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  • Networks plan Elizabeth Taylor tributes

    Networks plan Elizabeth Taylor tributes
    Several TV networks are paying tribute to the wonderful film icon Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at the age of 79. The actress starred in 55 movies and 16 TV productions in her long career. She was nominated for five Oscars and won twice, for...
  • Nonfiction

    Nonfiction
    The Age of Movies The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael Edited by Sanford Schwartz Library of America, $40 Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best. Alice James A...
  • South Floridians remember where they were when Pearl Harbor was attacked

    We asked Sun Sentinel readers to recall where they were that fateful Sunday, 70 years ago. These are some of the responses: On a sunny Sunday, six young men, including myself, all of us 19 to 21 years old, had chipped in 5 cents each to buy gas for a...
  • A long prison term — and a stern warning

    A long prison term — and a stern warning
    In sentencing the second consecutive Illinois governor to prison on political corruption charges on Wednesday, federal Judge James Zagel prodded the people of this corrupt state to reclaim their birthright. He spoke of public trust and public cynicism,...
  • First Folio invites you into the life of Katharine Hepburn

    It's got all the dramaturgical creakiness and unabashed name-dropping one associates with famous-person-ruminating-onstage vehicles. But darned if Melissa Carlson's game-and-gamine turn for First Folio Theatre as Katharine Hepburn in Matthew Lombardo's...
  • My Interview With Ernest Borgnine, Recalling Career, His Connecticut Roots

    My Interview With Ernest Borgnine, Recalling Career, His Connecticut Roots
    Ernest Borginine died Sunday at the age of 95. Here is my interview with the Hamden-born, Connecticut-raised actor in 2010.   By FRANK RIZZO Ernest Borgnine, who turns 94 in January, is having the time of his life. With a new film out this month...
  • 'Traitor': Cheadle anchors twisty tale

    'Traitor': Cheadle anchors twisty tale
    " Traitor" asks a question that can only be answered by that cruel mistress, the marketplace: How much moral ambiguity and narrative intricacy will an audience handle in the realm of a terrorism-themed contemporary thriller? Enough, I hope, to respond...
  • Champagne? A big red? The most romantic choice remains the one both of you love

    As Spencer Tracy memorably quipped in the 1949 movie "Adam's Rib," there may be little difference between men and women but "vive la difference" all the same. I'd add that this philosophy applies particularly in terms of wine choice. With Valentine's Day...
  • The Grill on the Alley: A chophouse champ

    The Grill on the Alley: A chophouse champ
    As my friends and I walk toward the entrance of the Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills — yes, it really is off an alley — two couples push open the door, still deep in conversation. They're chatting about the grandchildren, about the last...
  • Joe Hyams dies at 85; former Hollywood columnist, bestselling author

    Joe Hyams dies at 85; former Hollywood columnist, bestselling author
    Joe Hyams, a former Hollywood columnist and bestselling author of books ranging from biographies of Humphrey Bogart and James Dean to a popular tome on Eastern philosophy, has died. He was 85. Hyams, a longtime Los Angeles resident who moved to Penrose,...
  • Jimmy Boyd dies at 70; singer of 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'

    Jimmy Boyd dies at 70; singer of 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'
    Jimmy Boyd, a singer best known for recording the Christmas novelty hit “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” in 1952 when he was 13, died Saturday. He was 70. Boyd, who also was a child actor, died of cancer at a Santa Monica convalescent...
  • Coy Watson Jr. dies at 96; one of nine silent-era sibling actors

    Coy Watson Jr. dies at 96; one of nine silent-era sibling actors
    Coy Watson Jr., who was the eldest in a family of nine child actors and whose book "The Keystone Kid," recounted a silent-film career that began in 1913, has died. He was 96. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Coy Watson Jr. obituary: The obituary...