Max Steiner, composer of the quintessential American film score for “Gone With the Wind,” was born Maximilian Raoul Steiner in 1888, in Vienna. One of his earliest memories was sitting on Emperor Franz Joseph’s lap.
Eli Wallach, who won a Tony Award on Broadway and appeared in more than 100 movies, starring opposite Clint Eastwood as a scheming treasure-seeker in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966), has died. He was 98.
As a contract player at Warner Bros. in the early 1930s, Lyle Talbot was groomed for stardom. He didn’t make it. By the ’50s he’d been reduced to roles in Ed Wood movies and an ongoing part as a neighbor on “Ozzie and Harriet.”
Ford Motor Co., seeking to revive sales of Lincoln vehicles, is fielding the brand’s first Super Bowl spot as well as a television commercial that portrays the U.S. president who gave the luxury line its name.