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February 11, 1994
Joan Van Ark, one of the former stars of "Knots Landing," will direct and act in an "ABC Afterschool Special" about sexual harassment on a high school campus. The hourlong program, "Boys Will Be Boys," is scheduled for broadcast April 21. Also starring are Ami Dolenz, Richard Karn, Jane Kaczmarek, Larry Wilcox, Dorothy Lyman, Lindsay Price and Jeremy Jordan.
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March 2, 2005 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
Such drama and vitality. So full of surprises. And, oh, what range. It would be nice to be able to attach these descriptions to the show that inaugurates La Jolla Playhouse's much-anticipated third performing space: the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.
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June 26, 1992 | LIBBY SLATE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's official: After several weeks of published speculation about her future as Valene Ewing on "Knots Landing," Joan Van Ark has confirmed that she is departing the popular CBS prime-time serial. Having originated the character on predecessor "Dallas" in 1978, the actress has played the role for 13 seasons on "Knots," opposite Ted Shackelford as her on-again, off-again (currently on-again) husband, Gary Ewing.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1994
Joan Van Ark, one of the former stars of "Knots Landing," will direct and act in an "ABC Afterschool Special" about sexual harassment on a high school campus. The hourlong program, "Boys Will Be Boys," is scheduled for broadcast April 21. Also starring are Ami Dolenz, Richard Karn, Jane Kaczmarek, Larry Wilcox, Dorothy Lyman, Lindsay Price and Jeremy Jordan.
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July 28, 1992 | JAN HERMAN
The idea of playing a pregnant Lady Macbeth--a concept suggested by her director and her co-star--seemed, um, basically wrong to her. "Lady M. can be anything--but pregnant?" asked Joan Van Ark, registering her incredulity with a quiver of her blond bangs. "That would take Lady M.'s appetite away. A woman pregnant is like a pig in you-know-what. She's pacified." Just what Van Ark is doing playing Lady Macbeth at all in Garden Grove seems the more obvious question.
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August 15, 1992 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idea of playing a pregnant Lady Macbeth--a concept suggested by director Jules Aaron and co-star David Birney--seemed, uhm, basically wrong to her. "Lady M. can be anything--but pregnant ?" asked Joan Van Ark, registering her incredulity with a quiver of her blond bangs. "That would take Lady M.'s appetite away. A woman pregnant is like a pig in you-know-what. She's pacified." Just what Van Ark is doing playing Lady Macbeth at all in Garden Grove seems the more obvious question.
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October 19, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The fifth annual Women in Film Festival will wrap up Sunday night at the Directors Guild with a presentation of the Lillian Gish Awards for excellence in film making, and the Los Angeles premiere of Sandy Wilcox's "American Boyfriends." Among the celebrities scheduled to present the Gish Awards are Jane Alexander, Dixie Carter, Hal Holbrook, Joan Van Ark, Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, Helen Reddy and Henry Winkler. KABC-TV's Tawny Little will host the 8 p.m. event.
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January 19, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Lucy's back at the ranch when Charlene Tilton returns to CBS' "Dallas" for this season's last two episodes, producer Lorimar announced Monday. The bouncy Tilton had been a Southfork favorite for eight seasons when she left the series two years ago in pursuit of other projects. As far as bloodlines go, Lucy's parents are Gary (Ted Shackleford) Ewing and his one-time wife Val (Joan Van Ark), who left her behind when they headed west for "Knots Landing."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2005 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
Such drama and vitality. So full of surprises. And, oh, what range. It would be nice to be able to attach these descriptions to the show that inaugurates La Jolla Playhouse's much-anticipated third performing space: the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.
NEWS
May 13, 1990
TED SHACKELFORD "We are this quiet little show that keeps getting better," said Shackelford, who plays Gary Ewing. "There is a very loyal staunch audience. People have 'Knots Landing' parties. I think the audience likes the characters." Especially Gary and Val. Fans, he said, are eager to see the couple get back together. This season, Gary came to Val's side when she learned the truth about Danny. "We are getting closer," Shackelford said, laughing.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 1992 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idea of playing a pregnant Lady Macbeth--a concept suggested by director Jules Aaron and co-star David Birney--seemed, uhm, basically wrong to her. "Lady M. can be anything--but pregnant ?" asked Joan Van Ark, registering her incredulity with a quiver of her blond bangs. "That would take Lady M.'s appetite away. A woman pregnant is like a pig in you-know-what. She's pacified." Just what Van Ark is doing playing Lady Macbeth at all in Garden Grove seems the more obvious question.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 1992 | JAN HERMAN
The idea of playing a pregnant Lady Macbeth--a concept suggested by her director and her co-star--seemed, um, basically wrong to her. "Lady M. can be anything--but pregnant?" asked Joan Van Ark, registering her incredulity with a quiver of her blond bangs. "That would take Lady M.'s appetite away. A woman pregnant is like a pig in you-know-what. She's pacified." Just what Van Ark is doing playing Lady Macbeth at all in Garden Grove seems the more obvious question.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1992 | LIBBY SLATE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's official: After several weeks of published speculation about her future as Valene Ewing on "Knots Landing," Joan Van Ark has confirmed that she is departing the popular CBS prime-time serial. Having originated the character on predecessor "Dallas" in 1978, the actress has played the role for 13 seasons on "Knots," opposite Ted Shackelford as her on-again, off-again (currently on-again) husband, Gary Ewing.
NEWS
May 13, 1990
TED SHACKELFORD "We are this quiet little show that keeps getting better," said Shackelford, who plays Gary Ewing. "There is a very loyal staunch audience. People have 'Knots Landing' parties. I think the audience likes the characters." Especially Gary and Val. Fans, he said, are eager to see the couple get back together. This season, Gary came to Val's side when she learned the truth about Danny. "We are getting closer," Shackelford said, laughing.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The fifth annual Women in Film Festival will wrap up Sunday night at the Directors Guild with a presentation of the Lillian Gish Awards for excellence in film making, and the Los Angeles premiere of Sandy Wilcox's "American Boyfriends." Among the celebrities scheduled to present the Gish Awards are Jane Alexander, Dixie Carter, Hal Holbrook, Joan Van Ark, Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, Helen Reddy and Henry Winkler. KABC-TV's Tawny Little will host the 8 p.m. event.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Lucy's back at the ranch when Charlene Tilton returns to CBS' "Dallas" for this season's last two episodes, producer Lorimar announced Monday. The bouncy Tilton had been a Southfork favorite for eight seasons when she left the series two years ago in pursuit of other projects. As far as bloodlines go, Lucy's parents are Gary (Ted Shackleford) Ewing and his one-time wife Val (Joan Van Ark), who left her behind when they headed west for "Knots Landing."
NEWS
November 24, 1989
George S. Kirvay, 55, a veteran film and theatrical agent whose clients included Robert Wagner, Ann-Margret, Joan Van Ark, Dyan Cannon and Natalie Wood. Kirvay joined Rogers & Cowan's international public relations firm in London after working as a journalist in Rome. At the time of his death, he was president of the Performing Artists Division of Rogers & Cowan. In Los Angeles on Saturday of what a Rogers & Cowan spokesman said was pneumonia.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1993 | ROBIN RAUZI, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Knots' Reunion: Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills will return to "Knots Landing" for its May 13 finale in their roles as Val Ewing and Abby Cunningham-Ewing-Sumner. The two will find themselves trapped aboard a plane with a ticking time bomb as they attempt to shed light on the ruthless and mysterious corporate takeover attempt of the Sumner Group. Whatever happens, it'll be the end of the series' 14-year run.
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