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December 24, 1996
Screenwriter Bob Shayne will moderate "Hollywood, Love and Laughter: The Romantic Comedy Then and Now," a 10-part UCLA Extension course that begins Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. The program will feature screenings of such romantic classics as "It Happened One Night," "His Girl Friday" and "Roman Holiday," and lectures by screenwriter-director James Brooks, critic Peter Rainer, producer-director Jerry Zucker and others. The fee for the course is $365. Information: (310) 825-9064.
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October 7, 2009 | Susan King
Long before she became an iconic TV mom, Marion Ross -- a.k.a. Mrs. Cunningham from "Happy Days" -- dreamed of becoming an actress growing up in the small town of Albert Lea, Minn. She recalls being "transported" by movies, especially in the snowy winter months when getting to a theater was no easy task. "We would walk across the ice to go to the theater," Ross said in a recent interview. "Coming home it was dark and you would cross the frozen ice. I would be weeping and standing under the streetlight with the light coming down and snow would be falling in my face.
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October 18, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Cleo Trumbo, the widow of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted for more than a decade as a member of the Hollywood 10, has died. She was 93. Trumbo died of age-related causes Friday at home in the Bay Area city of Los Altos, said her daughter Mitzi, with whom she was living. "She wasn't a person to be in the limelight at all," Mitzi Trumbo said of her mother. "She really devoted herself to the kids, in making sure that we were all OK, and in really keeping the family together."
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August 25, 1991 | JAN HERMAN
The Writers Guild of America is currently investigating whether Dalton Trumbo was wrongfully deprived of credit for the original story and the Academy Award for best story that Ian McLellan Hunter received for the 1953 movie "Roman Holiday," starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. There have been recent reports that Hunter "fronted" the script for his friend Trumbo, who was blacklisted in Hollywood for refusal to cooperate with the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan
Dennis Stock, a photographer best known for his iconic Life magazine photo of film legend James Dean walking through a rainy Times Square in a dark overcoat, has died. He was 81. Stock, who was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer a few weeks ago and developed pneumonia in recent days, died Monday night at a hospital in Sarasota, Fla., said Mark Lubell of Magnum Photos. "His singular most iconic image would definitely be his James Dean walking down Times Square with a cigarette in his mouth, because James Dean became an icon of a generation and that image represented so much to that generation," said Lubell, director of Magnum, a photographic cooperative that Stock joined in 1951.
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July 29, 2003 | From Associated Press
Nathan Lane is going back to the New York stage -- as Hollywood screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo. The actor, last seen on Broadway as Max Bialystock in "The Producers," will star in "Trumbo," a theater piece based on the screenwriter's letters and written by his son, Christopher Trumbo. Dalton Trumbo wrote the screenplays for movie classics such as "The Brave One," "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," "Lonely Are the Brave" and "Roman Holiday."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991
Police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old Sherman Oaks man whose body was found in a rented cubicle of a Van Nuys health spa, the Los Angeles Police Department said Friday. The body of John David Payne Jr. was discovered in a cubicle at the Roman Holiday Health Club in the 14400 block of Victory Boulevard near Tyrone Avenue on Tuesday, said Lt. Richard Blankenship. Payne, also known as John Louis Cherrie Jr., died of undetermined causes, Blankenship said, but he declined to elaborate.
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June 11, 1985
The district attorney's office on Monday filed a manslaughter charge against a 20-year-old Van Nuys man accused of the strangulation death of a Woodland Hills man last September in what police describe as a gay health spa. Harry James Silk, an unemployed laborer who was arrested Friday, will be arraigned Tuesday in Van Nuys Municipal Court, said Los Angles Police Detective Ed Entwhistle. Silk is being held in Van Nuys Jail in lieu of $6,000 bail, he said.
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