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July 22, 1990 | DAVID GRITTEN
It looks for all the world like a large-scale Hollywood epic--the kind they just don't make any more. The scene is Casablanca, 1942, as evinced by the sun's glare and the palm trees lining a sandy desert clearing. On a stage which represents a club for GIs, actress Lynn Whitfield, playing the legendary black entertainer Josephine Baker, sings a moving song in French to an audience of wildly applauding American soldiers, 350 of them white and some 100 black.
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March 15, 1991 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never mind that it's a sad, ironic comment on Hollywood that, 15 years after the death of the legendary Josephine Baker at 68, no studio has made a film about her, even though her life was the stuff of half-a-dozen movies. For now, it is HBO that is presenting "The Josephine Baker Story," premiering Saturday at 8 p.m.
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March 15, 1991 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never mind that it's a sad, ironic comment on Hollywood that, 15 years after the death of the legendary Josephine Baker at 68, no studio has made a film about her, even though her life was the stuff of half-a-dozen movies. For now, it is HBO that is presenting "The Josephine Baker Story," premiering Saturday at 8 p.m.
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July 22, 1990 | DAVID GRITTEN
It looks for all the world like a large-scale Hollywood epic--the kind they just don't make any more. The scene is Casablanca, 1942, as evinced by the sun's glare and the palm trees lining a sandy desert clearing. On a stage which represents a club for GIs, actress Lynn Whitfield, playing the legendary black entertainer Josephine Baker, sings a moving song in French to an audience of wildly applauding American soldiers, 350 of them white and some 100 black.
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May 26, 1995
Patricia Richardson, who plays Tim Allen's wife on ABC's sitcom "Home Improvement," will star as the wife of a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard in a TV movie for Lifetime cable. Richardson is paired in "Sophie and the Moonhanger" with Lynn Whitfield, who won an Emmy Award for "The Josephine Baker Story." Whitfield portrays Richardson's housekeeper.
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August 28, 1989 | Claudia Puig, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Actress Ruby Dee--who's appearing this summer in the Spike Lee film "Do the Right Thing"--will portray American folklorist Zora Neale Hurston in "Zora Is My Name" for PBS' "American Playhouse" series. The program (which will be taped Thursday at KCET for broadcast next February during Black History Month) was adapted by Dee from Hurston's works. Co-starring are Oscar Brown Jr., Louis Gossett Jr., Roger E. Mosley, Beah Richards, Lynn Whitfield and Flip Wilson.
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August 16, 1998 | Kevin Thomas
This 1991 HBO production has given the legendary entertainer--the rage of '20s Paris, French Resistance heroine, civil rights activist--the royal treatment she so richly deserves. It is highlighted by a knockout portrayal of the complex, sometimes controversial but always heroic Baker by a perfectly cast Lynn Whitfield (pictured), whose ability to bring the durable entertainer to life and span tumultuous decades is nothing short of remarkable (HBO early Thursday at 4:30 a.m.).
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January 15, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Blackwell's Blacklist: Fashion arbiter Mr. Blackwell has his hook out for Julia Roberts; he put her atop his 32nd annual list of worst-dressed women. Blackwell called Roberts a "tacky Tinkerbell from fashion Neverland" and described country singer Wynonna Judd, ranked second, as "Hulk Hogan in sequins." The rest of the list, in order: Delta Burke, Tyne Daly, Jodie Foster, Carly Simon, Faye Dunaway, Kathy Bates, Jane Seymour and Dame Edna Everage, the stage creation of Australian Barry Humphries.
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October 14, 1997
Actor Samuel L. Jackson will host a benefit premiere of his new Trimark Pictures movie, "Eve's Bayou," on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mann's Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. A party and mini-concert will follow at the House of Blues (8430 Sunset Blvd.), featuring a performance by Erykah Badu, who contributed a new song to the movie's soundtrack.
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