September 26, 2004 |
Game-show producer Richard Kline has so many children, he just kept adding on to his Studio City home. The result was not a hodgepodge of rooms with stairways leading nowhere, as in San Jose's famous Winchester House. Kline's home, which had 13 children living in it at one point, has the look of a stately manor and the comfort of a mountain lodge. In short, it met the needs of the co-producer of such shows as "Win, Lose or Draw" (1987-90) and his family.
June 30, 1990 |
Contemporary critics called Noel Coward's plays "thin" and "brittle." Maybe that's why his work doesn't date. The trick is to keep Coward in his place, and his period. It also helps to know Coward's mechanics. "Present Laughter," in this stunning revival at the Melrose Theater, doesn't hold any mystery for director Richard Kline; there isn't a particle of it he doesn't know and respect.
June 27, 1996 |
Timing is a prime tool in making comedy work. In his memoirs, director Robert Lewis describes the several hours Bert Lahr took to work out a simple run around a table in the musical "Foxy." At one point, Lahr decided that backing into a hot stove during the run would be funny, and that took another hour to establish in the rapid chain of action. The run never varied, and always got its laughs. It all looks so simple to an audience.
October 6, 1995
Shelley Berman, Taylor Negron, Arlene Golonka and Richard Kline are among the celebrity cast set to perform staged readings of Malvin Wald's "Hollywood Trilogy" and Allan Byrnes' "The Elevator" at the Friars' Club in Beverly Hills on Tuesday as a benefit for the nonprofit West Coast Jewish Theatre. Monty Hall will also make an appearance. Tickets are $25 for the performance and reception; $50 with dinner. Reservations: (213) 466-1767.
January 28, 1999
Comic actor Richard Kline, who starred as Larry in the classic sitcom "Three's Company," headlines "Comedy Nite '99," a fund-raiser for Hillel at Pierce and Valley colleges, 8 p.m. Saturday at Pierce's Main Theater, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Also, comedians Peter Fogel, Wendy Kamenoff, Rachel Lovey, Steve Mittleman and Allan Murray, plus a silent auction, will be featured. All proceeds will support programs for Jewish students at Pierce and Valley colleges. (818) 887-5901. $10-$15.
February 7, 1999
Channel League--Senior Trevor Clocherty (140) was among six Ventura wrestlers to win league titles at Ventura. Fourteen wrestlers reached the finals for Ventura, which finished 4-0 in dual meets to win the team title. Clocherty defeated Eric McTague of Dos Pueblos, 15-5, to improve to 39-3. Jesse Ingram (135), Tim Eckberg (145), Joe Fuentes (160), Steve Torres (171) and Jason Rutland 215) also won titles for Ventura.