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On a nearly deserted downtown block, a small brick building fronted by a curvy neon sign heralds a bygone era here: That's when the big bombs went boom and awe-struck Las Vegas residents watched the mushroom clouds billow into the bright desert sky....
Psychologist and columnist Dr. Joyce Brothers, who died Monday at the age of 85, won the top prize in 1955 on the popular TV game show "The $64,000 Question" on the subject of boxing. Smart, attractive and fearless, Brothers' media career quickly...
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.Harry Crane knows how to throw a temper tantrum. He is fearless if sloppy, and through doughy cheeks delivers a toxic barb in Episode 4 that is shocking on its own, but made exponentially so coming from this at-times hapless infant-man who in earlier...
Mickey Rose was a childhood friend of Woody Allen, sharing his pal's fervent enthusiasms for baseball, jazz and movies and later becoming the young filmmaker's writing partner for his early, madcap comedies "Bananas" and "Take the Money and Run." Rose,...
Veteran comedian David Steinberg, who has directed such hit TV comedies as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Mad About You" and "Seinfeld," returns to Showtime on Monday evening for the second season of his interview series, "Inside Comedy." This season he turns...
Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85. Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...
FrameworkDick and Tom Smothers play around on kiddy transportation for Times photographer to promote their upcoming appearance at Melodyland with Pat Boone....
Al Gordon, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his more than 40-year career writing for Jack Benny's penny-pinching, vain and perennially 39-year-old persona, has died. He was 89. Gordon died Wednesday of age-related causes at Cedars-...
24 FramesGeorge Clooney says next movie is WWII story "The Monuments Men....
LA Times MagazineYou may not always agree with him, but you have to love a guy who expresses himself....
John Aylesworth, a TV writer and producer who co-created the long-running comedy-variety show "Hee Haw," has died. He was 81. Aylesworth died Wednesday of complications of pneumonia at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, said his wife, Anita...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSteve Allen, the zany comedian and witty social commentator whose career zipped at warp speed from one occupation to the next--from hosting the original "Tonight" show to lecturing about morality to composing thousands of songs--has died in Encino at...
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