CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2011 |
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79. Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor died early Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with her four children at her side, publicist Sally Morrison said. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said Mickey Rooney played Elizabeth Taylor's trainer in "Lassie Come Home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2011 |
Actress Susannah York, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the 1969 film "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", has died. She was 72. York died of cancer, according to several British media reports on Saturday. No other details were given. Known for her beauty and versatility, she became a star in the 1960s after roles in such films as "Tom Jones" in 1963 and "A Man for All Seasons" in 1966. "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" was the story of marathon dance contestants.
December 20, 1985
TV watchers Dec. 22 will be able to choose between two versions of "A Christmas Carol," with CBS and NBC both scheduling programs at 8 p.m. based on Charles Dickens' famous holiday story. CBS will rebroadcast the TV movie "A Christmas Carol" that first aired last year, with George C. Scott starring as Scrooge. Others in the cast include Susannah York, Frank Finlay, Roger Rees, David Warner and Edward Woodward.
February 18, 1991 |
Movie Distribution: Warner Bros. sued Hollywood Video Library, a film distribution firm that Warner contends has illegally offered and sold rights on four movies belonging to Warner. HVL is accused of unlawfully distributing the films in Italy and Spain. In the federal lawsuit alleging copyright infringement and false designation of origin, Warner asserted that HVL has jeopardized at least one Warner contract to put the 1970 movie "Grasshopper," starring Jacqueline Bisset, on Italian TV.
December 1, 1991 |
If there has ever been a sharper contrast between the medium and the message than this work, I haven't encountered it. "Save the Earth" is a harlequin delight of a picture book, with smashing color photos and brilliant graphic art expertly splashed on nearly every big, voluptuously coated page. The message tucked elegantly among those images, however, is that the support systems of our planet are in desperate trouble, and with them not only its grand array of plants and animals, but us.