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Staff WriterAl Jolson can still pack them in the theater, 86 years after ushering in "the talkies" and 63 years after his death. At least that's the idea with the tribute by The Broward County Film Society (also called FLiFF) to the man billed as "The World’s...
George Platt, a former New York theatrical producer who became a promotions director for a garden supply firm, died of renal failure Oct. 6 at Envoy Rehabilitation and Nursing in Pikesville. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills. Born in Baltimore, he...
Show TrackerHoliday movies, specials and very special holiday episodes of your favorite series fill the TV screens between now and Christmas Day. Here are many of the highlights. “Glee” 8 p.m., Tuesday, Fox. Extraordinary Merry Christmas: The glee club...
Times Staff WriterToday, on the 60th anniversary of D-day, world leaders are gathering in Normandy on the north coast of France. Fireworks will light the sky over Arromanches-les-Bains, where the Allies constructed an artificial harbor to support troops infiltrating the...
Gold DerbyYes, of course, "The Social Network" will be nominated at the Oscars for best picture, director (David Fincher) and screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), but what about those tricky acting slots? Jesse Eisenberg has a good shot at making the list for lead actor, but...
Martin Baum, an old-time New York theatrical talent agent who became a veteran voice of experience for the upstart Creative Artists Agency in the late 1970s and who brought to the firm such established star clients as Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, has...
Susan King, Times Staff WriterMartin Scorsese's gangster epic "The Departed" was named the best picture of 2006 at the 79th annual Academy Awards on Sunday evening at the Kodak Theatre. Scorsese won his elusive first directing Oscar for the film, which also won for adapted...
Zap2It.comIt's a glorious sunny Sunday (Aug. 27) afternoon in Los Angeles, which means that it must be around 90 degrees down at the Shrine Auditorium where the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy ceremony is being held. So just remember that behind all of the glitz and...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBuddy Hackett, who broke into comedy as a young waiter-performer in New York's Catskill Mountains and went on to achieve iconic status as a raunchy nightclub performer and rubber-faced clown in movies including "The Music Man" and "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad,...
Zap2It.comPhyllis Kirk, who tried to escape a psycho wax sculptor in the original big-screen version of "House of Wax," has died at the age of 79. The actress passed away Thursday, Oct. 19 of complications from a post-cerebral aneurysm at the Motion Picture and...
Tags: Health, CBS Corp., Vincent Price, Television, Celebrities
Zap2It.comRed Buttons, the impish former burlesque comic who became an early TV sensation and an Academy Award-winning character actor during a career that spanned more than seven decades, has died. He was 87. Buttons died today at his Century City home after a...
Times Staff WritersEven though Los Angeles has been the center of movie making for most of a century, you wouldn't always know it to look at the movies. Elaborate sets, sound stages and backdrops could transform Los Angeles into any place in the world. That Welsh mining...
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