| Oct 21, 2009
| 4:32 PM
From Diane Keaton to Mariel Hemingway to Scarlett Johansson, Woody Allen's favorite women have been WASPy blonds. [UPDATE: As many readers have noted, Johansson is actually Jewish, so perhaps I should call her a WASPy blonde Jewess.] At any rate,......
| Nov 16, 2008
David Brenner's been a busy, busy man.
There's his Vegas gig. His touring (which, by the way, is bringing him to Zanie's in Chicago on Thursday, Pheasant Run on Friday and Vernon Hills on Saturday). And a comedy Web site that he's working on. But that's...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Peter Falk, the gravel-voiced actor who became an enduring television icon portraying Lt. Columbo, the rumpled raincoat-wearing Los Angeles police homicide detective who always had "just one more thing" to ask a suspect, died Thursday. He was 83.
| Aug 29, 2004
"Look, I'm not odd. I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor"-- Montgomery Clift
Several of the recent Marlon Brando obituaries mentioned Montgomery Clift as one of the actor's contemporaries. But Clift was more than a contemporary. He,...
| May 15, 2011
| 7:15 PM
In Michael Feeney Callan's fawning new biography, we get plenty of the actor, director and environmentalist we already know but only a tantalizing, too-brief glimpse of a young man we almost never hear about: Charles Robert Redford Jr., Angeleno.
| May 23, 2010
The Chicago Blackhawks are competing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, named for Lord Stanley, the governor general of Canada who instituted the trophy. Another Stanley -- Morgan Stanley, the financial services firm -- is reportedly targeted in a federal...
| May 24, 2011
I was so ready to dismiss this little book as the musings of a sitcom quipster with not much to add to the national discourse — when, during one of those insufferably long children's birthday parties, another dad began to rant about many of the same...
| May 26, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Elizabeth Mary Nigh, 98, of 154 Artizan St. in Williamsport, Md., passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, at Williamsport Retirement Village.
Born Tuesday, June 24, 1913, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late John Garfield Henry and the late Ada...