Marjoe Gortner

American actor Marjoe Gortner

Hugh Marjoe Ross Gortner, generally known as Marjoe Gortner, is a former revivalist who first gained a certain fame in the late 1940s when he became the youngest ordained preacher at the age of four. He then gained outright notoriety in the 1970s when he starred in Marjoe, an Oscar-winning, behind-the-scenes documentary about the lucrative business of Pentecostal preaching. The name "Marjoe" is a portmanteau of the names "Mary" and "Joseph".
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Dan Persons: Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad: Starcrash
The Huffington Post - about 5 years
Italy has brought us so many wonderful things: Fellini; lasagna; Silvio Berlusconi (that last is debatable). But among the many marvels borne of those shores, truly the most wondrous has to be the knock-off film, a genre that took groundbreaking, innovative American titles and replicated them with a low-budget zeal and enough questionable technical prowess to make them their own classics. Loved Jaws? Wait'll you see Tentacles, the Italian version that features a giant octopus (plus the all-star quadrifecta of John Huston, Henry Fonda, Shelley Winters, and Claude Akins!). Got nightmares from The Exorcist? You should check out The Return of the Exorcist, which, despite the title, has neither Jason Miller nor Max von Sydow in the lead, but does offer Richard Conte in his final performance. And if you just couldn't get enough of Star Wars, then the ever-inventive Italian filmmakers were willing to feed your hunger with Starcrash, a faithful replication of Chapter IV: A New Hope...
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'Jackson County Jail,' 'Caged/Chained/Red Heat,' 'Jungle Warriors' - Linda ... - Memphis Commercial Appeal (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
"Jungle Warriors" (1984) offers plenty of absurd fun, as a planeload of supposed supermodels, their similarly babe-like assistants and a few dingy men (including a coke-snorting and soon-to-be-impaled-by-a-jungle-booby-trap Marjoe Gortner) is shot down
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Marjoe Gortner- Cynické evanjelium zázračného dieťaťa - SME.sk
Google News - over 6 years
Marjoe (kombinácia mien Mária a Jozef) bol svojim spôsobom monštrum. Cirkusová atrakcia. S trochou nadsázky ho môžeme prirovnať zázračným dieťaťom Mozartoveho typu, prostredníctvom ktorých rodičia napĺňajú svoje nenaplnené sny
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Four year old pint sized preacher Kanon Tipton preaches 'red hot revival' videos - Examiner.com
Google News - over 6 years
Marjoe Gortner was a traveling evangelist in the 1940's that held tent revival meetings. It wasn't until 30-years-later that he revealed he was involved in a scam. Does Gortner's experience, however, mean that Kanon Tipton's experience isn't genuine?
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DVD Review: Women in Prison Triple Feature - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 6 years
Marjoe Gortner (Food of the Gods) takes a bevy of beauties to a small Latin American country to pose for a magazine. He's looking for lush and exotic views while hoping to get laid. Little does he know the place is run by a major drug kingpin,
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The Listings: Jan. 13 - Jan. 19; 'MARJOE'
NYTimes - about 12 years
For many complicated reasons, fundamentalist Christianity in America doesn't look the same today as it did in 1972, when ''Marjoe,'' a portrait of Marjoe Gortner, a cynical, curly-headed Pentecostal preacher with rock-star ambitions, won the Academy Award for best documentary. The film, which opens today at the IFC Center, is only tangentially
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NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: CENTRAL PARK; Will the Gold Loincloth Be Oscar-Worthy?
NYTimes - almost 16 years
He calls himself Thoth, after the ancient Egyptian god of wisdom, and when he plays his violin at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, people stop. They can't help themselves. Thoth sticks out in a crowd. He performs self-composed operas about a mythological land, and he is clad only in a glittering gold loincloth, golden chest chains, sandals and a
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FILM REVIEW;Hickok Did Not Go Gentle Into That Good Sunset
NYTimes - about 22 years
Most of Walter Hill's "Wild Bill" takes place during the last days of Wild Bill Hickok's life, as he grapples with the residue of his rip-snorting, showdown-filled career. "Maybe you can help me," mutters the gunfighter to the Chinese woman who runs an opium den, though she doesn't understand him. "Where the hell did things go wrong?" That gives
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SPORTS OF THE TIMES; THE CELTIC BOYS
NYTimes - over 32 years
WELCOME to Boston. It's a small city, perfect for walking, sight-seeing and dining. Maybe you could even do a little shopping before you go home to L.A. You say you've been here before? Eight times? Then you know all about the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre. No, I wasn't trying to get smart about that 148-114 game on May 27. Honest, I
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HOW TO BE A HOT HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER
NYTimes - almost 33 years
LOS ANGELES At the age of 32, Brian Grazer has a black Mercedes and movie projects at six studios. The 200 telephone calls that keep him on the phone five hours a day come from Hollywood's star agents and star lawyers and from the presidents of eight studios. And when, at 7 each morning, he jumps rope 6,000 times (160 per minute) without stopping,
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THEISMANN HAS ONE GOAL TO COMPLETE
NYTimes - about 35 years
WASHINGTON THE talent was always there. He has the arm, the mobility, the desire. Especially the desire. ''I've never seen a guy who wanted to be the best more than him,'' Bobby Beathard, the Washington Redskins' general manager, said about Joe Theismann, the Redskins' quarterback. ''I mean, this guy is here all the time, running, working out in
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At the Movies; Chevy Chase up in the air over new role.
NYTimes - about 36 years
AFTER 20th Century-Fox decided not to have the usual previews for the New York press, but just to go ahead and open ''Modern Problems'' on Christmas Day, Chevy Chase, the picture's star, and Michael Shamberg, one of its producers, came to town to do a bit of promotion. Well, don't they know that if you sneak a movie into town without letting anyone
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TV Weekend; VIETNAM VETERANS SPEAK; CHRISTMAS SPECIALS BEGIN
NYTimes - about 36 years
VIETNAM veterans, described as ''the forgotten warriors of a war America does not want to remember,'' are the subject of an exceptionally insightful and poignant documentary on CBS-TV, Channel 2, tomorrow at 10 P.M. ''Bittersweet Memories: A Vietnam Reunion'' represents an unusual venture for television. It was produced in cooperation with Newsweek
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AT THE MOVIES; Ken Wahl chuckles at Hollywood.
NYTimes - about 36 years
THE ends of his fingers are stained with nicotine, his teeth have never been straightened, he wears clothes straight out of an armynavy store, and when he crashes a Hollywood party (''Don't they invite you?'' ''No more, they don't''), Ken Wahl heads straight for a pretty woman, because he says he finds all the other guests laughable. Generally, he
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marjoe Gortner
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 64
    In 2008, the Melbourne Underground Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia held the first retrospective of the cinematic works of Marjoe Gortner as part of their ninth festival.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 34
    From 1978 to December 14, 1979, Gortner was married to actress Candy Clark.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 30
    He starred in the television movies The Gun and the Pulpit and Pray for the Wildcats, and appeared in an episode of Nakia, a 1974 police drama on ABC.
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    In 1974 he made several appearances in film and television.
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  • 1973
    Age 29
    He began his acting career with a featured role in The Marcus-Nelson Murders, the 1973 pilot for the Kojak TV series.
  • 1972
    Age 28
    The resulting film, Marjoe, won the 1972 Academy Award for best documentary.
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  • 1971
    Age 27
    When approached by documentarians Howard Smith and Sarah Kernochan, he agreed to let their film crew follow him during 1971 on a final tour of revival meetings in California, Texas, and Michigan.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Age 7
    Until his teenage years, Gortner and his parents traveled throughout the United States holding revival meetings, and by 1951 his younger brother Vernoe had been incorporated into the act.
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  • 1944
    Age 0
    Hugh Marjoe Ross Gortner was born in 1944 in Long Beach, California, into a long evangelical heritage.
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