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March 7, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Alfred de Liagre Jr., the courtly yet unpretentious Broadway producer of such hit shows as "Deathtrap," "The Voice of the Turtle," "J.B." and the 1983 revival of "On Your Toes" and recently chosen by drama critics throughout the country to the Theater Hall of Fame, died Thursday of lung cancer. He was 82. De Liagre, known as "Delly" on Broad way, had been a producer for more than 60 years, said spokesman Jeffrey Richards, who represented "On Your Toes" during its New York run four years ago.
February 26, 2006 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
Don Knotts, the saucer-eyed, scarecrow-thin comic actor best known for his roles as the high-strung small-town deputy Barney Fife on the 1960s CBS series "The Andy Griffith Show" and the leisure-suit-clad landlord Ralph Furley on ABC's '70s sitcom "Three's Company," has died. He was 81. Knotts, who lived on Los Angeles' Westside, died of lung cancer Friday night at UCLA Medical Center, according to Sherwin Bash, his longtime manager.
March 14, 1993 | JANE GALBRAITH
The amount of male frontal nudity in "Sliver" is shrinking, apparently. Sex scenes with Sharon Stone and William Baldwin were to have gone where no Hollywood film had gone before. The scuttlebutt was that one scene in which the actors writhe in front of a picture window would be more graphic than anything in "Basic Instinct." Exploration of a man's--not a woman's--sexuality was to get more screen treatment.
March 18, 1990 | David Pecchia \f7
The Doors (Doors Project). Shooting in L.A. and San Francisco. Oliver Stone's next will be a look at the rise and fall of volatile poet Jim Morrison and his '60s outfit, The Doors. Val Kilmer plays Morrison as we trail the band from the dives of the Sunset Strip to their soaring success--cut short by Morrison's mysterious 1971 death in a Parisian bathtub. Executive producers Mario Kassar, Nicholas Clainos and Brian Grazer. Producers Sasha Harari, Bill Graham and A. Kitman Ho.
August 28, 1992 | RAY LOYND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Ray Loynd writes regularly about theater for The Times
"Deathtrap," a comedy thriller that works much better on stage than it did as a movie, is enjoy ing a spirited revival at Actors Alley Repertory Theatre in North Hollywood. The central character is a once-famous playwright (John B. Donovan) who hasn't struck it big in 18 years. Reduced to teaching a seminar in the plotting of thrillers, he would kill for another hit.
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