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  • Frank Liberman dies at 92; Hollywood publicist represented Bob Hope, other stars

    Frank Liberman dies at 92; Hollywood publicist represented Bob Hope, other stars
    Frank Liberman, a veteran Hollywood publicist who represented stars such as Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and Robert Goulet during his more than 50 years in the business, has died. He was 92. Liberman, who had Parkinson's disease, died of pneumonia Sunday...
  • PASSINGS: John Kenley, Jeanne Brodeur

    PASSINGS: John Kenley, Jeanne Brodeur
    John Kenley Producer ran circuit of theaters John Kenley, 103, a theater producer who ran a legendary summer stock circuit in Ohio that attracted Broadway and Hollywood stars as varied as Ethel Merman and Burt Reynolds, died Oct. 23 at the Cleveland...
  • June Havoc dies at 97; child vaudeville star and sister of Gypsy Rose Lee

    June Havoc dies at 97; child vaudeville star and sister of Gypsy Rose Lee
    June Havoc, an actress and former child vaudeville star whose early life with her sister -- future burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee -- and their ambitious stage mother was portrayed in the hit Broadway musical "Gypsy," has died. She was 97. Havoc died...
  • Dorothy Provine dies at 75; actress in 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' and 'The Roaring Twenties'TV series

    Dorothy Provine dies at 75; actress in 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' and 'The Roaring Twenties'TV series
    Dorothy Provine, who played the singing, high-kicking flapper in the early-1960s TV series "The Roaring Twenties" and appeared in the all-star movie comedy "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," has died. She was 75. Provine, a longtime resident of...
  • My voice lesson teaches more than singing

    Every Wednesday morning for half an hour I take singing lessons at Carol Tingle's cozy studio in Santa Monica. Climbing the stairs, I let go of my to-do list, quiet my monkey brain that swings among the tortured vines of obligations and annoyances and...
  • Not everything comes up roses in Merman biography

    Caryl Flinn's biography of Ethel Merman is as much an admiration of a voice as it is a story of a life. The author is quick to describe the "mesmerizing force" with "its homegrown Astoria accent" filling up auditoriums before amplifiers and microphones...
  • Theater review: 'Peace' at Getty Villa

     
    The comedies of Aristophanes???so sanely rebellious, so tastily profane???are perhaps more tantalizing to us moderns than the ancient Greek tragedies. They are also more theatrically elusive, loaded with topical references that require either heavy...
  • Oscars quiz: Can you spot the only best actress nominee?

     
    Just one of the four roles pictured below earned an acting bid for its star. Which one? Here's the answer. ANSWER: Eleven years after she won in the supporting race for "Cactus Flower," Goldie Hawn was nominated in lead for a featherweight comic role...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Will 'Flight of the Conchords' be grounded? | 'The Sound of Music' soars once more

     
    • "Flight of the Conchords" star Jemaine Clement has said his offbeat HBO comedy series may not continue for a third season because it requires so much work, but a final decision will be made within a month. Clement told Reuters that he needs to discuss...
  • Theater review: 'Dreamgirls' at the Ahmanson Theatre

     
    Powerhouse singing is hardly in short supply in the bluntly entertaining touring production of “Dreamgirls,” Tom Eyen and Henry Krieger’s groundbreaking 1981 musical loosely based on the career of the “Supremes,” which opened Tuesday at the...
  • In stories and little revelations, Sondheim gives a master class in the American musical

     
    American composer Stephen Sondheim, left, converses with Gary Griffin, associate artistic director at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, on stage at the Harris Theater Thursday night. Tailoring Broadway anecdotes for a hometown crowd, Chicago director Gary...
  • Theater review: 'Backwards In High Heels' at International City Theatre

     
    “Backwards in High Heels,” now at the International City Theatre, is an ambitious bio-musical about Ginger Rogers that treats Rogers’ life from her early days on the Orpheum circuit to her Oscar-winning turn in “Kitty Foyle.” The life of Rogers,...