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  1. Almanac for Thursday, May 7, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | UPI

    Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include Scottish philosopher David Hume in 1711; English poet Robert Browning in 1812; German composer Johannes Brahms in 1833; Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1840; Western actor George "Gabby" Hayes in 1885; poet Archibald MacLeish in 1892; Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito in 1892; actor Gary Cooper in 1901; Edwin Land, inventor of the Polaroid instant camera, in 1909; Argentine political figure Eva Peron in 1919; actor Darren McGavin in 1922; actor Anne Baxter in 1923; singer Teresa Brewer in 1931; Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas in 1933; singer Johnny Maestro in 1939; singer Jimmy Ruffin in 1939; television journalist Tim Russert in 1950; filmmaker Amy Heckerling in 1954 ; actor Alexander Ludwig in 1992 .


  2. Coming soon to a screen near you: 'The Town That Refused To Die'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    ... Broggi, the state senator and Bodwell Street resident who led efforts to save our community, is portrayed by Darren McGavin, Ralphie's father in the immortal 1983 holiday classic, "A Christmas Story." What a surprise that was to see McGavin's name ...


  3. Mystery Classics Disc 44Read the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | Walt at Random

    ... I'd otherwise spend on movies. Power, Passion and Murder , 1983, color (TV-see below). Michelle Pfeiffer, Darren McGavin, Stella Stevens and a whole bunch of other people. 1:28. The good parts: interesting cast members, and I believe they get the ...


  4. Seven movies from the 1980s considered remote-droppersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Cleveland.com

    ... true to himself. The music is big and ominous and worthy of a wedding march. The supporting cast includes Darren McGavin, a year removed from "A Christmas Story" and in a very different role here. OK, before I get a ka-jillion commenters telling me ...


  5. Family Viewing: 'The Natural'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | The Jersey Journal

    ... Richard Farnsworth in the dugout, Robert Prosky as the evil owner, Robert Duvall as a heartless journalist, Darren McGavin as a big-stakes gambler and Barbara Hershey, Kim Basinger and Glenn Close as the women in Roy's life - well, it's hard to find ...


  6. 'A Christmas Story' is a classicRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... family to get him one. He has a number of other things going on in his life. For example, his dad (played by Darren McGavin) gets a lamp in the shape of a lady's leg in the mail. His dad loves the lamp, but his mom does not appreciate it and the ...


  7. 14 things to love about 'A Christmas Story'Read the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | Zap2it.com

    ... in just trying to get up after he falls down. 4. The malfunctioning furnace: Ralphie's dad (a perfectly cast Darren McGavin) engages in a classic battle with the household heater, with plentiful smoke -- and what sounds like swearing -- emanating ...


  8. 12 days of Christmas part 8: 'a Christmas story'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... is the expansion of the narrative beyond the central plot, and the believably humble characters. Mr. Parker ( Darren McGavin ) is dubbed "The Old Man," and his relationship with Ralphie is demonstrated rather than merely explained. He's a caring ...


  9. Rob Hiaasen: Paging Dr. Freud - a case of Leg Lamp EnvyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | The Maryland Gazette

    ... you-know-what. I own the 20-inch Leg Lamp, a cheaper model that did not come with the crate immortalized by Darren McGavin who played Old Man Parker, who won a "major prize" in the form of one slinky lighting accessory. That he gloriously ...


  10. Do your kids freak out when opening gifts? Show SILive.com your Christmas morning madnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | SILive.com

    ... Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) are chomping the bit to open those presents - but Mom (Melinda Dillon) and Dad (Darren McGavin) make them pause for an old school photo opp in "A Christmas Story." (Photo courtesy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) HOLIDAY MOVIE ...


  11. Enjoy 'A Christmas Story' free drive-in movie at Anastasia State ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... Amphitheater at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19 2014. The film stars Melinda Dillon as Mother Parker, Darren McGavin as Old Man Parker, and Peter Billingsley as the young Ralphie. Rated PG, this 1983 comedy has become a holiday classic. It is about ...


  12. The Players' A Christmas Story, the MusicalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Sarasota Magazine

    ... while adding production numbers that spring pretty logically from the story. And if you can never forget Darren McGavin and Melinda Dillon as the parents in the original film, the Players' stand-ins (artistic director Jeffery Kin and Alyssa Goudy) ...


  13. Classic movie review: 'A Christmas Story' (1983)aRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... him and everlasting happiness--what every kid on the planet can relate to: Mom and Dad ( Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin ). Machiavelli would be proud Ralphie resorts to all sorts of schemes--some subtle, others not so--to convince his folks he ...


  14. Slide Show: My true love gave to me ... three Nerf assault weapons,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | MarketWatch

    ... Gun lamp. Do you remember that classic scene in the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" where the dad, played by Darren McGavin, wins a sweepstakes, and his prize arrives in a box. As he cracks it open, he's fairly bursting with enthusiasm, and then, and ...


  15. "A Christmas Story" is a fun romp for the familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | Star Tribune

    ... a bedtime story. As Ralphie's dad, "The Old Man," Dieter Bierbrauer must have known he couldn't re-create Darren McGavin's menacing persona from the movie, and instead brashly dances his way into the audience's good graces as a clowning showboater. ...


  16. 'Christmas Story: The Musical' takes beloved movie over the topRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2014 | TwinCities

    ... voice. James Ciccarelle makes an able younger brother, Randy. Unfortunately, Dieter Bierbrauer cannot match Darren McGavin's wonderful portrayal of "The Old Man" in the film. Bierbrauer's father is goofy and one-dimensional, making it seem unlikely ...


  17. A Christmas Story at the OrpheumRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | The Memphis Flyer

    ... it has been 20 years since he left Memphis, and he's now mature enough to step into the role made famous by Darren McGavin. Swan was fresh out of college when he arrived in Memphis. "I auditioned for [Playhouse founder] Jackie Nichols at the very ...


  18. Christmas Books for Older Kids & AdultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | DurhamRegion.com

    ... A Christmas Story has become a cherished Christmas movie that families watch every year. The film starred Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Ian Petrella and Peter Billingsley the little boy who wanted a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. Set in the 1940s ...


  19. Families have become the scapegoat of holiday movies a " why?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Deseret News

    ... yuletide season. Stewart's Bailey stands in strong contrast to another patriarch of a classic holiday film, Darren McGavin as Old Man Parker in 1983's "A Christmas Story." Foul-mouthed, disgruntled and quick to anger, Parker plays the buffoon of the ...