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September 17, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Pasternak, the masterful producer of film musicals whose 105 pictures reflected his own Old Country taste and optimism, has died at his Beverly Hills home. His son, Peter, said Monday that his father was six days short of his 90th birthday when he died Friday. In a career that spanned 40 years, Pasternak developed such musical prodigies as Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland, Kathryn Grayson and Gloria DeHaven.
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September 17, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Pasternak, the masterful producer of film musicals whose 105 pictures reflected his own Old Country taste and optimism, has died at his Beverly Hills home. His son, Peter, said Monday that his father was six days short of his 90th birthday when he died Friday. In a career that spanned 40 years, Pasternak developed such musical prodigies as Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland, Kathryn Grayson and Gloria DeHaven.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 1988 | SHEILA BENSON, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
** "Love Me Or Leave Me." MGM/UA. $19.95. 1955. In 1955, when it was made by director Charles Vidor for producer Joe Pasternak, this musical biography of '20s singer Ruth Etting, manhandled and masterminded by a gangster named Moe (The Gimp) Schneider, seemed pretty raw stuff.
NEWS
March 13, 1992
Laslo Benedek, a cameraman, screenwriter and director whose pictures ranged from the adaptation of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" to Marlon Brando's portrayal of the brooding motorcyclist in "The Wild One" is dead. A daughter, Melinda Benedek, said Thursday that her father died Wednesday in New York at age 87. A native of Budapest, Hungary, Benedek turned to film after studying psychiatry at the University of Vienna.
REAL ESTATE
April 22, 2001 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, writer-producer David E. Kelley, have sold their Pacific Palisades home for $7.5 million, local Realtors said. The couple purchased a Brentwood home for $15 million in June, but they continued to live on their Palisades property while refurbishing their new estate.
NEWS
July 1, 1993 | PANCHO DOLL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Pasternak may well have the most far-reaching home office ever. From his residence in Thousand Oaks, the DJ and rock 'n' roll correspondent records radio shows heard from Yokohama to York, from Bahrain to Birmingham. Birmingham, England, that is. Pasternak, 51, was one of Britain's best-loved rock 'n' roll DJs of the '60s and '70s.
SPORTS
May 26, 1985
Hall of Fame shortstop and manager Lou Boudreau, now an announcer with the Chicago Cubs, was reminiscing with umpire Bruce Froemming about a 1972 game in San Diego where Milt Pappas of the Cubs was working on a perfect game. With two out in the ninth inning, Pappas had a 2-and-2 count on Larry Stahl of the Padres. Froemming called the next two pitches balls, and Stahl walked, spoiling the perfect game.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1995 | W. R. WILKERSON III, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; W. R. Wilkerson III is a Los Angeles-based writer-producer. His upcoming book, "Billy Wilkerson: The Great Hollywood Discoverer," will be published next year.
Once upon a time, actually it was January, 1937, Judy Turner cut her Hollywood High School typing class and slipped across Sunset Boulevard to share a Coke with some friends. My father R. (Billy) Wilkerson, was already sipping Coke at the same soda fountain. He often strolled there from his nearby office at the Hollywood Reporter. During the years a dispute has arisen over the name of this soda fountain. Some remember it as Curries Ice Cream Parlor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1998 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
In what could mark the end of an era, a historic Hollywood synagogue that once drew such luminaries as the Warner brothers, actor Edward G. Robinson and cosmetics king Max Factor may go up for sale. Members of the aging and dwindling Hollywood Temple Beth El congregation, faced with maintaining the huge edifice in changing times, are scheduled to vote on the future of the synagogue at an emergency meeting Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2007 | Tara Ison, Special to The Times
For the last week, I've been intimately involved with Jack Nicholson. He's both a charmer and a cliche. Passionate about truth in his art and a mendacious hypocrite in real life. Wildly generous, yet appallingly parsimonious. A pothead and a fine art collector. A priapic satyr and a romantic fool. I now have a singular insight into Nicholson. But I haven't a clue about the real man behind the joker's mask.
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