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May 4, 1991 | PAT H. BROESKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her stage and TV credits span more than four decades--and a roster of famed titles. Still, it's "The Honeymooners" for which Jane Kean remains best known. "There's something about the show--people relate to it," acknowledges Kean, who joined the ensemble during its '60s revival as musical comedy segments in "The Jackie Gleason Show." Kean was Art Carney's long-suffering wife, Trixie. Sheila MacRae did the honors as Alice, opposite Jackie Gleason.
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November 28, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Jane Kean, best known for her role as Trixie, the long-suffering wife of Ed Norton on the 1960s TV revival of "The Honeymooners" with Jackie Gleason and Art Carney, has died. She was 90. Kean, a resident of Toluca Lake, died Tuesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank of complications from a fall. Her niece, Deidre Wolpert, confirmed her death. Although she played diverse roles during a career spanning more than four decades, including performing at London's Palladium before moving to Broadway, Kean said her role in "The Honeymooners" was the character that most people remembered.
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May 12, 2002 | SUSAN KING
Hit it, girls! Charlotte Rae, Jane Kean and Marni Nixon just met the day before. But you wouldn't know it. The three have bonded like lifelong friends. The veterans of Broadway, nightclubs, television and movies are gabbing up a storm around a small table in an otherwise empty room at El Portal Theatre. It's their lunch break from rehearsals for the concert revival of the 1971 John Kander-Fred Ebb musical, "70, Girls, 70," opening Thursday at the North Hollywood theater.
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May 12, 2002 | SUSAN KING
Hit it, girls! Charlotte Rae, Jane Kean and Marni Nixon just met the day before. But you wouldn't know it. The three have bonded like lifelong friends. The veterans of Broadway, nightclubs, television and movies are gabbing up a storm around a small table in an otherwise empty room at El Portal Theatre. It's their lunch break from rehearsals for the concert revival of the 1971 John Kander-Fred Ebb musical, "70, Girls, 70," opening Thursday at the North Hollywood theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Jane Kean, best known for her role as Trixie, the long-suffering wife of Ed Norton on the 1960s TV revival of "The Honeymooners" with Jackie Gleason and Art Carney, has died. She was 90. Kean, a resident of Toluca Lake, died Tuesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank of complications from a fall. Her niece, Deidre Wolpert, confirmed her death. Although she played diverse roles during a career spanning more than four decades, including performing at London's Palladium before moving to Broadway, Kean said her role in "The Honeymooners" was the character that most people remembered.
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March 27, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
El Portal Center for the Arts--the nonprofit that leased North Hollywood's El Portal Theatre--is insolvent because of debts that may reach as high as $3 million, stemming from the organization's conversion of the 1926 movie palace into a live performance center during the last decade, according to former board members. But the organization's programming will continue under different auspices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Gisele MacKenzie, the Canadian - born singer - actress who was a regular on the popular 1950s television musical show "Your Hit Parade" and starred in her own short-lived NBC variety series, has died. She was 76. MacKenzie, who was once known as Canada's First Lady of Song, died Friday in Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank after a long battle with colon cancer, said her daughter, Gigi Downs. MacKenzie rose to national attention on "Your Hit Parade."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 1992 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Given the rotten reviews "The Cemetery Club" received in New York in 1990, it's a wonder anyone would consider staging it as part of a series, even if that series happens to call itself a Broadway Series. Softening the title to "Club of Hearts" for its run at the La Mirada Theatre, where it opened Thursday, turns out to be strictly a cosmetic move.
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June 6, 2002 | Paul Brownfield
Theater The Full Monty--The saga of six unemployed steel mill workers who decide to strip for cash--and, as it turns out, even more-needed self-worth--has been moved from its cinematic home, Sheffield, England. Instead of pints, guys from upstate New York talk about the football Bills.
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March 12, 1993
David Bottrell and Jessie Jones' "Dearly Departed," at the Court Theatre, is set "somewhere below the Mason-Dixon Line," and makes the same use of Southern stereotypes as "Hysterical Blindness." The difference is in the viewpoint. Here the brush strokes are broad and the characters are generally treated with derision rather than affection.
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May 4, 1991 | PAT H. BROESKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her stage and TV credits span more than four decades--and a roster of famed titles. Still, it's "The Honeymooners" for which Jane Kean remains best known. "There's something about the show--people relate to it," acknowledges Kean, who joined the ensemble during its '60s revival as musical comedy segments in "The Jackie Gleason Show." Kean was Art Carney's long-suffering wife, Trixie. Sheila MacRae did the honors as Alice, opposite Jackie Gleason.
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November 17, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may be hard to fathom, but The Honeymooners, one of the most beloved shows from TV's Golden Age, was not a success when it aired on CBS from October, 1955 to September, 1956. The top-rated show that season was "The $64,000 Question."
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