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October 24, 1992 | SUSAN KING
Vanessa Bell Calloway has discovered daytime soap opera fans never forget a face. During the last decade, Calloway has appeared on Broadway in "Dreamgirls," in which she played the stepsister; in feature films such as "Coming to America," and on numerous TV series including "L.A. Law," "Equal Justice" and, most recently, "Dream On." She is most recognized for her role as bad girl Yvonne Caldwell on ABC's daytime soap "All My Children."
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January 1, 1995 | Daniel Howard Cerone
Some of them you know. Some you don't. But the following artists, entertainers and executives have one thing in common: We're counting on each to mae a significant impact or difference in their respective fields this year. Sure, there will be thers who make a splash, but after we talked with dozens of people who work in entertainment and the arts, these were the names mentioned most often. You might say that Jim Carrey was a face to watch in '94, and you would be right.
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January 1, 1995 | Daniel Howard Cerone
Some of them you know. Some you don't. But the following artists, entertainers and executives have one thing in common: We're counting on each to mae a significant impact or difference in their respective fields this year. Sure, there will be thers who make a splash, but after we talked with dozens of people who work in entertainment and the arts, these were the names mentioned most often. You might say that Jim Carrey was a face to watch in '94, and you would be right.
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October 24, 1992 | SUSAN KING
Vanessa Bell Calloway has discovered daytime soap opera fans never forget a face. During the last decade, Calloway has appeared on Broadway in "Dreamgirls," in which she played the stepsister; in feature films such as "Coming to America," and on numerous TV series including "L.A. Law," "Equal Justice" and, most recently, "Dream On." She is most recognized for her role as bad girl Yvonne Caldwell on ABC's daytime soap "All My Children."
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December 4, 1999
Isaac Hayes, Erykah Badu and Vanessa Bell Calloway will host a music-filled fund-raiser Sunday for the Jenesse Center, a women's and children's domestic violence shelter in South-Central Los Angeles. "Cafe Soul" begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Conga Room, 5364 Wilshire Blvd. The three hosts will perform along with R&B stars Ronnie Laws, Angela Bofill and Jon B. Tickets are $35 at the door. Information: (323) 938-2414.
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March 4, 1999
Vanessa Bell-Calloway and Glynn Turman, known for their work in stage, film and TV, will perform a staged reading of Gus Edwards' romantic play "Louie and Ophelia," at the Lucy Florence Coffee House in Hollywood on March 14, 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. The fund-raising event launches the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Cabaret, a Sunday matinee series featuring plays by black playwrights, beginning with classic works from the noted Negro Ensemble Company.
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October 25, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
"The Last Fall" is a modest, well-performed drama that asks, "What happens when a professional football player can no longer play football?" If, like the film's Kyle Bishop (a solid Lance Gross), he's a young, less-sought-after athlete short on savings, direction or career options, the situation can prove particularly crushing. But as they say, you can go home again, which is what Kyle, an undrafted free agent, does after being cut from his most recent team. Kyle's return to L.A., however, is a mixed bag: His divorced mother (Vanessa Bell Calloway)
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August 1, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When comedian Robin Harris died of a heart attack two years ago at age 36, he left behind a CD recording of a live performance in which he played himself, stuck with taking some obstreperous youngsters to an amusement park. Harris' "Bebe's Kids" (citywide), based on that tale, has now become the first animated theatrical feature with exclusively African-American characters as principals.
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May 4, 2000 | PHILIP BRANDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I thought I could step right into a ready-made family," sighs Louie, a 48-year-old cook contemplating his turbulent romance with Ophelia, an outspoken divorced mother of two. "It isn't that easy." No, it isn't. And among the many virtues of Gus Edwards' charming two-character comedy, "Louie and Ophelia," is the fact that it honors that complexity through its thoughtful insights into contemporary relationships.
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June 18, 1989 | LEE MARGULIES
Phylicia Rashad, who plays Mom Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," will be directed by her sister, Debbie Allen, in "Polly," a two-hour musical special for NBC. Joining Rashad from "The Cosby Show" cast will be little Keshia Knight Pulliam. Only she'll play Rashad's niece, not her daughter. The show also will boast the talents of Brock Peters, Butterfly McQueen, Celeste Holm, Dorian Harewood, Larry Riley, Ken Page, Barbara Montgomery, Brandon Adams, T.K. Carter and Vanessa Bell Calloway. Showtime has a bevy of comedy specials in the works, including the 11th from Gallagher, which will be taped in Lake Tahoe.
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March 14, 1995 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
So rarely do African American characters gain access to prime-time drama series that their mere presence in one has you uncorking champagne. So here's toasting the CBS newcomer "Under One Roof," at the very least for creating a fissure in this near wall of whiteness.
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April 11, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Directed by choreographer Debbie Allen and centered around a famous Harlem nightclub of the '30s, "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Sunday at 9 p.m. on CBS, Channels 2 and 8) sounds like more of a musical than it turns out to be. It's too much staginess and not enough stomp. Still, a tremendously appealing, almost all-black ensemble cast nearly makes up in charm what the spottily melodramatic TV movie lacks in focus.
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