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September 2, 2008 |
A man found dead on a South Los Angeles street early Sunday had been shot, the L.A. County coroner's office said Monday. Police initially reported that the man had been beaten to death. The man, whose name and age were not released pending notification of next of kin, died from gunshot wounds to the head and neck, said Lt. John Kades of the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The man was found lying in the street in the 1700 block of East 22nd Street, near Alameda Street, Kades said.
May 1, 1997
John Beal, 87, an actor whose career spanned six decades in movies and television and on the stage. He began in Hollywood in the 1933 film "Another Language" with Helen Hayes and Robert Montgomery. A year later he played opposite Katharine Hepburn in the romantic film "The Little Minister." Beal was a student revolutionary in the original film of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables," starring Fredric March and Charles Laughton in 1935.
June 18, 2006 |
THERE'S an annual Bud Abbott and Lou Costello celebration every year in Fort Lee, N.J. -- Costello was born in nearby Patterson -- and this year's festivities marked the centennial of the roly-poly Costello, who died of a heart attack just a few days shy of his 53rd birthday in 1959. Now the Fort Lee Film Commission is coming west for a three-day Lou Costello tribute at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills.
November 16, 1989 |
Jean Holloway Tobin, whose writing career cut across three of the four major entertainment fields, has died, her longtime aide said Wednesday. Rebecca Gourlie said Mrs. Tobin, widow of character actor Dan Tobin, was 72 and died Saturday in Santa Monica after a stroke. As Jean Holloway she was a youthful and later frequent contributor to radio, beginning with "The Kate Smith Show" in the late 1930s. She got to network radio from then-San Jose State College after winning a poetry contest.
September 17, 1991 |
Andre Baruch, whose long radio career ranged from broadcasting Brooklyn Dodgers baseball games to announcing "Your Hit Parade," died Sunday at his home in Beverly Hills. His son, Wayne Baruch, said Monday that the Parisian-born airwaves pioneer was 83 and died of the complications of old age.
January 24, 1993 |
Over the last few years, the Barnes & Noble Catalogue has become the discerning couch potato's best friend. Though most video stores and catalogues offer collections of classic TV series, Barnes & Noble is one of the best and most economical sources for TV videos that feature offbeat and often obscure series, shows and specials from the Golden Age of Television. Abbott & Costello fans may want to check out a three-volume set ($10 each) culled from four live TV performances from the early '50s.
October 27, 1987 |
One man said it took away his "pain and sorrow." Another viewer called it "godly-like." Others said it is simply a reflection and one dismissed it as a trick of the light. Whatever it is, thousands have flocked to see what they say is a shining silver cross visible through an opaque window in the front door of the Wynne, Ark., home of Darlene Andrews. Andrews says the cross became visible a few hours after her husband, Jerry, died Oct. 17.
October 30, 1989 |
If you bought Jaclyn Smith as an undercover investigator, Florence Nightingale, Jackie Kennedy and Martha Washington, you'll buy her as a frigid Arkansas farm girl who becomes a Chicago cop. In "Settle the Score" (airing at 9 tonight on Channels 4, 36 and 39), she goes back to her Ozark home to find the man who raped her 20 years earlier. Executive producer-writer Steve Sohmer has an interesting little mystery for a while.
July 15, 1995
When a review of an American Independence Day Concert at the Hollywood Bowl ("Amber Waves Are Plain at the Bowl," Calendar, July 4) begins with a quote from Samuel Johnson that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel," it is clear that an attempt is being made by another writer to sneer at good, clean American fun. What a pity that Timothy Mangan, although he admits that "we had fun," felt compelled to try to out-Bernheimer Bernheimer....