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May 24, 2005 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Stephen Elliott, a veteran character actor best known as the bullying millionaire father in the film "Arthur," died of congestive heart failure Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, his family said. He was 86. Most of Elliott's success in films came after he reached the half-century mark, often playing authority figures in such movies as "The Hospital" (1971), "Death Wish" (1974) and "The Hindenburg (1975).
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November 2, 2009 | Scott Timberg
Stephen Elliott started playing around with drugs at 10 and ran away from home when he was 13. He spent most of his teens in and out of group homes; as an adult, he stripped at gay bars for a year while shooting heroin. It came to a crashing conclusion when he overdosed. "People tell me, 'Oh, you've had a hard life,' " the San Francisco writer says at a shady cafe in Los Feliz on a recent trip to Los Angeles. "But compared to the kids I was in group homes with, I know their stories are worse than my story.
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November 2, 2009 | Scott Timberg
Stephen Elliott started playing around with drugs at 10 and ran away from home when he was 13. He spent most of his teens in and out of group homes; as an adult, he stripped at gay bars for a year while shooting heroin. It came to a crashing conclusion when he overdosed. "People tell me, 'Oh, you've had a hard life,' " the San Francisco writer says at a shady cafe in Los Feliz on a recent trip to Los Angeles. "But compared to the kids I was in group homes with, I know their stories are worse than my story.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2005 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Stephen Elliott, a veteran character actor best known as the bullying millionaire father in the film "Arthur," died of congestive heart failure Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, his family said. He was 86. Most of Elliott's success in films came after he reached the half-century mark, often playing authority figures in such movies as "The Hospital" (1971), "Death Wish" (1974) and "The Hindenburg (1975).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1990 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Memorial services for a Capistrano Beach teen-ager who was fatally shot at a Dana Point beach during the weekend will be held Friday, the family said. Deputy Dist. Atty. Kathi Harper said officials may decide today whether murder charges should be filed against a 16-year-old Laguna Niguel boy arrested in connection with the shooting. The family of the victim, Robert James Elliott, described him Monday as a regular churchgoer who spent his leisure time trying "to convert people to the Lord."
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July 22, 2012
The McSweeney's Book of Politics & Musicals Edited by Christopher Monks Vintage: 347 pp., $14.95 paper Forget the theatrical success of "The Book of Mormon. " What about "Palin! The Musical"? You can't help tapping your toes and singing along during the scene in which the former Alaska governor confronts Levi Johnston about her daughter's maternal condition: I hunt with a shotgun, Not a musket or pistol. I'm holding one now, Will you marry my Bristol?
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July 8, 1988 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
The excruciating "Arthur 2 on the Rocks" (citywide) should come with a surgeon general's warning: "This sort of stupidity may sap your will to live or to watch movies ever again." The most rotten thing about it, however, is that it obliterates any hint of the real "Arthur's" warmth or charm or wonderfully acid wit.
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October 31, 1994 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Chekhov poured a lot of anguish about the act of writing into "The Seagull," and in the production of the play now at the Matrix Theatre, some actors best known for their TV work pour a lot of anguish about acting into it too.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1990 | CHERYLANNE BEALER
Friends and relatives of Robert James Elliott, the 18-year-old man shot to death last week on Dana Strand Beach, described his death Friday as "senseless and unnecessary" but cautioned against taking revenge. Vince Presta told about 300 mourners who gathered at Calvary Chapel in this district of Dana Point for his friend's memorial service: "I don't want to see anyone else get hurt because of this. It's not worth it."
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September 12, 1990 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County district attorney's office said Tuesday that it will file a murder charge against a Dana Hills High School student who allegedly shot a Capistrano Beach youth to death over the weekend. When the 16-year-old Laguna Niguel youth appears before a Juvenile Court judge in Orange today, prosecutors will recommend that he be tried as an adult, Deputy Dist. Atty. Kathi Harper said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1990 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Memorial services for a Capistrano Beach teen-ager who was fatally shot at a Dana Point beach during the weekend will be held Friday, the family said. Deputy Dist. Atty. Kathi Harper said officials may decide today whether murder charges should be filed against a 16-year-old Laguna Niguel boy arrested in connection with the shooting. The family of the victim, Robert James Elliott, described him Monday as a regular churchgoer who spent his leisure time trying "to convert people to the Lord."
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January 7, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
There's a fundamental flaw in “Journalism Is Not Narcissism,” Hamilton Nolan's recent Gawker post deriding confessional nonfiction: The first-person essays he finds so self-indulgent are not journalism. Sure, they appear in newspapers and magazines, but so do comics, op-eds, commentary - none of which are exactly news. That's the beauty of mass market publications, that they can encompass a range of approaches, that one form does not have to preclude another, that, ideally, there is something for everyone.
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