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Looking back on the legacies of Peter O’Toole, Joan Fontaine and Audrey Totter




Irish actor of stage and screen, Peter O'Toole, in the play 'Baal' on February 5, 1963.
Irish actor of stage and screen, Peter O'Toole, in the play 'Baal' on February 5, 1963.
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Hollywood lost some bright stars over the weekend.  Peter O’Toole, star of ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ passed away on Saturday at the age of 81.  Joan Fontaine, known for her Academy Award winning role in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Suspicion,’ was 96 when she died on Sunday.   Actress Audrey Totter well known for her roles in  film noir titles such as ‘Lady in the Lake’ and ‘The Set Up” passed away last Thursday.  O’Toole, Fontaine, and Totter take an important place in cinema history.  Do you have any memories of O’Toole, Fontaine or Totter?

Guest:

Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and the Christian Science Monitoer; author of "Ranier on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era"