Happy 70th Birthday to the great Christopher Walken! In celebration our amazing librarian at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jeremy Megraw, wrote an awesome blog about Walken. Jeremy also uncovered some rarely seen photos of a VERY YOUNG Walken from The Library’s incredible Billy Rose Theatre Collection. The photo above is from Ronnie Walken’s (his birth name) 1955 acting resume. Our friends at Gothamist also shared some of these photos as well as some that they found as well…
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The story of how Danny and I were married last July in a Manhattan courtroom, with our son, Kevin, beside us, began 12 years earlier, in a dark, damp subway station.
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Three months later, Danny appeared in family court to give an account of finding the baby. Suddenly, the judge asked, “Would you be interested in adopting this baby?” The question stunned everyone in the courtroom, everyone except for Danny, who answered, simply, “Yes.”
If there is one 2012 movie that seems to have a lock on a best picture nomination, it is Beasts of the Southern Wild. And if there is a single reason its early viewers have loved it so much, it is an 8-year-old girl named Quvenzhané Wallis, who was six when she filmed it. Here is a case of a great role finding the perfect actress to play it.
“My computer has trouble pronouncing names,” I told Quvenzhané not long ago in my living room.
“That’s okay,” she said. We worked together on a phonetic spelling: kwa van je nay. A beautiful name for this composed young woman, who deserves her own Oscar nomination, and whose nickname is Nazie.
Even if you argue that the country is obliged to take care of its aging seniors, the recipients of nearly $1.5 trillion in annual benefits through Social Security and Medicare (and by the way, I’m in that age group), it’s also important to ask why there isn’t more focus on America’s next generations. Either because of the government debt that continues to grow — and that will be the burden today’s young people have to address — or because of the fact that at least one in five children in the U.S. today live in poverty.