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June 10, 2012 | By David Ng
Judith Light won the Tony Award on Sunday as featured actress in a play for "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz. It is her first Tony. Light, who is perhaps best known for her role in the ABC sitcom "Who's the Boss?," played a dipsomaniac aunt in Baitz's comedy about a wealthy Palm Springs family facing a series of domestic crises. The actress was nominated last year for the play "Lombardi. "  TONYS 2012: Red carpet | Winners & Nominees Michael McGrath won the award for featured actor in a musical for "Nice Work If You Can Get It. " McGrath plays a bootlegger alongside Matthew Broderick in the show that features music by George and Ira Gershwin.
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February 6, 2014 | By Mary McNamara
"American Masters -- Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” A lovely and lyrical tribute to the great American novelist, poet, essayist and activist airs just two days before she turns 70 and helps kick off Black History Month. Obviously, it shouldn't require an African American-themed event to warrant a tribute to Walker, and  “Beauty in Truth” reminds us how singular and extraordinary Walker's life and work remain. Best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Color Purple," she is a woman who speaks softly, writes beautifully, draws strength from nature and refuses to follow conventions of any sort.
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September 19, 2008 | Gary Goldstein, Special to The Times
So what's a glamorous, Jewish, gay rights activist doing playing a dowdy, evangelical Christian homophobe? For Judith Light, who stars in "Save Me" as Gayle, the founder of an ex-gay Christian ministry that specializes in curing "sexual brokenness," you could say it was a leap of faith. "You can't judge your character and play them," said Light by phone from New York, where she's shooting her second season as Claire Meade on TV's "Ugly Betty." "Gayle isn't evil, she's just misguided.
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June 9, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
She may be known to most people as Angela on "Who's the Boss?" but Judith Light knew she couldn't count on any of her previous TV roles when she returned to New York after many years. “I was terrified to come back to the theater,” she said in the media room at the Tony Awards. “I needed to prove to this community that I mean it, that I really want to be back here.” Light won last year for her portrayal in “Other Desert Cities” but said that this year, acting in "The Assembled Parties," was a different experience.
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May 19, 2002 | JAN BRESLAUER
Judith Light has just returned from a 100-mile wilderness trek in South Africa. If the hike didn't get her, you'd think the airplane food would. But the actress, whose flight landed only a day ago, is admitting no wear and tear. "When you're doing things that give you energy, you're not tired," says Light, chatting during the lunch break of her first day of rehearsals for Athol Fugard's "Sorrows and Rejoicings."
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February 19, 2002 | JUSTIN GLANVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In the opening scene of Athol Fugard's new play, "Sorrows and Rejoicings," Judith Light appears alone on a dark stage. A sob begins to rise in her throat. But her character, who has just returned home from her husband's funeral, quickly stifles the sob when her maid enters. Light's face flattens into an opaque mask as she controls her emotions. And she maintains that steely control until the play's conclusion, when emotion finally takes over.
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May 17, 2002
The art world was never the same after Andy Warhol. A massive retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art shows us why. Plus: Hype Williams, the Fellini of hip-hop; what "Ally McBeal" and "Felicity" meant to "girls"; and Judith Light rejoices in "Sorrows."
NEWS
September 29, 1991 | THE SOCIAL CLIMES STAFF
Is there a dry-cleaning store in Los Angeles without a celebrity's picture hanging on the wall? A deli without a glossy of David Soul wishing someone "All the best"? The Kokomo Cafe in the Farmers Market offers an alternative to this ubiquitous celebration of stardom. Its policy is to hang the pictures of customers. Every so often the management brings in a professional photographer, complete with strobe lights, back drop and makeup person.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Mary McNamara
"American Masters -- Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” A lovely and lyrical tribute to the great American novelist, poet, essayist and activist airs just two days before she turns 70 and helps kick off Black History Month. Obviously, it shouldn't require an African American-themed event to warrant a tribute to Walker, and  “Beauty in Truth” reminds us how singular and extraordinary Walker's life and work remain. Best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Color Purple," she is a woman who speaks softly, writes beautifully, draws strength from nature and refuses to follow conventions of any sort.
NEWS
January 26, 1999
Memories typically soften with time, even heart-wrenching ones. Not for actress Judith Light--at least not the memory of when she filmed "The Ryan White Story," a made-for-TV movie about the teenager who contracted the AIDS virus from a blood transfusion and was shunned by an uncaring community. Ryan and his mom, Jeanne, who was played by Light, were on the set the entire time. "I have to tell you that the power of the two of them being there was so profound for so many of us," Light recalls.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2012 | By David Ng
Judith Light won the Tony Award on Sunday as featured actress in a play for "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz. It is her first Tony. Light, who is perhaps best known for her role in the ABC sitcom "Who's the Boss?," played a dipsomaniac aunt in Baitz's comedy about a wealthy Palm Springs family facing a series of domestic crises. The actress was nominated last year for the play "Lombardi. "  TONYS 2012: Red carpet | Winners & Nominees Michael McGrath won the award for featured actor in a musical for "Nice Work If You Can Get It. " McGrath plays a bootlegger alongside Matthew Broderick in the show that features music by George and Ira Gershwin.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2008 | Gary Goldstein, Special to The Times
So what's a glamorous, Jewish, gay rights activist doing playing a dowdy, evangelical Christian homophobe? For Judith Light, who stars in "Save Me" as Gayle, the founder of an ex-gay Christian ministry that specializes in curing "sexual brokenness," you could say it was a leap of faith. "You can't judge your character and play them," said Light by phone from New York, where she's shooting her second season as Claire Meade on TV's "Ugly Betty." "Gayle isn't evil, she's just misguided.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2002 | JAN BRESLAUER
Judith Light has just returned from a 100-mile wilderness trek in South Africa. If the hike didn't get her, you'd think the airplane food would. But the actress, whose flight landed only a day ago, is admitting no wear and tear. "When you're doing things that give you energy, you're not tired," says Light, chatting during the lunch break of her first day of rehearsals for Athol Fugard's "Sorrows and Rejoicings."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2002
The art world was never the same after Andy Warhol. A massive retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art shows us why. Plus: Hype Williams, the Fellini of hip-hop; what "Ally McBeal" and "Felicity" meant to "girls"; and Judith Light rejoices in "Sorrows."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2002 | JUSTIN GLANVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In the opening scene of Athol Fugard's new play, "Sorrows and Rejoicings," Judith Light appears alone on a dark stage. A sob begins to rise in her throat. But her character, who has just returned home from her husband's funeral, quickly stifles the sob when her maid enters. Light's face flattens into an opaque mask as she controls her emotions. And she maintains that steely control until the play's conclusion, when emotion finally takes over.
NEWS
January 26, 1999
Memories typically soften with time, even heart-wrenching ones. Not for actress Judith Light--at least not the memory of when she filmed "The Ryan White Story," a made-for-TV movie about the teenager who contracted the AIDS virus from a blood transfusion and was shunned by an uncaring community. Ryan and his mom, Jeanne, who was played by Light, were on the set the entire time. "I have to tell you that the power of the two of them being there was so profound for so many of us," Light recalls.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
She may be known to most people as Angela on "Who's the Boss?" but Judith Light knew she couldn't count on any of her previous TV roles when she returned to New York after many years. “I was terrified to come back to the theater,” she said in the media room at the Tony Awards. “I needed to prove to this community that I mean it, that I really want to be back here.” Light won last year for her portrayal in “Other Desert Cities” but said that this year, acting in "The Assembled Parties," was a different experience.
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May 8, 2011 | By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times
Motherhood has changed a great deal over the last few millenniums — or has it? Today, we take a look at famous mothers in history, fictional and otherwise — the good, the bad and the infamous. Gaia. Also known as Mother Earth, Gaia was the first goddess in Greek mythology. She created herself out of the primordial chaos, and conjured Uranus (the starry sky) out of the nothing, proving that even thousands of years ago people believed mothers were capable of just about anything.
NEWS
September 29, 1991 | THE SOCIAL CLIMES STAFF
Is there a dry-cleaning store in Los Angeles without a celebrity's picture hanging on the wall? A deli without a glossy of David Soul wishing someone "All the best"? The Kokomo Cafe in the Farmers Market offers an alternative to this ubiquitous celebration of stardom. Its policy is to hang the pictures of customers. Every so often the management brings in a professional photographer, complete with strobe lights, back drop and makeup person.
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