Archive for March, 2013

Fay Kanin Obituary

Thursday, March 28th, 2013


Fay Kanin dies at 95; screenwriter was former Academy president




Kanin, who shared a best original screenplay Oscar nomination for 1958’s ‘Teacher’s Pet,’ was the second female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


By Daniel Miller
Los Angeles Times
March 27, 2013


Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy “Teacher’s Pet” and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95.

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The Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary meet in Long Beach

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013


The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth visits the Queen Mary in Long Beach

The Queen Elizabeth positions itself in front of the Queen Mary last night (Allan Ellenberger)


By Allan R. Ellenberger


Last night the Queen Elizabeth, the newest Cunard liner, sailed into Long Beach Harbor to pay homage to the Queen Mary, which is docked at its permanent location. Escorted by the Goodyear Blimp, The Queen Elizabeth positioned itself in front of its predecessor and the two sister ships exchanged whistle blasts in a mutual salute. A message from the Queen Elizabeth’s captain, honoring the Queen Mary, was delivered through loudspeakers to the crowd waiting on the the ships Promenade deck. This was followed by a fireworks display.

Over the past decades Cunard Line, which once owned the Queen Mary, has sent vessels to pay tribute to the first queen. In the early 1980s, Cunard Princess made a stop and in 2006, it was the Queen Mary 2 and in 2011 it was Queen Victoria. The latest visitor, the 2,068-passenger Queen Elizabeth, which went into service in October 2010.


Bonnie Franklin Obituary

Friday, March 1st, 2013


Bonnie Franklin dies at 69; mom on TV’s ‘One Day at a Time’




Bonnie Franklin was an accomplished stage performer before being tapped in the mid-1970s to portray Ann Romano, a divorced working mother with two teenage daughters, in Norman Lear’s groundbreaking and provocative sitcom.


By Rebecca Trounson
Los Angeles Times
March 2, 2013


Bonnie Franklin, the actress who created an indelible television character playing a divorced, working mother of two headstrong daughters on the long-running series “One Day at a Time,” died Friday at her Los Angeles home. She was 69.

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Dale Robertson Obituary

Friday, March 1st, 2013


Dale Robertson dies at 89; TV and western movie star


Dale Robertson, who appeared in more than 60 movies, was best known for starring in the NBC series ‘Tales of Wells Fargo.’


From Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
February 28, 2013


Dale Robertson, an Oklahoma horseman who became a TV and western movie star during the genre’s heyday, died Tuesday at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. He was 89.


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