Roz Russell Night on TCM!

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Roz Russell Night on TCM!#1
Posted: 8/20/07 at 8:17pm
My Sister Eileen on right now, followed by Auntie Mame, then The Trouble With Angels
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#2
Posted: 8/20/07 at 8:25pm
I loves me some Roz!!!!
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Posted: 8/20/07 at 8:33pm
Those are 3 excellent choices to show off the wonder that was Roz! (I'm turning on TCM right now. Thanks.)
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#3
Posted: 8/20/07 at 9:18pm
I'm loving "My Sister Eileen" right now.

I didn't realize that Janet Blair (Eileen) died earlier this year.

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She was so pretty, and very good in this movie. I just looked her up on IMDb.com. Fascinating stuff... She starred in the national tour of South Pacific as Nellie for over 1,200 performances over a 3-year period. Wow.

They're doing the "Conga" right now. So very "Wonderful Town!"

Roz is perfection!
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#4
Posted: 8/20/07 at 9:31pm
And never won an Oscar.

If she had not insisted on lead billing, she could have won as Supporting Actress for "Picnic." But she/hubby [?] insisted on pushing for a Lead Actress nomination and it did not happen.
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#5
Posted: 8/20/07 at 9:34pm
She sure was purrty.
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#6
Posted: 8/20/07 at 9:46pm
I don't care what anybody says, I loved her Rose.
Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra
Salve, Salve Regina
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
O clemens O pia
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#7
Posted: 8/20/07 at 9:55pm
She really should be star of the month. I don't think that has ever happened.
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#8
Posted: 8/20/07 at 9:55pm
Me too!

Oh it's Lucky Monday!
" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#9
Posted: 8/20/07 at 10:04pm
Wow! Robert Osborne REALLY loves Auntie Mame! Did you hear what he just said???
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Posted: 8/20/07 at 11:04pm
Here's my complaint with TCM's lineup: I'm recording My Sister Eileen and The Trouble With Angels, but not Auntie Mame because I have it on DVD. But now I've started watching Auntie Mame and I know I'll be up until it ends. I'll be bleary-eyed at work tomorrow.
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#11
Posted: 8/20/07 at 11:06pm
LOL!
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Posted: 8/20/07 at 11:12pm
I used to watch AUNTIE MAME and laugh and laugh. Now I find myself crying all the way through it. Roz is heartbreaking. I just love her.
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Posted: 8/20/07 at 11:33pm
Her meeting with O'Bannion = hysterical. It's all about her gestures.
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#14
Posted: 8/20/07 at 11:34pm
Peggy Cass typing = LOL!
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#15
Posted: 8/20/07 at 11:34pm
And Peggy Cass is brilliant as Agnes!
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#16
Posted: 8/21/07 at 10:11am
"I'm your SPONGE!"

What a great night.....I had never seen My Sister Eileen until last night....fabulous, Auntie Mame I could watch every day.
I watched bits and pieces of Angels.

Roz was an amazing actor....AMAZING!
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#17
Posted: 8/21/07 at 10:16am
I forced myself to go to bed just as the Upsons were arriving for the final party.

It's my favorite comedy of all time...and certainly in my top three films of all time. Good lord is everyone perfection in that film. But little Glory's ping pong speech? Pure heaven.
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Posted: 8/21/07 at 10:18am
I always wanted to tell little Glory where she could stick her Bunny.....
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Posted: 8/21/07 at 10:22am
I watched all three. I hadn't seen The Trouble With Angels in like 30 years. I guess I was so afraid of nuns when I was a kid that I never realized how subtle a performance Roz gave. One look at the habit and I just freaked! But last night I realized how perfect she was...and not scary at all.

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Posted: 8/21/07 at 10:24am
Auntie Mame is one of the few truly flawless movies. Not one bad scene, not one weak performance, everything is perfect.
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Posted: 8/21/07 at 10:25am
Miss P, Roz in TTWA is the nun we all wished we knew when we were in school.
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#22
Posted: 8/21/07 at 10:26am
I had never seen this version of "My Sister Eileen" either. But I loved it.

Such a strange "course" for a property! It started out as a Broadway play in 1940 with Shirley Booth as Ruth. Then came the movie version from Columbia Pictures we saw last night with Roz Russell (Oscar-nominated as Best Actress) and Janet Blair in 1942. Then came the Broadway musical "Wonderful Town" with Roz (Tony-winner) and Edie Adams in 1953. Then came a different movie musical version from Columbia in 1955 called "My Sister Eileen" with Betty Garrett and Janet Leigh (which is great fun too). Then came a TV version of the stage musical "Wonderful Town!" with Roz and Jacquelyn McKeever (plus several others from the OBC).

God that's confusing. But this story had some life!
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#23
Posted: 8/21/07 at 10:33am
The nuns in my elementary school wore those exact habits, too!

It was funny seeing so many actresses as nuns who also played other nuns: Marge Redmond (Sister Liguori) in The Flying Nun; Mary Wickes (Sister Clarissa) in Sister Act; and Portia Nelson (Sister Elizabeth) in The Sound of Music. I bet Mary Wickes played a lot of nuns!
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re: Roz Russell Night on TCM!#24
Posted: 8/21/07 at 10:38am
Nuns and housekeepers.

Wickes was the best!
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