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November 15, 1990
Will Kuluva, a stage actor who made his Broadway debut in the Al Jolson musical "Hold On to Your Hats" in 1940 and then was seen through many of the putative Golden Years of TV in such classic series as "Naked City," "Philco Playhouse," "The Untouchables" and "The Defenders," has died while on vacation in the Caribbean, it was learned Tuesday. He was stricken with an embolism Nov. 6 while on a cruise ship, said Frank Tobin, a spokesman.
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."
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."
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.
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.
September 16, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Drive" is a Los Angeles neo-noir, a neon-lit crime story made with lots of visual style. It's a film in love with both traditional noir mythology and ultra-modern violence, a combination that is not ideal. Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn won the best director award at Cannes, and it's easy to see why this tale of an emotionless wheelman (Ryan Gosling) who lives to drive and makes a rare stab at human connection with a fetching neighbor took the prize. Impeccably shot by Newton Thomas Sigel, "Drive" always looks dressed to kill.
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."
September 20, 2008 | Ann Brenoff
There ARE a million stories in the naked city, and this one gets my vote for containing the most Hollywood plot lines: Mel Gibson, who already owns several properties in Malibu, bought the ocean-view home of David Duchovny and Tea Leoni. Gibson's familial home is in a guard-gated neighborhood a few miles north of the Carbon Canyon home that Duchovny and his wife, Leoni, had listed June 1 at $12 million. The sales price was about $11.5 million, according to public records.
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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