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January 21, 2003 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
With soft music playing and bright lights blazing on a Studio City soundstage, Dan Aykroyd and Laraine Newman were dancing in prime time. And no one on the set -- extras, crew members, visitors -- could take their eyes off the two, who were original Not Ready for Prime Time Players on "Saturday Night Live."
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January 21, 2003 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
With soft music playing and bright lights blazing on a Studio City soundstage, Dan Aykroyd and Laraine Newman were dancing in prime time. And no one on the set -- extras, crew members, visitors -- could take their eyes off the two, who were original Not Ready for Prime Time Players on "Saturday Night Live."
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August 1, 1989 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Margy Newman, who formed and guided the Westwood Playhouse into the significant theatrical showcase it has become, died over the weekend of cancer. Her husband, Arnold, said she was 68 and died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Mrs. Newman, with producer Leonard Blair, (and later on her own) took over the 500-seat theater in what once was the Masonic Club of UCLA on Le Conte Avenue in 1974.
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September 21, 2000 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
And now, an ode to Glenne Headly. At present the alum of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater is at the Tiffany Theater in West Hollywood, making the play "Detachments" well worth a look. Though her dramatic chops are half the reason she excels in comedy, in pure comic terms Headly's an anti-diva. She is no maximalist. She's Count Basie, as opposed to Ferrante and Teicher. She can deadpan a flop into a chair--a pause, even--not to mention a line reading.
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September 21, 2000 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
And now, an ode to Glenne Headly. At present the alum of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater is at the Tiffany Theater in West Hollywood, making the play "Detachments" well worth a look. Though her dramatic chops are half the reason she excels in comedy, in pure comic terms Headly's an anti-diva. She is no maximalist. She's Count Basie, as opposed to Ferrante and Teicher. She can deadpan a flop into a chair--a pause, even--not to mention a line reading.
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November 22, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Holiday Spirit: Charlton Heston, Earl Holliman and Laraine Newman are among the celebrity volunteers who will roll up their sleeves and serve a complete Thanksgiving meal today from noon to 5 p.m. at the Los Angeles Mission on Skid Row. The stars join 400 other volunteers to serve turkey and all the fixings to as many as 5,000 homeless men, women and children. . . .
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February 24, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW
To the Big Screen: "Saturday Night Live's" classic "Conehead" family, portrayed on the series' early days by Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin as parents Beldar and Prymaat, and Laraine Newman as teen-age daughter Connie, are returning, but this time to the big screen. Paramount Pictures began principal photography this month on a "Coneheads" film, with Aykroyd and Curtin reprising their roles, Newman portraying Laarta, Prymaat's sister, and newcomer Michelle Burke as Connie.
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October 26, 1990
Luis Valdez, who founded the theater group El Teatro Campesino in 1965 and later gained fame as the writer-director of the hit movie "La Bamba," has been named as one of two new trustees at CalArts in Valencia. Valdez's "Zoot Suit" was the first play by a Latino writer to be presented on Broadway. He joins an arts school whose theater alumni include such eclectic actors as Ed Harris, Laraine Newman and Pee-wee Herman. Los Angeles businessman Lawrence J. Ramer was also added.
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March 22, 1990 | KEVIN ALLMAN
You pay your $10, you sit in a room with women wearing black clothes and men wearing ponytails, and you listen to television stars read their innermost thoughts in blank verse. You are at one of L.A.'s currently popular (make that inexplicably popular) celebrity poetry readings. You experience a deep feeling of nausea. Can these people possibly take themselves seriously?
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August 1, 1989 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Margy Newman, who formed and guided the Westwood Playhouse into the significant theatrical showcase it has become, died over the weekend of cancer. Her husband, Arnold, said she was 68 and died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Mrs. Newman, with producer Leonard Blair, (and later on her own) took over the 500-seat theater in what once was the Masonic Club of UCLA on Le Conte Avenue in 1974.
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November 15, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Judy Arnold, 68, a theatrical producer who got her start in Los Angeles and moved on to Broadway and London's West End, died Saturday of a heart attack at her Encino home, her son Evan said. Among her many productions in Los Angeles were several at the Tiffany Theatre, including "Give 'Em Hell, Harry" with Jason Alexander; "We Interrupt This Program" with Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Garry Marshall, Laraine Newman and Julia Sweeney; and "The Disputation."
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March 13, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"Saturday Night Live" has again raided Los Angeles' Groundlings theater group. "SNL's" newest featured player, 25-year-old Chris Kattan, debuts on the NBC show this Saturday, joining fellow former Groundlings members Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri. Former "SNL" players Laraine Newman, Phil Hartman and Jon Lovitz also got their starts with the L.A. sketch/improv troupe. . . . A Texas jury has ordered that TriStar Television pay $4.
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