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  • Comedy genius, father of funny commercials Stan Freberg dies

    Stan Freberg, the spirited comic genius who lampooned American history in his landmark recordings "The United States of America" and was hailed as the father of the funny commercial, died Tuesday. He was 88.
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: Nova" First Man on the Moon"

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: Nova" First Man on the Moon"
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 7 - 13, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Arrow Laurel (Katie Cassidy) gets a...

    Harry Shearer goes straight to the source for 'Nixon's the One'

    Harry Shearer goes straight to the source for 'Nixon's the One'
    In his Web series "Nixon's the One," originally made for the U.K. satellite network Sky and now unfolding domestically on YouTube, Harry Shearer crawls inside the skin of the 37th president of the United States. With a text taken entirely from Richard...

    Marcia Strassman: 12 Things You Didn't Know About Her Career

    Marcia Strassman made her mark as the 1970s version of Alice Kramden, playing the (mostly) understanding wife of Gabe Kaplan on ABC's "Welcome Back, Kotter." But Strassman, who died Friday at 66, was in showbiz for more than 10 years before she wound...

    Probing the legacy of the motorcycle jacket

    Personal protection was the big attraction of the first motorcycle jackets, which early 20th-century riders donned as indispensable body armor. But despite the advantages of these full-length steerhide and horsehide coats in terms of function, it wasn't...