Saturday, November 16, 2019

Blind Item #7 - Reader Blind

This Oscar nominated/Oscar winning actor was probably A+ at the peak of his career as he was a trailblazer and the first of his kind to win a prestigious award.  Later, in his career he did more directing.

He is very old and largely retired but is still seen as a cultural icon of sort.  A combination of his age and his perceived integrity has shielded him from some #metoo accusations which are from earlier in his career. Mostly his age as most of the women who talked about him have passed away but over the years they did tell people.  The stories were not simple harassment but full on violent sexual assault that occurred on movie sets mostly. This magazine associated with a city started a story but killed it when they couldn’t get a living person on record as to this actor’s behavior.

52 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Clint Eastwood?

IndieRaga said...

Kirk Douglas?

sandybrook said...

Mel Brooks?

MDAnderson said...

Robert Redford?? I hope not

Unknown said...

Neither Kirk Douglass or Clint Eastwood meet the LARGELY RETIRED description.

HiHat said...

I'm thinking more along the lines of a Sidney Poitier...

loopymommy said...

Sidney Poitier

Tricia13 said...
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MDAnderson said...

I like the Sidney Poitier guess

Unknown said...

Don't see Sidney Poitier as the blind. He was a young man of color in the 60s and as such he I don't see him being able to get away with something like this back in the day.

gauloise said...

Sidney came to my mind as well, He better not have messed with Lulu

New Yorker for the mag.

yepthatsme said...

First of his kind leaves out any white actor! Maybe an african american or openly gay actor?

sandybrook said...

Sidney was the first black actor to win an Oscar, so he just might be the right answer and I guess he’s not acting anymore.

gauloise said...

Sidney was the first black man to win an Oscar. He fits because he reached fame at the height of civil rights and was seen as a trailblazer

Humor Me said...

Magazine - the "New Yorker".

To me, this is Clint Eastwood.

sandybrook said...

It’s definitely Sidney....he directed films mostly from the 70s thru the early 90s

squirrelmistress said...

jack nicholson chinatown

Unknown said...

I've heard lots of rumors about the way Clint treated women and they ain't pretty but also I don't think he's largely retired or that his "perceived integrity" would shield him. For what it's worth, I've heard some rumbles about Sidney as well but I hope it's not him. :(

Unknown said...

Honestly, Nicholson kinda fits but also I'm not sure that he has any perceived integrity or that anyone would be shocked if metoo stories did come out about him. I'm shocked they haven't.

Count Jerkula said...

I heard it was just another fake rape claim because Mayella didnt want her daddy knowing she was cheating on him with a black guy.

cheesegrater15 said...

Blasphemy!

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Cherry005 said...

It’s Kirk Douglas, no doubt about it. I’ve heard a lot of awful stories about him violently raping women.

CD said...

It is absolutely Sidney Poitier. First African American to win Best Actor. Then went on to direct 9 films, including "Stir Crazy", from 1972 to 1990. Hasn't had an acting role in a film in 20 years. He's 92 - definitely very old. None of the other guesses make sense, either as someone who was "the first" to win a major award, or as someone who largely switched from acting to directing. Magazine is either the New Yorker or New York.

BMDS said...

That's who I was thinking of.

MissDavie said...

Poitier makes sense. When they lay low in their old age when they logically should be receiving non-stop accolades and the Sainthood treatment there is a reason. A lot of the time it's because they don't want the past too closely examined.

Trapped said...

Sidney Poitier—— I don’t see the Hollyweird head honchos letting him getting away with raping a white woman back then
This is BS—- they would’ve beat his black ass out of Hollyweird, that’s just a fact..

LaurenMaye said...

I know this is way ot, BUTT has anyone seen the new McDonalds holiday cup?? If it's real I think someone made a BIG booboo! Yikes!!

bollybiy said...

@Trapped: who said anything about the victim(s) being white?

@Sandybrook: the first African-American Academy Award winner was Hattie McDaniel in 1939, for Best Supporting Actress.

Gator said...

Kirk Douglas was my first thought, but this was already common knowledge about him.

notthisagain said...
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notthisagain said...

Sidney Poitier

auntliddy said...

Natalie wood's sister swears he raped natalie. And i think there was actress january something that he sexually harrassed , she complained and never worked again.

auntliddy said...

Ok, it was deborah raffin in Once is Enough tv mini series, and i can find nothing about her accusing kirk of doing anything, so clearly i was hallucinating, lol. My bad.

sandybrook said...

@bollyby as I said he was the first Black ACTOR to win. I know Hattie won for ACTRESS. Or as Enty so eloquently stated the first of his kind.

Mindflayer said...

Sorry, do not want to come off as being mean, but what is with the urge of posting READER blinds all off the sudden? How on Earth is it being THAT reliable? Do people even double check it or just posting this blindly, because of the love of creating drama and all?

IF it is true, then I am sorry. However, I am still skeptical about this. If you know what I mean.

Angela said...

@Mindflayer

Most of the blind items that have been posted here have indeed been reader blinds, even if Enty likes to suggest he has well informed sources of his own. The late "Himmmm" signed a few of the ones he provided, but he had been a (big) contributor as early as 2008, as Enty himself acknowledged it on his podcast, except that there weren't any credits for him until 2017.

Posting a blind item as a "Reader Blind" is a way for Enty to take some distance with the content, implying that it hasn't been checked. Well, the "Himmmm" material wasn't checked either, even if many people had warned Enty that he wasn't the big Hollywood player he pretended he was. So, this emphasis on the "Reader Blind" label is a way for Enty to make people assume that the other blind items are not just some random stuff sent by readers.

Marie said...

Really think is Eastwood. Treated Sandra Locke like crap. She passed away a while ago.

Aquagirl said...

I certainly don’t look at Clint Eastwood as someone with integrity. He treated Sandra Locke like crap, and is known for his love of threesomes, which is why Jolie tried to crash his red carpet event.

Kirk Douglas has ZERO integrity.

This has to be Poitier.

BRAD PITT said...

Oscar winning = Poitier

a trailblazer = Poitier

the first of his kind = Poitier April 1964

He is very old = 92 years old

largely retired = Poitier

a cultural icon = Poitier

they couldn’t get a living person on record = Poitier

SlimKeith said...

I think people in Hollywood know exactly who Eastwood is, what he did to Sondra was really petty bs and it turned me off. I gotta say, I do enjoy his movies and I think he's a pretty good director-The Unforgiven is a brilliant film, Million Dollar Baby is also amazing. He's good at getting good performances outta people.

BRAD PITT said...

Burt Reynolds autobiography has a very interesting story about Clint and a woman in a bar

Let's just say a lot of beer was wasted

KittensRUs said...

Clint is not largely retired. New movie out in a couple weeks and more to come. This is Poitier.

Simon Jenkin said...

can't believe how no one has mentioned that poitier also is/was close friends with cosby...

Unknown said...

Billy Crystal Soap/gay

A.Claire said...

Sydney Pottyface?

Terika said...

Doesnt fit "first of his kind". It's SP

Terika said...

Yeah. Also, "first of his kind" doesnt fit, either.

Unknown said...

SIDNEY POITIER

Velvet Voice said...

Retired ... Clint aint retired
Shocked if we knew Jack was friend of POLANSKI and EVERYBODYYY knows kirck IS A RAPIST

Cult icon ... Sidney movies were cult ... actually I love the one where he is a teacher in a school ... damm I hope it s not him ..

Sd Auntie said...

can't see SP harassing white women in the 60s. Diahann Carroll had an affair with him and it was tumultuous. if his victims wee WOC, yes. thec60s were still very segregated and he would not get away with it with WW.

. said...

Where are you people from? "Jeepers, I just can't see a Black man pestering a White woman in the 1960s, and getting away with it."

Why not?

Do you get all your history from Hollywood movies?

And why on earth would the studios care what color the sexual assaulter was?

"The 60s were very segregated." We're talking about the film industry. We're talking mostly movie sets. We're talking people living around the corner from each other being counted as "segregated."

My word, some of you need to get off the Net, and pick up real documents, like people's diaries from the time. You probably still believe the Germans made soap from human fat, and lampshades from human skin, and delivered poisonous gas through shower heads. Retards.

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