Edmund Purdom
Actor
Edmund Purdom
Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom was a British actor.
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Edmund Purdom's personal information overview.
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Sean Martinfield: Tenor Noah Stewart Debuts With Berkeley Symphony in World Premiere of New Work by Steven Stucky
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Tenor Noah Stewart, an alumnus of San Francisco's Merola Opera Program and the prestigious Adler Fellows, joins the Berkeley Symphony on March 28 in the world premiere of Steven Stucky's The Stars and the Roses. A song cycle in three parts, the score by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer is set to the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. The program will also include Bruckner's Symphony No.4 in E-Flat Major, Music Director Joana Carneiro conducting. Noah has recently catapulted into the limelight, particularly from the success he is enjoying with his first recording, NOAH, released by Decca Records last July and which sailed to the top of the UK charts in Classical Music. During our interview, Noah was getting ready for his flight to Lisbon where he would be performing Beethoven's Mass in C. NOAH STEWART. Photo, courtesy of the artist "I've been very lucky," he said. I've worked really hard to keep it all moving. This will be my fi ...
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Marcos históricos do western: 1950-1951 - Tribuna do Norte - Natal
Google News - over 5 years
O segundo casamento foi com o ator Edmund Purdom, elevado ao estrelato na década de 50 na super produção "O Egipcio". Linda Christian, que era mexicana de nascimento e cujo nome verdadeiro é Blanca Rosa Welter, era filha de um executivo de uma
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Screen siren and real life temptress had claim as first Bond girl - The Age
Google News - over 5 years
Her celebrity came from her marriages to the handsome film stars Tyrone Power and Edmund Purdom, and her liaisons with various wealthy playboys and bullfighters, rather than her limited acting ability. Her extravagant, cosmopolitan lifestyle derived
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DVD; Desert Tales, Centuries Apart
NYTimes - over 5 years
The Egyptian It must have seemed to Michael Curtiz that he was returning to Square 1 when he was assigned to direct ''The Egyptian,'' the 1954 historical spectacular that 20th Century Fox intended as a showcase for the studio's new and improved CinemaScope process. This Hungarian director, born Mano Kertesz Kaminer, was beckoned to Hollywood by
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Desert Tales, Centuries Apart - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
The story, which bears a distinct resemblance to “Moon of Israel,” is centered on a court physician, Sinuhe (faint, ineffectual Edmund Purdom), who befriends a forward-looking pharaoh (Michael Wilding). While the pharaoh is drawn into a monotheistic
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La bomba anatómica - Página 12
Google News - over 5 years
... Christian era ser la esposa y madre de los hijos de Tyrone Power, y en general así es como fue recordada hasta sus últimas días, a pesar de que luego del divorcio con el famoso actor de La Marca del Zorro se casó con otro actor, Edmund Purdom
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Linda Christian, 87, Early Bond Girl
NYTimes - over 5 years
PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) -- Linda Christian, a Hollywood starlet of the 1940s and '50s who was in Johnny Weissmuller's last Tarzan movie and the first adaptation of a James Bond novel, but who was probably best known for her marriage to her fellow heartthrob Tyrone Power, died here on Friday. She was 87. The cause was colon cancer, her daughter
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Linda Christian, Actress and Tyrone Power’s Wife, Dies at 87
NYTimes - over 5 years
PALM DESERT, Calif.  — Linda Christian, a Hollywood starlet of the 1940s and ’50s who was in Johnny Weissmuller’s last Tarzan movie and the first adaptation of a James Bond novel, but who was probably best known for her marriage to her fellow heartthrob Tyrone Power, died here on Friday. She was 87. The cause was colon
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Pieces - Stunden des Wahnsinns - Mann beisst Film
Google News - over 5 years
Während Christopher George also sein Gesicht am Campus spazierenträgt, fordert Dekan Edmund Purdom, daß etwas geschehen muß. Tut es auch: Des Nachts wird ein nacktes Mädchen beim Swimming-Pool zersägt (anstatt ins Becken zu springen und zu hoffen,
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DVD Extra: John Garfield at the Warner Archive, Part 1 - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Also new are remastered DVD editions of Roy Rowland's "The Romance of Rosy Ridge'' (1947) starring Van Johnson and debuting Janet Leigh and Richard Thorpe's "Athena'' (1954) starring Jane Powell, Edmund Purdom, Debbie Reynolds and Vic Damone
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Exclusive Interview: Nick Redman discusses The Egyptian - Blu-ray.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Egyptian was a mammoth 1954 Fox production directed by the legendary Michael Curtiz, and starring Gene Tierney, Edmund Purdom, Jean Simmons, Michael Wilding and Peter Ustinov—among a cast of thousands, as they say. Tell me about your history with
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DVD retailer Movies Unlimited is pleased to announce the exclusive release of ... - Broadcast Newsroom
Google News - over 5 years
In the film, Edmund Purdom plays a young Austrian prince named Karl. Raised his entire life for the military, Karl, who has little social skills, is recommended by his tutor to attend the university and mix with common folks
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Terror, il castello delle donne maledette - Paperblog
Google News - over 5 years
Il finale è il massimo del trash con un primo piano su Edmund Purdom che declama: “Era un mostro, un anormale. Ma forse siamo tutti un po' anormali”. Perle di saggezza in una battuta che gli sconosciuti sceneggiatori potevano risparmiarci
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What's On Today
NYTimes - about 6 years
8 P.M. (TCM) THE ESSENTIALS: ROAD TO MOROCCOBing Crosby portrays Jeff Peters, and Bob Hope is Turkey Jackson, con artists marooned in the Arabian desert after a shipwreck, in this 1942 musical, directed by David Butler. In need of cash, Jeff sells Turkey into slavery, but then decides to rescue his friend after his conscience gets the best of him
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Corrections
NYTimes - about 8 years
A headline last Sunday with an obituary about the film actor Edmund Purdom misstated his age in some copies. He was 84, not 82.
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Edmund Purdom, Screen Actor, 84
NYTimes - about 8 years
Edmund Purdom, the British actor who starred in the Hollywood costume pageants ''The Egyptian'' and ''The Prodigal'' in the mid-1950s, died on Thursday in Rome, where he had lived and worked since the 1960s. He was 84. His death was announced by his family. Mr. Purdom began his acting career in the theater on both sides of the Atlantic. He landed
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Home Video
NYTimes - over 22 years
Fate of Videotape Buried in hype about the information superhighway, the makers and purveyors of that supposedly outmoded material called videotape have crawled from their shelters to survey a situation that may not be that dire after all, at least for the short term. Slowed by the complexities of development, the highway, and with it the
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La Revolution Remembered: Concerts, Croissants, Cancans
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: JULY 14th! The anniversary of the French Revolution! Music and dancing in the streets. Concertinas. Hurdy-gurdies. Mimes. Jugglers. Cancan dancers. Acrobats. Croissants and cafe au lait. JULY 14th! The anniversary of the French Revolution! Music and dancing in the streets. Concertinas. Hurdy-gurdies. Mimes. Jugglers. Cancan dancers. Acrobats.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Edmund Purdom
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 82
    Purdom died from heart failure on 1 January 2009, in Rome.
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  • 2000
    Age 73
    In 2000 he married his fourth wife, the photographer Vivienne Purdom.
    More Details Hide Details His daughter Lilan Purdom is a journalist with the French television channel TF1.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1984
    Age 57
    In 1984, he directed his first and only film, Don't Open till Christmas.
    More Details Hide Details He was also very active as a music recording engineer, including work on the soundtracks of such films as The Bible, as well as many classical concerts in Florence and Vienna. He is also credited for devising a technique transferring monaural sound to stereo. He narrated a popular short documentary on the life of Padre Pio. He also narrated the Christian documentary, 7 Signs of Christ's Return.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1964
    Age 37
    After that, his career as a major film star ran out of steam, with the exception of some rare cameo appearances, such as The Yellow Rolls-Royce in 1964.
    More Details Hide Details On television he starred as Marco del Monte in Sword of Freedom (1958), a swashbuckler made for ITC Entertainment. Purdom moved to Rome, Italy, where he first played parts in "sword and sandal" epics and lived there for the rest of his life. He continued to work extensively in Italian B-films, on television and as a voice dubbing actor for many years (recording dialogue translated from Italian into English for sales of Italian films in English-speaking countries). He also had roles in TV movies and miniseries, such as Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (as Vittorio De Sica) and The Winds of War.
  • 1962
    Age 35
    Purdom was married four times and divorced three times: his first three wives, all divorced, were Anita (Tita) Philips (or Phillips), the mother of his children; actress Linda Christian in 1962, ex-wife of Tyrone Power; and Alicia Darr, of Polish extraction.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1955
    Age 28
    He then played the title role in the biblical epic The Prodigal, MGM's most lavish production of 1955.
    More Details Hide Details He partnered with Ann Blyth again in The King's Thief (1955) in which he and Blyth were supported by David Niven, George Sanders and Roger Moore.
  • 1954
    Age 27
    At this time, he acquired the nickname "the replacement star" because his other best-remembered role was taking over for Marlon Brando as the title character in The Egyptian, 20th Century-Fox's most lavish production of 1954.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year, he appeared in another MGM musical, Athena, opposite his future wife Linda Christian, Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds.
    His appearance in small roles in Titanic and Julius Caesar led to his being cast in the leading role opposite Ann Blyth in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical The Student Prince in 1954, a part originally intended for Mario Lanza, whose disagreement with director Curtis Bernhardt over the way a certain song was to be sung had led to his dismissal by MGM. (The film was subsequently directed by Richard Thorpe.) Purdom lip-synched to Lanza's singing voice.
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  • 1951
    Age 24
    In 1951–52, Purdom appeared in small roles with the Laurence Olivier/Vivien Leigh company on Broadway in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra when his good looks brought him to the attention of Hollywood. 20th Century Fox tested him for a role in My Cousin Rachel and MGM offered him a small role in Rhapsody which he turned down to work at Warner Bros.
    More Details Hide Details But Warners lost interest in him.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1946
    Age 19
    He began his acting career in 1946 by joining the Northampton Repertory Company, appearing in productions which included Romeo and Juliet and Molière's The Imaginary Invalid.
    More Details Hide Details Followed by two years of military service where he joined the Army Pool of Artists. He then joined the Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • OTHER
  • 1924
    Age -3
    Born on December 19, 1924.
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