CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2010 |
Gloria Stuart, a 1930s Hollywood leading lady who earned an Academy Award nomination for her first significant role in nearly 60 years — as Old Rose, the centenarian survivor of the Titanic in James Cameron's 1997 Oscar-winning film — has died. She was 100. Stuart, a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild who later became an accomplished painter and fine printer, died Sunday night at her West Los Angeles home, said her daughter, writer Sylvia Thompson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2003 |
Robert Rockwell, the handsome actor best remembered as the shy biology teacher Mr. Boynton in the popular TV comedy "Our Miss Brooks," has died. He was 82. Rockwell died Saturday of cancer at his home in Malibu. A popular CBS television show that originated on radio, "Our Miss Brooks" starred Eve Arden as Constance Brooks, a wisecracking English teacher at Madison High. Boynton was the potential husband Brooks was always trying to snag but could never quite get, at least not in the series.
May 18, 1985
Daniel Werle, whose Werle Originals graced such actresses as Loretta Young, Gloria Swanson, Barbara Stanwyck and Marlo Thomas, died last Saturday of an apparent heart attack. He was 68 and died in New York City, where he and his longtime business partner, Jose Fernandez, were showing their fall collection. Werle and Fernandez started their business after World War II, and their success developed modestly, Fernandez said.
September 26, 2011 |
According to James Curtis, author of the new 1,056-page "Spencer Tracy: A Biography," it could have been actress Loretta Young who became the love of Tracy's life, not Katharine Hepburn, his partner for 26 years with whom he made nine films. Tracy and Young, both Catholics, began their romance while working together on the 1933 Depression-era drama "A Man's Castle. " Though Tracy was married to Louise Treadwell, the illicit pair would go to Mass and confessions together. "I think they were drawn together because of the shared bond of faith," said Curtis, who spent six years on the book, drawing from Tracy's own papers and obtaining the cooperation of the actor's daughter, Susie Tracy.
April 3, 1993
Matthew C. Lasher, 97, a Beverly Hills orthodontist whose patients included Loretta Young, Ginger Rogers, Dana Andrews and Shirley Temple. Known as "orthodontist to the stars," Lasher practiced for more than 50 years, improving the smiles of dozens of celebrities and their children. On Tuesday in Lancaster.
HOME & GARDEN
June 19, 2003
Barbara King's column "So Seduced, So Smitten," along with the pictures in Adamo DiGregorio and David A. Keeps' story "A Grand Entrance: Take 2" (June 12), was quite fascinating and very informative regarding the Hollywood Regency style of design. I've often wondered about the magnificent sets in those films from the 1930s and '40s, and whether or not anyone actually lived in homes styled like that. Now I know. It was the stars themselves! (They liked the sets so much they took them home with them?
October 2, 1988 |
Art lovers got a preview last week, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, of the fabulous Goetz collection of Impressionist and modern paintings and sculpture, which will be auctioned by Christie's on Nov. 14 in New York. And that brings to mind: The Goetz estate in Holmby Hills is for sale. It's only $12 million--a lot, sure, but not much compared to what the 29 works of art are expected to fetch--at least $50 million!