1973). Robin Hood is voiced by Shakespearean and Tony Award winning actor Brian Bedford . The film is based on the legends of Robin Hood and Reynard the fox, a 12th century Alsatian fairy tale character, but uses anthropomorphic animals rather than people. The story follows the adventures of Robin Hood, Little John and the inhabitants of Nottingham as they fight against the excessive taxation of Prince John , and Robin Hood wins the hand of Maid Marian . In Robin Hood Robin Hood is the protagonist of the film Robin Hood (1973). He does not see himself as a criminal, but as a hero. Although Robin Hood is often shown as an outlaw who chooses to rob from the rich to help the poor people, in this animated version, he is shown mainly attacking Prince John and his agents, who have impoverished Nottingham with high taxes. Robin Hood and Little John steal the tax caravans and give it ...more...



Melissa Leo

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Melissa Chessington Leo (born September 14, 1960) is an American actress. After appearing on several television shows and films in the 1980s, a regular on the television shows All My Children and The Young Riders , in 1985 she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance on All My Children. Her breakthrough role came in 1993 as Det. Sgt. Kay Howard on the television series Homicide: Life on the Street for the show's first five seasons (1993–97). Leo received critical acclaim for her performance as Ray Eddy in the 2008 film Frozen River , earning several nominations and awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress . In 2010, Leo won several awards for her performance as Alice Eklund-Ward in the film The Fighter , including the Golden Globe , SAG , and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress . In 2013 she won the Emmy Award for her guest-role on the television series Louie . She starred in the 2015 Fox event series Wayward Pines as Nurse Pam. She starred in Netflix 's 2017 film ...more...



A Gal in Calico

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"A Gal in Calico" is a song by American composer Arthur Schwartz introduced in the 1946 film The Time, the Place and the Girl . The words were written by Leo Robin . In the film, it was performed by Dennis Morgan , Jack Carson , Martha Vickers (dubbed by Sally Sweetland ) and chorus. It was nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song of 1948 but lost out to " Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah ". There were four versions in the Billboard charts : Johnny Mercer (reached No. 5 in 1946); Tex Beneke (No. 6 in 1947); Benny Goodman (No. 6 in 1947) and Bing Crosby (recorded May 7, 1946, No. 8 in 1947). The song has also been recorded by Steve Lawrence (in his 1963 "Swinging West" album), Tony Martin , Vic Damone and by jazz icons Ahmad Jamal and Miles Davis . In the 1970s it appeared on the album Pastiche by The Manhattan Transfer . The song is whistled briefly early in the film " The Story of Seabiscuit " (1949) by Lon McCallister . References "Internet Movie Database" . imdb.com . Retrieved September 21, 2016 . "A Bing ...more...



LeoVegas

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LeoVegas is a Swedish mobile gaming company and provider of online casino and sports betting services such as table games , video slots , progressive jackpots, video poker and live betting to a number of international markets. LeoVegas Gaming Ltd. is a subsidiary of LeoVegas AB, the parent company whose stock is traded on the Nasdaq First North Premier list at the Stockholm Stock Exchange . Corporate History Leovegas was founded in 2011 by Gustaf Hagman (Group CEO) and Robin Ramm-Ericson (Chairman of the Board & CXO) with the vision to create the ultimate mobile gaming experience and be number one in mobile casino. LeoVegas has experienced rapid growth due to the overriding increase of smartphone use and a “mobile first” mentality of its founders. Gustaf Hagman stated that the company "was born out of the smartphone, which today is the fastest growing channel for entertainment." The initial stock market offering of the company took place on 17 March 2016. Financial advisers in the transaction were Carne ...more...



Easy Living (song)

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"Easy Living" (1937) is a jazz standard written by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin for the film Easy Living directed by Mitchell Leisen . The song has been recorded by many performers including: Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday (Limelight 1965) Count Basie - Me and You (Pablo 1983) Clifford Brown – New Star On The Horizon (Blue Note 1953) Clifford Brown Memorial Album (Blue Note 1956) (2008) The Coasters released a version of the song on their 1960 album One by One Johnny Dankworth – The Best Of Johnny Dankworth (2008) (vocal by Cleo Laine ) Miles Davis – Blue Moods (Fantasy 1955) Hampton Hawes - Hampton Hawes Trio - (Contemporary 1955) Lee Morgan – Expoobident (Vee-Jay 1960) Paul Desmond recorded a version of the song on his 1965 RCA album Easy Living with featured guitarist Jim Hall Bryan Ferry – As Time Goes By (1999) Clare Fischer – Easy Livin' (recorded August 8, 1963; released in limited edition 1966; reissued 1968) Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan – Two of a Mind (RCA 1962) CD bonus track James Moody - Don't ...more...



Vincent Youmans

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Vincent Millie Youmans (September 27, 1898 – April 5, 1946) was an American Broadway composer and producer. A leading Broadway composer of his day, Youmans collaborated with virtually all the greatest lyricists on Broadway: Ira Gershwin , Otto Harbach , Oscar Hammerstein II , Irving Caesar , Anne Caldwell , Leo Robin , Howard Dietz , Clifford Grey , Billy Rose , Edward Eliscu , Edward Heyman , Harold Adamson , Buddy De Sylva and Gus Kahn . Youmans' early songs are remarkable for their economy of melodic material: two-, three- or four-note phrases are constantly repeated and varied by subtle harmonic or rhythmic changes. In later years, however, apparently influenced by Jerome Kern , he turned to longer musical sentences and more free-flowing melodic lines. Youmans published fewer than 100 songs, but 18 of these were considered standards by ASCAP , a remarkably high percentage. Biography Youmans was born in New York City into a prosperous family of hat makers. When he was two, his father moved the family to ...more...



Leo Walmsley

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Leo Walmsley Leo Walmsley (1892 – 1966) was an English writer. He was born at 7 Clifton Place, Shipley in the county of West Yorkshire in 1892, and two years later his family moved to Robin Hood's Bay on the coast of present-day North Yorkshire , where he was schooled at the old Wesleyan chapel & the Scarborough Municipal School. He was the son of the painter Ulric Walmsley . In 1912 the young Leo secured the post of curator-caretaker of the Robin Hood's Bay Marine Laboratory at five shillings a week. During World War I he served as an observer with the Royal Flying Corps in East Africa, was mentioned in dispatches four times and was awarded the Military Cross . After a plane crash he was sent home, and eventually pursued a literary career. He settled at Pont Pill near Polruan in Cornwall, where he became friendly with the writer Daphne du Maurier . He was married three times. First in 1919 to Elsie Susanna Preston, whom he divorced in 1932, then in 1933 to Margaret Bell Little and following their divorc ...more...



Beyond the Blue Horizon (song)

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" Beyond the Blue Horizon " is a 1930 song composed by Leo Robin , Richard A. Whiting , and W. Franke Harling . Jeanette MacDonald introduced the song in the 1930 film Monte Carlo . Her version reached #9 in the United States. Cover versions George Olsen and His Orchestra released a version in 1930. The song reached #5 in the United States. Phil Spitalny and His Orchestra released a version in 1930. The song reached #18 in the United States. Clifford Jordan released a version on his 1957 album Cliff Jordan . Jack Pleis, His Piano, Chorus and Orchestra released a version in 1957 on his album Strings and Things . Jane Morgan - from her album Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (1958). Frankie Laine - included in his album Call of the Wild (1962). Johnny Mathis released a version on his 1964 album The Wonderful World of Make Believe . Michael Nesmith released a version on his 1970 album Magnetic South and featured on his 1993 album Complete First National Band Recordings . Lou Christ ...more...



Robin of Locksley (film)

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Robin of Locksley is a 1996 television movie directed by Michael Kennedy . It stars Devon Sawa , Joshua Jackson and Sarah Chalke . Plot Robin McAllister (Devon Sawa) and his family win the lottery and they end up moving from Kansas City to Seattle where Robin attends Locksley Academy, a wealthy private school. While there Robin comes up with a plan to help one of his friends who was hurt and needs money for an operation by robbing from John Prince Sr., the head of a very wealthy corporation. Robin becomes friends with a couple of misfits at school named Will Scarlett (Billy O'Sullivan) and Little John ( Tyler Labine ) and also falls for a girl named Marian ( Sarah Chalke ) who helps train the horses that Robin's family has. While helping out his friends Robin becomes an enemy of John Prince Jr. (Joshua Jackson), the big shot rich kid at school and his friends Warner and Gibson who are also the sons of rich parents. Then Robin goes to join the archery team but is not allowed to because of John Prince Jr. so he ...more...



Innocents of Paris

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Innocents of Paris is a 1929 black and white American musical film. Directed by Richard Wallace and is based on the play Flea Market, the film was the first musical production by Paramount Pictures. Cast Maurice Chevalier - Maurice Marney Sylvia Beecher - Louise Leval Russell Simpson - Emile Leval George Fawcett - Monsieur Marny John Miljan - Monsieur Renard Margaret Livingston - Madame Renard Jack Luden - Jules Johnnie Morris - Musician Soundtrack "It's A Habit Of Mine" Music by Richard A. Whiting Copyright 1929 by Famous Music Corp. "Wait 'Til You See Ma Cherie" Music by Richard A. Whiting Copyright 1929 by Famous Music Corp. "On Top Of The World, Alone" Music by Richard A. Whiting Copyright 1929 by Famous Music Corp. "Louise" Music by Richard A. Whiting Sung by Maurice Chevalier Copyright 1929 by Famous Music Corp. References http://new.music.yahoo.com/maurice-chevalier/tracks/louise-from-innocents-of-paris--1403528 External links Innocents of Paris on IMDb Innocents of Paris ...more...



The Producers (musical)

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The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks's 1967 film of the same name , with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman . As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful. The humor of the show draws on ridiculous accents, caricatures of homosexuals and Nazis , and many show business in-jokes . After 33 previews, the original Broadway production opened at the St. James Theatre on April 19, 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick , and ran for 2,502 performances , winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards . It spawned a successful London production running for just over two years, national tours in the US and UK, many productions worldwide and a 2005 film version . Background David Geffen persuaded Mel Brooks to turn his movie into a stage musical. When Brook ...more...



Breathe (2017 film)

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Breathe is a 2017 biographical drama film directed by Andy Serkis , from a screenplay by William Nicholson . It stars Andrew Garfield , Claire Foy , Hugh Bonneville , Tom Hollander , Ed Speleers and Dean-Charles Chapman , and tells the story of Robin Cavendish , who became paralyzed from the neck down by polio at age 28. The film had its world premiere at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival on 11 September 2017. It was released in the United States on 13 October 2017, by Bleecker Street , and in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2017, by STXinternational . Plot Robin Cavendish , who was given only three months to live after being paralysed from the neck down by polio at age 28, becomes a pioneering advocate for the disabled . He and his devoted wife, Diana Blacker, travel the world with the hopes of transforming the lives of others like him. Cast Andrew Garfield as Robin Cavendish . Described as "handsome, brilliant and adventurous", he is a man with his whole life ahead of him before he is "cruelly p ...more...



Journey to a Star

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Journey to a Star is a song written by Harry Warren and Leo Robin . It was a charted recording in 1944 by Judy Garland . References Billboard - Google Books Great Performances . Artists . Harry Warren | PBS Journey to a Star is a song written by Harry Warren and Leo Robin . It was a charted recording in 1944 by Judy Garland . References Billboard - Google Books Great Performances . Artists . Harry Warren | PBS ...more...



Dylan Penn

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Dylan Frances Penn (born April 13, 1991) is an American model and actress. She is the daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright . Her early public roles included modelling campaigns for Gap Inc. , a controversial magazine cover for treats! , a music video appearance in Nick Jonas ' " Chains " and an acting role in Elvis & Nixon . Early life Penn's mother, Robin Wright, had surrendered the role of Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves due to her pregnancy with Dylan. Penn was born to Wright and Sean Penn in Los Angeles on April 13, 1991, and raised in Ross , a town in Marin County, California . Her father, Penn, is a two-time Academy Award for Best Actor -winner, while her mother, Wright, is a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama -winner. She has a younger brother named Hopper Jack. She attended Marin Academy , and dropped out of the University of Southern California after one semester. She spent time living in New York City . Her parents' divorce was finalized in 20 ...more...



Robin Dunne

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Robin Dunne (born November 19, 1976) is a Canadian actor who has had numerous leading roles in sequels throughout his career, but is perhaps best known for his role as Doctor Will Zimmerman in the science fiction television series, Sanctuary . Personal life Robin Dunne was born in Toronto , Ontario , Canada and attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts . Around 2001 to April 2002 he was married to actress Heidi Lenhart , but divorced under pressures of living in Hollywood. Robin Dunne's mother is a native of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland . It is this link that has given him such an affinity with the country, the love of Guinness and also helped him produce a pitch perfect Irish accent. Robin Dunne is very proud of his Irish ancestry. Career One of Dunne's earliest starring roles was as Franz Bhaer in the television series Little Men from 1998–99. He also starred in UPN 's short-lived As If as well as recurring guest roles on Dawson's Creek and Dead Like Me . Dunne has also appeared in NCIS . His most ...more...



Deep Impact (film)

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Deep Impact is a 1998 American science-fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder , written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin , and starring Robert Duvall , Téa Leoni , Elijah Wood , Vanessa Redgrave , Maximilian Schell , and Morgan Freeman . Steven Spielberg served as an executive producer of this film. It was released by Paramount Pictures in the United States and by DreamWorks Pictures internationally on May 8, 1998. The film depicts the attempts to prepare for and destroy a 7-mile (11 km) wide comet set to collide with Earth and cause a mass extinction. Notably, Deep Impact was released in the same summer as a similarly themed film, Armageddon , which fared better at the box office, while astronomers described Deep Impact as being more scientifically accurate. Both films were similarly received by critics, with Armageddon scoring 39% and Deep Impact scoring 48% on Rotten Tomatoes . Nonetheless, Deep Impact grossed over $349 million worldwide on an $80 million production budget . It was the final ...more...



Miss Brown to You

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" Miss Brown to You " is a song with music composed by Richard A. Whiting and Ralph Rainger , and lyrics written by Leo Robin . It was first recorded on July 25, 1935 by Billie Holiday accompanied by Teddy Wilson and his orchestra. This version is featured on Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933–1944 . A live favourite, Holiday recorded the song many times, most notably in June, 1949 for the FRS radio broadcast, Just Jazz in Los Angeles with Neal Hefti on trumpet, Herbie Harper on trombone, Herbie Steward on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Robert "Iggy" Shevak on bass, and Blinkie Garner on drums, at the Storyville Club in Boston on October 31, 1951 accompanied by Buster Harding on piano, John Field on bass, and Marquis Foster on drums, and at the Carnegie Hall , New York City, on November 10, 1956 with Her Orchestra formed by Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Coleman Hawkins on tenor saxophone, Carl Drinkard on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Carson Smith on bass, and Chico Hami ...more...



Perivascular space

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CT image showing extensive low attenuation in the right hemispheric white matter due to dilated Type 2 perivascular spaces. This might be mistaken for vasogenic edema Axial fat suppressed T2 weighted MRI image in the same patient as above demonstrating extensive dilated Type 2 perivascular spaces in the right hemisphere A perivascular space, also known as a Virchow–Robin space, is an immunological space between an artery and a vein (not capillaries) and the pia mater that can be expanded by leukocytes. The spaces are formed when large vessels take the pia mater with them when they dive deep into the brain. The pia mater is reflected from the surface of the brain onto the surface of blood vessels in the subarachnoid space. Perivascular cuffs are regions of leukocyte aggregation in the spaces, usually found in patients with viral encephalitis. Perivascular spaces are extremely small and can usually only be seen on MRI images when dilated. While many normal brains will show a few dilated spaces, an i ...more...



The Dance of Life

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'> The Dance of Life The Dance of Life (1929) is the first of three film adaptations of the popular Broadway play Burlesque , the others being Swing High, Swing Low (1937) and When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948). The Dance of Life was shot at Paramount's Astoria Studios in Astoria, Queens , and included Technicolor sequences, directed by John Cromwell and A. Edward Sutherland . In 1957, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the claimants failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication. Cast Hal Skelly - Johnson Nancy Carroll - King Dorothy Revier - Marco Ralph Theodore - Howell Charles D. Brown - Lefty Al St. John - Bozo May Boley - Gussie Oscar Levant - Jerry Marjorie Kane - uncredited Plot Burlesque comic Ralph 'Skid' Johnson (Skelly), and dancer Bonny Lee King (Carroll), end up together on a cold, rainy night at a train station, when he's thrown out and she's rejected from the same show. The two things they have in life are dancing and each other, if she could o ...more...



Coney Island (1943 film)

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Coney Island is a 1943 American Technicolor musical film released by Twentieth Century Fox and starring Betty Grable in one of her biggest hits. A " gay nineties " musical (set in that time period) it also featured George Montgomery , Cesar Romero , and Phil Silvers , was choreographed by Hermes Pan , and was directed by Walter Lang . Betty Grable also starred in the 1950 remake, Wabash Avenue . In 1944, the year after the film was released, it was nominated for an Oscar for Alfred Newman in the category of Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture The film is also known as: Coney Island in Sweden, L'île aux plaisirs in France, L'isola delle sirene in Italy, San oneiro in Greece, Se necesitan maridos in Spain and Tivolin kaunotar in Finland. Cast Betty Grable as Kate Farley George Montgomery as Eddie Johnson Cesar Romero as Joe Rocco Charles Winninger as Finnegan Phil Silvers as Frankie Matt Briggs as William Hammerstein Paul Hurst as Louie Frank Orth as the Bartender Soundtrack "Take It from There" Lyrics by ...more...



Schindler's List

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Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally. The film relates a period in the life of Oskar Schindler, a Sudeten German businessman, during which he saved the lives of more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish refugees from the Holocaust by employing them in his factories during World War II. It stars Liam Neeson as Schindler, Ralph Fiennes as SS officer Amon Göth, and Ben Kingsley as Schindler's Jewish accountant Itzhak Stern. Ideas for a film about the Schindlerjuden (Schindler Jews) were proposed as early as 1963. Poldek Pfefferberg, one of the Schindlerjuden, made it his life's mission to tell the story of Schindler. Spielberg became interested in the story when executive Sidney Sheinberg sent him a book review of Schindler's Ark. Universal Pictures bought the rights to the novel, but Spielberg, unsure if he was ready to ...more...



Portrait of Leo X (Raphael)

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The Portrait of Pope Leo X with two Cardinals is a painting by the Italian High Renaissance master Raphael , c. 1517. It is housed in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence . In contrast to works depicting classical, idealised Madonnas and figures from antiquity, this portrait shows the sitter in a realistic manner. The Pope is depicted with the weight of late middle age, while his sight appears to be strained. The painting sets up a series of visual contradictions between appearance and reality, intended by Raphael to reflect the unrest of a period of turmoil for the papacy. Martin Luther had recently challenged papal authority, listing among other grievances, Leo X's method of selling indulgences to fund work on St Peter's . The pommel on top of the Pope's chair evokes the symbolic abacus balls of the Medici family , while the illuminated Bible open on the table has been identified as the Hamilton Bible . The cardinals are usually identified as Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici and Luigi de' Rossi . References Doak, R ...more...



Louise (Maurice Chevalier song)

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"Louise" is a song written by Leo Robin & Richard A. Whiting for the 1929 film Innocents of Paris , where it was performed by Maurice Chevalier . The song was Chevalier's first hit in the United States , and was among the best selling records for 10 weeks in the summer of 1929. Chevalier recorded the song again in 1946 with Henri René's Orchestra - RCA VICTOR-25-0093-A. Other recordings Bing Crosby also recorded the song in 1929. The Crosby version was recorded on March 15, 1929 with Paul Whiteman and his orchestra and was also a hit in the summer of 1929. Crosby also recorded a comedy version with The Rhythm Boys on April 10, 1929. Ben Pollack & His Central Park Orchestra , vocal Charles Roberts, (recorded March 1, 1929 for Victor Records - catalog No. 21941A). Frankie Trumbauer , (recorded April 17, 1929 for Okeh Records, catalog No. 41231). Benny Goodman (recorded December 12, 1938 for Victor Records, catalog No. 26125). Dean Martin also recorded the song and his version was included in his ...more...



Thanks for the Memory

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" Thanks for the Memory " (1938) is a popular song , with music composed by Ralph Rainger and lyrics by Leo Robin . It was introduced in the 1938 film The Big Broadcast of 1938 by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross , and recorded by Shep Fields and His Orchestra featuring John Serry Sr. on accordion and vocals by Bob Goday . Dorothy Lamour 's solo recording of the song was also popular, and has led to many mistakenly believing over the years that it was she, and Hope, who sang the tune in the film (in which Lamour also appeared). In the film, Ross and Hope's characters are a divorced couple who encounter each other aboard a ship. Near the film's end, they poignantly sing one of the many versions of this song, recalling the ups and downs of their relationship (then they decide to get back together). The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song , and became Hope's signature tune , with many different lyrics adapted to any situation. In 2004, it finished #63 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes i ...more...



List of General Hospital: Night Shift characters

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The following notable characters originated on General Hospital: Night Shift , which is a prime time spin-off of the American ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital . The series first aired on SOAPnet for a 13-episode run from July 12, 2007 to October 4, 2007, and began a second season of 14 episodes on July 22, 2008. As of March 2008, the first season of the series was "SOAPnet's most-watched series ever," with ABC Daytime and SOAPnet President Brian Frons noting that Night Shift drew more than 1 million new viewers to the channel during its first season. Chronicling the nighttime adventures of familiar and new characters at Port Charles General Hospital, the series consists of self-contained episodes which "delve deeper into the relationships, friendships and medical cases seen at the hospital." Alongside new characters are those "plucked from General Hospital's history" and "younger characters with ties to GH's core families." The first season of the series features General Hospital regulars Dr. Robin ...more...



Clive Standen

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Clive James Standen (born 22 July 1981) is a British actor best known for playing Bryan Mills in the NBC Show Taken, a show based on the movie of the same name, and also from playing Rollo in the History Channel TV series Vikings, Sir Gawain in the Starz series Camelot, Archer in the BBC TV series Robin Hood, and Private Carl Harris in the British sci-fi show Doctor Who. Early life and education Clive James Standen was born on a British Army base in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and grew up in Leicestershire, East Midlands, England. He went to school at the King Edward VII School, Melton Mowbray followed by a performing arts course at Melton Mowbray College. Standen then went on to earn a place on the 3 year diploma course in Acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Away from acting, in his late teens Standen was a former international Muay Thai boxer and later Fencing gold medalist. Career Standen's first experience of stunts, horse riding and sword fighting was at age 12 when ...more...



The Long Home

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The Long Home is an upcoming indie drama film directed by and starring James Franco , based on the novel of the same name by William Gay . It also stars Josh Hutcherson , Tim Blake Nelson , Courtney Love , Timothy Hutton , Giancarlo Esposito , Ashton Kutcher , Josh Hartnett , Zoe Levin , Analeigh Tipton , Scott Haze , and Robin Lord Taylor . The film follows a young contractor who is hired to build a " honky-tonk " in Tennessee by the man who killed his father. Principal photography began on May 1, 2015. Plot In rural 1940s Tennessee, a young man, Nathan Winer (Hutcherson), lands a job building a "honky-tonk" bar for a charismatic, scheming bootlegger, unaware that the man had murdered his father ten years earlier. Cast Josh Hutcherson as Nathan Winer Jr. Zoe Levin as Amber Rose Tim Blake Nelson as Hovington James Franco as Dallas Hardin Courtney Love as Pearl Timothy Hutton Giancarlo Esposito as William Tell Oliver Ashton Kutcher as Nathan Winer Sr. Robin Lord Taylor as Lipscomb Josh Hartnett Analeigh Tipto ...more...



The Most Hated Woman in America

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The Most Hated Woman in America is an American biographical drama film directed by Tommy O'Haver and written by O'Haver and Irene Turner. It stars Melissa Leo as Madalyn Murray O'Hair. The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 14, 2017. The film was released on March 24, 2017, by Netflix. Plot The story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, an atheist activist whose efforts led to a Supreme Court ruling banning official Bible readings in public schools and her kidnapping in 1995. Cast Melissa Leo as Madalyn Murray O'Hair, an atheist activist. Peter Fonda as Reverend Bob Harrington, a counter-point Christian pastor. Sally Kirkland as Lena Christina, Madalyn's mother, grandmother of Garth and Bill. Ryan Cutrona as John Mays, "Pup", Madalyn's father with whom she had a strained relationship. Grandfather of Garth and Bill. Rory Cochrane as Gary Karr, O'Hair's kidnapper and murderer. Josh Lucas as David Waters, an office manager turned kidnapper. Adam Scott as Jack Ferguson, a reporter. Juno ...more...



Clannad

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Clannad ( Irish pronunciation:  ) are an Irish family band formed in 1970 in Gweedore , County Donegal . Their music has been described as folk , folk rock , traditional Irish , Celtic and new-age , often incorporating elements of smooth jazz and Gregorian chant . They are widely regarded as a band that made Irish music widely known. Formed by siblings Ciarán , Pól , and Máire Brennan and their twin uncles Noel and Pádraig Duggan , the band were initially known as Clann as Dóbhair ; in 1973 they changed their name to Clannad. By 1979 they had released three albums and completed a successful US tour. From 1980 to 1982, they recorded and toured as a six-piece group with Enya Brennan on additional keyboards and vocals, before she left the group to pursue a solo career. In 1982, Clannad attracted international attention with their hit single " Theme from Harry's Game ", which was included on Magical Ring (1983). They adopted a musical direction of Celtic and pop music in the 1980s and 1990s, as evident on Maca ...more...



Grizzly Smith

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Aurelian Smith (August 1, 1932 – June 12, 2010) was an American professional wrestler better known as Grizzly Smith . He was the father of professional wrestlers Aurelian, Jr. ( Jake "The Snake" Roberts ), Michael ( Sam Houston ), and Robin ( Rockin' Robin ). After his wrestling career ended, he served for a time as a backstage official in the World Wrestling Federation and a road agent in World Championship Wrestling , as recounted in Mick Foley 's book Have a Nice Day . Career Smith began competing in professional wrestling in Texas, but he worked on an oilfield part-time as well. Smith also competed in Georgia, where he challenged Freddie Blassie for the NWA Georgia World Heavyweight Championship but was unable to win the title belt. While wrestling in Texas, Smith met Luke Brown , who he followed to Oklahoma. Smith, who had wrestled under the ring names Jake Smith and Tiny Anderson, began competing as Grizzly Smith, although he also wrestled as Tiny Smith. Smith and Brown formed a tag team known as Th ...more...



Louisville Eccentric Observer

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The Louisville Eccentric Observer (also called LEO Weekly but widely known as just LEO ) is a privately owned free urban alternative weekly newspaper, distributed every Wednesday in about 700 locations throughout the Louisville, Kentucky, metropolitan area , including areas of southern Indiana . The newspaper was founded in 1990 by John Yarmuth , Robert Schulman , Denny Crum (then the coach of the University of Louisville men's basketball team ), and two other investors. According to The Media Audit (March–April 2012) the LEO has a weekly readership of 88,807 and an unduplicated monthly readership of 136,478. The paper carries various nationally syndicated columns and features such as News of the Weird and The New York Times crossword puzzle . However, the reviews of music, restaurants, theatre, films, books, and local and sports news, are all written by local writers. In the past, it featured popular columns by national writers Molly Ivins and Dave Barry . History The paper was initially devoted to opinion a ...more...



What About Bob?

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What About Bob? is a 1991 American black comedy film directed by Frank Oz, and starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. Murray plays Bob Wiley, a psychiatric patient who follows his egotistical psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Dreyfuss) on vacation. When the unstable Bob befriends the other members of Marvin's family, it pushes the doctor over the edge. The film received positive reviews and was a box office success. This film is number 43 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies". Plot Bob Wiley is a good-natured man with great work ethic, but he suffers from multiple phobias and is divorced because his ex-wife likes Neil Diamond. He feels good about the results of an initial session with Dr. Leo Marvin, an egotistical New York psychoanalytical psychiatrist. However, Bob is immediately left on his own with a copy of Leo's new book, Baby Steps, when the doctor goes on vacation to Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire for a month. Unable to cope, Bob follows Leo to his vacation home. Leo is annoyed because he does not ...more...



Leo McKern

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Reginald "Leo" McKern , AO (16 March 1920 – 23 July 2002) was an Australian actor who appeared in numerous British, Australian and American television programmes and films, and in more than 200 stage roles. Notable roles he portrayed include Clang in Help! (1965), Thomas Cromwell in A Man for All Seasons (1966), Tom Ryan in Ryan's Daughter (1970), Paddy Button in The Blue Lagoon (1980), Dr. Grogan in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Father Imperius in Ladyhawke (1985) and, in the role that made him a household name as an actor, Horace Rumpole , whom he played in Rumpole of the Bailey . He also portrayed Carl Bugenhagen in the first and second installments of The Omen series . Early life McKern was born in Sydney , New South Wales , the son of Vera (née Martin) and Norman Walton McKern. He attended Sydney Technical High School . After an accident at the age of 15, he lost his left eye. He first worked as an engineering apprentice, then as an artist, followed by service as a sapper with the Australian Ar ...more...



Robin Scorpio

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Robin Scorpio is a fictional character from the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital and its primetime SOAPnet spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift , originated and portrayed by Kimberly McCullough on and off for over 30 years since 1985. The character came to mainstream attention during a 1990s story arc where her boyfriend Stone Cates dies from AIDS and Robin is diagnosed as HIV -positive. Robin is also famous in the soap community for having been one of the few long-term soap characters to age in real time, not SORASed like most other child actors. Casting A seven-year-old McCullough was one of three actresses narrowed down for the part of five-year-old Robin, and was brought in to screen test with her on-screen parents Finola Hughes ( Anna Devane ) and Tristan Rogers ( Robert Scorpio ). Hughes recalled the event to MSN TV : "We just started improvising with her, like anything. We were throwing things at her and she was just talking away. Tristan and I were looking at each other over her head goin ...more...



Blue Hawaii (song)

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"Blue Hawaii" is a popular song written by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger for the 1937 Paramount Pictures film Waikiki Wedding , starring Bing Crosby and Shirley Ross . Crosby recorded a version with backing by Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians , which was released in 1937 as the B-side of " Sweet Leilani ." This reached the No. 5 spot in the charts of the day during a 13-week-stay The song subsequently received numerous cover versions, most successfully as the title track of the 1961 Elvis Presley film, the soundtrack of which stayed at #1 on the album chart for twenty consecutive weeks. Other Recordings Al Bowlly - (1937) Bing Crosby - Decca 1175 (1937). Crosby also recorded the song for the album Bing: A Musical Autobiography in 1954. Patti Page - Page 3 - A Collection of Her Most Famous Songs (1957 album) Billy Vaughn - Dot Records 45-15879 (1957) Frank Sinatra - Come Fly with Me (1958) Andy Williams - Two Time Winners (1959) and To You Sweetheart, Aloha (1959) George Greeley - Warner Bros. Records WS-1366 (1 ...more...



Fred Norris

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Eric Fred Norris (born Fred Leo Nukis; July 9, 1955) is an American radio personality and the longest-tenured staff member of The Howard Stern Show, aside from Stern himself. He first met Howard Stern while working at WCCC-FM, a radio station in Hartford, Connecticut. Early life Fred Norris is the son of Valija and Henry Nukis who were Latvian immigrants. Fred was raised in Manchester, Connecticut. By the time Fred, the second of two sons, was born, his parents' marriage was already troubled. His biological father left home when Fred was five, but those first few years were turbulent. "There was always tension and rage," Norris remembers. "My father had an alcohol problem. When Dad came home, you hid in the closet because there was always something going on you'd rather not be a part of." Fred spent most of his early childhood alone. When his older brother, Robert, wasn't using Fred as a human punching bag, the brother wanted nothing to do with him. So Fred would escape by reading books, taking long bicy ...more...




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