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Susan King

Writer

Susan King is a former entertainment writer at the Los Angeles Times who specialized in Classic Hollywood stories. She also wrote about independent, foreign and studio movies and occasionally TV and theater stories. Born in East Orange, N.J., she received her master's degree in film history and criticism at USC. She worked for 10 years at the L.A. Herald Examiner and came to work at The Times in January 1990. She left in 2016. 

Recent Articles

  • Womanizing -- on screen and off

    The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language describes a Casanova as a "man who is amorously and gallantly attentive to women" and as a "promiscuous man; a philanderer." Both definitions are based on the overheated life of Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt, an Italian adventurer...

  • A mountain of praise for 'Brokeback'

    Film is the early leader in awards and nominations

  • 'She Made It' celebrates 50 female pioneers of TV, radio

    HOLLYWOOD -- "She Made It: Women Creating Television and Radio," an ambitious three-year initiative of the Museum of Television & Radio, officially launches Thursday with the announcement of the 2005 honorees -- 50 women who were pioneers in broadcasting fields. Among them are Marlo Thomas (who...

  • 'She Made It' honors women's TV, radio work

    She Made It: Women Creating Television and Radio, an ambitious three-year initiative of the Museum of Television & Radio, officially launches Thursday with the announcement of the 2005 honorees - 50 women who were pioneers in broadcasting fields. Among them are Marlo Thomas (co-chairwoman of the...

  • He focused on acting just in time

    Spotlight: Jason Schwartzman

  • A 'Desperate Housewives' part almost eluded Bart

    What began as a guest-starring role as Bree's pharmacist George Williams for three episodes on ABC's top-rated series, Desperate Housewives, has turned into a regular gig for actor Roger Bart. "All I can say is that I'm still here," muses Bart, who adds new meaning to the word "creepy" as the Cheshire...

  • Series spotlights classics

    Though it's a relative quiet week for new releases - Crash and the first season of Lost are the big news - there are so many vintage films coming out on DVD that the cineaste may go blurry-eyed with the treasure trove of horror classics, film noirs, dramas, comedies and even animated films to savor....

  • 'Blues Brothers' are back

    Every Tuesday heralds the arrival of special or collector's DVD editions of movies, and this week is no exception with four anniversary editions of vintage films. The Blues Brothers - 25th Anniversary Edition (Universal, $23) includes the original theatrical and extended versions of the musical...

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