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George Schlatter

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  • Robin Williams: 'Comedy Cyclone' Burst Out of 1970s L.A. Club Scene

    Robin Williams honed his zany, rapid-fire comedic persona in the hothouse environment of Los Angeles comedy clubs in the mid- to late-1970s. Even in an scene that nurtured such notables as David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Sam...
  • Hans Zimmer Tribute at the Annenberg Raises $1.2 Million for Israel Philharmonic

    Two giants in their respective fields, Hans Zimmer and Zubin Mehta, held court Wednesday night at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, where Zimmer was bestowed a lifetime achievement award by the American Friends of the Israel...
  • Michael Travis dies at 86; costume designer for Liberace

    Michael Travis dies at 86; costume designer for Liberace
    Costume designer Michael Travis, who created famously over-the-top outfits for Liberace's stage extravaganzas, died Thursday at his home in Studio City. He was 86. He was hospitalized last month with heart problems and other serious ailments, but he...
  • The finger of fate was never fickle to George Schlatter

     The finger of fate was never fickle to George Schlatter
    Award-winning producer-writer-director George Schlatter is a kind of P.T. Barnum of the small screen. An innovative showman, the 81-year-old Schlatter turned the comedy genre on its head with the hip, groundbreaking series "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In"...
  • 'American Comedy Awards' to Be Revived by NBC After 13 Years

    NBC is bringing life back to the "American Comedy Awards," and will telecast the event in May 2014 Kudos fest will honor those who have achieved new heights during the past year in both film and TV, and pay tribute to some of comedy's most enduring...
  • Alan Sues dies at 85; 'Laugh-In' regular

    Alan Sues dies at 85; 'Laugh-In' regular
    Alan Sues, the actor best known as a flamboyantly campy regular on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" in the late 1960s and early '70s, has died. He was 85. Sues died Thursday night while watching television at his home in West Hollywood, said Michael Gregg...
  • Digby Wolfe dies at 82; co-creator of 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In'

    Digby Wolfe dies at 82; co-creator of 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In'
    Digby Wolfe, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who helped producer George Schlatter develop "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," a landmark TV series that became an overnight sensation in the late 1960s, has died. He was 82. Wolfe, who later became a professor...
  • 'Precious' director Lee Daniels thanks those who shared his vision at Vision Awards

     
    One thing you can say about Lee Daniels -- he never forgets the people who helped him get to where he is today, as he demonstrated this week at the Vision Awards gala in Beverly Hills, where he was one of the honorees. The director/producer of "Precious:...
  • Thursday's Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 20 - 26 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Feb. 20 - 26 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • 'Primetime Propaganda' expose says Hollywood is a 'leftist oligarchy'

     
    Liberal Hollywood has been taking a beating in recent days, thanks to the fallout from a provocative new expose called “Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story Of How the Left Took Over Your TV.” Written by Ben Shapiro, a 27-year-old......
  • Book 'em -- Bill Bratton draws a big and big-name crowd

     
    While the nation's leadership was gathered under the Capitol dome on Tuesday evening to hear President Obama's State of the Union speech, the civic leadership of Los Angeles was gathered at a bookstore to hear former Police Chief Bill Bratton.......