| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:01 PM
The church was crammed with the biggest names in Maryland politics, past and present. Governors. Senators. Members of Congress. Mayors and other leaders in city and state government.
But when it came time for shout-outs from the pulpit, the very first...
| Jun 8, 2008
Jim McKay, who in 1947 spoke the first words ever heard on Baltimore television and later became the model for the modern sports anchorman with his marathon effort amid a terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics, died yesterday of natural causes at...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The tweet went as follows:
"Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a (expletive), right?"
The missing word is a bit of verbal sewage sometimes used to disparage women. Begins with "c," rhymes with "hunt." Its...
| Jan 17, 2013
While portraying the white millionaire father on the hit TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," Conrad Bain was often asked whether he enjoyed working alongside such scene-stealing young co-stars as Gary Coleman, who precociously played one of his two adopted...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:20 PM
WASHINGTON — After seven decades plus of a serendipitous and fulfilling if ordinary life, I turned 75 last fall with one major goal unmet: I wanted to have a sandwich named for me.
Truly, I am a man of modest skills and average talent. I shun...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Josh Marcus is single-handedly returning Jewish deli food to its roots. Homemade. Artisanal. Not produced in some commissary and reheated like much of today's deli fare.
He cures his own salmon and his own pastrami in a 14-day process. He makes pickles,...
| Oct 6, 2011
"If you can put a number on it," Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. said his father once told him, "then you know something."
It was a lesson the younger Nielsen — who died Monday at age 92 — never forgot. His lifelong efforts remade his father's once-...
| Feb 12, 2011
Character actress on 'The Waltons,' 'Dukes of Hazzard'
Peggy Rea, 89, a hearty character actress best known for her TV roles on "The Waltons," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Grace Under Fire," died Feb. 5, said the Santa Barbara Cemetery Assn....
| Jun 9, 2011
Leonard Stern, an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director whose career in television spanned "The Honeymooners," "Get Smart" and "McMillan & Wife" and whose additional career in publishing included co-creating the classic Mad Libs word game...
| Oct 6, 2010
When Marlo Thomas was a teenager, she was always crazy about some boy.
"I couldn't wait to go out on dates," says the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning Thomas, who came to fame in 1966 as the struggling actress Ann Marie in the ABC sitcom "That Girl."...
| Nov 6, 2011
In the world of amphibian celebrities, there's no bigger star than Kermit the Frog.
Yet back in January on the set of Disney's upcoming film "The Muppets" — the first big screen outing for Jim Henson's beloved menagerie since 1999's "Muppets in...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Love hurts. That's what dozens of comedians and entertainers who have been "roasted" over the last 50 years by members of the Friars Club have learned. While the "roastees" know that the pointed humor directed at them is meant as......