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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K297: About Hollywood - 貝蒂懷特近百歲過世與哈利波特20週年 ‘Golden Girl’ Betty White dies before her 100th birthday

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K297: About Hollywood - ‘Golden Girl’ Betty White dies before her 100th birthday

Fans worldwide lost their TV sweetheart on Dec. 31, as legendary actress Betty White died at the age of 99 — just 17 days before what would have been her 100th birthday next Monday. White began her career in the late 1930s, and with a glorious run spanning over eight decades, held the Guinness World Record for longest TV career for a female.


White gained international fame for her role as “Rose” on “The Golden Girls,” a hit US sitcom aired between 1985 and 1992, and also won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emmys in 2015. “My 100th birthday. . . I cannot believe it is coming up, and People Magazine is celebrating with me!” she twitted excitedly just three days before she died.


“The Golden Girls” was about four older women sharing a home in Miami. In addition to White, the show featured Bea Arthur as “Dorothy,” Rue McClanahan as “Blanche” and Estelle Getty as “Sophia.” All four actresses have now passed away.

而《黃金女郎》這部影集,則是關於四位年長女性在邁阿密同居的趣事。除了懷特以外,還包括碧雅阿瑟飾演「桃樂絲」、露麥克連納罕飾演「白蘭琪」、艾絲特蓋提飾演「蘇菲亞」,可惜四位女主角均已相繼離世。Source article:

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Cast celebrates 20th anniversary of ‘Harry Potter’ film series 《哈利波特》系列20週年 重返霍格華茲

The “Harry Potter” film series that consists of eight blockbusters has swept the world since the release of its first movie in 2001. To celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary, HBO launched a show titled “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” on New Year’s Day, as the lead actors and filmmakers were reunited.


The series featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and a dozen big stars is undoubtedly one of the most successful movie franchise of all time, grossing as much as over US$7.7 billion (NT$213.3 billion). The show featured the cast reminiscing about the movies as well as festivities in the Great Hall of “Hogwarts” — a fictional wizarding school where all the magic happens.


As the magic fever continues globally, fans are excited about the opening of the world’s fourth “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Beijing in September last year. The other three theme parks are located in Orlando, Osaka and Hollywood, respectively.

隨著這股魔法的熱潮持續延燒,全球第四座「哈利波特的魔法世界」主題樂園於去年九月,已在北京環球度假區盛大開幕,令所有影迷相當興奮。其它三座魔法主題樂園則分別位於奧蘭多、大阪、好萊塢。Source article:

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