Al “Blue” Lewis at full stretch on the canvas after taking a thunderous left to the jaw from Muhammad Ali in the fifth round of their fight at Croke Park in July 1972.  Photograph: Tommy Collins

On April 4th, 1972, Harold Conrad arrived in London from New York. Booking into his hotel, he was handed three urgent messages to contact a man he had(...)

You have to feel a little sorry for any branch or subbranch of the Hustons, the Fondas or the Barrymores. Sooner or later somebody is likely to ask yo(...)

Actor Michael Caine and England player Bobby Moore of the POW XI celebrate during a match against Germany for the film Escape to Victory. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Critics of Escape to Victory down the years have often suggested that disbelief needs to be suspended from the highest rafter while watching it, which(...)

Audrey Hepburn in a promotional still from the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Photograph courtesy Everett Collection/Getty Images

The good people of Dublin 4 may need smelling salts on hand before sitting down to Helena Coan’s new documentary on Audrey Hepburn. Discussing the act(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump  rally  in Beverly Hills, California, on October Saturday. Photograph:  David McNew/AFP via Getty Images

When I was growing up, my brother Michael took me to see old movies at the American Film Institute. An American in Paris. Shane. Mr Smith Goes to Wash(...)

Johnny Sexton during Ireland’s training session at the  IRFU High Performance Centre at Abbotstown. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Whatever else, akin to Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, Johnny Sexton will always have Paris. Given he played two years there with Racing 92, it’s perha(...)

Actor John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards in The Searchers. Photograph: Warner Bros/AP Photo

Among the waves of bizarre news last week, one gobbet stood out for lovers of cinema. For a day or so, Mattie McGrath caused his own name and that of (...)

Francie and Kathleen Marry on their wedding day.  Family members say they looked like Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Lives Lost: Majorie Ryan Harvey

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Dick Van Dyke (R) and Mary Tyler Moore with Carl Reiner during a rehearsal of The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1963.

Born: March 20th, 1922 Died: June 29th, 2020 The screenwriter, actor and director Carl Reiner, who has died aged 98, was a man of remarkable talent a(...)

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