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  • Remembering actress Eleanor Parker, who portrayed opera great Marjorie Lawrence

    Remembering actress Eleanor Parker, who portrayed opera great Marjorie Lawrence
    Another bright star of old Hollywood is gone. Eleanor Parker, who received three Academy Award nominations, including for her inspired portrayal of soprano Marjorie Lawrence in the 1955 film "Interrupted Melody," died Monday in Palm Springs. She was 91. ...
  • Actress Eleanor Parker, the Baroness in 'The Sound of Music,' Dies at 91

    Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, best known today for her role as the Baroness, the lady friend of Captain Von Trapp who loses out to Julie Andrews' Maria in 1966 film "The Sound of Music," died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia at...
  • Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]

    Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]
    In 1951, my Great Uncle William Kirkpatrick, who had polio, became the first person to be injected with Jonas Salk's experimental polio vaccine. The vaccine would become Salk's gift to the world, but at the time it was untested and undergoing...
  • Universal Pictures President's Family Leads March of Dimes Celebration

    Jimmy and Joi Horowitz were vacationing in Lake Tahoe when Joi went into labor three months prematurely. She was rushed by ambulance to Reno, where she gave birth to Jordan only 26 weeks into her 40-week term. "Three days into her hospital stay, (Joi)...
  • Diane Keaton steps in for the eternally modest (or something!) Woody Allen

    "WHEN ONE is young, one should use a lot of mascara, and when one is old, one should use much, much more!" That was Dame Sybil Thorndike's advice to Marilyn Monroe in the delicious 1957 movie, "The Prince and the Showgirl." (Laurence Olivier was Monroe's...
  • The Week in Pictures | Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2013

     
    Each week Framework brings you the very best in visual journalism from around the world; this week is no exception. Southern California: Black Friday shoppers storm shopping malls and stores on a rainy day in the Southland in the annual post-...
  • Pictures in the News | Nov. 25, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Indonesia, where Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash into the air. Authorities raised the alert status for one of the country's most active volcanoes to the highest level after the mountain repeatedly sent hot...
  • Holiday TV programming: From Kelly Clarkson to Robot Chicken

    The holiday season, which is mostly to say the Christmas season, has already begun on television; indeed, if you measure the holiday by Hallmark Channel or Lifetime, it has been going on all month. And it's not going to get any less cheery and joyful...
  • TV Writer's Childhood Letter to Jackie Kennedy Is Part of TLC Special

    Janis Hirsch has spent years in sitcom writers rooms trying to make people laugh. But her next screen contribution might very well bring a tear to your eye. At 13, the writer-producer -- who has worked on such shows as "Frasier," "Will & Grace" and...
  • Argentine leader to undergo surgery to remove blood outside brain

    MEXICO CITY — Doctors plan to operate on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Tuesday morning to remove blood that has collected outside of her brain, the apparent result of a fall the 60-year-old leader took in August, officials...
  • 9 million Syrians need help before winter, U.N. says

    BEIRUT — Syria's escalating humanitarian crisis has left more than 9 million people in the country in need of aid, according to United Nations estimates, and hopes were dashed Tuesday for peace talks this month to help end the nation's civil war....