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July 18, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
June Lockhart and Jon Provost will be together again with Lassie on a silver-anniversary reunion episode to be shot next week for MCA-TV's new syndicated "Lassie" series. Provost was the orphan Timmy on CBS' "Lassie" series from 1957-64, and Lockhart was on the same show from 1958-64. The new show stars Dee Wallace Stone, Christopher Stone, Will Nipper, Wendy Cox and Lassie.
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March 29, 2008 | Bob Thomas, Associated Press
Jon Provost made his movie debut when he was 2 1/2 , playing Jane Wyman's son in "So Big." He went on to play the son of Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in "The Country Girl," the son of Teresa Wright in "Escapade in Japan" and toddler roles in several other films. His breakout finally came -- at age 7. He was cast as Timmy in the beloved TV series "Lassie," propelling him to international stardom.
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October 11, 1987 | Nancy Mills
After "Return to Mayberry," "I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later" and "Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge," are we ready for . . . "Lassie: The Next Generation"? Jon Provost is. The one-time Timmy, the collie's best friend for seven years on the series, wants a comeback. And he reports, "June Lockhart and Hugh Reilly (the folks who looked after him and Lassie) are interested." Back in 1964, he couldn't stand the thought of starring opposite Lassie for one more minute.
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July 17, 1994 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Ruff, Ruff, Ruff! Ruff Ruff!" What's that, girl? You're going to be featured in a Nickelodeon marathon? And in a Paramount movie opening Friday? Good girl! Good girl! Somehow, that brilliant canine Lassie always managed to communicate her message--however complicated--with the many owners she had in the 20 years she was on TV. On Sunday, Nickelodeon honors the popular collie by featuring her in five classic episodes.
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March 29, 2008 | Bob Thomas, Associated Press
Jon Provost made his movie debut when he was 2 1/2 , playing Jane Wyman's son in "So Big." He went on to play the son of Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in "The Country Girl," the son of Teresa Wright in "Escapade in Japan" and toddler roles in several other films. His breakout finally came -- at age 7. He was cast as Timmy in the beloved TV series "Lassie," propelling him to international stardom.
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April 7, 1990 | LIBBY SLATE
From 1957 through 1964, Jon Provost enjoyed television stardom as Timmy Martin, young master of the collie Lassie in the classic CBS series of the same name. Last year, when he discovered that MCA-TV was planning an updated, syndicated version of the show, he contacted "The New Lassie" producer Al Burton to offer his services as a consultant--and wound up instead with a recurring role as Steve McCulloch, uncle to Lassie's current 10-year-old owner, Will McCulloch.
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July 17, 1994 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Ruff, Ruff, Ruff! Ruff Ruff!" What's that, girl? You're going to be featured in a Nickelodeon marathon? And in a Paramount movie opening Friday? Good girl! Good girl! Somehow, that brilliant canine Lassie always managed to communicate her message--however complicated--with the many owners she had in the 20 years she was on TV. On Sunday, Nickelodeon honors the popular collie by featuring her in five classic episodes.
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July 20, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
June Lockhart and Jon Provost will be together again with Lassie on a silver-anniversary reunion episode to be shot next week for MCA-TV's new syndicated "Lassie" series. Provost was the on CBS' "Lassie" from 1957-64, and Lockhart was on the same show from 1958-64. . . . Actor Roger Moore started work Wednesday in York, Me., on "Bed and Breakfast," his first film since he portrayed James Bond in "A View to a Kill" four years ago. . . .
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April 7, 1990 | LIBBY SLATE
From 1957 through 1964, Jon Provost enjoyed television stardom as Timmy Martin, young master of the collie Lassie in the classic CBS series of the same name. Last year, when he discovered that MCA-TV was planning an updated, syndicated version of the show, he contacted "The New Lassie" producer Al Burton to offer his services as a consultant--and wound up instead with a recurring role as Steve McCulloch, uncle to Lassie's current 10-year-old owner, Will McCulloch.
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July 18, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
June Lockhart and Jon Provost will be together again with Lassie on a silver-anniversary reunion episode to be shot next week for MCA-TV's new syndicated "Lassie" series. Provost was the orphan Timmy on CBS' "Lassie" series from 1957-64, and Lockhart was on the same show from 1958-64. The new show stars Dee Wallace Stone, Christopher Stone, Will Nipper, Wendy Cox and Lassie.
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October 11, 1987 | Nancy Mills
After "Return to Mayberry," "I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later" and "Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge," are we ready for . . . "Lassie: The Next Generation"? Jon Provost is. The one-time Timmy, the collie's best friend for seven years on the series, wants a comeback. And he reports, "June Lockhart and Hugh Reilly (the folks who looked after him and Lassie) are interested." Back in 1964, he couldn't stand the thought of starring opposite Lassie for one more minute.
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November 14, 1993
Thordis W. Burkhardt, 85, a studio teacher whose pupils included "Lassie's" Jon Provost. Married to artist Hans Burkhardt, she began teaching child actors in studio sets and dressing rooms after hearing at a 1955 dinner party that such a career was available. She continued the work under the auspices of the Los Angeles Unified School District for 20 years, teaching Provost for four years.
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October 6, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lassie must be the most well-adjusted dog in canine history. Some pooches end up at the doggie psychiatrist every time their owners change their brand of kibble or leave them with the vet during vacation. In the past five decades, Lassie has gone from owner to owner with nary a woof of complaint. In the movies, Lassie's masters included Roddy McDowall ("Lassie Come Home") and Peter Lawford ("Son of Lassie").
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