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November 5, 1994
It's ironic that not long after the results of surveys demonstrating lack of Latin representation in the show business world, we lost Raul Julia. His career was short in comparison to fellow thespian Burt Lancaster, but Julia was young and he had such potential. He had a great talent, and I'm grateful. I personally enjoyed his voice. One evening in summer I was zapping through my remote and came across a documentary on political unrest, but the narrator of the program--the voice sounded so familiar.
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December 31, 2012
Cliff Osmond, 75, a character actor who was a regular presence in director Billy Wilder's comedies of the 1960s and '70s and appeared in dozens of TV series into the 1990s, died Dec. 22 of pancreatic cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, said his daughter Margaret Ebrahim. Osmond got his start in television in the early 1960s with guest starring roles on a range of programs such as "The Rifleman," "Twilight Zone," "The Untouchables," "Wagon Train," "The Flying Nun," "Gunsmoke," "All in the Family," "Police Story," "The Bob Newhart Show," "Starsky and Hutch" and "Murder She Wrote.
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October 21, 1994 | Reuters
Actor Raul Julia, star of "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "The Addams Family" and other movies, was in a coma and on life support after suffering a stroke during the weekend, his agent said Thursday. The agent said Julia, 54, had received visits from friends and family, who did not want the public to know which hospital was caring for him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2007 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
The lawyer for a surprise defense witness in the Phil Spector murder trial said Tuesday that his client has "intimate knowledge" of Lana Clarkson and can tip the balance for the defense. The potential witness is Raul Julia Levy, an actor and producer and son of the late actor Raul Julia. "If everybody believes my client like I do, he's going to contribute to reasonable doubt," said Levy's lawyer, John DeHart, of Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Burt Lancaster, who died last week, has a huge body of work on video--one of the largest of any movie star. Sixty-one of his 70 movies are on tape and many will be on prominent display in the next few weeks. Raul Julia, who died Monday, is well represented on video too, with 31 of his movies on tape. Many feature him in supporting roles because he didn't really become a movie star until his acclaimed performance in 1985's "Kiss of the Spider Woman."
NEWS
October 25, 1994 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raul Julia, whose brooding, passionate features and multifarious talents enabled him to portray characters ranging from the ghoulish patriarch of "The Addams Family" to the persecuted political prisoner in "Kiss of the Spider Woman," died Monday. The Puerto Rican-born actor--famous in his early years for his Shakespearean characterizations--was 54 and died at North Shore University Hospital in the Long Island community of Manhasset, N.Y., where he was taken after a stroke a week ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 1989 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
The range of roles an actor plays, especially a fine character actor like Raul Julia, is always bemusing, sometimes amazing, to contemplate. Julia has perhaps most famously been a prisoner confined to a cell with a flamboyant gay (in "Kiss of the Spider Woman").
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2007 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
The lawyer for a surprise defense witness in the Phil Spector murder trial said Tuesday that his client has "intimate knowledge" of Lana Clarkson and can tip the balance for the defense. The potential witness is Raul Julia Levy, an actor and producer and son of the late actor Raul Julia. "If everybody believes my client like I do, he's going to contribute to reasonable doubt," said Levy's lawyer, John DeHart, of Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1994 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
To moviegoers, he was Gomez, the amorous husband in "The Addams Family," but to theatergoers, Raul Julia was Mack the Knife (at Lincoln Center in 1976); he was Guido Contini (the sexy Italian film director in the 1982 musical "Nine"); and, most vividly, he was a good-humored Petruchio to Meryl Streep's Kate in the 1978 Joseph Papp production of "Taming of the Shrew."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1991 | MARK CARO, Mark Caro is a Chicago-based free-lance writer
When Raul Julia sings "The Impossible Dream" in the new, Broadway-bound production of "Man of La Mancha," he seems ready to seize the mantle of idealist of the 1990s. This is, after all, the man who can also be seen as the ghoulish but indefatigable Gomez in the just-released movie "The Addams Family," and who played the noble but naive Othello in this summer's New York Shakespeare Festival.
NEWS
April 21, 1999 | IRENE LACHER
"I'm always surprised at who I see here at these GLAAD things," Roseanne told the crowd coyly. Roseanne was being her usual tart-tongued self, alluding to the don't-ask, do-attend fact of L.A. life--heaven knows, you might be declaring your sexual colors if you're spotted at an event hosted by the gay and lesbian community. But there was another twist to the list at the 10th annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation media awards in L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1994
It's ironic that not long after the results of surveys demonstrating lack of Latin representation in the show business world, we lost Raul Julia. His career was short in comparison to fellow thespian Burt Lancaster, but Julia was young and he had such potential. He had a great talent, and I'm grateful. I personally enjoyed his voice. One evening in summer I was zapping through my remote and came across a documentary on political unrest, but the narrator of the program--the voice sounded so familiar.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Burt Lancaster, who died last week, has a huge body of work on video--one of the largest of any movie star. Sixty-one of his 70 movies are on tape and many will be on prominent display in the next few weeks. Raul Julia, who died Monday, is well represented on video too, with 31 of his movies on tape. Many feature him in supporting roles because he didn't really become a movie star until his acclaimed performance in 1985's "Kiss of the Spider Woman."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1994 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
To moviegoers, he was Gomez, the amorous husband in "The Addams Family," but to theatergoers, Raul Julia was Mack the Knife (at Lincoln Center in 1976); he was Guido Contini (the sexy Italian film director in the 1982 musical "Nine"); and, most vividly, he was a good-humored Petruchio to Meryl Streep's Kate in the 1978 Joseph Papp production of "Taming of the Shrew."
NEWS
October 25, 1994 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raul Julia, whose brooding, passionate features and multifarious talents enabled him to portray characters ranging from the ghoulish patriarch of "The Addams Family" to the persecuted political prisoner in "Kiss of the Spider Woman," died Monday. The Puerto Rican-born actor--famous in his early years for his Shakespearean characterizations--was 54 and died at North Shore University Hospital in the Long Island community of Manhasset, N.Y., where he was taken after a stroke a week ago.
NEWS
October 21, 1994 | Reuters
Actor Raul Julia, star of "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "The Addams Family" and other movies, was in a coma and on life support after suffering a stroke during the weekend, his agent said Thursday. The agent said Julia, 54, had received visits from friends and family, who did not want the public to know which hospital was caring for him.
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July 20, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Robert Redford and Sonia Braga were among the dozens of Hollywood luminaries honored at the Beverly Hilton during 17th annual Golden Eagle Awards ceremony Friday sponsored by Nosotros, an organization dedicated to improving the Latino community's on-screen image.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 1990 | David J. Fox \f7
Raul Julia has a sizable supporting role in "Havana," but you'd never know it from the on-screen credits--his name isn't there. Ditto for Oscar-winning actor F. Murray Abraham ("Amadeus"), who opted for anonymity for his work in "The Bonfire of the Vanities." Is modesty sweeping Hollywood? Not exactly. "Our usual above-the-title credit wasn't available," explains Julia's agent, Jeff Hunter, referring to the fact that stars Robert Redford and Lena Olin had already secured top billing.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1994 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Minutes before the glitzy premiere here of HBO's film "The Burning Season," the story of murdered Brazilian rubber tapper Chico Mendes, Andrew Revkin said that he had one wish. "I just hope it creates an emotional reaction," said Revkin, author of the book on which the movie about the champion of the Amazon preservation movement is based. It did.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1991 | MARK CARO, Mark Caro is a Chicago-based free-lance writer
When Raul Julia sings "The Impossible Dream" in the new, Broadway-bound production of "Man of La Mancha," he seems ready to seize the mantle of idealist of the 1990s. This is, after all, the man who can also be seen as the ghoulish but indefatigable Gomez in the just-released movie "The Addams Family," and who played the noble but naive Othello in this summer's New York Shakespeare Festival.
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