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Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn Michael Feeney Callan's fawning new biography, we get plenty of the actor, director and environmentalist we already know but only a tantalizing, too-brief glimpse of a young man we almost never hear about: Charles Robert Redford Jr., Angeleno. From...
Los Angeles TimesI was so ready to dismiss this little book as the musings of a sitcom quipster with not much to add to the national discourse — when, during one of those insufferably long children's birthday parties, another dad began to rant about many of the same...
Tags: Television, New York, Los Angeles, Donna Reed, Glenn Miller
The Big PictureHaving seen all the sultry, sabra-like photos of her as a young actress, I always assumed that Elizabeth Taylor was just another Jewish star who'd changed her name so she could more easily cross over into Middle America, sort of......
The Big PictureFrom Diane Keaton to Mariel Hemingway to Scarlett Johansson, Woody Allen's favorite women have been WASPy blonds. [UPDATE: As many readers have noted, Johansson is actually Jewish, so perhaps I should call her a WASPy blonde Jewess.] At any rate,......
The TV Guy» Orlando Sentinel – The TV GuyWhen the news came that Lena Horne had died at age 92, a lot of memories came back. You could think of Horne on ”The Cosby Show,” serenading Cliff and Clair Huxtable. You could think back to the “60 Minutes” profile of...
Gold Derby nuggets: TCM tribute to Lena Horne | 'Fences' ropes them in | Cherry Jones back to Broadway after '24'Gold Derby• Lisa Horowitz delivers the news that TCM has scheduled a tribute to the late Lena Horne for May 21. "The lineup features three films with defining Horne performances, as well as one of the groundbreaking singer-actress' personal favorites, the 1943...
Tribune staff reportersThe Chicago Blackhawks are competing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, named for Lord Stanley, the governor general of Canada who instituted the trophy. Another Stanley -- Morgan Stanley, the financial services firm -- is reportedly targeted in a federal...
The Daily MirrorTom Treanor files a report from Rome about daily life in the midst of wartime regulations. Aug. 12, 1940: Mrs. John Garfield has had a nose bob and is thinking of a movie career, Jimmie Fidler says....
Tribune reporterDavid Brenner's been a busy, busy man. There's his Vegas gig. His touring (which, by the way, is bringing him to Zanie's in Chicago on Thursday, Pheasant Run on Friday and Vernon Hills on Saturday). And a comedy Web site that he's working on. But that's...
Times Staff WriterThe Los Angeles County Museum of Art's four-week Elia Kazan retrospective continues Friday and Saturday with the director's 1954 masterwork, "On the Waterfront," as well as the rarely revived "Panic in the Streets," "Boomerang!" and "Viva Zapata!" "Panic...
Vincent Sherman, who directed Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis and Errol Flynn during their 1940s heyday at Warner Bros. and was one of the last surviving studio-era contract directors, has died. He was 99. Sherman died Sunday night of natural causes at...
Tags: Television, Heart Attack, Ava Gardner, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn
But if Grace was at times lordly, he was also respected, and at no time was that respect greater than during World War II. As the ultimate steel production man, he gave the country and its allies what they sorely needed: a rapid outpouring of steel in...
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