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October 26, 2010 | By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times
Lamont Johnson, an Emmy-winning director who was honored for his work on the TV programs "Gore Vidal's Lincoln" and "Wallenberg: A Hero's Story" during a wide-ranging career in television, film and theater, died of congestive heart failure at his Monterey home Sunday, his son, Chris, said. He was 88. Johnson, known for his sensitive treatment of controversial subjects in made-for-TV movies, dealt with interracial romance in "My Sweet Charlie" (1970), homosexuality in "That Certain Summer" (1972)
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NATIONAL
August 4, 2006 | Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writer
Political novice Ned Lamont, whose candidacy centers on opposition to the war in Iraq, surged to a commanding lead over Sen. Joe Lieberman less than a week before the Democratic primary, a poll released Thursday shows. Lamont was the choice of 54% of likely Democratic voters in the Quinnipiac University poll. Lieberman, a three-term incumbent who has been criticized for his support of the war, was backed by 41% of those polled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The wife of a Motown singer and songwriter was arrested Monday night on suspicion of harboring a fugitive when police found a carjacking suspect hiding in her bedroom after he eluded officers during a flight that turned into a televised freeway chase, police said. Barbara Dozier, 47, was booked Monday night at Van Nuys Jail, said Los Angeles Police Officer Jason Lee. Dozier is married to Lamont Dozier, 57, who was instrumental in the birth of the Motown sound.
SPORTS
October 3, 2000 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dodger Manager Davey Johnson will have company. The Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates fired their managers Monday in continuing a purge expected to leave many seeking work. Buck Showalter of the Diamondbacks, Jack McKeon of the Reds and Gene Lamont of the Pirates were among the first victims of increased payrolls and unfulfilled expectations, being ousted a day after the regular season ended.
NEWS
September 8, 1988 | SAM FARMER
Lamont Lovett would much rather absorb the sting of a linebacker's hit than relive the pain he felt when he saw the nickname his teammates had taped to his locker. The sign read "Fumbles Senior," referring to the Franklin High tailback's tendency to give up the football at crucial points in a game. His younger brother, Lamar Lovett, was dubbed "Fumbles Junior," more because of his bloodlines than a propensity for turnovers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
LaWanda Page, comedic character actress best known for her role as the Bible-thumping Aunt Esther in the 1970s television hit "Sanford and Son," has died. She was 81. Page died Saturday in Centinela Hospital in Los Angeles of complications from diabetes. "LaWanda lived the life she loved, and loved the life she lived," said Donald Welch, who wrote and directed a comedy gospel musical in which Page starred, "Take It to the Lord ... Or Else."
NATIONAL
August 9, 2006 | Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writer
Sen. Joe Lieberman, who angered Democratic voters with his staunch support of the war in Iraq, on Tuesday narrowly lost his party's nomination to Ned Lamont, an antiwar candidate who was unknown seven months ago. Lieberman is only the fourth incumbent senator to lose his party's nomination since 1980. He promised to run for a fourth term as an independent candidate. Looking out at his supporters Tuesday night, he beamed and raised a fist defiantly in the air.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1993 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eric Lamont Gunn pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he murdered his half brother. Earlier, he denied that he was even at the party when Rayshaun Love was fatally shot. Love, 17, died early Sunday morning after being shot in the chest at a pay-to-enter party in Lancaster. More than 36 hours later, his brother was arrested in the slaying.
NEWS
September 13, 1990 | J. A. ADANDE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Among Westside Los Angeles City high school football teams, some might qualify as powers this season and others might have to weather power outages. The Dorsey High Dons, defending 4-A champion, have a good chance to repeat this year, keeping Carson and Banning from hogging the title the way they have the past 15 years. Venice, which probably had its strongest team in school history last year, lost several key performers to graduation and is rebuilding.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1998 | Robin Rauzi, Robin Rauzi is a Times staff writer
Lamont Johnson first directed Gertrude Stein's play "Yes Is for a Very Young Man" in 1949 in New York. The players? Some unknowns named Bea Arthur, Gene Saks and Kim Stanley. Brooks Atkinson, reviewing the production for the New York Times, wrote, "The Off Broadway actors are not quite that sublime at the moment, and Lamont Johnson, the director, has not found the way to weave Miss Stein's random, prolix remarks into a flowing pattern."
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