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February 26, 1988 | KAREN NEWELL YOUNG, Karen Newell Young writes about shopping for Orange County Life
Jo Anne Worley, actress and comedian, makes no bones about it. She loves to shop. "Theater and entertainment are my avocations. Shopping is my real vocation," she said, adding a Worley howl for emphasis. She proved her prowess the other day at her favorite store--Saks Fifth Avenue. She usually shops the Saks in Beverly Hills or New York. But on Wednesday she headed for South Coast Plaza.
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September 25, 2012 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Billy Barnes, a composer and lyricist whose music and devilishly funny lyrics were displayed on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" in the 1960s and '70s and in his earlier series of satirical music revues in Hollywood that launched the careers of performers such as Ken Berry, Bert Convy and Jo Anne Worley, has died. He was 85. Barnes died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer's disease, said his longtime partner, Richard T. Jordan. A Los Angeles native and UCLA theater arts graduate, Barnes earned a reputation as "The Revue Master of Hollywood" after hitting his stride in 1958 with "The Billy Barnes Revue" at the Las Palmas Theater.
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March 19, 2000 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
"Hansel and Gretel" has long been regarded as family fare. But seldom has there come along a version of the classic tale that's as much a family affair as the one opening at the Falcon Theatre on Saturday. Updated, re-imagined and modernized to maximize the laughs, the new adaptation is the work of Lori Marshall, a playwright-author who happens to be the eldest of Falcon Theatre founder Garry Marshall's three children.
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March 30, 2000 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With JoAnne Worley heading the cast, you may expect a good deal morethan you get in the Falcon Theatre's disappointing "updating" of "Hansel and Gretel." You do get Worley, however, and that's the show's saving grace. With comic chops as robust as ever, this "Laugh-In" luminary and consummate stage pro could make reading the phone book funny, and she manages to provide a sense of fun to Lori Marshall's lackluster, expository script and director Kevin Larkin's uninspired staging.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2000 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With JoAnne Worley heading the cast, you may expect a good deal morethan you get in the Falcon Theatre's disappointing "updating" of "Hansel and Gretel." You do get Worley, however, and that's the show's saving grace. With comic chops as robust as ever, this "Laugh-In" luminary and consummate stage pro could make reading the phone book funny, and she manages to provide a sense of fun to Lori Marshall's lackluster, expository script and director Kevin Larkin's uninspired staging.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2012 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Billy Barnes, a composer and lyricist whose music and devilishly funny lyrics were displayed on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" in the 1960s and '70s and in his earlier series of satirical music revues in Hollywood that launched the careers of performers such as Ken Berry, Bert Convy and Jo Anne Worley, has died. He was 85. Barnes died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer's disease, said his longtime partner, Richard T. Jordan. A Los Angeles native and UCLA theater arts graduate, Barnes earned a reputation as "The Revue Master of Hollywood" after hitting his stride in 1958 with "The Billy Barnes Revue" at the Las Palmas Theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1985
Choreographer/director Gary Mascaro has been selected by Elizabeth Swados to choreograph "Beautiful Lady," the new musical by Swados and Paul Schmidt, featuring JoAnne Worley. "Beautiful Lady" is scheduled to open at the Mark Taper Forum at the end of August. Tickets: (213) 410-1062 and TDD (213) 680-4017.
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September 16, 1996
Celebrities and their pets are slated to appear in "Aardvarks to Zebras," the fifth annual musical tribute to animals benefiting PAWS/LA, at the Pasadena Playhouse on Oct. 7. Jo Anne Worley, Dale Kristien, Charlotte Rae, Kirby Tepper and Gretchen Wyler are among the performers. PAWS/LA is a nonprofit organization that helps people with HIV and AIDS with the care and feeding of their pets. Tickets are $40. Reservations: (310) 657-2929.
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December 3, 2011 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Alan Sues, the actor best known as a flamboyantly campy regular on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" in the late 1960s and early '70s, has died. He was 85. Sues died Thursday night while watching television at his home in West Hollywood, said Michael Gregg Michaud, a longtime friend. "He had been in failing health the last couple of years, but it was nothing you could put your finger on; just old age," said Michaud. "Mentally, he was funny and 'on' as usual. He was a delightfully funny man, with a wonderful career that spanned six decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2000 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
"Hansel and Gretel" has long been regarded as family fare. But seldom has there come along a version of the classic tale that's as much a family affair as the one opening at the Falcon Theatre on Saturday. Updated, re-imagined and modernized to maximize the laughs, the new adaptation is the work of Lori Marshall, a playwright-author who happens to be the eldest of Falcon Theatre founder Garry Marshall's three children.
NEWS
February 26, 1988 | KAREN NEWELL YOUNG, Karen Newell Young writes about shopping for Orange County Life
Jo Anne Worley, actress and comedian, makes no bones about it. She loves to shop. "Theater and entertainment are my avocations. Shopping is my real vocation," she said, adding a Worley howl for emphasis. She proved her prowess the other day at her favorite store--Saks Fifth Avenue. She usually shops the Saks in Beverly Hills or New York. But on Wednesday she headed for South Coast Plaza.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2000
John Raitt, Eileen Barnett, Renee Orin, Albert Hague, Perry King, Joan Van Ark and Jo Anne Worley are among the performers and presenters who will appear in the "23rd Annual Robby Awards," Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The awards show, presented each year by theater critic Rob Stevens to honor "distinguished achievement in theater," will be hosted by Michael G. Hawkins, Michael Horton and Nan Martin. A pre-show buffet will be offered at 6 p.m.
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December 19, 2007
Late-night TV: ABC confirmed Tuesday that "Jimmy Kimmel Live" would return to the air Jan. 2, the same day that Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien plan to start up their late-night shows on NBC again. They all shut down when the Writers Guild of America went on strike Nov. 5 but decided to resume production to keep the rest of their staff members employed.
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