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April 21, 1992 | JAN HERMAN
Ever since she can remember, Jonelle Allen has felt a compulsion to perform. When she auditioned for her first New York show--a revival of "The Wisteria Tree," starring Helen Hayes and Walter Matthau--she was only 5 years old. The director balked at hiring the precocious tot because of her age. But, according to Allen family legend, she piped up Shirley Temple-style: "Gimme a chance! I can do it!"
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November 15, 1997 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jonelle Allen's character on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" has never had it easy. Grace has suffered the emotional pain of infertility, battled racism as she and her husband struggle for acceptance as blacks in 1870s Colorado, and now this: the death of her son. The boy's death culminated the emotionally charged episode of the CBS drama that kicked off the November TV ratings period. "Dr. Quinn," now in its sixth season, consistently wins its 8 p.m.
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February 12, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Infertility is not just a contemporary concern. Beginning this week, CBS' popular pioneer drama, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," now in its third season, tackles the subject over several episodes. Facing the condition will be blacksmith Robert E. and cafe owner Grace (played by Henry G. Sanders and Jonelle Allen), who married on the show last season. "I love how they've made us human beings, with both good and bad points," Allen says of her and Sanders' characters.
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February 12, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Infertility is not just a contemporary concern. Beginning this week, CBS' popular pioneer drama, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," now in its third season, tackles the subject over several episodes. Facing the condition will be blacksmith Robert E. and cafe owner Grace (played by Henry G. Sanders and Jonelle Allen), who married on the show last season. "I love how they've made us human beings, with both good and bad points," Allen says of her and Sanders' characters.
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November 15, 1997 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jonelle Allen's character on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" has never had it easy. Grace has suffered the emotional pain of infertility, battled racism as she and her husband struggle for acceptance as blacks in 1870s Colorado, and now this: the death of her son. The boy's death culminated the emotionally charged episode of the CBS drama that kicked off the November TV ratings period. "Dr. Quinn," now in its sixth season, consistently wins its 8 p.m.
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April 28, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Harlem that Jonelle Allen remembers, the Harlem that's at the heart of her stage reflection "Easter on Sugarhill," isn't marred by drug dealers, poverty or any other of the urban ills that have come to characterize the famous New York City 'hood. Instead, it's a community of "tree-lined streets where kids rode bicycles that weren't stolen . . . and where people voted Republican because Lincoln was a Republican."
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March 28, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Brandon Tartikoff, president of NBC entertainment, marked the first anniversary of the daytime soap "Generations" Tuesday by establishing a $10,000 college scholarship to benefit minority students seeking a career in the dramatic arts. "Generations"--which stars Taurean Blacque, Debbi Morgan, Jonelle Allen, Joan Pringle and Richard Roundtree--is the first daytime drama to feature a black family among its core characters.
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August 23, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Bleat Goes On: "Join Us!," the second in a series of benefits to raise monies for financially strapped Los Angeles Theatre Center, comes along Monday at 8 p.m. at the theater, 514 S. Spring St. The evening of comedy and music has a star-laden cast, including Jonelle Allen, Georgia Brown, Roscoe Lee Brown, Danny Glover, Ronnie Graham, Lainie Kazan, Sally Kirkland, Martin Landau, Rita Moreno, Edward James Olmos and Karen Morrow. The theater is seeking to raise $100,000 by Sept. 1.
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March 18, 2011
Carol Channing, Robert Morse, Rita Moreno and Tyne Daly are among the Broadway veterans who'll be belting out show tunes in "Original Cast 2," a benefit on April 2 to raise money for AIDS Project Los Angeles. Others who'll be reprising numbers from such productions as "Company," "Hello Dolly," "Showboat," "Three Penny Opera" and "Miss Saigon" include Philip Casnoff, Constance Towers, Patrick Cassidy, Jonelle Allen, Carole Cook, Charlotte Rae, Vicki Lewis and Bill Hutton. The 27th annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State Los Angeles.
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March 2, 1993 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Noel Coward is coming. Noel Coward is coming. Yes, twice. GroveShakespeare announced Monday that its eight-play 1993 season will open at the Gem Theatre in April with his "Private Lives" just five days after South Coast Repertory mounts a revival of his "Hay Fever" in Costa Mesa. Is the Grove, the county's second-largest professional troupe, offering a challenge to SCR? Or is it merely taking a cue from the largest?
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April 28, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Harlem that Jonelle Allen remembers, the Harlem that's at the heart of her stage reflection "Easter on Sugarhill," isn't marred by drug dealers, poverty or any other of the urban ills that have come to characterize the famous New York City 'hood. Instead, it's a community of "tree-lined streets where kids rode bicycles that weren't stolen . . . and where people voted Republican because Lincoln was a Republican."
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April 21, 1992 | JAN HERMAN
Ever since she can remember, Jonelle Allen has felt a compulsion to perform. When she auditioned for her first New York show--a revival of "The Wisteria Tree," starring Helen Hayes and Walter Matthau--she was only 5 years old. The director balked at hiring the precocious tot because of her age. But, according to Allen family legend, she piped up Shirley Temple-style: "Gimme a chance! I can do it!"
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September 10, 1998
8pm: Theater The 1928 Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht classic "The Threepenny Opera," a blistering comment on the moral decadence eroding European society, will be presented in a semi-staged production by Reprise! Broadway's Best in Concert. Directed by Glenn Casale, it will star Jonelle Allen, Theodore Bikel, Patrick Cassidy, Carrie Hamilton, Marilynn Lovell, Marguerite MacIntyre, George McDaniel and Ken Page. * "The Threepenny Opera," UCLA, Freud Playhouse (parking lot 3). Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.
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