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  • Mickey Rooney, with gumption and grit, put on a show

    Mickey Rooney, with gumption and grit, put on a show
    Everyone knows Mickey Rooney, but who really remembers the extent of his success? How many now living can testify not only to how large this man loomed over the American film landscape but also to the particular qualities that made him such an enormous...
  • TV This Week, April 13-19: 'Orphan Black' on BBC America

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY An all-day salute to the late Mickey Rooney...
  • Seeing Mickey Rooney in Chicago, through Christiansen's eyes

    Seeing Mickey Rooney in Chicago, through Christiansen's eyes
    Critics have their obsessions, especially in Chicago. Claudia Cassidy had Tennessee Williams. Gene Siskel had "Saturday Night Fever." Richard Christiansen had Mickey Rooney. No actor — not even a Steppenwolf ensemble member — could coax such...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; child actor's career spanned decades

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; child actor's career spanned decades
    Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while still a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, died on Sunday, friends and entertainment media said. He was 93....
  • Mickey Rooney Appreciation: Noir Films Showed He Was More Than a Teen Star

    From 1937 to 1946, Mickey Rooney played clean-cut, wide-eyed Midwestern teenager Andy Hardy 15 times in a series of films that proved instrumental (along with his Judy Garland musicals) in making him one of the most popular movie stars of his era. They...
  • 'The Americans' - spy vs. spy!

    "THE RIGHT thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct," said Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States. A TV show that interested me last year was "The Americans," on the FX Channel. As you may know, this...
  • How Barbara Walters and 'The View' Beat the Odds

    The show snuck on the air in the middle of August, using a set recycled from the defunct soap opera "The City." Nobody, not even exec producers Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie, thought "The View" had much of a chance of surviving in the 11 a.m. weekday...
  • Barbara Walters On Her Retirement and Big Changes at 'The View'

    Barbara Walters is known for turning her interviews into sob sessions, but as she exits the business she's known all her life, she's determined not to do that. When the legendary broadcaster retires next month at age 84 from ABC's "The View," following...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII': Peter Mayhew to reprise Chewbacca role

    'Star Wars: Episode VII': Peter Mayhew to reprise Chewbacca role
    As Han Solo once said, it's not wise to upset a Wookiee. So it's probably good news for all involved that Peter Mayhew, the 7-foot-3-inch British actor famous for playing the hairy hero Chewbacca, is now set to reprise his role in the highly anticipated...
  • Letters: Mickey Rooney could do it all

    Re "Celebrated child actor of the 1930s and '40s," Obituary, April 7 He could make you laugh and smile, or make you cry. He was adept at singing, dancing, playing the drums, and acting with his dear friends Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor and so...
  • Letters: Scapegoating the Koch brothers

    Re "In campaigns, Democrats target Kochs," April 4 So the mudslinging begins. Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are no more guilty of buying influence or pushing a partisan agenda than are George Soros, big labor, the Hollywood...
  • 'Dr. Phil' Exec Producer Carla Pennington Helps Show Soar

    Carla Pennington never knows when a compelling idea for a show segment might strike. It could come from the salon, where she's listening to the lively chatter, from family members' conversations or from her producers who've approached her with a pitch....