David Hedison News

Also Credited As: Al Hedison
 
Date of Birth: May 20, 1929 (89)

Birth Place: Providence, RI, USA
Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and officially opened last night, December 14. (more...)

Ed Asner and Hollywood Celebrities Set for Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which ties him with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award. (All of his wins were for primetime.) As well as being one of the most outstanding and most respected actors of his generation, equally adept at comedy as he is at drama, Asner also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981-1985. Because of his busy schedule, Ed Asner rarely makes public appearances solely to meet and greet fans. From September 19 to 21, 2013, Asner will be among the celebrities at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, devoting his time for fans of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Elf, Hawaii Five-O, Up and numerous other accomplishments. Asner will dedicate a minimum of eight hours a day for each of the three days, posing for photographs with fans, signing autographs and participating in a question and answer session on stage. The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival where television and movie lovers from around the world can gather to watch premiere screenings of rare motion-pictures and documentaries, meet and greet iconic Television and Hollywood actors, and learn more about the by-gone era of Hollywood cinema. This year marks the eighth year for the Convention. Attendees from all over the country (and the globe including Belgium, Finland, Canada and the United Kingdom) who attended past events met such celebrities as Shirley Jones, Patty Duke, James Darren, David Hedison, Davy Jones and many others. Ed Asner will be joined this year with Julie Newmar (Batman, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Johnny Crawford (The Rifleman), Larry Storch (F Troop), Elizabeth Shepherd (The Avengers), Robert Loggia (Big, Independence Day, The Sopranos), and Academy Award winning actress Margaret O'Brien (The Secret Garden, Meet Me in St. Louis). Admission is open to the public. When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 19, 20 and 21, 2013 Where: The Hunt Valley Wyndham, 245 Shawan Road. Parking is free. (more...)

Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre to Host Classic Horror Originals this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

lthough much maligned, the horror remake is not always the worst thing in the world. It seems that remaking the classics of horror has been Hollywood's favorite shortcut for decades, but every now and then, they get it right. Two great examples of this would be John Carpenter's 1982 film, The Thing, and David Cronenberg's 1986 film, The Fly. This month, Brian Solomon of TheVaultofHorror.netpresents BEDLAM AT THE BIJOU: Before They Were Remakes, a screening of the two 1950s originals that inspired those films. (more...)

Soap Fan Mystery Theatre Presents Powers, Mills, Caulfied Reading Agatha Christie Mysteries
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2010

Soap Fan Mystery Theatre kicks off with a new series of staged readings featuring Hollywood favorites, the most popular stars of daytime television, and rarely performed Agatha Christie mysteries at The Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, located at 135 S. Doheny Drive (at Wilshire Boulevard). (more...)

Ed Asner and Hollywood Celebrities Set for Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which ties him with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award. (All of his wins were for primetime.) As well as being one of the most outstanding and most respected actors of his generation, equally adept at comedy as he is at drama, Asner also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981-1985. Because of his busy schedule, Ed Asner rarely makes public appearances solely to meet and greet fans. From September 19 to 21, 2013, Asner will be among the celebrities at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, devoting his time for fans of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Elf, Hawaii Five-O, Up and numerous other accomplishments. Asner will dedicate a minimum of eight hours a day for each of the three days, posing for photographs with fans, signing autographs and participating in a question and answer session on stage. The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival where television and movie lovers from around the world can gather to watch premiere screenings of rare motion-pictures and documentaries, meet and greet iconic Television and Hollywood actors, and learn more about the by-gone era of Hollywood cinema. This year marks the eighth year for the Convention. Attendees from all over the country (and the globe including Belgium, Finland, Canada and the United Kingdom) who attended past events met such celebrities as Shirley Jones, Patty Duke, James Darren, David Hedison, Davy Jones and many others. Ed Asner will be joined this year with Julie Newmar (Batman, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Johnny Crawford (The Rifleman), Larry Storch (F Troop), Elizabeth Shepherd (The Avengers), Robert Loggia (Big, Independence Day, The Sopranos), and Academy Award winning actress Margaret O'Brien (The Secret Garden, Meet Me in St. Louis). Admission is open to the public. When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 19, 20 and 21, 2013 Where: The Hunt Valley Wyndham, 245 Shawan Road. Parking is free. (more...)

Ed Asner and Hollywood Celebrities Set for Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which ties him with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award. (All of his wins were for primetime.) As well as being one of the most outstanding and most respected actors of his generation, equally adept at comedy as he is at drama, Asner also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981-1985. Because of his busy schedule, Ed Asner rarely makes public appearances solely to meet and greet fans. From September 19 to 21, 2013, Asner will be among the celebrities at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, devoting his time for fans of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Elf, Hawaii Five-O, Up and numerous other accomplishments. Asner will dedicate a minimum of eight hours a day for each of the three days, posing for photographs with fans, signing autographs and participating in a question and answer session on stage. The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival where television and movie lovers from around the world can gather to watch premiere screenings of rare motion-pictures and documentaries, meet and greet iconic Television and Hollywood actors, and learn more about the by-gone era of Hollywood cinema. This year marks the eighth year for the Convention. Attendees from all over the country (and the globe including Belgium, Finland, Canada and the United Kingdom) who attended past events met such celebrities as Shirley Jones, Patty Duke, James Darren, David Hedison, Davy Jones and many others. Ed Asner will be joined this year with Julie Newmar (Batman, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Johnny Crawford (The Rifleman), Larry Storch (F Troop), Elizabeth Shepherd (The Avengers), Robert Loggia (Big, Independence Day, The Sopranos), and Academy Award winning actress Margaret O'Brien (The Secret Garden, Meet Me in St. Louis). Admission is open to the public. When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 19, 20 and 21, 2013 Where: The Hunt Valley Wyndham, 245 Shawan Road. Parking is free. (more...)

The Palm Springs Cultural Center announces First Annual Palm Springs Classic Science Fiction Festival!
by David Green - Jan 1, 2001

?The Palm Springs Cultural Center (PSCC) will present the first annual Palm Springs Classic Science Fiction Festival at the Camelot Theaters on October 23-25, 2015.??“The notion for this event has been germinating for quite awhile and it is fantastic to see it come to fruition this year” enthused festival producer and host Alan K. Rode who has been producing the annual Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival at the Camelot for the last eight years.?? PSCC Executive Director Michael Green agrees: “We believe there is a viable audience for these films and we are excited to expand our relationship with Alan in bringing a new genre of classic cinema to Palm Springs.' (more...)