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Curious about the changing sound of the Great White Way? Times Theater Critic Charles McNulty weighs in on five noteworthy cast recordings from the year on Broadway -- four from new shows that couldn't be more wildly disparate and one from a classic that'...
There is much to envy about actress Beverly D'Angelo: ageless beauty, a Hollywood career of lasting duration, the fact that hunky Al Pacino parked his slippers at her front door for years and that she owns a 1920s Spanish-style gem of a house in Beverly...
Tags: Death, Sinead O'Connor, Ginger Rogers, Bing Crosby, Kate Hudson
Television CriticRuPaul, the 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-7 (by his own varying accounts) African American drag queen who sashayed his way into mass consciousness in the 1990s with the club hit "Supermodel" and a VH1 talk show, is back on TV with “RuPaul’s Drag Race.&...
For someone in the midst of a professional crisis, Susan Sarandon is the picture of calm as she sips tea in a private Greenwich Village club. A head of curls is tucked under a newsboy cap, and her delicate porcelain features are remarkably ageless. You...
Tags: Social Issues, Death, Family, Greenwich Village, George W. Bush
CAUSE CÉLÈBREWHEN IT comes to faith-based politics, President Bush learned a lesson from Hollywood. The industry has had a fondness for activist priests ever since "Going My Way," and today there's probably nobody in a Roman collar who can draw more stars than Father...
We're lucky. As blockbuster moviegoing season gets into full swing this Memorial Day weekend, we live in a place where it's just as easy to see that new, hot indie as it is to see that old, familiar Indy (think crystal skulls). We get to do so in any...
Tags: Death, Mustard, Doris Day, AMC (tv network), Music Theater
What could be more perfect on New Year's Eve than to be writing about -- what else? -- a bar. And not just any old bar -- a famous pub where Bette Davis, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Ginger Rogers and hundreds of others carved their names in the bar top....
Tags: Alan Ladd, Death, Sinead O'Connor, Ginger Rogers, Music Industry
Times Staff WriterParis — THE secret to the fall season revealed itself in the strangest of places on Thursday morning — an Art Deco restaurant nowhere near a runway. It was there that a museum curator summoned his assistant to try on a replica of a velvet...
Tags: Death, Fashion Shows, Book, Veronica Lake, Yves Saint Laurent
Jane O'Brien Dart, an actress who gave up her career to marry Justin Dart, the kingmaker who helped persuade Ronald Reagan to enter politics, has died. She was 90. Dart, who was also an arts patron and philanthropist, died Wednesday at her home in Pebble...
Tags: Social Issues, Charity, Death, Family, Ronald Reagan
In a spare rehearsal room across the street from the Pasadena Playhouse, Kelly McGillis is preparing a role she may have been born to play. It's one of the great women characters of the American theater, the acerbic Southerner Regina Giddens in Lillian...
Tags: Crimes, Key West, Peter Hall, Lillian Hellman, Gays and Lesbians
Special to The TimesEVERYONE gets three great loves in their lifetime. That's what the waitress at Astro Coffee Shop in Silver Lake told me over my "scrambled burger" at 2 in the morning. This was back in the old days when I was young and restless and could not sleep. Now I...
Times Staff WriterBob Hope, the elder statesman of comedy whose extraordinary career spanned vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, movies, books and makeshift concert platforms in war zones, has died. He was 100. Hope died at 9:28 p.m. Sunday at his home in Toluca...
Tags: Fatty Arbuckle, Science, Photography, Ethel Merman, Rudy Vallee
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