Town can't refuse Amazon offer despite Duvall opposition
Actor Robert Duvall was one of more than 100 speakers at a northern Virginia town's council meeting opposing a proposed $550 million data center from Amazon. The Town of Warrenton voted 4-3 early Wednesday morning to approve a special use permit for Amazon, despite Duvall's opposition. The 92-year-old “The Godfather” and “The Great Santini” actor lives on a farm in Fauquier County, which surrounds the town.news.yahoo.com
Official guilty of illegally entering Capitol grounds Jan. 6
A federal judge has convicted an elected official from New Mexico of illegally entering restricted U.S. Capitol grounds but acquitted him of engaging in disorderly conduct during the riot that disrupted Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.
Larry McMurtry, ‘Lonesome Dove’ Author And ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Screenwriter, Dies At 84
Larry McMurtry, the American author whose “Lonesome Dove” earned him the Pulitzer Prize in 1985, died of heart failure Thursday at the age of 84 at his home in Archer City, Texas. Robert Duvall, who played Gus McRae in the “Lonesome Dove” television miniseries in 1989, once teared up as he called Gus his Hamlet. If someone thinks it was out of character for McMurtry to write sympathetically about two cowboys who are in love with each other, they didn’t know McMurtry. McMurtry is survived by his wife Norma Faye Kesey; his son from a previous marriage, James McMurtry; and his grandson, Curtis McMurtry. (Edited by Kristen Butler and David Martosko)The post Larry McMurtry, ‘Lonesome Dove’ Author And ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Screenwriter, Dies At 84 appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry dies at 84
FILE - In this April 30, 2014, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry poses at his book store in Archer City, Texas. McMurtry died Thursday night of heart failure, according to a family statement issued through a publicist on Friday. He and director Peter Bogdanovich were nominated for an Academy Award for their script for the movie, filmed in Archer City, located about 140 miles (225 kilometers) northwest of Dallas. AdIn the mid-1980s, lured by cheap real estate, he opened his Booked Up store in Archer City. Eventually, the store in Archer City was the only one remaining.
Wimbledon champ, tennis Hall of Famer Alex Olmedo dies at 84
Olmedo, who won the Wimbledon and Australian Championships singles titles in 1959 and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987, has died. Citing Olmedos son, Alejandro Jr., the Hall of Fame said Thursday that Olmedo died of brain cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Alejandro Alex Olmedo was born in Peru in 1936 and moved to the United States as a teenager. Citing Olmedo’s son, Alejandro Jr., the Hall of Fame said Thursday that Olmedo died of brain cancer on Wednesday. Alejandro “Alex” Olmedo was born in Peru in 1936 and moved to the United States as a teenager.
Wilford Brimley, Cocoon and Natural actor, dies at 85
LOS ANGELES Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included Cocoon, The Natural and The Firm, has died. Brimley also starred in Cocoon: The Return, a 1988 sequel. Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust, Bensky said in a statement. He was one of a kind.Barbara Hershey, who met Brimley on 1995s Last of the Dogmen, called him a wonderful man and actor. He always made me laugh.Though never nominated for an Oscar or Emmy Award, Brimley amassed an impressive list of credits.
Hanks on COVID, 'Greyhound' and adopting a wartime mentality
A Tom Hanks-led, special effects-laden WWII movie is a weight class above most straight-to-streaming options in this strange summer movie season. I said, I love you so much but thats not the point of what were trying to do, Hanks says. With Seven Spielberg, Hanks is currently developing for Apple a third miniseries, following The Band of Brothers and The Pacific." In Cozier, who like Hanks later tested positive for the virus, Hanks saw the kind of character hes often drawn to playing. I thought," said Hanks, that guys kind of badass.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP