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  • Betsy Blair dies at 85; actress appeared in 'Marty'

    Betsy Blair dies at 85; actress appeared in 'Marty'
    Betsy Blair, an actress best remembered for playing the shy schoolteacher who meets Ernest Borgnine's lonely Bronx butcher at the Stardust Ballroom in the 1955 movie "Marty," has died. She was 85. Blair, who was blacklisted in Hollywood in the 1950s...
  • Craig Noel dies at 94; founding director of San Diego's renowned Old Globe

    Craig Noel dies at 94; founding director of San Diego's renowned Old Globe
    Craig Noel, the founding director of San Diego's Old Globe who established a vital regional community theater that eventually became a Tony Award-winning font of dramatic productions bound for Broadway, has died. He was 94. Noel, who began his career...
  • J.D. Salinger dies at 91; reclusive author of 'The Catcher in the Rye'

    J.D. Salinger dies at 91; reclusive author of 'The Catcher in the Rye'
    After "The Catcher in the Rye" exploded onto the literary scene in 1951, author J.D. Salinger had what every writer yearns for -- money, fame and critical acclaim. "Catcher" became a touchstone for the teenage culture just emerging in post-World War II...
  • How 'Casablanca' beat nine other nominees to win best picture at the 1943 Oscars

     
    Before this year, the last time there were 10 best picture nominees at the Oscars was in 1943, when "Casablanca" won. On the Rotten Tomatoes ranking of all of the best picture winners at the Oscars, this year's champ, "The Hurt Locker," sits at No. 13...
  • The Valley's Not So Civil War

    Ever since the twin towers came crashing down and the cloud of jihad fogged the land, the crop dusters swooping low over the San Joaquin Valley had taken on a new menace. Even here, tucked away in the farm fields of middle California, fear had settled...