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January 6, 2002
"An Evening With Golda Meir" features Renee Taylor in the West Coast premiere of her new solo work about Israel's former prime minister. The show, directed by Taylor's actor husband, Joseph Bologna, will benefit Hollygrove Children and Family Services. Friday and Saturday at Lee Strasberg Creative Center in Hollywood.
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March 27, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
This post has been corrected. See note below for details. Renée Taylor is a very funny lady known for such comedic roles as Eva Braun in Mel Brooks' 1968 classic "The Producers," Fran Drescher's ultimate Jewish mother on "The Nanny" and Brian Benben's ultimate Jewish mother on HBO's "Dream On. " But her career didn't start out that way. FOR THE RECORD: Renee Taylor: A profile of actress Renee Taylor in the March 27...
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October 27, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their play "It Had to Be You," Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna offered a perfectly pleasant evening in the theater and enjoyed a long local run with it, but in bringing it to the screen, they've met with disaster. Never as strong as their durably hilarious 1971 "Made for Each Other," of which it is a variation, "It Had to Be You" citywide)just lies there and dies, an embarrassment.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2002
"An Evening With Golda Meir" features Renee Taylor in the West Coast premiere of her new solo work about Israel's former prime minister. The show, directed by Taylor's actor husband, Joseph Bologna, will benefit Hollygrove Children and Family Services. Friday and Saturday at Lee Strasberg Creative Center in Hollywood.
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March 27, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
This post has been corrected. See note below for details. Renée Taylor is a very funny lady known for such comedic roles as Eva Braun in Mel Brooks' 1968 classic "The Producers," Fran Drescher's ultimate Jewish mother on "The Nanny" and Brian Benben's ultimate Jewish mother on HBO's "Dream On. " But her career didn't start out that way. FOR THE RECORD: Renee Taylor: A profile of actress Renee Taylor in the March 27...
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March 15, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
If you missed "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" at either the Tiffany Theater or the Canon Theatre in 1995 or '96, don't worry. Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna provide an excerpt as part of their newest showcase, an easygoing greatest-hits affair called "If You Ever Leave Me . . . I'm Going With You!" Like "Bermuda," which was a play as opposed to a career survey, "If You Ever Leave Me . . . " should keep the duo's many fans happy for a couple of hours.
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May 3, 1985 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna's "Made for Each Other" was a delight when it opened in 1971, and it remains so is in its re-release (at the Beverly Center Cineplex). It's now 20 minutes longer, which is the way the Bolognas intended it, and it's perhaps even funnier because there's just that much more context and detail.
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February 3, 1996 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lots of couples finish each other's sentences. Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna do so for a living. Married for 30 years and writing partners for nearly as long, they're best known for their 1968 Broadway hit "Lovers and Other Strangers," which became the 1970 film of the same name and garnered the duo an Academy Award nomination.
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April 27, 1985 | RODERICK MANN
"When I'm really depressed or frustrated about my work, I never go to see American movies--only foreign ones. Otherwise, I know I'll find myself staring at the screen and muttering, 'How did this guy get this junk made?' And that makes me more depressed and frustrated." Actor-writer Joseph Bologna doesn't smile as he says this--which makes it even funnier. For the truth is, he means it. "I get the same feeling if I happen to read the trades. I think, 'How did that idiot get such a deal?'
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October 30, 1995 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
It may be the slimmest possible excuse for a play, but "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" is a great reason to see three seasoned pros serve up the best shtick around. Onstage at the Tiffany Theater, Beatrice Arthur, Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna display comic timing so fine it must have taken more than one lifetime to perfect. They deliver some kind of giddy laugh cure begun before the birth of vaudeville.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
If you missed "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" at either the Tiffany Theater or the Canon Theatre in 1995 or '96, don't worry. Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna provide an excerpt as part of their newest showcase, an easygoing greatest-hits affair called "If You Ever Leave Me . . . I'm Going With You!" Like "Bermuda," which was a play as opposed to a career survey, "If You Ever Leave Me . . . " should keep the duo's many fans happy for a couple of hours.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1996 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lots of couples finish each other's sentences. Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna do so for a living. Married for 30 years and writing partners for nearly as long, they're best known for their 1968 Broadway hit "Lovers and Other Strangers," which became the 1970 film of the same name and garnered the duo an Academy Award nomination.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 1995 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
It may be the slimmest possible excuse for a play, but "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" is a great reason to see three seasoned pros serve up the best shtick around. Onstage at the Tiffany Theater, Beatrice Arthur, Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna display comic timing so fine it must have taken more than one lifetime to perfect. They deliver some kind of giddy laugh cure begun before the birth of vaudeville.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their play "It Had to Be You," Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna offered a perfectly pleasant evening in the theater and enjoyed a long local run with it, but in bringing it to the screen, they've met with disaster. Never as strong as their durably hilarious 1971 "Made for Each Other," of which it is a variation, "It Had to Be You" citywide)just lies there and dies, an embarrassment.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1985 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna's "Made for Each Other" was a delight when it opened in 1971, and it remains so is in its re-release (at the Beverly Center Cineplex). It's now 20 minutes longer, which is the way the Bolognas intended it, and it's perhaps even funnier because there's just that much more context and detail.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1985 | RODERICK MANN
"When I'm really depressed or frustrated about my work, I never go to see American movies--only foreign ones. Otherwise, I know I'll find myself staring at the screen and muttering, 'How did this guy get this junk made?' And that makes me more depressed and frustrated." Actor-writer Joseph Bologna doesn't smile as he says this--which makes it even funnier. For the truth is, he means it. "I get the same feeling if I happen to read the trades. I think, 'How did that idiot get such a deal?'
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October 20, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Pop singer Madonna will chair a benefit screening of the Renee Taylor-Joseph Bologna comedy "It Had to Be You" Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. The $50 admission will help Hollywood Helps, which provides financial support for people in the entertainment industry who have AIDS. Hollywood Helps can be reached through the Actor's Fund.
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December 20, 1992 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jean Smart hasn't looked back since she left "Designing Women" last year. She hasn't had time. Countless stars have left popular series and immediately disappeared from view, but that hasn't been the case with Smart, who played the Sugarbakers' business manager Charlene Frazier for five seasons. Smart has been working nonstop in features ("Mistress"), TV movies ("Overkill") and off-Broadway ("The End of the Day."). Her latest is "Just My Imagination," an NBC movie on Monday.
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