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Hartford CourantKlea Blackhurst, known for her musical tribute to Ethel Merman, stars in the upcoming revival of "Hello, Dolly!" at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. The production, staged by Daniel Goldstein, runs June 28 to Sept. 8. It will be the second...
Special to The TimesJack Klugman, the three-time Emmy Award-winning actor best known for his portrayals of slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison on TV's “The Odd Couple” and the title role of the murder-solving medical examiner on “Quincy, M.E.,” died...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelJack Klugman was most famous for playing a sportswriter, which is key to understanding his enduring appeal. Acting is basically a team sport, and the grand old pro Klugman played on some of the best teams in history. Klugman, who died Monday at age 90,...
As Sir Robin carols merrily to King Arthur in Monty Python's Spamalot, "In any great adventure, if you don't want to lose...you won't succeed on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." Eric Idle's cheeky lyric, which unfailingly generated knowing...
As 2012 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year in Chicago theater. January started with a roar — Klea Blackhurst doing Ethel Merman doing "Gypsy" at the Drury Lane Theatre. Twyla Tharp, an artist who refuses to stop reworking her...
Winter Park Playhouse's latest production, "Steppin' Out With Irving Berlin," is a cozy trip down Memory Lane expertly designed to play on audience members' nostalgia and emotions. Playhouse artistic director Roy Alan conceived the show, which was...
Whether or not you consider Barbra Streisand the last reigning diva of a more lyrical period in American pop music, she certainly stands as a symbol of the era that gave us Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, Lena Horne, Dinah Washington, Doris Day, Sarah Vaughan...
Numerous novels and nonfiction books depict aspects of deception, trickery and illusion. Here are a few samples of books that debunk the idea that "what you see is what you get." "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil" by Tom...
Channel Guide MagazineIt's time for Round 2 of the RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Hunger Games! Yay! Of course, we start off with some T and some shade about Pandora Boxx and Mimi Imfurst. Did anyone expect anything else? Today's mini challenge is InDaButtRu. That's hashtag,...
Ernest Borgnine seemed born to play the heavy when he burst onto the Hollywood scene as "Fatso" Judson, a sadistic stockade sergeant who viciously beats a private to death in the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity." But two years later came the title role...
Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in “Marty” in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95. His longtime spokesman, Harry...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelErnest Borgnine at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2011. Photo credit: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images Ernest Borgnine was a great character actor who became a star and won the Oscar for “Marty,” then he found more success on television....
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