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April 13, 2008 | Robert W. Welkos, Special to The Times
THE scene opens with a herd of duckbill dinosaurs gorging on kelp. A Tyrannosaurus rex, towering 22 feet, suddenly appears, unleashing a blood curdling roar as its prey scatter, but one duckbill dinosaur remains trapped in the water. The T-Rex crashes through the surf and ruthlessly rips him from the sea. It suddenly stops -- sensing a powerful presence in the water. Its red reptilian eyes, glowing like lasers, scan the ocean.
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October 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Shimon Wincelberg, 80, a television writer and Broadway playwright, died at a Los Angeles nursing home Wednesday after a long illness, said publicist Fred Stuart. Wincelberg wrote nearly 100 scripts for television series that included "Naked City," "Mannix," "Police Woman," "Star Trek," "Gunsmoke," "Have Gun, Will Travel," "Lost in Space" and, more recently, "Law & Order."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2006
Thank you for recognizing the contribution of my grandfather, William H. Daniels, on the front page of your Hollywood commemorative section [May 21] and the caption inside that described him as an "unsung hero." Daniels was director of photography on most of Garbo's U.S. films. Plus Erich von Stroheim's "Foolish Wives" and "Greed," "Dinner at Eight," "Winchester '73," "Ocean's Eleven," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Valley of the Dolls" -- where, reportedly, director Mark Robson wanted a cinematographer who could replicate the '30s glamour look and was told, "Bill Daniels was doing it in the '30s."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2012
The track record of transforming a hit movie into a TV series has been decidedly mixed. For every "MASH," "Alice," "Lassie" or "The Naked City," there have been countless disappointments including "The Planet of the Apes" and the recent "The Firm. " On Tuesday, Warner Home Video is releasing another short-lived small screen adaptation of a big screen blockbuster, "Logan's Run," based on the 1976 sci-fi thriller starring Michael York. The TV series, which aired on CBS from fall 1977 until early 1978, starred Gregory Harrison; Heather Menzies from "The Sound of Music" costarred.
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September 19, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Gregory, the solid character actor known for tough-guy cop roles, including Inspector Frank Luger, Hal Linden's superior on television's "Barney Miller," has died. He was 90. Gregory died Monday of natural causes in Sedona, Ariz., where he had lived since retiring from acting in 1983, said his niece, Laraine Gregory-LaMonte of Malibu.
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August 23, 1991
Sy Salkowitz, 65, former president of 20th Century Fox Television, died at his Rancho Santa Fe home on Thursday. The Philadelphia native began his television and screen writing career in 1956 on the Erroll Flynn Theatre. Salkowitz wrote more than 350 episodes for such series as "Naked City," "Mission Impossible," "Perry Mason," "Police Story," "The Untouchables," "The Virginian" and "Ironsides."
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August 22, 2001 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gerald Gordon, a popular Emmy Award-winning soap opera star who portrayed a high-strung neurosurgeon on "The Doctors" and "General Hospital," has died. He was 67. Gordon, also a character in such prime-time fare as "The Twilight Zone" and "Law & Order," died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long illness. Known for his rugged good looks, Gordon dominated soap opera magazine covers from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s.
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September 25, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Actress Louise Platt, 88, the last surviving passenger aboard the overland stage in "Stagecoach," the classic 1939 John Ford western, died of undisclosed causes Sept. 6 at a hospital in Greenport, N.Y. Platt played Lucy Mallory, the pregnant wife of a cavalry officer, on the Lordsburg-bound coach driven by Andy Devine. Her fellow passengers included John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell, Donald Meek, John Carradine and Berton Churchill.
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November 10, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jerry Sohl, 88, a novelist and scriptwriter, probably best known for his science fiction work, died Monday at a hospital in Thousand Oaks. The cause of death was not announced, but Sohl had been in declining health for some time. Born in Los Angeles, Sohl grew up in Chicago and dropped out of college for a career in the newspaper business. He worked as a photographer, police reporter, critic and reviewer for several Midwest papers after World War II.
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