| Jul 13, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Fifty years after "The Addams Family" debuted on TV in black and white, John Astin still has that wild gleam in his eye and the same mischievous grin.
With his thick mustache, albeit a white one, he could easily be Gomez Addams in his debonair golden...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:07 PM
After a performance of "The Addams Family," the Broadway musical now playing at the Hippodrome Theatre, a tall, bald, mustachioed man went backstage to greet the cast — the original, the ultimate Gomez Addams, John Astin.
Douglas Sills, who...
| Mar 10, 2012
It has all the weight and nutritional value of cotton candy. But "The Addams Family," the Broadway musical that has taken up temporary residence at the Hippodrome Theatre, adds up to a mildly entertaining package of song and shtick.
Revised since its New...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Michael Ansara, perhaps best known for his role as Kang on "Star Trek," died in his Calabasas, Calif. home on July 31 following a prolonged illness. He was 91.
Ansara played the Klingon commander on three different "Star Trek" TV series: the original...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:30 AM
How often have you attended a show for the first time and instantly recognized all the major characters the moment they appeared?
Chances are you'll do so when you visit "The Addams Family" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Even before the...
| Jun 9, 2012
Fashion designer Nolan Miller put a bra-less Farrah Fawcett in a see-through blouse for "Charlie's Angels," Tina Louise in a slinky nude-beige evening dress for "Gilligan's Island" and Elizabeth Taylor in violet gowns for her "Passion" perfume...
| Oct 20, 2009
Vic Mizzy, a film and television composer best known for writing the memorable theme songs for the 1960s sit-coms "Green Acres" and "The Addams Family," has died. He was 93.
Mizzy died of heart failureSaturday at his home in Bel-Air, said Scott Harper, a...
| Jan 16, 2009
| 4:30 PM
With ???Lost??? returning Wednesday, our thoughts turn to islands, specifically TV shows that take place on those land masses surrounded by water on all sides. Here are five (and we???re excluding ???Survivor??? and shows set in Hawaii and Manhattan,........