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  • Ken Levine on Larry Gelbart: Nice guys don't finish last

     
    Wherever he is up in Showbiz Valhalla -- no doubt helping out some hapless previous arrival on a rewrite -- Larry Gelbart has to be secretly delighted, reading all the good notices he's received since his death late last week......
  • It is always sunny in Philadelphia as reruns of FX comedy go for big bucks

     
    It just got a little sunnier in Philadelphia. No, we're not talking about the Phillies being on the verge of making the World Series for the second year in a row. News Corp.'s Twentieth Television has just sold reruns of......
  • Nancy Daly and friends ... lots and lots of friends

     
    She was a woman who ''moved mountains in those Manolos'' -- one of the many words of praise Carol Biondi had to say about her old friend Nancy Daly at a memorial celebration on Wednesday evening. Hundreds of people filed into Royce Hall to honor Nancy's...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Jude Law loses 'Hamlet' duel | '24' brings back evil ex-prez | Roger Friedman: Grammys field fallow

     
    • The long lists for the Evening Standard theater kudos saluting the best of London's West End have been released. Jude Law was snubbed for his "Hamlet" at the Donmar Warehouse, but "Doctor Who" star David Tennant earned a nod for playing the desolate...
  • John Gordy, 73, dies; former Detroit Lions lineman led NFL players' union

    John Gordy, a former Detroit Lions lineman who led the NFL players' union in 1968 when it negotiated the league's first collective bargaining agreement, has died. He was 73. Gordy died Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer at UC Irvine Medical...
  • Harry Morgan dies at 96; star of TV's 'MASH'

    Harry Morgan dies at 96; star of TV's 'MASH'
    Emmy Award-winning actor Harry Morgan, who played the crusty yet sympathetic Col. Sherman T. Potter in the sitcom "MASH" and the hard-nosed LAPD Officer Bill Gannon in the television drama "Dragnet," died Wednesday. He was 96. Morgan died at his home...
  • Allan Arbus dies at 95; played psychiatrist on 'MASH'

    Allan Arbus dies at 95; played psychiatrist on 'MASH'
    As the wise, dryly humorous psychiatrist caring for shellshocked surgeons and troops in the hit television series "MASH," actor Allan Arbus was so convincing that at least one colleague assumed he had expertise in the medical specialty. In 1973, the...
  • Larry Gelbart dies at 81; 'MASH' writer

    Larry Gelbart dies at 81; 'MASH' writer
    Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series "MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie comedy "Tootsie,"...
  • 30 years later, there's still been only one great Super Bowl ad

    30 years later, there's still been only one great Super Bowl ad
    Of course it's Apple's "1984" ad for the original Macintosh computer. The ad ran in its full 60-second length only once on national television--during the third quarter of Super Bowl 18, on Jan. 22, 1984. (It was shown a month earlier on a TV station in...
  • Faces to Watch 2014: TV | Jonathan Groff, Annet Mahendru and more

    Faces to Watch 2014: TV | Jonathan Groff, Annet Mahendru and more
    The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked: Jonathan Groff | Actor He closed out last year as the voice of the rugged mountain man romantic...
  • Bob Newhart: Why'd it take so long for him to win an Emmy?

    Bob Newhart: Why'd it take so long for him to win an Emmy?
    One of the highlights of Sunday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was the win for Bob Newhart, who picked up his first Emmy. His first? One might wonder how it's possible that Newhart, 84, had never won an Emmy before, given that he's one of the most...