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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: Burl Ives Reply with quote

On Radio 4 Extra

An interesting programme presented by CP Lee

I thought Burl Ives gave a towering performance as Big Daddy (once seen never forgotten) in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and was blessed with a (lovely) distinctive voice but (imo) fell very short as a friend.

Musician and writer CP Lee celebrates the life, career and music of singer and Oscar-winning actor Burl Ives, in the centenary year of his birth.

CP Lee also explores Ives's co-operation in the 1950s with the anti-communist trials held by the House Un-American Activities Committee, and how he informed against his fellow folk musicians, notably Pete Seeger, in order to preserve his film career.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktgkl
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Becky, I must listen to it. He was also memorable in The Big Country - one of my favourite films.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome Eileen.

I'm a fan of The Big County too....terrific film with a great soundtrack!
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