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  • Original Pippin now plays role of his father

    Stephen Schwartz was a virtual unknown in 1972 when, in a bit of theatrical magic, he took a concept from his days at Carnegie Mellon University, teamed with Bob Fosse and rewrote history based fleetingly on a son of the Emperor Charlemagne. What emerged was "Pippin," a dark fantasy about a young man's search for fulfillment that ran for nearly 2,000 performances in five years on Broadway.
  • Donna Douglas, 'Beverly Hillbillies' star, is dead

    Donna Douglas, 'Beverly Hillbillies' star, is dead
    Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died. Her niece says Douglas died Thursday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near her hometown of Zachary. The cause of death was pancreatic...

    Donna Douglas, who starred as Elly May on hit sitcom 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' dies at age 82

    Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died. Douglas died Thursday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near her hometown of Zachary. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, said her...

    Sarah Palin, Oscars, Elly May: 2015 starts

    Sarah Palin, Oscars, Elly May: 2015 starts
    Congratulations to former Gov. Sarah Palin for getting her name out there as 2015 starts. You may not have been thinking of Palin lately, but she electrified the Internet by blasting PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA criticized her...

    Lucie Arnaz Happy Take Her Turn With Showstopping Number In 'Pippin'

    Lucie Arnaz Happy Take Her Turn With Showstopping Number  In 'Pippin'
    "This is the best role," declares Lucie Arnaz of her acrobatic turn as Berthe in the national tour of the magical modern/medieval musical "Pippin." "It's the shortest role I've ever done." There's a lot packed into the part, however. Arnaz appears...