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W.C. Fields

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  • Costco coming to Lehigh Valley means hardships for husbands

     Costco coming to Lehigh Valley means hardships for husbands
    The last thing the region west of Allentown needs is another warehouse, so it was distressing to hear there was one proposed in Lower Macungie Township near the intersection of Krocks Road and the Route 222 Bypass. Happily, it turns out this will not...
  • Water water everywhere

    Water water everywhere
    The comedian Lewis Black does a comedy bit on water that should resonate with every baby boomer. When we were kids, water was available everywhere and we drank it. We drank it from garden hoses, from fountains, from outside spigots and, in some cases,...
  • Robert L. Citron dies at 87; central figure in O.C. bankruptcy

    Robert L. Citron dies at 87; central figure in O.C. bankruptcy
    Robert L. Citron, the Orange County treasurer whose bad bets on exotic Wall Street investments resulted in what at the time was the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, died Wednesday. He was 87. Citron died at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange...
  • Water Water Everywhere

    Water Water Everywhere
    The comedian Louis Black does a comedy bit on water that should resonate with every Baby Boomer. When we were kids, water was available everywhere and we drank it. We drank it from garden hoses, from fountains, from outside spigots and, in some cases,...
  • Edith Fellows dies at 88; child actress

    Edith Fellows dies at 88; child actress
    Child actress Edith Fellows had made about 30 films by the age of 13 when she starred in a heart-wrenching, high-profile 1936 custody case, which was driven, she later said, by "my money — past, present and future." Abandoned as an infant by her...
  • Grace Bradley Boyd dies at 97; actress, widow of William 'Hopalong Cassidy' Boyd

    Grace Bradley Boyd dies at 97; actress, widow of William 'Hopalong Cassidy' Boyd
    Grace Bradley Boyd, an actress who came to Hollywood as a Paramount contract player in the early 1930s but abandoned her career after marrying the love of her life, William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, has died. She was 97. Boyd, the keeper of the "Hoppy"...
  • Merry Prankster

     
    Joking around with George Clooney—no, seriously—as his A-list friends tell tales on his wicked sense of humor...
  • Character Witness

     
    Biographers take you inside the art and science of their craft—and it's not as tame as you may think...
  • Multiplex manners: How rude are patrons at your movie theater?

     
    How do you feel about texting, talking and eating takout at the movie theater? Matt Singer at IFC News is asking people to sign a petition designed to improve the moviegoing experience....
  • PGA Tour Pick-4: Northern Trust Open

     
    Hooray for Hollywood! At the height of moviemaking's golden age, Riviera Country Club was known as the club that attracted the industry's top stars. Douglas Fairbanks, in fact, put up $1,000 of the $10,000 purse at the inaugural Los Angeles Open back in...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, March 16, 1941

     
    March 16, 1941: In one of the famous tragedies of Hollywood lore, Christopher Quinn, the son of Anthony and Katherine De Mille Quinn, drowns in a fish pond on the estate of W.C. Fields, 2015 De Mille Drive. Lee Shippey......
  • Theater review: 'Curse of the Starving Class' at Open Fist Theatre Company

     
    Leave it to Sam Shepard to flout W.C. Fields’ advice — “Never work with children or animals” — by brazenly casting a live lamb in “Curse of the Starving Class,” his desolate, bilious, hilarious and heavily...