Robert Wagner and his wife Jill St. John both have strong connections to Tennessee Williams: Mr. Wagner co-starred as Brick in an acclaimed 1976 television production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. His illustrious co-stars were Natalie Wood, Laurence Olivier, and Maureen Stapleton. Mrs. Wagner co-starred with Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, and Lotte Lenya in the memorable 1961 film of Williams’ novel The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. Interviewer and film historian Foster Hirsch will focus on the Wagners’ Williams credits before opening up the discussion to a consideration of the long and distinguished careers of both guests. Robert Wagner, with one of the longest sustained careers in Hollywood history, was a major star at Twentieth Century Fox in the 1950s, starring in early CinemaScope spectacles such as Prince Valiant and Beneath the 12-Mile Reef. Other early credits include Titanic, The Mountain, Broken Lance, The True Story of Jesse James, and (unforgettably) as the cold-eyed killer in A Kiss Before Dying. Harper, The Longest Day, The Condemned of Altona, The Pink Panther, Austin Powers, and the beloved and internationally popular TV series Hart to Hart will also be discussed. Jill St. John may be most noted for her appearance as a Bond girl opposite Sean Connery in Diamonds Are Forever, but she has many other major credits including The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker, Holiday for Lovers, The Lost World, Tender Is the Night, Come Blow Your Horn, The Oscar, Banning, and Tony Rome. Also to be discussed are the books that both actors have written. This Hollywood power couple has been married over 26 years.
SAT 3/25 4:30 PM
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