September 23, 2000 |
Father Ellwood Kieser, who died last Saturday, was a paradoxical simplicity. The work he chose placed him square in a world--Hollywood--where, at bottom, the values he professed were patronized and the idea of a life organized by faith was perceived as naive. Indeed, Fr.
July 7, 1989 |
ABC's Emmy-winning series "The Wonder Years" and "China Beach," a CBS Schoolbreak Special entitled "My Past Is My Own," an installment of ABC's "New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" and an ABC documentary on breast cancer, "Destined to Live," were all winners in the 15th annual Humanitas Prize competition, announced Thursday at the Century Plaza.
July 3, 1988 |
The occupants of the red sedan tensed. Several yards ahead, blue-uniformed federales herded people out of their cars at a roadblock. Women and babies were crying. In their eagerness to find a cache of drugs or weapons the soldiers had overturned family belongings and heaved them on the side of the road. The guns the soldiers carried--and on occasion pointed at people--were loaded. A passenger in the car urged the driver not to be cocky with the young soldier who approached.
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September 18, 2000 |
Father Ellwood "Bud" Kieser, who chose to work within Hollywood as a television and movie producer rather than condemn it, as have so many other clerics, has died. Kieser died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital on Saturday evening. He was 71. A Paulist priest who liked both the limelight and the entertainment industry, Kieser headed Paulist Productions for four decades.
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September 21, 2000 |
(Editor's Note: The following obituary appeared in some editions of Sunday's Times.) * Father Ellwood 'Bud' Kieser, who chose to work within Hollywood as a television and movie producer rather than condemn it, as have so many other clerics, has died. Kieser died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital on Saturday evening. He was 71. A Paulist priest who liked the limelight and the entertainment industry, Kieser headed Paulist Productions for four decades.
July 28, 1991 |
PRIEST: A Spiritual Struggle by Ellwood E. Kieser (Doubleday: $19; 352 pp.) Battling a popular culture "more concerned with the coupling of bodies than with the fusion of souls," Father Ellwood Kieser no doubt must feel like a fish out of holy water in Hollywood. But what's extraordinary about Kieser is that he has managed to produce successful films and TV shows in a community that does not exactly take well to unabashed moralists. How does he do it?