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April 4, 2013 | By Susan King
The spotlight shines this week on legendary film stars Debbie Reynolds, Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift. Reynolds, who turned 81 on Monday and has a new book coming out, "Unsinkable," came to fame in the 1950s and is still going strong.  American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre is celebrating the musical-comedy star with "A Hollywood Life: The Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds" retrospective. It starts Thursday evening with the 1955 romantic comedy "The Tender Trap" with  Frank Sinatra and the 1963 comedy "Mary, Mary" with Barry Nelson.
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July 5, 2013 | By Susan King
Dolores Hart was one of Hollywood's top ingenues, giving Elvis Presley his first screen kiss in 1957's "Loving You" and then reuniting with him a year later in "King Creole. " She worked with such legends as Anthony Quinn and Anna Magnani in 1957's "Wild Is the Wind" and Robert Ryan and Montgomery Clift in 1958's "Lonelyhearts," then earned a Tony Award nomination in 1959 for her first play, the romantic comedy "The Pleasure of His Company. " A devout Catholic since the age of 10, she broke off her engagement to Don Robinson in 1963 and entered the cloistered Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., where as Mother Dolores Hart she has lead a life of contemplation and hospitality.
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August 29, 2004 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
"Look, I'm not odd. I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor"-- Montgomery Clift Several of the recent Marlon Brando obituaries mentioned Montgomery Clift as one of the actor's contemporaries. But Clift was more than a contemporary. He, along with John Garfield, opened the door for the likes of such Method actors as Brando, James Dean, Paul Newman and Steve McQueen.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2013 | By Susan King
The spotlight shines this week on legendary film stars Debbie Reynolds, Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift. Reynolds, who turned 81 on Monday and has a new book coming out, "Unsinkable," came to fame in the 1950s and is still going strong.  American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre is celebrating the musical-comedy star with "A Hollywood Life: The Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds" retrospective. It starts Thursday evening with the 1955 romantic comedy "The Tender Trap" with  Frank Sinatra and the 1963 comedy "Mary, Mary" with Barry Nelson.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2013 | By Susan King
Dolores Hart was one of Hollywood's top ingenues, giving Elvis Presley his first screen kiss in 1957's "Loving You" and then reuniting with him a year later in "King Creole. " She worked with such legends as Anthony Quinn and Anna Magnani in 1957's "Wild Is the Wind" and Robert Ryan and Montgomery Clift in 1958's "Lonelyhearts," then earned a Tony Award nomination in 1959 for her first play, the romantic comedy "The Pleasure of His Company. " A devout Catholic since the age of 10, she broke off her engagement to Don Robinson in 1963 and entered the cloistered Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., where as Mother Dolores Hart she has lead a life of contemplation and hospitality.
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October 17, 2011
Among the roles this Oscar-nominated actor turned down was the role of Joe Gillis in Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard. " Who was the actor? Montgomery Clift
NEWS
December 3, 1992 | JON MATSUMOTO
"The Heiress" (1949), directed by William Wyler. 115 minutes. Olivia de Havilland won an Oscar for her portrayal of Catherine Sloper, one of cinema's most memorable and heartbreaking doormats. In this truly tragic film, based on the Henry James novel "Washington Square," she falls for a wily gold digger (Montgomery Clift).
BOOKS
July 3, 1994 | Susan King
HOLLYWOOD'S FIRST CHOICES: Or Why Groucho Marx Never Played Rhett Butler by Jeff Burkhart & Bruce Stuart (Crown Publishers: $14, paperback; 230 pp.) Movie buffs and even casual films fans should get a kick out of this breezy, fast-paced account of how some of the greatest movie casting decisions were made.
NEWS
July 31, 2003 | Carolyn Patricia Scott
Last year he appeared in the small, touching film "A Walk to Remember." Now the 25-year-old actor has moved into the big-budget company of Sean Connery in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." And that's not his only interest. West is part of a band -- Johnny Was -- named after a Bob Marley song, but that's where the connection to the reggae artist ends. Johnny Was is rock with punk undertones and a little emo thrown in.
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June 5, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
It was the wedding to end all weddings, and the media event to end all media events: the marriage in 1956 of American movie star-glamour queen Grace Kelly to the dashing Prince Rainier of Monaco. Caught up in this fast-lane fairy tale were six young women chosen to be Grace Kelly's bridesmaids. And now one of them has written a book about it, titled "The Bridesmaids." Author Judith Balaban Quine was one of the six who wore a daffodil yellow dress the day Kelly married her prince, along with Maree Frisby, Rita Gam, Carolyn Scott, Sally Parrish and Bettina Thompson.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2011
Among the roles this Oscar-nominated actor turned down was the role of Joe Gillis in Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard. " Who was the actor? Montgomery Clift
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2004 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
"Look, I'm not odd. I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor"-- Montgomery Clift Several of the recent Marlon Brando obituaries mentioned Montgomery Clift as one of the actor's contemporaries. But Clift was more than a contemporary. He, along with John Garfield, opened the door for the likes of such Method actors as Brando, James Dean, Paul Newman and Steve McQueen.
NEWS
July 31, 2003 | Carolyn Patricia Scott
Last year he appeared in the small, touching film "A Walk to Remember." Now the 25-year-old actor has moved into the big-budget company of Sean Connery in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." And that's not his only interest. West is part of a band -- Johnny Was -- named after a Bob Marley song, but that's where the connection to the reggae artist ends. Johnny Was is rock with punk undertones and a little emo thrown in.
BOOKS
July 3, 1994 | Susan King
HOLLYWOOD'S FIRST CHOICES: Or Why Groucho Marx Never Played Rhett Butler by Jeff Burkhart & Bruce Stuart (Crown Publishers: $14, paperback; 230 pp.) Movie buffs and even casual films fans should get a kick out of this breezy, fast-paced account of how some of the greatest movie casting decisions were made.
NEWS
December 3, 1992 | JON MATSUMOTO
"The Heiress" (1949), directed by William Wyler. 115 minutes. Olivia de Havilland won an Oscar for her portrayal of Catherine Sloper, one of cinema's most memorable and heartbreaking doormats. In this truly tragic film, based on the Henry James novel "Washington Square," she falls for a wily gold digger (Montgomery Clift).
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Donna Reed was more than just a TV mom to actress Shelley Fabares. Fabares played Reed's teenage daughter, Mary Stone, on the well-loved 1958-66 ABC family sitcom "The Donna Reed Show," which revolved around Donna Stone (Reed), the wife of handsome pediatrician Dr. Alex Stone (Carl Betz), and mother to Mary and energetic younger son Jeff (Paul Petersen) "She definitely became my second mother," said Fabares, 67, who left the series in 1963. "She was a role model and remains so to this day. I still periodically hear her voice in my head when I am making a decision about doing something, I hear her urging me on to make the stronger decision of the two. I just adored her. " Petersen echoes her sentiments.
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