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July 6, 2005 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
June Haver, a singer and actress once groomed by 20th Century Fox to be "the next Betty Grable" but who left acting to join a convent and later married actor Fred MacMurray, has died. She was 79. Haver died of respiratory failure Monday at her longtime Brentwood home, her family said. Beginning in 1943, she appeared in 15 films in 10 years, including "Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1944) and "The Girl Next Door" (1953), her last film, which was considered one of her best.
July 17, 2008 | Bruce Catania, Special to The Times
Last weekend I went to a wedding. It was an extremely tasteful event -- a magical outdoor setting, the priest eloquent and charming, vows resonating beyond standard wedding fare. The bride wore off-white and looked very beautiful, as all brides do. Oh, and she was my ex-wife. I don't know how common it is for an ex-husband to attend his ex-wife's wedding, but I'm guessing the answer is "not very."
July 8, 1997 | JERRY HICKS
This county is loaded with citizenry ready to do for others. People who help their neighbors, run marathons for worthy causes, shell out to send youngsters to camp. But here's a new one for you: An elected government official who will work on his off days for free. He will officiate at your wedding and ask that you write out a check for his fee--$150--directly to some type of worthwhile, nonprofit youth program here in Orange County.
March 18, 1990 | Kevin Thomas
In this hilarious and stylish 1988 Jonathan Demme comedy, Mafia widow Michelle Pfeiffer finds herself on the run, pursued by Dean Stockwell's lecherous don and aided, more or less, by Matthew Modine's sweetly square FBI agent. Sunday 5 p.m. TMC The Postman Always Rings Twice This is the steamy, guilt-ridden 1946 Tay Garnett version with Lana Turner, always in white, most memorably in a two-piece bathing suit, and John Garfield. Wednesday 10 a.m.
October 9, 2008 | Kenneth Turan
Much to the surprise of its most ardent supporters, and likely even to its creators, "Rachel Getting Married" was the hottest film in America last weekend, averaging more than $30,000 per theater. This is a tribute to Jonathan Demme's return to his independent film roots, to a powerful screenwriting debut for Jenny Lumet, and to a career-changing performance by Anne Hathaway as an ultra-troubled young woman set loose from rehab for her sister's wedding.
April 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer married for the fourth time in a quiet ceremony in Frankfurt, city officials said. Voted Germany's most popular politician in a recent survey, Fischer, 51, married Nicola Leske, a 29-year-old journalism student.
August 22, 2001
Re "Church Settles Suit, Toughens Policies," Aug. 21: Instead of creating programs for victims who are sexually molested, maybe the Catholic Church should consider changing its guidelines on priesthood to allow priests and nuns to get married. I think that would resolve the problem of sexual molestation. Adrianna D. Mendez Buena Park
March 16, 1998
Re "Don't Penalize--or Sub- sidize--Marriage," Commentary, March 11: The marriage "penalty" in income tax is an illusion. The economics of our society is based on the couple. Hotels are routinely priced on a double occupancy basis. On cruises and travel packages, singles pay the "single supplement," which is a euphemism for "singles pay double." As everyone says these days, "You need two incomes to live middle class." If, as a single person, I want to buy a house, I buy for two--I pay the whole mortgage.
July 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The son of Queen Elizabeth II's daughter, Princess Anne, is to marry a Canadian businesswoman, Buckingham Palace announced. Peter Phillips, 29, will marry his girlfriend, Autumn Kelly, whom he met at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in 2003. Phillips is 10th in line to the throne but holds no royal title and carries out no official royal duties. He works for the Royal Bank of Scotland.
June 17, 2002 | Howard Rosenberg
Much of TV habitually reduces matrimony to sitcom laughs or hollow, soulless rolls of the dice. Note this month's "Looking for Love: Bachelorettes in Alaska" on Fox, and sleek spouse hunters invading the ritzy Hamptons on ABC. But now comes Michael Apted's "Married in America" on A&E, profiling nine diverse couples in the New York area, Los Angeles and Birmingham, Ala., and charting their routes to the altar. It's so good you'll throw rice.
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