William Randolph Hearst

Anchorman Mort Crim: Color Him ‘Burgundy’

Posted on 12/12/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentThe real-life inspirations for fictional movie characters sometimes have been less than thrilled about how they appear on the screen. Media magnate William Randolph Hearst was so incensed by Orson Welles’ thinly veiled portrayal of him in the 1941 film Citizen Kane, for example, that the Hearst newspapers not only turned down ads for it but tried to smear Welles as a communist sympathizer in retaliation. But Mort Crim, the retired TV newscaster whom Will Ferrell credits as his inspiration …