R.I.P. Lizabeth Scott and Omar Sharif

Lizabeth Scott

Somehow I missed this news item from much earlier this year. Actress Lizabeth Scott passed away January 31st, 2015 at the age of 92. I came across her obituary as a result of the FREE TCM course on film noir (still available to all). She starred in 22 films across the span of film noir (40s and 50s).

Sadly, Netflix’ search engine doesn’t even know her (or Omar Sharif, who passed away recently). Hilariously, if you search on Bogart, you can look up Andrea, Dominic, or Keith but NOT Humphrey. Wow, that is quite the fail Netflix. Perhaps they disable the search term when no films from that actor are available.

Hulu has The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Pitfall, and an episode of The Colgate Comedy Hour. Amazon Prime has Pitfall, Dark City, and I Walk Alone. I don’t know about The Colgate Comedy Hour but the others are all good examples of her fabulous work.

Omar Sharif

Actor Omar Sharif passed away July 10th at the age of 83. Since Netflix doesn’t recognize Omar Sharif, we have to turn to Amazon Prime. Prime has five of his movies streaming: The iconic Lawrence of Arabia (always a good choice), Crime and Passion, Beyond Justice, Shaka Zulu, and We Are Egypt.

Rest in peace, Omar Sharif and, belatedly, Lizabeth Scott. You will be missed (but apparently not by Netflix).

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