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SPORTS
October 12, 1991 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a red brick church on the side of a gently rising hill, Leo Durocher was remembered Friday morning as a caring yet cantankerous figure, one of baseball's most colorful characters whose place is secure in baseball lore, if not the Hall of Fame. A group of about 40, many of them Durocher's baseball contemporaries, attended a memorial service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in four decades, the Silent Movie Theatre will be screening the landmark 1923 epic "The Covered Wagon" on Wednesday as part of a weeklong celebration of vintage westerns. Produced by Jesse L. Lasky and directed by James Cruze, "The Covered Wagon" was the most lavish western of its day. The granddaddy of wagon train adventures, the sagebrush saga was a staple at the revival movie theater throughout the '40s until the mid-1950s.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While staying at a L.A.-area bed-and-breakfast, New York filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and her husband, Robert Pulcini, learned from the B&B's owner, Raymond Bilbool--also Chasen's banquet captain--that the landmark restaurant would soon be closing. They seized the opportunity to document the restaurant's final two weeks in late March 1995. The result is "Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's," an irresistible piece of social history assembled with wit and panache.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out where September went. The Skinny: The government may shut down but the Morning Fix is here for you. Caught up with "The Good Wife" premiere. I like the show but could do without its "Ally McBeal" moments. I don't have enough space here to complain about "Homeland. " Tuesday's headlines include a look at the early days of the fall TV season and Hillary Rodham Clinton projects at CNN and NBC are DOA. Daily Dose: Satellite broadcaster Dish Networks and Walt Disney Co. have extended contract negotiations on a new distribution deal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2004 | Julie Tamaki, Times Staff Writer
Not far from the set of "The X-Files," the "Star Trek" exhibit and the "Cheers" bar, a once-troubled young man is getting a second chance. Chris, an 18-year-old from the La Crescenta Valley who is on probation, spent a recent day manipulating a mouse as he edited a documentary about marijuana. He savored moments of triumph as he precisely timed his mouse clicks to purge the footage of superfluous sounds and facial expressions as his instructor, Tim Cogshell, watched.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2007 | Claudia Luther Special to The Times, Special to The Times
Charles Lane, the anonymous yet highly familiar character actor who specialized in playing humorous cranks in hundreds of film and television roles stretching back to the early 1930s, has died. He was 102. Lane died Monday night at his home in Brentwood, according to his son, Tom. Though his name was not known to most, his sharply featured face and lanky presence were recognizable to generations of moviegoers as the man who suffered fools badly in such films as "Mr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2006 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
James Glennon, a cinematographer known for his evocative camera work on the 1983 film "El Norte" and who also won an Emmy last year for the HBO series "Deadwood," has died. He was 64. Glennon died of prostate cancer Oct. 19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Barbara Halperin, his agent. "He was the king of all sets," actress Laura Dern told The Times earlier this week. "He was the stand-up comic of the set, the meditative easer of all tensions for the crew.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1999 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
DeForest Kelley, who played the irascible but wise Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the "Star Trek" television series and movies, died Friday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 79. Kelley entered the convalescent home three months ago and died after a lingering illness, said A.C. Lyles, a longtime producer at Paramount Studios, where the original series was shot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Janet Leigh, Hollywood's perfect "nice girl" ingenue who memorably changed her acting image and earned an Academy Award nomination with her bloodcurdling screams as she was stabbed to death in Alfred Hitchcock's classic "Psycho," has died. She was 77. Leigh, who appeared in more than 60 motion pictures, died Sunday in her Beverly Hills home of vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2013 | By Claudia Luther, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Deanna Durbin, the singing starlet with the bubbly personality and the jewel-tone voice whose enormously popular movies were widely credited with saving Universal Pictures from bankruptcy during the Depression, has died. She was 91. Her popularity peaked by her late teens and by her mid-20s Durbin had left Hollywood forever, made wealthy by her relatively brief career. She died in April in France, said family friend Bob Koster, the son of Henry Koster, who directed Durbin in films early in her career.
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