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Trivia Countdown! Two Days to Movies for Grownups on Turner Classic Movies

Posted By Bill Newcott On May 13, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Entertainment | Comments Disabled

I’m counting down the days until May 15, the night I get to introduce four great Movies for Grownups with Robert Osborne on TCM [1]. Here’s today’s trivia bit about one of the movies we’re showing:

Pennies From Heaven 1981 Poster (Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) [2]

Pennies From Heaven 1981 Poster
(Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Moviegoers who saw the Steve Martin [3] musical Pennies From Heaven were pleasantly surprised by Christopher Walken’s athletic dance to the song “Let’s Misbehave.” But Walken trained as a dancer early in his career, and among his early jobs was a role in the Broadway musical Best Foot Forward with Liza Minnelli. Still fond of music and dance, Walken recently told me [4] that his ambitious routine in Pennies From Heaven is among his proudest achievements.

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[1] Movies for Grownups with Robert Osborne on TCM: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/movies-for-grownups/info-02-2013/movies-for-grownups-turner-classic-movies.html

[2] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Pennies_From_Heaven-838477249-large.jpg

[3] Steve Martin: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/books/info-12-2010/object_of_beauty.html

[4] Walken recently told me: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/movies-for-grownups/info-11-2012/movie-review-a-late-quartet.html

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