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November 22, 1992 | SUSAN KING
Kate Vernon is a fan of Spike Lee's films. "They stimulate people," said the Canadian-born actress, who appeared in "Pretty in Pink" and the TV series "Falcon Crest." "I think he is helping people wake up to their own prejudices. I think that's important," she said. But Vernon found working with Lee to be a different matter. In Lee's "Malcolm X," Vernon plays Sophia, Malcolm's white girlfriend during his hustler days in Boston in the 1940s.
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February 4, 2005 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
John Vernon, a Canadian-born character actor who frequently played villains in films and on television and may be best known as the sinister Dean Wormer in the comedy classic "Animal House," has died. He was 72. Vernon, who recently suffered a heart attack, died Tuesday in his sleep at his Van Nuys home, family members said.
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November 5, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Vernon, a Los Angeles caterer known as "the omelet king" who was state chairman and a frequent political candidate of the Libertarian Party, has died at age 53. Vernon died Sunday in his Van Nuys home of AIDS, his sister, Mary Kathryn Vernon, said. He most recently ran for elective office last year, when he was one of 10 candidates running for state Senate in the 20th District and at the same time campaigned for a seat in the 40th Assembly District.
BOOKS
January 28, 1996 | Clay Morgan, Clay Morgan is author of the novel "Santiago and the Drinking Party." He is collaborating with artist Nick Bantock on a novel titled "Carta Rosa: A Love Story with Maps."
John Vernon's historical novel "All for Love: Baby Doe and Silver Dollar" could more aptly be titled "All for Naught," but that wouldn't sell many copies. For nothing were the motivations and maneuvers of the Colorado Cleopatra who went from rags to riches to rags. For nothing would have been her final mad musings if they had not been mined by Vernon. Author of the acclaimed "Peter Doyle," Vernon again displays his grasp of history and his talent for fiction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2005 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
John Vernon, a Canadian-born character actor who frequently played villains in films and on television and may be best known as the sinister Dean Wormer in the comedy classic "Animal House," has died. He was 72. Vernon, who recently suffered a heart attack, died Tuesday in his sleep at his Van Nuys home, family members said.
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June 30, 1991 | Michael Harris, Harris is a Times staff writer.
"Forget 'Less is more,' " John Irving told a University of Iowa Writers' Workshop class in the early 1970s. He was then writing "The World According to Garp," with its sprawling plot and its stories within stories, and he was declaring his revolt against the slim, understated, fastidious, word-squeezing, academic novel. "More is more." In "Peter Doyle," John Vernon gives us more--gives us what, at first reading, appears to be the whole 19th Century.
OPINION
August 19, 1990
Brown is confused concerning his role in the term-limitation drama. Prop. 140 is the surgeon: Brown is the tumor. JOHN VERNON Van Nuys
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1991
Right on, Rodriguez! Vivat, vivat, vivat Gore Vidal (Interview, Dec. 15)! It's great to see the writing of writers who understand that our rights do not derive from government. JOHN VERNON Van Nuys
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS
Along with Roberti and Rowen, three minor-party candidates appear on the June 2 ballot: Glenn Bailey of the Green Party, Gary Kast of the Peace and Freedom Party and John Vernon of the Libertarian Party. The following are selected views of Bailey and Vernon. Kast could not be reached for comment and did not return a Times candidate questionnaire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1991
I am appalled and embarrassed that Llewellyn Rockwell identifies himself as a libertarian ("It's Safe Streets Versus Urban Terror," Column Right, Commentary, March 10). There is nothing Libertarian about the notion that police are empowered to act as judge, jury and dispenser of punishment. What becomes apparent from viewing the beating of Rodney King is that if the police had felt threatened by his "resistance" to arrest, they had sufficient numbers to restrain him with handcuffs.
NEWS
November 5, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Vernon, a Los Angeles caterer known as "the omelet king" who was state chairman and a frequent political candidate of the Libertarian Party, has died at age 53. Vernon died Sunday in his Van Nuys home of AIDS, his sister, Mary Kathryn Vernon, said. He most recently ran for elective office last year, when he was one of 10 candidates running for state Senate in the 20th District and at the same time campaigned for a seat in the 40th Assembly District.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 1992 | SUSAN KING
Kate Vernon is a fan of Spike Lee's films. "They stimulate people," said the Canadian-born actress, who appeared in "Pretty in Pink" and the TV series "Falcon Crest." "I think he is helping people wake up to their own prejudices. I think that's important," she said. But Vernon found working with Lee to be a different matter. In Lee's "Malcolm X," Vernon plays Sophia, Malcolm's white girlfriend during his hustler days in Boston in the 1940s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS
Along with Roberti and Rowen, three minor-party candidates appear on the June 2 ballot: Glenn Bailey of the Green Party, Gary Kast of the Peace and Freedom Party and John Vernon of the Libertarian Party. The following are selected views of Bailey and Vernon. Kast could not be reached for comment and did not return a Times candidate questionnaire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1992
A special election to fill the seat previously held by Democrat Alan Robbins, who resigned after confessing to felony racketeering and tax evasion charges, will be held Tuesday. Robbins' term was to expire in 1994. The district includes the communities of Arleta, Mission Hills, San Fernando, Sylmar, Pacoima, Panorama City, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Valley Village, Reseda, North Hills and portions of Sun Valley, Encino, Northridge, Sherman Oaks and Tarzana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1991
Right on, Rodriguez! Vivat, vivat, vivat Gore Vidal (Interview, Dec. 15)! It's great to see the writing of writers who understand that our rights do not derive from government. JOHN VERNON Van Nuys
BOOKS
June 30, 1991 | Michael Harris, Harris is a Times staff writer.
"Forget 'Less is more,' " John Irving told a University of Iowa Writers' Workshop class in the early 1970s. He was then writing "The World According to Garp," with its sprawling plot and its stories within stories, and he was declaring his revolt against the slim, understated, fastidious, word-squeezing, academic novel. "More is more." In "Peter Doyle," John Vernon gives us more--gives us what, at first reading, appears to be the whole 19th Century.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1988 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Cable television viewers in the Westside and the San Fernando Valley sections of Los Angeles are being treated to a rather startling sight this month. A man making omelets is asking voters to send him to Congress. The man is John Vernon, better known to affluent party-goers as the "Omelet King." The well-known caterer is the Libertarian candidate for the 23rd District congressional seat this year.
NEWS
October 9, 1988 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Cable television viewers in the Westside and the San Fernando Valley sections of Los Angeles are being treated to a rather startling sight this month. A man making omelets is asking voters to send him to Congress. The man is John Vernon, better known to affluent party-goers as the "Omelet King." The well-known caterer is the Libertarian candidate for the 23rd District Congressional seat this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1991
I am appalled and embarrassed that Llewellyn Rockwell identifies himself as a libertarian ("It's Safe Streets Versus Urban Terror," Column Right, Commentary, March 10). There is nothing Libertarian about the notion that police are empowered to act as judge, jury and dispenser of punishment. What becomes apparent from viewing the beating of Rodney King is that if the police had felt threatened by his "resistance" to arrest, they had sufficient numbers to restrain him with handcuffs.
OPINION
August 19, 1990
Brown is confused concerning his role in the term-limitation drama. Prop. 140 is the surgeon: Brown is the tumor. JOHN VERNON Van Nuys
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