| Oct 9, 2012
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:35 AM
EL PASO, Texas -- Sherman Hemsley, who played the brash George Jefferson on "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," died Tuesday at 74, his booking agent said.
Hemsley played Jefferson, a wisecracking owner of a dry cleaning business, on "All In the...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Sherman Hemsley, who was rooted in the minds of millions of television viewers as Archie Bunker's bombastic black neighbor, George Jefferson, in"All in the Family" and later as the star of his own long-running sitcom, "The Jeffersons," has died. He was...
| Apr 18, 2012
Paul Bogart, an Emmy Award-winning director who launched his career during the days of live television in New York and later was a prolific director on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom "All in the Family," has died. He was 92.
Bogart died of age-related...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 7:09 AM
During the period when Howard E. Rollins Jr. was in rehab, Virgil was said to be in New Orleans working with the FBI. Also, when Carroll O'Connor was recovering from heart surgery, his absence was explained by having him attend a police convention.
| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:23 AM
The final year of the classic, famously controversial sitcom sowed the seeds for the spinoff "Archie Bunker's Place," as Danielle Brisebois joined the cast as young relative Stephanie.
She becomes a household member in this set of episodes, and even...
| Oct 27, 2010
Steve Goldstein knows where all the famous bodies are buried.
By day, he's a businessman who owns a payroll service. But in his off hours, he's one of Hollywood's best-known grave hunters. Author of "LA's Graveside Companion: Where the V.I.P.s R.I.P" and...
| Nov 7, 2010
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...
| Jul 11, 2007
For 25 years, Hollywood's biggest studios have relied on a bespectacled former college halfback to make peace with their workers.
In overseeing some 400 labor contracts with writers, actors, film crews, musicians and scores of other professions, J....
| May 4, 2009
The combatant in question is a manly man. He's wearing high-testosterone black from head to toe and that ultimate flag of machismo -- a full-on beard. His opponent is 20 years younger, but as the two sword fighters thrust and parry, the dark, handsome...
| May 10, 2009
| 6:33 PM
MALIBU -- Actor Carroll O'Connor's widow was scammed by a man who was supposed to be performing renovations on her Malibu home, authorities said.
Authorities claim that a 40-year-old man scammed actor Caroll O'Connor's widow. According to the Malibu...
| Sep 13, 2008
The dancing rabbis are whirling around the stage of the Chabad "To Life" Telethon, unmistakably Hasidic in their thick beards and black coats.
But who's the tall dancer with the clean shave and long blond hair?
As longtime viewers of the telethon know,...