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February 8, 1996
A woman who dated actor Dabney Coleman sued him in Santa Monica Superior Court, alleging that he beat her during a ride home from a Los Angeles after-hours club in January. When they neared the woman's house in Beverly Hills, she and Coleman began to argue, she states in the lawsuit. She says Coleman hit her with her purse and tried to throw her out of the car. No such beating ever occurred, said Deborah Drooz, an attorney representing Coleman.
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February 12, 1997 | SHAUNA SNOW
TELEVISION Holy Crossover!: Joel Schumacher, who is directing George Clooney in "Batman and Robin," also will work with Clooney on the actor's day job--by directing an episode of NBC's "ER." The show will be shot next month and televised in May. Clooney has been hopping back and forth on the Warner Bros. lot between the "ER" and "Batman" sets, requiring ongoing coordination between the two productions.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1995 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Madman of the People" is the 11th highest rated series on television so far this season. Two weeks ago it finished among the Top 5. A big hit, right? Dabney Coleman, who stars in the NBC show, must be the toast of Burbank. And the Brooklyn Bridge must be for sale too. In one of those seemingly illogical quirks of the TV business, good ratings in this case are actually a disaster. Such a disaster that Thursday night could very well be the last time anyone ever sees "Madman of the People."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1996
A woman who dated actor Dabney Coleman sued him in Santa Monica Superior Court, alleging that he beat her during a ride home from a Los Angeles after-hours club in January. When they neared the woman's house in Beverly Hills, she and Coleman began to argue, she states in the lawsuit. She says Coleman hit her with her purse and tried to throw her out of the car. No such beating ever occurred, said Deborah Drooz, an attorney representing Coleman.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1991 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Otis Drexell, crotchety fifth-grade teacher and scam artist, has only two classroom rules: "Never shout when the teacher has a hangover," and "All loose change belongs to the teacher." Dabney Coleman, who plays the caustic educator in the new Fox sitcom "Drexell's Class," has just one: no jokes. "The first time I read the (pilot script), I said, 'Too many jokes,' " Coleman said. "I like to say things funny, not say funny things.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1988 | RICK SHERWOOD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
From our "everyone's a critic" file: On Wednesday, ABC's Slap Maxwell took a shot at along-running NBC comedy in a discussion of things that were and weren't funny. Mused the old Slapper (Dabney Coleman): "Laurel and Hardy were funny . . . Abbott and Costello were funny--sometimes . . . the first season of 'Cheers' was funny. . . ."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 1997 | SHAUNA SNOW
TELEVISION Holy Crossover!: Joel Schumacher, who is directing George Clooney in "Batman and Robin," also will work with Clooney on the actor's day job--by directing an episode of NBC's "ER." The show will be shot next month and televised in May. Clooney has been hopping back and forth on the Warner Bros. lot between the "ER" and "Batman" sets, requiring ongoing coordination between the two productions.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 1987 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
At an otherwise pleasant dinner party he attended the other evening, Dabney Coleman made a nice woman cry. "I was doing my stuff, my sarcastic thing, and she didn't know I was kidding," Coleman confesses. "I thought she would get it, and she didn't."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1990
As a marine mammal scientist who has urged modifying tuna fishing methods to avoid killing dolphins, I welcome the announcement by major tuna canners to buy only tuna not "caught on dolphin." Actually, at least seven different species of dolphins have been impacted by our tuna fishery. More than 5 million dolphins were killed up until 1972, after tuna boats began "fishing on dolphin" in the late 1950s. The method of fishing for tuna on dolphins deserves further explanation.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1986
A glaring omission was made in the category of "cream of the next generation of character performers." Benson left out Dabney Coleman, one of the best actors, character or otherwise, today. He is easily recognized, yet always disappears into each role whether it be comedy or dramatic. He is, in a word, a chameleon--the highest accolade given to a character actor. ROSEMARY ESKEN Upland
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1995 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Madman of the People" is the 11th highest rated series on television so far this season. Two weeks ago it finished among the Top 5. A big hit, right? Dabney Coleman, who stars in the NBC show, must be the toast of Burbank. And the Brooklyn Bridge must be for sale too. In one of those seemingly illogical quirks of the TV business, good ratings in this case are actually a disaster. Such a disaster that Thursday night could very well be the last time anyone ever sees "Madman of the People."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1991 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Otis Drexell, crotchety fifth-grade teacher and scam artist, has only two classroom rules: "Never shout when the teacher has a hangover," and "All loose change belongs to the teacher." Dabney Coleman, who plays the caustic educator in the new Fox sitcom "Drexell's Class," has just one: no jokes. "The first time I read the (pilot script), I said, 'Too many jokes,' " Coleman said. "I like to say things funny, not say funny things.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1990
As a marine mammal scientist who has urged modifying tuna fishing methods to avoid killing dolphins, I welcome the announcement by major tuna canners to buy only tuna not "caught on dolphin." Actually, at least seven different species of dolphins have been impacted by our tuna fishery. More than 5 million dolphins were killed up until 1972, after tuna boats began "fishing on dolphin" in the late 1950s. The method of fishing for tuna on dolphins deserves further explanation.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1988 | RICK SHERWOOD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
From our "everyone's a critic" file: On Wednesday, ABC's Slap Maxwell took a shot at along-running NBC comedy in a discussion of things that were and weren't funny. Mused the old Slapper (Dabney Coleman): "Laurel and Hardy were funny . . . Abbott and Costello were funny--sometimes . . . the first season of 'Cheers' was funny. . . ."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 1987 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
At an otherwise pleasant dinner party he attended the other evening, Dabney Coleman made a nice woman cry. "I was doing my stuff, my sarcastic thing, and she didn't know I was kidding," Coleman confesses. "I thought she would get it, and she didn't."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Cynical sportswriter Slap Maxwell (Dabney Coleman), of ABC's "The 'Slap' Maxwell Story," who is continually in conflict with the women in his life on screen, is also having problems attracting female viewers. ABC Entertainment President Brandon Stoddard said recently that a "perception problem" that "Slap Maxwell" is for men has led to a shortage of female viewers.
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