Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsBrando
IN THE NEWS

Brando

ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1996
Re "Brando's Remarks" (Morning Report, April 8): This is the letter I would send directly to Marlon Brando if I had his current address. Dear Marlon: Having worked with you and known you personally since the 1970s, I am shocked by the latest reporting of your anti "old-time" Jewish remarks. Considering the current rise of hate groups in the U.S. today, why would you give them extra fuel to feed their fire of bigotry? Your incendiary remarks are prime examples of a lack of "sensitivity."
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1990
The state's 2nd District Court of Appeal issued a brief ruling late Monday upholding a stay that delays indefinitely the start of Christian Brando's murder trial. The proceeding, which had been set to begin Monday in Santa Monica, was postponed while officials review the status of Brando's half-sister, Cheyenne Brando, 20, who is recovering from a drug overdose in Tahiti.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | From Times wire services
Actor Marlon Brando's son, Christian, charged in the murder of his half-sister's boyfriend, had his bail cut today from $10 million to $2 million. With his father in the court in Santa Monica, Brando, 32, also surrendered his passport, a condition of his release. He was expected to be freed once his family posted the bail. After a lengthy hearing, Superior Court Judge David Perez ordered Brando's bail reduced after ruling that the $10-million figure set by a Municipal Court judge "is high."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1991
A judge has denied a bid to reduce the prison sentence for Christian Brando, the son of actor Marlon Brando who pleaded guilty to the shooting death of his half-sister's lover, attorneys said Tuesday. Brando is serving a 10-year term for voluntary manslaughter for the May 17, 1990, shooting of Dag Drollet, the Tahitian boyfriend of Cheyenne Brando. Brando's attorney, Robert Shapiro, presented his bid in Santa Monica before Superior Court Judge Robert Thomas on Friday. Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1991
Actor Marlon Brando's daughter Cheyenne left Tahiti on Monday for Paris, where she will undergo psychiatric treatment after reported suicide attempts. Brando, 20, reportedly has tried to kill herself twice since her half brother, Christian Brando, killed her Tahitian boyfriend, Dag Drollet, in the actor's secluded Mulholland Drive home. Cheyenne Brando boarded an Air France flight to Tokyo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2001
Sivaji Ganesan, 77, an intense actor considered the Marlon Brando of south India's film industry, died Saturday in the southern Indian city of Madras. Born in a tiny village in the Thanjavur district of southern India's Tamil Nadu state, V.C. Ganesan, as he was originally known, began acting in his teens. By the late 1940s he was playing lead roles in the theater. Ganesan made his screen debut in the 1952 Tamil-language movie "Parasakthi."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
Executors of Marlon Brando's estate have agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by his former personal assistant alleging that they forged the late film legend's will, according to court documents. Angela Borlaza, also known as Evelyn Magaling, said the 80-year-old Brando was too ill in the days before his death to amend his will to make Hollywood producer Mike Medavoy and Larry J. Dressler, Medavoy's brother-in-law, coexecutors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1990
Prosecutors in the Brando murder case will go to federal court in Los Angeles Monday for help in bringing Cheyenne Brando back from Tahiti to testify at the trial of her half-brother, Christian, next month. He is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Cheyenne Brando's lover, Dag Drollet, last May, at the home of their father, actor Marlon Brando. A district attorney's spokeswoman said U.S.
NEWS
October 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A judge agreed today to tentatively delay the start of Christian Brando's murder trial, giving prosecutors more time to subpoena his half sister in Tahiti. The judge, in setting a new trial date of Nov. 5, also cited a crowded court calendar in agreeing to put off the case. The trial had been set to begin next Tuesday in Santa Monica. Christian Brando, 32, is accused of killing Dag Drollet, Cheyenne's boyfriend, May 16.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2008
Jonathan Shapiro is right to point out that Marlon Brando made more than his share of "turkeys" ["How to Explain Brando?," Nov. 27]. But to include Bernardo Bertolucci's pathbreaking, unquestionably artistic "Last Tango in Paris" as one of them undermines his argument. Calling "Tango" "prurient" is about as helpful as describing Picasso's "Guernica" as colorless. Jeff Schultz Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times Articles
|