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By J. Wynn Rousuck | September 9, 1999
Alfred Uhry's 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Driving Miss Daisy" opens tomorrow at the Spotlighters.Linda Kent portrays the curmudgeonly Southern widow, Daisy Wertham, and Randy Smith plays the gentlemanly chauffeur who becomes her devoted friend. Direction is by Ron Gregory. A long-running off-Broadway hit, "Driving Miss Daisy" was made into a feature film that won a slew of Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Show times at the Spotlighters, 817 St. Paul St., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 3. Tickets are $10. Call 410-752-1225.
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August 5, 2011
Some of my colleagues will tell you I'm not much of a driver, at least in the speed department. Those who have shared the Harford County community newspaper business with me for any number of years will especially smile thinking about those of us who left the office together late at night for the trek to our various homes. Inevitably, they would blow past whatever vehicle I was navigating toward my Havre de Grace home, not slowing down a bit as they zoomed by. My driving tends to be more akin to Morgan Freeman's "Driving Miss Daisy" than to any driver who has had even a fleeting thought of racing.
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By Los Angeles Times | August 21, 1992
Robert Guillaume, like many actors and actresses, is not a big fan of watching himself on television.But he says he has no problem watching his performance as Hoke Colburn, the patient and helpful chauffeur, in the series pilot of "Driving Miss Daisy," a television comedy version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play and the Academy Award-winning film airing Friday night on CBS (at 8 p.m. on Channel 11).However, a coalition of media watchdog and minority groups has launched a protest, casting a cloud over the pilot's airing and, possibly jeopardizing its chances of making the CBS lineup as a mid-season replacement.
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March 29, 2007
`Driving Miss Daisy' The lowdown -- Kathryn E. Smith is Miss Daisy, a Southern widow, and Archie Williams Jr. plays her chauffeur in Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy at Catonsville Theatre Company, beginning tomorrow. The 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning play chronicles a 25-year friendship that crosses racial and class lines. Steve Lichtenstein completes the cast in this production directed by Joey Hellman. If you go -- Catonsville Theatre Company performs in the Barn Theatre on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 800 S. Rolling Road.
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By Mike Giuliano | July 3, 1991
Bad pun notwithstanding, "Driving Miss Daisy" is a perfect vehicle for actors. Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses so keenly on the relationship between a Jewish widow and her black chauffeur that props are kept to a minimum, and for that matter so is the rest of the cast. With the exception of the woman's son, the other characters exist only as spoken references.One recalls how vividly Julie Harris and Brock Peters embodied these characters in the touring production of the play at the Mechanic Theatre.
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March 29, 2007
`Driving Miss Daisy' The lowdown -- Kathryn E. Smith is Miss Daisy, a Southern widow, and Archie Williams Jr. plays her chauffeur in Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy at Catonsville Theatre Company, beginning tomorrow. The 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning play chronicles a 25-year friendship that crosses racial and class lines. Steve Lichtenstein completes the cast in this production directed by Joey Hellman. If you go -- Catonsville Theatre Company performs in the Barn Theatre on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 800 S. Rolling Road.
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By New York Times News Service | September 12, 1994
Jessica Tandy, who enhanced the American theater and enriched the American screen as few actresses have, died yesterday at her home in Easton, Conn. She was 85.The cause was ovarian cancer, said her husband, the actor Hume Cronyn.Miss Tandy triumphed on Broadway in 1947 as Blanche Dubois in Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" and was still a great star more than 40 years later when she played the title character in the 1989 film "Driving Miss Daisy." In the years between, she and her husband played opposite each other in success after success to become the most illustrious theater couple of their day.With the role of Blanche Dubois, Miss Tandy emerged from a series of minor film roles to establish herself as one of the leading ladies of the stage.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Special to The Sun | May 12, 1995
"Driving Miss Daisy" may be more of a human interest story than a dramaturgical tour de force, but such aesthetic distinctions don't matter much when you leave the theater warm, smiling and maybe a little less pessimistic about life than you were when you went in.Yes, Albert Uhry's tale of the improbable 25-year friendship shared by Daisy Werthan, the aging Jewish schoolteacher from Atlanta and Hoke Colburn, her wise, affable black chauffeur, is an affecting one. And when you visit Colonial Players of Annapolis to see "Miss Daisy," which plays through June 3, you will indeed come away charmed by the story of this remarkable relationship.
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By Sloane Brown and By Sloane Brown,Special to the Sun | November 10, 2002
Baltimore twinkled with stars on a recent Thursday night. Julie Bowen, star of NBC's weekly series Ed and a Baltimore native, was the guest of honor at a get-together in Fells Point's new Bond Street Wharf for the Maryland / D.C. chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Guests had a chance to chat with the lovely Julie and take a gander at a photo exhibit of wild places the organization has helped protect. The party was also the official kickoff of the Nature Conservancy's capital campaign -- some $10 million of the $15 million goal has been raised.
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August 6, 2006
Center to present `Peter & The Wolf' The Carroll Arts Center will present a live children's theater production of Peter & The Wolf at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday at 91 W. Main St., Westminster. The Fun Company (part of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, based in Frederick) will unleash a rootin'-tootin' version of this classic tale set in the Wild West. Set to a musical underscore, Peter and his friends Sanchez the Cat, Miss Daisy the Duck and Searchin' Bird try to catch Wiley Wolf before Miss Daisy's goose is cooked.
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August 6, 2006
Center to present `Peter & The Wolf' The Carroll Arts Center will present a live children's theater production of Peter & The Wolf at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday at 91 W. Main St., Westminster. The Fun Company (part of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, based in Frederick) will unleash a rootin'-tootin' version of this classic tale set in the Wild West. Set to a musical underscore, Peter and his friends Sanchez the Cat, Miss Daisy the Duck and Searchin' Bird try to catch Wiley Wolf before Miss Daisy's goose is cooked.
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By Sloane Brown and By Sloane Brown,Special to the Sun | November 10, 2002
Baltimore twinkled with stars on a recent Thursday night. Julie Bowen, star of NBC's weekly series Ed and a Baltimore native, was the guest of honor at a get-together in Fells Point's new Bond Street Wharf for the Maryland / D.C. chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Guests had a chance to chat with the lovely Julie and take a gander at a photo exhibit of wild places the organization has helped protect. The party was also the official kickoff of the Nature Conservancy's capital campaign -- some $10 million of the $15 million goal has been raised.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck | September 9, 1999
Alfred Uhry's 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Driving Miss Daisy" opens tomorrow at the Spotlighters.Linda Kent portrays the curmudgeonly Southern widow, Daisy Wertham, and Randy Smith plays the gentlemanly chauffeur who becomes her devoted friend. Direction is by Ron Gregory. A long-running off-Broadway hit, "Driving Miss Daisy" was made into a feature film that won a slew of Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Show times at the Spotlighters, 817 St. Paul St., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 3. Tickets are $10. Call 410-752-1225.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1996
Give up. You can't win. You can resist all you want, but you can't outlast it. Go ahead. Watch the Olympics tonight."High Incident" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Two California cops stop a car that's being driven by an obnoxious New York cop. Nothing stereotypical here. ABC."Driving Miss Daisy" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WUSA, Channel 9) -- A pleasant film that inexplicably won the Best Picture Oscar for 1989, this look at the weathering away of segregation in the South stars Jessica Tandy as the headstrong Daisy Werthan and Morgan Freeman as Hoke Colburn, her equally stubborn, if not as abrasive, chauffeur.
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By Clarence Page | March 12, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Just about everyone is talking about the beauty, grace and wonder of ''Sense and Sensibility,'' the movie nominated for an Academy Award as ''best picture.'' Director Ang Lee, who is of Asian descent, was not nominated.And the title tune from the hit ''Waiting to Exhale,'' sung by Whitney Houston and produced by Babyface, was the nation's No. 1 hit for several weeks, yet received no Oscar nomination even though it sold more copies than any songs nominated.By now I've become so accustomed to African-Americans being under-represented in the Oscars that I hardly noticed the absence of blacks among this year's nominees.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Special to The Sun | May 12, 1995
"Driving Miss Daisy" may be more of a human interest story than a dramaturgical tour de force, but such aesthetic distinctions don't matter much when you leave the theater warm, smiling and maybe a little less pessimistic about life than you were when you went in.Yes, Albert Uhry's tale of the improbable 25-year friendship shared by Daisy Werthan, the aging Jewish schoolteacher from Atlanta and Hoke Colburn, her wise, affable black chauffeur, is an affecting one. And when you visit Colonial Players of Annapolis to see "Miss Daisy," which plays through June 3, you will indeed come away charmed by the story of this remarkable relationship.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1996
Give up. You can't win. You can resist all you want, but you can't outlast it. Go ahead. Watch the Olympics tonight."High Incident" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Two California cops stop a car that's being driven by an obnoxious New York cop. Nothing stereotypical here. ABC."Driving Miss Daisy" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WUSA, Channel 9) -- A pleasant film that inexplicably won the Best Picture Oscar for 1989, this look at the weathering away of segregation in the South stars Jessica Tandy as the headstrong Daisy Werthan and Morgan Freeman as Hoke Colburn, her equally stubborn, if not as abrasive, chauffeur.
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By Steve McKerrow | October 24, 1990
What would comedy writers do without politicians, movies and especially television? Parodies of such familiar targets increasingly seem to dominate small-screen humor, as illustrated by the season premiere tonight of "Crabs," Maryland Public Television's original comedy revue beginning its seventh year.Easily half the skits in the show (at 8:30, channels 22 and 67) depend for their laughs on viewers' familiarity with media figures or institutions.Jeff Baker's introduction as President Bush, for example, seems as much an imitation of "Saturday Night Live" regular Dana Carvey doing the president.
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By New York Times News Service | September 12, 1994
Jessica Tandy, who enhanced the American theater and enriched the American screen as few actresses have, died yesterday at her home in Easton, Conn. She was 85.The cause was ovarian cancer, said her husband, the actor Hume Cronyn.Miss Tandy triumphed on Broadway in 1947 as Blanche Dubois in Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" and was still a great star more than 40 years later when she played the title character in the 1989 film "Driving Miss Daisy." In the years between, she and her husband played opposite each other in success after success to become the most illustrious theater couple of their day.With the role of Blanche Dubois, Miss Tandy emerged from a series of minor film roles to establish herself as one of the leading ladies of the stage.
FEATURES
By Los Angeles Times | August 21, 1992
Robert Guillaume, like many actors and actresses, is not a big fan of watching himself on television.But he says he has no problem watching his performance as Hoke Colburn, the patient and helpful chauffeur, in the series pilot of "Driving Miss Daisy," a television comedy version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play and the Academy Award-winning film airing Friday night on CBS (at 8 p.m. on Channel 11).However, a coalition of media watchdog and minority groups has launched a protest, casting a cloud over the pilot's airing and, possibly jeopardizing its chances of making the CBS lineup as a mid-season replacement.
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