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'Necessary Roughness' 10 p.m. June 29, USA Network Episode: "Pilot" The premise Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) is a Long Island psychotherapist who specializes in behavioral management, hypnotherapy, smoking cessation and weight loss programs....
Edie Wasserman, who was the widow of Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman and who was known as a tireless benefactor for charitable causes, especially the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. She was 95. Wasserman died Thursday in Beverly Hills of...
Tags: Arts, Roddy McDowall, Movies, Johnny Carson, Guy Lombardo
Special to the Los Angeles TimesTurn of Mind A Novel Alice LaPlante Atlantic Monthly Press: 308 pp., $24 Alzheimer's disease doesn't seem like a great subject for a page-turner. Affecting 10% of us over 65 and 50% older than 85, it inspires dread in the culture. And yet a page-...
The sensational result in the O.J. Simpson murder case notwithstanding, it's an article of faith among criminal defense attorneys that sequestered jurors are more prone to convict than those who go home when the trial recesses for the day. That's why...
Tom Garvin, a jazz pianist and composer-arranger who was best known as an exceptional accompanist, died July 31 at an assisted living facility in Encino. He was 67. The cause was cancer, which diagnosed three years ago, said Tom Mitchell, a close friend....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesTen Thousand Saints A Novel Eleanor Henderson Ecco: 400 pp., $26.99 "Ten Thousand Saints" is a whirling dervish of a first novel — a planet, a universe, a trip. As wild as that may sound, wonder of wonders, the book is also carefully and...
Michael Cacoyannis Filmmaker directed 'Zorba the Greek' Michael Cacoyannis, 89, the Cyprus-born filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic "Zorba the Greek," starring Anthony Quinn, died Monday at an Athens hospital of complications...
Joe Lee Wilson, 75, a jazz vocalist who performed with saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Archie Shepp and trumpeters Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard and hosted a thriving loft club in New York City in the 1970s, died July 17 at his home in Brighton, England,...
Soul songwriter Jerry Ragovoy wrote one of his more famous tunes – "Time Is On My Side," which turned into a massive hit for the Rolling Stones — under the pseudonym of Norman Meade. He was saving his own name for the works he planned to...
Leo Kirch German media mogul Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give...
Polly Platt, the Oscar-nominated production designer of such films as "The Last Picture Show" and "Terms of Endearment" and producer of "Broadcast News" and "Say Anything," has died. She was 72. Platt died Wednesday of Lou Gehrig's disease at her home in...
Tags: Roger Corman, Arts, Movies, Wes Anderson, Cybill Shepherd
Special to the Los Angeles TimesNicholas Ray faced a roomful of film students. They had come to learn from the director who'd made James Dean an icon in "Rebel Without a Cause" and a gunslinger of Joan Crawford in the distaff western "Johnny Guitar." Ray began a mock exercise in filming...
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