Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 4, 1967 · Page 71
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 71

Phoenix, Arizona
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Tuesday, April 4, 1967
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Actor Bob Osborne Writes Book With Oscar Forecasts By VERNON SCOTT HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Bob Osborne is an actor and Aca- an demy award historian who has written a definitive book on the Oscars titled "Academy Awards Illustrated." He is also a fearless prognosticator. Osborne predicts careers arc never the same again." OSBORNE BLAMES agents for the phenomenon. "Once an actor wins the big prize the agent ups his price iout of sight. Producers and studios back away from them and settle for a non-Oscar winner 'Who's'they can afford. Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" will sweep this year's awards with best picture, best actor and best actress. "With few exceptions — the Burtons, for instance — names don't draw people to the box office. So winners would be bet- jter off if they kept their prices The actor and actress arejdown." Richard Burton and Elizabeth I Tracing the history of the Taylor. OSBORNE MAKES his prediction based on familiarity with patterns in Oscar T Jt ,, , the years In pre- nees - In tne old da y s a " leadm S men were handsome and the heroines uniformly beautiful. 'NOW THE LESS attractive the performer the better chance trends and voting over paring his book he interviewed or corresponded with almost all living winners in the acting categories. One fact kept popping up: The Oscar is poison to most winners. "For one reason or another the Academy award really slows down careers," he said. "I've talked to stars who found it difficult to find work again. "The situation is even worse with the supporting players. 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"I guess that's because the public finds it easier to identify Author to Speak at Swarthout Awards The noted author Ernestine Gilbreth Carey will be speaker Tuesday, April Gilbreth of the best selling "Cheaper by the Dozen" and "Belles on Their Toes," she Arizona State University at the will discuss creative writing, guest 4, at annual presentation ceremony of the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout awards for creative writing. with them than the pretty people of days gone by." Another phenomenon sweeping year, the awards this and in recent Oscar races, is the influx of foreign performers. "It began with Sir Laurence Olivier in 'Hamlet,' and it's been growing ever since," Osborne said. "I think it had a lot to do with the introverted p e r- formances of American actors who used the actors studio as a guideline. People got sick and tired of all that nonsense. j "Look at this year's nominees.! In the actor categories there arej only a handful of Americans. It| didn't used to be that way. 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