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December 3, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Ethel Winant, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning television producer who made history as the first woman to hold an executive position at a network, has died. She was 81. Winant died Saturday at the West Hills Hospital and Medical Center of complications from a heart attack and stroke she had suffered nearly a month earlier. Winant managed to break into the male-dominated world of television in the 1960s when she was made senior vice president of talent, casting and special projects at CBS.
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December 3, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Ethel Winant, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning television producer who made history as the first woman to hold an executive position at a network, has died. She was 81. Winant died Saturday at the West Hills Hospital and Medical Center of complications from a heart attack and stroke she had suffered nearly a month earlier. Winant managed to break into the male-dominated world of television in the 1960s when she was made senior vice president of talent, casting and special projects at CBS.
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March 11, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Young women in TV searching for a role model need look no further than Ethel Winant, an industry trailblazer being featured in tonight's "The 14th Annual TV Academy Hall of Fame Awards" on UPN. The 76-year-old producer, who began her career more than 50 years ago in theater, is being honored along with fellow inductees Carl Reiner, Lorne Michaels, Fred Silverman, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, Fred Rogers and the late Herb Brodkin.
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March 11, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Young women in TV searching for a role model need look no further than Ethel Winant, an industry trailblazer being featured in tonight's "The 14th Annual TV Academy Hall of Fame Awards" on UPN. The 76-year-old producer, who began her career more than 50 years ago in theater, is being honored along with fellow inductees Carl Reiner, Lorne Michaels, Fred Silverman, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, Fred Rogers and the late Herb Brodkin.
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October 14, 1986
Two honorary awards will be presented to Owen McLean and Ethel Winant from the Casting Society of America at the second Artios Awards luncheon Oct. 29. McLean, recipient of the Hoyt Bowers Award for outstanding contribution to the casting profession, has worked more than 45 years in the industry and was involved in casting for such films as "South Pacific", "A Letter to Three Wives" and "Diary Of Anne Frank."
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April 9, 1987 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
Tributes, to anyone, are the hardest things to stage. How do you get 24 busy people together to rehearse a tribute, even if it is for as towering a figure as John Houseman, and make it all run smoothly? There were, in fact, only about 16 people on the Taper stage Tuesday for the Houseman tribute (they just looked like 24, sitting on crowded risers), and it didn't all run quite as smoothly as they might have liked. But nobody cared.
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November 29, 1997 | BARBARA ISENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Television executive Dean Valentine always looked forward to evenings with writer-producer Danny Arnold. "I loved going out with Danny," says UPN President Valentine, "and hearing all these amazing stories about his time with Martin and Lewis, or how they fixed 'Bewitched,' or the early days of 'Barney Miller.' " Encouraged by Arnold, Valentine started thinking about ways to document television's past.
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September 29, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
TELEVISION Hall of Famers: Political commentators Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels, actor-director Carl Reiner and Fred Rogers of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" fame are among the inductees announced Monday for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame.
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October 31, 1986 | LINK MATHEWSON
Nearly 500 guests knew they were headed in the right direction when they spotted a Bourbon Street sign in the lobby of the new Newport Beach Marriott tower. There wasn't a green signal, but the crowd attending the Cystic Fibrosis Investor's Ball Saturday night was definitely on "go" from the start. "Bourbon Street Beat," the New Orleans theme selected by the Orange County Guild, was a night to enjoy Cajun food, bid on silent and live auction items and listen and dance to good jazz.
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April 7, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tick. Tick. Tick. In just two days, some of the biggest names in Hollywood--including actor George Clooney and director Stephen Frears--will be working without a safety net as they appear Sunday in "Fail Safe," the first live CBS teleplay in 40 years, though it will be tape-delayed for at 9 p.m. start on the West Coast. A seat-of-your-pants thriller set in the Cold War '60s, "Fail Safe" traces an unfolding crisis triggered by a mistake of international proportions: A U.S.
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