March 17, 1988 |
Film family matriarch Olive Carey, an actress in her own right whose credits spanned more than half a century and included many roles opposite her cowboy-star husband, the late Harry Carey, died Sunday after a short illness at her lemon ranch in Carpinteria. She was 92. A popular leading lady in silent films, she made a successful transition to the talkies, and was best known for two movies she made with John Wayne in the late 1950s--"The Searchers," in which her son, Harry Jr.
April 30, 1991 |
Ken Curtis, who as a boy helped out in his father's jail in Colorado and as a character named Festus Haggen performed similar work for Marshal Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," is dead. Film producer A. C. Lyles said Monday his friend was 74 when he was found dead by his wife when she awoke in their Fresno-area home Sunday morning. The onetime big band vocalist had been in apparent good health, Lyles said, attending a rodeo in nearby Clovis on Saturday. The cause of death has not been determined.
April 2, 1986 |
James Cagney was eulogized Tuesday in the simple church where he had been confirmed and served as an altar boy. With about 250 people--many of them in work clothes and few of them celebrities--looking on, Cagney was carried by pallbearers more diverse than the characters the late actor had portrayed in his 64 films. Among them were dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, actor Ralph Bellamy, boxer Floyd Patterson, producer A. C.
August 20, 1992 |
Golden State Minority Foundation's "Salute to Minority Education" gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire has raised more than $150,000 to date. Honoree Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb, president emeritus of Cal State Fullerton, delivered the keynote address. KCBS-TV weatherman Steve Rambo was emcee at the June 2 benefit. Proceeds will provide scholarships for students and grants to educational programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1994
Couched as it was with reminders of the earthquake, the wildfires and the sagging economy, our question to readers was simple: Why do you stay in the San Fernando Valley? In dozens of poems, essays and even a limerick, written on manual typewriters, computers or scrawled on note cards, you responded, defiantly defending your neighborhood, your strip mall, your Valley. For some, it is the memories that keep you here: of orange groves, farmlands or the deer that once roamed the Valley floor.
April 1, 1986 |
Hundreds of fans gave film legend James Cagney one last round of applause today in an East Side neighborhood where "America's Yankee Doodle Dandy" was eulogized as "a natural born song-and-dance man." Admirers stood and clapped outside Cagney's private funeral at St. Francis de Sales Church on 96th Street. The area was Cagney's old neighborhood, where he picked up the snappy street talk that made him one of Hollywood's feistiest gangster characters.
September 30, 2013 |
NBC and CNN have both pulled the plug on projects about potential presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. In July, NBC announced with fanfare that it was developing a four-hour minseries about Clinton and had tapped Diane Lane to portray the former first lady and former secretary of State. The project was blasted by the Republican National Committee and others who feared that Clinton would be given softball treatment. They worried the minseries would be little more than a campaign commercial for an expected run by Clinton for the White House in 2016.
September 30, 2013 |
Advertising spending in the U.S. and Canada is expected to grow 4% next year, according to newly released forecast by ad giant ZenithOptimedia. This year, spending is expected to inch up 3.4% in North America, slowing a bit after last year's infusion of spending to capitalize on viewer interest in the London Olympics, ZenithOptimedia said in its Advertising Expenditures Forecast, released Monday. "Consumer confidence, retail sales, job numbers and house construction are all trending encouragingly upwards," ZenithOptimedia's report found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2007 |
Robert J. "Bob" Mauch, a teenage actor in the 1930s who with his brother, William, was known as one of the Mauch Twins, has died. He was 86. Mauch, who left acting for a second career as a film editor, died Oct. 15 at London House convalescent hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif., of complications from a heart condition, said his wife, Georgia. He was best known for his role as the prince in "The Prince and the Pauper," a 1937 film that also featured his identical twin, who played the pauper.
March 31, 2012 |
Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. Chairman Sumner Redstone was etched in entertainment history Friday when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The aging mogul's family members and some of Hollywood's most powerful executives were on hand to witness the tribute on Hollywood Boulevard, just outside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where the first Oscar ceremony was held. Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman compared Redstone to Adolph Zukor, the visionary New York nickelodeon owner who became one of the first people to make big money in movies.