CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013
Jay Robinson, 83, a character actor who had a burst of fame after his film debut as Caligula in the 1953 biblical epic "The Robe" but saw his career take a downturn following his arrest for drug possession, died Friday at his home in Sherman Oaks, said longtime friend Lee Brandon. Robinson had congestive heart failure and had been in poor health since suffering a fall last year. Robinson, a New York native, was routinely labeled the "boy genius" of Broadway after a string of noteworthy performances in the early 1950s, highlighted by his role as the fop Le Beau in a 1950 production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" that starred Katharine Hepburn.
September 26, 1991 |
You can always keep your eye open for stars at the grocery store--a number of celebrities make their home in North County. Cop novel author Joseph Wambaugh, sportscasters Dick Enberg and Charlie Jones, singer Patti Page, actor Victor Mature and recent arrival Janet Jackson, among others, reside in North County. There are also local celebrities to watch for--such as Joan Kroc, Ernie Hahn and Jenny Craig.
February 14, 1985
On an unusual day when the North Course at Torrey Pines played as hard as the more renowned South Course, Lennie Clements and Brad Faxon led their fivesomes to victories in the Isuzu Andy Williams San Diego Open Pro-Am Wednesday. Faxon's group, which included amateurs Victor Mature, David Walton, Rich Gillette and Howard Gillette, shot a 51 on the south. Clements teamed with amateurs Gale Hagar, Bruce Weisman, Don Gravette and Robert Day to shoot the same score on the north.
April 2, 1995
Antony Hamilton, who portrayed roles as diverse as secret agent Jack Stryker on the TV series "Cover Up" and Samson in the small-screen remake of "Samson and Delilah," died in Los Angeles Wednesday. He was 42. Born in England, Hamilton moved to Australia, where he was premier danseur with the Australian Ballet Co. While a young man he modeled for many commercial photographers, among them Avedon, Skrebneski and Bruce Weber.
March 12, 1995 |
On a bitter-cold January day in San Francisco, hundreds of extras gather on a narrow Chinatown street colorfully decorated with streaming banners and floats for a Chinese New Year's parade. Director William Friedkin, who staged celebrated chase scenes for "The French Connection" and "To Live and Die in L.A.," has worked up another one for his latest movie, "Jade," leading to this densely populated street. "Please, we're about to shoot," an assistant director shouts into a bullhorn.