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October 23, 2000 | STEVE RUBIN, Steve Rubin is a producer currently affiliated with Showtime. He is the co-producer on "Combat!," a motion picture adaptation of the ABC series that is in development at Paramount
The baby boomer generation lost one of its heroes last week: Rick Jason is gone. Better known as Lt. Hanley on the long-running 1960s World War II series, "Combat!," he died of a self-inflicted gunshot at the age of 74. As they often say in Hollywood war films, "we lost us a good man." Jason was not only a wonderful human being, a devoted husband and a fine actor, he was one of our best storytellers, with links to the golden age of Hollywood.
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October 23, 2000 | STEVE RUBIN, Steve Rubin is a producer currently affiliated with Showtime. He is the co-producer on "Combat!," a motion picture adaptation of the ABC series that is in development at Paramount
The baby boomer generation lost one of its heroes last week: Rick Jason is gone. Better known as Lt. Hanley on the long-running 1960s World War II series, "Combat!," he died of a self-inflicted gunshot at the age of 74. As they often say in Hollywood war films, "we lost us a good man." Jason was not only a wonderful human being, a devoted husband and a fine actor, he was one of our best storytellers, with links to the golden age of Hollywood.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2000
Actor Rick Jason, who played the hard-boiled leader Lt. Gil Hanley on the 1960s television drama "Combat!," was found dead Monday in his house. He was 74. Jason died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was found by his wife about 5 a.m., said Ventura County Deputy Coroner Craig Stevens. He left no note, and authorities only said that he was despondent over personal matters. Funeral arrangements were pending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2000
Actor Rick Jason, who played the hard-boiled leader Lt. Gil Hanley on the 1960s television drama "Combat!," was found dead Monday in his house. He was 74. Jason died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was found by his wife about 5 a.m., said Ventura County Deputy Coroner Craig Stevens. He left no note, and authorities only said that he was despondent over personal matters. Funeral arrangements were pending.
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November 22, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
ROBERT ALTMAN, the maverick director who earned a reputation as one of America's most original filmmakers with landmark movies such as "MASH," "Nashville," and "McCabe and Mrs. Miller," has died. He was 81. Altman, who never stopped producing and directing films, died from complications of cancer Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Joshua Astrachan, a producer at Altman's Sandcastle 5 Productions in New York City, announced Tuesday.
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December 30, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Realism was a hallmark of the early 1960s television series "Combat," which focused on the grim march of a U.S. Army platoon across Europe after the D-day invasion of World War II. The stars were often splattered with mud and sometimes blood, but the realistic show lightened the face of war with humor. There were laughs off camera as well. Actor Rick Jason, who portrayed the platoon's hard-boiled leader Lt.
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May 3, 2000
Beverly Hills' Museum of Television & Radio will kick off its spring-summer seminar schedule with "Working With Orson Welles," a May 16 panel of Welles' colleagues, including producer Norman Corwin and actors Rick Jason and Janet Leigh.
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May 3, 1986 | CHRISTOPHER TRICARICO
Too busy to watch your favorite soap opera? Beginning Monday, you can listen at work or at home when a new telephone soap opera, "Fair Oaks," opens its lines. Billed by its creators as the "world's first telephone soap opera," the 2 1/2-minute daily drama can be heard by dialing (213) 976-OAKS, any time of the day or night. There's a 95-cent charge per call (plus any applicable toll fees).
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June 1, 1997
"2037--and Counting" (by Steve Schmidt, May 25) was a very informative and amusing article on Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. But contrary to popular belief, the near-legendary stable of writers on "Your Show of Shows" did not include Larry Gelbart or Woody Allen. Gelbart is not happy that this misconception has been perpetuated through the years. To quote him from my forthcoming book, "Comedy Writing in Radio and TV's Golden Age": "It's not fair to the original guys. I think the people who did do it were very unique.
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July 14, 1994 | DAN BERGER
Wine collectors who'd rather not store their bottles in a space reserved for the family car or the washer and dryer can now rent public wine storage lockers in temperature-controlled locations. Some of these are run by wine merchants. The facilities differ--some are elaborate, others bare-bones. So prices vary. Each listing below includes the smallest wine locker available at each facility at the lowest price (which may require climbing a ladder to reach the locker) and the largest locker.
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October 17, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actor Rick Jason, who played the hard-boiled Lt. Gil Hanley on the 1960s long-running television drama "Combat!", was found dead Monday morning inside his house here. He was 74. Jason died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Ventura County Deputy Coroner Craig Stevens said. He was found by his wife about 5 a.m. He left no note and authorities said only that he was despondent over personal matters. Funeral arrangements are pending.
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December 3, 1986 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
One of the highlights of the 1986 National Video Festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday at the American Film Institute in Hollywood, is its comprehensive survey of the work Orson Welles made for TV, most of which has never been seen before in the United States.
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