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December 16, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
In a tearful plea in front of cameras, Jaclyn Smith said Monday an Andy Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett rightfully belonged to Ryan O'Neal. “I think the most important thing would be imagining what Farrah would want,” Smith said outside a Los Angeles courthouse. “I really feel Farrah would want that portrait with Ryan.” The actress, who said she and Fawcett were friends long before they worked together on “Charlie's Angels,” showed up to hear the closing statements of a civil trial in which the University of Austin at Texas is attempting to claim the portrait for its Blanton Museum of Art. "The love of her life was Ryan,” Smith said.
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December 16, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
In a tearful plea in front of cameras, Jaclyn Smith said Monday an Andy Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett rightfully belonged to Ryan O'Neal. “I think the most important thing would be imagining what Farrah would want,” Smith said outside a Los Angeles courthouse. “I really feel Farrah would want that portrait with Ryan.” The actress, who said she and Fawcett were friends long before they worked together on “Charlie's Angels,” showed up to hear the closing statements of a civil trial in which the University of Austin at Texas is attempting to claim the portrait for its Blanton Museum of Art. "The love of her life was Ryan,” Smith said.
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February 3, 1992
Sorry, despite the admirable defense of Aaron Spelling ("Rosenberg Out of Step With Critics," Jan. 20) and Randy Stone ("TV Star Smith Is Wrongly Assailed"), I must agree with Howard Rosenberg's assessment of Jaclyn Smith's career to date. If I read the same article they are referring to, he did not assail her character, intelligence, professionalism or citizenship. He addressed himself solely to her television performances and, if anything, was being kind in calling her work "cool and composed."
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June 9, 2012 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Fashion designer Nolan Miller put a bra-less Farrah Fawcett in a see-through blouse for "Charlie's Angels," Tina Louise in a slinky nude-beige evening dress for "Gilligan's Island" and Elizabeth Taylor in violet gowns for her "Passion" perfume commercials. He even made the goth-black number Carolyn Jones wore as Morticia in "The Addams Family. " But in the annals of television costume design, Miller was best known for his work on "Dynasty," the long-running, 1980s prime-time soap that made power dressing glamorous.
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March 3, 1991 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the afternoon before Valentine's Day, and Jaclyn Smith had an hour to spare for an interview before picking up her 5-year-old daughter, Spencer-Margaret, to throw a small valentine party for her. When Jaclyn was a girl, her mother in Houston would pack her a school lunch on Valentine's Day with heart-shaped sandwiches made of bread dyed pink. Her 8-year-old son, Gaston, receives no less special treatment. Every night before bed, Smith reads a book to Gaston, or vice versa.
NEWS
February 17, 1991
Actress Jaclyn Smith has been named permanent honorary chairwoman of the Crippled Children's Society after serving on a year-to-year basis in that capacity since 1988. Smith's duties will include recording public-service announcements and appearing at major society fund-raisers.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1989
Composer Joe Harnell and actress Jaclyn Smith will be honored by Women in Show Business at its 29th anniversary gala at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Harnell, a Grammy winner for "Fly Me to the Moon," and composer of numerous film and television scores, has been named "Angel of the Year" for his continued support of the Women in Show Business. Smith will receive the Bella Rackoff Humanitarian Award for her work as honorary chairwoman of the Crippled Children's Society.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 1992
Howard Rosenberg is one of the most articulate and interesting writers in the field of television criticism. I feel, however, that his piece on Jaclyn Smith was unfair ("Smith: A Clone Again, Naturally," Jan. 8). The point he made that Smith's persona, mannerisms and, for that manner, likability, transcending the majority of her performances could be said about many stars. I have had the pleasure of producing a miniseries in which Smith starred, and I can tell you that she is one of the consummate professionals in the industry.
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August 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Jaclyn Smith says her children come first. The former "Charlie's Angel" star is in Toronto shooting an NBC movie and took her children, Gaston, 8, and Spencer-Margaret, 4, on location. "It wouldn't work if I didn't have them," Smith said. "Nothing would come together. If I decided to leave them back at home, they wouldn't like it, I wouldn't like it and we'd all be miserable."
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March 2, 1991 | Ray Loynd
"Lies Before Kisses" (at 9 p.m. Sunday on Channels 2 and 8) is an alluring title, hinting at lust, betrayal and destruction. Sure enough, that's what Jaclyn Smith delivers as her scorn brings ruin not only to her rich husband (Ben Gazzara) but also two other lovers (Nick Mancuso and Greg Evigan).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2009
Dennis Cole Popular '60s TV actor Dennis Cole, 69, a handsome blond actor who had numerous TV guest-star roles beginning in the 1960s and was married to "Charlie's Angels" star Jaclyn Smith for a time, died Sunday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to publicist Edward Lozzi. The cause was not given. Cole was born in 1940 in Detroit, where he learned to sing and act. When he arrived in Hollywood, he worked as a stuntman before landing acting roles, starting in the mid-'60s with the TV series "Paradise Bay" and "Felony Squad.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1992
Casting director-producer Stone makes a statement I find disturbing: Referring to Smith's castability, Stone says, "You don't put her at the top of the list for, let's say, a street person or bag lady. There is a certain amount of inherent dignity that she has, class, beauty that is hard to hide. . . ." I think Stone gives voice to a widespread (even unconscious) attitude that equates homelessness with facelessness. Although looks, to a point, and class status can be bought, dignity is as evident on a street corner as in an ivory tower.
NEWS
January 26, 1992
Howard Rosenberg has become the king of cheap-shot, mean-spirited journalism. His scathing, unwarranted indictment of Jaclyn Smith's career (Calendar, Jan. 8), coming as it did from his well-protected pulpit of a column, is his crowning achievement after years of sardonic musings on the television industry. Please let him out of his misery and assign him to cover industrial wastes or foreign dictators or other targets more worthy of his scorn. Mel Damski, Los Angeles
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January 20, 1992 | RANDY STONE, Stone is an Emmy-winning casting director and a feature film producer. His casting credits include more than 30 TV movies and miniseries, including "Bill," "Adam," "The Incident" and "Switched at Birth." He most recently executive-produced "Little Man Tate."
For the last 15 years, Jaclyn Smith has been a major television star. Her movies and miniseries have consistently garnered high ratings and received favorable reviews in newspapers throughout the United States, including the Los Angeles Times. She is regarded in the entertainment industry as a consummate professional, is highly respected by her fellow actors and is usually at the top of casting lists at not only one or two but all three networks.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 1992
More than 30-plus years ago when I was television editor of the Houston Post and rather full of myself, I wrote a column disparaging Patti Page. After I grew up I regretted doing that and wished I could have apologized. Perhaps Rosenberg will feel the same about Smith when he grows up. DAVID WESTHEIMER Los Angeles
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January 8, 1992 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
There's a hair here. --Jaclyn Smith looking for murder clues as a police detective in "In the Arms of a Killer." So you had him murdered! --Jaclyn Smith, same movie. Farrah Fawcett (Jill) went on to challenging roles in "The Burning Bed," "Extremities" and "Small Sacrifices." Kate Jackson (Sabrina) went on to blithe, carefree repartee in "Scarecrow and Mrs. King." Cheryl Ladd (Kris) went on to credible work in "A Death in California" and "Bluegrass."
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