Ben Herndon - Broke into Hollywood journalism when his Alfred Hitchcock pre-obit was published in The Hollywood Reporter on Ben's birthday in 1980. He has written for EMMY MAGAZINE, TWILIGHT ZONE MAGAZINE, CINEFANTASTIQUE, and has covered entertainment and movie news for Entertainment Tonight, E! News, and all those Harry Potter documentaries for A&E/New Wave Entertainment.
The Canada connection -- Christopher Plummer, who played the proud Austrian naval hero Captain Georg von Trapp -- was born in Toronto and raised in Senneville, Quebec, on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. Plummer is the great-grandson of John Abbott, who was Canada's third prime minister, and the Abbott family raised the young Plummer after his parents divorced.
As a news producer for E! News Daily in 1998, I covered the 35th anniversary VHS (!) widescreen premiere of To Killing a Mockingbird in Beverly Hills. The actors who played Atticus, Scout, Jem, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley were there -- 35 years older, but still in love with this story of young enlightenment defeating prejudice in the mid-1930s American South.
02/19/2016 05:20 EST
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