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October 31, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Beth Kleid is a frequent contributor to Calendar and TV Times
Maaa! Mothers' heads turn reflexively when they hear that universal cry. Renee Taylor's spins. Taylor, the veteran actress and comedian, plays not one, not two, but three mothers on three different sitcoms this fall. In addition to being Mom to her real-life 24-year-old son Gabriel, Taylor also answers to Mom when comedian Richard Lewis calls out on Fox's new comedy "Daddy Dearest."
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March 27, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
This post has been corrected. See note below for details. Renée Taylor is a very funny lady known for such comedic roles as Eva Braun in Mel Brooks' 1968 classic "The Producers," Fran Drescher's ultimate Jewish mother on "The Nanny" and Brian Benben's ultimate Jewish mother on HBO's "Dream On. " But her career didn't start out that way. FOR THE RECORD: Renee Taylor: A profile of actress Renee Taylor in the March 27...
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October 30, 1995 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
It may be the slimmest possible excuse for a play, but "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" is a great reason to see three seasoned pros serve up the best shtick around. Onstage at the Tiffany Theater, Beatrice Arthur, Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna display comic timing so fine it must have taken more than one lifetime to perfect. They deliver some kind of giddy laugh cure begun before the birth of vaudeville.
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May 8, 2003 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
A Renee Taylor solo called "An Evening With Golda Meir," billed as "the inspiring life of Golda Meir," sounds, in advance, like something out of "SCTV." Taylor is best known for her own semiautobiographical comedies and a role in "The Nanny." But Taylor's performance as the former Israeli prime minister is better than expected.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their play "It Had to Be You," Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna offered a perfectly pleasant evening in the theater and enjoyed a long local run with it, but in bringing it to the screen, they've met with disaster. Never as strong as their durably hilarious 1971 "Made for Each Other," of which it is a variation, "It Had to Be You" citywide)just lies there and dies, an embarrassment.
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March 15, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
If you missed "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" at either the Tiffany Theater or the Canon Theatre in 1995 or '96, don't worry. Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna provide an excerpt as part of their newest showcase, an easygoing greatest-hits affair called "If You Ever Leave Me . . . I'm Going With You!" Like "Bermuda," which was a play as opposed to a career survey, "If You Ever Leave Me . . . " should keep the duo's many fans happy for a couple of hours.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
This post has been corrected. See note below for details. Renée Taylor is a very funny lady known for such comedic roles as Eva Braun in Mel Brooks' 1968 classic "The Producers," Fran Drescher's ultimate Jewish mother on "The Nanny" and Brian Benben's ultimate Jewish mother on HBO's "Dream On. " But her career didn't start out that way. FOR THE RECORD: Renee Taylor: A profile of actress Renee Taylor in the March 27...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1985 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna's "Made for Each Other" was a delight when it opened in 1971, and it remains so is in its re-release (at the Beverly Center Cineplex). It's now 20 minutes longer, which is the way the Bolognas intended it, and it's perhaps even funnier because there's just that much more context and detail.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1996 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lots of couples finish each other's sentences. Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna do so for a living. Married for 30 years and writing partners for nearly as long, they're best known for their 1968 Broadway hit "Lovers and Other Strangers," which became the 1970 film of the same name and garnered the duo an Academy Award nomination.
NEWS
May 8, 2003 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
A Renee Taylor solo called "An Evening With Golda Meir," billed as "the inspiring life of Golda Meir," sounds, in advance, like something out of "SCTV." Taylor is best known for her own semiautobiographical comedies and a role in "The Nanny." But Taylor's performance as the former Israeli prime minister is better than expected.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
If you missed "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" at either the Tiffany Theater or the Canon Theatre in 1995 or '96, don't worry. Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna provide an excerpt as part of their newest showcase, an easygoing greatest-hits affair called "If You Ever Leave Me . . . I'm Going With You!" Like "Bermuda," which was a play as opposed to a career survey, "If You Ever Leave Me . . . " should keep the duo's many fans happy for a couple of hours.
NEWS
September 4, 1996 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emmy-nominee Renee Taylor is determined to wear the perfect size 10 to the "Prime Time Emmy Awards" on Sunday. Taylor, who is up for best supporting actress in a comedy series as Fran Drescher's ma on "The Nanny" (CBS), has put herself on a monthlong pre-Emmy diet and workout program. The goal: drop her dress size from 14 to 10 by losing 16 pounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1996 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lots of couples finish each other's sentences. Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna do so for a living. Married for 30 years and writing partners for nearly as long, they're best known for their 1968 Broadway hit "Lovers and Other Strangers," which became the 1970 film of the same name and garnered the duo an Academy Award nomination.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 1995 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
It may be the slimmest possible excuse for a play, but "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" is a great reason to see three seasoned pros serve up the best shtick around. Onstage at the Tiffany Theater, Beatrice Arthur, Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna display comic timing so fine it must have taken more than one lifetime to perfect. They deliver some kind of giddy laugh cure begun before the birth of vaudeville.
NEWS
October 31, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Beth Kleid is a frequent contributor to Calendar and TV Times
Maaa! Mothers' heads turn reflexively when they hear that universal cry. Renee Taylor's spins. Taylor, the veteran actress and comedian, plays not one, not two, but three mothers on three different sitcoms this fall. In addition to being Mom to her real-life 24-year-old son Gabriel, Taylor also answers to Mom when comedian Richard Lewis calls out on Fox's new comedy "Daddy Dearest."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their play "It Had to Be You," Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna offered a perfectly pleasant evening in the theater and enjoyed a long local run with it, but in bringing it to the screen, they've met with disaster. Never as strong as their durably hilarious 1971 "Made for Each Other," of which it is a variation, "It Had to Be You" citywide)just lies there and dies, an embarrassment.
NEWS
September 4, 1996 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emmy-nominee Renee Taylor is determined to wear the perfect size 10 to the "Prime Time Emmy Awards" on Sunday. Taylor, who is up for best supporting actress in a comedy series as Fran Drescher's ma on "The Nanny" (CBS), has put herself on a monthlong pre-Emmy diet and workout program. The goal: drop her dress size from 14 to 10 by losing 16 pounds.
NEWS
December 20, 1992 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jean Smart hasn't looked back since she left "Designing Women" last year. She hasn't had time. Countless stars have left popular series and immediately disappeared from view, but that hasn't been the case with Smart, who played the Sugarbakers' business manager Charlene Frazier for five seasons. Smart has been working nonstop in features ("Mistress"), TV movies ("Overkill") and off-Broadway ("The End of the Day."). Her latest is "Just My Imagination," an NBC movie on Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1985 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna's "Made for Each Other" was a delight when it opened in 1971, and it remains so is in its re-release (at the Beverly Center Cineplex). It's now 20 minutes longer, which is the way the Bolognas intended it, and it's perhaps even funnier because there's just that much more context and detail.
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