CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2009 |
Anne Roberts Nelson, a pioneering television executive with CBS who negotiated contracts for long-running hits such as "I Love Lucy" and "Gunsmoke," has died. She was 86. Nelson, who was hired in 1945 and was the longest-serving CBS employee, with 64 years at the network, died Saturday of natural causes at her home in Baldwin Hills, the network announced.
September 26, 2002
The Guys (Actors' Gang Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood,  465-0566, Ext. 15). Staged reading of Anne Nelson's play, directed by Robert Egan, with rotating casts. Glenne Headly and David Hyde Pierce, above, will perform today, Friday and Oct. 3-4, 8-11, 7 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. Other dates to be announced. Indefinitely. $40; firefighters, $15; $5 from each full-price ticket will be donated to a special fund for New York firefighters.
December 15, 2002 |
The Actors' Gang is going on tour. The Gang will tour "The Guys," Anne Nelson's staged reading about the aftermath of Sept. 11, to universities in Mississippi and Georgia and to the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia next spring and to several Midwestern venues next fall. Part of the motivation is to pay actors a decent wage. Participating Gang actors -- V.J. Foster, Cynthia Ettinger, Brent Hinkley and Kate Mulligan -- will get $500 a week plus expenses, paid for by the presenters.
April 27, 1986 |
MURDER UNDER TWO FLAGS: THE U.S., PUERTO RICO AND THE CERRO MARAVILLA COVER-UP by Anne Nelson (Ticknor & Fields: $17.95). To Puerto Ricans, the term "Cerro Maravilla" has come to imply the same things that the word "Watergate" implies to their fellow citizens on the U.S. mainland--a serious public scandal based on the abuse of government power. In July, 1978, two young men were killed by Puerto Rican police at Cerro Maravilla, a peak on the outskirts of Ponce.
December 9, 2002 |
When the one-act stage play "The Guys" opened in New York, about three months after the collapse of the World Trade Center, actors Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver played the emotionally wrenching roles of a fire captain and the journalist who helped him write eulogies for eight of his men who died on Sept. 11. Since then, the play has received critical acclaim on both coasts.
August 8, 1993 |
As a group of English as a Second Language teaching volunteers neared the end of their training recently, they got a taste of how their students will feel by learning a few Russian words. The exercise in an unfamiliar language was intended to sensitize the volunteers to the difficulties of learning a language, said instructor Mary Anne Nelson of California Literacy Inc.