| Apr 4, 2010
Eugene Allen, a White House butler who served presidents from Harry S. Truman through Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 90.
Allen died of renal failure Wednesday at a hospital in Takoma Park, Md., the Washington Post reported.
Allen, who was black,...
| Nov 7, 2010
Its deep-throated engines temporarily squelched, the Thunderbird idles in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe, a few hundred yards offshore from Crystal Bay, Nev.
A rubber dinghy sidles up to the elegant 55-foot speedboat. Terry Clapham, one of the...
| Oct 1, 2010
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood; DiplomatResort.com, 954-602-6000
Golf & Spa, 501 Diplomat Parkway, Hallandale Beach; 954-883-4900
Back story: Originally built in 1958, the 39-story Diplomat was rebuilt in 2002....
| Dec 4, 2010
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....
| Jul 25, 2010
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...
| Jul 30, 2010
Known as one of the most versatile performers of our time, the hilarious Tommy Davidson has made a name as a comedian, actor, singer, and musician. He is perhaps most recognized as an original cast member of hit TV series In Living Color. His...
| Aug 26, 2010
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,...
| Jan 26, 2011
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...
| Jan 16, 2011
In the public eye, they lived a fantasy that mere mortals could only dream of. But between the ellipses of Rat Pack lore existed a carnival of leisure, stress, politics, starlets, heartache and happiness. For decades, some of the only photographic...
| Oct 3, 2011
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My first set of golf clubs was a sawed-off set of my dad's. I remember playing all day for $1.50 -- 36 holes at least - at Edgewood Golf Club in Cromwell, the current site of the Travelers Championship.
If I wasn't playing, a great day would be making...
| May 23, 2011
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...
| May 6, 2011
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...