I really enjoy the new game shows that air on ABC on Sunday night – especially The $100,000 Pyramid.
Last night one of the celebrity players was the handsome actor Hill Harper who is best is known for his nine-year run on CSI: NY. He was also a regular or a recurring cast member on the series Limitless, The Good Doctor, Covert Affairs, Live Shot, Homeland, The Handler, City of Angels, and Married… with Children.
Hill made his feature film debut in Spike Lee’sGet on the Bus and then appeared in He Got Game. His other films include Beloved, Skulls, The Visit, Loving Jezebel, and Hav Plenty.
He’s an actor and an author with an impressive Ivy League academic background. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1988. In 1992, Harper graduated with a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. In addition, he also received his Master of Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
He became friends with Barack Obama when they were both attending Harvard.
Harper is also the author of several books: Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny, published in 2006; Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny, published in 2008; and The Conversation: How (Black) Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships, published in 2010. His books, The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place and The Wiley Boys were both published in 2011. His book, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones was published in 2013.
Robert Redford is celebrating his 83rd birthday today!.
Although he has an Oscar for directing Ordinary People and received an Honorary Academy Award for his contributions to the film industry, it seems wrong that he’s not been nominated more for acting besides The Sting in 1974. He was absolutely robbed of a nod for All Is Lost for which he received some of the best reviews of his career.
So many wonderful performances over the years including my favorites: All the Presidents Men, The Way We Were and Three Days in the Condor.
Maybe Redford has been penalized for being such a beauty.
He spent the 60s as a leading in such films as Inside Daisy Clover and This Property is Condemned – both opposite Natalie Wood as well as Barefoot in the Park and The Chase, both with Jane Fonda. But his most famous pairing came when he and Paul Newman teamed up for 1969′s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Then came the 70s and a string of major films including The Candidate, The Sting, The Great Gatsby, Jeremiah Johnson, The Great Waldo Pepper, and Three Days of the Condor.
Beginning in the 80s, Redford mixed directing (Quiz Show, River Runs Through It, Horse Whisperer) with acting roles (Out of Africa, The Natural, Indecent Proposal, Spy Game, An Unfinished Life) and proved with All is Lost and last year’s The Old Man & the Gun that he’s still going strong and capable of carrying a film.
Joel Grey, an Oscar winner for Cabaret, is a man of many talents. He excels at acting, singing, dancing, writing, directing, and photography and is currently directing the Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof, which celebrated its one-year anniversary in July.
Grey took time out of his busy schedule to give a tour of his art-filled home and discuss his latest book of photographs with art director Sam Shahid. In the past 15 years, he has collaborated with Shahid on five books. Photos from The Flower Whisperer will be featured in an exhibition at Staley-Wise Gallery until August 16.