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May 21, 1997 | KATHY STICKEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like a scene from an old western, the wagon train rumbles into this town on the banks of the Platte River. Here, as in every town we've come to, children run alongside us on the sidewalks. Men shout with excitement when we round the corner into town. We really put on a show for them today, with the teamsters running the horses into the park, flags flying. The outriders came trotting in, and they all pulled up in a circle and stopped at the same time. Not bad.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Susan King
The USC School of Dramatic Arts is honoring two-time Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda ("Klute," "Coming Home") with the Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists. The 76-year-old actress, the daughter of fellow Oscar winner Henry Fonda and brother of Academy Award-nominee Peter Fonda, will receive the honor at a  gala fund-raiser Nov. 5 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The award was created in 2009 for its first recipient, Robert Redford, who has appeared with Fonda in three films -- 1966's "The Chase," 1967's "Barefoot the Park" and 1979's "The Electric Horseman.
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NEWS
February 9, 2008
John Ford series: An article in The Guide on Thursday about a John Ford film festival at the Egyptian Theatre referred to the opening film, "The Iron Horse," and showed a photo of Henry Fonda. The photo, however, showed Fonda in a scene from "The Grapes of Wrath," which screens today as part of the series.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Susan King
Two-time Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda has been named the recipient of the American Film Institute's 42nd Life Achievement Award. The award will be presented at a gala tribute on June 5. Her father, actor Henry Fonda, was the AFI Life Achievement winner in 1978. "Jane Fonda is American film royalty," said Howard Stringer, chairman of the AFI's board of trustees. "A bright light first introduced to the world as the daughter of Henry Fonda, the world watched as she found her own voice and forged her own path as an actor and a cultural icon.
OPINION
May 5, 2007
Re "Shape up, poor people," Opinion, April 30 Joe Queenan's piece on the dignified poor: brilliant. But it seems to me there's one thing he chose not to mention. In the time of John Steinbeck he writes about, the prototypical impoverished American could be illustrated by Henry Fonda. Give this guy a little money and he'd be indistinguishable from someone you run into at a country club. Is that true anymore? Could the prototypical impoverished American of 2007 be played by Tom Cruise?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 1989 | Shauna Snow, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"Saturday Night With Connie Chung" which emulated Walter Cronkite's "You Are There" with a re-creation of history in its CBS debut last Saturday night, will be leaning more toward Barbara Walters this Saturday with an interview of Jane Fonda. Fonda will discuss her separation from husband Tom Hayden, concerns about growing older, and feelings about the death of her father, Henry Fonda. . . .
NEWS
May 18, 1997 | KATHY STICKEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like a scene from an old western, the wagon train roars into this town on the banks of the Platte River. Here as in every town we've come to, children run alongside us on the sidewalks. Men shout with excitement when we round the corner into town. We really put on a show for them today, with the teamsters running the horses into the park, flags flying. The outriders came trotting in, and they all pulled up in a circle and stopped at the same time. Not bad.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Susan King
Two-time Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda has been named the recipient of the American Film Institute's 42nd Life Achievement Award. The award will be presented at a gala tribute on June 5. Her father, actor Henry Fonda, was the AFI Life Achievement winner in 1978. "Jane Fonda is American film royalty," said Howard Stringer, chairman of the AFI's board of trustees. "A bright light first introduced to the world as the daughter of Henry Fonda, the world watched as she found her own voice and forged her own path as an actor and a cultural icon.
NEWS
April 30, 1995
After reading the letter (Letters, April 16) from Charlton Heston wherein he credits "the grace of God" for his loyal, professional and efficient personal assistant, I felt compelled to relate this story. In the early 1980s I was helping John C. Mahoney, then-president of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle, with an annual awards banquet. Heston was to narrate the slide show and introduce Henry Fonda. Heston arrived early, got his script and went off to familiarize himself with it. As the time approached to begin, I saw John looking for him. We walked through the banquet room and lobby and finally found him in the kitchen, dressed in his tux, perched atop the closed lid of a garbage can. Heston explained that he wound up in this spot because "I kept getting in the way of the busboys."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2013 | By Susan King
Twenty-one years after the King of Late Night retired from NBC's "The Tonight Show," Johnny Carson is back on television, thanks to Turner Classic Movies' new weekly series, "Carson on TCM," which premieres at 5 p.m. Monday. TCM will air selected interviews this month featuring some of the biggest stars who appeared during Carson's 30 years behind the desk at "The Tonight Show. " Most of these interviews have not been seen in their entirety since they originally aired. Unabashed Carson fan Conan O'Brien, the host of TBS' late-night "Conan" series whose short-lived stint as the host of "The Tonight Show" ended in 2010, emcees the 25 interviews that will be shown.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2013
Here are some of the other established actors who served during World War II: FOR THE RECORD: Actors in World War II: In the May 27 Calendar section, an information box accompanying the Classic Hollywood column about actors who served during World War II said that Glenn Ford was in the Navy. Ford served as a Marine during the war; he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1958. - Gene Autry - Army Air Forces Eddie Albert - Navy Douglas Fairbanks Jr. - Navy Henry Fonda - Navy Glenn Ford - Navy Wlliam Holden - Army Burgess Meredith - Army Robert Montgomery - Navy Ronald Reagan - Army Air Forces Mickey Rooney - Army Robert Stack - Navy
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Though Jean Dujardin received the lead actor Oscar for this year's Academy Award-winning best picture, "The Artist," it was the silent film's scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier, Uggie, who won the hearts of moviegoers around the world. "Nobody told him he's a dog," said Wendy Holden, who collaborated with the 10-year-old pooch on his breezy new autobiography, "Uggie - My Story," which is being published by Simon & Schuster. "He's just a star," Holden said over the phone from the publisher's headquarters in New York City.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2011
Raymond Massey The lanky Canadian actor scored on Broadway in Robert E. Sherwood's historical drama "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" and earned an Oscar nomination for lead actor in the 1940 film version. Henry Fonda The Nebraska native perfectly captured Honest Abe's early years as struggling attorney in John Ford's 1939 drama "Young Mr. Lincoln," which earned an Oscar screenplay nomination for Lamar Trotti. Walter Huston The father of director John Huston and grandfather of Anjelica is the best thing about D.W. Griffith's first talkie, 1930's "Abraham Lincoln," which chronicles the 16th president's life from his early years to his assassination.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2010 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
My 12-year-old son recently informed me that he didn't much see the point of black-and-white movies, and I realized this horrifying state of affairs could be blamed only on television. The fact that there's so much good television, that is. My son and his 10-year old sister can now intelligently debate the relative merits of the three modern Doctors of "Dr. Who," but they do not (choked sob and how did I fail them?) know who Abbott and Costello are. Why would they? Even in the dog days of summer, once considered a TV wasteland, new shows are stacked up in our DVR queue like so many accusatory back issues of the New Yorker.
SPORTS
November 23, 2009 | By David Wharton
New details about UCLA forward Nikola Dragovic's arrest came to light today, with prosecutors saying he pushed a man into a glass display case, causing injuries, during an altercation at a Hollywood concert venue. The argument began during an Oct. 24 show at the Henry Fonda Theater and escalated into a physical confrontation, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Michelle Dodd said in a news release. The alleged victim suffered a lacerated Achilles tendon when the display case shattered.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Family Affair: It was a family reunion for the Fondas and the Bergens on Saturday when both Hollywood clans were honored for carrying the entertainment tradition from generation to generation with the fifth annual Hollywood Legacy Awards. The Fondas were recognized by the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Entertainment Museum, the award's sponsors, at the Hollywood Palladium for their contributions to the movie industry.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Harold ARLEN was responsible for the music for the Oscar-winning tune "Over the Rainbow" as well as such standards as "Let's Fall in Love," "Get Happy," "Stormy Weather," "One for My Baby" and "The Man That Got Away." Oscar winner Henry Fonda was one of cinema's most beloved "everymen." Like his peers Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper, he was adept at both dramas and comedies and possessed an earnestness, quiet strength and likability that endeared him to audiences for nearly half a century.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2009 | Jessica Gelt
Emerging from Seattle's heady, aggressive grunge scene in the early 1990s, Sunny Day Real Estate did the unthinkable. It made punk pretty. It didn't hurt that singer Jeremy Enigk looked like an angel, with wide, innocent eyes and a wounded stare. His voice -- high, lilting and perfectly pitched -- was unexpectedly powerful, and his lyrics were dusted with a deep and pervasive sorrow. So was the rest of the music, with its churning, melodic guitars and heavy, pointed rhythm section.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Frank Liberman, a veteran Hollywood publicist who represented stars such as Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and Robert Goulet during his more than 50 years in the business, has died. He was 92. Liberman, who had Parkinson's disease, died of pneumonia Sunday at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, said his daughter, Kay Liberman. A former publicist for Warner Bros., Liberman launched his own public relations company, Frank Liberman and Associates, in 1947. Over the decades, he handled dozens of top names, including Henry Fonda, Nat "King" Cole, Tony Bennett, Jack Paar, Harry Belafonte, Steve Allen, David Janssen, Charles Bronson, Joan Blondell, Dorothy Lamour, Joey Bishop, William Shatner, Mike Nichols and the songwriting team of Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.
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