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  • Young-at-heart 'Golden Girl' Jackie Dunphy keeps on dancing

    Dolores "Jackie" Dunphy, who celebrated her 85th birthday last month, is a dancer by heart. Born Aug. 19, 1926 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dolores lived in Baltimore near Patterson Park with her parents, a sister and a brother. She attended school at St. Patrick's, on Broadway and Bank streets, and Eastern High School, then went to Howard Community College. A Baltimore native who lived her formative years in Charm City, tap dancing became much more important to her than just a a way to spend her retirement years. Dunphy is the driving force behind the Golden Girls entertainment group, which has performed locally for years. She talks about those topics and more in Melba's Top Five.
  • Edie Wasserman dies at 95; Hollywood philanthropist and wife of studio chief

    Edie Wasserman dies at 95; Hollywood philanthropist and wife of studio chief
    Edie Wasserman, who was the widow of Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman and who was known as a tireless benefactor for charitable causes, especially the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. She was 95. Wasserman died Thursday in Beverly Hills of...

    Margaret Whiting dies at 86; pop singer mentored by Johnny Mercer

    Margaret Whiting dies at 86; pop singer mentored by Johnny Mercer
    Margaret Whiting, a pop singer for television, film, cabaret and Broadway whose recordings of such standards as "That Old Black Magic" and "Come Rain or Come Shine" sold millions of copies in the 1940s and '50s, has died. She was 86. Whiting died...

    What 'Boardwalk Empire' really does right: American pop's salad days

     
    I love the golden age of appointment television. I was a lifelong surfer, jumping between cooking shows and "Law and Order" reruns in a vain attempt to avoid being told what probiotic to buy, until our DVR made it possible...

    Dog Blog: A perfect life for Sophie Louise

    Gary and Gail Westmyer had lost their two 18-year-old much-loved cats two years prior to acquiring a new kitten from a rescue group. This cat ended up being the cat from hell — they finally gave him to an aunt who adored him and spoiled him rotten....