February 8, 2001
Unlike her flamboyant TV persona Mimi Bobeck, Kathy Kinney uses her computer as more than a shelf for troll dolls. Kathy Kinney, who plays the irrepressible and overly made-up secretary Mimi on "The Drew Carey Show," got her start in show business as an actual secretary for WCBS-TV in New York in the 1980s. Her breakthrough role was as an artist in the independent film "Parting Glances," and then she landed a recurring role on "Newhart" playing the town librarian.
December 6, 2001
"Malcolm in the Middle's" Jane Kaczmarek, "The West Wing's" Bradley Whitford, Kathy Kinney, Jeff Goldblum, Adam Arkin and other stars will perform in the "Holiday Jam" celebrity reading event on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Every Picture Tells a Story, 7525 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. A benefit for The Times' "Reading by 9" child literacy program, the event, for all ages, also includes live holiday music, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus. Information: (323) 932-6070.
April 25, 1997
Toni Tennille, Liz Torres, Tisha Campbell, Christine W., Jody Watley, Thelma Hopkins, Jordan Hill, Oleta Adams, Kathy Kinney and Sheryl Lee Ralph are among the performers set to attend this year's "Divas: Simply Singing" benefit on May 10 for Project Angel Food. The event for the nonprofit service group that delivers food to people with AIDS will be at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, 4401 W. 8th St. Tickets range from $35 to $250.
September 12, 2001
"Sister Wendy's American Collection" (8 p.m. KCET, KVCR) concludes with visits to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and our own Los Angeles County Museum of Art. SPORTS The Dodgers and Padres are scheduled to play (7 p.m. Fox Sports Net 2). SERIES A new season of "Candid Camera" (8 p.m. Pax) begins with Peter Funt and Dina Eastwood (Clint's wife) as hosts. Watch tonight's repeat of "The West Wing" (9 p.m. NBC) and you'll know whether President Bartlet plans to run for another term.
December 1, 1999
Gillian Anderson, Delta Burke, Drew Carey and Armistead Maupin are among the celebrities scheduled to perform in the second annual "A Cracked Christmas" celebration, Dec. 12 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles (4401 W. 8th St.). Additional scheduled performers include Teri Garr, Ryan Stiles, Kathy Kinney, Paris Barclay and Judy Gold. The event's committee members include Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Heche and Camryn Manheim. The 7 to 10 p.m.
October 15, 1999
Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance present "Silly Shivers," spooky story readings by TV and film celebrities to benefit the nonprofit Virginia Avenue Project, at Every Picture Tells a Story on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Lisa Gaye Hamilton ("The Practice"), Kathy Kinney ("The Drew Carey Show"), "Ally MacBeal's" Greg Germann, Sharon Gless, Ethan Phillips, Marg Helgenberger and Alan Rosenberg are expected to perform. In addition, there will be magicians, refreshments and a silent auction.