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January 8, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
One daughter, barely 16, lives in Houston, where she has developed into the country's best gymnast. Another daughter, 14, lives in Southern California, where she is making a name for herself as a figure skater. A son, 18, the eldest of half a dozen children, has returned to the family nest in Northfield, Ill., an upper middle-class suburb of Chicago, after sharpening his speed skating skills for a year in Butte, Mont., and Calgary.
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March 14, 2014 | By Laura Bleiberg
It's a full spring dance season, with national and international companies heading into town, a trend that continues well into summer. For the next three months, "diversity" is one watchword, with flamenco, contemporary ballet, modern dance and neo-classical masterpieces being presented around the region. Companies that qualify as American treasures will be well represented too, with Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo performing. New York's Tere O'Connor will be bringing two new pieces to the Skirball Cultural Center in April, while a newer Big Apple group, the much-talked-about Jessica Lang Dance, makes its first appearance here in late May. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Ballet presents its eighth repertory season and premieres two commissioned works, including one from Christopher Stowell, a former principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet.
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August 23, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Join "American Horror Story" goddess Jessica Lange for a live chat today at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time. The two-time Oscar-winning actress, known for such films as "Cape Fear" and "Big Fish," has recently solidified herself in the TV genre since joining forces with Ryan Murphy . The 64-year-old actress has become a fixture in Murphy's FX anthology series, "American Horror Story. " She earned acclaim and awards recognition with her first-season stint as meddling neighbor Constance Langdon.
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February 20, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
The latest incarnation of "Thérèse Raquin," Emile Zola's 1867 novel of lust and murder, arrives not as a bodice ripper but a bodice unbuttoner. Aiming for the screw-tightening tension of noir, writer-director Charlie Stratton lands in a murky region of the gray scale with "In Secret," a film rich in atmosphere but emotionally as blunt as its title. With varying degrees of success, Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton and Jessica Lange struggle against the shaky mix of melodrama, black comedy, ghost story and a soupçon of Grand Guignol.
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October 17, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
In the wicked world of witchery this season on “American Horror Story,” it appears Sarah Paulson is the good witch of the Bayou. The third volume of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck's anthology horror series has the 38-year-old actress taking up the role of Cordelia Foxx, the headmistress of a school for young witches with the intent of giving them the tools to keep their powers in check. She is also the estranged daughter of Supreme witch Fiona, played by “AHS” first lady Jessica Lange - mommy dearest at its finest.
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August 23, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
A collective gasp among die-hard "American Horror Story" fans detonated Friday, just before noon Pacific time. Jessica Lange, the dowager of the FX anthology series, laid the seeds that her end on the drama is drawing near. [Insert GASP!] The 64-year-old actress, best known for her film work in such touchstones as "King Kong" and "Tootsie," experienced a career renaissance since joining forces with Ryan Murphy, appearing in his spookfest cable project. Her eery portrayal of meddling neighbor Constance Langdon earned her critical praise and awards acclaim.
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August 9, 2012 | By Amy Dawes
Even after 35 years in the spotlight, Jessica Lange gets a curveball thrown at her now and then. On a recent day at work on Season 2 of"American Horror Story," it was an unaccustomed song-and-dance number. "I'm not a singer - I've only tried it once before in my life, as Big Edie for 'Grey Gardens,'and it was nerve-wracking," says Lange, who lip-synced her vocals as Patsy Cline in 1985's "Sweet Dreams. " "This time I thought: Just approach it as an actor. Go in there and tell a story.
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July 20, 1990 | TERRY ATKINSON
THIS WEEK'S MOVIES Jessica Lange shines as a mother of two sons who must adjust to a new life after her husband's death in "Men Don't Leave" (Warner, $89.95, PG-13). The warm, touching and funny comedy-drama from earlier this year--writer-director Paul Brickman's first film since his more acidic "Risky Business"--also features Arliss Howard, Chris O'Donnell and another enchanting performance by Joan Cusack.
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January 19, 2001 | MATT WOLF, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jessica Lange, the two-time Oscar-winning film star, received her first Olivier nomination Thursday, while two little-known Irishmen, bound for Broadway in the same play, are both up for best actor. Winners of the 25th annual Laurence Olivier Awards--London's nearest equivalent to Broadway's Tony--will be announced Feb. 23.
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September 21, 1994 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jessica Lange's acting in "Blue Sky" leaves you awe-struck. It's a great performance. Because the film, which was shot in 1990, is just now being released--it's yet another foundling from the pre-bankrupt Orion Pictures era--its appearance is like a gift. It's an especially welcome gift because Lange hasn't been acting much in the movies lately. (She'll appear in "Losing Isaiah" in November.) She starred on TV in 1992 in "O Pioneers!"
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October 17, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
In the wicked world of witchery this season on “American Horror Story,” it appears Sarah Paulson is the good witch of the Bayou. The third volume of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck's anthology horror series has the 38-year-old actress taking up the role of Cordelia Foxx, the headmistress of a school for young witches with the intent of giving them the tools to keep their powers in check. She is also the estranged daughter of Supreme witch Fiona, played by “AHS” first lady Jessica Lange - mommy dearest at its finest.
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October 10, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
There is a distinctive intimacy to a handwritten letter between friends. You can feel the emotion behind the stroke of the pen, layers of meaning in the choice of a word. Put the letter writers in a room together and there is both comfort and disquiet, as if the other knows, perhaps, too much. "Shepard & Dark," a candid new documentary, captures that dichotomy as it riffles through the long correspondence and relationship between playwright-actor Sam Shepard and his close friend, Johnny Dark, a man of odd-jobs, intelligence and the kind of curated obscurity of someone fascinated by, but not envious of, the fame.
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October 9, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates. Five of the more promising words on offer to the American television audience, and reason enough for even those put off by the absurd amount of sexual violence, sadistic brutality, extreme gore and downright silliness that marked the first two seasons of FX's "American Horror Story" to gather 'round for the third. With "American Horror Story: Coven," which premieres Wednesday, creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk seem to be choosing the more traditional elements of a deliciously scary campfire story over the hyperbolic elements of comic book horror (Nazis!
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August 23, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
A collective gasp among die-hard "American Horror Story" fans detonated Friday, just before noon Pacific time. Jessica Lange, the dowager of the FX anthology series, laid the seeds that her end on the drama is drawing near. [Insert GASP!] The 64-year-old actress, best known for her film work in such touchstones as "King Kong" and "Tootsie," experienced a career renaissance since joining forces with Ryan Murphy, appearing in his spookfest cable project. Her eery portrayal of meddling neighbor Constance Langdon earned her critical praise and awards acclaim.
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August 23, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Join "American Horror Story" goddess Jessica Lange for a live chat today at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time. The two-time Oscar-winning actress, known for such films as "Cape Fear" and "Big Fish," has recently solidified herself in the TV genre since joining forces with Ryan Murphy . The 64-year-old actress has become a fixture in Murphy's FX anthology series, "American Horror Story. " She earned acclaim and awards recognition with her first-season stint as meddling neighbor Constance Langdon.
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August 19, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Join Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson, star of FX's "American Horror Story: Asylum," for a live chat today at 2 p.m. PDT. Paulson made us tremble with her portrayal of Lana Winters, a '50s-era reporter held against her will as a mental patient last season on the anthology horror series. The horror didn't stop there. Lana, a lesbian on the downlow, was forced to undergo aversion conversion therapy; she also endured electroshock therapy, rape, and, uh, breast-feeding of Zachary Quinto's character?
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December 2, 2008 | Susan King, King is a Times staff writer.
Like any other proud parent, two-time Oscar-winning actress Jessica Lange has a "million-and-twelve color snapshots" of her three children. But when daughters Shura and Hannah and son Walker were little, Lange decided she would document their growing up with more "substantial" portraits. "I had an old Nikon," says the star of such films as "Frances," "Tootsie" and "Blue Sky."
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August 19, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Sarah Paulson was relieved that the TV academy decided to reinstate the supporting categories for TV movies and miniseries at this year's Emmys. "I don't know if I would have been able to compete with the leading actresses ... if there had only been one category," she told The Times during an in-studio live interview on Monday. The move also means Paulson doesn't find herself head-to-head again with veteran actress and co-star Jessica Lange. The two - whose working relationship previously included appearing in the 2005 Broadway production of "The Glass Menagerie" - were both contenders for supporting actress last year, Paulson for her role on HBO's movie "Game Change," Lange for her role in the first season of "American Horror Story.
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