Mala Powers
Mala Powers
Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers was an American film actress. She was born in San Francisco, California. In 1940, her family moved to Los Angeles. Her father was an executive with United Press. In the summer of her relocation, Powers attended the Max Reinhardt Junior Workshop where she enjoyed her first role in a play before a live audience.
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Audi A7 takes its own road
Scotsman - almost 5 years
LEGEND has it that, shortly before making his ill-fated ascent of Everest in 1924, George Mallory was asked by a reporter why he wanted to climb the world’s highest mountain. “Because it’s there,” was the Englishman’s succinct reply. You suspect Audi top brass might have been similarly blunt if anyone had raised a paw at the car’s pre-launch press conference and asked why they wanted to build the A7 Sportback, which blends the front of an executive saloon with a shopping car tailgate at the back. Audi’s answer, presumably, would have been: “Because we can.” As a five-door, four-seat hatchback-cum-coupé on a grand scale, the sleek and swoopy A7 is a very big car occupying a very tiny niche. As far as we can deduce, its mission in life is to steal sales from just one other model: Mercedes Benz’s handsome CLS. Only a moon buggy has fewer market rivals. Whether it deserves to exist or not, there’s no denying the A7 is a wonderful bit of kit. Those long, low lines and our car’s black pai ...
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DVD Extra: 'The Colossus of New York' - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Unfortunately, he's fatally struck by a truck at Idlewild (now JFK) Airport after returning from Sweden with the Nobel Prize -- as his wife (Mala Powers), young son (Charles Herbert) and father (Otto Kruger) watch in horror
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DVD Review: The Colossus of New York - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
Starring: Otto Kruger, Ross Martin and Mala Powers. Running time: 70 min. Rating: Not Rated. Released on DVD: 8-16-2011. Originally released in 1958. Available at Mike Noyes is currently working on finishing his Masters Degree in film at
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Povestea lui Cyrano de Bergerac ajunge din nou pe marile ecrane - CinemaRx
Google News - almost 6 years
... din distribuţia căreia au făcut parte José Ferrer şi Mala Powers, precum şi dramedia romantică “Roxanne” din anul 1987 a regizorului australian Fred Schepisi, care a beneficiat de aportul lui Steve Martin şi Daryl Hannah
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Corrections: For the Record
NYTimes - over 9 years
An obituary on June 14 by The Associated Press of the movie actress Mala Powers misidentified the B-movie series that included one of her early films, ''Tough as They Come.'' It was called ''Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys''; the film was not part of the ''Bowery Boys'' series.
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Mala Powers, 75, 1950s Film Star
NYTimes - over 9 years
Mala Powers, who played Roxane to José Ferrer's ''Cyrano de Bergerac'' and starred in other films of the 1950s, died on Monday in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 75. The cause was complications of leukemia, said the actress Kim Barrett, who was Ms. Powers's protégée. Mary Ellen Powers was born on Dec. 20, 1931, in San Francisco to journalist
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FILM; Who Knew How To Make The Nose New?
NYTimes - over 26 years
ONE HUNDRED FAKE NOSES were needed to make the latest and most lavish movie version of "Cyrano de Bergerac." It also took five years, 2,000 extras, 40 studio sets, $17 million and Gerard Depardieu. Jean-Paul Rappeneau, the director of the film, which opens Friday at the Plaza, had initial misgivings about adapting Edmond Rostand's hoary 1897
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M. Hughes Miller, 76; A Publishing Executive
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: M. Hughes Miller, former president of Bobbs Merrill Company, the book publisher, died of cancer Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 76 years old. M. Hughes Miller, former president of Bobbs Merrill Company, the book publisher, died of cancer Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 76 years old. After starting as a reporter for
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NYTimes - over 31 years
Cyrano de Bergerac Starring Jose Ferrer, William Prince, Mala Powers; produced by Stanley Kramer, directed by Michael Gordon, 1950 Corinth Video 112 minutes. $59.95 It is interesting to revisit Jose Ferrer's film of ''Cyrano de Bergerac'' after seeing Derek Jacobi perform the role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production on Broadway this
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mala Powers
  • 2007
    Age 75
    Shortly before her death from complications of leukemia June 11, 2007, aged 75, she had been on a lecture tour at universities.
    More Details Hide Details She was a master teacher for the past 14 years in the summer program at the University of Southern Maine for the Michael Chekhov Theatre Institute, training actors and teachers of acting. Mala Powers co-founded the National Michael Chekhov Association with teaching colleagues Wil Kilroy and Lisa Dalton, who continue to teach the curriculum developed by the trio in Maine. Powers was the executrix of the Michael Chekhov estate and instrumental in publishing Chekhov's books On the Technique of Acting, To the Actor, and The Path of the Actor. She also published Chekhov's audio series "On Theatre and the Art of Acting", to which she added a 60 page study guide. She co-narrates with Gregory Peck a documentary on Chekhov entitled "From Russia To Hollywood". She was patron of the Michael Chekhov Studio London and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1965
    Age 33
    Powers also had a small but recurring role on Shirley Booth's Hazel series. In that capacity she became a close friend of Lynn Borden, who played Barbara Baxter in the 1965-1966 season.
    More Details Hide Details Later, she gave Borden several elephant figurines, one a jade piece and another purchased on a trip to India. Borden became a collector of both frog and elephant figures.
  • 1954
    Age 22
    She was married to Monte Vanton in 1954, but they divorced in 1962; they had a son, Toren Vanton, who survived his mother. Powers remarried in 1970 to M. Hughes Miller, a book publisher.
    More Details Hide Details Powers was a successful children's author of "Follow the Star" and "Follow the Year" and of "Dial a Story".
  • 1952
    Age 20
    She began working again in 1952, including a part in City Beneath the Sea and City That Never Sleeps, although she was still taking medication.
    More Details Hide Details Following her recovery, she appeared in B-movie westerns, such as Rage at Dawn (1955), and science fiction films, among them The Colossus of New York (1958), Flight of the Lost Balloon (1961), and Doomsday Machine (1972). She also had a large role in Tammy and the Bachelor (1957). She appeared on more than 100 television programs, including Appointment with Adventure, The Restless Gun, Maverick (in an episode called "Dutchman's Gold" with Roger Moore), Bonanza, Wild Wild West, in the Wanted: Dead or Alive episode "Till Death do us Part", and Perry Mason. Her most memorable role was as defendant Susan Brent, friend of Perry's secretary Della Street in "The Case of the Weary Watchdog." She co-starred opposite Anthony Quinn in the television movie The Man and the City, later a television series.
  • 1950
    Age 18
    Her first roles were in Outrage and Edge of Doom in 1950.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Stanley Kramer signed Powers to star opposite Jose Ferrer in what may be her most remembered role as Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her part in this movie. While on a USO entertainment tour in Korea in 1951, she acquired a blood disease and almost died. She was treated with chloromycetin, but a severe allergic reaction resulted in the loss of much of her bone marrow. Powers barely survived, and her recovery took nearly nine months.
    At the age of 16 she began working in radio drama, before becoming a film actress in 1950.
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  • 1942
    Age 10
    She continued with her drama lessons, and a year later she auditioned and won a part in the 1942 Dead End Kids film Tough as They Come.
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  • 1940
    Age 8
    She was born in San Francisco, California. In 1940, her family moved to Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details Her father was an executive with United Press. In the summer of her relocation, Powers attended the Max Reinhardt Junior Workshop where she enjoyed her first role in a play before a live audience.
  • 1931
    Born on December 20, 1931.
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