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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....
Sun ReporterEubie Blake Feb. 7, 1883 - Feb. 12, 1983 James Hubert "Eubie" Blake was born in Baltimore on Feb. 7, 1883. He was the son of former slaves John Summer Blake and Emily. "I'm proud of my heritage," Blake said. "I want everybody to know that I came from...
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...
Tags: Academy Awards, Judith Light, Jon Hamm, New York City, Rex Reed
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...
Antiques are mysterious in many ways. Some, like an asparagus server, were made to do jobs that are no longer necessary. Some, like the Jenny Lind bed with spiral posts, are named for forgotten celebrities. An antique mechanical bank with a hunter...
With rehearsals being jazzed up with additional make-up, hair and costumes for next week's opening, we asked the director and principal cast members of Aberdeen Community Theatre's production of Chicago: The Musical what most inspired them to get...
Tags: Bob Fosse, Eddie Cantor, John Kander, Dance, Theater
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...
Pop & HissI 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......
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....
June Havoc, an actress and former child vaudeville star whose early life with her sister -- future burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee -- and their ambitious stage mother was portrayed in the hit Broadway musical "Gypsy," has died. She was 97. Havoc died...
Tags: Tony Awards, Family, Music, Julie Harris, Marathon
Times Staff WriterRobert Wright, a Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist whose songwriting collaboration with George "Chet" Forrest included the hit Broadway musicals "Song of Norway," "Kismet" and "Grand Hotel," has died. He was 90. Wright, a three-time Oscar nominee,...
Religion EditorMaxine Schackman grew up with Jewish music always in her home in Brooklyn. When her parents died, she inherited perhaps 75 Jewish records. And she threw them out. "I thought of it as trash," Schackman says ruefully. "I was an American, and I wanted to...
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