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  • Appreciation: Peter Falk's Columbo rivaled best Brit detectives

    Appreciation: Peter Falk's Columbo rivaled best Brit detectives
    Peter Falk had a fine career on the stage and in feature films. His crazed comic performance in "The In-Laws" alone would guarantee a major appreciation from film critics and scholars. But it is his network television work in the 1970s as a modest, sly,...
  • PASSINGS: John Finnegan, Nan Merriman, Sidney Reznick

    PASSINGS: John Finnegan, Nan Merriman, Sidney Reznick
    John Finnegan Character actor appeared regularly on 'Columbo' John Finnegan, 85, a character actor who portrayed a scout in the 1984 baseball film "The Natural" and regularly appeared on television's "Columbo," died Sunday at his Palm Desert home from...
  • Film review: Richard Gere plays one of the 1% in 'Arbitrage'

    Film review: Richard Gere plays one of the 1% in 'Arbitrage'
    “Arbitrage” is not about Jack Abramoff, or Bernie Madoff or even Mitt Romney. But resemblances between any one of them and the film's protagonist, Robert Miller (Richard Gere), are hardly coincidental. Miller is a stand-in for a whole class of...
  • '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...
  • Scott Wannberg dies at 58; poet and Dutton's book buyer

    Scott Wannberg dies at 58; poet and Dutton's book buyer
    Scott Wannberg, a gentle behemoth of the Los Angeles poetry scene and a mainstay of the old Dutton's bookstore in Brentwood, where for nearly 25 years he molded the reading habits of a wide assortment of customers and petted every dog that crossed the...
  • Ben Gazzara dies at 81; veteran actor of stage and screen

    Ben Gazzara dies at 81; veteran actor of stage and screen
    A New York native of Sicilian heritage, Ben Gazzara was a strongly masculine, subtly menacing screen presence with a gravelly voice that one writer described as "saloon-cured" and another said could strip paint at 50 paces. The veteran actor, who died...
  • PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras

    PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras
    GIORGIO BALDI Santa Monica trattoria owner Giorgio Baldi, 66, whose Santa Monica trattoria was a favorite among celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Rihanna, died Monday while on vacation in Mexico, his family said. The cause of death was...
  • Clive Donner dies at 84; part of the British new wave of directors in the 1960s

    Clive Donner dies at 84; part of the British new wave of directors in the 1960s
    Clive Donner, who was part of the British new wave of directors in the 1960s with films such as "What's New Pussycat?" and "Nothing But the Best," has died. He was 84. Donner, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Tuesday in London, according to British news...
  • 'Columbo' Star Peter Falk Dead at 83

    'Columbo' Star Peter Falk Dead at 83
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Legendary "Columbo" star Peter Falk has died at the age of 83. Falk "died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home in the evening of June 23, 2011," a rep tells KTLA. The actor had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease,...
  • Peter Falk dies at 83; actor found acclaim as 'Columbo'

    Peter Falk dies at 83; actor found acclaim as 'Columbo'
    Peter Falk, the gravel-voiced actor who became an enduring television icon portraying Lt. Columbo, the rumpled raincoat-wearing Los Angeles police homicide detective who always had "just one more thing" to ask a suspect, died Thursday. He was 83. Falk,...
  • Remembering Harry Morgan, Peter Falk, James Arness …

     
    When it comes to retrospectives on film industry luminaries lost in a year, Turner Classic Movies usually delivers. The cable channel has come through again. Take a look at the montage for 2011:...
  • On Location: Inclusion Films opens doors in Hollywood

     
    Joey Travolta's Inclusion Films opens doors for special needs students in Hollywood....