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March 3, 2004 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Jerome Lawrence, half of the team that wrote the Broadway hits "Inherit the Wind" and "Auntie Mame" and other enduring works of the American theater, has died. He was 88. Lawrence, who suffered a stroke a year and a half ago, died Sunday at his home in Malibu after a long illness, according to his niece, Deborah Robison. Lawrence's half-century collaboration with Robert E.
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April 30, 2004
A memorial celebration will be held for noted playwright-director Jerome Lawrence at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center. Lawrence, who died Feb. 29, collaborated with Robert E. Lee to create such staples of the American theater as "Inherit the Wind," "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail" and "Auntie Mame." Among the speakers will be Michael Tilson Thomas, Jerry Herman, Eva Marie Saint, Michael York, Tyne Daly and Bea Arthur.
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November 8, 1993 | RICHARD STAYTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Friends called it "The House that Mame Built." The man who built it preferred "Walden West." By any name, it is gone. On a slope above Las Flores Canyon, Jerome Lawrence watches firemen dousing "hot spots." All that remains of his four-story chalet-styled home is the ocean view of Malibu, which once served as theatrical backdrop for literary conferences, playwriting workshops and musical soirees. Gone is the circular staircase modeled on the steps climbed by Angela Lansbury in the musical "Mame."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2004 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Jerome Lawrence, half of the team that wrote the Broadway hits "Inherit the Wind" and "Auntie Mame" and other enduring works of the American theater, has died. He was 88. Lawrence, who suffered a stroke a year and a half ago, died Sunday at his home in Malibu after a long illness, according to his niece, Deborah Robison. Lawrence's half-century collaboration with Robert E.
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April 3, 1993 | SUSAN KING, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Novel Tour: After writing 39 plays, Jerome Lawrence, who co-wrote "Auntie Mame" and "Inherit the Wind" with Robert E. Lee, has made a career detour from playwriting to fiction with his first novel, "A Golden Circle," based on the late acting teacher Stella Adler and the 1930s Algonquin Round Table literary circle. Lawrence's two-month book-signing tour begins with a dramatic presentation by actress Holland Taylor at Brentano's, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City, on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
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April 30, 2004
A memorial celebration will be held for noted playwright-director Jerome Lawrence at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center. Lawrence, who died Feb. 29, collaborated with Robert E. Lee to create such staples of the American theater as "Inherit the Wind," "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail" and "Auntie Mame." Among the speakers will be Michael Tilson Thomas, Jerry Herman, Eva Marie Saint, Michael York, Tyne Daly and Bea Arthur.
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June 6, 1989 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
There are tides in the affairs of humankind that sweep across land, sea, time and political boundaries. The fervent wish to be unfettered in thought and action is one such tide, coursing down the centuries and producing revolutions, counterrevolutions, semi-free elections in Poland and the ongoing and tragic slaughter in China. Not all the stirrings are so massive, although it may be that the modest spring becomes the mighty torrent. The famous Scopes "monkey trial" in Tennessee in 1925 pitted the stern orthodoxy of creation theory against Darwinian evolution and the scientific exploration of the origin and history of the world.
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April 17, 2004
A public memorial service for Jerome Lawrence, who wrote the Broadway hits "Inherit the Wind" and "Auntie Mame" with longtime collaborator Robert E. Lee, will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 3 at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. A reception will be held afterward. Lawrence died Feb. 29 at his home in Malibu at age 88.
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June 1, 1986
California State University, Fullerton, held its 27th annual commencement this weekend, the largest in its history, on the Performing Arts Center lawn. To accommodate the large number of graduates, the exercises were split by academic division into six ceremonies, with the first three held Saturday and the other three being held today. Degrees: Candidates were eligible for 4,324 bachelor's degrees and 876 master's degrees. Speakers: The following speakers were scheduled: Dean Thomas L.
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May 10, 1989 | MARK CHALON SMITH
"Inherit the Wind," at Orange Coast College, has at least one thing to recommend it: Michael C. Miller turns Henry Drummond, the lawyer modeled after Clarence Darrow, into an earthy, convincing symbol of reason and right. Unfortunately, though, Miller isn't enough to save the production. Directed by Alex Golson, this "Inherit the Wind" gets carried away with itself. In its efforts to depict a backwater haven of overheated fundamentalism, its crowd scenes boil over with narrow-minded monkey business, leading to some serious overacting.
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November 8, 1993 | RICHARD STAYTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Friends called it "The House that Mame Built." The man who built it preferred "Walden West." By any name, it is gone. On a slope above Las Flores Canyon, Jerome Lawrence watches firemen dousing "hot spots." All that remains of his four-story chalet-styled home is the ocean view of Malibu, which once served as theatrical backdrop for literary conferences, playwriting workshops and musical soirees. Gone is the circular staircase modeled on the steps climbed by Angela Lansbury in the musical "Mame."
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April 3, 1993 | SUSAN KING, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Novel Tour: After writing 39 plays, Jerome Lawrence, who co-wrote "Auntie Mame" and "Inherit the Wind" with Robert E. Lee, has made a career detour from playwriting to fiction with his first novel, "A Golden Circle," based on the late acting teacher Stella Adler and the 1930s Algonquin Round Table literary circle. Lawrence's two-month book-signing tour begins with a dramatic presentation by actress Holland Taylor at Brentano's, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City, on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 1989 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
There are tides in the affairs of humankind that sweep across land, sea, time and political boundaries. The fervent wish to be unfettered in thought and action is one such tide, coursing down the centuries and producing revolutions, counterrevolutions, semi-free elections in Poland and the ongoing and tragic slaughter in China. Not all the stirrings are so massive, although it may be that the modest spring becomes the mighty torrent. The famous Scopes "monkey trial" in Tennessee in 1925 pitted the stern orthodoxy of creation theory against Darwinian evolution and the scientific exploration of the origin and history of the world.
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