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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2004 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Roberta Garfield Cohn, who endured the blacklisting and early death of her husband, actor John Garfield, has died. She was 89. Cohn died Tuesday at a nursing center in Los Angeles, according to her daughter, Julie Garfield. She had Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Born on New York City's Lower East Side to parents who were politically active, Roberta Garfield became interested in leftist causes.
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June 21, 2013 | By Susan King
Early-morning news reports from Rome on Friday announced what everyone already expected: The brilliant Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini's untimely death Wednesday at the age of 51 was caused by a heart attack. Sadly, Gandolfini is just the latest of a number of well-respected actors and performers who stunned the world when they suddenly died of a heart attack. Peter Finch The British-born Australian actor was on top of the world in January 1977, basking in the glow of thunderous reviews for his indelible performance as the "mad as hell" TV news anchor Howard Beale in Sidney Lumet's 1976 classic "Network.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1987 | DENNIS HUNT, Times Staff Writer
"Platoon," last year's Oscar-winning hit about the Vietnam War, will reach home video markets Oct. 14 with a price tag of $99.95, the highest price of any current mainstream video. When a movie makes its home video debut at such a high retail price, the company assumes it will be a very popular rental. When a video company sells to retailers and distributors at steep prices, it generally means that the video company is trying to cash in on the rental profits in which it normally doesn't share.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2012 | By Dennis Lim
A lean, mean tale of adultery and murder, James M. Cain's bestselling, once-scandalous 1934 novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice" is often considered a central text of noir fiction. It also has proved an eternally popular and durable template for the movies: Its potent mix of class anxiety and carnal violence has been transferred to the screen at least half a dozen times, in an array of social contexts and with varying degrees of fidelity. The best-known version, from 1946, directed by Tay Garnett and starring Lana Turner and John Garfield, gave the noir genre one of its most iconic femme fatales and one of its most persuasively doomed love-hate affairs.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Tears were welling up in Julie Garfield's eyes and her voice was wavering as she introduced the moving new Turner Classic Movies documentary about her legendary father, John Garfield, at a screening last week at Warner Bros.' studio. It was fitting that "The John Garfield Story" had its West Coast premiere at the Burbank studio because Garfield was one of Warner's biggest stars during the late 1930s and the '40s. Garfield was also one of cinema's most influential actors.
NEWS
January 28, 1986 | From United Press International
Lilli Palmer, an acclaimed actress, author and painter in both Europe and the United States and the former wife of actor Rex Harrison, has died, officials said today. She was 71. The announcement was made by Forest Lawn Mortuary in Glendale, where services were planned. Spokesman Dick Fisher said details of her death were not immediately available.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2013 | By Susan King
Early-morning news reports from Rome on Friday announced what everyone already expected: The brilliant Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini's untimely death Wednesday at the age of 51 was caused by a heart attack. Sadly, Gandolfini is just the latest of a number of well-respected actors and performers who stunned the world when they suddenly died of a heart attack. Peter Finch The British-born Australian actor was on top of the world in January 1977, basking in the glow of thunderous reviews for his indelible performance as the "mad as hell" TV news anchor Howard Beale in Sidney Lumet's 1976 classic "Network.
NEWS
September 2, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS
1985's The Goonies (NBC Sunday at 7 p.m.) is director Richard Donner's fast-paced childhood adventure about seven kids who burrow into the caves beneath a crumbling seaside restaurant in search of pirate treasure. Armed and Dangerous (CBS Saturday at 9:30 p.m.) is a terrible 1986 comedy that wastes John Candy and Eugene Levy, who have worked together since their "SCTV" days. SET YOUR VCR Body and Soul (KTTV Friday at 3 a.m.
SPORTS
April 4, 2010 | By Mark Heisler
Kobe shoots down rumors This just in: Kobe Bryant Still a Laker. There's an old joke in the newspaper biz about editors racking their brains for another angle on the sensational death of actor John Garfield when one suggests: "John Garfield Still Dead." There were times when Bryant didn't just think about leaving but was set to go — in 2004 when he told the Clippers he was there; in 2007 when he got permission to try to put together a trade to Chicago — but this wasn't one. Talk about a no-brainer: glamour market.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2012 | By Susan King
"The Breaking Point” is one of those forgotten great films that you have probably never heard of, let alone seen. But over the last decade, the 1950 film noir based on Ernest Hemingway's “To Have and Have Not” is getting the respect it so richly deserved. Last year, Warner Archive released the film on DVD, and Saturday afternoon the Los Angeles Film Festival will screen the recently restored print at REDCAT. “I think it is the best adaptation of any of Hemingway's works,” said film noir historian Alan K. Rode.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2011
John Garfield fans are in for a treat because one of his finest films, 1950's "The Breaking Point," has finally arrived on DVD thanks to Warner Archive. Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel "To Have and Have Not" was loosely adapted into the 1944 hit Howard Hawks romantic drama of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. But six years later, Michael Curtiz directed this much more faithful rendition starring Garfield as Harry Morgan, a married man and father who operates an unsuccessful fishing boat for hire.
SPORTS
April 4, 2010 | By Mark Heisler
Kobe shoots down rumors This just in: Kobe Bryant Still a Laker. There's an old joke in the newspaper biz about editors racking their brains for another angle on the sensational death of actor John Garfield when one suggests: "John Garfield Still Dead." There were times when Bryant didn't just think about leaving but was set to go — in 2004 when he told the Clippers he was there; in 2007 when he got permission to try to put together a trade to Chicago — but this wasn't one. Talk about a no-brainer: glamour market.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2004 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Roberta Garfield Cohn, who endured the blacklisting and early death of her husband, actor John Garfield, has died. She was 89. Cohn died Tuesday at a nursing center in Los Angeles, according to her daughter, Julie Garfield. She had Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Born on New York City's Lower East Side to parents who were politically active, Roberta Garfield became interested in leftist causes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Tears were welling up in Julie Garfield's eyes and her voice was wavering as she introduced the moving new Turner Classic Movies documentary about her legendary father, John Garfield, at a screening last week at Warner Bros.' studio. It was fitting that "The John Garfield Story" had its West Coast premiere at the Burbank studio because Garfield was one of Warner's biggest stars during the late 1930s and the '40s. Garfield was also one of cinema's most influential actors.
NEWS
September 2, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS
1985's The Goonies (NBC Sunday at 7 p.m.) is director Richard Donner's fast-paced childhood adventure about seven kids who burrow into the caves beneath a crumbling seaside restaurant in search of pirate treasure. Armed and Dangerous (CBS Saturday at 9:30 p.m.) is a terrible 1986 comedy that wastes John Candy and Eugene Levy, who have worked together since their "SCTV" days. SET YOUR VCR Body and Soul (KTTV Friday at 3 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2012 | By Susan King
"The Breaking Point” is one of those forgotten great films that you have probably never heard of, let alone seen. But over the last decade, the 1950 film noir based on Ernest Hemingway's “To Have and Have Not” is getting the respect it so richly deserved. Last year, Warner Archive released the film on DVD, and Saturday afternoon the Los Angeles Film Festival will screen the recently restored print at REDCAT. “I think it is the best adaptation of any of Hemingway's works,” said film noir historian Alan K. Rode.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2011
John Garfield fans are in for a treat because one of his finest films, 1950's "The Breaking Point," has finally arrived on DVD thanks to Warner Archive. Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel "To Have and Have Not" was loosely adapted into the 1944 hit Howard Hawks romantic drama of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. But six years later, Michael Curtiz directed this much more faithful rendition starring Garfield as Harry Morgan, a married man and father who operates an unsuccessful fishing boat for hire.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1987 | DENNIS HUNT, Times Staff Writer
"Platoon," last year's Oscar-winning hit about the Vietnam War, will reach home video markets Oct. 14 with a price tag of $99.95, the highest price of any current mainstream video. When a movie makes its home video debut at such a high retail price, the company assumes it will be a very popular rental. When a video company sells to retailers and distributors at steep prices, it generally means that the video company is trying to cash in on the rental profits in which it normally doesn't share.
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