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July 13, 1988 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Josh Logan, creator of many of the warmest moments in entertainment history, died Tuesday. The producer, director and author, who brought "Mister Roberts," "South Pacific" and "Picnic" to the Broadway stage and then remade them all as triumphant motion pictures, was 79 and died at his Manhattan home from supranuclear palsey, a debilitating disease that he had suffered from for six years, his secretary, Ethel Weinstein, said.
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July 13, 1988 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Josh Logan, creator of many of the warmest moments in entertainment history, died Tuesday. The producer, director and author, who brought "Mister Roberts," "South Pacific" and "Picnic" to the Broadway stage and then remade them all as triumphant motion pictures, was 79 and died at his Manhattan home from supranuclear palsey, a debilitating disease that he had suffered from for six years, his secretary, Ethel Weinstein, said.
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NEWS
September 8, 1995
FACTS AND FIGURES: Seven of eight conference teams made the realigned playoffs last season. . . . With Birmingham's Chick Epstein retired, Myron Gibford, Chatsworth's coach of 17 years, holds the longest tenure among conference coaches. LAST YEAR: Birmingham barely squeaked into the playoffs, winning just one conference game, but enjoyed a storybook postseason ride to the 3-A championship game before losing to Bell. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2010 | Susan King
Art sometimes imitates life. And then again, life often imitates art. Just ask Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and her husband, Franco Nero. In the new romantic comedy, "Letters to Juliet," the 73-year-old Redgrave plays a widow named Claire who had left the love of her life, Lorenzo (Nero), 50 years earlier when she was a student in Verona, Italy. Before she had left, Claire did what numerous women in love have done over the centuries, write a letter about her love affair to the Shakespearean heroine, Juliet, and tack it on the wall of the courtyard where the fictional character had lived.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1996 | EMI ENDO
The statistics aren't funny. California leads the nation in the number of pedestrians killed by trains each year: 73. A train crashes into a vehicle every 90 minutes. But at a ceremony Tuesday honoring high school students who produced public service announcements promoting rail safety, one winner proved you can use humor to get the point across. In his spot, Moorpark High School junior Adam Finlay faces St. Peter at the entrance to heaven after being run over by a train.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 1996 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Picnic," the 1955 film of the William Inge play of the same name, not only remains timeless in its appeal but now has even more impact for those of us who saw it in our youth upon its initial release. From its opening images of William Holden jumping off a freight train with huge grain silos in the background and then walking into an idyllic small Kansas town preparing for Labor Day festivities, "Picnic" exudes the irresistible pull of nostalgia. It is playing at the Nuart through Wednesday.
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March 6, 1994 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ezra Stone, radio's long-suffering Henry Aldrich, a woeful teen-ager whose plaintive cry of "Coming, Mother!" became an anthem in American living rooms, has died. Stone, who also helped stage Irving Berlin's legendary "This Is the Army" revue during World War II, was killed in an automobile accident Thursday in Woodbridge, N.J. He was 76. Stone had been living in Newton, Pa., on the family farm. Associated Press reported that Stone was on the New Jersey Turnpike when his car veered off the road.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amour. Toujours l'amour. Friday is Valentine's Day, so romance is in the air--and on video. Here are a few perfect films for examining the affairs of the heart. William Powell and Myrna Loy may be best known as sophisticated sleuths Nick and Nora Charles in "The Thin Man" movie series. But they made several other films together, including the wacky comedy "I Love You Again" in 1940 (MGM/UA, $20). Powell plays a straight-arrow businessman about to be divorced by Loy.
SPORTS
May 1, 1993
Morgan Lutes had 31 kills and Joon Kang had 26 to help Fountain Valley to a five-game victory over Edison in a Sunset League match Friday at Fountain Valley. Isreal Garcia had 92 assists for the Barons (12-2, 10-2), who won 11-15, 15-13, 9-15, 15-9, 15-2. In other Sunset League matches: Santa Ana 3, Marina 0--Carlos Bolanos had 16 kills to lead Santa Ana (11-4, 8-4), 15-3, 15-5, 15-8.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2001 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
There's no keeping down that famous Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about love breaking out on a tropical island where U.S. forces are stationed during World War II. The tunes are much too grand. Yet ABC's new rendition of "South Pacific" is often no enchanted evening. Stage shows haven't often transferred well or even interestingly to filmdom, "Hair" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" being a pair of exceptions.
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August 30, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stanley Grover, a veteran singer and actor seen on television, in films and on stages from Broadway to Hollywood and best known for his "baritenor" voice, has died. He was 71. Grover died Sunday at UCLA Medical Center of acute leukemia, his family said. As a youth, Grover was often cast as the romantic leading man in musicals and other productions. With age, he took on serious character roles. His Broadway credits included "Candide," "Time Remembered" and "Company."
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