Richard Burton (1925-1984)

Richard Burton (1925-1984)

This actor, once I heard of in “Cleopatra” on TCM once, and was with John Hurt in George Orwell’s classic story, of the year, 1984, and this film, of the book, of the year, that was dedicated to him in 1984, his name is Richard Burton. He does sound like the son to Tim Burton, but he was an actor in other films, besides being a director. In George Orwell’s “1984” as a last role, he played as O’Brien, as John Hurt played as Winston Smith. Both men in a future where freedom becomes slavary, where privacy if forbidden, the past frogotten, and where living people simply vanish. While he as O’Brien works for that Big Brother guy in that story, John Hurt as Winston Smith tries to rewrite history, without being dared to love. It was too bad Richard Burton passed away, however, as long as John Hurt shall live, he shall remember him, ever since 1984.

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly

This man, once danced with Jerry Mouse, met Frank Sinatra, Debbie Renyolds, Judy Garland, and Donald O’Connor, directed “Hello Dolly” with the “Put on your sunday Clothes”, and had the movie “Cats Don’t Dance” that was dedicated to him. His name is Gene Kelly. He is definitly a dancer, a actor, a believer in animtaion, has a good imagination, and sang the song “Singin in the Rain” when HE was singin in the rain. He also sang “Goon Morning” along with Debbie Renyolds and Donald O’Connor, as he met Frank Sinatra in “Anchors Aweigh”, and met Judy Garland in “The Pirate” and “For me and my Gal” ever since she was in “The Wizard of Oz”. So he was great at singing, as he was also in “The Three Musketeers” with Vincent Price, a cartoon/human version of “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “An American in Paris”. I, one day should try that movie that was dedicated to him, that a friend of mine told me about, “Cats Don’t Dance”. But sure Cats, mice and anybody should dance, just like Gene Kelly himself!