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  • Celeste Holm dies at 95; Broadway star in 'Oklahoma!' and Oscar-winner

    Celeste Holm dies at 95; Broadway star in 'Oklahoma!' and Oscar-winner
    Celeste Holm, the versatile actress who achieved fame on Broadway in the original production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit musical "Oklahoma!" in 1943 and five years later won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the landmark movie-drama "Gentleman's Agreement," died Sunday. She was 95.
  • A new bar taps L.A. literary history

     
    The Writers Room opens Friday in a legendary writers drinking space in Hollywood.

    The typist's tale of 'Last Tycoon'

    The typist's tale of 'Last Tycoon'
    All these years later, Frances Kroll Ring can still see it, the afternoon she filled out an application at Rusty's Employment Agency on Hollywood Boulevard and drove to Encino to meet a writer who was looking for a secretary. It was April 1939, and she...

    Dance and playwright artisans honored

    Dance and playwright artisans honored
    The Media City Ballet and the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance gathered respectfully last week to honor their artisans and supporters. Encore! An Evening of Dining and Ballet was staged at Glendale's Chevy Chase Country Club to celebrate the kickoff of...

    One more act for the phantom of the playhouse?

    One more act for the phantom of the playhouse?
    The Pasadena Playhouse is back. After shutting its doors in February because of financial problems, the theater reopened Oct. 12 with the one-man play "FDR" starring Ed Asner. But is the building's most enduring protagonist back as well? Some say Gilmor...