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  • Arundel players join the crazy, kooky fun in Toby's 'Addams Family'

    Arundel players join the crazy, kooky fun in Toby's 'Addams Family'
    There are always good reasons to venture out of Anne Arundel County to catch a production at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, but the theater's current offering, "The Addams Family," offers a few extra incentives — three local residents in key roles.
  • Edgar Allan Poe has haunted John Astin all his life

    Edgar Allan Poe has haunted John Astin all his life
    A hero of the macabre since his days playing patriarch Gomez on "The Addams Family," Baltimore native John Astin has long been a devotee of Edgar Allan Poe. For nearly a decade, he toured the U.S. with his one-man show devoted to Poe. And since...

    Felix Silla, a.k.a. Cousin Itt, looks back on a kooky career

    Felix Silla, a.k.a. Cousin Itt, looks back on a kooky career
    A saucy redhead strolls into the pizzeria and spots the veteran actor who performed countless TV and film cameos throughout the 1960s and '70s. "Cousin Itt!" she shrieks. She drops onto one knee and hugs actor Felix Silla — all 3 feet, 11 inches...

    For teen actors, Astin remains the father of comedy for 'The Addams Family'

    For teen actors, Astin remains the father of comedy for 'The Addams Family'
    Fifty years after "The Addams Family" debuted on TV in black and white, John Astin still has that wild gleam in his eye and the same mischievous grin. With his thick mustache, albeit a white one, he could easily be Gomez Addams in his debonair golden...

    Hopkins renames theater in honor of John Astin

    It's official: Gomez has own theater. A newly renovated theater in the Johns Hopkins University's Merrick Barn was renamed Saturday in honor of the actor who originated the role on television of Gomez Addams, husband to Morticia and patriarch of one of...