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July 17, 1988 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Since he started his run for the presidency 14 months ago, Michael S. Dukakis has done pretty much what he set out to do, piling up enough delegates to assure himself of his party's nomination. But with the Democratic convention opening here Monday, strategists in both parties contend that Dukakis must take care of some crucial unfinished business--defining himself as a candidate and as a man.
April 12, 1988 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
For months now, in scores of campaign stops from Miami to Seattle, Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis has boasted of first cousin Olympia and how she was going to win an Oscar for her role in "Moonstruck." "1988 could be the year of the Dukakii," he said over and over using the Latin. On Sunday night, Dukakis and wife Kitty finally saw "Moonstruck," their first movie in more than a year, back home in Brookline, Mass.
"Steel Magnolias" is as much a eulogy as it is a play. Playwright Robert Harling wrote it for his sister, Susan Harling Robinson, a diabetic who died roughly a year after having had the baby she conceived, apparently in defiance of doctors' orders. The play is dedicated to her memory and to her son, Robert. Eulogies are by their nature private things.
April 18, 1988
Oscar wins by agency: Agency (Clients) 1987 1988 1. Creative Artists Agency 2 3 (Paul Newman, Oliver Stone, Cher, Michael Douglas, Sean Connery) 2. International Creative Mgmt. 2 1 (Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Bernardo Bertolucci) 3. Triad Artists 0 1 (Olympia Dukakis) 4. Smith & Friedman 1 0 (Marlee Matlin) Oscar nominations by agency: 1987 1988 1. Creative Artists Agency 9 5 2. International Creative Mgmt. 6 5 3. Triad Artists 3 4 4.
November 7, 1989 | From Times Staff and wire service reports
Cast members of the movie "Steel Magnolias" showed off their Southern accents and helped raise money for a charity in the region where the story is based. Actresses Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts and Olympia Dukakis attended a gala champagne reception, screening and buffet Monday to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Hundreds turned out, paying $100 to $150 each. Cast members attended a benefit premiere Sunday in New York.
September 9, 2010
A new translation of Sophocles' "Elektra" springs to life on the Getty Villa's outdoor stage. Starring Tyrees Allen and Olympia Dukakis, the spare and modern interpretation tells the tragic tale of willful memory, vengeance and the damage that happens to someone who refuses to forget. Getty Villa Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. Ends Oct. 2. $42, (310) 440-7300.
February 14, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
"Mission Impossible" has been scrubbed and will be replaced on the ABC schedule by "H.E.L.P.," the network announced today. "Mission Impossible" will go on what ABC calls "telecast hiatus" giving its last performance Feb. 24. "H.E.L.P." stands for Harlem Eastside Lifesaving Program and the show follows the adventures of a special New York City emergency unit composed of firefighters, police and paramedics.
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