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June 9, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Leonard Stern, an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director whose career in television spanned "The Honeymooners," "Get Smart" and "McMillan & Wife" and whose additional career in publishing included co-creating the classic Mad Libs word game books, has died. He was 88. Stern, a founding partner of the Price Stern Sloan publishing company, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a 15-month illness, said his daughter-in-law, Laura Stern. Stern had written for radio and films before he moved into television and became a writer for the Honeymooners sketches on "The Jackie Gleason Show" in 1953.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Leonard Stern, an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director whose career in television spanned "The Honeymooners," "Get Smart" and "McMillan & Wife" and whose additional career in publishing included co-creating the classic Mad Libs word game books, has died. He was 88. Stern, a founding partner of the Price Stern Sloan publishing company, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a 15-month illness, said his daughter-in-law, Laura Stern. Stern had written for radio and films before he moved into television and became a writer for the Honeymooners sketches on "The Jackie Gleason Show" in 1953.
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September 29, 1988 | Associated Press
Village Voice Publisher Leonard Stern plans to donate $25 million to New York University, the largest single gift it has ever received, according to a published report. The money will be used to move the NYU Business School from lower Manhattan to the university's Greenwich Village campus. Stern, 50, owns the Village Voice and the Manhattan weekly 7 Days.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1999 | JOHN L. MITCHELL and MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The owner of OC Weekly, Orange County's prickly alternative paper, said Wednesday that the 4-year-old publication is for sale. New York-based Stern Publishing, which also owns LA Weekly, the Village Voice and four other alternative publications in major U.S. cities, is putting all of its weekly newspapers on the block because none of the owner's children wants to go into the media business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1985 | United Press International
Village Voice owner Leonard Stern said Friday that he plans to raise $100 million to build emergency shelters for 2,000 homeless families in New York City. City shelters took in a record 8,615 people Thursday night, up 60 from the previous record, set Wednesday night, according to the city's Human Resources Administration. The shelters would be leased to the city at cost.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1999 | JOHN L. MITCHELL and MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The owner of OC Weekly, Orange County's prickly alternative paper, said Wednesday that the 4-year-old publication is for sale. New York-based Stern Publishing, which also owns LA Weekly, the Village Voice and four other alternative publications in major U.S. cities, is putting all of its weekly newspapers on the block because none of the owner's children wants to go into the media business.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1993 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
MCA Inc.'s Putnam Berkley Group, seeking to expand further into the strong children's publishing market, said it is negotiating to buy Los Angeles-based Price Stern Sloan Inc., best known for its top-selling "Wee Sing" cassettes and videos, for about $40 million. The two companies confirmed that an agreement has been signed allowing Putnam Berkley to negotiate exclusively for at least 30 days to buy Price Stern Sloan at $9.625 a share.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1985 | PAUL RICHTER, Times Staff Writer
Tough-talking Leonard N. Stern has always been happy to be thought of as the hardest of hard-nosed businessmen. In negotiations, he quibbles over pennies despite his multimillion-dollar fortune, and assaults on competitors by his Hartz Mountain Industries are fabled. His goal has always been the bottom line.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1988 | Associated Press
Village Voice Publisher Leonard Stern plans to donate $25 million to New York University, the largest single gift it has ever received, according to a published report. The money will be used to move the NYU Business School from lower Manhattan to the university's Greenwich Village campus. Stern, 50, owns the Village Voice and the Manhattan weekly 7 Days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1985 | United Press International
Village Voice owner Leonard Stern said Friday that he plans to raise $100 million to build emergency shelters for 2,000 homeless families in New York City. City shelters took in a record 8,615 people Thursday night, up 60 from the previous record, set Wednesday night, according to the city's Human Resources Administration. The shelters would be leased to the city at cost.
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July 30, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Would you believe it? An evening of amusing anecdotes comes your way on cable's "Inside TV Land" (8 p.m. TV Land), an entertaining look at the trailblazing 1960s spy spoof "Get Smart," famous for its oft-repeated catch phrases and zany gadgets. Don Adams, Barbara Feldon and others reminisce about the Emmy-winning comedy that followed the absurd antics of inept secret agent Maxwell Smart.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1987 | KEITH BRADSHER
If you let a trio of jokers run a company--it may grow. Price/Stern/Sloan Publishers, a Los Angeles-based company that started out 23 years ago publishing joke books by its three founders, said last week that it had signed an agreement to buy the assets of HP Books, a wholly owned subsidiary of Knight-Ridder. Price/Stern/Sloan will pay about $14 million in cash, said L. Lawrence Sloan, the company's chairman and chief executive.
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