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August 21, 2000 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Why hasn't someone cast Jim Dale in the upcoming Harry Potter movie? He's already played every role in J.K. Rowling's books--every wizard, witch and muggle (ordinary, non-magical humans), elf, snake, centaur, ghost and spider. Dale, a British-born, Tony Award-winning, film, TV and stage actor, is the voice of Harry Potter--and 124 other characters--in the audiotape versions of Rowling's series, published by Random House's Listening Library.
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July 28, 2005 | Merrill Balassone, Times Staff Writer
With a script in his hand, Jim Dale scrunches his face in a sneer and lets out a gurgling, brusque voice that transforms the 69-year-old British actor into the large, beefy, purple-faced Aunt Marge, a minor character in the "Harry Potter" series. He is reading from one of his favorite passages in the third book of the series to eager fans Tuesday evening at Storyopolis in Studio City.
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April 4, 1990 | HOLLY SELBY, THE BALTIMORE SUN
Jim and Barbara Dale are in the funny business. Or funnies business. Or funny businesses. Jim Dale is the sort of person who can write the words for an entire line of greeting cards and a syndicated comic strip--pursuits that to others might constitute one or two full-time jobs--while holding down another full-time job: creative director at W. B. Doner Advertising Agency in Baltimore. Often, he does his writing while flying to and from his advertising appointments.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2000 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Why hasn't someone cast Jim Dale in the upcoming Harry Potter movie? He's already played every role in J.K. Rowling's books--every wizard, witch and muggle (ordinary, non-magical humans), elf, snake, centaur, ghost and spider. Dale, a British-born, Tony Award-winning, film, TV and stage actor, is the voice of Harry Potter--and 124 other characters--in the audiotape versions of Rowling's series, published by Random House's Listening Library.
NEWS
July 28, 2005 | Merrill Balassone, Times Staff Writer
With a script in his hand, Jim Dale scrunches his face in a sneer and lets out a gurgling, brusque voice that transforms the 69-year-old British actor into the large, beefy, purple-faced Aunt Marge, a minor character in the "Harry Potter" series. He is reading from one of his favorite passages in the third book of the series to eager fans Tuesday evening at Storyopolis in Studio City.
SPORTS
May 9, 1998
Oh, my, another UCLA athletic program on probation [May 1]! And I thought crime was reported down for Los Angeles. TEX WALL, Burbank Last Friday's news helped me to remember one of the big reasons I like Steve Lavin. He's not Jim Harrick. DALE S. MORRETINO, Laguna Niguel
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1988
Because City Hall will not be open to provide election night results, a local restaurant will provide the evening results from the county registrar's office. City Hall, which has traditionally remained open until 11 p.m. on Election Day providing information on local issues and candidates, will close at 5 p.m. this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2000
It's difficult to think of any recent popular culture phenomenon packed with as many positive aspects as the Harry Potter craze: kids reading enthusiastically, the publishing industry getting a much-needed boost, a welfare mom becoming enormously successful by refusing to abandon her dream. Everybody wins. Almost. I was very disappointed to read that Jim Dale, the extremely talented voice(s) of the Harry Potter audiotapes, does not receive any residual or royalty payment from the millions sold ("The Wizard of Voices," by Lynne Heffley, Aug. 21)
NEWS
April 4, 1993
The city is considering increasing its tax on hotel room bills to help make up a projected budget shortfall, and hoteliers are not happy about it. "My chief concern is this is going to cost us room business," said Carol Morrison, general manager of Marriott's Residence Inn. City Financial Director Jim Dale said he will recommend that the City Council vote this month to increase the 8% tax by at least two percentage points.
NEWS
April 4, 1990 | HOLLY SELBY, THE BALTIMORE SUN
Jim and Barbara Dale are in the funny business. Or funnies business. Or funny businesses. Jim Dale is the sort of person who can write the words for an entire line of greeting cards and a syndicated comic strip--pursuits that to others might constitute one or two full-time jobs--while holding down another full-time job: creative director at W. B. Doner Advertising Agency in Baltimore. Often, he does his writing while flying to and from his advertising appointments.
NATIONAL
December 15, 2002 | Alan C. Miller and Kevin Sack, Times Staff Writers
Though many had died flying the Harrier, Marine Corps pilot Peter E. Yount never thought it would let him down. He knew the attack jet well and was devoted to it. In the entire U.S. arsenal, only the compact, muscular-looking Harrier could lift straight up off a runway, hover like a hummingbird, then blast off in search of targets. "Difficult but honest" is how Yount described it. But on a clear spring day in 1998, the Harrier would betray him.
NATIONAL
December 17, 2002
Their average age was 30. They came from 24 states and the District of Columbia. Thirty-three were married and three were engaged. They left behind 38 children and five on the way. They are the 45 Marines who have died in Harrier accidents during the jump jet's 31 years of U.S. service. Two more Marines were killed when their Harriers were shot down during the Persian Gulf War. With the exception of Lt. Stephen J. Chetneky, a flight surgeon, all were pilots.
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