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April 15, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Sisterly: "Sisters," a drama about four vastly different siblings from Winnetka, Ill., will premiere May 11 on NBC. Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Sela Ward and Julianne Phillips play the sisters. The show inherits the 10-11 p.m. time slot currently held by "Carol and Company," which will complete its season run May 4 but is expected to be renewed for next season.
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April 21, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Swoosie Kurtz, who plays Melissa McCarthy's outrageous mother, Joyce, on the hit CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly," got her first lesson in the fickleness of show business more than 50 years ago in a production of Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" at Hollywood High School. "We were backstage after the performance getting ready to meet our families when I was told there was a man who wants to see you, Eddie Foy III," said Kurtz, relaxing on a red sofa that matches her hair in her dressing room at Warner Bros.
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May 5, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swoosie Kurtz is one of New York theater's brightest lights. She won two Tony Awards in the last decade, for Lanford Wilson's "Fifth of July" and John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves." She was even Guare's first choice to star in his current Broadway smash "Six Degrees of Separation."
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December 1, 2002 | Irene Lacher, Special to The Times
Cherry Jones and Swoosie Kurtz are sprawled in the VIP lounge for deep-pocketed supporters of the Old Globe Theatre, and quite an irresistibly cushy lounge it is. Clearly the San Diego theater's big donors get more for their money than just good seats and goodwill, judging from the plump eggplant and ruby cushions singing their siren song to Jones and Kurtz. Suddenly, they're horizontal.
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August 3, 1985 | RODERICK MANN
You'd think by now they'd have learned to spell her name right--after all, she's been getting rave notices from critics for the last 10 years--but no. Swoosie Kurtz more often than not winds up in print as Swoozie Kurts. No matter, perhaps. This bubbling redhead, whose New York apartment is littered with awards--Tonys, Emmys and Obies--is finally making her mark in movies. And at least they get her z and s in the right order. It's taken time.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Swoosie Kurtz, who plays Melissa McCarthy's outrageous mother, Joyce, on the hit CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly," got her first lesson in the fickleness of show business more than 50 years ago in a production of Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" at Hollywood High School. "We were backstage after the performance getting ready to meet our families when I was told there was a man who wants to see you, Eddie Foy III," said Kurtz, relaxing on a red sofa that matches her hair in her dressing room at Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2002 | Irene Lacher, Special to The Times
Cherry Jones and Swoosie Kurtz are sprawled in the VIP lounge for deep-pocketed supporters of the Old Globe Theatre, and quite an irresistibly cushy lounge it is. Clearly the San Diego theater's big donors get more for their money than just good seats and goodwill, judging from the plump eggplant and ruby cushions singing their siren song to Jones and Kurtz. Suddenly, they're horizontal.
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August 12, 1990 | Sheila Benson
Joyous, daft and hauntingly original, this 1986 film from David Byrne (pictured) is a magical mystery tour of Texas: an introduction to the imaginary town of Virgil and its faintly surrealistic folks, who include, most memorably, Swoosie Kurtz (as the Laziest Woman in the World) and John Goodman (as a lonely hearts bachelor). (Cinemax Monday at 6 p.m.)
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March 20, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Love' Couples: Lots of famous couples will help celebrate the one-year anniversary of A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters" at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills the week of April 16. A different pairing of celebrities will perform the work each night: Polly Draper and Gregory Harrison, Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker, Ed Begley Jr. and Swoosie Kurtz, Charlton Heston and Alexis Smith, Blair Underwood and Alfre Woodard, and Pam Dawber and Mark Harmon.
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January 30, 2003 | Diane Haithman
The Broadway production of "Imaginary Friends" will close after the Feb. 16 matinee performance, show representatives announced Wednesday. Nora Ephron's play about literary lights Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy was originally produced at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, directed by artistic director Jack O'Brien. The show opened in San Diego in October of last year and then made its Broadway bow on Dec. 12 at the Barrymore Theatre.
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May 5, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swoosie Kurtz is one of New York theater's brightest lights. She won two Tony Awards in the last decade, for Lanford Wilson's "Fifth of July" and John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves." She was even Guare's first choice to star in his current Broadway smash "Six Degrees of Separation."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Sisterly: "Sisters," a drama about four vastly different siblings from Winnetka, Ill., will premiere May 11 on NBC. Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Sela Ward and Julianne Phillips play the sisters. The show inherits the 10-11 p.m. time slot currently held by "Carol and Company," which will complete its season run May 4 but is expected to be renewed for next season.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1985 | RODERICK MANN
You'd think by now they'd have learned to spell her name right--after all, she's been getting rave notices from critics for the last 10 years--but no. Swoosie Kurtz more often than not winds up in print as Swoozie Kurts. No matter, perhaps. This bubbling redhead, whose New York apartment is littered with awards--Tonys, Emmys and Obies--is finally making her mark in movies. And at least they get her z and s in the right order. It's taken time.
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