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By Winifred Walsh and Winifred Walsh,Evening Sun Staff | May 6, 1991
IRENE LEWIS, acting artistic director for the 1991-92 season at Center Stage and mastermind of the madcap version of "Twelfth Night" playing its last week at the theater, has a long roster of credentials.Associate artist at Center Stage for five years and former associate director of the Hartford Stage Company for eight years, Lewis also directed for the Philadelphia Drama Guild and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.With such an impressive record of achievements one would never guess Lewis was once a swing director for the television soap "Another World."
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By Glenn McNatt | June 29, 1997
Acting Credits: "Law & Order," "The Spitfire Grill," "Cosby," "Spin City," and an Oscar-winning, live-action short, "Dear Diary"Role in "Seven Guitars": Vera, Floyd's girlfriendAfter I got out of college I worked in advertising for a year, then did a year at Juilliard in theater and two years at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard. So I had a total of three years in drama school. Then the fun began.I did a play at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepardstown, W.Va., and after that it was just auditioning, trying to find the next gig. That's what it's been for the last four years.
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By Glenn McNatt | June 29, 1997
Acting Credits: "Law & Order," "The Spitfire Grill," "Cosby," "Spin City," and an Oscar-winning, live-action short, "Dear Diary"Role in "Seven Guitars": Vera, Floyd's girlfriendAfter I got out of college I worked in advertising for a year, then did a year at Juilliard in theater and two years at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard. So I had a total of three years in drama school. Then the fun began.I did a play at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepardstown, W.Va., and after that it was just auditioning, trying to find the next gig. That's what it's been for the last four years.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | June 30, 1991
If you sat in the right spot at Center Stage's recently concluded production of Charles Ludlam's "The Mystery of Irma Vep," you might have noticed a portrait of a knight in armor hanging in the little hallway on the far left of the set of the musty English manor.Looking more closely, you could have caught a few anachronistic details: The crest of Yale University was painted in one corner; the school mascot, a bulldog, was painted in another; and the subject of the portrait was wearing glasses.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | June 30, 1991
If you sat in the right spot at Center Stage's recently concluded production of Charles Ludlam's "The Mystery of Irma Vep," you might have noticed a portrait of a knight in armor hanging in the little hallway on the far left of the set of the musty English manor.Looking more closely, you could have caught a few anachronistic details: The crest of Yale University was painted in one corner; the school mascot, a bulldog, was painted in another; and the subject of the portrait was wearing glasses.
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By Barry Koltnow and Barry Koltnow,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 21, 2003
Val Kilmer throws his head back and laughs at the question. Then he narrows his eyes and furrows his brow. He looks skyward to ponder the question for a few moments. "Hmmm, there must have been one," he says. "Oh, what about Top Gun? I suppose that was one. "And Batman Forever. That was definitely one. And I really thought Red Planet was one, although it didn't turn out to be one." He shakes his head. "That might be it. I can't think of any more." The question was: "Have you ever picked a role because it might actually help your career?
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April 22, 2005
Ruth Hussey, 93, who was best known for her Oscar-nominated role as James Stewart's sassy photographer girlfriend in the classic 1940 film The Philadelphia Story, died Tuesday at a convalescent home in Newbury Park, Calif. Her son John Longenecker said she died of complications from an appendectomy. From the late 1930s through 1960, she made dozens of films. She also was a stage actress, appearing on Broadway in 1945 in the hit State of the Union and 1949 in the comedy Goodbye, My Fancy, and later had many television roles.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff Writer | May 19, 1994
Baltimore public schools will be guiding their students toward excellence next school year with a series of videotapes and workbooks that feature black leaders, entrepreneurs and entertainers describing how they overcame adversity.Automaker Saturn Corp. gave 125 sets of the "Ebony/Jet Guide to Black Excellence" videos, with instructional guides for teachers and student workbooks, to school Superintendent Walter G. Amprey at Booker T. Washington Middle School yesterday.The students also received some firsthand lessons in success.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | May 18, 1997
Before yesterday, there was only one major omission on jockey Gary Stevens' resume.Stevens had won the Kentucky Derby three times and the Belmont Stakes once, ridden four winners in the Breeders' Cup and earlier this month was elected to the Thoroughbred Hall of Fame.But the Idaho native had gone 0-for-8 with previous Preakness mounts, finishing third five times, including last year on Editor's Note.That all changed at Pimlico yesterday, when Stevens got Silver Charm to stick his head in front of Free House in a stirring stretch duel, with favored Captain Bodgit only another head behind.
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February 8, 1994
Because of an editing error, the Joseph Cotten obituary did not run in yesterday's edition. LOS ANGELES -- Joseph Cotten, the polished Virginian who became a star with "Citizen Kane" and went on to play opposite Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman and others, died of pneumonia Sunday at his Los Angeles home. He was 88.Mr. Cotten's smooth, low-key personality made him an ideal leading man for Hollywood's most famous actresses, and his versatility allowed him to play both villains ("Shadow of a Doubt")
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By Winifred Walsh and Winifred Walsh,Evening Sun Staff | May 6, 1991
IRENE LEWIS, acting artistic director for the 1991-92 season at Center Stage and mastermind of the madcap version of "Twelfth Night" playing its last week at the theater, has a long roster of credentials.Associate artist at Center Stage for five years and former associate director of the Hartford Stage Company for eight years, Lewis also directed for the Philadelphia Drama Guild and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.With such an impressive record of achievements one would never guess Lewis was once a swing director for the television soap "Another World."
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By Steve McKerrow | November 26, 1991
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* When actor Charles "Roc" Dutton was released from the Maryland Penitentiary in 1976, he went on to study acting at Towson State University. And now Dutton and the producers of his Fox Network series "Roc" are aiding other promising minority actors at the Towson campus.At his TSU performance earlier this month in "An Evening of Shakespeare," Dutton said the proceeds would help establish the Charles S. Dutton Theatre Scholarship Endowment for Minority Students. And subsequently, the HBO cable network, producer of the show, has made a commitment to fund the balance of the scholarship in full, according to the university.
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By Joe Mathews and Norris West and Joe Mathews and Norris West,SUN STAFF | November 21, 1995
Eleven years ago, Marek Sokol abandoned his drama school in Warsaw for freedom from communism -- and a new career as owner of a construction business in Rockville. In 1990, Alice F. Chen, 20, left China for a better education in the United States, which she says she has found as a sophomore at the University of Maryland.Yesterday, they and 3,199 other immigrants gathered at USAir Arena in Landover for what Maryland-based officials of the Immigration and Naturalization Service called the largest naturalization ceremony in recent memory.
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