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Remembering Richard Attenborough

Remembering Richard Attenborough

Legendary film director and actor Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, in 1923 and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before serving in the Royal Air Force during World War II. Attenborough is best known for the epic film Gandhi, for which he accepted the Best Director Oscar in 1982. Some of Attenborough's other well-known films include the following:

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The Films of Lauren Bacall

The Films of Lauren Bacall

The late Lauren Bacall, one of Hollywood’s most glamorous actresses, was born Betty Joan Perske in New York City in 1924. She started her career as a model before being cast as Humphrey Bogart’s leading lady in To Have and Have Not (1944). The two were married from 1945 until his death in 1957. Bacall was married a second time to actor Jason Robards. She later won two Tony Awards for performances on Broadway in the 1970s. Later Bacall wrote several memoirs and was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1996 for The Mirror Has Two Faces. She died in August at age 89 in New York. Some of Bacall’s most memorable films include the following:

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Remembering Robin Williams

Remembering Robin Williams

The unexpected passing of one of the entertainment industry's most popular actor/comedians has stunned fans worldwide. Robin Williams was born in Chicago and later attended the prestigious Julliard School in New York. Starting out as a stand-up comedian, Williams first gained wide acclaim in the popular TV series Mork & Mindy. He went on to appear in over fifty films and won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Good Will Hunting. Some of Williams's best-known films are in the CCPL collection.

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