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How do you explain Esther Williams to younger moviegoers with no working knowledge of her stardom? She came, she swam, she conquered. The 1940s and 1950s popular culture was, and is, unthinkable without her. And that smile looked just as starry on...
VarietyEsther Williams, the swim champion turned actress who was known for roles in MGM aquatic spectaculars such as "Bathing Beauty" and "Million Dollar Mermaid," died Thursday in Beverly Hills. She was 91. Williams died "peacefully in her sleep," according to...
Obituary for Betty Jane Orbach, 1926-2013 Betty Jane Hall was born January 3, 1926, in Los Angeles. She and husband Kenny Orbach met at 14 at Manual Arts High School, and married at 20. While Kenny was at war in the Pacific Betty swam in Esther Williams&...
Tags: Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra, Swimming, Sports
Forest Lake, Minn.: Bruce E. Bollinger, age 53, of Forest Lake, Minn., passed away Dec. 31, 2012, in Fridley, Minnesota following a lengthy illness of Ataxia. Bruce was born May 18, 1959, in Bowdle, South Dakota, the son of Ervin R. and Shirley E....
MIAMI - On a breezeless downtown day, the Miami Art Museum seemed like an obligatory stop. Until I got there, and realized that a big chunk of the space was closed for installation. After a quick spin through an exhibit on the influence of the vinyl...
VarietySid Grauman the genius and world's greatest picture house showman, the father of the $1.50 straight atmospheric film theater with a consistent policy along that line, is dedicating next week the dream of a life time, his $1,200,000 Chinese theater, in the...
Tags: Jackie Chan, Myrna Loy, Arts and Culture, Jack Nicholson, Travel
VarietyTony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, died of natural causes Friday evening at his West Los...
While enjoying the cool weather in San Diego I have been fortunate to be able to do lots of different things. Frequent walks along the beach and the bay are always refreshing unless aggressive bike riders zip by within an inch or two. I appreciate it that...
Channel Guide MagazineAw, c'mon, man! I thought I was getting one — just one — episode where we could all sit back and revel in the talent of our favorite little dancers before we wade back into the well-dressed sturm und drang of life at ALDC. I thought tonight'...
Some furniture styles are so popular that they are copied by cabinetmakers for hundreds of years. Some copies are easy to recognize as copies because their construction is modern - new nails, machine-made mortise-and-tenon joints holding drawer parts...
Sunday, Dec. 4 Christmas classic Columbia Pro Cantare performs Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. today at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. A free lecture by Barbara Renton takes place at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served...
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