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100 Years Ago 'Refined' burlesque An ad in the Times: "Gayety Theatre — A Big Event in Local Theatricals — An announcement will soon be made of the coming to Baltimore of one stellar aggregation of stars, that will surprise even the...
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It was an emotional, nostalgic moment at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year when Dick Van Dyke gave Mary Tyler Moore the guild's 48th Life Achievement Award. The two veterans, who had come to TV fame playing Rob and Laura Petrie on the landmark...
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...
Doe Avedon Siegel Model and stage, film, TV actress Doe Avedon Siegel, 86, a model, actress and young muse for photographer Richard Avedon, died of pneumonia Sunday at Encino Hospital Medical Center, said her daughter-in-law Annette Siegel. Born...
24 FramesThe American Cinematheque is ringing in the New Year with some wild and crazy comedy classics...
Aaron Ruben, a comedy writer, producer and director whose five-decade career included producing "The Andy Griffith Show" for the first five seasons and creating the spinoff series "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," has died. He was 95. Ruben, who devoted much of...
Bill Monroe Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home. Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...
Leonard Stern, an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director whose career in television spanned "The Honeymooners," "Get Smart" and "McMillan & Wife" and whose additional career in publishing included co-creating the classic Mad Libs word game...
Show TrackerIn Sunday's Calendar I write about the great, undersung early-'60s sitcom "Car 54, Where Are You?," whose first season has just been released, by Shanachie Entertainment, for the first time on DVD. Set and filmed in the Bronx, both on......
L.A. NOWThe 1961 building in Beverly Hills that once housed the Friars Club, where Jack Benny, Gary Cooper and other Hollywood kingpins engaged in cheeky character assassinations at lavish, alcohol-soaked dinners, is being razed. Demolition of the building at...
RICHARD J. DORSO Talent agent, TV exec, boutique owner Richard J. "Dick" Dorso, 101, whose lengthy Hollywood career ranged from talent agent to television writer and producer to haberdasher, died April 6 at his home in Los Angeles, his family said....
Gold DerbyPoor Johnny Carson. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, he used to get furious with Emmy chiefs when "The Tonight Show" kept losing best variety series. Or worse: it wouldn't even get nominated. It reaped bids in 1964, 1966 and 1967, but got skunked in 1965,...
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