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  • Leslie Nielsen dies at 84; serious actor became a comic star

    Leslie Nielsen dies at 84; serious actor became a comic star
    Leslie Nielsen, a serious actor who became a comic star with his career-changing roles in "Airplane!" and the "Naked Gun" comedies, died Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84. Nielson died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home,...
  • PASSINGS: Frank Potenza, John Howard Davies, Jack Layton

    Frank Potenza Jimmy Kimmel's uncle and comic foil Frank Potenza, 77, a former New York City police officer who turned to comedy as "Uncle Frank" on his nephew Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show, died Tuesday. In a statement, ABC's"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"...
  • John D. Lowry dies at 79; innovative film-restoration executive

    John D. Lowry dies at 79; innovative film-restoration executive
    John D. Lowry, an entertainment technology innovator who founded Lowry Digital Images, the renowned movie restoration company in Burbank that worked its magic by returning film classics such as "Casablanca" and "Star Wars" to their pristine state for...
  • What Chicago can learn from Toranto's Luminato

     
    “1001 Nights,” by the British theater director Tim Supple, was commissioned by Toronto’s Luminato Festival and was supposed to open on Navy Pier in Chicago June 25. TORONTO — Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that...
  • Maury Chaykin dies at 61; Canadian actor played studio exec on 'Entourage'

    Maury Chaykin dies at 61; Canadian actor played studio exec on 'Entourage'
    Canadian actor Maury Chaykin, who was perhaps best known in the United States for his startling cameo in "Dances With Wolves" and who more recently spoofed movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on HBO's " Entourage," died on Tuesday, his 61st birthday. Chaykin...
  • Billie Mae Richards dies at 88; Canadian actress best known as voice of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Billie Mae Richards dies at 88; Canadian actress best known as voice of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Billie Mae Richards, a Canadian actress best known for voicing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the enduring animated 1964 television special, has died. She was 88. Richards, who had suffered strokes, died Friday at her home in Burlington, Canada,...
  • Chubby kitty needs a diet plan

    Chubby kitty needs a diet plan
    ORLANDO, FLA. -- These reader questions were answered by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference here Jan.14-18. Q: We adopted a kitten from a shelter, and at only 7 months she already weighs 14 pounds. We feed her a half a can of...
  • John Aylesworth dies at 81; co-creator of TV's 'Hee Haw'

    John Aylesworth dies at 81; co-creator of TV's 'Hee Haw'
    John Aylesworth, a TV writer and producer who co-created the long-running comedy-variety show "Hee Haw," has died. He was 81. Aylesworth died Wednesday of complications of pneumonia at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, said his wife, Anita...
  • Michael Sarrazin dies at 70; Canadian actor in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"

    Michael Sarrazin dies at 70; Canadian actor in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
    Michael Sarrazin, a tall, dark-eyed Canadian actor who starred opposite Jane Fonda in Sydney Pollack's 1969 film "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", died of cancer Sunday at a Montreal hospital, said his agent, Michael Oscars. He was 70. ------------------...
  • Willard S. Boyle dies at 86; a father of the digital camera

    Willard S. Boyle dies at 86; a father of the digital camera
    Willard S. Boyle, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of the revolutionary imaging device that is at the heart of digital cameras of all descriptions, died May 7 at a hospital in his home town of Wallace, Canada. He was 86 and had...
  • Track-by-track: Beck, Nigel Godrich, Emily Haines, Bryan Lee O'Malley & Edgar Wright dissect the 'Scott Pilgrim' music

     
    Fifteen pages into the first volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley's six-part Scott Pilgrim series, the characters break into song -- or at least they rock out as much as one can in a black-and-white graphic novel. Electric bolts shoot from......
  • 2010 Stratford Festival: Much ado in Ontario, including Christopher Plummer in 'Tempest'

     
    GETTING THERE: Stratford, Ontario, is about a seven-hour drive from Chicago, crossing the border at Sarnia, Ontario. Aside from Toronto's Pearson International Airport (80 minutes away), United Airlines has added two non-stop flights a day between Chicago...