| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Rocco (Rocky) A. Moriana, best known for his work as sound supervisor and music supervisor for producers Danny Thomas and Aaron Spelling, died at his home in Calabasas, Calif., on Feb. 5.
Moriana's 100-plus screen credits starting with TV Series...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Few holiday movies give such cinematic chestnuts as "It's a Wonderful Live" and "White Christmas" a real run for their money, but, every now and then, one takes off. In 1983, it was the wry, nostalgic "A Christmas Story." Twenty years later, it was the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Singer-actress Ann Blyth loves her fans. So much so that Blyth's been personally answering her fan mail for nearly 70 years.
"I get mail from all around the world," noted Blyth, who turns 85 on Friday. "I am so thankful to read their sweet notes and...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:54 AM
How do you explain Esther Williams to younger moviegoers with no working knowledge of her stardom?
She came, she swam, she conquered. The 1940s and 1950s popular culture was, and is, unthinkable without her. And that smile looked just as starry on...
| May 10, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of these...
| Mar 2, 2013
Bonnie Franklin, the actress who created an indelible television character playing a divorced, working mother of two headstrong daughters on the long-running series "One Day at a Time," died Friday at her Los Angeles home. She was 69.
The cause was...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Occasionally this column takes a look at what happened to a person or thing that was a memorable part of Laurel's past. This month it looks at two Laurel icons from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Laurel High coach set the standard
| Dec 2, 2012
| 7:15 PM
You certainly could not accuse Kyle DeSantis, the producer of the Drury Lane Oakbrook's huge new production of "Singin' in the Rain" of failing to deliver the wet stuff — as required for the title number and as immortalized by Gene Kelly in the 1952...