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September 9, 1987 | NANCY MILLS
Jennifer Grey got the best reviews of her life for her film "Dirty Dancing," a current box-office hit. However, in a cruel twist of fate, she is getting more news coverage because of a Northern Ireland car accident last month that killed two people and seriously injured her boyfriend, actor Matthew Broderick. "I'm very happy to be alive," Grey said recently about the accident. "Matthew and I were very lucky. He'll be fine. . . ."
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July 26, 2013 | By Susan King, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
"Dancing With the Stars" dancer-choreographer extraordinaire Derek Hough will be dancing under the stars when he joins the California Philharmonic on Saturday at the Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia for an evening of music and dance called "Dance Fever. " But while people may come for the dancing, the performance (repeating indoors Sunday afternoon at Walt Disney Concert Hall) will mark a personal milestone for Hough: It will be the first time he sings with a symphony orchestra.
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September 15, 1992 | BRIDGET BYRNE
The Scene: The recent non-splashy premiere of Tri-Star's sailing saga "Wind," Carroll Ballard's film about learning to win by working with nature's elements instead of against them.
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January 17, 2011
'Cabaret' Joel Grey won a supporting actor Tony for the 1966 Broadway production of "Cabaret" as the malevolent Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub and the supporting actor Oscar for Bob Fosse's celebrated 1972 film version. 'Dancing With the Stars' Grey's daughter, Jennifer, not only won season 11 last fall of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," she also was nominated for a Golden Globe as Frances "Baby" Houseman in the 1987 favorite, "Dirty Dancing. " Mickey Katz Grey's father, Mickey Katz, was a renowned clarinetist but was best loved for his musical parodies, such as "Duvid Crockett," "Borscht Riders in the Sky" and "Barber of Schlemiel.
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April 27, 1991 | SUSAN KING
Life on the musical stage was no longer a cabaret for Joel Grey. So he retired his tap shoes, gave his regards to Broadway and headed to L.A. "The turning point came a year ago when producer Cameron Mackintosh asked me to do 'Miss Saigon' in London with the possibility of doing it in New York," explains the actor, who won both the Tony and Oscar for his marvelously decadent Master of Ceremonies in the musical "Cabaret."
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July 26, 2013 | By Susan King, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
"Dancing With the Stars" dancer-choreographer extraordinaire Derek Hough will be dancing under the stars when he joins the California Philharmonic on Saturday at the Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia for an evening of music and dance called "Dance Fever. " But while people may come for the dancing, the performance (repeating indoors Sunday afternoon at Walt Disney Concert Hall) will mark a personal milestone for Hough: It will be the first time he sings with a symphony orchestra.
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August 21, 1987 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film CriticC
By being smart and funny, touching and unabashedly sensual, "Dirty Dancing" (selected theaters), a musical/love story set in the Catskills in the early '60s, is the sweet sleeper of a hot season. It works with the kick that it does because writer Eleanor Bergstein and director Emile Ardolino know their milieu so well they can handle it in throwaway-perfect detail.
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October 5, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Joel Grey flew to Sweden last year to prerecord his musical number for Lars von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark," the actor expected to report to a high-tech studio in Stockholm. Instead, he found himself in a small hotel room in a remote part of the country where the film was shooting, sharing a microphone with the film's elfin star and composer, Icelandic pop singer Bjork. "My foot was in the shower," Grey recalls, laughing. "Lars put some earphones on me. Do you hear me?
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August 18, 1997 | KATHLEEN CRAUGHWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
'Dirty Dancing," the sleeper hit of 1987, spawned not one but two Top 10 soundtracks, picked up an Academy Award for best original song (the song also won a Grammy), grossed $170 million worldwide (it was made for $7 million), launched the careers of Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze and still sells an astounding number of home videos. As they say in Hollywood, this movie's got legs. And it's set for a 10th anniversary re-release Friday in L.A. and 24 other cities.
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November 24, 2010 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
The tea party is over. Actress Jennifer Grey and her professional dance partner, Derek Hough, were crowned winners of the "Dancing With the Stars" 11th season Tuesday evening, ending a weeks-long tempest over the surprising success of the often-awkward Bristol Palin. The "Dirty Dancing" star, who routinely topped the judges' leaderboard, was considered the favorite to claim the ballroom dance competition's mirror ball trophy ? something judge Len Goodman predicted after Grey finished performing Monday night.
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November 24, 2010 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
The tea party is over. Actress Jennifer Grey and her professional dance partner, Derek Hough, were crowned winners of the "Dancing With the Stars" 11th season Tuesday evening, ending a weeks-long tempest over the surprising success of the often-awkward Bristol Palin. The "Dirty Dancing" star, who routinely topped the judges' leaderboard, was considered the favorite to claim the ballroom dance competition's mirror ball trophy ? something judge Len Goodman predicted after Grey finished performing Monday night.
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August 31, 2010 | By Maria Elena Fernandez, Los Angeles Times
It didn't seem possible that "Dancing With the Stars" could outdo itself in the casting department. After last season's winning combination of Kate Gosselin, Shannen Doherty and Pamela Anderson, senior producer and head of casting Deena Katz decided she had two choices: retire or up her game. Katz opted to challenge herself and wound up with a Season 11 cast that is bound to get the whole country on its feet. Seriously, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino ("Jersey Shore") is going to cha cha cha and compete against singer Michael Bolton, Kyle Massey ("Cory in the House")
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October 5, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Joel Grey flew to Sweden last year to prerecord his musical number for Lars von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark," the actor expected to report to a high-tech studio in Stockholm. Instead, he found himself in a small hotel room in a remote part of the country where the film was shooting, sharing a microphone with the film's elfin star and composer, Icelandic pop singer Bjork. "My foot was in the shower," Grey recalls, laughing. "Lars put some earphones on me. Do you hear me?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 1997 | KATHLEEN CRAUGHWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
'Dirty Dancing," the sleeper hit of 1987, spawned not one but two Top 10 soundtracks, picked up an Academy Award for best original song (the song also won a Grammy), grossed $170 million worldwide (it was made for $7 million), launched the careers of Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze and still sells an astounding number of home videos. As they say in Hollywood, this movie's got legs. And it's set for a 10th anniversary re-release Friday in L.A. and 24 other cities.
NEWS
September 15, 1992 | BRIDGET BYRNE
The Scene: The recent non-splashy premiere of Tri-Star's sailing saga "Wind," Carroll Ballard's film about learning to win by working with nature's elements instead of against them.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1991 | SUSAN KING
Life on the musical stage was no longer a cabaret for Joel Grey. So he retired his tap shoes, gave his regards to Broadway and headed to L.A. "The turning point came a year ago when producer Cameron Mackintosh asked me to do 'Miss Saigon' in London with the possibility of doing it in New York," explains the actor, who won both the Tony and Oscar for his marvelously decadent Master of Ceremonies in the musical "Cabaret."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2011
'Cabaret' Joel Grey won a supporting actor Tony for the 1966 Broadway production of "Cabaret" as the malevolent Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub and the supporting actor Oscar for Bob Fosse's celebrated 1972 film version. 'Dancing With the Stars' Grey's daughter, Jennifer, not only won season 11 last fall of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," she also was nominated for a Golden Globe as Frances "Baby" Houseman in the 1987 favorite, "Dirty Dancing. " Mickey Katz Grey's father, Mickey Katz, was a renowned clarinetist but was best loved for his musical parodies, such as "Duvid Crockett," "Borscht Riders in the Sky" and "Barber of Schlemiel.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2010 | By Maria Elena Fernandez, Los Angeles Times
It didn't seem possible that "Dancing With the Stars" could outdo itself in the casting department. After last season's winning combination of Kate Gosselin, Shannen Doherty and Pamela Anderson, senior producer and head of casting Deena Katz decided she had two choices: retire or up her game. Katz opted to challenge herself and wound up with a Season 11 cast that is bound to get the whole country on its feet. Seriously, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino ("Jersey Shore") is going to cha cha cha and compete against singer Michael Bolton, Kyle Massey ("Cory in the House")
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1987 | NANCY MILLS
Jennifer Grey got the best reviews of her life for her film "Dirty Dancing," a current box-office hit. However, in a cruel twist of fate, she is getting more news coverage because of a Northern Ireland car accident last month that killed two people and seriously injured her boyfriend, actor Matthew Broderick. "I'm very happy to be alive," Grey said recently about the accident. "Matthew and I were very lucky. He'll be fine. . . ."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1987 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film CriticC
By being smart and funny, touching and unabashedly sensual, "Dirty Dancing" (selected theaters), a musical/love story set in the Catskills in the early '60s, is the sweet sleeper of a hot season. It works with the kick that it does because writer Eleanor Bergstein and director Emile Ardolino know their milieu so well they can handle it in throwaway-perfect detail.
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