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March 10, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Frances Dee, an actress of the 1930s and 1940s whose 57-year marriage to the late actor Joel McCrea was one of Hollywood's most durable, has died. She was 94. Dee died Saturday in Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn. She had been visiting her son, Peter McCrea, in Westport, Conn. He said Monday that she suffered a stroke, fell and broke her leg and died of pneumonia. Paramount producer A.C.
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December 27, 2012 | By Susan King
The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre has the perfect antidote for holiday blues -- a series of classic comedies from the golden age of Hollywood. "Screwball Comedy Classics for the 2013 New Year" serves up 1947's "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" Thursday evening. Cary Grant stars as the bachelor and Shirley Temple is the bobby-soxer who has a crush on him. Myrna Loy plays her older sister who also thinks Grant is quite dishy. Sidney Sheldon won an Oscar for his screenplay. Rounding out the double bill is an even funnier romantic comedy, 1943's "The More the Merrier," directed by George Stevens and starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea and supporting actor Oscar winner for the film, Charles Coburn.
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NEWS
October 21, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Joel McCrea, a real-life cowboy who became one of the best of Hollywood's make-believe saddle heroes, died Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 84. Eileen Singer Brown, hospital supervisor, said McCrea died at 4:50 a.m. of pulmonary complications. She said he had been a patient a short time, and that his wife of 57 years, actress Frances Dee, had been constantly at his bedside. McCrea's last public appearance was Oct.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The Midcentury Effect that rippled outward from "Mad Men" and produced "Pan Am," "The Playboy Club" and "Magic City" has now tossed "Vegas" upon our shores. Premiering Tuesday on CBS, it is set in 1960 in the City sometimes called Sin, when men were men and women were showgirls and Las Vegas was still an expression - or an impression, perhaps - of the Wild West and not the fantastical, international theme park it has since become. The series comes from Nicholas Pileggi - who cowrote the screenplays for Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" and "Casino," from his own books - with "Without a Trace" vet Greg Walker aboard to give it that TV shape and pace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Jody McCrea, the actor son of Joel McCrea who appeared in a spate of westerns in the 1950s and '60s but was best known for his comedic work in the surf and on the sand as a regular cast member of the popular "Beach Party" movies, has died. He was 74. McCrea, whose mother was actress Frances Dee and who later became a cattle rancher in New Mexico, died of cardiac arrest April 4 in Roswell, N.M., said his brother, Peter.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
JOEL McCREA never won any Oscars -- in fact he wasn't ever nominated. And he frequently joked that his career was built around hand-me-downs. "No one writes a script for me," he once said. "They write a script for Gary Cooper and if they can't get him, they use me." He also was modest. "People say I'm a one-note actor, but the way I figure it," he remarked, "those other guys are just looking for that one right note."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2009
SERIES Stossel: The former co-anchor of ABC's "20/20," John Stossel makes the leap to cable news with the premiere of this weekly series, taped live before a studio audience, focusing on libertarian and economic issues (5 p.m. Fox Business). Bones: Brennan's father (Ryan O'Neal) invites a distant relative (Zooey Deschanel, Emily's real-life sister) to spend Christmas with him and his daughter (8 p.m. Fox). The Office: Despite uncertainty over the future of their company, Jim and Dwight (John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2012 | By Susan King
The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre has the perfect antidote for holiday blues -- a series of classic comedies from the golden age of Hollywood. "Screwball Comedy Classics for the 2013 New Year" serves up 1947's "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" Thursday evening. Cary Grant stars as the bachelor and Shirley Temple is the bobby-soxer who has a crush on him. Myrna Loy plays her older sister who also thinks Grant is quite dishy. Sidney Sheldon won an Oscar for his screenplay. Rounding out the double bill is an even funnier romantic comedy, 1943's "The More the Merrier," directed by George Stevens and starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea and supporting actor Oscar winner for the film, Charles Coburn.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2012 | By Susan King
If you're a slacker and not afraid to show it, then the New Beverly Cinema has the film festival for you. The New Bev's “Slacker Week” festival begins Sunday and Monday with Cheech and Chong's 1978 stoner classic “Up in Smoke,” directed by Lou Adler, and another stoner favorite, 2004's “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” with John Cho and Kal Penn. On tap for Tuesday is the 2001 Broken Lizard comedy “Super Troopers,” followed on Wednesday by the 1978 classic “Animal House,” directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi, and Judd Apatow's 2007 blockbuster, “Knocked Up,” with Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The Midcentury Effect that rippled outward from "Mad Men" and produced "Pan Am," "The Playboy Club" and "Magic City" has now tossed "Vegas" upon our shores. Premiering Tuesday on CBS, it is set in 1960 in the City sometimes called Sin, when men were men and women were showgirls and Las Vegas was still an expression - or an impression, perhaps - of the Wild West and not the fantastical, international theme park it has since become. The series comes from Nicholas Pileggi - who cowrote the screenplays for Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" and "Casino," from his own books - with "Without a Trace" vet Greg Walker aboard to give it that TV shape and pace.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2012 | By Susan King
If you're a slacker and not afraid to show it, then the New Beverly Cinema has the film festival for you. The New Bev's “Slacker Week” festival begins Sunday and Monday with Cheech and Chong's 1978 stoner classic “Up in Smoke,” directed by Lou Adler, and another stoner favorite, 2004's “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” with John Cho and Kal Penn. On tap for Tuesday is the 2001 Broken Lizard comedy “Super Troopers,” followed on Wednesday by the 1978 classic “Animal House,” directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi, and Judd Apatow's 2007 blockbuster, “Knocked Up,” with Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2009
SERIES Stossel: The former co-anchor of ABC's "20/20," John Stossel makes the leap to cable news with the premiere of this weekly series, taped live before a studio audience, focusing on libertarian and economic issues (5 p.m. Fox Business). Bones: Brennan's father (Ryan O'Neal) invites a distant relative (Zooey Deschanel, Emily's real-life sister) to spend Christmas with him and his daughter (8 p.m. Fox). The Office: Despite uncertainty over the future of their company, Jim and Dwight (John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Jody McCrea, the actor son of Joel McCrea who appeared in a spate of westerns in the 1950s and '60s but was best known for his comedic work in the surf and on the sand as a regular cast member of the popular "Beach Party" movies, has died. He was 74. McCrea, whose mother was actress Frances Dee and who later became a cattle rancher in New Mexico, died of cardiac arrest April 4 in Roswell, N.M., said his brother, Peter.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
JOEL McCREA never won any Oscars -- in fact he wasn't ever nominated. And he frequently joked that his career was built around hand-me-downs. "No one writes a script for me," he once said. "They write a script for Gary Cooper and if they can't get him, they use me." He also was modest. "People say I'm a one-note actor, but the way I figure it," he remarked, "those other guys are just looking for that one right note."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Frances Dee, an actress of the 1930s and 1940s whose 57-year marriage to the late actor Joel McCrea was one of Hollywood's most durable, has died. She was 94. Dee died Saturday in Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn. She had been visiting her son, Peter McCrea, in Westport, Conn. He said Monday that she suffered a stroke, fell and broke her leg and died of pneumonia. Paramount producer A.C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2000 | GAIL DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The farmhand peering across Ventura Boulevard on Sunday looked frozen in time, a throwback to when this was the town's main thoroughfare and workers were 10 a penny. Across the road, toddlers scrambled onto the lap of a tall, bronzed cowboy, stretched across an iron bench.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2000 | GAIL DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The farmhand peering across Ventura Boulevard on Sunday looked frozen in time, a throwback to when this was the town's main thoroughfare and workers were 10 a penny. Across the road, toddlers scrambled onto the lap of a tall, bronzed cowboy, stretched across an iron bench.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1995 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Planning a wedding? Picture this: exchanging vows on the lushly landscaped lawns of a 50-year-old ranch house where a Hollywood couple spent 40 idyllic years and reared their three sons. The Joel McCrea Ranch, nestled in a canyon cooled by the shade of decades-old eucalyptus and pepper trees among the golden hills of the Santa Rosa Valley, will be available for weddings in time for next year's June brides, officials say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1995 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Planning a wedding? Picture this: exchanging vows on the lushly landscaped lawns of a 50-year-old ranch house where a Hollywood couple spent 40 idyllic years and reared their three sons. The Joel McCrea Ranch, nestled in a canyon cooled by the shade of decades-old eucalyptus and pepper trees among the golden hills of the Santa Rosa Valley, will be available for weddings in time for next year's June brides, officials say.
NEWS
October 21, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Joel McCrea, a real-life cowboy who became one of the best of Hollywood's make-believe saddle heroes, died Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 84. Eileen Singer Brown, hospital supervisor, said McCrea died at 4:50 a.m. of pulmonary complications. She said he had been a patient a short time, and that his wife of 57 years, actress Frances Dee, had been constantly at his bedside. McCrea's last public appearance was Oct.
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