Susan Kohner
Actress
Susan Kohner
Susan Kohner is an American actress.
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A Good Year for Stacy Keach, A Tribute to Juanita Moore
Huffington Post - about 3 years
"Jupiter enters Leo for a year -- a boon for theatrical types of all persuasions!" writes our smart astrologist friend Shelley Ackerman. So, you take heart, my friends in show business. • SPEAKING OF this possibly being a very good year, the great actor Stacy Keach certainly thinks it might be! In June, Stacy will play Falstaff in both parts of Shakespeare's "Henry IV" at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC. The kicker to this is Stacy played the same role 46 years ago. He says, "I might be wrong, but I think I may be a candidate for the Guinness Book of Records. When I played it back in 1968 in Central Park, I was 27. I received some very good reviews. Now I'm 72--reverse the numbers, but the role remains the same!" (Newsweek referred to Keach as a "Grand Young Man" in its review.) Stacy Keach is grand. I had a wonderful interview with him about a year ago. He is most famous for tough guy roles, but in real life he is adorably gentle, funny and smart. He's had ...
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Penelope Andrew: TCM Fest 2012:Liza Minnelli, Kim Novak, Robert Wagner, Debbie Reynolds Walk Red Carpet
Popeater - almost 5 years
The Fountainhead with Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper Photo: Courtesy of TCM Liza Minnelli, Kim Novak, Robert Wagner, Tippi Hedren and Debbie Reynolds in person. Black Narcissus, Vertigo, Cabaret, and The Fountainhead projected on gigantic screens at Grauman's Chinese and Egyptian Theatres. Could any classic film fan wish for more? You could. And, at this year's annual TCM Classic Film Festival, which takes place from April 12th through the 15th, you'd get more: Kirk Douglas, Stanley Donen, Angie Dickenson, Norman Lloyd, Rhonda Fleming, and Norman Jewison appearing at special events and screenings of Two for the Road, Chinatown, Casablanca, The Longest Day, and The Thomas Crown Affair. But before going on about this year's festival, a look back is essential. Chinatown's Faye Dunaway and Jack Nicholson Photo: Courtesy of TCM TCM 2010 & 2011 TCM's 2010 festival featured an opening night restoration of George Cukor's A Star Is Born (1954) starring Judy Garland ...
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Around Town: Celebrate Easter with Jimmy Stewart and Harvey
LATimes - almost 5 years
The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre is going rabid for rabbits Easter Sunday  -- just don't expect the Easter Bunny. The evening begins with 1950's "Harvey," starring Jimmy Stewart in his Oscar-nominated performance as Elwood P. Dowd, a sweetly crazy guy whose best friend is an invisible 6'3" white rabbit named Harvey. Josephine Hull earned an Oscar as Elwood's frazzled sister. The evening concludes with the 2001 cult fave "Donnie Darko," with Jake Gyllenhaal and a rabbit a lot less friendly than Harvey. On Easter Sunday evening, the Cinematheque's Egyptian will screen the 1933 version of "King Kong," starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot and featuring the groundbreaking stop-motion special effects of Willis O'Brien. www.americancinematheque.com Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater presents a week-long engagement of Noel Black's 1968 cult favorite, "Pretty Poison," beginning this Friday. Black will be on hand Friday evening for the screening of this dark come ...
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Twilight director Chris Weitz tackles serious social issues in A Better Life - Metro
Google News - over 5 years
Born in New York, the son of actress Susan Kohner and novelist/fashion designer John Weitz, he was educated in England – first at St Paul's School and later at Trinity College, Cambridge – which may account for why he compares directing to being
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'Twilight' director tells of search for a 'Better Life' - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
“My mother,” Weitz said of actress Susan Kohner, an Oscar nominee for “Imitation of Life,” “grew up speaking Spanish but I did not. My first job was to learn Spanish, and being the bookish sort I started reading books.” His “Better Life” breakthrough
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'New Moon' Director To Speak at Writers Conference - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Weitz, currently in Europe, is the son of fashion designer John Weitz and Sag Harbor resident Susan Kohner. Kohner was nominated for an Academy Award for 1959's “Imitation of Life.” Chandler's interview of Weitz is the same evening the the conferences
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Sneeze when you smell gas - Financial Times
Google News - over 5 years
I will never forget crying as a boy watching Imitation of Life, in which Susan Kohner denied her mother because she was black and only a cook. You don't want that. When inviting guests to dine in one's own home, is it just me or is it quite rude of
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Mary Walling Blackburn XOXO Insanity, Institution - E-Flux
Google News - over 5 years
Unlike the 1934 version of Imitation of Life, in which Fredi Washington (founding member of the Negro Actors Guild of America) portrays Peola, the 1954 version stars White actress Susan Kohner. In one scene, Kohner, as Sarah Jane, stages her own
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Sueño Americano: Chris Weitz helms drama of father struggling to make 'A ... - Film Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
Weitz's mom might call the situation above an Imitation of Life, she being Susan Kohner, who was Oscar-nominated for that Douglas Sirk weeper, playing the light-skinned mulatto who passes for white. She is the daughter of Austrian-born Paul Kohner,
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This Day in Film: "Imitation of Life" - BET (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Imitation of Life told the story of Sarah Jane, a light-skinned Black girl (both of her parents were Black) who could pass for white, and was played by Susan Kohner. She dealt with extreme emotional turmoil, eventually rejecting her mother,
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Film Series and Movie Listings
NYTimes - about 8 years
FILM SERIES REMEMBERING RICHARD (Friday) In his 25 years of stewardship, Richard Roud helped to establish the New York Film Festival as one of the world's pre-eminent film events. To honor the 20th anniversary of his death, the Film Society of Lincoln Center offers a double bill of two of Roud's favorite films: Max Ophüls's 1950 work, ''La
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - over 12 years
JOHN WATERS must have been in a great mood when he made his musical CRY-BABY (1990), because it's brimming with good cheer. Cry-Baby Walker (Johnny Depp), class of 1954, loves being a dreamy juvenile delinquent. Allison Vernon-Williams (Amy Locane) is thrilled to be rescued from her ponytail, pearl and prom-dress life -- by Cry-Baby. Highlights
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THEATER; An American Pie With Different Fruit
NYTimes - almost 13 years
IN the opening scene of the new play ''Roulette,'' a put-upon suburban father gambles with his life in a casual game of Russian roulette at the breakfast table. That moment has been in Paul Weitz's head for the last 15 years. When Mr. Weitz, the author of ''Roulette,'' first had the idea, he was a 20-something, struggling playwright, working at an
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John Weitz, 79, Fashion Designer Turned Historian, Dies
NYTimes - over 14 years
John Weitz, the fashion designer known for licensing a variety of products under his name and for his second career as a novelist and historian, died yesterday at his home in Bridgehampton, N.Y. He was 79. The cause was cancer, his son Christopher said. Mr. Weitz cheerfully accepted the blame for being among the first American fashion designers to
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FILM; Filmmaking as a Family Affair
NYTimes - almost 15 years
''NOTHING!'' This is Jane Rosenthal's emphatic reply when asked what she had seen in the earlier work of the Weitz brothers that made them candidates to direct the film version of Nick Hornby's novel ''About a Boy,'' which opened on Friday. ''About a Boy'' is a funny book, but it's also a heartfelt and insightful story about a self-involved man,
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BOLDFACE NAMES
NYTimes - almost 15 years
Small-Screen Stars, Big Causes The already blurry line between politics and show business got blurrier yesterday in Albany when CYNTHIA NIXON and MARY TYLER MOORE weighed in on public schools and hunting. Ms. Nixon, of the HBO series ''Sex and the City,'' was one of hundreds of parents who jammed the Capitol corridors to protest what they said was
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AT THE MOVIES; Revolutionary Production
NYTimes - over 16 years
In St.-Ouen, a nondescript industrial suburb on the northern edge of Paris, Eric Rohmer is recreating the French Revolution inside a converted warehouse. His new film, ''The Lady and the Duke,'' promises to be the most expansive reconstruction of the era ever undertaken, a significant change of pace for a filmmaker famous for intimate romantic,
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MOVIE GUIDE
NYTimes - over 17 years
Here is a selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy movies and film series playing this weekend in New York City. * denotes a highly recommended film or series. Ratings and running times are in parentheses. An index of reviews of films opening today appears on page 8. Now Playing ''AMERICAN PIE,'' starring Jason Biggs, Chris
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Susan Kohner
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 73
    On April 23, 2010, a new print of Imitation of Life (1959) was screened at the TCM Film Festival in Los Angeles, California, to which Kohner and co-star Juanita Moore were invited.
    More Details Hide Details After the screening, the two women appeared on stage for a question-and-answer session hosted by TCM's Robert Osborne. Kohner and Moore received standing ovations.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1964
    Age 27
    In 1964, Kohner married John Weitz, a German-born novelist and fashion designer.
    More Details Hide Details She retired from acting to devote time to her family. They had two sons together, Chris and Paul Weitz, who both became film directors and producers in Hollywood, producing films such as American Pie (1999) and About a Boy (2002). Chris Weitz is also known for directing New Moon (2009), part of the The Twilight Saga.
    She retired from acting in 1964.
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    After Kohner married menswear designer and writer John Weitz in 1964, she retired from acting to devote time to her family.
    More Details Hide Details Her two sons, Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz, have both become film directors, screenwriters and sometime actors. Kohner was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Lupita Tovar, a Mexican-born actress who had a career in Hollywood, and Paul Kohner, a film producer who was born in Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. Her mother is Roman Catholic, and her father was Czech Jewish. Most of Kohner's film roles came during the late 1950s and early 1960s, including co-starring with Sal Mineo in both Dino (1957) and The Gene Krupa Story (1959). In her most notable role, Kohner played Sarah Jane in Imitation of Life, portraying an African-American woman who "passes" as white. The 1959 film was a remake of a 1934 version of a book of the same name. The expensive, glossy Ross Hunter production, directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Lana Turner, was a box office smash. In addition, Kohner was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in the film, and won a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actress and one as Best New Actress.
  • 1962
    Age 25
    She made her last film appearance in 1962, co-starring with Montgomery Clift in Freud: The Secret Passion.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1936
    Born
    Born on November 11, 1936.
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