Johnny Carson's Second Wife Joanne Carson Has Died At The Age Of 83.
She passed away at her home in Los Angeles on Friday (08May15) after battling failing health over the last few years.
Joanne, who worked as a model and a member of the Pan Am cabin crew, married the TV legend in 1963, a year after he shot to fame as host of America's The Tonight Show.
They divorced in 1972 and Johnny went on to marry two more times before his death in 2005.
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One of Truman Capote's closest confidantes has revealed the writer captured footage of a secret meeting between Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe at his home in New York just weeks before the actress' death in 1962.
Celebrity seer John Cohan tells WENN Capote showed him the footage of the tense showdown between President John F. Kennedy's wife and his alleged mistress, which he filmed without the two women's knowledge, multiple times before he sold the home video to Tv mogul Merv Griffin in the eraly 1980s.
Griffin, in turn, had planned to release the film on the 50th anniversary of Monroe's death last year (12), but died in 2007 before he could create the television special he had planned.
The actress signed on to direct Summer Crossing in 2011, and promptly began working on adapting the story for the big screen.
The script is now complete and the project is currently being sold at the Cannes Film Market.
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Scarlett Johansson is set to make her directorial debut, adapting Truman Capote's first novel 'Summer Crossing' for the big screen.
Scarlett Johansson is set to make her directorial debut.
The 'Avengers' actress will step behind the camera for the very first time to direct 'Summer Crossing', an adaptation of Truman Capote's first novel.
The film, which was announced at Cannes Film Festival today (16.05.13), is set in the summer of 1945 and centres on a 17-year-old girl who decides not to go on vacation to Paris with her parents so she can spend the summer with her Jewish valet parking attendant boyfriend.
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Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke tackles the iconic role of Holly Golightly, made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film, in a new stage adaptation of Capote's novella which opened in New York on Wednesday night (20Mar13).
Executives behind the play have now revealed they wanted to have the author's ashes flown to the city for its big launch, but the plan was foiled over fears the urn was at risk of being stolen.
Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, who were convicted of killing the Clutter family in Kansas in 1959, were the subject of the writer's famous book, as well as numerous film and Tv projects including Philip Seymour Hoffman's Oscar-winning 2005 movie Capote.
The pair was hanged in 1959 and buried in Mount Muncie Cemetery in Lansing, Kansas, but authorities exhumed the bodies on Tuesday (18Dec12) as part of an investigation into another killing.
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Scarlett Johansson is insecure about her acting skills and has been worried she might not get another job since finishing 'Hitchcock'.
Scarlett Johansson worries no one will want to hire her as an actress.
The blonde bombshell is insecure about her acting abilities and has been living in fear that her career might come to an end since wrapping her upcoming film 'Hitchcock'.
Scarlett said: ''I feel fortunate enough to be able to fool everyone into thinking that I'm capable. But it's true, you know what I mean? I think every actor, when you finish a job you're like, 'Oh man, that'll probably be the last time I ever work again...
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Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s Game of Thrones, is set to star in a new adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's, which will be shown at the Shubert theater in New York City in February 2013. The world premiere will be directed by Sean Mathias, reports USNews.com
"The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone — still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember," Pulitzer Prize-finalist and Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg said in a statement. The new stage adaption of Truman Capote’s classic 1958 novella will star Emilia Clarke as the eccentric party girl Golightly, a role Audrey Hepburn played in the 1961 movie. A 1966 adaption famously didn’t quite work out; there were a handful of previews but never it officially opened at the Majestic Theatre. The producers of this show will be hoping it actually makes it to the curtain this time. Alan U. Schwartz of The Truman Capote Literary Trust, said in a statement published on Broadwayworld.com , "I am delighted New York audiences will be the first to see this new adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's. That (the) story continues to inspire artists and capture imaginations all these years later speaks to the timeless quality of Mr. Capote's unforgettable prose. Mr. Greenberg has beautifully translated everything that is glorious about this story and its characters to the stage."
Clarke is currently filming season 3 of Game of Thrones; the fantasy drama that has won many fans in its first two outings. She will also soon begin filming the UK feature Dom Hemingway opposite Jude Law and Richard E. Grant.
Music legend Quincy Jones almost missed out on his breakthrough movie role because writer Truman Capote objected to a black man scoring his film.
The revered producer and film composer was hired to score the 1967 film In Cold Blood, which was adapted from Capote's book of the same name.
But when the writer learned that Jones had been given the job over his friend LEONARD BERNSTEIN, he lobbied director Richard Brooks to get rid of the budding composer.
Jones recalls, "You're talking about a time when universities didn't even have black people in the kitchen. It was a different day then and Richard really fought for me because Capote was not crazy about me doing the score. I don't blame him.
"He couldn't understand why I was doing a film with no black people in it. There were no black films then."
Writer Truman Capote was a prolific liar who lied about a lifelong friendship with Jackie Kennedy, according to a new book.
In his second memoir, POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION, author and long-time foe Gore Vidal says Capote was extremely creative with the truth.
He says, "(He) lived for gossip, and he was also a marvellous liar. No fact ever gave him pause.
"Jackie Kennedy, whom he claimed to have known since childhood, actually met him at a lunch in New York just before the 1960 election. I warned her, 'Just remember all those scurrilous stories you found so interesting about other people he'll now start to invent about you.' "
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