7 search results for Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    Robin Williams to star as 'The Angriest Man' opposite Mila Kunis

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012

    Actor also joins Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' as President Eisenhower
  • White Christmas - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    White Christmas, Paramount's belated follow-up to the 1942 hit Holiday Inn, was the studio's first VistaVision production. A veritable warehouse full of oldie-but-goodie Irving Berlin tunes are woven into the film's simplistic plotline, along with a handful of new songs, of which "What Can You Do With a General?" is the least memorable. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye (replacing an ailing Donald O'Connor) play nightclub entertainers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, while Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen are cast as singing-sister act Betty and Judy. The foursome travel to Vermont to visit Bob and Phil's WII commanding officer, General Waverly (Dean Jagger, who looks and sounds like Dwight D. Eisenhower!), who now runs a rustic old inn. Discovering that the general is in dire financial straits, the four entertainers secretly make plans to bail the old guy out with a big musical show, enlisting the aid of Bob and Phil's army buddies. Corny in the extreme, White Christmas evidently struck a responsive note with film fans; it was the high-grossing picture of 1954, and a decade later proved to be a ratings bonanza when it was given its network-TV premiere. Of the four stars, Crosby comes off best, especially when singing the title song at the beginning and end of the film; Kaye is a bit overshadowed this time out, though he's quite funny camping it up in a "drag" version of Irving Berlin's "Sisters." Still a big favorite on the home-video circuit, White Christmas may not be the best Bing Crosby musical on the market, but it's certainly one of the most heartwarming. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    'The Butler' starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey acquired by Weinstein Co.

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Sep 24, 2012

    Latest film from 'Precious' director Lee Daniels boasts an all-star cast
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    Mariah Carey re-teaming with 'Precious' director for 'The Butler'

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, Jul 27, 2012

    'American Idol' judge joins Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and more for new biopic
  • Meryl-streep-2010_home_top_story

    Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep to received Kennedy Center Honors

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Sep 7, 2011

    Sonny Rollins, Yo-Yo Ma, Barbara Cook also on the annual list
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    2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees - complete list

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013

    '12 Years A Slave' and 'Breaking Bad' lead with 4 nods each
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    Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci sing for Meryl Streep's Kennedy Center Honor

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Dec 5, 2011

    Neil Diamond, Barbara Cook, Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins also saluted