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April 2, 1989 | ROBERT KOEHLER
Acclaim is a harsh companion for the gifted artist, especially in the vulnerable, volatile profession of acting. Do you ride the train of fame? Or do you maintain self-critical distance from the whole business--which means saying no to mediocre scripts and media queries? Do you risk becoming unemployable while maintaining your integrity? The dilemma is perhaps no better embodied today than in the accomplishments of Australian actress Judy Davis, who, after a decade of acclaim, is making her U.S.
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March 21, 2002 | EMMA TINKLER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ali Ammouchi lies on the floor performing for fellow students, one arm pointing toward a sign saying "Dreams," his face gazing up to another labeled "Reality." Ammouchi's dream is Hollywood. His reality starts here, on the floor of Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art, known simply as NIDA. A former drama teacher, the 27-year-old is following in illustrious footsteps.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1989
Australian actress Judy Davis has been set to star in the American premiere of Tom Stoppard's "Hapgood," an Ahmanson production to be presented at the Doolittle, April 12-July 9.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ABC's moving "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows" tears away the myths surrounding the legendary performer who starred in such film classics as "The Wizard of Oz," "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "A Star Is Born." "'Everybody would love to make a story about and exploit her chemical and alcohol dependency," says her daughter Lorna Luft, on whose book the four-hour drama is based. "That's not the story," says Luft, who is co-executive producer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2001
Judy Davis, 81, vocal coach for such legendary singers as Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand. Describing herself as a "vocal plumber," Davis became known for teaching singers how to breathe properly, enunciate and strengthen their vocal cords with a series of vocal exercises to control their sound. Sinatra consulted her for problems in the 1950s and again in the 1970s. Streisand sought Davis' help in the early 1960s while singing at San Francisco's hungry i. Born in Red Bluff, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 1992 | SEAN MITCHELL, Sean Mitchell is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
Before her lips part to let forth the sound of Australia ascendant, Judy Davis casts a cold blue eye on a waiter, thinking to herself what strange expressions Americans sometimes use. "Are you still working on that?" is what the waiter has just asked, glancing down at her unfinished plate of scrambled eggs. When he is gone, she repeats the curious phrase aloud, measuring it for logic and vulgarity. "We don't say that in Australia.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1991 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At one point in "Impromptu," James Lapine's new romantic film comedy, 19th-Century novelist George Sand offers some of her strength to Frederic Chopin. "I'll show you how to breathe," she promises the frail, introverted composer, on whom she's developed a Gargantuan crush. "Why stay inside wrestling with perfection? I may not be full of virtues, but I love strongly, exclusively, steadfastly."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1997 | John Clark, John Clark is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Kevin Spacey wants to clear the air about Judy Davis, whom he regards as one of the "great actresses of our time." The issue is her reputation for being difficult, and he addresses it in an expletive-filled tirade. "Every single interview I did for 'The Ref' was about 'So, what is she really like?' " says Spacey, who played Davis' husband in that film. "And you just want to say, 'Shut up!' I'm tired of reading stories about her reputation.
NEWS
September 2, 1990 | Michael Wilmington
Gillian Armstrong's intense and rich 1987 Australian film continually plays against expectations of sentimental cliches or programmed heart-tugging as it tells of the painfully awakened bond between a teen-age daughter (Claudia Karvin) and the mother (Judy Davis, in a genuinely great performance as a wasted, reckless, lyrically drunken misfit) who abandoned her years before for a life on the road. (Cinemax Wednesday at 7 a.m.)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1992
I have noticed a positive trend in three recent issues, specifically the Judy Davis (Sept. 13) and Diane English cover stories and the Susan Sarandon feature (Aug. 30). Each woman has her unique vision and voice. But the running theme they share is one of commitment, concern and excellence. None shy away from the things they hold important, and this quality is reflected honestly and confidently in their work. Of special importance in this whole "family values" mess is their actions on behalf of children--Sarandon and Davis, their own and so more personally; and English, really all of ours, profound.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2001
Judy Davis, 81, vocal coach for such legendary singers as Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand. Describing herself as a "vocal plumber," Davis became known for teaching singers how to breathe properly, enunciate and strengthen their vocal cords with a series of vocal exercises to control their sound. Sinatra consulted her for problems in the 1950s and again in the 1970s. Streisand sought Davis' help in the early 1960s while singing at San Francisco's hungry i. Born in Red Bluff, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1997 | John Clark, John Clark is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Kevin Spacey wants to clear the air about Judy Davis, whom he regards as one of the "great actresses of our time." The issue is her reputation for being difficult, and he addresses it in an expletive-filled tirade. "Every single interview I did for 'The Ref' was about 'So, what is she really like?' " says Spacey, who played Davis' husband in that film. "And you just want to say, 'Shut up!' I'm tired of reading stories about her reputation.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1992
I have noticed a positive trend in three recent issues, specifically the Judy Davis (Sept. 13) and Diane English cover stories and the Susan Sarandon feature (Aug. 30). Each woman has her unique vision and voice. But the running theme they share is one of commitment, concern and excellence. None shy away from the things they hold important, and this quality is reflected honestly and confidently in their work. Of special importance in this whole "family values" mess is their actions on behalf of children--Sarandon and Davis, their own and so more personally; and English, really all of ours, profound.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 1992 | SEAN MITCHELL, Sean Mitchell is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
Before her lips part to let forth the sound of Australia ascendant, Judy Davis casts a cold blue eye on a waiter, thinking to herself what strange expressions Americans sometimes use. "Are you still working on that?" is what the waiter has just asked, glancing down at her unfinished plate of scrambled eggs. When he is gone, she repeats the curious phrase aloud, measuring it for logic and vulgarity. "We don't say that in Australia.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1991 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At one point in "Impromptu," James Lapine's new romantic film comedy, 19th-Century novelist George Sand offers some of her strength to Frederic Chopin. "I'll show you how to breathe," she promises the frail, introverted composer, on whom she's developed a Gargantuan crush. "Why stay inside wrestling with perfection? I may not be full of virtues, but I love strongly, exclusively, steadfastly."
NEWS
September 2, 1990 | Michael Wilmington
Gillian Armstrong's intense and rich 1987 Australian film continually plays against expectations of sentimental cliches or programmed heart-tugging as it tells of the painfully awakened bond between a teen-age daughter (Claudia Karvin) and the mother (Judy Davis, in a genuinely great performance as a wasted, reckless, lyrically drunken misfit) who abandoned her years before for a life on the road. (Cinemax Wednesday at 7 a.m.)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ABC's moving "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows" tears away the myths surrounding the legendary performer who starred in such film classics as "The Wizard of Oz," "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "A Star Is Born." "'Everybody would love to make a story about and exploit her chemical and alcohol dependency," says her daughter Lorna Luft, on whose book the four-hour drama is based. "That's not the story," says Luft, who is co-executive producer.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1987 | NANCY MILLS
Two years ago, Judy Davis received a best-actress Oscar nomination for her work in "A Passage to India." After that, the Australian actress disappeared from view, at least on this continent. Only PBS fans might have caught sight of her last season in an "American Playhouse" production of Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon," with John Malkovich.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1989 | ROBERT KOEHLER
Acclaim is a harsh companion for the gifted artist, especially in the vulnerable, volatile profession of acting. Do you ride the train of fame? Or do you maintain self-critical distance from the whole business--which means saying no to mediocre scripts and media queries? Do you risk becoming unemployable while maintaining your integrity? The dilemma is perhaps no better embodied today than in the accomplishments of Australian actress Judy Davis, who, after a decade of acclaim, is making her U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1989
Australian actress Judy Davis has been set to star in the American premiere of Tom Stoppard's "Hapgood," an Ahmanson production to be presented at the Doolittle, April 12-July 9.
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