February 6, 1986
Ticker Freeman, a song plugger who composed such popular standards as "So Dear to My Heart," "You'll Always Be the One I Love" and "Baby Don't Be Mad at Me," died last Thursday at a Van Nuys hospital of cancer. The musical arranger and conductor on Dinah Shore's long-running television show of the 1950s was 74. Freeman began his long career as an accompanist and song plugger for music publishing houses in the 1930s.
November 10, 1985
Congratulations on a marvelous Traveling in Style magazine (Oct. 20). This is heads and shoulders above the usual recital of places, foods and prices and how-to. Particularly enjoyed the articles by Dinah Shore, Peter Ueberroth and Walter Hackett--personalities of interest and a dimension beyond mere facts and descriptions. Am looking forward to the next one already. SUE BEATTY La Jolla
February 27, 1994 |
Dinah Shore was thinking serve-and-volley, not pitch-and-putt when she was asked to host a tournament in 1971. "I'd love to," the entertainer said when asked by David Foster, then president of Colgate Palmolive, about the venture. "It's tennis, of course?" she asked, referring to her then-favorite sport. "No, it's golf," Foster said. "She was a very good sport about it," he recalled Thursday. "She became a pretty good golfer." Shore, who died Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.
March 23, 1999 |
Alice Cooper, whose quasi-satanic actions in concert have for decades put fear in the hearts of parents, is now terrorizing opponents on the pro-am golf circuit. Cooper is among a dedicated contingent of celebrities who make the rounds of charity golf tournaments, including the Nabisco Dinah Shore LPGA tournament, which kicks off this week in Rancho Mirage. But spectators shouldn't look for the trademark long hair and makeup.
June 9, 1990
Regarding Joan Rivers and the implication that she must go in (to her interviews) cold: Joan spends more time going over material than any other host I've had the pleasure of working with, all of whom prepare extensively, including Mike Douglas, Dinah Shore, Gary Collins and Regis Philbin. She insists upon knowing as much about a guest as she possibly can and truly enjoys the research process. Maybe it's Howard Rosenberg and not Joan Rivers who is a one-person lynch mob. LAURENCE R. FERBER Executive Producer, "The Joan Rivers Show"
April 24, 1987
Funeral services were held Wednesday for veteran jazz and Big Band clarinetist Henry (Heinie) Beau who died of cancer Easter Sunday in a Burbank hospital. Beau, who was 76, most recently had been appearing at the Miramar Sheraton in Santa Monica and the Money Tree Restaurant in Studio City. But it was with such orchestras as Red Nichols' and Tommy Dorsey's that he became known to pop music fans in the 1940s.