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In real life, Larry Hagman was a lot like his most famous television character, J.R. Ewing. "He was flirtatious, with a younger than reality attitude," Belcamp resident Mary Pohlig said. "It was interesting to see; he was similar to characters he...
Wallace "Wally" Henry Coberg, a theatrical designer and filmmaker who was at work on a new Edgar Allan Poe documentary, died of an apparent heart attack Nov. 18 at his Bolton Hill home. He was 63. Born in New York City, he lived in Edison, N.J., and...
By all means enjoy her hapless attempts to shampoo a man out of her hair. But if you fall totally in love with Ensign Nellie Forbush, then you're not watching the right "South Pacific." As Oscar Hammerstein II wrote, in that disarmingly simple lyric,...
Tuesdays with MitchI saw the new Wizard of Oz movie. I went last Thursday, the night before "Oz the Great and Powerful" was officially released, to a "preview" that was open to the public. I got there five minutes before it began. There were nine people in the theater. I...
VarietyEvelyn Ward, an actress and singer with credits on Broadway, in nightclubs and on television and the mother of David Cassidy, died Dec. 23 in Los Angeles. She was 89 and suffered from Alzheimer's-related dementia. Ward began her career as a Roxyette at...
Liz Smith"Happy New Year! An unnamed tutelary angel is called the Angel of Media. This angel became corrupted through "national bias," or so it says in "The Dictionary of Angels." Such a thought makes a lot of sense, but an Angel of Media would be too cynical...
The Hartford CourantThe thoughts and prayers of millions have supported Newtown since last Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and the open hearts have been matched by open wallets and acts of kindness, great and small. From cookies and coats to yoga classes...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelThanks to the readers for their prayers and kind comments about the passing of my mother, Marie Boedeker. Mother on Friday received the funeral she had designed. Mother, a longtime music teacher and church organist, wanted group singing one more time. The...
Los Angeles TimesFervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: “Who shot J.R.?” “Not even for you, ma’am,” replied Hagman, who...
The TV Guy - Orlando Sentinel“‘You make Machiavelli look like Mother Teresa.” The speaker was a paramour of J.R. Ewing, the time was 1996, and the backdrop was a shoddy TV movie called “Dallas: J.R. Returns.” Of course, J.R. never really left. He looms...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelWill you accept a Maria von Trapp who's a little bit country? When NBC offers its live telecast of “The Sound of Music,” Carrie Underwood will play Maria. If that sounds like a stretch, well, remember that Mary Martin first played Maria on...
Liz Smith"I AM into comedy!" declared model Heidi Klum. Anyone who has ever watched -- or participated in -- "Project Runway," might disagree. Sometimes "P.R." seems to be just a teeny bit sadistic. But I guess that can be amusing to some people. NEXT YEAR MARKS...
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