June 29, 1993 |
TV or not TV. . . . BIG: With networks slashing costs and thinking smaller, viewers are about to get two major reminders of the glory days of epic miniseries. TNT cable will rerun "Centennial" starting next Tuesday and ABC will repeat "The Thorn Birds" beginning July 18, both starring the longtime king of miniseries, Richard Chamberlain. His other credits include "Shogun" and "Wallenberg."
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January 2, 1985 |
Charles Chamberlain, the father of actor Richard Chamberlain and a worldwide speaker on alcoholism and the recovering alcoholic, died last month of emphysema at his Laguna Beach home. He was 82. Chamberlain had worked with recovering alcoholics for 39 years, hundreds of whom paid their respects to him at a memorial service in Laguna Beach last week, a family member said. A spokesman for Alcoholics Anonymous said several memorial services are planned to honor Chamberlain in the near future.
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.
April 6, 1999 |
"The Sound of Music," starring Richard Chamberlain, and "The Civil War," a new musical previewing now on Broadway, top the list of offerings for the Orange County Performing Arts Center's 1999-2000 Broadway season, center officials announced Monday. Rounding out the season, which begins Aug. 17, will be new road shows of "Footloose," and "Fame--The Musical," as well as a national tour of "Titanic," all based on popular movies.
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.
February 16, 1992 |
Wearing feathers in her hair, spike heels and a strapless evening gown, Marianne Williamson, New Age guru of the hour, is seated on a hotel ballroom stage in Marina del Rey, shoulder to shoulder with unmarried soap opera actors and other eligible and glamorous singles. Amid much banter and giggling, they will be "auctioned off" by talk-show host Cyndy Garvey and producer-director Garry Marshall.
July 13, 2012 |
Two questions immediately presented themselves when it was announced that "The Exorcist" was going to be done onstage: How? And why? At the show's premiere Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse, the creators seemed to be searching for answers to these challenges. God doesn't appear to be on their side. The how, at least on a visual level, turns out to be far more interesting than the why, which leads to all kinds of armchair moralizing and faux philosophizing. But fans of William Friedkin's 1973 film - a work that has caused more bad dreams than any other movie in Hollywood history, if my childhood is any guide - shouldn't expect any ostentatious spinning of heads.
December 27, 2010
Marsha Mason starred in the 1978 PBS version of Neil Simon's play "The Good Doctor. " Her leading man got his start on TV playing "Dr. Kildare. " Who is he? Richard Chamberlain.
November 24, 2002 |
Two questions in the interview consume me. Although being a reporter gives one license to ask just about anything, these two questions knock around my head, unable to escape my mouth. The first feels superficial, but I have to know: How does this woman achieve such perfect fingernails? They are natural, unadorned, tapered to exquisite ovals. The second question would make me appear uninformed. For some time now I have been talking to her, to others about her, and observing her at work.
January 15, 2002
In the 1960s he starred in "Dr. Kildare." In the '70s and '80s he topped the miniseries "Shogun," "Centennial" and "The Thorn Birds." At 9 p.m. Wednesday, Richard Chamberlain returns to TV on "The Drew Carey Show" as ... the mother of Drew's boss.