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100 Years Ago 'Refined' burlesque An ad in the Times: "Gayety Theatre — A Big Event in Local Theatricals — An announcement will soon be made of the coming to Baltimore of one stellar aggregation of stars, that will surprise even the...
It was an emotional, nostalgic moment at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year when Dick Van Dyke gave Mary Tyler Moore the guild's 48th Life Achievement Award. The two veterans, who had come to TV fame playing Rob and Laura Petrie on the landmark...
VarietySidney Reznick, a comedy writer who began in radio in the early 1940s with "The Jimmy Durante Show," worked in the golden era of television and remained in the business long enough to pen three episodes of "The Love Boat," died in Los Angeles on July 24....
VarietyGisella Orkin, a dancer who appeared in the original Broadway productions of "Kiss Me Kate," "Carousel," "Follow the Girls," "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'!" and "Paint Your Wagon," died in New York City of natural causes on Aug. 10. She was 83. Cole Porter...
Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in “Marty” in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95. His longtime spokesman, Harry...
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Liz Smith"LOOK, I'm an intelligent guy. I've got a 165, 170 IQ." "Well, only if you calculate it by Euros." So goes an exchange between Woody Allen, as a retired stage director, and his wife, Judy Davis, in Woody's latest, "To Rome With Love." (Ms. Davis is...
Doe Avedon Siegel Model and stage, film, TV actress Doe Avedon Siegel, 86, a model, actress and young muse for photographer Richard Avedon, died of pneumonia Sunday at Encino Hospital Medical Center, said her daughter-in-law Annette Siegel. Born...
Tags: Celebrities, Heart Attack, Don Siegel, Richard Avedon, Pneumonia
24 FramesThe American Cinematheque is ringing in the New Year with some wild and crazy comedy classics...
Aaron Ruben, a comedy writer, producer and director whose five-decade career included producing "The Andy Griffith Show" for the first five seasons and creating the spinoff series "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," has died. He was 95. Ruben, who devoted much of...
Bill Monroe Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home. Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...
Leonard Stern, an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director whose career in television spanned "The Honeymooners," "Get Smart" and "McMillan & Wife" and whose additional career in publishing included co-creating the classic Mad Libs word game...
Show TrackerIn Sunday's Calendar I write about the great, undersung early-'60s sitcom "Car 54, Where Are You?," whose first season has just been released, by Shanachie Entertainment, for the first time on DVD. Set and filmed in the Bronx, both on......
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