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Elizabeth’s beauty doesn’t come from the shape of her face or nose or mouth of even those magnificent eyes, it comes from an inner strength and energy that very few people are blessed with. Also, a goodness and kindness that very few people are privileged or bother to see in her. They see the facade but not the remarkable woman inside. I’ve known her since she was just a teenager, and I really haven’t seen much change in the person herself except a growth in character. But she had always been the same person—true and real—and like all great beauties she becomes more so as she ages. She has had many battles to fight in her life and has won them with dignity and humanity. I admire her, and especially love her, because of her great love for animals and Michael Jackson. ― Ava Gardner
 
 
 
 


RIP actress Shirley Temple, who has passed away from natural causes, age 85. [x]
1928 - 2014

RIP actress Shirley Temple, who has passed away from natural causes, age 85. [x]

1928 - 2014

 
 
 
 

haroldlloyds:

RIP Shirley Temple Black
April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014

 
 
 
 

theatlantic:

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Greatest Actor of His Generation

Famous deaths invite hyperbole. The news that Philip Seymour Hoffman was discovered dead today in an apartment bathroom, with a syringe sticking out of his arm, seems like an occasion to overreact with some exaggerated summary of his career—something like “most talented and kaleidoscopic actor of his time.”
Except, in this case, the compliment isn’t hyperbolic at all. It’s just an accurate description, as true yesterday as it is today. And the competition isn’t even that close.
The first thing about Philip Seymour Hoffman—that is, the first thing most audiences saw—is that he looked unremarkable, even boring. He had a hangdog countenance, often sliced with the swoop of his receding blond mane, with small, firm eyes. He wasn’t strikingly handsome, nor strikingly unhandsome, neither thin nor obese, not blessed with any distinguishing gosh-wow feature that would make somebody watching an early performance in Twister or The Big Lebowski exclaim, “I think we’ve found our next Brando.” Instead of standing out in these early films, he stood within them—gauging the pace and tone of the action around him and blending in so delicately that it’s not uncommon for even Hoffman fanatics to look back on his career and think, I forgot he was in that.
Read more. [Image: Sony Pictures Classics]

theatlantic:

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Greatest Actor of His Generation

Famous deaths invite hyperbole. The news that Philip Seymour Hoffman was discovered dead today in an apartment bathroom, with a syringe sticking out of his arm, seems like an occasion to overreact with some exaggerated summary of his career—something like “most talented and kaleidoscopic actor of his time.”

Except, in this case, the compliment isn’t hyperbolic at all. It’s just an accurate description, as true yesterday as it is today. And the competition isn’t even that close.

The first thing about Philip Seymour Hoffman—that is, the first thing most audiences saw—is that he looked unremarkable, even boring. He had a hangdog countenance, often sliced with the swoop of his receding blond mane, with small, firm eyes. He wasn’t strikingly handsome, nor strikingly unhandsome, neither thin nor obese, not blessed with any distinguishing gosh-wow feature that would make somebody watching an early performance in Twister or The Big Lebowski exclaim, “I think we’ve found our next Brando.” Instead of standing out in these early films, he stood within them—gauging the pace and tone of the action around him and blending in so delicately that it’s not uncommon for even Hoffman fanatics to look back on his career and think, I forgot he was in that.

Read more. [Image: Sony Pictures Classics]

 
 
 
 


Joan Fontaine, 1942

Joan Fontaine, 1942

 
 
#why  #Joan Fontaine  #R.I.P  
 
 

fab-ingrid:

madelineashton:

I often criticize “Rest in Peace” posts, but I feel this time it’s necessary. Eleanor Parker, known to most of you as the beautiful Baroness Schrader from The Sound of Music, has died at the age of 91. 
She was a wonderful, beautiful and talented actress, and also a very underrated one whom I personally admire very much and will truly miss.
Rest in peace, Eleanor Parker (June 26, 1922 - December 9th 2013)
(if you’ve never seen her in anything more than sound of music, I suggest you go check out more of her films bc beautiful talented bb)

Oh, so sad ;(
UGH WHYYY

fab-ingrid:

madelineashton:

I often criticize “Rest in Peace” posts, but I feel this time it’s necessary. Eleanor Parker, known to most of you as the beautiful Baroness Schrader from The Sound of Music, has died at the age of 91. 

She was a wonderful, beautiful and talented actress, and also a very underrated one whom I personally admire very much and will truly miss.

Rest in peace, Eleanor Parker (June 26, 1922 - December 9th 2013)

(if you’ve never seen her in anything more than sound of music, I suggest you go check out more of her films bc beautiful talented bb)

Oh, so sad ;(

UGH WHYYY

 
 
 
 

professorowenaravenclaw:


“Let the word go forth to this generation — President Kennedy, we will never forget, we will always remember.”
[pictured: President John F. Kennedy and his wife, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, arrive in Dallas, Texas; 22 November 1963.]

John Fitzgerald Kennedy || 29 May 1917 - 22 November 1963
Rest in peace.

professorowenaravenclaw:

“Let the word go forth to this generation — President Kennedy, we will never forget, we will always remember.”

[pictured: President John F. Kennedy and his wife, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, arrive in Dallas, Texas; 22 November 1963.]

John Fitzgerald Kennedy || 29 May 1917 - 22 November 1963

Rest in peace.

 
 
 
 

She was outgiving and charming. If you wanted to talk about yourself, she listened. If you wanted to talk about her, she blushed. She gave the impression that she earnestly sought a specific definition, a practical and visible form of happiness, of satisfaction in achievement. -Joseph Cotten

Rest In Peace Norma Jeane Baker aka Marilyn Monroe | 1st June 1926 - 5th August 1962