FINAL COUNTDOWN MOVIE CAST - LASER MEDIA COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JAMES FARENTINO, MARTIN SHEEN, CHARLES DURNING, KIRK DOUGLAS, KATHARINE ROSS - HFSID 278667
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN MOVIE CAST: KIRK DOUGLAS, MARTIN SHEEN, KATHARINE ROSS, CHARLES DURNING, JAMES FARENTINO Laserdisc The Final Countdown signed by Douglas, Sheen, Ross, Durning and Farentino
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THE FINAL COUNTDOWN MOVIE CAST: KIRK DOUGLAS, MARTIN SHEEN, KATHARINE ROSS, CHARLES DURNING, JAMES FARENTINO
Laserdisc The Final Countdown signed by Douglas, Sheen, Ross, Durning and Farentino
Laserdisc cover signed "Katharine/Ross", "James/Farentino", "Martin/Sheen", "Kirk/Douglas" and "Charles/Durning", plus one unidentified signature, all in blue ink. Color, 12¼x12¼. Disc not included. Disc ©1983 Vestron Incorporated, content ©1980 Polyc International B. V. Douglas, Sheen, Ross and Farentino starred with Durning in 1980's The Final Countdown, where a modern jet fighter-armed carrier is transported through time to the hours just before the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor. DOUGLAS, born Issur Danielovitch Demsky in Amsterdam, New York in 1916, considered by many to be the epitome of the Hollywood hard man, made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers in 1946. Three years later, he received his first Academy Award nomination for Champion (1949). Douglas, who received two other Oscar nominations, for The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Lust for Life (1956), both directed by Vincente Minnelli, also appeared in Spartacus (1960), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), Seven Days in May (1964), In Harm's Way (1965) and numerous other feature and made for television films. In addition to his film work, which was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Film Institute in 1991 and an honorary Oscar by the Academy in 1995, Douglas has published two novels and an autobiography, The Ragman's Son (1988). Though he continued to appear in films, by the '80s Douglas began volunteering much of his time to civic duties. In 1981, his many contributions earned him the highest civilian award given in the U.S. - the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The American Film Institute ranks him #17 on the all-time list of American male screen legends. Screen and television actress SHEEN, born Ramon Gerard Antonio Estevez in 1940, has appeared in a wide variety of films, most notably Apocalypse Now (1979), Gandhi (1982), Wall Street (1987), The American President (1995) and Monument Ave. (1998). He won an Emmy Award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Murphy Brown, 1994), and Sheen has won a Golden Globe (2001) and three Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000, 2001, 2002) for his role as President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet on the TV series, The West Wing (1999-2006). Sheen was also nominated for Emmy Awards (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006), additional Golden Globes (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004) and SAG Awards (both as part of the ensemble cast and as a lead actor), and he won an ALMA Award in 2001 (also nominated in 2000 and 2002). In the year the series ended, Sheen was seen on the big screen in Border Town, Bobby and The Departed. He is the father of actors Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Ramon Estevez and Renee Estevez. ROSS, born Hollywood, California in 1940, made her TV debut as a spoiled teenager implicated in a fatal auto accident in Are There Any More Out There Like You?, a 1963 installment of the NBC anthology, Kraft Suspense Theatre. Ross was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her second film role, as Dustin Hoffman's amour in The Graduate (1967), and she also won a Golden Globe in the same category in 1976 for her role in Voyage of the Damned. She teamed successfully with Paul Newman and Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. She played Francesca in the 1985 prime time TV serial, The Colbys (1985-1987), and Ross has since appeared in made-for-TV movies and several feature films, including Donnie Darko (2001). She has been married to actor Sam Elliott since 1984. DURNING, born in Highland Falls, New York in 1923, gained public notice and critical acclaim as a crooked cop in the Oscar-winning The Sting (1973). He went on to appear in several Burt Reynolds films, most memorably as the singing governor in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). That performance landed him an Oscar nomination, as did his spin on "Concentration Camp" Erhardt in the 1983 remake of To Be or Not to Be. In 1975, Durning was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of ulcerated police lieutenant Moretti in the theatrical feature Dog Day Afternoon (1975); he finally won that award 15 years later for his work as "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald in the TV miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts. A frequent figure on television (Evening Shade), he won a Tony in 1990 as Big Daddy in a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Stage, screen and television actor FARENTINO (1938-2012), won the 1973 Theatre World Award for his role as Stanley Kowalski in a revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, but he is best known for his television work. Farentino, who made his TV debut in an episode of Naked City in 1962, has had starring roles on such TV series as Police Story (as Charlie Czonka, 1973-1978), Dynasty (as Dr. Nick Toscanni, 1981-1982) and Blue Thunder (as Frank Chaney, 1984), and he has been a guest star in a long list of TV series, from romantic comedies to Westerns to police dramas. Farentino, who has also appeared in numerous made-for-TV movies and miniseries, made his feature film debut in 1964 (Psychomania), and he was one of Universal's last contract stars in the 1960s. His credits include Ensign Pulver (1964), Banning (1967), Me, Natalie (1969), Bulletproof (1996), The Last Producer (2000) and Termination Man (2000). Notorious for being charged with stalking Frank Sinatra's daughter, Tina, and for cocaine possession (1991), Farentino's four wives include actresses Elizabeth Ashley (1962-1965) and Michele Lee (1966-1982). Lightly creased. One signature has bled through to cover's back. Otherwise, fine condition.
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