Acting

Personalities: Cheryl Ladd, Pride of Huron

May 16, 2017
Cheryl Ladd as Kris Munroe in Charlie's Angels
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She was one of Charlie's Angels, portrayed Grace Kelly in Princess Grace, and most recently played Robert Shapiro's wife in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Cheryl Ladd is arguably South Dakota's most famous female celebrity.

What you may not know is that she was once Cheryl Stoppelmoor, a talented youngster born and raised in Huron. Chuck Anderson, a native Huronian himself, naturally had to find out how the town contributed to her success.

On July 8th, 1995, he got that chance.

South Dakota high schools produce a variety of plays each year. This week the Washington High School drama department took us backstage during rehearsals of "The Wizard of Oz."

Featured cast and crew: Skylar Chapin, Kiley Lenz, Tatiana Chance, Isaiah Henderson, Noah Salter, Merci Bita, Ms. Micki DeCurtins, Noah Schlekeway, Reanna Rohrer, Ethan Jensen, Gabriella Salazar, Madelyn Morgan, Madison Weber, Joshua Maldonado, Gabriel Morvant, Arianna Person, Liliana Rolon-Colon, Jack Clarke, Jane Walsh, Blake Anderson.

Dakota Midday: Images Of The Past - Casey Tibbs

Sep 26, 2016

This week's Images of the Past segment focuses on the film career of Casey Tibbs. The South Dakotan was a rodeo great, movie star and John Wayne's "wing man." Cindy Bahe, Director of the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Ft. Pierre discusses a new exhibit at the museum dedicated to Tibbs' film career.

Click here to go to SDPB's Images of the Past web feature on Casey Tibbs.

The sixth annual Black Hills Film Festival kicks off today. The four-day event in Rapid City and Hill City features a line-up of more than 30 films from South Dakota and around the world. There are also several special guests with experience as actors, writers, directors and producers. They're sharing their insights into various aspects of filmmaking.

Dances With Wolves - 25 Years Later

May 20, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, few would have believed the story of how South Dakotans participated in making an epic western.  South Dakota Magazine Publisher Bernie Hunhoff penned "Too Good To Be True: Dances, 25 Years Later" in the May/June issue.  He discussed his feature article and how the movie has affected South Dakota over the years.

"Home" Starring Jenny Dempster

Nov 14, 2013

Sioux Falls native Jenny Dempster stars in the short film "Home."  Cinema Falls features the 10-minute short during CineFest 2013 - A Film Festival in an Evening this Sunday.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Icon Event Hall + Lounge in Sioux Falls.  Dempster has been acting since she was six.  She has studied at some of the top acting institutions in the world including the Globe Theater in London, Guild Hall School of Drama in London and Tisch School of Arts at New York University.

Dust Of War

Sep 24, 2013

South Dakota filmmaker Andrew Kightlinger and actor Bates Wilder discussed the making of Dust of War.  Kightlinger and Luke Schuetzle filmed most of the feature-length post-apocalyptic story near Pierre.  The movie is featured at this year's South Dakota Film Festival, September 26-29, at Capitol Theatre in downtown Aberdeen.