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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1990
A Michigan man has been arrested at a Sherman Oaks hotel after sending more than 200 threatening letters to actress Stephanie Zimbalist, daughter of Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and star of the television series Remington Steele, the FBI said Monday. Arrested for investigation of mailing threatening communications was Michael Lawrence Shields, 43, of Plymouth, Mich.
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February 20, 2014 | By Margaret Gray
It's hard to think of a clearer instance of preaching to the converted than a play in which a grammarian gets the best of an athlete. The Colony Theatre Company's spirited production of Lissa Levin's entertaining, sitcom-y “Sex and Education” gives us Stephanie Zimbalist (“Remington Steele”) as Miss Edwards, a deliciously dry, jaded English teacher whose belief in the importance of grammar has relegated her to a life of solitude and frustration. As she explains to the audience (the many soliloquies are set off from the action by Jared A. Sayeg's lighting)
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March 4, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"If, at the end of the play, one person turns to their mate and says, 'Honey, let's get a dog,' I have done my job," says Stephanie Zimbalist, who plays the adorable, coquettish canine Sylvia in A.R. Gurney's romantic comedy of the same name, currently at the Coronet Theatre. As the scruffy stray who becomes the "other woman," disrupting the marriage of Greg (Charles Kimbrough) and Kate (Mary Beth Peil), Zimbalist sheds the sophisticated image for which she is known.
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October 13, 2004 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
After more than half a century in showbiz, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., a TV star of the 1950s and '60s ("The F.B.I.," "77 Sunset Strip"), had put his long and fruitful career behind him. Broadway shows, films, TV and in recent years, cartoon voice-overs, narrations, readings on tape -- it had been a good run. At 85, he had settled into retirement. No more acting gigs; his favorite putter beckoned. "It was all behind me at my age," he says, chuckling. "I was just thinking golf."
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July 29, 1998 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Rosalind Russell starred in "Wonderful Town," she made Ruth, the wisecracking writer from Ohio, a role indelibly her own. Lucie Arnaz--who will play Ruth in a concert version of the 1953 Tony Award-winning musical opening Thursday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center--modestly figures she's a match for Russell.
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May 11, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Charges Stand for Stephanie Zimbalist Fan: An allegedly obsessed fan of actress Stephanie Zimbalist failed to get charges against him dismissed on grounds that he was examined by a prosecution psychiatrist without a court order. U.S. District Judge John Davies instead on Wednesday barred prosecutors from using the information in the psychiatric report on Michael Lawrence Shields, 42. Shields is accused of sending threatening letters to Zimbalist.
NEWS
May 20, 1990
Growing up, I remember seeing many fine "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentations like "Inherit the Wind," "The Crucible," etc. After watching the first 45 minutes of "Caroline?" I turned off the set when I realized that the commercial was more entertaining. I love Stephanie Zimbalist, but this film was pure dreck. Frieda Fivelson, Los Angeles
NEWS
January 29, 1989
A sincere thanks to CBS for providing a TV movie as well-made and entertaining as "The Man in the Brown Suit." The cast was more than one could ask for, and Stephanie Zimbalist was the greatest pleasure in a movie full of them. Edith Herbert, Fullerton
NEWS
July 8, 1990
Has anyone else noticed a striking resemblance between Stefanie Powers and Stephanie Zimbalist? I think they even sound similar. Give them the same hairstyle and they could pass for sisters. Some studio out there listening? How about a movie with the two of them? Erik Britton, Universal City
NEWS
February 5, 1995
N.F. Mendoza was incorrect in stating that none of Judy Blume's books had ever been TV or movie fare until "Fudge-A-Mania" (TV Times, Jan. 8). Judy Blume's book about teen-age first love, "Forever," was a 1978 TV-movie starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Dean Butler. Suzanne Sneathen-Groom, Costa Mesa
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 1998 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Rosalind Russell starred in "Wonderful Town," she made Ruth, the wisecracking writer from Ohio, a role indelibly her own. Lucie Arnaz--who will play Ruth in a concert version of the 1953 Tony Award-winning musical opening Thursday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center--modestly figures she's a match for Russell.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"If, at the end of the play, one person turns to their mate and says, 'Honey, let's get a dog,' I have done my job," says Stephanie Zimbalist, who plays the adorable, coquettish canine Sylvia in A.R. Gurney's romantic comedy of the same name, currently at the Coronet Theatre. As the scruffy stray who becomes the "other woman," disrupting the marriage of Greg (Charles Kimbrough) and Kate (Mary Beth Peil), Zimbalist sheds the sophisticated image for which she is known.
NEWS
February 5, 1995
N.F. Mendoza was incorrect in stating that none of Judy Blume's books had ever been TV or movie fare until "Fudge-A-Mania" (TV Times, Jan. 8). Judy Blume's book about teen-age first love, "Forever," was a 1978 TV-movie starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Dean Butler. Suzanne Sneathen-Groom, Costa Mesa
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December 4, 1994 | Kevin Thomas
A radiant Jessica Tandy stars in this 1991 TV movie as a widow who discovers the perfect way to feel useful: telling stories to children on public-access TV. But ambitious ad agency executive--and single mother--Stephanie Zimbalist, however, thinks the elegant elderly woman who has captivated her lonely young daughter (Lisa Jakub, pictured) would be perfect on a network, sponsored by a key Zimbalist client, a toy manufacturer.
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April 2, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Dancing All the Way: Jane Anderson's provocative play about the problems of surrogate parenthood, "The Baby Dance," which premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse Balcony Theatre in February 1990, and traveled to Massachussetts' Williamstown Theatre last summer, has opened at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven to mixed but compelling reviews. The Hartford Courant's Malcolm L. Johnson found the play had "lightened its touch, but deepened its emotional pull," becoming "funny, real and agonizing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1990
A Michigan man who pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters to actress Stephanie Zimbalist was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to two years in prison. U.S. District Judge John G. Davies also ordered Michael L. Shields, 42, of Plymouth, Mich., to undergo psychiatric counseling and serve three years of probation. He also must never approach or communicate with 26 people, including the actress and her father, actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1990
A man accused of mailing threatening letters to actress Stephanie Zimbalist also sent copies of his mailings to her actor-father, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., as well as to other entertainers, court documents in Los Angeles revealed Monday. Michael Shields, 42, first saw Stephanie Zimbalist perform in 1979 and, five years later, "began a series of secret trips to find Miss Zimbalist," Assistant U.S. Atty. Carol Gillam said in a memo.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Dancing All the Way: Jane Anderson's provocative play about the problems of surrogate parenthood, "The Baby Dance," which premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse Balcony Theatre in February 1990, and traveled to Massachussetts' Williamstown Theatre last summer, has opened at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven to mixed but compelling reviews. The Hartford Courant's Malcolm L. Johnson found the play had "lightened its touch, but deepened its emotional pull," becoming "funny, real and agonizing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990
Two psychiatrists testified Thursday that a fan who sent threatening letters to actress Stephanie Zimbalist had a dangerous and abnormal personality and cannot be helped by medicine or therapy. Sentencing was postponed for Michael Lawrence Shields, 42, of Plymouth, Mich., said Assistant U.S. Atty. Carol L. Gillam. U.S. District Judge John G. Davies gave permission to the defense to bring in a psychiatrist to refute the testimony of the two psychiatrists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1990
A man described by psychologists as a sexually obsessed fan pleaded guilty Thursday to seven counts of mailing threatening letters to actress Stephanie Zimbalist. Michael L. Shields, 42, also sent copies of his letters to Zimbalist's father, actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr., to her brother, to her talent agency, and to singers Rosemary Clooney and Patrice Munsel.
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