Ja’Net Dubois Memorial Service

Television Star Ja'Net Dubois
Television Star Ja'Net Dubois. Photo: Yevette Renee
Feb 25, 2020
On behalf of the family, we would like to ADVISE that the Memorial service for Janet Dubois will be held Saturday, March 14th at 12 pm at the City of Refuge located at 14527 S. San Pedro Street Gardena, CA 90248.
At this time the family would like to request that all flowers be sent to this address.
Bishop Noel Jones will be officiating the ceremony.

Any other expressions of appreciation should be sent to P.O. Box 31 Glendale CA 91209.

In addition, the service will be lived streamed for those who cannot attend.

Further information can be found on the church’s website https://cityofrefugela.org

NPR Trailblazer Susan Stamberg Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Susan Stamberg Hollywood Walk of Fame
Susan Stamberg Receives the 2,690th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
One of the Mothers of NPR, Susan Stamberg, who started with the public radio station in 1971, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. You can  find her star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard
in front of DashRadio.
Susan was the first female to anchor a nightly news show and hosted 'All Things Considered' for 14-years and 'Weekend Edition Sunday.'
She is a Broadcast Hall of famer as well as Radio Hall of Fame. In addition, she has won the Armstrong, duPont and Edward R. Morrow Corporate Public Broadcast.
You can add author to her list of accomplishment. She has published two books, 'Books Talk: NPR's Susan Stamberg Considering All Things A Story of Her First 20 Years and Every Night at Five: Susan Stamberg's All Things Considered and cdo-edited 'The Wedding in the Middle of the Road by W.W. Norton.
Susan has always ben a strong advocate for woman and minorites.
Guest speaker were Walk of Famer Annette Bening and Stamberg's son Josh Stamberg.


NAACP Image Award Winners 2019

51st NAACP Image Awards
2019 Image Award Winners
Outstanding Comedy Series
WINNER: black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Marcus Scribner, black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Marsai Martin, black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series
WINNER: Power (Starz)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Mitchell, The Chi (Showtime)

WINNER: Omari Hardwick, Power (Starz)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

WINNER: Taraji P. Henson, Empire (FOX)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
WINNER: Jesse Williams, Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

WINNER: Lynn Whitfield, Greenleaf (OWN)
Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series

WINNER: Kerry Washington - How to Get Away with Murder - "Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (ABC)
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

WINNER: The Bobby Brown Story (BET)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

WINNER: Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

WINNER: Regina King, Seven Seconds (Netflix)
Outstanding News / Information - (Series or Special)

WINNER: Oprah Winfrey Presents: Becoming Michelle Obama (OWN)
Outstanding Talk Series

WINNER: The Real (Syndicated)
Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)

WINNER: Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)
Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)
WINNER: Black Girls Rock! (BET)
Outstanding Children's Program
WINNER: Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series)
WINNER: Marsai Martin - black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
WINNER: Steve Harvey - Family Feud (Syndication)
Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
WINNER: Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield Norris, Willow Smith - Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)
Outstanding New Artist
WINNER: Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records)
Outstanding Male Artist
WINNER: Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Outstanding Female Artist
WINNER: H.E.R. (RCA Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
WINNER: "All The Stars" - Black Panther -
Kendrick Lamar, SZA (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
Outstanding Jazz Album
WINNER: The Story of Jaz - Jazmin Ghent feat. Jeff Lorber, James P. Lloyd, Kim Scott, Philippe Saisse (Jazmin Ghent Music)
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary)
WINNER: Unstoppable - Koryn Hawthorne (RCA Inspirational)
Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
WINNER: "This Is America" - Childish Gambino (RCA Records)
Outstanding Song - Traditional
WINNER: "Long As I Live" - Toni Braxton (Def Jam Recordings)
Outstanding Song - Contemporary
WINNER: "Boo'd Up" - Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records)
Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation
WINNER: Black Panther The Album Music From and Inspired By - Kendrick Lamar, SZA feat. 2Chainz, ScHoolboy Q, Saudi, Khalid, Swae Lee, Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok, SOB x RBE, Jorja Smith, Anderson .Paak, Ab Soul, Reason, Zacari, Babes Wudumo, Sjava, Travis Scott (Interscope Records)
Outstanding Album
WINNER: Ella Mai - Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records)
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
WINNER: An American Marriage - Tayari Jones (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction
WINNER: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics - Donna Brazile (Author), Yolanda Caraway (Author), Leah Daughtry (Author), Minyon Moore (Author), Veronica Chambers (With), (St. Martin's Press)
Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author
WINNER: Us Against The World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family - David Mann (Author), Tamela Mann (Author), Shaun Saunders (With), (W Publishing)
Outstanding Literary Work - Biography/Autobiography
WINNER: Becoming - Michelle Obama (Crown)
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
WINNER: Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life - Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner(With), (Currency)
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
WINNER: Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart - Alice Walker (Author) (37 Ink/Atria Books)
Outstanding Literary Work - Children
WINNER: Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race - Margot Lee Shetterly (Author), Laura Freeman (Illustrator), (Harper)
Outstanding Literary Work - Youth/Teens
WINNER: Clayton Byrd Goes Underground - Rita Williams-Garcia (Author), Frank Morrison (Illustrator (Amistad/HarperCollins Publishers)
Outstanding Documentary (Film)
WINNER: Amazing Grace (Sundial Pictures/Neon)
Outstanding Documentary (Television)
WINNER: Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (HBO)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)
WINNER: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole - Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)
WINNER: J. David Shanks - Seven Seconds: Matters of Life and Death (Netflix)
Katrina M. O'Gilvie - Behind the Movement (TV One)
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
WINNER: Kay Oyegun - This Is Us - "This Big, Amazing, Beautiful Life" (NBC)
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Trevor Noah, Steve Budow, David Kibuuka, Zhubin Parang, Dan Amira, Lauren Sarver Means, Mr. Daniel Radosh, David Angelo, Devin Trey Delliquanti, Zachary DiLanzo - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - "23087 Alex Wagner" (Comedy Central)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)
WINNER: Ryan Coogler - Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special
WINNER: Tracy Heather Strai - Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (PBS)
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
WINNER: Deborah Ann Chow - Better Call Saul - "Something Stupid" (AMC)
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Donald Glover - Atlanta - "FUBU" (FX Networks)
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
WINNER: Samuel L. Jackson - Incredibles 2 (Disney and Pixar Animation Studios)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Chadwick Boseman - Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Amandla Stenberg - The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Danai Gurira, Black Panther
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
WINNER: If Beale Street Could Talk

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Letitia Wright - Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
Outstanding Motion Picture
WINNER: Black Panther
Special Award - Entertainer of the Year
WINNER: Beyonce

Films Coming To The Screen in L.A. This Week: The Invisible Man, Burden, Greed, and more

The Invisible Man Key Art
February 28, 2020
The Invisible Man
Genre:  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Rating: R
Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss Us, The Handmaid's Tale) desperate to get-away from her abusive boyfriend, finally makes her escapes and is soon terrorized, after his suicide, by a man that no one can see.
Directed, written, and produced by Leigh Whannell (Saw). Based on the novel by H. G, Wells. With Aldis Hodge ('Underground', 'What Men Want') as James, Storm Reid ('Twelve Years a Slave', 'A Happening of Monumental Proportions') as Sydney, Oliver Jackson-Cohen ('Faster', What's Your Number?) as Adrian Griffin. Produced by Jason Blum ('Paranormal Activity', 'The Reader') Kylie Du Fresne ('I Am Woman', 'Top End Wedding'). Music by Benjamin Wallfisch 'Blade Runner: 2049', 'Hidden Figures'.
Cinematography by Stefan Duscio 'Jungle', 'Backtrack'.  Edited by Andy Canny 'Upgrade', 'The  Loved Ones', 'the Turning". Production companies: Blumbouse Productions, Nervous Tick, Goalpost Pictures. Distributed by Universal Pictures. 

Runtime: 2 hr 9 min
Genre:   Drama
Rating:  R
Limited Release

Reverend Kennedy (Forest Whitaker 'Bird', 'The Last King of Scotland') provides cover for Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund 'Friday Night Lights', 'Mudhound') and his girlfriend, Judy (Andrea Riseboroug 'Mandy', 'Venus') and son after they flee the only life he knows with the KKK.
Directed and written by Andrew Heckler 'Timecode', 'What's Cooking'. With Tom Wilkinson ('The Bedroom', 'Michael Clayton') as Tom Griffin, Tess Harper ('No Country for Old Men') as Hazel , Usher Raymond ('Moesha'm 'Hands of Stone' ) as Clarence Brooks.
Produced by Robbie Brenner 'Escape Plan: The Extractors', Serendipity', Bill Kenwright 'The Fanatic', 'Broken'. Music by  Dickon Hinchliffe 'Tindersticks'. Cinematography by Jeremy Rouse 'The Rover', 'Stuffed'.
Edited by Julie Monroe 'Transformers: The Last Knight', 'Midnight Special';Saar Klein 'Almost Famous', 'After the Fall'. Production companies: Bill Kenwritght Films, The Fyzz Facility, Unburdened Entertainment.
Distributed by 101 Studios.
Runtime:1 hr 44 min
Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Rating: R
Limited Release
A humorous interpretation of the life style of the uber-super rich in the world of fashion leading to the birthday celebration of one of the industries elite.
Directed and written by  Michael Winterbottom ('The Wedding Guest', 'The Look of Love'). Additional material by Sean Gray ('VEEP'). With Asa Butterfield ('Hugo', 'The Space Between Us') as Finn McCreadie, Isla Fisher ('Wedding Crashers', 'Rise of the Guardians') as Samantha McCreadie,
Sophie Cookson ('Emperor') as Lily McCreadie.  Produced by Melissa Parmenter ('Everyday'), Damian Jones ('The Iron Lady', 'The Phantom of the Opera').
Music by Harry Escott ('Welcome to the Punch', 'Shame'). Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens 'Hell or High Water'. Edited by Liam Hendrix Heath 'Nation Down', 'Chiara'.
Production Sony Pictures, Film4 Productions, Revolution Films, DJ Films. Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.
Guns Akimbo
Runtime: 1 hr 35 min
Genre:   Action, Adventure
Rating:  R
Limited Release
Miles (Daniel Radcliffe 'Harry Potter') a game chair warrior, takes his internet antics to a whole new level when he mistakenly enters a live broadcast of Skizm, a forbidden death-match fight club.
Directed and written by Jason Lei Howden 'War for the Planet of the Apes', 'The Avengers'.  With Natasha Liu Bordizzo ('Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny') as Nova, Samara Waving ('Ready or Not', 'Three Billboards Outside Edding, Missouri') as Nix. Produced by Felipe Marino 'The Hallow', 'Better Living Through Chemistry', Joe Neurauter 'Better Living Through Chemistry', Tom Hern 'Human Traces', 'Everything We Loved'. Music by Enis Rotthoff 'Godless Youth', 'Look Who's Back'.
Cinematography by Stefan Ciupek 'Slumdog Millionaire', '127 Hours'. Edited by Luke Haigh 'Turbo Kid', 'Mega Time Squad', Zaz Montana 'It's Your Turn, Honey!.
Production companies: Altitude Films, Hyperion Entertainment, Occupant Entertainment. Distributed by Saban Films.
Runtime: 1 hr 52 min
Genre:   Drama, Fantasy
Rating:  PG-13
Limited Release

Wendy (Devin France) is taken from her home, to an unknown island, where she befriends a young boy while having to fight for all she hold dear, as time and the aging process ceases to exist.

Directed by Benh Zeitlin 'Beast of the Southern Wild'. Written by Benh Zeitlin 'Glory at Sea', Eliza Zeitlin. Based on Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. With Yashua Mack as Peter Pan, Gage Naquin as DougProdlas, Gavin Naquin as James, Ahmad Cage as Sweet Heavy, Krzysztof Meyn as Thomas.
Produced by Becky Glupczynski 'The Smell of Smoke', Dan Janvey 'Beast of the Southern Wild', 'Patti Cake$', Paul Mezey 'Maria Full of Grace', 'Half Nelson', Josh Penn 'Monsters and Men', 'Beast of the Southern Wild'.
Music by Dan Romer ''Beast of the Southern Wild', Beasts of No Nation', 'Chasing Coral Gleason', 'Good Doctor'. Cinematography by Sturia Brandth Grolen 'Victoria', 'The Discovery'. Edited by Affonso Goncalves ''Beast of the Southern Wild', 'Wonderstruck'.
Production companies: TSG Entertainment, Department of Motion Pictures, Journeyman Pictures. Distributed by Searchlight Pictures.
Saint Frances
Runtime: 1 hr 46 min
Genre:   Drama, Comedy
Rating:  NR
Limited Release
Bridget (Kelly O'Sullivan) navigates an unwanted pregnancy and a new job as a nanny to a six year-old.
Directed by Alex Thompson 'Drive Slow', 'Irene & Marie'. Written by Kelly O'Sullivan 'Sirens', 'Ladies Night'. With Charin Alvarez ('Teacher', 'Signature Move') as Maya, Braden Crothers ('Asylum of Fear', 'Chicago P.D.') as Cortland .  Produced by James Choi 'Made in China'. Music by Quinn Tsan, Alex Babbitt 'Death of a Salesman'. Cinematography by Nate Hurtsellers 'Martian American'.
Edited by  Sofi Marshall 'Currency', '6 Years'.
Production companies: Runaway Train, in association with Easy Open Productions, Metropolitan Entertainment. Distributed by Oscilloscope.
The Whistlers
Runtime: 1 hr 37 min
Genre:   Crime, Comedy
Rating:  NR
Country: Romania, France, Germany
Language: Romanian, English, El Silbo
Limited Release
Playing both sides, a police officer, Cristi (Vlad Ivanov '') is determined to free a known criminal, and travels to the Spanish Island of La Gomera in his pursuit to learn the El Silbo  language.
Directed and written by Corneliu Porumboiu 'Infiinite Footbaall', 'When Evening falls On Bucharest or Metabolism'. With Catrinel Marlon ('The Play') as Gilda, Agusti Villaronga ('Difuminado')  as Paco, Cristobal Pinto ('Hierro', 'Pros and ) as Carlito, Antonio Buil ('Defiant Souls', 'Milky Way') as Kiko.
Produced by Marcela Ursu 'Infinite Football', 'The Treasure'.  "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer" by Bertoit Brecht, Kurt Well
Cinematography by Tudor Mircea 'Rocker', 'Morgen', 'Van Wilder 2; The Rise of Taj'.
Edited by Roxana Szel 'Dogs',  etrobranding'.
Production 42 Km Film, Komplizen Film, Les Films du Worso, mk2. Distributed by Magnolia Pictures.

Films Coming to The Screen in L.A. This Week: Brahms: The Boy II, The Call of the Wild and more

Call of the Wild Key Art;

Brahms: The Boy II
Runtime: 2 hrs
Genre:   Mystery, Horror
Rating:  PG-13

After moving into the guest house of the Heelshire Mansion, a family's young son Jude (Christopher Convery "Stranger Things") befriends

Directed by William Brent-Bell "The Devil Inside", "The Boy". Written by Stacey Menear "The Boy".  With Katie Holmes ("Dawson Creek", "Batman Begins") as Liza, Ralph Ineson ("Guardians of the Galaxy", "The Ballard of Buster Scruggs),  Owain Yeoman ("The Belko Experiment", "American Sniper"). Produced by Matt Berenson, Gary Lucchesi ("Heathers", "Independent Lens"),Tom Rosenberg ("Million Dollar Baby", "Runaway Bride"). Music by Brett Detar ("The Devil Inside"). Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub ("Independence Day", "The Princess Diaries"). Edited by Brian Berdan ("Natural Born Killer", "The Boy"). Production companies: Lakeshore Entertainment, STXfilms. Distributed by STX Entertainment.

The Call of the Wild
Runtime: 1 hr 45 min
Genre:   Drama, Adventure
Rating:  PG

Buck, a St Bernard and Scotch Collie, living the good life in Silicon Valley, is stolen and ends up a sled-dog in the Yukon with John Thorton (Harrison Ford "Star Wars Triology", "Indiana Jones").

Directed by Chris Sanders "Lilo & Stitch", "How to Train Your Dragon".  Screenplay by Michael Green "Blade Runner 2049", "Logan". Based on The Call of the Wild by Jack London. With Dan Stevens ("Downtown Abbey") as Hal, Omar Sy ("The Intouchables") as Perrault, Karen Gillan ("Guardian of the Galaxy") as Mercedes, Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing", "Transparent") as Judge Miller,
Colin Woodell ("Searching", "Unsane") as Charles. Produced by Erwin Stoff "The Matrix", "I Am Legend". Music by  John Powell "Solo: A Star Wars Story", How to Train Your Dragon". Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski "Schindler's List","Saving Private Ryan".  Edited by William Hoy "The Last Summer", "Fantastic Four". Production company: 3 Arts Entertainment. Distributed by 20th Century Studios.

Runtime:2 hr 4 min
Genre:  Drama, Comedy
Rating: PG
Limited Release

New film adaptation of the 1815 humorous novel "Emma" by Jane Austen, Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy "The Witch", "Glass") takes great delight in the affairs of the heart of others.

Directed by Autumn de Wilde "The Decemberists", "Elliott Smith". Screenplay by Eleanor Catton "The Luminaries".  Based on 'Emma' by Jane Austen. With Johnny Flyn 'Crusade in Jeans', 'Channel 4', Bill Nighy 'Love Actually', 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End',  Mia Goth ('Suspiria', 'High Life') as Harriet Smith, Miranda Hart ('Spy', 'Miranda') as Miss Bates, Josh O'Connor ('God's Own County') as Mr. Elton, Callum Turner ('Queen and Country') as , Rupert Graves ('Intimate Relations') as Mr. Weston, Amber Anderson ('White Lie', 'Your Highness') as Jane Fairfax, Tanya Reynolds ('Sex Education', 'Delicious') as Mrs. Elton.
Produced by Tim Bevan ('Darkest Hour', 'Bridget Jones Diaries'), Eric Fellner ('Cats', 'Mary Queen of Scots'),  Graham Broadbent ('Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'), Pete Czernin ('Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'). Music by Isobel Waller Bridge ('Fleabag'), David Schweitzer ('Moon Landing Live'. Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt ('Mid90s', 'First Cow').
Edited by Nick Emerson ('Ordinary Love', 'Greta'). Production companies: Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films, Blueprint Pictures. Distributed by Focus Features.

Runtime: 1 hr 28 min
Genre:   Drama
Rating:  NR
Limited Release

Determined to find fame as a dancer in a music video, Goldie (Slick Woods "Fenty Beauty: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna', 'Love Advent') is just as determined to keep the family together after her mother's incarceration.

Directed and written by Sam de Jong 'Prince', 'Magnesium'. With George Sample III ('Person to Person;) as Elijah, Danny Hoch ('Hip Hop Theatre Festival') as Frank,

Khris Davis ('Detroit', 'Atlanta', The Blacklist') as Jay, Marsha Stephanie Blake ('Orange is the New Black', 'When They See Us') as Carol, Gbenga Akinnagbe ('The Taking of Pelham', 'The Savages') as Richard. Produced by Luca Borghese 'Monsters and Men', 'Quitters'.  Music by Nathan Halpern 'The Rider', 'Rich Hill'. Cinematography by Shawn Peters 'Adam'. '72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story'.
Edited by Robert Grigsby Wilson 'The Lighthouse', Fits and Starts'. Production companies: AgX, Vice Films
Distributed by Film Movement (USA).

The Night Clerk
Runtime: 1 hr 30 min
Genre:   Drama, Crime
Rating:  R
Limited Release

Hotel clerk Bart Bromley (Tye Sheridan 'Ready Player One]) witnesses a homicide and the detective's trail leads to him.

Directed and written by Michael Cristofer 'The Shadow Box', 'Mr. Robot'. With Ana de Armas ('Knock Knock') as  Andrea , Helen Hunt ('Mad About You', 'As Good As It Gets') as Ethel Bromley , John Lequizamo ('Moulin Rouge!', 'When They See Us') as Johnny Espada. Produced by Ariane Fraser, David M. Wulf 'Little Women', Ty Sheridan 'X-Men', 'The Tree of Life'. Music by Eric 'The Mountain'. Cinematography by Noah  Greenberg 'Lizzie', 'Most Beautiful Island'.
Edited by Kristi Shimek 'Looking Glass', 'Little Women'. Production companies: Highland Film Group, WulfPak Productions, Convergent Media. Distributed by Saban Films


Television Legends Sid and Marty Kroffts Receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Sid and Marty Krofft Hollywood Walk of Fame. PHOTO: YEVETTE RENEE
Sid and Marty Krofft Hollywood Walk of Fame. PHOTO: YEVETTE RENEE

Over 50 Years After H.R. Pufnstuf, Sid and Marty Kroffts Receive Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

Television legends and brother team Sid and Marty Krofft received the well deserved 2,687th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.

Sid, 90 years young and his little brother, 82, Marty, began their television career with Hanna Barbera's The Banana Splits in 1968 and a year later began their over 50 years production career with H.R. Pufnstuf. Additional popular superheros stories include
The 70s The Bugaloos, 1971 Lidsville, 1973-75 Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, 1974-76 Land of the Lost, 1975 The Lost Saucer,
1976 Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, 1976-78 Wonderbug. They worked on the 1984 Pryor's Place starring funny man Richard Pryor and D.C. Follies, puppets with an over the stop take on politics.

Sid and H.R. Pufnstuff

The brothers have been honoroed with an Emmy Award: Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 anda TV Land Award: Pop Culture Award and their first award in
2002 with the Saturn Award: Life Career Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films

Guest speakers include Maureen McCormick, Susan Olsen and Christopher Knight from The Brady Brunch, Beverly D'Angelo and Greg Garcia.

Sid and Marty's star is located at 6201 Hollywood Blvd. in front of the Funko Store.

The 92nd Academy Award Winners


The winners of the 92nd Oscars are.......

Joaquin Phoenix
Brad Pitt
Once upon a Time...in Hollywood
Renée Zellweger
Laura Dern
Marriage Story
Toy Story 4
Josh Cooley, Jonas Rivera, Mark Nielson
Roger Deakins
Little Women
Jacqueline Duran
Bong Joon-ho
American Factory
Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, Jeff Reichert
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)
Carol Dysinger, Eleena Andreicheva
Ford v Ferrari
Andrew Buckland
Bong Joon-ho
Kazuhiro Tsuji
Hildur Gudnadottir
Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin-ae
Nancy Haigh
Once upon a Time...in Hollywood
Hair Love
M. A. Cherry, karen Rupert Toliver
The Neighbors' Window
Marshall Curry
Ford v Ferrari
Donald Sylvester
Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy, Greg Butler
Jojo Rabbit
Taika Waititi,
Han Jin-won

Hollywood Golden Age Screen Legend Kirk Douglas Has Died at 103 years-young

Kirk Douglas Memorial Wreath
Kirk Douglas Wreath Hollywood Blvd./Vine. PHOTO: YEVETTE RENEE

One of the last Actor of Hollywood Golden Age, Kirk Douglas has died.

Douglas made his acting debut in the 1946 film ‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers starring Barbara Stanwyck.
He went on to appear in more than 90 films. He received his first Best Actor nomination for the 1949 ‘Champion.’ Three years later he received his second Academy Award nomination for 1952 ‘The Bad and the Beautiful.’

He was one of the first actors to break his studio contracts and formed an independant production company, Bryna Productions, names after his mother, that produced ‘Path of Glory’ in 1957 and his still talked about performance
in 1960 ‘Spartacus.’ Other films include ‘The Indian Fighter’, ‘Paths of Glory’, ‘The Viking’, ‘Lonely are the Brave’, and ‘Seven Days in May.;

In addition to acting, Douglas is also an author beginning with his first book in 1988 autobigraphy The Ragman’s Son to his las book Life Could Be Verse: Reflactions of Love, Loss, and What Really Matters.

In 1981 President Jimmy Carter presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 1991 AFI Life Achievement Award, 1994 receipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. 1998 Screen Actor Guilds Lifetime Achievement Award. 2002 President Bush gives him the National Medal of Arts.

His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6263 Hollywood Blvd.

During the 40s and 50s he appeared on radio Suspense, Screen Directors Playhouse, and Lux Radio Theatre.

He gave his last feature film performance Michael Gorjian’s 2004 ‘Illusion.’ His final television appearance was im the 2008 release ‘Empire State Building Murders.’ His final curtain call was his autobiographical theatre performance in his one-man show ‘Before I Forget’

Kirk Douglas, a true Hollywood Legend, with a career that spanned over 60 years.

He gave his last feature film performance  Michael Gorjian’s 2004 ‘Illusion.’ His final television appearance was im the 2008 release ‘Empire State Building Murders.’ His final curtain call was his autobiographical theatre performance in his one-man show ‘Before I Forget’
Kirk Douglas, a true Hollywood Legend, with a career that spanned over 60 years.
He was married to his second wife, Anne Buydens, a marriage that spanned longer than his remarkable career, for over 70-years. Together they had two sons, Peter born in 1955 and Eric, born in 1958 and later to succumb to addition in 2004. With his first wife, Diana Dill ,  the mother of Michael and Joel Douglas.