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  • Sam Chwat dies at 57; actors lost, and learned, accents under dialect coach's tutelage

    Sam Chwat dies at 57; actors lost, and learned, accents under dialect coach's tutelage
    Sam Chwat was a master of accents who taught Robert De Niro to talk like an Appalachian ex-convict, Olympia Dukakis to talk like a Holocaust survivor and Peter Boyle to talk like a bigot from the Deep South. A modern-day Henry Higgins, he also trained some actors to lose accents, helping Julia Roberts drop her native Georgia drawl and Tony Danza his distinctive Brooklynese. Chwat even turned his training on himself, muting his own "Noo Yawk" accent to prevent clients from miming the wrong cues.
  • Q&A: 'Bored to Death' creator Jonathan Ames

     
    Jonathan Ames, creator of HBO's "Bored to Death," sits down with Los Angeles Times' Television Critic Robert Lloyd for a Q&A.

    Olympia Dukakis and Charlayne Woodard talk theater

     
    Olympia Dukakis and Charlayne Woodard sit down to talk about their latest shows, both of which are being presented by the Center Theatre Group.

    Theater review: 'Vigil' at the Mark Taper Forum

     
    Margaret Gray reviews Morris Panych's "Vigil," directed by the playwright in American Conservatory Theater's production at the Mark Taper Forum. Olympia Dukakis and Marco Barricelli star. A Los Angeles Times review.

    Leading SoCal stage actors win a week in Wisconsin with Olympia Dukakis

     
    An actor is never too good or too experienced to benefit from a week away at theater camp. That’s the premise behind the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, inaugurated in 2009 in the Wisconsin woods, where chosen actors get to spend a...