CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1995 |
Actor Marlon Brando's daughter Cheyenne--the troubled onetime model whose half-brother killed her lover in the movie star's sprawling Hollywood Hills home--has committed suicide in Tahiti, officials said Monday. Cheyenne Brando, 25, who had been in seclusion for months, hanged herself at her home on the South Pacific island, authorities said. Friends said she had suffered from depression since Christian Brando fatally shot Dag Drollet in a 1990 case that made news around the world.
February 3, 2006 |
A lawsuit filed against the estate of Marlon Brando by a woman who worked as the actor's business manager for four years has been amicably settled out of court, her attorneys said Thursday. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Jo An Corrales of Kalama, Wash., had filed the suit in L.A. Superior Court last year, accusing the Oscar-winning actor of sexual harassment and wrongful termination of employment.
November 17, 2005 |
Marlon Brando's longtime personal secretary sued the late actor's estate for more than $1 million Wednesday, seeking access to personal letters, journals, movie scripts and other biographical documents about the Oscar-winning star of "On the Waterfront" and "The Godfather," and monetary damages for "promises and representations" she claims Brando made to her over the years that weren't kept.
July 8, 2004 |
Actor Marlon Brando was cremated after a private memorial service attended by a small group of family members and friends, his attorney said Wednesday. Lawyer David Seeley declined to disclose the site of Monday's service. He said he knew of no plans for a public memorial service. "Marlon was a really private guy and didn't enjoy the media, and his family is trying to honor that in his death," Seeley said. The reclusive Brando died July 1 of lung failure at the age of 80.
November 8, 1990 |
Marlon Brando says he blames Los Angeles prosecutors for his 20-year-old daughter Cheyenne's poor mental and physical condition. "I hold them directly, not indirectly, responsible for her present mental and physical state," Brando said in a statement released Wednesday in the Tahitian capital of Papeete. He named Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner and Steven Barshop, a deputy district attorney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1996
Re "Can We All Get Along?" editorial, April 10: In your efforts to mollify the racial strife rampant in Los Angeles, you have sided on the wrong side of two very minor incidents: KFI radio host Bill Handel's sarcastic remarks about Asian Americans and actor Marlon Brando's critical opinion of Hollywood Jews. Handel's remarks about ice skaters Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan were pure satire, following the tradition of Jonathan Swift. That Handel now apologize because some Asian Americans did not appreciate his ironic criticism of redneck racism would be inappropriate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1990
Prosecutors trying Marlon Brando's son for murder said Tuesday they probably will fail in bringing the actor's daughter back to California in time to testify against her half-brother. At a hearing Tuesday in Santa Monica, a judge ordered jury selection to begin Nov. 5 in Christian Brando's first-degree murder trial in the shooting death of his half-sister's boyfriend. The district attorney's office has sought for months to return Cheyenne Brando from Tahiti.
October 8, 1993 |
"This is definitely intimidating. I mean, those are very big shoes to fill," says John Gonzalez, the 23-year-old student who is playing Stanley Kowalski in Cal State Fullerton's revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire." He is talking about Marlon Brando's shoes, of course. Brando virtually patented the role, first on Broadway in 1947 and later in Elia Kazan's praised film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play. Asked to consider the impact of Brando's performance, Gonzalez has to pause.
February 25, 1993 |
Despite the one-word-and-exclamation-point title--usually a sign of high cheese quotient (witness the schlock of "Them!," "Runaway!" and "Fire!")--the 1970 action film "Burn!" offers some surprisingly lucid insights into Third World politics and features Marlon Brando in a little-known yet robust performance. From the onset, it is clear that director Gillo Pontecorvo's tale of 19th-Century adventure on a small isle in the Lesser Antilles is not a simple one.