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  • Susanna Foster dies at 84; costarred in 1943 version of 'Phantom'

    Susanna Foster dies at 84; costarred in 1943 version of 'Phantom'
    Susanna Foster, a singer and 1940s leading lady whose most famous role was the terrorized prima donna in the first talking version of "Phantom of the Opera," died Saturday of heart failure at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., according...
  • PASSINGS

    Evgenios Spatharis Lifelong master of Greek shadow puppetry Evgenios Spatharis, 85, a Greek master of shadow puppet theater, died Saturday in an Athens hospital days after being injured in a fall down a staircase while on his way to a performance, a...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Will 'Flight of the Conchords' be grounded? | 'The Sound of Music' soars once more

     
    • "Flight of the Conchords" star Jemaine Clement has said his offbeat HBO comedy series may not continue for a third season because it requires so much work, but a final decision will be made within a month. Clement told Reuters that he needs to discuss...
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Dec. 13, 1950: Larry, 19-year-old son of Mary Martin, must have inherited her singing voice. He and Mary recorded “You’re Just in Love,” a tune from “Call Me Madam.”...
  • Fess Parker had that cool coonskin cap -- who needs an Emmy?

     
    Fess Parker never won an Emmy, but he was a player at TV's top awards. TV academy voters couldn't ignore him when he emerged as a sudden superstar leading a national craze for Davy Crockett lore. The Emmys nominated Fess Parker for best new personality of...
  • Tonys outrage flashback: 'Gypsy' lost best musical to 'Fiorello!'

     
    Frank Rich and Ben Brantley of the New York Times have both hailed "Gypsy" as the greatest musical in Broadway history, but it got cheated at the Tony Awards of 1960. In part, that was due to tough competition. In the race for best musical, It lost to...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, June 28, 1940

     
    June 28, 1940: “Height of swank: The dress Mary Martin's sporting in nitespots; it's trimmed with real gardenias which have to be renewed hourly from a reserve supply in the cafe icebox,” Jimmie Fidler says....
  • The Valley Line: Theater at its best

    Last week was a bonanza for musical theater aficionados with the opening of two major Broadway revivals. On Tuesday night, "A Chorus Line" opened to a sold-out crowd at Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre. Rogers and Hammerstein's endearing musical...
  • H1N1 Suspected in Weatherford School Death

    H1N1 Suspected in Weatherford School Death
    43 year old Angela Ward started feeling sick on Monday and by Wednesday night she was admitted to Weatherford Regional Medical Center where her condition got worse. According to Weatherford school officials, Ward suffered two heart attacks and was...
  • Man Dies After Booking At New Orleans Jail

    Man Dies After Booking At New Orleans Jail
    The Orleans Parish Crime Sheriff's Office says a man who was being booked into the parish prison died Saturday from apparent natural causes. Mary Martin, a spokeswoman for Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman, said Sunday the man, whose name is being...
  • Where fairy tales meet reality

    Where fairy tales meet reality
    I'm so intent on fending off our waiter's water advances at the Republic, the new restaurant on La Cienega, I almost miss her. Two previous visits to the West Hollywood restaurant and lounge have yielded zero sightings of the elusive wine fairy. Now one...
  • John Raitt, 88; Leading Man on Broadway and Father of Bonnie

    John Raitt, the ruggedly handsome musical theater leading man who launched his Broadway career in Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1945 hit "Carousel" and later co-starred in "The Pajama Game" on Broadway and in the film version, died Sunday. He was 88. Raitt,...