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Mel Brooks: 'I Feared Blazing Saddles Would Lead To Race Riots'

1st May 2014

Veteran filmmaker Mel Brooks feared his outrageous 1974 movie Blazing Saddles would drive him into hiding - because of the use of the N-word and his irreverent humour.The Young Frankenstein director imagined filmgoers rioting in...

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Blazing Saddles Star Alex Karras Sues Nfl

13th April 2012

Blazing Saddles star Alex Karras is suing America's National Football League (Nfl) bosses for failing to protect him from the concussions he suffered as a Detroit Lions player.The sportsman, who played Mongo in Blazing Saddles,...

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Brooks Planning Blazing Saddles Musical

16th March 2010

MEL BROOKS is hoping to follow the success of stage adaptations of movies YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and THE PRODUCERS by turning cult 1974 film BLAZING SADDLES into a new musical.The moviemaker has reportedly written two songs...

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Famous Friends Say Farewell To Korman

6th June 2008

Funnymen TIM CONWAY and DICK VAN PATTEN joined CAROL BURNETT and other mourners at the star-studded funeral of BLAZING SADDLES star HARVEY KORMAN in Pacific Palisades, California on Thursday (05Jun08). The legendary comedy actor was...

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Comic Actor Korman Dies

30th May 2008

BLAZING SADDLES star HARVEY KORMAN has died. He was 81. The Emmy Award-winning actor passed away at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Thursday (29May08) after suffering complications from the rupture of an...

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Comic Actor Korman Dies

30th May 2008

BLAZING SADDLES star HARVEY KORMAN has died. He was 81. The Emmy Award-winning actor passed away at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Thursday (29May08) after suffering complications from the rupture of an...

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Brooks To Bring Blazing Saddles To Broadway?

24th April 2008

Actor MEL BROOKS is planning on turning his 1974 Western spoof BLAZING SADDLES into a Broadway musical. Brooks adapted his 1968 film original The Producers into a hugely successful stage show in 2001, and more...

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The Godfather's Mandolin Man Dead At 87

24th February 2007

AL VIOLA, the man who played the haunting mandolin on THE GODFATHER soundtrack has died after a battle with cancer. He was 87. Viola became an in-demand guitar player in Hollywood after World War Two...

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Frankie Laine Dies

7th February 2007

Veteran singer FRANKIE LAINE has died in a San Diego, California hospital. He was 93. Lane, best known for singing the theme from classic TV western series RAWHIDE, suffered a heart attack following hip replacement...

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Brooks Recalls Army Years To Get Over Grief

6th February 2007

Veteran film-maker MEL BROOKS has coped with the death of his wife ANNE BANCROFT, by recalling his time as a soldier during World War II. The BLAZING SADDLES director survived life as an engineer in...

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Deluise Given Go-ahead To Sue Daughter-in-law

25th September 2006

A judge has given actor DOM DeLUISE the go-ahead to continue legal action against his former daughter-in-law BRIGITTE DeLUISE after she sued him for $2 million (GBP1.05 million). The BLAZING SADDLES star is suing both...

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British Cowboy Alderson Dead At 90

10th August 2006

British-born movie cowboy JOHN ALDERSON has died at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was 90. The character actor won roles in TV series like MAVERICK, BONANZA and GUNSMOKE when...

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Life Of Brian Voted Best Comedy Film

2nd January 2006

MONTY PYTHON classic THE LIFE OF BRIAN has been voted the Best Comedy Film of all time in a poll carried out by UK television network Channel 4. The British movie beat out competition...

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Hawkins Prepares His Own Funeral

9th November 2005

THE DARKNESS rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS has already planned his own funeral - he wants to be preserved in amber. Hawkins wants an extravagant send-off, so he'll be remembered forever and mourned at a statue...

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Cleese's Roman Rant Voted Funniest Movie Scene

21st December 2004

British actor JOHN CLEESE's rant against Romans in movie comedy MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN has been voted the funniest film scene of all time. More than 4,000 people voted for Cleese's famous "What...

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Dirty Harry Tops 'Guy Movie' Poll

11th November 2003

CLINT EASTWOOD's 1972 DIRTY HARRY film has topped a new poll of The 50 Best Guy Movies. The cop drama, in which Eastwood plays ruthless DETECTIVE HARRY CALLAHAN, beat THE GODFATHER, SCARFACE and DIE...

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Mel Gets Sheepish

13th July 2003

Veteran funnyman MEL BROOKS has leant his voice to a sheep in a new cartoon series. The creator of THE PRODUCERS and BLAZING SADDLES will voice an American sheep called WILEY who joins a...

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Monty Python Movie Tops Funny Poll

6th July 2003

Legendary MONTY PYTHON movie THE LIFE OF BRIAN has been voted the funniest film ever - according to British tabloid THE DAILY SPORT. The 1979 flick, which stars JOHN CLEESE and TERRY GILLIAM, saw...

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