| Jan 30, 2012
As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"in the early 1960s, John Rich was faced with a tough choice in 1970.
On the same day he received a phone call from Mary Tyler Moore wanting to set up a meeting to...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Writer-producer-director Pen Densham has sold his house in the Windsor Square area for $2.75 million.
The English Manor-style home, built in 1906, was moved to its current location from Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue by the Bullock family —...
| Mar 11, 2012
A whimsical house in Malibu that looks like something out of "The Flintstones" has come on the market at $3.5 million. The owners are iconic television personality Dick Clark and his wife, Kari, according to public records.
The unusual architectural...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Author Richard Matheson, who was 87, has died at home. His family announced his passing in a protected Facebook post; the news was shared by publisher Tor/Forge.
Matheson's imaginative stories were enticing to Hollywood. His book "I Am Legend" was...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Science fiction writer Richard Matheson passed away Sunday at age 87. Novelist and writer for film and television, Matheson had a long and storied career that saw him influence multiple generations of writers working in a broad cross-section of genre...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Before his death in 1975 at age 50, Rod Serling was one of the top Emmy Award-winning writers during the golden age of live TV drama of the 1950s, penning such acclaimed dramas as "Patterns," "Requiem for a Heavyweight" and "The Comedian." In the 1960s he...
| Jun 2, 2013
Summer is my favorite season — always has been. Partly, it's the light: slow and thick, like a glaze of honey spread across the world. Partly, it's the heat, which I feel in my joints, making me imagine I was loose-limbed again.
But more than...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
They say that television is a writer's medium, so it makes sense that the Writers Guild of America would have its own list of the 101 greatest TV shows of all time.
At the top of the list is "The Sopranos," HBO's multiple award-winning hit series that...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Prolific character actor James Whitmore appeared in countless films ("The Asphalt Jungle," "The Shawshank Redemption") and TV series ("The Twilight Zone") in his six -decade career, earning Oscar nominations for 1949's "Battleground" and 1975's "Give...