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  • George Platt, theatrical producer

    George Platt, theatrical producer
    George Platt, a former New York theatrical producer who became a promotions director for a garden supply firm, died of renal failure Oct. 6 at Envoy Rehabilitation and Nursing in Pikesville. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills. Born in Baltimore, he...
  • Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'

     Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'
    Funnyman Richard Lewis didn't become a comic because he wanted to be a celebrity or even because he wanted to make people laugh. "I went into this for psychological reasons," said Lewis, who was nicknamed the Prince of Pain for his self-deprecating...
  • Emmys: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' repeat

    Emmys: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' repeat
    At the Emmys, Matthew McConaughey was the night's best sport, but he went home a loser. It was a big night for repeat winners in major categories, notably "Breaking Bad," "Modern Family" and Bryan Cranston. But one of the biggest winners was unexpected:...
  • Emmys: Jimmy Kimmel, Jim Parsons stand out

    Emmys: Jimmy Kimmel, Jim Parsons stand out
    The Emmys felt like a repeat, because voters kept honoring old favorites this year. Among series, "Modern Family," "Breaking Bad" and "The Colbert Report" were back as winners. Some surprises jazzed up the event, but most came in the movie-miniseries...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: "Our America With Lisa Ling" on OWN

    Thursday's TV Highlights: "Our America With Lisa Ling" on OWN
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 27 - Aug. 2, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Quest This ambitious new...
  • No One Played Offstage at Comfort-Centric TCA Awards

    In 2001, a frail Sid Caesar walked with assistance to the stage to accept his Television Critics Assn. Career Achievement Award, looking out at a ballroom filled with critics and Hollywood bizzers from Aaron Sorkin to Bryan Cranston. The crowd grew a...
  • 'Sid Made Us Laugh': Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal Remember Sid Caesar at Paley Center

    Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and Eddy Friedfeld took to the Paley Center Wednesday to salute the late, great Sid Caesar in a panel discussion full of love and laughs following the comedian's passing in February. "It's the dream of a lifetime to...
  • Mel Brooks Recalls His First Mention in Variety in 1952

    Even the "2000 Year Old Man" had to start somewhere. Back in 1952, 26 year-old Mel Brooks was just another struggling comedy writer, penning sketches for a revue -- albeit one backed by names like Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante and Eddie Cantor. "Curtain...
  • Comedy writer-actor Carl Reiner's life of laughter

     Comedy writer-actor Carl Reiner's life of laughter
    Carl Reiner wakes up each morning with the same thought — it's time to start writing. It's still the top priority for the Emmy Award-winning funny man who created the landmark CBS sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show," wrote and directed such comedy...
  • Why Theater and the Tonys Still Matter

    People in showbiz love to hand out awards, and love even more to mock them. Of all the biggies (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony), the Antoinette Perry Awards receive the most ribbing, with people rolling their eyes that the contenders are unknown to the...
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
  • L.A. Jewish Film Festival to honor Reiner, hail Caesar

    L.A. Jewish Film Festival to honor Reiner, hail Caesar
    The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, which opens Thursday and runs for a week, is a labor of love for its director, Hilary Helstein, a filmmaker who directed the 2009 documentary "As Seen Through These Eyes."  "There's so much that goes into putting on...