| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Mickey Rooney was more cyclone than man, and like most weather-related phenomena, even at his most fearsome he was more easily experienced than described. Words such as "tireless" or "fearless" don't really get at it with Rooney. In a world of triple...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
If Turner Classic Movies had only been endowed with films from the pre-1948 MGM library, it would have been the channel of cinefiles' dreams. If it had only had the pre-1950 Warner Bros. library, it would have been a 24/7 haven for film buffs. If it had...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:50 PM
WINTER HAVEN — The final pieces of Legoland Florida's restoration of Cypress Gardens are in place: On Wednesday, the theme park reopened its famed Florida-shaped swimming pool and its Oriental Gardens, which have been unavailable to guests for...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Letters! We get letters, mostly emails and we love hearing from our readers," says yours truly.
Eydie Gorme's recent death touched so many of us.
Charles Sanchez writes: "I am so grateful that you wrote about Eydie Gorme. She was always a favorite....
| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:24 AM
Following their wedding, actor Jimmy Stewart and his new wife, Gloria Hatrick McLean leave Brentwood Presbyterian Church....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Oprah Winfrey refers to the growth of her Oprah Winfrey Network as "The Climb."
On Thursday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour, that climb was discussed at length with particular emphasis placed on OWN's latest coups, which include a rare...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 3:14 PM
George Platt, a former New York theatrical producer who became a promotions director for a garden supply firm, died of renal failure Oct. 6 at Envoy Rehabilitation and Nursing in Pikesville. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills.
Born in Baltimore, he...
| Aug 16, 2012
Veteran actress played Clark Kent's mother
Phyllis Thaxter, 92, an actress who had an active film career in the 1940s and '50s and capped it with her portrayal of Clark Kent's mother in the 1978 version of "Superman," died Tuesday at...
| Jan 11, 2012
Former head of NAACP's L.A. chapter
Geraldine Washington, 81, an educator and civil rights activist who led the Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People for 14 years, died of natural causes...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 9:56 AM
The advance screening of the latest Harry Potter film benefitted Urban Prep Academies and was a sellout at Imax Navy Pier Theatre. As 450 excited fans poured in, many in costume as wizards, Urban Prep founder Tim King was there in his official capacity as...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 5:36 PM
The refurbished Callboard in the Peppertree Parking Lot was dedicated last week as a kickoff for the yearlong celebration of the 90th anniversary season of the Laguna Playhouse.
A large crowd of enthusiastic arts supporters gathered for the ceremony...