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January 17, 2011
Joel Grey appeared with what male box-office star in the 1961 comedy "Come September"? Rock Hudson
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January 17, 2011
An Evening With Joel Grey When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills Price: General admission $20; $15 for members. Discussion and a post-event reception with Grey, $75. Info: http://www.paleycenter.org or (866) 811-4111
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2009 | Susan King
Joel Grey always had disdain for people who took photographs with their cellphones. "To me, that's like standing in front of the Statue of Liberty or shooting yourself or shooting your friends," says the 77-year-old Grey. "I never took it seriously." Best known for his Tony- and Oscar-winning performance as the malevolent, mischievous emcee in the seminal musical-drama "Cabaret," Grey has also developed a reputation as a photographer.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2011
Joel Grey appeared with what male box-office star in the 1961 comedy "Come September"? Rock Hudson
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
There was a time in 1965 when Joel Grey thought he would throw in the towel on show business. He wanted to be Laurence Olivier but instead he was doing a dreadful musical in Jones Beach, Long Island, called " Mardi Gras" with the June Taylor Dancers. "It was out in the open air with water surrounding the stage," recalled Grey, 78, recently over lunch at one of his favorite eateries in Venice. " Louis Armstrong did 20 minutes in the middle. I played a comedy pirate. It was awful.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1991 | SUSAN KING
Life on the musical stage was no longer a cabaret for Joel Grey. So he retired his tap shoes, gave his regards to Broadway and headed to L.A. "The turning point came a year ago when producer Cameron Mackintosh asked me to do 'Miss Saigon' in London with the possibility of doing it in New York," explains the actor, who won both the Tony and Oscar for his marvelously decadent Master of Ceremonies in the musical "Cabaret."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Joel Grey flew to Sweden last year to prerecord his musical number for Lars von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark," the actor expected to report to a high-tech studio in Stockholm. Instead, he found himself in a small hotel room in a remote part of the country where the film was shooting, sharing a microphone with the film's elfin star and composer, Icelandic pop singer Bjork. "My foot was in the shower," Grey recalls, laughing. "Lars put some earphones on me. Do you hear me?
NEWS
June 2, 1991
What a disappointment the final episode of "Dallas" (May 3) was. Knowing that the end of the series was coming, the writers had weeks to prepare the final show--and that was the best they could do? It seemed to me that the two hours were created solely as a vehicle for Joel Grey. Al Halpern, Anaheim
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They were all there Friday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center: Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante and George M. Cohan. But where was Joel Grey? Backed by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Grey's one-man musical show neatly capsulized his career and paid tribute to a few of his heroes in whirlwind fashion. So much was packed into his medley-heavy, one-hour appearance that there was little opportunity to sit back and enjoy Grey on his own terms.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actors' Equity will reconsider its decision to bar British star Jonathan Pryce from appearing in "Miss Saigon" on Broadway. The union's council will revive its debate Thursday, in a meeting occurring simultaneously in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and possibly other cities, linked by telephone.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
There was a time in 1965 when Joel Grey thought he would throw in the towel on show business. He wanted to be Laurence Olivier but instead he was doing a dreadful musical in Jones Beach, Long Island, called " Mardi Gras" with the June Taylor Dancers. "It was out in the open air with water surrounding the stage," recalled Grey, 78, recently over lunch at one of his favorite eateries in Venice. " Louis Armstrong did 20 minutes in the middle. I played a comedy pirate. It was awful.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2011
'Cabaret' Joel Grey won a supporting actor Tony for the 1966 Broadway production of "Cabaret" as the malevolent Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub and the supporting actor Oscar for Bob Fosse's celebrated 1972 film version. 'Dancing With the Stars' Grey's daughter, Jennifer, not only won season 11 last fall of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," she also was nominated for a Golden Globe as Frances "Baby" Houseman in the 1987 favorite, "Dirty Dancing. " Mickey Katz Grey's father, Mickey Katz, was a renowned clarinetist but was best loved for his musical parodies, such as "Duvid Crockett," "Borscht Riders in the Sky" and "Barber of Schlemiel.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2009 | Susan King
Joel Grey always had disdain for people who took photographs with their cellphones. "To me, that's like standing in front of the Statue of Liberty or shooting yourself or shooting your friends," says the 77-year-old Grey. "I never took it seriously." Best known for his Tony- and Oscar-winning performance as the malevolent, mischievous emcee in the seminal musical-drama "Cabaret," Grey has also developed a reputation as a photographer.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2002 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
If there hadn't been Bob Fosse, there wouldn't be the acclaimed new movie musical "Chicago." The dazzling innovator choreographed and directed the original 1975 Broadway production of "Chicago," which starred his wife, Gwen Verdon, as well as Chita Rivera and Jerry Orbach. Fosse's choreography was sexy and bold, his direction of musicals and movies surreal and daring.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Joel Grey flew to Sweden last year to prerecord his musical number for Lars von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark," the actor expected to report to a high-tech studio in Stockholm. Instead, he found himself in a small hotel room in a remote part of the country where the film was shooting, sharing a microphone with the film's elfin star and composer, Icelandic pop singer Bjork. "My foot was in the shower," Grey recalls, laughing. "Lars put some earphones on me. Do you hear me?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 1998 | Patrick Pacheco, Patrick Pacheco is a regular contributor to Calendar from New York
Few actors would have the temerity to step into a role that had won both a Tony and an Oscar for the person who created it, but Alan Cumming, who is playing the Emcee in the new Broadway revival of "Cabaret," is nothing if not fearless. Indeed, he's quick to raise the name of Joel Grey, "because everyone is going to, anyway." "I think the film is fantastic," he adds, his large dark eyes, white skin, and soft Scottish burr betraying his Highlands background.
NEWS
January 17, 2011
An Evening With Joel Grey When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills Price: General admission $20; $15 for members. Discussion and a post-event reception with Grey, $75. Info: http://www.paleycenter.org or (866) 811-4111
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2011
'Cabaret' Joel Grey won a supporting actor Tony for the 1966 Broadway production of "Cabaret" as the malevolent Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub and the supporting actor Oscar for Bob Fosse's celebrated 1972 film version. 'Dancing With the Stars' Grey's daughter, Jennifer, not only won season 11 last fall of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," she also was nominated for a Golden Globe as Frances "Baby" Houseman in the 1987 favorite, "Dirty Dancing. " Mickey Katz Grey's father, Mickey Katz, was a renowned clarinetist but was best loved for his musical parodies, such as "Duvid Crockett," "Borscht Riders in the Sky" and "Barber of Schlemiel.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They were all there Friday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center: Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante and George M. Cohan. But where was Joel Grey? Backed by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Grey's one-man musical show neatly capsulized his career and paid tribute to a few of his heroes in whirlwind fashion. So much was packed into his medley-heavy, one-hour appearance that there was little opportunity to sit back and enjoy Grey on his own terms.
NEWS
June 2, 1991
What a disappointment the final episode of "Dallas" (May 3) was. Knowing that the end of the series was coming, the writers had weeks to prepare the final show--and that was the best they could do? It seemed to me that the two hours were created solely as a vehicle for Joel Grey. Al Halpern, Anaheim
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