Kirk Douglas

We continue Oscar Week on Now I’ve Heard Everything, on a very sad note.

The legendary Kirk Douglas died yesterday, February 5, at age 103.

I actually had the privilege of interviewing him twice, the first time in 1992 when he wrote a novel about an aging buillfighter and his rebellious son “Miguel.”


Listen as Kirk Douglas admits the truth about his work of fiction.

David Brown

Continuing Oscar Week here on Now I’ve Heard Everything, a 1990 interview with a legendary Hollywood producer.

John Mathew Smith & from Laurel Maryland, USA

David Brown was a fixture in Hollywood starting in the early 1950s.

He made his mark starting in the 1970s, producing films like Jaws, The Eiger Sanction, The Sting, Driving Miss Daisy, and dozens of others.

In 1990, Brown won the Irving R. Thalberg Memortial Award for a lifetime of achievement in filmmaking.

He died in 2010 at age 93.

Shirley Jones

We kick off Oscar Week here on Now I’ve Heard E verything with an interview from 2013.

Long before the world knew her as “Shirley Partridge,” Shirley Jones was an accomplished singer and actress.

In 1960 she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a prostitute in the film “Elmer Gantry.”

Much of her 2013 memoir was about her private life, including details of her love life with her two great loves, actor Jack Cassidy and actor-comedian Marty Ingels.

Shirley Jones will be 86 years old in March.

Marty Ingels died in 2015. Jones’s stepson David Cassidy died in 2017.

Art Linkletter

If you’re of a certain age, Art Linkletter was probably a big part of your life.

He hosted a daytime TV program, “House Party,” for 26 years, and “People Are Funny” for 19. A popular feature of House Party was “Kids Sayu the Darndest Things.”

After his retirement from broadcasting, Art Linkletter became a vocal advocate for older Americans.

I met and interviewed him in 1988, when he was promoting his book “ld Age is Not For Sissies.”