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Posted on 03/01/2020 4:00:33 PM PST by lowbridge
Nick Apollo Forte, a lounge singer who gave an engaging performance in Woody Allens film Broadway Danny Rose, died Wednesday at age 81.
The singer born Nicola Antonio Forte began his career at age 15 under the stage name Nicky Redman and opened for Della Reese at Harlems Apollo Theater in 1957. He later adopted the stage name Nick Apollo.
Forte, a native of Waterbury, Conn., recorded albums in addition to his live shows. When Allen was looking for someone to play a lounge singer in 1984′s Broadway Danny Rose, he came across Fortes album Images in a record store in New York and gave him the part.
The black-and-white film was screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and both it and Forte who got third billing behind Allen and Mia Farrow received praise.
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One of Woody Allens good films.
There are no memorable Woody Allen films and therefore
there are no memorable roles in Woody Allen Films.
My favorite Mia Farrow movie that wasnt called Rosemarys Baby.
I disagree as Bananas, Love and Death, and Crimes and Misdemeanors are great.
I was disappointed. I thought it said Woody Woodpecker films.
Throw in Sleeper.
I have tried to watch a few Woody Allen films but just could not get into the groove or something. After being bored silly for 15 or 20 minutes I would just give up.
Annie Hall and Crimes and misdemeanors were good.
I must grudgingly admit some of his films were pretty good. I dont want to argue which ones.
I always enjoyed that movie.
Sleeper, Bananas & Take the Money and Run are pretty memorable. The others are various re-doings of the “I’m Jewish, I’m a New Yorker, & I’m neurotic” schtick. It’s funny once, maybe twice but that’s it.
My favourites are Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Annie Hall and Play It Again, Sam.
How about Midnight in Paris?
I would say Whats Up, Tiger Lily and Take the Money and Run are probably two of my most favorite Woody Allen movies. Bananas and Sleeper are pretty funny too. I hate that hes a pedo creep. I will no longer watch him because of it.
I’m sure you’ve seen them all :)
If one bases talent on a person’s personal life, no matter how ugly it is, they’ll look silly quite often.
He’s a monster. There’s no doubt. Certainly takes some enjoyment away.
But they ARE memorable movies.
This show was funny. The Italian scenes and gangsters in it were hysterical and too real :)
Sleeper, Love and Death, Take The Money and Run, Annie Hall, Play It Again Sam, Manhattan Murder Mystery and others..very good movies.
Make sure you don’t watch any :)
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