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  • Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way

    Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way
    Dean Martin didn't have any interest in doing a weekly musical-variety series when NBC approached him in 1965. "In those days you were either a movie star or a TV star," said his daughter Deana Martin, who is also a singer. "He came home one night and...
  • 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' revives Cahn and Van Heusen tunes

    'Robin and the 7 Hoods' revives Cahn and Van Heusen tunes
    Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony? A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. B) George and Ira Gershwin. C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick...
  • PASSINGS: Kaye Stevens

    PASSINGS: Kaye Stevens
    Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, 79, who performed with the Rat Pack and frequently appeared on Johnny Carson's late-night talk show, died Wednesday at Villages Hospital north of Orlando, Fla. She had breast cancer and blood clots, said her friend Gerry...
  • Damien Bona dies at 56; co-wrote 'Inside Oscar' on Academy Awards

    Damien Bona dies at 56; co-wrote 'Inside Oscar' on Academy Awards
    Damien Bona earned a law degree from New York University in 1980 but spent only two years practicing law. As he told the Los Angeles Times in 1986, "I had to choose between a job and an obsession. I chose the obsession." Bona's obsession was the Academy...
  • George David Weiss dies at 89; songwriter co-wrote 'What a Wonderful World,' 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'

    George David Weiss dies at 89; songwriter co-wrote 'What a Wonderful World,' 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'
    George David Weiss, a prolific songwriter who co-wrote "Can't Help Falling in Love," "What a Wonderful World," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and many other pop hits, has died. He was 89. Weiss, a former longtime president of the Songwriters Guild of America,...
  • Marian Mercer dies at 75; actress known for comedic flair

    Marian Mercer dies at 75; actress known for comedic flair
    Marian Mercer, a Tony-winning actress with a gift for comedy who was best known during a five-decade career for her television and stage work, which included a long-running performance in the 1969 Broadway hit "Promises, Promises," died April 27 in...
  • Hillard Elkins dies at 81; talent manager and producer

    Hillard Elkins dies at 81; talent manager and producer
    Hillard "Hilly" Elkins, a talent manager and producer who brought the nude musical "Oh! Calcutta!" to Broadway and the 1960s counterculture tale "Alice's Restaurant" to the screen, died of a heart attack Wednesday at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles....
  • PASSINGS: Bernd Eichinger, Bruce Gordon, Frank Lieberman, Stanley Frazen, Alan Sloane

    PASSINGS: Bernd Eichinger, Bruce Gordon, Frank Lieberman, Stanley Frazen, Alan Sloane
    Bernd Eichinger Film producer and screenwriter Bernd Eichinger, 61, a successful German film producer and screenwriter whose credits include the Oscar-nominated "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex," died Monday night in Los Angeles after...
  • Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager

    Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager
    Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell, the former manager of the Drifters who won a longtime legal battle to stop promoters from infringing on the classic rhythm-and-blues vocal group's trademark name, has died. She was 84. Treadwell, one of the first female...
  • Edna Aliewine dies at 90; Watts community activist founded Christmas parade

    Edna Aliewine dies at 90; Watts community activist founded Christmas parade
    Edna Aliewine, a small woman who left a large imprint on South Los Angeles as founder of the Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade and co-creator of the Watts walk of fame, died at her home Tuesday. She was 90 and had lymphoma, her family said. The longtime...
  • CBS plans new version of Edward R. Murrow's 'Person to Person'

     
    "Person to Person," the iconic interview show hosted and created by legendary newsman Edward R. Murrow, will be revived by CBS News next year....
  • 'Gump,' 'Bambi' among 2011 National Film Registry selections

     
    he 1994 Oscar-winning best film, “Forrest Gump,” Walt Disney’s 1942 classic animated family film, “Bambi,” Charlie Chaplin’s first feature-length comedy “The Kid” and a 1912 silent comedy “A Cure for...