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Viola Smith pulled up to her 100th birthday party in a pedi-cab and entered, appropriately, to a drumroll. As one of the first mainstream female drummers, Smith was a pioneer for women in music who earned her fame during World War II, a breakthrough...
Tags: Lou Costello, Culture, Chick Webb, Music, Ella Fitzgerald
Anyone who watched entertainment reels in the 1930s and '40s might know Viola Smith. A musical pioneer, she was one of the first female professional drummers, gaining popularity during World War II. On Friday, her past performances played in black and...
This is a feature story from 1999. At the time, Sid Smith was a Tribune Arts Critic. On the day of Gene Siskel's funeral, Time magazine film critic Richard Schickel suggested that the on-air chemistry between Siskel and Roger Ebert defied analysis....
Senior center near golf course would be wonderful To the editor: As a 40-year resident of Willard Street, my family and I would absolutely love to see this senior center go in across the street from us. A few additional points that would make this...
email@example.comLast month, the local focus was on the 150th anniversary of key battles in the Civil War. This weekend, Williamsport is remembering the times of World War II. There are encampments, re-enactments, stories, music and more at Springfield Farm. Even the...
firstname.lastname@example.orgIt's been almost 70 years since a young New York City woman traveled from Brooklyn to Manhattan and enlisted in the U.S. Army. But for Florence "Flo" Miles, 90 and now living in Hagerstown, the memories are still vivid. Especially when she pages...
The last time Donald Halverson was on a Liberty ship, he was heading across the Atlantic Ocean, a fresh-faced draftee who would spend the next 21/2 years fighting his way across Germany, France, Italy and North Africa during World War II. A more recent...
Burbank actors Daniel Roebuck and Jim Roope will have to age 20 years through the magic of makeup for their roles as 70-year-old former vaudevillian performers reuniting for one last TV appearance in Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys". The show opens...
Show TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of June 20 - 26 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here WET AND WILD: Contestants try their luck on a series of......
Comedian David Steinberg continues in his role as earthat is, a sounding boardto some of the funniest people working today. David Steinberg: Thank you for doing this. Jerry Seinfeld: This is one of my favorite things. The greatest thing about being a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHarvey Korman, an Emmy-winning comedic actor best known for playing the self-described "luminous second banana" for a decade on television's "The Carol Burnett Show" and for starring in such Mel Brooks films as "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 81....
Tags: Harvey Korman, ABC (tv network), Mel Brooks, Lou Costello, Death
FOR THE TIMESFriday July 31, 1998 Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the . . . uh, talent behind Comedy Central's IQ-challenged "South Park" cartoon show, take their act in front of the cameras in David Zucker's "BASEketball," where they prove to be dumber than "Dumb &...
Tags: Lou Costello, Death, Movies, Matt Stone, Bob Costas
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