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  • PASSINGS: Lionel Jeffries, Emilio Lavazza

    PASSINGS: Lionel Jeffries, Emilio Lavazza
    Lionel Jeffries British film actor, director Lionel Jeffries, 83, a British actor-director whose 50-year career included portraying Grandpa Potts in the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," died Friday in London after a long illness, the Associated Press...
  • Michelle Triola Marvin dies at 75; her legal fight with ex-lover Lee Marvin added 'palimony' to the language

    Michelle Triola Marvin dies at 75; her legal fight with ex-lover Lee Marvin added 'palimony' to the language
    Michelle Triola Marvin, a former nightclub singer whose claims as the onetime live-in girlfriend of actor Lee Marvin led to a landmark ruling that established the legal concept of palimony, has died. She was 75. Marvin, who had fought lung cancer for the...
  • Michael S. Rosenfeld dies at 75; was founding partner of Creative Artists Agency

    Michael S. Rosenfeld dies at 75; was founding partner of Creative Artists Agency
    Michael S. Rosenfeld, a talent agent and producer who was one of the founding partners of Creative Artists Agency, has died. He was 75. Rosenfeld died Thursday of respiratory failure at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center after a long illness, the agency...
  • U2 guitarist's Malibu house plans create some reverb

    U2 guitarist's Malibu house plans create some reverb
    U2 guitarist David Evans, a.k.a. the Edge, has a dream: to build five contemporary houses on a hill high above Malibu, with expansive views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Malibu Pier, Surfrider Beach and the Pacific Ocean. But accomplishing that...
  • Geffen Playhouse main stage named for founder Gil Cates

     
    The Geffen Playhouse’s Main Stage morphed into the Gil Cates Theater on Monday evening when actress Rita Wilson and board Chairman Frank Mancuso interrupted a benefit performance of “Backstage at the Geffen” for an important announcement: The...
  • Come to a cast party!

     
    By the time Liza Minnelli took the stage at Birdland, just after midnight, the party was in full swing: Michael Feinstein hugged the Broadway legend and a bubbly, upbeat crowd sang happy birthday to her.Parker Posey performed a wild, gyrating......
  • Happy National Penguin Awareness Day!

     
    It's time once again to celebrate everyone's favorite holiday: National Penguin Awareness Day. (All right, so we didn't know this "holiday" existed until today, and we suspect you probably didn't, either. But we love to celebrate, and we love penguins,......
  • A very familiar face returns to 'Mary Poppins'

     
    No matter how much you like the stage version of “Mary Poppins,” the original 1964 Disney movie is never far from mind. Which is why the Ahmanson Theatre audience went crazy Friday night when it was told Richard M. Sherman,......
  • Theater review: 'Mary Poppins' at the Ahmanson Theatre

     
    Mary Poppins wafted into the Ahmanson Theatre on her magic umbrella Sunday evening, and even those who think they’ve outgrown her carpetbag of enchantment will have to admit that her timing is, to use one of her pet phrases, “practically......
  • Roger Maris' strength was not television acting

     
    Loyal reader Steve Viuker proposed the MLB Network get through the long winter partly with a festival of bad baseball movies and bad baseball commercials, such as the one above featuring not-ready-for-prime-time actor Roger Maris. No. 1 on the......
  • Critics wish 'Bye Bye Birdie' was more than just a title

     
    The first Broadway revival of 1961 Tony champ "Bye Bye Birdie" was dismissed by the critics, receiving some of the harshest reviews in recent memory. And while leads John Stamos and Gina Gershon were faulted, reviewers reserved their strongest criticism...
  • Harvey Korman, 1927-2008

     
    This has been a hell of a week for the dearly departed in television, with the deaths of Sydney Pollack (a classic TV director before he was a classic big screen one), and the amazing (and amazingly) prolific Earle......