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It’s arduous to consider that just a few days into 2022 we’ve already misplaced titans of Hollywood, leisure, and past. What makes a few of these early losses so tough to bear is that they cloud the hope and pleasure of a brand new yr with a second of mourning. However in the beginning of what seems to be one more attempting yr, taking the time to admire and admire a lot of what these public figures and well-known artists gave to our world offers us a second of reflection that we certainly want to present us some perspective.
One in all our few hyperlinks left to the traditional age of Hollywood handed away on January 6, on the age of 82. Peter Bogdanovich was a scholar and Oscar-nominated filmmaker who directed American classics like The Final Image Present, What’s Up Doc?, and Paper Moon. The movie historian-turned-director had a decades-long profession, interviewing filmmaking legends like Tom Ford and Orson Welles earlier than stepping behind the digicam himself.
Like Bogdanovich, Sidney Poitier additionally handed away on January 6, at 94 years previous. Poitier grew to become the primary Black man to win the Oscar for Finest Efficiency by an Actor in a Main Position for his efficiency in 1963’s Lilies of the Area. He additionally appeared in movies like In The Warmth of the Evening, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, and To Sir, With Love.
Our ideas are with the households of these we’ve misplaced this yr, and we honor their reminiscence by reflecting on their legacy.
A model of this text was beforehand printed in January 2022.