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May 6, 1991 | JOHN ANDERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Portia, a pint-sized Norwich terrier, is racing around Joseph Mankiewicz's den in frantic circles, uncontrollably delighted. "She's really very intelligent," Mankiewicz says. "And a whore." Didn't he once have a dog named Cassius? The question brings a small and rather melancholy smile to Mankiewicz's face. "Ah, you shouldn't have mentioned that name," he says. "Cassius is dead. So is Brutus, who was his father. They were black Labradors; we had the two of them for almost 30 years."
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August 3, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Tom Mankiewicz, a screenwriter and premier script doctor who made his reputation working on such James Bond films as "Diamonds Are Forever," "Live and Let Die" and "The Man With the Golden Gun," has died. He was 68. Mankiewicz, who received a controversial credit for rewriting the 1978 film " Superman" and its 1980 sequel, died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles after a brief illness, according to John Mankiewicz, his cousin. Three months ago, Tom had undergone the Whipple operation, which is used to treat pancreatic cancer.
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August 3, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Tom Mankiewicz, a screenwriter and premier script doctor who made his reputation working on such James Bond films as "Diamonds Are Forever," "Live and Let Die" and "The Man With the Golden Gun," has died. He was 68. Mankiewicz, who received a controversial credit for rewriting the 1978 film " Superman" and its 1980 sequel, died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles after a brief illness, according to John Mankiewicz, his cousin. Three months ago, Tom had undergone the Whipple operation, which is used to treat pancreatic cancer.
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November 3, 2000 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
No film has had more Oscar nominations than "All About Eve's" 14. No film has had more best acting nominations than "Eve's" five. And no other writer-director has duplicated Joseph L. Mankiewicz's feat of winning Oscars in both categories two years running (for "Eve" and the previous "A Letter to Three Wives"). Though a revival of this exceptionally entertaining 1950 film would be a delight under any circumstances, the film has come back to us in a state worthy of its considerable virtues.
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July 8, 1993 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Let us now praise famous Mankiewiczes. There were two of them, the brothers Herman J. and Joseph L., and during their nearly half a century of Hollywood activity, they wrote, directed or produced well over 100 motion pictures, everything from the noteworthy "Citizen Kane" to the numbing "Cleopatra."
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February 6, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the witty writer who became a director and won Academy Awards for both disciplines in such classic films as "A Letter to Three Wives" and "All About Eve," died Friday. He was 83. Mankiewicz, who largely abandoned Hollywood after his final film, the hit "Sleuth" with Sir Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine in 1972, died at his home in suburban Bedford, N.Y. He died of heart failure, according to his nephew, public relations agent Frank Mankiewicz.
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November 3, 2000 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
No film has had more Oscar nominations than "All About Eve's" 14. No film has had more best acting nominations than "Eve's" five. And no other writer-director has duplicated Joseph L. Mankiewicz's feat of winning Oscars in both categories two years running (for "Eve" and the previous "A Letter to Three Wives"). Though a revival of this exceptionally entertaining 1950 film would be a delight under any circumstances, the film has come back to us in a state worthy of its considerable virtues.
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March 5, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Director Elia Kazan, 77, is to receive the Directors Guild of America's D.W. Griffith Award, the guild announced Tuesday. Kazan, who won Oscars for "Gentleman's Agreement" and "On the Waterfront," will receive the guild's prestigious award for outstanding achievement and lifetime contribution to film at its annual awards dinner in New York on Saturday. Kazan's award will be presented by Joseph L.
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March 26, 1995 | Susan King
"Forrest Gump" may have scored 13 Oscar nominations this year, but no film has ever matched the 14 nominations set by 1950's "All About Eve." The sophisticated comedy was written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starred Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Gary Merrill, Celeste Holm and George Sanders. Though "Eve" had stiff competition from "Born Yesterday," "Sunset Boulevard," "Father of the Bride" and "King Solomon's Mines," it won six Oscars, including best picture.
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July 8, 1993 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Let us now praise famous Mankiewiczes. There were two of them, the brothers Herman J. and Joseph L., and during their nearly half a century of Hollywood activity, they wrote, directed or produced well over 100 motion pictures, everything from the noteworthy "Citizen Kane" to the numbing "Cleopatra."
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February 6, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the witty writer who became a director and won Academy Awards for both disciplines in such classic films as "A Letter to Three Wives" and "All About Eve," died Friday. He was 83. Mankiewicz, who largely abandoned Hollywood after his final film, the hit "Sleuth" with Sir Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine in 1972, died at his home in suburban Bedford, N.Y. He died of heart failure, according to his nephew, public relations agent Frank Mankiewicz.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 1991 | JOHN ANDERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Portia, a pint-sized Norwich terrier, is racing around Joseph Mankiewicz's den in frantic circles, uncontrollably delighted. "She's really very intelligent," Mankiewicz says. "And a whore." Didn't he once have a dog named Cassius? The question brings a small and rather melancholy smile to Mankiewicz's face. "Ah, you shouldn't have mentioned that name," he says. "Cassius is dead. So is Brutus, who was his father. They were black Labradors; we had the two of them for almost 30 years."
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March 20, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN and CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Academy Award-winning film-maker Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 80, in San Francisco to receive the 1989 Akira Kurosawa award for lifetime achievement from the San Francisco International Film Festival: "I don't know anything about Hollywood today. I don't know the people. . . . I'm very sad that American film has become, in my opinion, the major motivation for the American being as detested as he is throughout the world. All they see in American movies is variations on obscenity, boozing and (sex) . . .
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