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Eugene Francis Dies: East Side Kids Actor & Original SAG Foundation Board Member Was 100

Eugene Francis, an actor, writer and longtime SAG Foundation board member who broke into show business in 1940 as one of the East Side Kids, has died. He was 100.

Francis played Algernon “Algy” Wilkes alongside Leo Gorcey and Bobby Jordan in the 1940 films Boys of the City, That Gang of Mine and Pride of the Bowery and 1941’s Flying Wild. He later guested on a few TV shows and wrote for series including Justice, Appointment with Adventure, The Loretta Young Show, The George Sanders Mystery Theater and Matinee Theatre.

A former SAG vice president and recording secretary, Francis also was a founding board member of the SAG Foundation, on which he served for 33 years.

“It was a privilege to know someone who had lived life so fully long before I met him and to work with him over these many years as he continued supporting his fellow performers,” said SAG-AFTRA
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Nolan Miller obituary

Fashion designer best known for creating the glamorous clothes worn by the stars of Dynasty and Charlie's Angels

Nolan Miller escaped from his hardscrabble childhood to the movies each Saturday to admire every peplum and ruffle worn by 30s and 40s stars. His ambition was to dress Joan Crawford, and he fulfilled it. More importantly, Nolan, who has died aged 79, revived Crawford's merciless chic for the television series Dynasty, (1981-89), recreating the hard drama of her style for Joan Collins as its resident bitch, Alexis Carrington Colby. He set such a dominant norm for dressing up that to this day wedding guests and Ascot attenders take Alexis as a model.

Miller was born in Burkburnett, Texas, one of five children of a carpenter and a cotton-picker who followed the Okie route west to San Bernardino in California. He studied at art college, longing to be a studio designer, graduating just
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