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  • Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91. Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
  • Actors Riff On Their Public Personas In Guest Turns

    Like images in a hall of mirrors, actors appearing as themselves on shows are like an approximation of reality; they look and talk like the real thing, yet the performance also gives them the chance to play with their persona, tweak perceptions and riff...
  • James Earl Jones on 'Driving Miss Daisy,' 'Star Wars' Sequels and Politics

    Mention James Earl Jones and the actor's dramatic baritone instantly begins resonating in the mind. It's a voice that announced it was CNN the world was watching, taught "The Lion King's" Simba about the circle of life, and revealed to Luke Skywalker...
  • Critics' Choice TV nominees include 'The Good Wife,' 'Fargo'

    Critics' Choice TV nominees include 'The Good Wife,' 'Fargo'
    The Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. announced nominations for the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards on Wednesday. "Fargo," "Masters of Sex," "The Good Wife," "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Normal Heart" were the most-nominated programs...
  • Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.

    Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.
    "What's my motivation?" is a standard laugh line satirizing the acting profession, a livelihood in which it's not always clear why one is doing what one needs to do. At the moment, Daniel Beaty and Keith David may be the two American actors least likely...
  • 2014 Summer Films In Connecticut

    2014 Summer Films In Connecticut
    There are several recurring themes running through this year's summer film season. The Wadsworth Atheneum puts the focus on food and classic screen beauties. The Connecticut LGBT Film Festival has several documentaries about gay celebrities. Classic...
  • Phillip Hayes Dean, playwright of 'Paul Robeson,' dies at 83

    Phillip Hayes Dean, playwright of 'Paul Robeson,' dies at 83
    Phillip Hayes Dean, the theater actor, director and playwright whose stage biography of Paul Robeson is currently being performed in Los Angeles, has died at age 83. Dean died Monday in L.A. of an aortic aneurysm, according to a spokeswoman for the...
  • 'Babe Ruth's Called Shot' about baseball, myth

     'Babe Ruth's Called Shot' about baseball, myth
    It was the most stupendous home run in the history of baseball, and it happened right here in Chicago. There are no films of that ball in flight, but we know that it came off the bat of an aging slugger and arched high into the air and became legend....
  • Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson Receiving AFI Degrees

    The American Film Institute is awarding honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to screenwriter Robert Towne and actress Cicely Tyson. The honors, which recognize their "contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image," will be presented...
  • An appreciation: Cinematographer Gordon Willis

    When I think of cinematographer Gordon Willis, I think of “Manhattan," one of his signature efforts. Working with director Woody Allen, as he would do so many times, they drenched the city in such exquisite light and shadows that you can stop the...
  • James Earl Jones Takes Back Broadway in 'You Can't Take It With You'

    James Earl Jones will return to Broadway this fall in a revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's "You Can't Take It With You." Scott Ellis helms the comedy about an eccentric family thrown into upheaval when the daughter falls in love with an uptight...