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  • Mickey Rooney: a dynamo for decades

    Mickey Rooney: a dynamo for decades
    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...
  • Turner Classic Movies Celebrates 20th Anniversary on Monday

    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...
  • Legoland reopens pool from Cypress Gardens' heyday

    Legoland reopens pool from Cypress Gardens' heyday
    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...
  • We get letters and memories are stirred

    "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....
  • Jimmy Stewart wedding

     
    Following their wedding, actor Jimmy Stewart and his new wife, Gloria Hatrick McLean leave Brentwood Presbyterian Church....
  • TCA press tour: OWN touts Lohan documentary and 'Raising Whitley'

    TCA press tour: OWN touts Lohan documentary and 'Raising Whitley'
    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...
  • George Platt, theatrical producer

    George Platt, theatrical producer
    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...
  • Urban Prep's Harry Potter benefit conjures surprise guest

    Urban Prep's Harry Potter benefit conjures surprise guest
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Phyllis Thaxter, Ron Nelson

     PASSINGS: Phyllis Thaxter, Ron Nelson
    Phyllis Thaxter 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...
  • PASSINGS: Geraldine Washington, Denise Darcel

    PASSINGS: Geraldine Washington, Denise Darcel
    Geraldine Washington 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...
  • Our Laguna: Parking lot, playhouse are celebrated

    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...