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April 29, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rory Calhoun, the handsome, lanky actor, producer, writer and rancher best remembered for his 1950s Western films and television series "The Texan," died Wednesday. He was 76. Calhoun had been hospitalized for the last 10 days with advanced stages of emphysema and diabetes, said his longtime friend Paul Dean. He worked with screen queens Marilyn Monroe in "River of No Return," Betty Grable in "Meet Me After the Show" and Susan Hayward in his longtime favorite film, "With a Song in My Heart."
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May 13, 1999
Memorial services for cowboy film and television star Rory Calhoun are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. May 18 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 505 N. Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills. Calhoun died April 28 at the age of 76.
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NEWS
May 13, 1999
Memorial services for cowboy film and television star Rory Calhoun are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. May 18 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 505 N. Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills. Calhoun died April 28 at the age of 76.
NEWS
April 29, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rory Calhoun, the handsome, lanky actor, producer, writer and rancher best remembered for his 1950s Western films and television series "The Texan," died Wednesday. He was 76. Calhoun had been hospitalized for the last 10 days with advanced stages of emphysema and diabetes, said his longtime friend Paul Dean. He worked with screen queens Marilyn Monroe in "River of No Return," Betty Grable in "Meet Me After the Show" and Susan Hayward in his longtime favorite film, "With a Song in My Heart."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Starting at the top and working down: Rory Calhoun and Sidney Poitier will tap into some show-biz basics when they appear at tonight's opening night of the Buckley School's presentation of "Grease." Calhoun will sing. Poitier will dance. Both have been cast in the chorus line. Role reversals? Career comedowns? Not quite. Calhoun and Poitier are both namesakes and teen-aged daughters of veteran Western star Rory Calhoun and Oscar-winning actor-director Sidney Poitier.
SPORTS
February 9, 1988
Herman (Rory) Calhoun, noted 1950s middleweight boxer, died Friday at Kaiser Hospital in Hollywood after a brief illness. Calhoun, 53, appeared on many nationally televised bouts in the late 1950s, against boxers such as Carl (Bobo) Olson, Joey Giardello, Florentino Fernandez, Joey Giambra and Dick Tiger.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2005 | From Newsday
Michael Lohan, father of singer-actress Lindsay Lohan, will face felony charges for allegedly driving drunk into a telephone pole on Long Island last month, escaping just before the car went up in flames. Lohan, 44, was originally charged with misdemeanor drunken driving charges. But those charges will be upgraded to felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle because he was driving with a suspended license, said Nassau County (N.Y.) Assistant Dist. Atty. Joy Watson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1996
George Zuckerman, 80, screenwriter in the 1940s and 1950s and novelist in the 1960s and 1970s. Among his motion pictures were the 1949 films "Border Incident," starring Ricardo Montalban and George Murphy, and "Trapped" starring Lloyd Bridges; "Iron Man" in 1951 with Jeff Chandler; "Ride Clear of Diablo," starring war hero Audie Murphy and Dan Duryea, and "Dawn at Socorro" starring Rory Calhoun, both in 1954.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gordon Kay, 88, a Republic Pictures and Universal producer who specialized in westerns, died of undisclosed causes March 8 at the Motion Picture & Television Fund hospital in Woodland Hills. Kay, who launched his movie career as a gofer on westerns at Republic in 1939, worked his way up to producing the first 26 Allan "Rocky" Lane westerns beginning in 1947.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2010
Ken Orsatti Former leader of Screen Actors Guild Ken Orsatti, 78, who led the Screen Actors Guild as its national executive director from 1981 to 2000, died Tuesday at a West Hills hospital of pulmonary disease, the guild announced. As the union's chief negotiator, he brokered about 20 major contracts. One key to negotiating, Orsatti told the Los Angeles Business Journal in 1994, was flexibility. "Someone once said that the perfect negotiation is one where both sides are unhappy," Orsatti said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Starting at the top and working down: Rory Calhoun and Sidney Poitier will tap into some show-biz basics when they appear at tonight's opening night of the Buckley School's presentation of "Grease." Calhoun will sing. Poitier will dance. Both have been cast in the chorus line. Role reversals? Career comedowns? Not quite. Calhoun and Poitier are both namesakes and teen-aged daughters of veteran Western star Rory Calhoun and Oscar-winning actor-director Sidney Poitier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1999 | WILLIAM J. EHRHEART
"Better Than Disneyland": When Disneyland first opened in 1955, Ray "Crash" Corrigan and Elaine DuPont, Corriganville's leading entertainers, attended the grand opening ceremonies as guests of Disneyland architect C.V. Wood. Wood was married to actress Joanne Dru. Corrigan and the thirsty news reporters at the event noted the lack of drinking fountains at the Magic Kingdom. Back at the Ranch, Corrigan told visitors to Corriganville, "Hey! We have drinking fountains! We give free water!"
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