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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."
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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
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2010 | By Alex Espinoza, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Madonnas of Echo Park A Novel Brando Skyhorse Free Press: 204 pp., $23 The Madonnas of Echo Park, in Brando Skyhorse's debut novel of the same name, are a group of Chicanas who flock every Friday night to El Guanaco, "a mercado near Angelino Heights that [sells] rock-hard Twinkies, Colt 45s, and homemade tacos and burritos in the back." It's the same mercado prominently featured in Madonna's 1984 music video "Borderline," and Skyhorse uses the women as a metaphor to explore the growing pains of one Los Angeles community facing demographic, economic and cultural shifts.
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."
NEWS
July 23, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Marlon Brando's son said he killed his half-sister's boyfriend in the actor's house during a struggle that began when the boyfriend "went nuts," a police officer testified today. Christian Brando said the fatal shot was fired accidentally as the two men wrestled over a handgun kept in the actor's Hollywood Hills mansion for family protection. "(Christian Brando) said he wasn't sure who was trying to shoot who," Officer Steve Cunningham said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1990
Actor Marlon Brando's son, Christian, facing trial in the slaying of his half-sister's boyfriend, will remain jailed until his passport can be found and surrendered to authorities, his lawyer said Wednesday. A judge on Tuesday set Brando's bail at $10 million, with the condition that he give up his passport to help ensure that he does not flee to avoid prosecution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1991
Actor Marlon Brando's 21-year-old daughter Cheyenne flew from France to Tahiti on a French military flight and in police custody Monday as part of an investigation into the killing of her lover in Los Angeles, officials said. Her half-brother, Christian Brando, is serving a 10-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter for shooting Dag Drollet, 26, at the movie star's mansion in May, 1990.
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June 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
Lawyers for Oscar-winning actor Marlon Brando and his former personal assistant have agreed to settle a lawsuit involving a contentious $185,000 gift, according to court documents. The case brought by Caroline Barrett will be dismissed following successful completion of terms of the settlement agreement. The notice of settlement, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, is expected to be finalized in about 60 days.
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