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  • Not in the mood for love

    Not in the mood for love
    HUGH GRANT is sent many scripts for romantic comedies. "There's one sitting on my computer right now," the movie star says from his home in England. "It starts in hell. I won't go any further." Indeed, what's offered to Grant, the swankily good-looking,...
  • Dom DeLuise dies at 75; actor was a 'naturally funny man'

    Dom DeLuise dies at 75; actor was a 'naturally funny man'
    Dom DeLuise, the mirthful, moon-faced comic actor who provided frequent comedic support in television variety shows of the 1960s and '70s and in movies starring Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds, has died. He was 75. DeLuise died Monday evening at St. John'...
  • Lou Jacobi dies at 95; character actor

    Lou Jacobi dies at 95; character actor
    Lou Jacobi, an actor who was known for comic roles and won praise in dramatic ones over a long career in the theater and movies, including Woody Allen's "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex" and Barry Levinson's “Avalon,” has died....
  • Craig Noel dies at 94; founding director of San Diego's renowned Old Globe

    Craig Noel dies at 94; founding director of San Diego's renowned Old Globe
    Craig Noel, the founding director of San Diego's Old Globe who established a vital regional community theater that eventually became a Tony Award-winning font of dramatic productions bound for Broadway, has died. He was 94. Noel, who began his career...
  • PASSINGS

    Marilyn Cooper Broadway star won a Tony Award Marilyn Cooper, 74, a Broadway actress best known for her Tony-winning performance in the musical "Woman of the Year," died Wednesday after a long illness at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, N.J., said...
  • Daniel Melnick dies at 77; film and TV producer helped launch 'Get Smart,' 'Network,' 'Kramer vs. Kramer'

    Daniel Melnick dies at 77; film and TV producer helped launch 'Get Smart,' 'Network,' 'Kramer vs. Kramer'
    Daniel Melnick, a producer and former head of production at MGM and Columbia studios who was known for making bold, literate and carefully crafted films that included "Network," "All That Jazz" and "Roxanne," has died. He was 77. Melnick, who had...
  • 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,"...
  • Bea Arthur dies at 86; star of 'Golden Girls' and 'Maude'

    Bea Arthur dies at 86; star of 'Golden Girls' and 'Maude'
    Beatrice Arthur, best known as the acerbic Maude Findlay on Norman Lear's sitcom "Maude" and as the strong-willed Dorothy Zbornak on the long-running "The Golden Girls," died Saturday. She was 86. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: The obituary of...
  • Get Lit Players bring poetry's emotions to other L.A. teenagers

    Get Lit Players bring poetry's emotions to other L.A. teenagers
    For as long as he can remember, Dario Serrano's life was all screeching tires and echoing gunshots, babies' cries and barking dogs, a symphony, as he puts it, of "hood rats and gangsters," of "vatos vatos and payasos" -- dudes and numskulls, loosely...
  • Bea Arthur, star of 'Golden Girls' and 'Maude,' dies at 86

    Beatrice Arthur, best known as the acerbic Maude Findlay on Norman Lear's sitcom "Maude" and as the strong-willed Dorothy Zbornak on the long-running " The Golden Girls," died today. She was 86. Arthur, a stage-trained actress who was a success on...
  • Mike Nichols -- at home in Hollywood and in the theater

     
    Director Mike Nichols, who will receive the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award on Thursday, also has enjoyed a rich life in the theater. In a conversation with our colleague, Susan King, the 78-year-old Oscar winner traces the start of......