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  • Bob Hope gets little thanks for all the memories

    Bob Hope gets little thanks for all the memories
    To the boomer generation, seeing Bob Hope on TV or in the movies was like spending time with cranky relatives. Sure, there were a lot of great memories — the World War II shows, the "Road" movies with Bing Crosby — but it also was a little stale, and the jokes, well, they were ancient or worse.
  • What is Antenna TV? How can I watch Antenna TV?

    Tribune Broadcasting and Sony launched Antenna TV, a classic television and general entertainment movie network, as a digital multicast on Tribune's broadcast stations beginning January 1, 2011. Tribune also distributes Antenna TV beyond the Tribune...

    Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way

    Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way
    Dean Martin didn't have any interest in doing a weekly musical-variety series when NBC approached him in 1965. "In those days you were either a movie star or a TV star," said his daughter Deana Martin, who is also a singer. "He came home one night and...

    Jerry Adler Remembers Liv's Mama, Marlene, Zero, Rex and George S. Kaufman

    Jerry Adler Remembers Liv's Mama,  Marlene, Zero, Rex and George S. Kaufman
    In Sunday's Arts Section of The Hartford Courant, I write about Jerry Adler, who is featured as an actor in the premiere of the Mike Reiss comedy "I'm Connecticut" at the Harriet Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus, a production of Connecticut Repertory...

    Robert Easton dies at 81; Henry Higgins of Hollywood

    Robert Easton dies at 81; Henry Higgins of Hollywood
    Robert Easton, a character actor whose command of a vast array of foreign and American regional accents led to a flourishing second career as a dialect coach to Hollywood stars such as Charlton Heston and Anne Hathaway, has died. He was 81. Often...