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  • Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV's J.R. Ewing

    Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV's J.R. Ewing
    Fervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: “Who shot J.R.?”
  • Al Gordon dies at 89; Emmy-winning comedy writer for Jack Benny

    Al Gordon dies at 89; Emmy-winning comedy writer for Jack Benny
    Al Gordon, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his more than 40-year career writing for Jack Benny's penny-pinching, vain and perennially 39-year-old persona, has died. He was 89. Gordon died Wednesday of age-related causes at Cedars-...

    William Asher dies at 90; 'I Love Lucy,' 'Bewitched' director

    William Asher dies at 90; 'I Love Lucy,' 'Bewitched' director
    As the director of more than 100 episodes of the enduringly classic 1950s sitcom "I Love Lucy," William Asher considered the first episode he directed to be one of his most memorable: Lucy and Ethel working in a chocolate factory. But for Asher, who died...

    Review: A.M. Homes' 'May We Be Forgiven' hits sour, sweet notes

     Review: A.M. Homes' 'May We Be Forgiven' hits sour, sweet notes
    -------------------- May We Be Forgiven A Novel A.M. Homes Viking: 496 pp., $27.95 -------------------- "May We Be Forgiven" begins at a Thanksgiving celebration in an affluent New York City commuter community. It's Cheever country with a black...

    'Beautiful Ruins' isn't typical Hollywood novel, author says

    'Beautiful Ruins' isn't typical Hollywood novel, author says
    Jess Walter's critically acclaimed new book "Beautiful Ruins" contains many of the characters and attitudes of the classic Hollywood novel — doomed heroes and heroines lurching from troubled pasts toward impossible dreams. The bestseller, generating...