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April 7, 1991 | SUSAN KING
For nine seasons, Victoria Principal played Pam Ewing, the sweet wife of oil magnate Bobby Ewing on CBS' "Dallas." She left the show in 1987 and has proven there is life after series television. Principal formed her own production company and has been busy making television movies, including "Mistress," "Naked Lie" and "Blind Witness." Her latest, "Don't Touch My Daughter," airing Monday on NBC, is a change of pace for Principal.
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December 14, 2011 | By Dean Kuipers
Sale of gas and oil leases officially restarts in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday, after a hiatus following the BP oil spill in 2010, and environmental groups are stepping up lawsuits, claiming not enough is known about the effects of that spill. The Natural Resources Defense Council and the oceans advocacy group Oceana are pushing forward with a lawsuit over the environmental impacts of the Gulf spill, financed partly by a “six-figure” donation from “Dallas” star Victoria Principal.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press.
Victoria Principal Sues CBS: Victoria Principal has filed suit against CBS, claiming that the network breached a contract concerning a made-for-television movie in which she starred. The suit alleges that CBS failed to honor a promise to pay Principal's production company $300,000 if the network decided not to make a weekly series out of "Sparks: The Price of Passion." The film featured the actress as the mayor of Albuquerque, N.M., at odds with real estate developers over growth of the city.
REAL ESTATE
March 5, 2000 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Actress Priscilla Presley has sold three acres in the Montecito area to actress Victoria Principal for about $3 million. Presley had planned to build on the site, which has a guest house, but she changed her mind. Presley had a recurring role in "Melrose Place" and starred during the '80s and '90s in the TV series "Dallas" and a number of movies, including the "Naked Gun" series. The actress, 54, was married to Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
New Casts Stamp 'Letters': Another round of "Love Letters" readers has been announced for the two-character production at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills. Coming up: Victoria Principal and John Glover, Aug. 7-12; Charlton Heston and Jean Simmons, Aug. 14-19; Diahann Carroll and Paul Winfield, Aug. 21-26.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Principal Deal: In an unusual long-term commitment, ABC said Tuesday that it has signed Victoria Principal to star in and co-produce two TV series--the second to run whenever the first one ends. Principal also will produce and star in a TV movie for ABC. The first series, aimed at a fall start, features Principal as a former policewoman who now works in the Los Angeles district attorney's office.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Victoria Principal, said Wednesday she's quitting "Dallas" at the end of this season. The actress, who has played Pam since the popular prime-time soap opera premiered in 1978, did not say why. A statement released on her behalf said that she was in negotiations regarding her future TV services, including a possible series of her own. "Her contract was up this season," said Lorimar-Telepictures Productions spokeswoman Barbara Brogliatti.
NEWS
October 6, 1985 | CONNIE STEWART
--Joe Perham tells of an old fellow who learned that the land he had farmed all his life was actually in New Hampshire, not Maine. The farmer was elated. "I never could have stood another one of them Maine winters," he said. Perham, a Maine storyteller who lives in West Paris, calls that a typical example of state humor. Such tales, delivered in the Yankee drawl that New Englanders call the Down East accent, often play on tourists or old-timers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Victoria Principal will return to series television this year after inking a deal with Aaron Spelling Productions for an hourlong drama for ABC, Spelling announced today. Principal will star in the yet-to-be titled series, which has a 13-episode network commitment. Principal will portray an investigator for the Los Angeles district attorney's office, who is a divorced mother of a 13-year-old daughter. Production begins in mid-March.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Victoria Principal prepared for her role as a blind woman in a Sunday made-for-television movie by wearing a blindfold for two weeks. "I cooked dinner blindfolded, I baked, I made sandwiches, I scrambled eggs, ate meals, and I even tended to business at my office with my eyes covered," said the former star of CBS's "Dallas" in an interview with TV Guide. In the ABC movie "Blind Witness," Principal plays a determined blind woman who avenges her husband's murder.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 1993 | JON MATSUMOTO
In "River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene" (at 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS, Channels 2 and 8), Victoria Principal spends almost as much time running for her life as Harrison Ford did in "The Fugitive." Unfortunately, nothing else in this ponderous TV movie will remind you of that gripping Hollywood blockbuster. "River of Rage" never generates the types of thrills and chills one would hope for in a movie about a woman being hunted down in the wild by a drug-dealing psychopath and his two henchmen.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Omnibus, schnomnibus. Victoria Principal stars in a triple-header Sunday with the lead roles in all three parts of "Seduction: Three Tales From the Inner Sanctum" (at 9 p.m. on ABC, Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42), which ought to be a thespian's dream, but it's less a showcase for wildly varying acting styles than for wildly varying wigs. And the movie itself is the equivalent of a bad hair day.
NEWS
April 7, 1991 | SUSAN KING
For nine seasons, Victoria Principal played Pam Ewing, the sweet wife of oil magnate Bobby Ewing on CBS' "Dallas." She left the show in 1987 and has proven there is life after series television. Principal formed her own production company and has been busy making television movies, including "Mistress," "Naked Lie" and "Blind Witness." Her latest, "Don't Touch My Daughter," airing Monday on NBC, is a change of pace for Principal.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1991 | IRV LETOFSKY
Victoria Principal keeps changing around. Ordinarily she's pretty and very, very well lit. She was Bobby's well-formed wife on "Dallas," later a high-ticket mistress, a blind avenger, a wily prosecutor and others. In a diverting, trickily plotted psychological twister, "Don't Touch My Daughter," airing at 9 p.m. Sunday on Channels 4, 36 and 39, she's a dowdy high school math teacher named Linda.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
New Casts Stamp 'Letters': Another round of "Love Letters" readers has been announced for the two-character production at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills. Coming up: Victoria Principal and John Glover, Aug. 7-12; Charlton Heston and Jean Simmons, Aug. 14-19; Diahann Carroll and Paul Winfield, Aug. 21-26.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press.
Victoria Principal Sues CBS: Victoria Principal has filed suit against CBS, claiming that the network breached a contract concerning a made-for-television movie in which she starred. The suit alleges that CBS failed to honor a promise to pay Principal's production company $300,000 if the network decided not to make a weekly series out of "Sparks: The Price of Passion." The film featured the actress as the mayor of Albuquerque, N.M., at odds with real estate developers over growth of the city.
NEWS
January 6, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Actress Victoria Principal filed a $3-million lawsuit Monday against Joan Rivers, claiming that the late-night television comedienne broadcast her unlisted phone number to millions. Principal, who plays the long-suffering Pamela Ewing on the nighttime soap opera "Dallas," said she suffered "humiliation and anguish" as a result of the telephone tattling, which sparked a frenzy of phone calls from fans.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1991 | IRV LETOFSKY
Victoria Principal keeps changing around. Ordinarily she's pretty and very, very well lit. She was Bobby's well-formed wife on "Dallas," later a high-ticket mistress, a blind avenger, a wily prosecutor and others. In a diverting, trickily plotted psychological twister, "Don't Touch My Daughter," airing at 9 p.m. Sunday on Channels 4, 36 and 39, she's a dowdy high school math teacher named Linda.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Principal Deal: In an unusual long-term commitment, ABC said Tuesday that it has signed Victoria Principal to star in and co-produce two TV series--the second to run whenever the first one ends. Principal also will produce and star in a TV movie for ABC. The first series, aimed at a fall start, features Principal as a former policewoman who now works in the Los Angeles district attorney's office.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Victoria Principal will return to series television this year after inking a deal with Aaron Spelling Productions for an hourlong drama for ABC, Spelling announced today. Principal will star in the yet-to-be titled series, which has a 13-episode network commitment. Principal will portray an investigator for the Los Angeles district attorney's office, who is a divorced mother of a 13-year-old daughter. Production begins in mid-March.
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