CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2012 |
Ernest Borgnine seemed born to play the heavy when he burst onto the Hollywood scene as "Fatso" Judson, a sadistic stockade sergeant who viciously beats a private to death in the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity. " But two years later came the title role in "Marty," where the stocky, gap-toothed Borgnine defied typecasting and earned recognition as a versatile actor by inhabiting the part of a lonely Bronx butcher looking for love. He went on to a prolific seven-decade career in film and television, moving easily from scoundrels and serious portrayals to a comedic role on the 1960s TV sitcom "McHale's Navy" and a spate of grandfatherly parts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1985 |
The air and sea search for famed stunt pilot Art Scholl was abandoned Tuesday as the Coast Guard concluded that he did not survive the crash of his camera-equipped aerobatic biplane while performing an upside-down spin to get footage for a movie off the coast of northern San Diego County. The 53-year-old Scholl flew in numerous films, including "The Great Waldo Pepper," "Baa Baa Black Sheep," "Blue Thunder" and "The Right Stuff."
December 18, 2004 |
An ad for 20th Century Fox's new remake of "Flight of the Phoenix" in Friday's Calendar section featured a quote attributed to The Times: "A twist to die for!" But the review of the film two pages later said no such thing. So where did the quote come from? It was in an article that ran in the paper Nov. 21, written by J.P. Trevor about his father, Elleston Trevor, who wrote the novel "Flight of the Phoenix," from which the 1965 film was adapted.
August 29, 1998
Re your profile of Joaquin Phoenix ("The Flight of One Phoenix," by Ed Liebowitz, Aug. 13): Wow, what discipline. Herbal tea. No meat, no milk, no eggs, no leather products. I guess tobacco, being a plant product, must be healthy for you too. I hope Joaquin didn't learn everything he knows from his older brother or his wacky but loving parents. Whatever River learned didn't do him much good. CHRISTOPHER SMITH Camarillo The profile of Joaquin Phoenix brings up his siblings Liberty, Rain, Summer and, of course, the late River, but how come there's no mention that his own name was originally Leaf?
July 18, 2013
In the nominations for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, the single most lauded program was FX's gothic miniseries "American Horror Story: Asylum" with 17 nods, including for miniseries/movie and lead actress for Jessica Lange. HBO's "Game of Thrones" garnered 16 nominations -- the most for any drama series. Altogether, HBO pulled in 108 nods, 27 more than last year. In second place were CBS and NBC, tying with 53 nominations apiece. The full list follows: DRAMA SERIES "Breaking Bad" (AMC)