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Channel IslandSPEND AN hour or so with Bonnie Hunt these days and you come away convinced she's got a daytime talk show inside her head. The only question now is whether she and her producers can extract and polish that vision within the next three weeks, when "The...
Special to The TimesIf the name Jack Sheldon doesn't ring a bell, consider this: Music elite and bebop fans widely consider him the greatest living jazz trumpeter. This unheralded maestro, a founder of the West Coast jazz movement, has, since the 1950s, performed...
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The star of "Maude," a creative force behind "MASH," a talk show host and the creator of "Gilligan's Island" were among those announced Thursday for induction into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. "Their respective careers have...
Theater CriticIf Masters and Johnson had been a musical writing team instead of sex researchers regularly appearing on TV talk shows, they might very well have come up with something similar to "I Love My Wife." The 1977 musical, about two guys from Trenton, N.J.,...
Blossom Dearie, the singer and songwriter whose sweet soprano voice, harmonically innovative piano stylings and sophisticated performances made her a popular attraction in jazz and cabaret for nearly half a century, has died. She was 82. ---------------...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCALLUSED palms and bandaged fingers; broken fingernails stained black with dirt -- Hollywood actor and director Emilio Estevez proudly shows off his vineyard worker hands as he walks the vine rows. Four years ago, Estevez planted this half-acre Pinot...
Zap2It.comChris Noth will take a male lead in "My One and Only," opposite Renee Zellweger. Richard Loncraine is directing the film, which is based on an anecdote actor George Hamilton once shared with Merv Griffin, according to Variety. Charlie Peters scripted...
When Arnold Schwarzenegger met Merv Griffin, the bodybuilder was newly arrived in California from Austria and had never been on a talk show. But as now-Gov. Schwarzenegger recalled in a speech punctuated by laughter Friday afternoon at Griffin's...
Probably the last thing one would expect to hear at the Magic Theatre, long an incubator of groundbreaking theatrical work, is the sound of Joan Rivers throwing it to her daughter Melissa on the red carpet. Yet this unmistakable voice has been...
Zap2It.comThe man who built a game-show empire will receive a tribute this weekend on, appropriately enough, a network devoted to games. GSN will celebrate the TV legacy of Merv Griffin with marathons of Griffin-produced shows, plus a couple of his vintage on-...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMaharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation movement, who taught the Beatles to meditate, made "mantra" a household word in the 1970s and built a multimillion-dollar empire on a promise of inner harmony and world peace, died...
Zap2It.comJoey Bishop, the deadpan comedian who was ABC's answer to NBC's late-night talk show king Johnny Carson in the late 1960s and was the last surviving member of Frank Sinatra's legendary Rat Pack, has died. He was 89. Bishop, who had been in failing health...
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