May 12, 2002 |
Hit it, girls! Charlotte Rae, Jane Kean and Marni Nixon just met the day before. But you wouldn't know it. The three have bonded like lifelong friends. The veterans of Broadway, nightclubs, television and movies are gabbing up a storm around a small table in an otherwise empty room at El Portal Theatre. It's their lunch break from rehearsals for the concert revival of the 1971 John Kander-Fred Ebb musical, "70, Girls, 70," opening Thursday at the North Hollywood theater.
July 22, 1991 |
Playing Cat and Mouse: Composer Henry Mancini will write the score to go alongside the capers of Tom and Jerry in the upcoming animated film, "Tom and Jerry--The Movie," from Turner Entertainment. Actors who will lend voices to the cartoon critters are Richard Kind, Dana Hill and Charlotte Rae.
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October 5, 2001
Judith Jordan, a gifted character actress with credits in film and on television and the Broadway stage, has died. She was 61. Jordan died of complications from ovarian cancer Sept. 13 in Malibu. Born in Newark, N.J., Jordan moved to New York City in 1958 and studied with the leading acting teachers of the day, including Lee Strasberg and Sanford Meisner. She was cast in "Enter Laughing" and "Fiorella" on Broadway.
September 16, 1996
Celebrities and their pets are slated to appear in "Aardvarks to Zebras," the fifth annual musical tribute to animals benefiting PAWS/LA, at the Pasadena Playhouse on Oct. 7. Jo Anne Worley, Dale Kristien, Charlotte Rae, Kirby Tepper and Gretchen Wyler are among the performers. PAWS/LA is a nonprofit organization that helps people with HIV and AIDS with the care and feeding of their pets. Tickets are $40. Reservations: (310) 657-2929.
May 27, 1993
Cable's USA Network will add two new shows to its "Cartoon Express" this fall: "Problem Child," a half-hour animated series loosely based on the movie of the same name, and "The Itsy Bitsy Spider," a series based on the adventures of the nursery rhyme's spider as he avenges injustice. Frank Welker, who portrayed Itsy in a seven-minute theatrical short based on the rhyme, will provide the voice of the title character in the latter show.
September 20, 1988 |
A star-studded, seven-hour telethon on Sunday raised nearly $4.8 million for social services and drug rehabilitation programs run by a national organization of Hasidic Jews. Telethon spokesman Ron Solomon said Monday that donors pledged $4,786,237 during the eighth annual "L'Chaim/To Life!" telethon held from 5 p.m. to midnight Sunday.