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Betty Hutton has passed away!


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted March 12 2007 - 10:14 AM

Another actress from the Golden Era has left us. A film tribute as scheduled in the Turner Classic Movie link.

http://www.tcm.com/m...dex/?cid=158719





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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted March 12 2007 - 10:27 AM

RIP Betty. A lady that I have a lot of respect for due to her ability to perservere through a lot of struggles.

TCM scooped everyone on this, presumably due to her close personal relationship with Robert Osborne. The interview the two of them did several years back is one of the most fascinating and endearing I've ever seen on TCM. It's well worth a viewing if one hasn't seen it.

She had colon cancer which may explain why she didn't attend a public showing in L.A. of one of her films awhile back.

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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted March 12 2007 - 10:42 AM

This is really sad. She certainly had some interesting twists and turns in her life.

Rest in peace.

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Posted March 12 2007 - 02:28 PM

RIP, Mrs. Ratzkywatzky.

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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted March 13 2007 - 01:04 AM

Finally, an article on CNN's site. If you look at her career, you can't help thinking that she made a tremendous mistake walking out on Paramount back in 1952.

http://www.cnn.com/2.....ap/index.html

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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Lee Smith

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Posted March 13 2007 - 01:49 AM

TCM is replaying the Betty Hutton Private Screening interview Thursday at 7:00PM

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Posted March 13 2007 - 10:24 PM

I tried to come up with a list a few days ago of the still living major movie stars from Hollywood's golden era of the late 30's and early 40's and she was one of a handful I thought of. Olivia de Havilland and her sister Joan Fontaine are two others. I hope the program guides get updated so I can schedule a few of her films with a DVR. Rest in peace Betty, you will be missed.

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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted March 14 2007 - 04:03 AM

I only just discovered her when "Annie Get Your Gun" was released to DVD in 2000. I thought she did an absolutely terrific job in that movie portraying Annie Oakley; and I was shocked when I discovered that this performance had been kept from Home Video (or any other form of distribution) from 1973-2000 due to legal entanglements.

I will miss her ... and I feel the need to revisit her marvelously bubbly and energetic performance in "Annie Get Your Gun" today.
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