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October 13, 1998
Joseph Cates, who wrote, produced and directed more than 1,000 television specials--including two that won him Emmy Awards--has died in New York at 74. Cates, father of actress Phoebe Cates, brother of Hollywood director Gil Cates and creator of "The $64,000 Question," one of television's pioneering and most popular game shows, died Saturday of complications from leukemia.
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December 10, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
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October 20, 1991 | RICHARD STAYTON, Richard Stayton is a playwright and free-lance journalist
Superstition insists that none dare speak its name. "It" is the Great White Way, Broadway, the promised land, which is beckoning "Elmer Gantry," a musical adaptation of the Sinclair Lewis novel that has its West Coast premiere tonight at La Jolla Playhouse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1998
Joseph Cates, who wrote, produced and directed more than 1,000 television specials--including two that won him Emmy Awards--has died in New York at 74. Cates, father of actress Phoebe Cates, brother of Hollywood director Gil Cates and creator of "The $64,000 Question," one of television's pioneering and most popular game shows, died Saturday of complications from leukemia.
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December 10, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
ENTERTAINMENT Pop Album Chart: Garth Brooks continues his reign over the pop chart, but the youthful crooners of 'N Sync nearly matched the country superstar's sales success last week by landing two of their albums in the Top 10. Brooks' two-disc "Double Live" logged its third week at No. 1 by selling 423,000 copies, bringing its total sales to 2.16 million, according to SoundScan. Meanwhile, 'N Sync's self-titled album climbed three notches to take the No.
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February 4, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Tony Veterans: Joseph Cates has a date with the Tony Awards for the third year. The American Theater Wing has signed him up to return as executive producer of the Tony telecast, which is due May 31 on CBS. Walter C. Miller will return as producer and director, a post he has held for the last five years.
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June 4, 1990
There was more drama off-camera than on at the 1990 Tony Awards, although "The Grapes of Wrath" was the upset winner for best play over "The Piano Lesson." The flap occurred during a commercial break at the televised award show when producer Joseph Cates blasted presenter Ron Silver for his lengthy defense of the embattled National Endowment for the Arts and for his remembrance of the massacre in Beijing one year ago.
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January 23, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Aram A. Avakian, a veteran film editor who gained prominence as director of the graphic and unsettling 1970 picture "End of the Road," has died at the age of 60. Avakian, who also edited Edward R. Murrow's television news series "See It Now" from 1955 to 1958, died Saturday at his Manhattan home of heart failure. Avakian graduated from Yale University, served in the Navy and lived in Paris, where he attended the Sorbonne.
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June 2, 1990 | JOAN HANAUER, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
There will be some changes made when they give out the Tony Awards this year if Joseph Cates has his way. He wants to take out the glitzy variety numbers and all those boring thank-you speeches. Cates, who has a couple of Emmys on his shelf for past musical programs, is likely to prevail since he's the executive producer of "The 44th Annual Tony Awards" special to air on CBS Sunday at 9 p.m.
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December 27, 1998
Mae Questel, voice of Betty Boop, 89, Jan. 4 Owen Bradley, country music record prodcuer, 82, Jan. 7 Ellis Rabb, actor and Tony Award-winningn director, 67, Jan. 11 Emil Sitka, straight man in Three Stooges movies, 83, Jan. 16 Jack Lord, "Hawaii Five-O" star, 77, Jan. 21 Donald Davis, actor, 69, Jan. 23 Walter Bishop Jr., jazz pianist, 70, Jan. 24 Bob Russell, co-creator of "Name That Tune," 90. Jan. 24 Ferdy Mayne, actor, 81, Jan. 30 Falco, singer, 40, Feb. 7 Philip Abbott, actor, 74, Feb.
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October 20, 1991 | RICHARD STAYTON, Richard Stayton is a playwright and free-lance journalist
Superstition insists that none dare speak its name. "It" is the Great White Way, Broadway, the promised land, which is beckoning "Elmer Gantry," a musical adaptation of the Sinclair Lewis novel that has its West Coast premiere tonight at La Jolla Playhouse.
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October 22, 1991 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
There's plenty to recommend the sparkling "Elmer Gantry," emphatically subtitled "A New Musical" at the La Jolla Playhouse. No one, especially not its creators, wants it confused with the old musical, "Gantry," that lasted for a handful of previews and even fewer performances on Broadway in 1970.
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