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A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

December 19, 2009 | 12:00 pm

Dec. 19, 1956, Hedda Hopper 

Dec. 19, 1956: Burl Ives, who played Big Daddy on stage in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" will repeat his characterization on screen. Burl has also been chosen by Don Hartman to play the father in Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms" with Sophia Loren and Tony Perkins."