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April 13, 2000
Academy Award-winning actor James Coburn will discuss his career and take questions from the audience Saturday at 1 p.m. as part of the "Hollywood Speaks at the Adler" series of free theatrical seminars at the Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd floor, in Hollywood. The event is free, but limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Information: (323) 465-4446.
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August 15, 2006 | Diane Haithman
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has received a bequest of 11 Asian objects from the James and Paula Coburn Foundation, the estate of tough-guy actor James Coburn, who died in 2002, and his wife, actress Paula Coburn, who died in 2004. The gift includes four Nepalese opaque watercolor portraits, a Buddhist sculpture and six Tibetan religious paintings called thangkas.
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November 20, 2002 | Charles Champlin, Special to The Times
Years ago, at a small theater on La Cienega, I went to see a performance of a play by Edna St. Vincent Millay called "Conversation at Midnight." At its center -- I remember no one else on stage -- was a dynamic and fiery young actor named James Coburn. He was playing, in fact, a fiery and eloquent rebellious young man, and making the words by Millay ring with truth. So far as I can remember, I had never seen Coburn before, but his performance was unforgettable.
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August 7, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Paula Coburn, the widow of actor James Coburn, died July 30 of cancer at her home in Beverly Hills. She was 48.
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May 25, 1991 | SUSAN KING
That killer smile, distinctive voice and those steely blue eyes are still the same. But times have changed. Twenty-five years ago, James Coburn was one of the good guys as the suave womanizing spy Derek Flint in the classic action-comedy "Our Man Flint" and the 1967 sequel, "In Like Flint." But in "Hudson Hawk," this summer's Bruce Willis extravaganza, he is on the wrong side of the law.
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November 19, 2002 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
James Coburn, the big, versatile leading man with a toothy grin who appeared in such films as "Our Man Flint" and "Affliction," for which he won an Academy Award, died Monday afternoon at his Beverly Hills home. He was 74. Coburn died of a massive heart attack while listening to music with his wife, Paula, his manager, Hillard Elkins, said late Monday. "He died too early, but he died in his wife's arms," Elkins said. "It's a pity and a loss for all of us."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Paula Coburn, the widow of actor James Coburn, died July 30 of cancer at her home in Beverly Hills. She was 48.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2002
James Coburn, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas will be honorees at the 2002 Stella Adler Awards-L.A. on Saturday, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony at 9 p.m. at the Highlands, in the Hollywood & Highland complex, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Christopher McDonald and Lindsay Wagner will emcee, and entertainment will be provided by Conrad Janis and the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band. Tickets begin at $100. Information: (310) 388-1213.
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August 15, 2006 | Diane Haithman
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has received a bequest of 11 Asian objects from the James and Paula Coburn Foundation, the estate of tough-guy actor James Coburn, who died in 2002, and his wife, actress Paula Coburn, who died in 2004. The gift includes four Nepalese opaque watercolor portraits, a Buddhist sculpture and six Tibetan religious paintings called thangkas.
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November 24, 2002 | Ellen Baskin, Special to The Times
James Coburn, who died Monday, achieved stardom in the 1960s in such popular studio films as "The Magnificent Seven," "The Great Escape" and "Our Man Flint." In a career that spanned nearly five decades, he amassed more than 100 film and television credits, culminating in his Academy Award-winning performance in "Affliction" (1997). His final film, the as-yet-unreleased independent production "American Gun," was a very different kind of project -- more personal and political.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2002 | Charles Champlin, Special to The Times
Years ago, at a small theater on La Cienega, I went to see a performance of a play by Edna St. Vincent Millay called "Conversation at Midnight." At its center -- I remember no one else on stage -- was a dynamic and fiery young actor named James Coburn. He was playing, in fact, a fiery and eloquent rebellious young man, and making the words by Millay ring with truth. So far as I can remember, I had never seen Coburn before, but his performance was unforgettable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2002 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
James Coburn, the big, versatile leading man with a toothy grin who appeared in such films as "Our Man Flint" and "Affliction," for which he won an Academy Award, died Monday afternoon at his Beverly Hills home. He was 74. Coburn died of a massive heart attack while listening to music with his wife, Paula, his manager, Hillard Elkins, said late Monday. "He died too early, but he died in his wife's arms," Elkins said. "It's a pity and a loss for all of us."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2002
James Coburn, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas will be honorees at the 2002 Stella Adler Awards-L.A. on Saturday, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony at 9 p.m. at the Highlands, in the Hollywood & Highland complex, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Christopher McDonald and Lindsay Wagner will emcee, and entertainment will be provided by Conrad Janis and the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band. Tickets begin at $100. Information: (310) 388-1213.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2000
Academy Award-winning actor James Coburn will discuss his career and take questions from the audience Saturday at 1 p.m. as part of the "Hollywood Speaks at the Adler" series of free theatrical seminars at the Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd floor, in Hollywood. The event is free, but limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Information: (323) 465-4446.
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February 5, 2000 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rule of Movie-Making, No. 1,063: If you're going to call a movie "Missing Pieces," make sure your plot isn't missing any. Otherwise, the title becomes a ready-made review, just begging to be thrown back in your face. You'd think that would be self-evident, but not, apparently, to the makers of Sunday night's "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation on CBS. Yet for all they've overlooked, they've managed to get one thing right: casting James Coburn as their central character.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 1991
. . . Ivan Reitman goes to the dogs: The producer-director's currently got a pooch comedy in preparation at Universal called "Beethoven." It's not yet cast. . . . So what did Harrison Ford look like as a kid--and as a teen-ager? Casting is under way for the title character--ages 8-10 and 16-18--for "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles." George Lucas exec-produces the ABC series, due to air next year. . . .
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January 1, 1999 | JON BURLINGAME, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nick Nolte and James Coburn--sounds like a match made in macho-movie heaven. They are two of the screen's favorite tough guys, albeit from slightly different generations. They're both big men, still ruggedly handsome and imposing. In his wide-ranging career, the 57-year-old Nolte has been an aging football player in "North Dallas Forty," a drug runner in "Who'll Stop the Rain," a combat photographer in "Under Fire," a world-weary cop in "48 HRS.," and a bum in "Down and Out in Beverly Hills."
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