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March 19, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
JUDY HOLLIDAY'S performance as the not-so-dumb blond Billie Dawn in 1950's "Born Yesterday" earned her a best actress Oscar. But in the decades since, many moviegoers have had little exposure to her comic skills. She made only six more films and died of throat cancer in 1965, just a few weeks shy of her 44th birthday.
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March 19, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
JUDY HOLLIDAY'S performance as the not-so-dumb blond Billie Dawn in 1950's "Born Yesterday" earned her a best actress Oscar. But in the decades since, many moviegoers have had little exposure to her comic skills. She made only six more films and died of throat cancer in 1965, just a few weeks shy of her 44th birthday.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1991
Julie Andrews was identified by Liz Smith as a two-time Tony Award winner (April 25). This is incorrect. Andrews, nominated for "My Fair Lady," lost out to Judy Holliday in "Bells Are Ringing," and her performance for "Camelot" lost out to Elizabeth Seal in "Irma la Douce." REGGIE WILSON Los Angeles
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May 15, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Throughout the 1950s in the movies and on Broadway, Judy Holliday served as an alternate-universe version of Marilyn Monroe--less in some ways, the obvious ones, but far more when it came to the business of beautiful and funny. Not to mention sharp-witted, even when playing someone of limited wattage. "Born Yesterday," which Holliday originated on stage before winning an Oscar for the 1950 film version, confirmed her status as a pooh-bah among dumb/smart blonds.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1990
S. J. Diamond's Oct. 5 column, "The Charade of the Touch-Tone Service Fee," touched a nerve. But the nerve barely twitched. It has long since been benumbed by taxes being called "revenue enhancement," service fees where services are almost never required, piracies being called "mergers," and "cartels" ceasing to be a dirty word. The PUC, GTE and Pacific Bell guessed right. What is an extra $1.20 monthly to most consumers? I write merely to express my appreciation of their delivery in deciding to hide it. How I miss Judy Holliday.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1988 | RAY LOYND
Stephen Rothman, has resigned as producing co-director of the Pasadena Playhouse, after being replaced as director of the revival of "Born Yesterday." The resignation followed a series of reported backstage battles at the theater. Allen Garfield, who joined the production last week, also left it Tuesday night after a rehearsal. His predecessor, Ron Leibman, left the show May 27. The play is scheduled to open June 26, with Rebecca De Mornay in the role Judy Holliday made famous.
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May 15, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Throughout the 1950s in the movies and on Broadway, Judy Holliday served as an alternate-universe version of Marilyn Monroe--less in some ways, the obvious ones, but far more when it came to the business of beautiful and funny. Not to mention sharp-witted, even when playing someone of limited wattage. "Born Yesterday," which Holliday originated on stage before winning an Oscar for the 1950 film version, confirmed her status as a pooh-bah among dumb/smart blonds.
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December 21, 1988 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
The credits list her third, the ads show her peeking from behind co-stars Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver, but don't be fooled for a minute. "Working Girl" (citywide) is the sparkling success that it is because of the sheer irresistibility of Melanie Griffith. For audiences already on the Griffith wavelength after "Something Wild" and "Stormy Monday," her role as the tenacious Tess McGill seems tailor-made.
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April 27, 1986 | JERRY COHEN, Times Staff Writer
Broderick Crawford, who won an Academy Award as best actor of 1949 for his role as a ruthless, scheming Southern political boss in "All the King's Men" but was better-known to recent generations as the beefy chief of television's "Highway Patrol," died Saturday at Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs. Crawford, 74, had suffered a series of strokes after one at a 1984 New Year's Eve party. He had been hospitalized at the medical center since earlier this month.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1991
Julie Andrews was identified by Liz Smith as a two-time Tony Award winner (April 25). This is incorrect. Andrews, nominated for "My Fair Lady," lost out to Judy Holliday in "Bells Are Ringing," and her performance for "Camelot" lost out to Elizabeth Seal in "Irma la Douce." REGGIE WILSON Los Angeles
BUSINESS
October 14, 1990
S. J. Diamond's Oct. 5 column, "The Charade of the Touch-Tone Service Fee," touched a nerve. But the nerve barely twitched. It has long since been benumbed by taxes being called "revenue enhancement," service fees where services are almost never required, piracies being called "mergers," and "cartels" ceasing to be a dirty word. The PUC, GTE and Pacific Bell guessed right. What is an extra $1.20 monthly to most consumers? I write merely to express my appreciation of their delivery in deciding to hide it. How I miss Judy Holliday.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 1988 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
The credits list her third, the ads show her peeking from behind co-stars Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver, but don't be fooled for a minute. "Working Girl" (citywide) is the sparkling success that it is because of the sheer irresistibility of Melanie Griffith. For audiences already on the Griffith wavelength after "Something Wild" and "Stormy Monday," her role as the tenacious Tess McGill seems tailor-made.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1988 | RAY LOYND
Stephen Rothman, has resigned as producing co-director of the Pasadena Playhouse, after being replaced as director of the revival of "Born Yesterday." The resignation followed a series of reported backstage battles at the theater. Allen Garfield, who joined the production last week, also left it Tuesday night after a rehearsal. His predecessor, Ron Leibman, left the show May 27. The play is scheduled to open June 26, with Rebecca De Mornay in the role Judy Holliday made famous.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND and DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Allen Garfield and Rebecca De Mornay will play lead roles in the Pasadena Playhouse revival of Garson Kanin's 1946 classic "Born Yesterday," the theater announced Tuesday. The production, opening June 26, will feature Garfield and De Mornay re-creating roles made famous by Broderick Crawford and Judy Holliday in the 1951 film version. Playwright Kanin reportedly will attend the show's opening night, according to the theater.
NEWS
June 12, 1995
Herb Sterne, 89, Hollywood publicist who touted such films as "Born Yesterday" and "My Fair Lady" and represented such stars as Rita Hayworth, Joan Crawford and Judy Holliday. Sterne began his career as a drama and film critic for a Calcutta newspaper and then Rob Wagner's Hollywood magazine "Script." Sterne wrote the play "Six of Onem," which was produced in Los Angeles in 1937.
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