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January 1, 2010 | Washington Post
The White House nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration gave Congress misleading information about incidents in which he inappropriately accessed a federal database, possibly in violation of privacy laws, documents obtained by the Washington Post show. The disclosure comes as pressure builds from Democrats on Capitol Hill for a quick January confirmation of Erroll Southers, whose nomination has been held up by GOP opponents. In the aftermath of an attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day, calls have intensified for lawmakers to install permanent leadership at the TSA, a crucial agency in enforcing airline security.
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March 26, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - Documentarian Errol Morris has drawn some unexpected people into and around his films, and the Tuesday night premiere of his documentary “The Unknown Known” was no exception. For one thing, the movie is about Donald H. Rumsfeld, the unapologetic neo-conservative whose politics the director has been critical of. (“Why are you talking to me?” Morris asks Rumsfeld in the movie. The former Defense secretary has no real answer.) For another, there were personalities you don't normally find at a film premiere at the event Tuesday night: TV journalist Tom Brokaw stood up and introduced the film to an audience that included former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly “He was not as unpopular as he later became,” Brokaw said of Rumsfeld, describing his own years in the 1970s covering Rumsfeld and the Defense Department.
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May 14, 1995
I'm a shameless crossword addict and spend hours trying to decipher Sylvia Bursztyn and Barry Tunick's wit, but their occasional oversights make me nuts. Last Sunday's Puzzler misled us. 43 Down: "Rootin'-tooting trumpeter?" Their answer: Pete Fountain. Pete Fountain plays the clarinet, not the trumpet. That's Al Hirt or Louis Armstrong or Herb Alpert. HAL YOERGLER West Hollywood Actually, their answer was "Beet" Fountain, in keeping with the people-as-produce theme.
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March 25, 2014 | Elaine Woo
Patrice Wymore Flynn, a film and television actress who appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the original "Ocean's Eleven" but earned wider notice for her real-life role as the last wife of matinee idol Errol Flynn, died Saturday at her home in Portland, Jamaica. She was 87 and had pulmonary disease, said family spokesman Robb Callahan. Wymore Flynn began her career on Broadway in the 1940s, performing in musicals such as "Hold It!" and "All for Love. " She made her Hollywood debut in the Doris Day-Gordon MacRae romantic comedy "Tea for Two" in 1950.
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August 14, 1988
I don't know whether Errol Flynn collaborated with the Nazis or not (Calendar Letters, Aug. 7), but it's my understanding that Flynn was well known in his time for his indulgence in wine, women and song. If the Nazis actually did go out of their way to hire this man, all I can say is it's no wonder they lost the war. RUDY MINGER Hollywood
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March 25, 2014 | Elaine Woo
Patrice Wymore Flynn, a film and television actress who appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the original "Ocean's Eleven" but earned wider notice for her real-life role as the last wife of matinee idol Errol Flynn, died Saturday at her home in Portland, Jamaica. She was 87 and had pulmonary disease, said family spokesman Robb Callahan. Wymore Flynn began her career on Broadway in the 1940s, performing in musicals such as "Hold It!" and "All for Love. " She made her Hollywood debut in the Doris Day-Gordon MacRae romantic comedy "Tea for Two" in 1950.
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July 30, 1990
Vernon (Buster) Wiles, 79, who worked as a movie stuntman in Hollywood and as a double for Errol Flynn. Wiles spent 22 years as a stuntman and 13 years as Flynn's double, appearing in movies including "The Adventures of Robin Hood," "Objective: Burma," and "They Died with Their Boots On." Wiles, who also lived with Flynn for four years, co-wrote the book, "My Days with Errol Flynn." His last film was "Brass Legend," where he doubled for Raymond Burr. On Friday in Portland, Ore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1995
There is nothing there now but a dusty, vacant stretch of weed-studded land high in the Hollywood Hills. But still the star-struck and the curious come. Once they made the trek up Nichols Canyon to a site just off Mulholland Drive to catch a glimpse of the rambling Connecticut-style farmhouse, designed by screen legend Errol Flynn.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2011
Charlie Sheen is in rehab, but that hasn't stopped him from issuing a statement comparing himself to Errol Flynn and apparently texting E! ( Los Angeles Times, E! ) Meanwhile, Sheen's home rehab program continues to stir debate. ( ABC News ) Add Mick Jagger to the lineup of Grammy-night performers -- his first live performance at the awards ceremony. ( Los Angeles Times ) Natalie Portman has Oscar and a baby on her mind. (Note: Statuette is not suitable for children under age 3.)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - Documentarian Errol Morris has drawn some unexpected people into and around his films, and the Tuesday night premiere of his documentary “The Unknown Known” was no exception. For one thing, the movie is about Donald H. Rumsfeld, the unapologetic neo-conservative whose politics the director has been critical of. (“Why are you talking to me?” Morris asks Rumsfeld in the movie. The former Defense secretary has no real answer.) For another, there were personalities you don't normally find at a film premiere at the event Tuesday night: TV journalist Tom Brokaw stood up and introduced the film to an audience that included former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly “He was not as unpopular as he later became,” Brokaw said of Rumsfeld, describing his own years in the 1970s covering Rumsfeld and the Defense Department.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013 | By Susan King
Joan Crawford once described Errol Flynn as "the most beautiful man who ever lived. " But that was when Flynn was the charming, dashing and devilishly handsome star of such Warner Bros. swashbucklers as 1935's "Captain Blood," 1938's "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and 1940's "The Sea Hawk. " By 1957, though, Flynn's hedonistic lifestyle of booze, drugs and young women - he was tried and acquitted in 1942 in the alleged statutory rape of two teenage girls - had caught up with him. He was a dissipated 48. And his personal life was in shambles, having recently separated from his third wife, actress Patrice Wymore.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By John Horn
TELLURIDE, Colo. - Donald Rumsfeld is no Robert McNamara. Just ask filmmaker Errol Morris, who has taken on both controversial former Defense secretaries as documentary subjects in their twilight years: McNamara in 2003's "The Fog of War," and now Rumsfeld in "The Unknown Known," which had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend. "The Fog of War," which won a documentary Oscar, revealed McNamara, a chief architect of the Vietnam War, as a reflective man in his late 80s willing to acknowledge errors of judgment.
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April 19, 2013
Chi Cheng Deftones bassist injured in car crash Chi Cheng, 42, the bassist for the Grammy-winning rock band the Deftones, died Saturday at a Sacramento hospital from injuries he suffered in an automobile crash more than four years ago. His mother, Jeanne Marie Cheng, announced his death on the website One Love for Chi that had been set up to support him. In 2001, Cheng and his bandmates received a Grammy Award for best metal...
BUSINESS
October 29, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
A $100-million apartment and shopping complex is being planned for a formerly neglected stretch of Hollywood Boulevard that once held a legendary rehearsal studio where generations of actors learned to dance and wield swords. Commercial real estate developer Sonny Astani said he bought a 1.9-acre site on Hollywood near Western Avenue for almost $11 million. Among the structures on the property is a building that was part of Falcon Studios, a performing arts school founded in 1929.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
As the recent success of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise indicates, swashbuckling cinema is still a popular taste. Three new releases allow us to sample swordplay in several different decades. Errol Flynn, one of the classic swashbucklers, shows us what he's made of in “The Prince and the Pauper,” a 1937 adaptation of the Mark Twain tale of an identity switch engineered by a poor boy and a king. Claude Rains is the inevitable evil presence. Australian Rod Taylor, perhaps best known to American audiences for his starring role in Alfred Hitchcock's “The Birds,” plays Sir Francis Drake in 1962's “Seven Seas to Calais,” with theatrical great Irene Worth taking on the role of Elizabeth I. PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood The most modern film, and the most fun, is this year's “The Pirates!
SPORTS
August 7, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
LONDON -- It's not often that a fighter gets a second chance in a single-elimination tournament such as the Olympic Games. So when Errol Spence's loss in the second round of these Games was overturned on appeal, earning him a spot in the welterweight quarterfinals, he promised he wouldn't squander the gift. "I am going to make the most of this second chance that I've been given," Spece said. On Tuesday he couldn't make good on that pledge, losing a 16-11 decision to Russian Andrey Zamkovoy.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2002 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
The greatest jazz artists are inimitable. Sure, they can inspire legions of copycats, as did Louis Armstrong, Lester Young, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, among others. But their distinct voices, flowing from an utterly original inner source, remain sacrosanct, one of a kind, instantly identifiable. Among the hundreds of pianists who have claimed jazz attention at one time or another, only a relatively small percentage can claim that sort of status: James P.
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November 24, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Kissing and fisticuffs were part of Errol Flynn's life even when the legendary Hollywood hero was a schoolboy. London auction house Christie's plans to offer a rare collection of six signed love letters next month that the film star penned from his London boarding school to a friend's sister, Mary White. "My dear Mary . . .
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May 4, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Charles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially, Errol Flynn, died April 21 at his Los Angeles home. He was 81. The cause was apparently a heart attack, according to Todd McCarthy, a close friend. Higham was the author of two dozen biographies, many of which were so salacious that a book critic reviewing "Howard Hughes: The Secret Life" in 1993 quipped that the writer had "reached the point where most of his subjects have slept with one another.
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January 4, 2012 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate movie. The movie was "The Master of Ballantrae," starring veteran Hollywood swashbuckler Errol Flynn. Anderson didn't win any medals at the Olympics, but he unexpectedly launched a new side career in the movies. Anderson, 89, who became an Olympic fencing coach while carving out a more-than-50-year career as a fencing trainer to the stars and a movie sword-fight choreographer and stunt double, died early New Year's Day at a hospital in England, the British Academy of Fencing announced.
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