April 18, 2012 |
Richard Chamberlain is putting a lot of his father, Charles, into his role as Dr. Austin Sloper in the Pasadena Playhouse production of "The Heiress," Ruth and Augustus Goetz's 1947 adaptation of Henry James' "Washington Square. " The drama begins previews next week and opens April 29. Set in 1850s New York, "The Heiress" revolves around the wealthy physician's domineering relationship with his plain-Jane daughter, Catherine, and his disapproval of her handsome suitor, whom he believes is a fortune hunter.
April 28, 2010 |
During his long, successful career, Richard Chamberlain has played a wide variety of roles. But who knew that he could also do a pitch-perfect impression of Katharine Hepburn? Chamberlain played opposite the legendary actress in the 1969 film "The Madwoman of Chaillot." He recalls that Hepburn demanded to meet him before he could get the role of Roderick in the comedy. "I had to fly to France for her to OK me for the part," says Chamberlain, still "Shogun" handsome at 76. "She loved to fool around.
February 15, 2010 |
What do you tell someone who still wants to see how Joan Van Ark is holding up, chat with Dr. Kildare and Wyatt Earp or look into the, um, eyes of a bevy of still-buoyant "Baywatch" babes? Stand in line. That and 20 bucks buys you a Vaseline-free lens into pop culture's past at the Hollywood Show, where time is elastic, even if its famous faces and figures are not. The quarterly autograph and memorabilia show -- a retro nirvana for TV Land, VH1 and Turner Classic Movies fans and celebrity signature collectors -- unites vintage Tinseltown idols and survivors with the people who made them as-seen-on-TV commodities.
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August 8, 2009 |
Lee Kurty, 70, an actress who played nurse Zoe Lawton on the popular 1960s TV medical series "Dr. Kildare," died July 23 of complications from dementia at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys. Kurty joined the cast of "Dr. Kildare," starring Richard Chamberlain, in the show's final season, 1965-66. Described in The Times as resembling "a Swedish cover girl," the blond Pittsburgh native was Chamberlain's love interest. Kurty, who also appeared on the soaps "Love of Life" and "Search for Tomorrow," was born Oct. 17, 1938, and graduated from the drama department of what is now Carnegie Mellon University.
May 28, 2008
DAILY DOSE OF EMMY Gold Derby blogger Tom O'Neil is keeping hourly watch over the prime-time Emmy race. From network episode submissions to weekly chats with star contenders and insider takes on what academy voters are leaning toward, it's all at goldderby.latimes.com. -- THEY CANNES GO THE DISTANCE The Oscar season got its annual kickoff this month in the south of France and the Envelope team of awards reporters was on the scene.
December 3, 2007 |
Richard Chamberlain, still fit and dashingly handsome at 73, describes himself these days as a "beach bum who paints and occasionally acts." But in fact, the star of the 1960s medical drama "Dr. Kildare" and such popular miniseries as "Shogun" and "The Thorn Birds" has been venturing away from his home in Maui for acting gigs regularly of late.