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Irving Brecher, a comedy writer whose career in radio, television and the movies included writing two Marx Brothers comedies, co-writing the Judy Garland musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" and creating the radio and TV series "The Life of Riley," has died. He...
Special to The TimesFROM THE time he was a schoolboy, John Kobal was in love with Hollywood. He longed to become a part of it, and eventually he did -- by befriending faded movie stars and forgotten photographers, enchanting them with his sincerity and his hungry memory, and...
Dorothy de Borba, a former child actress who played Dorothy in the "Our Gang" comedies in the early 1930s, has died. She was 85. De Borba, whose married name was Haberreiter, died of emphysema Wednesday at a hospital in Walnut Creek, Calif., said her...
Special to Baltimoresun.comAre you having a few film buffs over for an Oscar party? Would you like to impress them with your uncanny knowledge of Oscar trivia? Here are a few fun facts about the annual ceremony to sprinkle in amid the overdone musical numbers and the nominees for...
Times Staff Writer"Treasure Planet" is another one for the boys. Disney's latest animated adventure is a hybrid on several levels, starting with relocating Robert Louis Stevenson's classic lads' tale "Treasure Island" in a space-travel world. Although it may sound...
1. THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL (William Witney; 1941) 3 stars Generally regarded as the best of all the vintage Hollywood serials, this rock 'em, sock 'em Republic adaptation of the comic book adventures of a famous superhero -- a Superman...
denotes winner Performance by an actor in a leading role Lionel Barrymore as Stephen Ashe in A FREE SOUL MGM Jackie Cooper as Skippy Skinner in SKIPPY Paramount Publix Richard Dix as Yancey Cravat in CIMARRON RKO Radio Fredric March as Tony...
A&E's "Child Stars: Their Story" illicits sympathy for its subject. Just because a kid actor pulls in five figures a week, is adored by millions and lives an extravagant lifestyle doesn't always equal happiness. "Being 9 years old with a hit TV show...
Hartford Courant staff writerNot long into Act I of the Cape Playhouse story, a determined young woman in a summer dress and heels strides down a rutted, sandy drive toward a churchlike building. It is early summer 1928, and sea gull caws meld with distant hammering. The playhouse's...
Associated PressLOS ANGELES -- Gale Storm, whose wholesome appearance and perky personality made her one of early television's biggest stars on "My Little Margie" and "The Gale Storm Show," has died at age 87. Storm, who had been in failing health in recent years,...
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