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  • Commentary: Oscars overlooked those who passed

    For what it's worth, the following are my thoughts on what transpired on Oscar night. The common enemy for everything that is included on Oscar night is time. In that inclusion are such items as any and all jokes, whether good or not, all singing and...
  • Ron Howard: What I learned from Andy Griffith

    Ron Howard: What I learned from Andy Griffith
    Early in the second season of "The Andy Griffith Show," I ventured a suggestion for a line change to make it sound more "like the way a kid would say it." I was just 7 years old. But my idea was accepted and I remember standing frozen, thrilled at what...
  • Doug Dillard dies at 75; banjo player, member of the Dillards band

    Doug Dillard dies at 75; banjo player, member of the Dillards band
    Bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs answered a knock at the door of his Nashville home in 1953 to find an eager-looking banjo enthusiast on the porch asking Scruggs to put a set of his special tuner keys on the young man's instrument. "He was so...
  • Hot Property: Who lived there? Bing, Bing, Bing

    Hot Property: Who lived there? Bing, Bing, Bing
    Bing Crosby slept here. And here. And here too. We're talking three former Crosby properties, all for sale. Der Bingle sang of a "White Christmas," but the crooner's heart was in sunny Southern California, where he invested in real estate and built...
  • Lee Rich dies at 93; advertising executive became a top TV producer

    Lee Rich dies at 93; advertising executive became a top TV producer
    He was a former advertising executive who became one of television's top producers, bringing powerhouse shows such as "Dallas," "Knots Landing" and "The Waltons" into American homes in the 1970s and '80s. Lee Rich, co-founder and former president of...
  • George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle

    George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle
    George Lindsey, the Southern-born character actor who played dim hayseed Goober Pyle, the genial gas station auto mechanic on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D.," died early Sunday morning. He was 83. Lindsey, who later was a regular on the...
  • Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies

    Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies
    Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud." But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...
  • 'The Simpsons': Q&A with Matt Groening on reaching 500 episodes

     
    "The Simpsons" aired its 500th episode Sunday, including a cameo from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. A week earlier, L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd sat down with "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening for an interview....
  • Bethlehem's Daniel Roebuck pays tribute to Andy Griffith

     
    When Andy Griffith - the man who gave us Mayberry and Matlock - died last week, it was a sad day for an actor who grew up in Bethlehem. Daniel Roebuck, a 1981 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High school, spent......
  • Andy Griffith's cause of death revealed as Ron Howard remembers his TV father

     
    Griffith was buried just five hours after he passed away, per his own wishes. According to sources, the funeral arrangements had been planned for some time as Griffith aged....
  • This weekend: ‘Andy Griffith Show’ marathon; Barbara Walters studies heaven; Inspector Lewis returns

     
    When asked to explain the appeal of “The Andy Griffith Show,” Griffith quoted the plaque on a statue to the classic CBS sitcom. “A simpler time, a sweeter place. A lesson, a laugh, a father, a son.' That's the best way I can answer that,...
  • Sherman Hemsley: TV Land offers ‘Jeffersons’ marathon

     
    If you want to be “movin' on up” with “The Jeffersons,” TV Land will offer a marathon this weekend to salute the late Sherman Hemsley. The episodes air noon to 4 p.m. ET Saturday. Hemsley played George Jefferson in the sitcom...