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  • Mickey Rooney discusses 90 years in showbiz at The Edgerton Center in Fairfield

    Mickey Rooney discusses 90 years in showbiz at The Edgerton Center in Fairfield
    Mickey Rooney is old school. Like, really, really old school. He was discovered in 1922 at 17 months old when he sneezed during his father's vaudeville act at a Chicago Theater. The spotlight traced the sneeze to Rooney, and he responded by blowing on the...
  • On Theater: Koontz to thrill literary crowd

    On Theater: Koontz to thrill literary crowd
    One of the big perks of my job is the occasional opportunity to meet and interview people in the entertainment world that I've long admired. Among those with whom I've chatted are Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, Diane Keaton, Martin Milner and Mike...
  • What exactly is Team StarKid?

    What exactly is Team StarKid?
    The door at the back of a Wilmette movie house cracked open. A young girl poked her head in. She spotted a half dozen or so twentysomethings standing amid the seats of an otherwise empty theater and her eyes grew wide. “Wow! Hey! Team StarKid!&...
  • Tails of courage wag on Hallmark's Hero Dog Awards

    When an earthquake leaves shards of buildings with people trapped in the rubble, or when a blind or deaf person needs to be guided toward safety, dogs come to the rescue. Please, cat fanciers, don't start the usual protest: Dogs are heroes. Not all...
  • 60 Years Of Memories For The Travelers Championship

    60 Years Of Memories For The Travelers Championship
    CROMWELL — The first PGA Tour stop in Connecticut was 60 years ago with the Insurance City Open at Wethersfield Country Club. Now called the Travelers Championship, it has gone through some name and sponsor changes through the years. But for...
  • Lila Lee Wilson Boyle

      Lila Lee Wilson Boyle, age 84, died Monday, July 25, 2011 after a miraculous five year battle with stage IV cancer. Her petite frame was deceiving. Her fighting spirit was as strong as that of any giant. Lila was united in paradise with her Savior...
  • How 'Wizard of Oz' struggled on road to fame

    Nostalgia and navel-gazing dominated the Academy Awards broadcast Sunday, including a spoof featuring Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge and others as a disgruntled focus group attending a "Wizard of Oz" test screening circa 1939. The...
  • Paul Newman: Remembered by Hollywood greats Mickey Rooney, Ernest Borgnine, Patricia Neal and Cliff Roberston

    Paul Newman: Remembered by Hollywood greats Mickey Rooney, Ernest Borgnine, Patricia Neal and Cliff Roberston
  • Stars show moxie, grace on skates in movies

    Roller skating movies seemed like a passing fad of the disco era with the release of such camp classics as "Xanadu," "Roller Boogie" and "Skatetown U.S.A." But that would be skating over the truth -- movies featuring roller skating have a rich heritage...
  • Broadway rocks, conclude The Times' theater and pop critics

    Broadway rocks, conclude The Times' theater and pop critics
    Theater critic Charles McNulty and pop music critic Ann Powers began their conversation about the changing sound of the Broadway musical in the lobby of the Sam S. Shubert Theatre in New York, where they ran into each other at a Sunday matinee of...
  • 'The Andrews Brothers'

    'The Andrews Brothers'
    Never underestimate the power of drag. From pantos to Python, men have donned women's garb for laughs. The impulse seems atavistic. It wouldn't be surprising if archaeologists were to find cave drawings of Neanderthals in peekaboo saber-toothed skins....
  • 'Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood' by Cheeta the Chimp

    'Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood' by Cheeta the Chimp
    Rin Tin Tin and I are into what we call "extreme romping." Once a week, we head for the back country, where we leap crags and ford rivers -- just like in the movies, except there are no bad guys. Last week, before beginning our trip home, he mentioned...