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Bombshell on the Box – Faye alert!

January 12, 2010

NETWORK ( TCM, Friday Jan 15, 9.00pm)

“I’m mad as hell, and I’m, not going to take it anymore,’ cried Peter Finch’s frustrated news anchor Howard Beale in this 1976 satire on the television industry. The bombshell presence is provided by the fabulous Faye Dunaway, who played Programming Executive, Diana Christensen, who saw immediately that Beale’s suicide threat, rants and raves were the way forward for TV ratings.

Dunaway was 35 when she gave her Oscar-winning performance as the scheming Diana, and oozed glamour with her sophisticated ’70s outfits in muted palettes of beige and brown. Read more about Faye next week here on Beauty Bombshells, and see her 1977 Oscar acceptance speech below.

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