The Shaw Festival begins its second century with an exemplary roster of entertainments, including at least one show that deserves to make the journey from pretty Niagara-on-the-Lake (Ontario, Canada) to Times Square.
Like a grisly car accident, it’s hard to avoid staring when a great actor gives a lousy performance in a horrible movie. One recent example is Michael Caine in “Harry Brown,” where the two-time Oscar winner impersonates Charles Bronson ’s vigilante from “Death Wish.”
Shirley Temple Black, the child actor who lifted America’s spirits and Hollywood’s profits during the Great Depression with tunes such as “On the Good Ship Lollipop,” then left the spotlight at 21 for a life of political service and limited celebrity, has died. She was 85.
Tony Curtis , the 1950s Hollywood heartthrob who won acclaim as a sleazy press agent in “Sweet Smell of Success” and earned stardom as a skirt-wearing saxophone player in “Some Like It Hot,” has died. He was 85.