| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Julie Harris wasn’t simply one of the great American actors of the 20th century. She represented to those in her profession a reverential ideal.
Harris died Saturday at 87 at her home in Chatham, Mass., far away from the bright lights of Broadway....
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:47 PM
From my 2008 piece.:
It started with Alan Rust casually saying to his friend Julie Harris, "I was going to ask you if you'd like to do 'The Effect of Gamma Rays on the Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,' but I didn't have the heart to ask you to play...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Among Julie Harris' Connecticut performances and connections:
In 1948, Harris performed in "Sundown Beach" at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Elia Kazan. With Kim Hunter, Steven Hill, Martin Balsam, Joan Copeland, Nehemiah Persoff. An Actors...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Special tributes during the Primetime Emmys to Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini, Jean Stapleton, Jonathan Winters and Gary David Goldberg, each of whom passed away in the past year, came as leadouts to commercials, beginning nearly 30 minutes into the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The days before Sunday's broadcast of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were filled with dissension. Not just the usual palaver over who should win and who would win, but also over a departure from the customary "In Memoriam" segment and a question of who...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"WE NEVER really grow up. We only learn how to act in public," said singer Bryan White.
OR NOT. I was compelled out of a sense of duty to watch at least part of MTV's Video Music Awards. I would rather have stuck with the new PBS production of Agatha...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Robert Wise's chilling 1963 psychological horror film, "The Haunting," is a ghost story that actually never conjures up a ghost on screen.
"It has always been one of my favorites in the horror genre because of the subtlety, the atmosphere," said film...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 5:08 PM
In 1997 I interviewd Julie Harris and Linda Purl oin advance of the production of Athol Fugard's "the Road to Mecca" at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.
By FRANK RIZZO
In Athol Fugard's play, ``The Road to Mecca,'' Julie Harris plays an elderly woman...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Charles Durning, a Tony Award-winning actor whose prolific work in films and television included supporting roles in the classic comedy "Tootsie" and the TV sitcom "Evening Shade," died Monday. He was 89.
Durning, a decorated veteran of World War II,...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Twelve years after his death on tax day 2000, Edward Gorey — writer, illustrator, Victorian aesthete born half a century too late — has earned an adjective all his own: "Goreyesque."
The word is used, increasingly, to refer to anything that...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 9:43 AM
More than $100,000 was raised at the Laguna Playhouse California Dreamin' fundraiser held Nov. 16 at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point.
Founded in 1920, the Playhouse may be one of the oldest continuously operating theaters on the West...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79.
For two decades, Mengers was one of...