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July 11, 2001
A memorial program for comedian and actor Sandy Baron will be held at 3 p.m. July 22 at the Ivar Theater, 1605 Ivar Ave., Hollywood. Baron, remembered for his portrayal of comic Lenny Bruce and a recurring role on the "Seinfeld" TV sitcom, died of emphysema Jan. 21 in a Van Nuys nursing home. He was 64. For more information on the memorial, call Gail Leone Leventhal at (323) 876-2054.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2001
A memorial program for comedian and actor Sandy Baron will be held at 3 p.m. July 22 at the Ivar Theater, 1605 Ivar Ave., Hollywood. Baron, remembered for his portrayal of comic Lenny Bruce and a recurring role on the "Seinfeld" TV sitcom, died of emphysema Jan. 21 in a Van Nuys nursing home. He was 64. For more information on the memorial, call Gail Leone Leventhal at (323) 876-2054.
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May 25, 2001
This is in response to the article "After a Fall, He Had the Last Laugh" (May 15). Sandy Baron seemed a gentle comic when I first saw him on television in the '70s, so I was really eager to attend when he was billed in the play "Lenny" in San Diego. I knew Lenny's story, but the play was more than a heart-rending eye-opener about police indifference and governmental abridgment of human rights. It was a story of one person's struggle to explain this world we live in. And Sandy was Lenny.
NEWS
May 25, 2001
This is in response to the article "After a Fall, He Had the Last Laugh" (May 15). Sandy Baron seemed a gentle comic when I first saw him on television in the '70s, so I was really eager to attend when he was billed in the play "Lenny" in San Diego. I knew Lenny's story, but the play was more than a heart-rending eye-opener about police indifference and governmental abridgment of human rights. It was a story of one person's struggle to explain this world we live in. And Sandy was Lenny.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2001 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sandy Baron, a veteran comedian and actor who often played appealingly schlocky characters in films and television, including a recurring role on TV's "Seinfeld," died of emphysema Sunday at a Van Nuys nursing home. He was 64. Baron played Jack Klompus, the nemesis of Jerry Seinfeld's father, on the long-running NBC sitcom.
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May 15, 2001 | ROBERTO LOIEDERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1992, not long after I had opened the Pasta Place, a small deli in a Studio City mini-mall, a man started coming in every morning. He appeared to be in his late 60s. No matter how hot it was, he wore the same fleecy overcoat, which was filthy and frayed, as were the rest of his clothes, and he smelled awful. He had a salt-and-pepper beard, and his hair, mostly white, was longish and scruffy.
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April 11, 1994 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 1992 original "Leprechaun" proved that if you've got a good enough gimmick you can get away with minimal proficiency in all other aspects of a film. The gimmick was, of course, a leprechaun from hell, a diminutive figure with an evil simian countenance and a crazed sense of humor as jaunty as his quaint period attire. He was played with unstinting panache by British actor Warwick Davis.
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July 18, 1986 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
If they gave out Oscars for casting choices, you could reserve one right now for the makers of "Vamp" (citywide), who came up with the inspired notion of Grace Jones as a stripteasing vampire. The sleek, long-limbed pop star really does put the vamp back into vampire--with her heavy-lidded gaze and sinewy body, she's a night creature full of brooding, sexual malevolence.
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January 13, 1993 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Throughout the 1980s, movie after movie suggested that the Great American Jackpot was just over the rainbow, that sex, success or revenge were our culture's ultimate golden crock. That's what "Motorama" (Laemmle's Sunset 5) is about. It's a tangy little road movie fable-fantasy about the decadence of that super-media American Dream. The writer, Joseph Minion--who also scripted "After Hours" for Martin Scorsese and "Vampire's Kiss" for Robert Bierman--is a specialist in paranoid comedy.
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January 13, 1999
Robert W. "Wally" Guenther, 69, who spent 30 years with the Los Angeles Times in a number of positions, including editorial director of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, editor of Home magazine, You magazine and TV Times, Travel editor, and as an editor for Times on Demand. A graduate of Cal State L.A., Guenther began his newspaper career in 1948 as a copy boy on the old Los Angeles Daily News. He joined The Times in 1955 as a copy editor in the suburban sections.
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May 15, 2001 | ROBERTO LOIEDERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1992, not long after I had opened the Pasta Place, a small deli in a Studio City mini-mall, a man started coming in every morning. He appeared to be in his late 60s. No matter how hot it was, he wore the same fleecy overcoat, which was filthy and frayed, as were the rest of his clothes, and he smelled awful. He had a salt-and-pepper beard, and his hair, mostly white, was longish and scruffy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2001 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sandy Baron, a veteran comedian and actor who often played appealingly schlocky characters in films and television, including a recurring role on TV's "Seinfeld," died of emphysema Sunday at a Van Nuys nursing home. He was 64. Baron played Jack Klompus, the nemesis of Jerry Seinfeld's father, on the long-running NBC sitcom.
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