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Sammy Davis Jr.

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  • Paul Coates, Nov. 2, 1960

     
    Nov. 2, 1960: Paul Coates has a terrific story on one of two young men who dressed as Nazis and picketed the Huntington Hartford Theater, where Sammy Davis Jr. was to perform, over Davis’ upcoming marriage to May Britt....
  • Former Mirror Writer Beaten to Death – Update

     
    Roby Heard, 1921 - 1960 This is something I wrote in 2002 at the request of Det. Rick Jackson of the LAPD’s cold case unit. Jackson said that the “murder book” for 1960 was missing and that the department had......
  • Jim Carrey electrifies ‘Saturday Night Live’

     
    Jim Carrey and "Saturday Night Live" had a huge challenge last night: helping the country laugh after the terrible news from Tucson. But Carrey and the NBC show performed a public service by delivering laugh-out-loud humor....
  • Can ‘Jhonny Vegas’ make Venezuelan prez Hugo Chavez a golf fan?

     
    It would be interesting to hear Hugo Chavez’s thoughts on golf this morning. The strongman Venezuelan president isn’t a fan of the sport, stepping up his disdaining rhetoric in recent months by calling golf a “bourgeois” sport and sug...
  • 'The Nat King Cole TV Show' coming to iTunes on Feb. 15

     
    Nat King Cole fans have a Valentine's week treat in store this year: His estate will begin posting episodes of his groundbreaking 1950s series “The Nat King Cole TV Show” for digital downloading on iTunes. For a too-brief period in......
  • PGA Tour Pick-4: Northern Trust Open

     
    Hooray for Hollywood! At the height of moviemaking's golden age, Riviera Country Club was known as the club that attracted the industry's top stars. Douglas Fairbanks, in fact, put up $1,000 of the $10,000 purse at the inaugural Los Angeles Open back in...
  • Headliners, lineup announced for Riverjazz festival, June 22-26 at SteelStacks

     
    A multi-generational lineup of musicians who came together to explore the legacy of Miles Davis’ 1970 masterpiece “Bitches Brew” and one of the most commercially successful jazz fusion acts of all time will headline Riverjazz, a five-day...
  • 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...
  • CBS News gets 'Person'-al again

    In the 1950s, CBS News legend Edward R. Murrow visited prominent people without him leaving his studio or them leaving their homes, thanks to a huge monitor. The network gives its classic interview series "Person to Person" an update starting Wednesday,...
  • Liza Minnelli performs, and is given an Arts Legacy Award, at the Stamford Center for the Arts

    Liza Minnelli performs, and is given an Arts Legacy Award, at the Stamford Center for the Arts
    The first thing you notice in a phone interview with Liza Minnelli is how much she sounds like Liza Minnelli. A living legend since her teen years, Liza is often parodied — the grin, the squeals, the flowing gowns and grandiose arm gestures. Just...
  • 'Mad Men' recalls 1960s best and worst

    As you news media consumers know, an earth-shaking event took place last week; big enough to blow the presidential campaign, the pope's travels, the Supreme Court and health care, and even Kate Middleton's latest frock off the magazine covers. Yes, it...
  • Fantasy

    Fantasy
    So, what exactly is a dude doing in a topless revue? Getting a lot of laughs. Sean E. Cooper is the resident funnyman and impressionist in “Fantasy” and one of Las Vegas’ best-kept secrets. Cooper’s impressions of Tina Turner,...