Maximilian Schell, the Oscar-winning actor who starred in movies with Marlon Brando, Jon Voight and Robert Redford, died last night at a hospital in Innsbruck, in his home country of Austria. He was 83.
Michael Winner, who died today, was a successful movie director before he started writing about restaurants for the Sunday Times, where his self-professed ignorance about food never inhibited him from trenchant views.
We should never again hear anyone declare that Marilyn Monroe was a size 12, a size 14 or any other stand-in for full-figured, zaftig or plump. Fifteen thousand people have now seen dramatic evidence to the contrary. Monroe was, in fact, teeny-tiny.