Mary Elizabeth Hartman (December 23, 1943 â€“ June 10, 1987) was an American actress best known for her performance in the 1965 film A Patch of Blue, a role for which she won a Golden Globe for "Most Promising Female Newcomer" and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Hartman was born in Youngstown, Ohio, where she became known to patrons of the Youngstown Playhouse as "Biff" Hartman. After gaining valuable experience in community theater, she relocated to New York City. In 1964, Hartman was signed to play the ingenue lead in the Broadway comedy, Everybody Out, the Castle is Sinking.
In 1964, Hartman was screen-tested by MGM and Warner Brothers. In the early autumn of 1964, she was offered a leading role in A Patch of Blue, opposite Sidney Poitier and Shelley Winters. The role won Hartman widespread critical acclaim, a fact proudly noted by the news media in her hometown. The role also won Hartman an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. At the time of her...
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Elizabeth Hartman died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County
The Secret of NIMH(alternatively spelled "The Secret of N.I.M.H.") is a 1982 animated film adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Mrs. Frisby's name is changed to "Brisby" in the film due to trademark concerns with Frisbee discs), written by American author Robert C. O'Brien. The title of the movie was later used for newer editions of the book. It was directed by Don Bluth, produced by Aurora Pictures, and released by United Artists.Mrs. Brisby, a shy and timid widowed mouse, lives in a cinder block with her children on the Fitzgibbon farm. She is preparing to move her family out of the field they live in as plowing time approaches, however her son Timothy has fallen ill, and moving him could prove fatal. With the help of Jeremy, a clumsy but compassionate crow, Mrs. Brisby visits The Great Owl, a wise creature who advises her to visit a mysterious group of rats who live beneath a rose bush on the farm. Upon visiting the rats, Brisby meets...,
Walking Tall is a 1973 semi-biopic of Sheriff Buford Pusser, a former professional wrestler-turned lawman in McNairy County, Tennessee. It starred Joe Don Baker as Pusser. The film was directed by Phil Karlson.
Pusser, at his wife Pauline's behest, retires from the professional wrestling ring and moves back to Tennessee to become deputy under his father, Carl Pusser and then the police chief of Adamsville, Tennessee. But when he wins election as sheriff of McNairy County, Pusser becomes aware of the rampant corruption and decides to clean up the county. Buford Pusser became famous for being incorruptible, intolerant of crime, and his array of four foot hickory clubs which he used to great effect in destroying clandestine gambling dens and illegal distilleries, and even against criminals.
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You're a Big Boy Now is a 1966 film with Peter Kastner, Geraldine Page, Julie Harris and Karen Black, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on a novel by David Benedictus.The story of a young man's troubled awakening to the big world is a peculiar one. But the film is an early example of the forthcoming counterculture sensibilities â€” not because of a focus on drugs or long hair, but because of the inclusion of the emerging music, the latest dance trends, and fresh social attitudes. As with The Graduate, there is the sense of searching for "something new" other than the conventional, discouraging world of the socially secure adults.The hit song by the same name, written and performed by the Lovin' Spoonful, was later included in an album a year later, after the movie had run its course in first-run theaters.The movie also contained the Lovin' Spoonful instrumental Amy's Theme, and the jazz bagpiper Rufus Harley plays a small role....
A Patch of Blue is a 1965 Academy Award winning film directed by Guy Green about the relationship between an African American man (played by Sidney Poitier) and a blind white female teenager (Elizabeth Hartman), and the problems that plague their relationship when they fall in love in a racially divided America. Made in 1965 against the backdrop of the growing civil rights movement, the film explores racism from the perspective of "love is blind." Shelley Winters won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in this film.
Scenes of Poitier and Hartman kissing were excised from the film when it was shown in movie theaters in the South. These scenes are intact in the DVD version.
The film was adapted by Guy Green from the novel by Elizabeth Kata. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Elizabeth Hartman), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White and Best Music, Score - Substantially Original...
Elizabeth Hartman was born in Youngstown, Ohio, Mahoning County