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September 15, 1991 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The widow of actor Brad Davis is expected to issue a dramatic personal appeal tonight to Hollywood's leaders to "lift the veil of secrecy" surrounding the disease that claimed her husband's life. "Whatever the rules are in Hollywood today, they must be changed so that people like Brad can come forward before they die," says Susan Bluestein in a letter to be read at Commitment to Life, an annual benefit for AIDS Project Los Angeles being held this year at the Universal Amphitheatre.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1991 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The widow of actor Brad Davis is expected to issue a dramatic personal appeal tonight to Hollywood's leaders to "lift the veil of secrecy" surrounding the disease that claimed her husband's life. "Whatever the rules are in Hollywood today, they must be changed so that people like Brad can come forward before they die," says Susan Bluestein in a letter to be read at Commitment to Life, an annual benefit for AIDS Project Los Angeles being held this year at the Universal Amphitheatre.
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September 11, 1991 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight weeks ago, upon returning home from a Fourth of July weekend at the beach with his wife and daughter, actor Brad Davis pulled out a yellow legal pad and drafted a proposal for a book he never got the chance to write. "The purpose of this book is to reveal what it's like to be infected with HIV, to be receiving treatment, and having to remain anonymous at all costs--chronicling how I have done this for over six years," wrote Davis in spare and simple prose.
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September 10, 1991 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Brad Davis, the all-American boy who starred as Billy Hayes in the film "Midnight Express" and originated the role of Ned Weeks in the play "The Normal Heart," died Sunday at his home in Studio City. Davis was 41 and died of AIDS-related complications, said his wife, free-lance casting director Susan Bluestein.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1992 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Brad Davis joined the cast of "The Habitation of Dragons," a drama about family and politics in a small Texas town, he had been HIV-positive for six years and had already developed some symptoms of AIDS. But nobody involved with the film knew that. So nobody knew then that the film--which airs tonight at 5, 7 and 9 as part ofcable channel TNT's "Screenworks" series--would be his last.
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September 16, 1991 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of two major Hollywood entertainment companies on Sunday pledged $125,000 to form an AIDS funding and support organization to combat the epidemic that has hit their community especially hard. The announcement came during a celebrity-studded "Commitment to Life V" benefit that raised more than $1 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles at the Universal Amphitheatre, and in the wake of stinging criticism of the film industry by actor Brad Davis, who died last week of AIDS.
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September 8, 1996 | Judy Brennan, Judy Brennan is a regular contributor to Calendar
Hollywood may be bent on snapping up bestsellers, but its dogged pursuit can't match that of the book world turning Hollywood into one. This summer "Hit & Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood" by entertainment journalists Kim Masters and Nancy Griffin broke open the pack of Hollywood-related books and landed on the bestseller lists in New York and Los Angeles for several weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 1995
Here is the complete list of winners of the 47th annual nighttime Emmy Awards, as announced over the weekend by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. * Comedy series: "Frasier," NBC. * Drama series: "NYPD Blue," ABC. * Made for television movie: "Indictment: The McMartin Trial," HBO. * Miniseries: "Joseph," TNT. * Variety, music or comedy series: "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC. * Variety, music or comedy special: "Barbra Streisand The Concert," HBO.
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September 22, 1991 | DAVID J. FOX, Reporting for this story was done by Times staff writers Elaine Dutka, Fox, Judith Michaelson and Victor F. Zonana.
W e do give money to AIDS and the homeless and the blind. But we're not obligated to hire the victims of the various diseases or causes we support. It all boils down to business . . . dollars and cents . . . and those with an illness or the potential for becoming ill are an economic risk. These words come from a well-known Hollywood producer who felt it wise not to have his name mentioned. His thoughts came in the aftermath of a scathing indictment of the entertainment industry by actor Brad Davis.
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