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Barry Bremen, a Michigan businessman and incorrigible impostor who fielded pop flies at baseball's 1986 All-Star game, launched warm-up layups at the 1979 NBA All-Star game and bounded on stage to accept actress Betty Thomas' Emmy Award in 1985 has died....
James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88. Arness died of natural causes at his home in...
Show TrackerIn his size -- he was 6-foot-7 -- and his centeredness, James Arness suggested John Wayne, to whose production company he was under contract before he became the star of “Gunsmoke.” For 20 years, from 1955 to 1975, Arness, who......
Leslie Nielsen, a serious actor who became a comic star with his career-changing roles in "Airplane!" and the "Naked Gun" comedies, died Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84. Nielson died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhen Peter Graves was honored last month at the Ojai Film Festival with a lifetime achievement award, the 83-year-old actor was hoping they would screen Billy Wilder's 1953 classic "Stalag 17" in which he played a Nazi spy placed among American POWs in...
Peter Graves, the rugged actor who starred in the hit TV series "Mission: Impossible" and whose career took a comic turn in the disaster spoof "Airplane!" has died. He was 83. Graves was found dead Sunday afternoon in front of his Pacific Palisades...
Show TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 28 - March 6 in PDF format This week's TV Movies ASHES TO ASHES: Our hero (Andy Whitfield) grieves the death of his beloved wife on a new episode......
L.A. NOWActor Peter Graves was found dead Sunday at his home in Pacific Palisades, according to law enforcement sources. Graves, who stared in "Mission: Impossible," "Airplane!" and Billy Wilder's "Stalag 17"--apparently died of natural causes, the sources said....
The Morning Fix: No green for 'Green Zone!' A Glenn Beck backlash? FCC to unveil grand broadband plan. RIP, Peter GravesCompany TownAfter the coffee. Before giving up on trying to get back that hour of sleep. The future is now. This week the Federal Communications Commission is expected to submit its much anticipated and controversial plans for a broadband nation. Part......
Gold DerbyBack in the heyday of "Mission: Impossible," the TV spy series won lots of Emmys, but none for the actor who began each episode listening intently to secret instructions on a tape recorder: Peter Graves. The Emmys, in fact, put "Mission: Impossible" on...
Gold Derby nuggets: 'Avatar' DVD in 2-D | Rock and Roll Hall of Famers | 'Boardwalk Empire' bows promoGold Derbyâ¢ A 2-D DVD and Blu-ray release of "Avatar" has been announced for April 22 by Fox. That just happens to be the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which coincides nicely with the eco-friendly message of the film. Buzz is that the studio will re-release...
Gold DerbyFess Parker never won an Emmy, but he was a player at TV's top awards. TV academy voters couldn't ignore him when he emerged as a sudden superstar leading a national craze for Davy Crockett lore. The Emmys nominated Fess Parker for best new personality of...
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