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May 29, 1995 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an emotional ceremony evocative of springtime tradition, more than 900 new Chapman University graduates attended commencement exercises Sunday that were highlighted by the presence of the parents of a Chinese dissident. Included among the estimated 7,500 onlookers gathered for the ceremony were two from China. They were the parents of Ray Zhang, a 26-year-old political dissident who escaped from his homeland six years ago after playing a major role in the Tian An Men Square uprising.
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January 21, 2000 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jester Hairston ran naked yelling 'Bwana, bwana!" through more Tarzan movies than he cared to remember. He had to lose his Boston accent to win long-running roles on the radio and television versions of "Amos 'n' Andy," a classic show eventually run off the air because of objections over its demeaning depictions of blacks. Later he played the wisecracking Rolly Forbes on the 1980s sitcom "Amen."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2000 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jester Hairston ran naked yelling 'Bwana, bwana!" through more Tarzan movies than he cared to remember. He had to lose his Boston accent to win long-running roles on the radio and television versions of "Amos 'n' Andy," a classic show eventually run off the air because of objections over its demeaning depictions of blacks. Later he played the wisecracking Rolly Forbes on the 1980s sitcom "Amen."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1995 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an emotional ceremony evocative of springtime tradition, more than 900 new Chapman University graduates attended commencement exercises Sunday that were highlighted by the presence of the parents of a Chinese dissident. Included among the estimated 7,500 onlookers gathered for the ceremony were two from China. They were the parents of Ray Zhang, a 26-year-old political dissident who escaped from his homeland six years ago after playing a major role in the Tian An Men Square uprising.
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