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  • Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson: An extraordinary partnership

    Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson: An extraordinary partnership
    Eli Wallach, who died Tuesday at the age of 98, and his wife Anne Jackson, 86, had stellar solo acting careers, but their projects together had a special magic. Married 66 years and the parents of three children, Wallach and Jackson were able to...
  • 'Acidy' Cassidy, that woman from Chicago

     'Acidy' Cassidy, that woman from Chicago
    This article was excerpted and adapted from Chris Jones' new book. "Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago Tribune  Critics" (University of Chicago Press, 2013) is a collection of reviews of theater productions from "Rip...
  • Robert M. Fresco, Documentarian and Horror Pic Writer, Dies at 83

    Robert M. Fresco, a writer of horror films who went on to win a 1969 Oscar for his documentary short "Czechoslovakia 1968," died in Manhattan of cancer on Feb. 14. He was 83. The docu short, produced, written and directed by Fresco and Denis Sanders,...
  • Deborah Raffin dies at 59; actress was also a force in audio books

    Deborah Raffin dies at 59; actress was also a force in audio books
    Deborah Raffin, a film actress, veteran of television miniseries and entrepreneur whose company, Dove Books-on-Tape, became a major force in the audio book industry, died Wednesday of leukemia at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 59. She...
  • Black History Month 2013 TV schedule

     
    Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
  • Betty and Coretta premieres Feb. 2 on Lifetime

     
    Angela Bassett is Hollywood’s go-to actress for critically heralded performances as women with steely backbones and tender hearts — most notably American history-makers Rosa Parks, Tina Turner and Dr. Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X. But...
  • Elvis lives! Don Coscarelli on ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’ re-release, sequel

     
    The king of rock ‘n' roll is back to take care of some unfinished business. “Bubba Ho-Tep,” Don Coscarelli's quirky ......
  • When New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre Honored Julie Harris

    I attended a gala at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven in 1995 honoring Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee and Julie Harris. Ms. Harris died Saturday at her home in West Chatham, Mass. on Cape Cod. I wrote:     "Perhaps the most moving moment of the one-hour...
  • Diahann Carroll honing stage chops anew for Broadway 'Raisin'

    Diahann Carroll honing stage chops anew for Broadway 'Raisin'
    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. Diahann Carroll is no theatrical Rip Van Winkle, although one might think that was the case, going by early reports of her recently announced return to Broadway next spring opposite Denzel...
  • Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits

    Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits
    Among Julie Harris' Connecticut performances and connections: In 1948, Harris performed in "Sundown Beach" at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Elia Kazan. With Kim Hunter, Steven Hill, Martin Balsam, Joan Copeland, Nehemiah Persoff. An Actors...
  • Put down the lemonade, it's time for serious Chicago theater

    Put down the lemonade, it's time for serious Chicago theater
    Here in the dog days of August — actually, they are pretty nice this year — people are supposed to be too busy chillin' to go to the theater. Traditionally, the fall theater season in Chicago does not really fire up until late September or...
  • Phylicia Rashad: How She Followed the 'Sun'

    Phylicia Rashad: How She Followed the 'Sun'
    You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad. She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...