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July 2, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Karl Malden, a versatile Oscar-winning actor who built a six-decade Hollywood career playing heroes and heavies -- and, often, relatable ordinary men -- yet who was certain he was best known as a commercial pitchman for American Express, has died. He was 97. Malden died Wednesday of natural causes at his Brentwood home, said Mila Doerner, a daughter. He received his Academy Award for playing Mitch in the 1951 film "A Streetcar Named Desire," a role he originated on Broadway.
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February 28, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Philip Seymour Hoffman died accidentally of acute drug intoxication, New York officials announced Friday. Hoffman, an Oscar-winning actor as well as a producer and director, was found in his Manhattan apartment Feb. 2. Drugs, including heroin, were found on the scene. In an email, the office of New York's chief medical examiner confirmed that Hoffman, who had battled addiction, had died from “acute mixed drug intoxication” with substances including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamines.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Morgan Freeman is neighing like a horse recalling one of his earliest "acting" memories. "I always was an actor," said the 74-year-old who won the supporting actor Oscar for 2004's "Million Dollar Baby. " "I didn't become an actor, this is what I was meant to do. I remember an incident when I was 5 years old. I had a friend, and we used to play different kinds of games. " One day in rural Mississippi, Freeman and his friend were playing horse and buggy. "What you do is that you get a clothes line and wrap it around yourself if you are the horse," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2014 | By Chris Lee
Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the most acclaimed character actors and ambitious performers of his generation, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, police said. He was 46. A business associate discovered Hoffman in his bathroom with a needle stuck in his left forearm at about 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, police said. Two glassine envelopes containing what was thought to be heroin were near his body, and five empty envelopes were found in the trash, police said.
BUSINESS
September 29, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Jack Nicholson has sold his Malibu spread for $3.5 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. It came on the market in February at $4.25 million. The 70-acre property, zoned for equestrian use, includes a ranch-style main house, a caretaker home, a tennis court, a cabana, a putting green, a swimming pool, a grotto-style spa and miles of trails. The single-story main home, built in 1966, has mountain and ocean views. Its 2,313 square feet of living space contain three bedrooms, two bathrooms and maid's quarters.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2012
What Oscar-winning actor was Ronald Reagan's best man when he married Nancy Davis in 1952? William Holden
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 1998
Jerry Crowe claims that Morgan Freeman is an Oscar-winning actor (Morning Report, July 21). What year and for what did Mr. Freeman win this award? JONATHAN SCHWARTZ Dix Hills, N.Y.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2008
TV movie: Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will star in "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," a TV movie about the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2010
Q: Jerry Stiller appeared with what Oscar-winning actor in 1974's "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" A: Walter Matthau
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2011
What Oscar-winning actor known for his tough guy, athletic roles made his Broadway debut in the short-lived 1945 play "A Sound of Hunting"? Burt Lancaster
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2014 | By David Colker
Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, 83, whose portrayal of a defense attorney in the 1961 drama "Judgment at Nuremberg" earned him an Academy Award, died Friday in a hospital in Innsbruck, according to his agent Patricia Baumbauer.  Schell had been having lung problems, which led to him being admitted to the hospital, said Baumbauer, reached outside Munich, Germany. Schell's wife, Iva, was with him when he died. He was a prolific actor who was Oscar-nominated for two other roles -- in "Julia" (1977)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2014 | By David Colker
When Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell won the best actor Academy Award in 1962 for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg," he gave a short thank-you speech in which he recalled being questioned by a customs official upon first arriving in the United States. "He was asking me what I was doing here, and I said, 'I'm going to do a film,'" Schell told the glittering crowd in his accented English. "And he said to me, 'Good luck, boy.' And I think that was very unusual for a customs man. And I can tell him now that I had it. " Undoubtedly, Schell, whose family fled the Nazis when he was a boy, made his own luck - not only as a celebrated actor who amassed more than 100 film and TV credits, but also as a director of films, documentaries, plays and opera.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2012 | By Scott Timberg, Los Angeles Times
Dustin Hoffman is as surprised as anyone to see himself — after five decades on the stage and big screen — showing up on television. When he mentioned his interest in the show "Luck," the David Milch-Michael Mann horse-racing series on HBO, his friends and colleagues were not optimistic. "People said, 'Oh, no, you're into television!'" he recalls, sitting in a hotel suite with the show's creators during a recent press tour. "'It causes divorce, it maims people physically; you knock out so many pages a day….'" Part of what drew him to a television part was the chance to act in a program that — unlike a film — could take every role seriously.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2012
What Oscar-winning actor was Ronald Reagan's best man when he married Nancy Davis in 1952? William Holden
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2011
What Oscar-winning actor known for his tough guy, athletic roles made his Broadway debut in the short-lived 1945 play "A Sound of Hunting"? Burt Lancaster
BUSINESS
September 29, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Jack Nicholson has sold his Malibu spread for $3.5 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. It came on the market in February at $4.25 million. The 70-acre property, zoned for equestrian use, includes a ranch-style main house, a caretaker home, a tennis court, a cabana, a putting green, a swimming pool, a grotto-style spa and miles of trails. The single-story main home, built in 1966, has mountain and ocean views. Its 2,313 square feet of living space contain three bedrooms, two bathrooms and maid's quarters.
HOME & GARDEN
February 23, 2010 | By Lauren Beale
A Palm Springs estate built in 1977 for Oscar-winning actor William Holden has come on the market at $5.5 million. Sitting on 2.5 acres in the gated Southridge neighborhood, the 8,000-square-foot desert retreat has mountain and city light views, custom-carved double entry doors, high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a master bedroom suite with dual fireplaces, a 36-foot-long walk-in closet, a TV area, a sunken terrazzo spa tub and an...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Morgan Freeman was discharged Thursday from a Tennessee hospital after the Oscar-winning actor was treated for broken bones and other injuries sustained in a weekend car crash in Mississippi. Kathy Stringer, a spokeswoman for the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, said Freeman was discharged but gave no other details. The 71-year-old actor was hospitalized after the accident Sunday left him with a broken arm, broken elbow and shoulder damage.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Morgan Freeman is neighing like a horse recalling one of his earliest "acting" memories. "I always was an actor," said the 74-year-old who won the supporting actor Oscar for 2004's "Million Dollar Baby. " "I didn't become an actor, this is what I was meant to do. I remember an incident when I was 5 years old. I had a friend, and we used to play different kinds of games. " One day in rural Mississippi, Freeman and his friend were playing horse and buggy. "What you do is that you get a clothes line and wrap it around yourself if you are the horse," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2011
This Oscar-winning director-actor has appeared in four baseball movies. Name the actor and the movies. Kevin Costner was in 1982's "Chasing Dreams," 1988's "Bull Durham," 1989's "Field of Dreams" and 1999's "For Love of the Game. "
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