| Jul 25, 2010
Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony?
A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
B) George and Ira Gershwin.
C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick...
| Jul 30, 2010
| 5:34 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — For as long as locals can remember, Newport Beach has been known as an easy Hollywood getaway.
Celebrities such as Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra were known to seek R&R in the coastal town. Lauren Bacall, former wife of Bogart...
| Jan 16, 2011
In the public eye, they lived a fantasy that mere mortals could only dream of. But between the ellipses of Rat Pack lore existed a carnival of leisure, stress, politics, starlets, heartache and happiness. For decades, some of the only photographic...
| Jan 18, 2011
Reporting from New York -- After 40 years in television, Regis Philbin might finally get to sleep late. On Tuesday, during the opening segment of "Live With Regis and Kelly," the veteran talk show host announced that he will leave the early-morning...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:03 PM
On a recent morning at New York's WABC-TV, during a "Live! With Regis and Kelly" commercial break, Regis Philbin obliges a rather statuesque audience member by going over to her and having their picture taken.
Still seated on the set, co-host Kelly...
| May 23, 2011
Dean Martin didn't have any interest in doing a weekly musical-variety series when NBC approached him in 1965.
"In those days you were either a movie star or a TV star," said his daughter Deana Martin, who is also a singer. "He came home one night and...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 10:26 PM
It is the ultimate yard sale. Everything must be liquidated. This month you can buy the chandeliers and ceiling décor from the once opulent hotel and casino, The Sahara, at bargain basement prices.
After 59 years, The Sahara’s run is over.
| Dec 3, 2009
| 4:32 PM
The Times brings out an extra on Whalenâs death. Photograph by the Los Angeles Times The body of Jack âthe Enforcerâ Whalen lies on the floor on Rondelliâs restaurant. TALES FROM THE GANGSTER SQUAD Death of 'the Enforcer' * Jack Whalen follows the...
| Oct 31, 2008
Jack Whalen's beef was not directly with Mickey Cohen but with a couple of his crew, and it revolved around familiar issues in their realm: Who was scamming whom? And who would back down first?
The dispute had its roots in Nov. 21, 1959, vice raids on...
| Nov 1, 2008
When the coroner put Jack Whalen's body on a slab, it measured 72 inches, just 6 feet. For years, people had described him as 6-foot-2 or 6-4. But "the Enforcer" was smaller in death than life.
On the death certificate, his family gave his occupation...
| Dec 29, 2007
Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30.
Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
| Sep 16, 2009
| 4:35 PM
MALIBU -- Veteran comic character actor Henry Gibson, whose career included the 1960's hit "Laugh-In," and more recently " King of the Hill," died Monday.
Gibson died at his home in Malibu after a brief battle with cancer. He was 73.
Gibson was born...