Posts Tagged ‘biography’

MIKE & MOLLY’S ACTRESS SWOOSIE KURTZ

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SwoosieBookPartSawnPartGooseShe’s a multiple Tony, Emmy, Obie, and Drama Desk Award winner, a Broadway icon, a film star and plays the hysterical character Joyce Flynn on the critically acclaimed long-running sitcom Mike & Molly. And she is the author of a brave and riveting memoir PART SWAN, PART GOOSE. She is actress Swoosie Kurtz and she’ll be joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday May 6 at 3 pm EDT.

With a name like Swoosie she was destined to lead an interesting life. From her first appearance on The Donna Reed Show to her Tony Award-winning roles in Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July and John Guare’s The House of Blue Leaves to her much-heralded turns on television series Sisters, Pushing Daisies and Mike & Molly, Swoosie has been embraced by critics and fans alike for her quirky, heartfelt, and always attention-getting performances.

Born to become a stellar success, Swoosie is the only child of Frank and Margo Kurtz. Her father was an Olympic diving medalist and one of the most decorated aviators in American history. Her mother, nearing 100 years old is an accomplished, opinionated, and filled-to-bursting personality.

The fascinating and accomplished Swoosie Kurtz visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 6, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Let’s talk.

JOHN WAYNE WITH NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR SCOTT EYMAN

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WaynebookcoverandJohnWayneSunday, November 2, 8 pm ET, the life and legend that is John Wayne is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli welcomes to her table acclaimed bestselling Hollywood biographer Scott Eyman. Eyman’s new book on the Hollywood icon JOHN WAYNE, THE LIFEAND LEGEND is a New York Time’s bestseller.

With his new engaging, revealing and fully rounded portrait of one of America’s most enduring and controversial film icons in JOHN WAYNE: THE LIFE AND LEGEND, Scott Eyman colorfully chronicles the life of the one of America’s most enduring and controversial film icons, drawing on unpublished materials, exhaustive research, and more that a hundred interviews with Wayne and many of his closest colleagues, friends, and family members.

Scott Eyman has written eleven books, including, with veteran actor Robert Wagner, the New York Times bestseller PIECES OF MY HEART. Among his other titles are EMPIRE OF DREAMS: THE EPIC LIFE OF CECIL B. DEMILLE, winner of the 2011 Richard Wall Memorial Book Award: LION OF HOLLYWOOD: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF LOUIS B. MAYER; PRINT THE LEGEND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN FORD.

The life of Hollywood legend John Wayne, Sunday, November 2, 8 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always bringing you Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: GET ON UP – A CELEBRATION OF JAMES BROWN

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jamesbrowndanceCoinciding with the release of the new James Brown biopic, GET ON UP, Wednesday, July 30, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds celebrates the Godfather of Soul, the one and only James Brown.

Joining in the celebration is the daughter of James Brown, Deanna Brown Thomas, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio & TV personality, actress and writer and the President of The James Brown Family Children Foundation (JBFCF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created according to the wishes of James Brown.

Aakomon “AJ” Jones is one of the most sought after choreographers in the world, working with the biggest names in music such as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Jenner Lopez, and Mariah Carey. His choreography can best be described by the clean lines, musicality, sharpness and versatility, on view in the new James Brown biopic GET ON UP, which he also choreographed.

RJ Smith’s THE ONE is the definitive biography of James Brown, not only presenting the first complete portrait of his personal life, but also placing Brown in his proper place in the pantheon of popular culture icons. Nominated for an NAACP award and hailed by Janet Maslin of The New York Times as one of the top books of 2012.

Jason Eamons is the Director of Curatorial Affairs at EMP Museum, which was founded by Microsoft’s co-founder, Paul Allen and opened in June 2000 in a building designed by Frank Gehry. The EMP Museum explores the artists and ideas that fuel popular music and pop culture.

Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, July 30, 3 pm ET. Tune in here @ Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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