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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1997
Oct. 30, 1938, was a typical cool autumn Sunday as Baltimoreans relished the news that Hopkins had defeated Haverford College, 7-6, after Charlie Rudo scored on an 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. On the other hand, Navy and Penn had slugged it out through four grinding periods to a scoreless tie.Headlines in The Sun promised that the War Admiral-Seabiscuit match race that Tuesday would open a "Brilliant Meeting" at Pimlico Race Course, while Brenda Frazier, New York's "glamour deb," had attended the Velvet Ball that weekend.
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By Michael Muskal and Michael Muskal,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 5, 2004
Janet Leigh, the actress who turned the mundane act of taking a shower into one of cinema's most enduring images of gore and horror, died Sunday with her family at her bedside. She was 77. The actress' husband, Robert Brandt, and her actress daughters Kelly and Jamie Lee Curtis, were at Leigh's side when she died in Beverly Hills. Leigh had suffered from vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels, for the past year. "She died peacefully at home," said Heidi Schaeffer, a spokeswoman for Jamie Lee Curtis.
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By MICHAEL HILL | September 21, 1990
"Citizen Leona" hits the small screen Sunday night, only instead of her Rosebud being a snow sled, it's the memory of her mother always liking her sisters best."Leona Helmsley: Queen of Mean," the CBS movie that will be on Channel 11 (WBAL) Sunday at 9 p.m., is like a fairy tale in which the witch gets to marry the prince. In "Citizen Kane," Orson Welles' character inherited a gold mine; in "Queen of Mean," Leona digs hers as fast as her sharpened fingernails will allow.Though loaded with the usual cautionary tales about money not buying happiness and absolute power corrupting absolutely and the dangers of vaulting over too many classes too quickly in an allegedly class-free country, "Queen of Mean" is really just a trash-wallow hoot, a "Mommy Dearest" of the hotel trade.
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By Los Angeles Times | July 3, 1991
HOLLYWOOD -- Lee Remick, the alluring actress who gained fame and empathy as the haunting alcoholic in "Days of Wine and Roses," died yesterday at her home here of cancer.The versatile performer, who was known for her talent in blending the innocence of youth and the sensuality of womanhood into a single dramatic commodity, was 55.Tumors had been found on her kidneys and lungs in 1989 after she fell ill while making a film in France.Ms. Remick's diversity as an actress was evident throughout what proved a lengthy career for a woman who died so young.
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By Paul Moore and By Paul Moore,Sun Staff | July 8, 2001
"Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood," by Suzanne Finstad. Harmony Books. 454 pages. $25. In 1962, Natalie Wood was the second highest-paid actress in the world (behind Elizabeth Taylor) and was the embodiment of glamour. She had just been nominated for an Academy Award for "Splendor in the Grass" and her high-profile marriage to actor Robert Wagner was the stuff of magazine covers. But beneath the star persona of "Natalie Wood," created by her relentlessly ambitious and domineering mother, was an insecure and frustrated 24-year-old woman seeking to recapture her real identity -- Natasha Gurdin.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 2, 1996
The greatest movie ever, a pair of key figures in the civil rights movement, the greatest soul singer of his generation what a night for superlatives. Oh, yeah, and Miss U.S.A. too.* "Miss U.S.A. Pageant" (9 p.m.-about 11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Sorry, there's no telephone number to call to vote yea or nay on swimsuits; you'll just have to silently put up with a bunch of women parading around in bikinis. There are also evening gown and personality competitions, thank goodness. CBS.* "A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom (9 p.m.-10:30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67)
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Contributing Writer | October 16, 1993
Gee, this is going to be tough. What's tonight's best bet on TV? A rerun of "When Harry Met Sally . . .?" Or could it be that baseball game on CBS? Yeah, that's the ticket . . . and the way the playoff structure is being tampered with by the team owners, we may look back on this as the last great "old" World Series.* "When Harry Met Sally . . ." (8-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Nora Ephron, who wrote "Sleepless in Seattle," wrote this 1989 romantic comedy as well. Both of them star Meg Ryan, which most people know, but here's a more obscure nugget.
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March 3, 2006
You know the "type." Bruce Willis, action guy (Die Hard, etc.). Milla Jovovich, seductive slayer of whatever (Resident Evil, etc.). Certain actors seem to thrive on being pigeonholed, with Willis' cop adventure 16 Blocks and Jovovich's futuristic keister kicker Ultraviolet opening today. Not exactly a stretch for either. We wonder, have you ever identified with an actor so strongly in a certain role that you were jarred when he or she tried to exhibit "range"? WHAT YOU SAY Cary Grant in Father Goose (1964)
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 10, 2007
Dreamgirls [Paramount] $35 The two-disc DVD set lives up to its "Showstopper Edition" moniker. It doesn't include any commentary from writer-director Bill Condon, but it's overflowing with extras, including a comprehensive making-of documentary, "Building the Dream," as well as numerous mini-docs that explore the complicated shooting and editing process for the musical numbers, the evocative costume design and even the theatrical lighting. Also featured are Beyonce Knowles' and Anika Noni Rose's auditions, 12 extended and alternate musical numbers and Knowles' music video of the Oscar-nominated tune, "Listen."
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