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November 14, 2004 | Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a contributing writer to Book Review. His documentary "Scorsese on Scorsese" premieres on Turner Classic Movies next month.
On the frontispiece of George Englund's memoir, two handsome young men stride across a featureless white space, their neckties blowing dynamically in the breeze. In this photograph, they are fit and slender, and the expressions on their faces bespeak purposefulness. We don't know where they're going, but we're allowed to suspect that the destination will be excellent -- a finalized movie deal, perhaps, or possibly just a good meal.
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April 1, 2009 | Rachel Abramowitz
Cloris Leachman was convinced she was dead. "I felt the outlines of my body and nothing was in it," she recalls. "I had no brains, no guts, no heart, no bones. This was heaven and I was dead and I was standing there." Of course, she'd just been flung horizontally into the air -- gripped by a single arm and leg -- and twirled around by her dance partner, Corky Ballas, in an encore performance of their "Dancing With the Stars" routine on the talk show "The View."
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May 1, 1989 | Claudia Puig, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The widows of several crew members aboard the Challenger space shuttle say they are upset about plans by ABC to make a three-hour television movie about the accident, the Associated Press reported. Loran Onizuka, widow of Challenger astronaut Ellison Onizuka, and Jane Smith, widow of Challenger pilot Michael Smith, and their attorney have talked to George Englund, executive producer and writer of the ABC drama, in an effort to get him to drop the project. "Why do we have to relive this?
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November 14, 2004 | Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a contributing writer to Book Review. His documentary "Scorsese on Scorsese" premieres on Turner Classic Movies next month.
On the frontispiece of George Englund's memoir, two handsome young men stride across a featureless white space, their neckties blowing dynamically in the breeze. In this photograph, they are fit and slender, and the expressions on their faces bespeak purposefulness. We don't know where they're going, but we're allowed to suspect that the destination will be excellent -- a finalized movie deal, perhaps, or possibly just a good meal.
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April 1, 2009 | Rachel Abramowitz
Cloris Leachman was convinced she was dead. "I felt the outlines of my body and nothing was in it," she recalls. "I had no brains, no guts, no heart, no bones. This was heaven and I was dead and I was standing there." Of course, she'd just been flung horizontally into the air -- gripped by a single arm and leg -- and twirled around by her dance partner, Corky Ballas, in an encore performance of their "Dancing With the Stars" routine on the talk show "The View."
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August 7, 1989
In 1985, Gov. George Deukmejian approved a mandatory seat belt law, the purpose being to save lives and save the taxpayers money. On July 21, however, the governor vetoed legislation that would have required motorcyclists to wear a helmet. The purpose of this law was also to save lives and save the taxpayers money. I do not understand why the governor recognizes the importance of wearing seat belts but not helmets.
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October 26, 2004 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
Five days before Marlon Brando died July 1, he placed a telephone call to his friend of nearly five decades, George Englund, who had directed him in the 1963 film "The Ugly American." "I have to hear your voice," Brando had said. "I love you, Georgie. Those years we had, we own them, they're ours, 48 years. I'm starting to cry. I don't care, I just wanted to talk for a minute. I'd take a bullet for you."
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February 26, 1986 | Associated Press
The 30-year-old son of actress Cloris Leachman and producer George Englund has been found dead in a Manhattan YMCA room, police said today. Police said Bryan Englund died Tuesday. Nearby, officers found two bottles of medication for ulcers, according to police Sgt. Diane Kuebler. She said an overdose may have been the cause of death, but the medical examiner had not yet ruled in the case.
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February 22, 1990 | FRANK BAKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A TV movie about the Challenger disaster has upset and offended those closest to Christa McAuliffe, the New Hampshire schoolteacher who died in the shuttle explosion. Among the critics are McAuliffe's mother Grace Corrigan and Concord Mayor James McKay, who said the film reduced him to tears. Corrigan and McKay said the movie failed to capture McAuliffe's personality. Corrigan, of Framingham, Mass.
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February 25, 1990 | Buzz Aldrin, Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon. As the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11, he joined Neil Armstrong for the July, 1969 moon landing. Aldrin, 60, left NASA in 1971 and has been president of Research and Engineering Consultants Inc. since 1972. The Laguna Beach resident published his autobiography, "Return to Earth," in 1973. Here, Aldrin reviews ABC's movie, "Challenger," for TV Times
Manned spaceflight is dangerous and dramatic. When an ambitious mission succeeds, as did the moon-landing flight of Apollo 11, astronauts like me are hailed as triumphant national heroes for doing our jobs, and the flight directors, contractors and engineers responsible for the success are applauded as visionary geniuses.
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October 26, 2004 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
Five days before Marlon Brando died July 1, he placed a telephone call to his friend of nearly five decades, George Englund, who had directed him in the 1963 film "The Ugly American." "I have to hear your voice," Brando had said. "I love you, Georgie. Those years we had, we own them, they're ours, 48 years. I'm starting to cry. I don't care, I just wanted to talk for a minute. I'd take a bullet for you."
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August 7, 1989
In 1985, Gov. George Deukmejian approved a mandatory seat belt law, the purpose being to save lives and save the taxpayers money. On July 21, however, the governor vetoed legislation that would have required motorcyclists to wear a helmet. The purpose of this law was also to save lives and save the taxpayers money. I do not understand why the governor recognizes the importance of wearing seat belts but not helmets.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1989 | Claudia Puig, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The widows of several crew members aboard the Challenger space shuttle say they are upset about plans by ABC to make a three-hour television movie about the accident, the Associated Press reported. Loran Onizuka, widow of Challenger astronaut Ellison Onizuka, and Jane Smith, widow of Challenger pilot Michael Smith, and their attorney have talked to George Englund, executive producer and writer of the ABC drama, in an effort to get him to drop the project. "Why do we have to relive this?
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February 25, 1990 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, much of the nation tuned into coverage of the Challenger space shuttle launch and watched in horror as the shuttle exploded within seconds of takeoff, snuffing out the lives of its seven astronauts. Among them was Christa McAuliffe, the first private citizen to fly in space.
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June 24, 2005 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
Before there was Don Corleone, there was this, scrawled on the back of a script: "through the nose" "High voice" "Nose broken early in youth to account for difficulty." Marlon Brando, it turns out, was a jotter. Also a doodler, a book lover, and a bit of a pack rat, at least when it came to sun hats and baseball caps. A trove of the legendary actor's personal effects is to be auctioned next week at Christie's in New York.
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