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February 5, 2014 | By Susan King
TCM has added three screen legends and a tribute to an Oscar-winning actor to the roster of the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, which takes place April 10 to 13 in Hollywood. Maureen O'Hara, who is best known for her work in John Ford films including 1952's "The Quiet Man," will present the world premiere restoration of Ford's Oscar-winning 1941 drama "How Green Was My Valley," in which she stars. Funny man Mel Brooks will stop by for a screening of his 1974 comedic masterpiece, "Blazing Saddles," and Margaret O'Brien will be on hand for the screening of Vincente Minnelli's beloved 1944 Technicolor musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis," for which she won a juvenile Oscar as Judy Garland's little sister.
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February 5, 2014 | By Susan King
TCM has added three screen legends and a tribute to an Oscar-winning actor to the roster of the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, which takes place April 10 to 13 in Hollywood. Maureen O'Hara, who is best known for her work in John Ford films including 1952's "The Quiet Man," will present the world premiere restoration of Ford's Oscar-winning 1941 drama "How Green Was My Valley," in which she stars. Funny man Mel Brooks will stop by for a screening of his 1974 comedic masterpiece, "Blazing Saddles," and Margaret O'Brien will be on hand for the screening of Vincente Minnelli's beloved 1944 Technicolor musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis," for which she won a juvenile Oscar as Judy Garland's little sister.
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August 20, 2013 | By Susan King
Richard Dreyfuss has a lot on his mind. And he's more than willing to share. Among his talking points: the beleaguered state of civics education and filmmaking today - most roles in new films are "stupid," he believes - studying at Oxford, directing John Gielgud and auditioning for Jack Nicholson's 1971 drama "Drive, He Said. " He has a story about that one. "I had gone out for one of the parts in 'Drive' and didn't get it, and I was all grumpy," said the 65-year-old Dreyfuss, who appeared trim and sprightly during a recent breakfast at a Brentwood hotel.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2013 | By Susan King
Richard Dreyfuss has a lot on his mind. And he's more than willing to share. Among his talking points: the beleaguered state of civics education and filmmaking today - most roles in new films are "stupid," he believes - studying at Oxford, directing John Gielgud and auditioning for Jack Nicholson's 1971 drama "Drive, He Said. " He has a story about that one. "I had gone out for one of the parts in 'Drive' and didn't get it, and I was all grumpy," said the 65-year-old Dreyfuss, who appeared trim and sprightly during a recent breakfast at a Brentwood hotel.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 1988 | JACK MATHEWS
Richard Dreyfuss is not being promoted for a best supporting actor Oscar in "Nuts" because the film's star and boss Barbra Streisand wanted it that way, but because Dreyfuss wanted it that way himself, according to a Warner Bros. spokesman. Last Sunday's Calendar reported that film people were put off by ads appearing in the industry trade papers suggesting Streisand for consideration as best actress while five other actors--including Dreyfuss--were listed as supporting actors.
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August 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A boy has been born to actor Richard Dreyfuss and his wife, Jeramie, a spokesman for the couple said. Harry Spencer Dreyfuss was born at 6:33 p.m. Thursday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, spokesman Richard Grant said. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth, Grant said. Both mother and child were doing fine, he said today. Dreyfuss recently completed filming Universal's "Once Around" for Christmas release in which he was reteamed with actress Holly Hunter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1995 | SARA CATANIA and JEANNETTE DeSANTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss was hospitalized Sunday after his car crashed into a pole on a busy stretch of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, authorities said. The 47-year-old actor's black Lexus ran into a light pole, Los Angeles police said. No other cars were involved in the 3:20 p.m. accident.
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November 16, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1995's "Mr. Holland's Opus," Richard Dreyfuss played a high school music teacher who nurtures and inspires his students. In his latest film, "Oliver Twist," Dreyfuss is a teacher with a vastly different lesson plan. In this latest adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved 1838 novel, Dreyfuss has a field day as the old, wily criminal Fagin, who feeds and shelters homeless London boys and teaches them how to pick a pocket or two.
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August 4, 2003 | Frank Rizzo, Hartford Courant
Richard Dreyfuss is looking for the outrage. He doesn't see much of it today in the public reaction toward social injustices, scandals and immoralities. But he does find it in the plays of Arthur Miller, particularly "All My Sons." He and Jill Clayburgh head the cast in a production at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Conn., starting Wednesday. Dreyfuss plays Joe Keller, an affable family man and industrialist in post-World War II Ohio.
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May 7, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Watching Richard Dreyfuss ham it up as a salty old sailor in the lifeless Lifetime-style period drama "The Lightkeepers" makes you wonder how much he was thinking about his old "Jaws" cast mate Robert Shaw while making the movie. If Dreyfuss was going for Captain Quint's whole fingernails-on-a-chalkboard effect, then he has succeeded, though his overacting may make you wish his ornery old-timer had ended up in the belly of a great white shark too. But you can't really hate "The Lightkeepers."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2012
John Ingle, 84, an actor who played scheming patriarch Edward Quartermaine on the daytime drama "General Hospital," died of cancer Sunday in Los Angeles, ABC said. Ingle took over the role as the ruthless businessman Quartermaine from actor David Lewis in 1993 and made his final appearance in an episode airing last week. He also played Mickey Horton on "Days of Our Lives" during a two-year break from "General Hospital" beginning in 2004. For decades before he became a professional actor, Ingle taught drama at Hollywood High School, Beverly Hills High School, Occidental College, Los Angeles City College and UCLA.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2011
Chris Matthews, the fiery host of MSNBC's "Hardball," discusses his new book, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero," with actor Richard Dreyfuss. A departure from Matthews' usual debate-heavy territory, the biography portrays the political leader as an ambassador for peace who was always at the forefront of civil liberties activism and debate. Temple Emanuel, 300 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hills. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $20. writersblocpresents.com.
HOME & GARDEN
October 18, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest has listed his gated Hollywood Hills estate for $14.95 million. The 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean, built in 1974, sits on nearly an acre of hilltop with canyon and city views. Remodeled during Seacrest's ownership, the villa has a wine cellar and a screening room. Including the guest house, the property has six bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms. A tennis court, a swimming pool and mature trees complete the grounds. Seacrest, 35, has hosted "American Idol" since 2002.
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June 9, 2010 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Rivers represented Kevin Costner, Richard Dreyfuss and Oliver Stone. He helped organize events for Seeds for Peace, the Magic Johnson Foundation and the Rock the Vote initiative. Veteran Hollywood publicist and political activist Stephen M. Rivers died Tuesday after a lengthy bout with prostate cancer. He was 55. Over the span of his publicity career, Rivers represented some of the most recognizable names in entertainment, including director and actor Kevin Costner, actor Richard Dreyfuss, director Oliver Stone, playwright Anna Deavere Smith, actress Jane Fonda and former super-agent Michael Ovitz.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Watching Richard Dreyfuss ham it up as a salty old sailor in the lifeless Lifetime-style period drama "The Lightkeepers" makes you wonder how much he was thinking about his old "Jaws" cast mate Robert Shaw while making the movie. If Dreyfuss was going for Captain Quint's whole fingernails-on-a-chalkboard effect, then he has succeeded, though his overacting may make you wish his ornery old-timer had ended up in the belly of a great white shark too. But you can't really hate "The Lightkeepers."
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December 18, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Richard Dreyfuss says his father and uncle owe him nearly $4 million on an unpaid loan. The Oscar-winning actor sued the pair in August over the loan, but amended his lawsuit this week to raise new allegations of financial wrongdoing. Dreyfuss' complaint states he loaned his father and uncle $870,000 in the early 1980s to help them with a 13-story office building they own in downtown Los Angeles. In court documents, Gilbert Dreyfuss denied the loan was that old and stated that his nephew didn't have a large enough stake in the building to warrant repayment.
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June 22, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Drugs and their abuse form the central theme when KABC Talkradio covers the subject around-the-clock today through Friday. Scheduled to appear is a diverse roster of guests: actor Richard Dreyfuss, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, LAPD Chief Daryl Gates and patients from the St. John's Chemical Dependency Center. The station, however, will continue its coverage of Dodger games.
NEWS
May 10, 2002
TV writer-A program highlight in the May 5 issue of TV Times incorrectly reported that last Sunday's episode of CBS' 'The Education of Max Bickford' had been co-written by series star Richard Dreyfuss. It was co-written by the actor's brother, Lorin Dreyfuss. Because of a scheduling change, that episode was not broadcast on Sunday. It has not yet been rescheduled.
NEWS
December 18, 2003 | From Times staff and wire reports
Richard Dreyfuss, 56, will become the theater world's next Max Bialystock in the London production of Mel Brooks' "The Producers." English comedian Lee Evans, 39, will co-star as Leo Bloom, Bialystock's timid partner. The pair will assume the stage roles made famous by Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in the original Broadway musical, which won a record 12 Tony Awards; Jason Alexander and Martin Short currently star in the Los Angeles production.
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August 4, 2003 | Frank Rizzo, Hartford Courant
Richard Dreyfuss is looking for the outrage. He doesn't see much of it today in the public reaction toward social injustices, scandals and immoralities. But he does find it in the plays of Arthur Miller, particularly "All My Sons." He and Jill Clayburgh head the cast in a production at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Conn., starting Wednesday. Dreyfuss plays Joe Keller, an affable family man and industrialist in post-World War II Ohio.
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