| Apr 23, 2012
| 12:26 PM
NEW YORK -- The old "contents may have shifted during flight" warning seemed especially worrying for "One Man, Two Guvnors," the London smash from the National Theatre of Great Britain that opened last week on Broadway.
Although the play by Richard...
| Aug 6, 2010
Lorene Yarnell, a dancer who became half of the Shields and Yarnell comedy mime team that came to fame in the 1970s and briefly starred in their own TV variety series, has died. She was 66.
Yarnell died of a brain aneurysm July 29 while watching...
| Jun 9, 2011
Leonard Stern, an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director whose career in television spanned "The Honeymooners," "Get Smart" and "McMillan & Wife" and whose additional career in publishing included co-creating the classic Mad Libs word game...
| Jun 11, 2010
Christine Johnson Smith, Broadway singer starred in 'Carousel'
Christine Johnson Smith, 98, who originated the role of Nettie Fowler in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel" when it debuted on Broadway in 1945, died Wednesday at her home in...
| Jul 10, 2010
Benny Powell, a veteran jazz trombonist who played with Count Basie from the early 1950s to the early 1960s, taking a solo turn in the band's 1955 recording of "April in Paris," has died. He was 80.
Powell died June 26 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York...
| Jan 29, 2011
Charlie Callas, the veteran comedian who punctuated his zany, character-oriented comedy routines with a bizarre array of facial expressions and sound effects, has died. He was 83.
Callas, a resident of Las Vegas, died Thursday evening of natural causes...
| Feb 15, 2011
Kenneth Mars, 75, a veteran actor whose most memorable performances were his two collaborations with director Mel Brooks in "The Producers" and "Young Frankenstein," died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at his home in Granada Hills.
During a career that...
| Dec 15, 2011
Marvin Saul was a uranium miner who had gone bust when he flipped a coin in the late 1950s to decide where to strike out next from Utah. Heads meant Los Angeles; tails Dallas.
Heads, and generations of future deli-goers on the Westside, won out.
| Jul 11, 2011
Sam Denoff, an Emmy-winning writer on the classic sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show" who helped create the Marlo Thomas comedy "That Girl," has died. He was 83.
Denoff, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Friday at his home in Brentwood, said his son,...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Thursday’s Highlights: 'Inside Comedy' on Showtime...
| Aug 6, 2011
Buck Henry arguably made his showbiz debut at the age of 2, when his mother, the silent film star Ruth Taylor, took him to the Paramount lot to show him off. She denied then that she wanted him to go into movies. Sorry, Mom. Henry has become a polymath of...