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Mickey Rooney and Princess Samantha Kennedy. Patch file photo.
nitagregory April 9, 2014 at 08:00 am
I can only hope I make it to his age. Way before my time but what I've seen of him is amazing trulyRead More original
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 9, 2014 at 08:42 am
Unfortunately, there's trouble brewing in his family, which is feuding over where to bury the bodyRead More http://studiocity.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/mikey-rooneys-family-feuding-where-to-bury-the-body
Snow April 9, 2014 at 10:07 am
Wonderful. Most disgusting power play ever- squabbling over the issues of a deceased person. ThoughRead More Rooney should have had a will that specified that issue of burial. Still remembering Gregory Peck in that uniform right now...............
Sid Caesar has died. He was 91. Patch file photo.
GreenInOC February 12, 2014 at 07:07 pm
If you ever get a chance to watch "Hail Sid Caesar!", it's a fantastic documentary. I'veRead More always found it fascinating that modern day comics continue to speak of Sid in awe and admiration.
Dave February 13, 2014 at 07:27 am
No question Caesar was a genius but he also had a great eye for talent, hand picking his co-stars onRead More "Show" and writers, Mel Brooks, an 18 year old Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart and Carl Reiner to name some of the most prominent. I had the great privilege and pleasure to see Mr Caesar give a two hour talk in the board room of the Screen Actor's Guild on Wilshire just east of the La Brea Tarpits about 8 years ago. Although the once tall and strapping Caesar had become shrunken and bent with age, once he was seated on the dais with moderator Joe Mantegna, you'd have thought you had been transported back to 1954 as Caesar came alive telling us of his memories working with all these great talents while tossing out some of his best bits- the foreign language imitations being as fresh and funny as they were on "Show of Shows". It was a night I won't soon forget and I am so glad I was able to see him in this small and intimate room. Rest in Peace, Sid. We won't be seeing your like again any time soon.
GreenInOC February 13, 2014 at 08:21 am
@Dave, what a treat - I wish I had been able to listen to him speak in person.
Don Schmitz January 2, 2013 at 05:36 pm
Grant was an old school gentleman, a pioneer for our era, who has left a legacy in his family andRead More the community that is without compare. I will miss the connection he brought to a rich history, but more I will miss his easy smile.
Jeffrey Feinberg January 21, 2013 at 08:49 pm
I as well as my mother and Uncle attended Calamigos sleep away camp in both the 50's and myselfRead More until its close in 1984. I always looked up to Grant as an amazing role model. I can never thank him enough for all the summer memories he was responsible for. I even went back and married my wife at Calamigas because of the fondness I hold so dear to my heart for the ranch. With fond memories, Jeff Feinberg
Cindy January 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm
I will always remember the joy I had when coming to Calamigos and seeing Grant in his element. IRead More have so many great memories hearing his stories of adventure and his love for nature and the outdoors. He was truly a statesman and held such high moral standards for himself and everyone around him. My brother Brian was a camp counselor there back in the 70s and he looks back at that experience with wonderful memories as well. Thank you Grant and Ruth for being a part of our lives and for giving so many a love of camping and the great outdoors. He will be sorely missed. His legacy carries on in his great family. Lovingly, Cindy Foran (1st cousin, once removed)
MELINDA October 10, 2012 at 12:20 am
WE LOVE YOU MOO MOO AND YOOU WILL FOREVER BE MISSED AND REMEMBERD LOVE ALWAAYS -MELINDA
Mark Cantor October 10, 2012 at 02:06 pm
Amy was a member of my kindergarten class some 28 years ago, and I still can clearly recall thisRead More bright, energetic, sweet and kind young lady. Rest in peace, my dear, and know that you will truly be missed. Mark Cantor
Anthea Raymond September 2, 2012 at 02:16 pm
Downtown's Grand Performances presented David "conversation" with Alan Warner at theRead More California Plaza a few summers ago. Glad I got a chance to see this and to hear David explain he had no reason to write a song about San Jose. He "just wanted to."
Bob Perkins DDS September 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm
"What's it all about Alfie? Is it just for the moment, we live? What's it all about, when youRead More sort it out, Alfie? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoNtj27a6Rk&feature=related
J. Flo July 3, 2012 at 03:37 pm
True heroes - all three!
June Carson August 9, 2012 at 02:36 pm
Margot devoted her life to making things better for us all. I hope that some part of the SM NationalRead More Recreation area can be named after her so future generations will know who left this magnificent legacy.
J. Flo August 9, 2012 at 02:52 pm
I so agree with you! I called her son after she passed, I never met Margot, and let him know thatRead More for so many people now and forever - she is a role model! God bless her and those like her, who so selflessly fight the good, hard and loving effort of preserving nature.
Mary Ahern May 9, 2012 at 07:39 pm
I believe it's not about entitlement as much as it is about setting expectations appropriately forRead More your kids. If a family doesn't have a Harvard budget, why have the kids apply there? Or make sure when they do apply that you have "the talk" with them prior to sending in that application . . . "hey, we would be proud to see you accepted but it is not in the cards for us to be able to send you" sure goes down much easier than a message after the fact that you aren't wiliing/able to do it.
Valerie Fox February 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm
Shocking. Such a tragedy. The voice of an angel. I kept waiting for her to return to her music.Read More She was one if the most gifted singers ever.
David Nichols March 24, 2011 at 04:37 pm
She used my Dad's office as her dressing room when she was shooting on location at Whittier College.Read More She asked to meet him so she could thank him personally for giving up his office. He was really blown away -- said she was incredibly gracious. I remember him also commenting on how tiny she was and on her incredible eyes. Clearly a Movie Star of the variety we just don't have anymore. --David Nichols
Susan Pascal March 24, 2011 at 05:03 pm
I love all of these personal Elizabeth Taylor stories!
Mary K. Carroll June 14, 2011 at 03:59 am
Around 1984 I was working as a bartender in the American Airline VIP lounge at LAX when her flightRead More was delayed for several hours. Both she and the two people traveling with her were very kind and polite. Seeing how beautiful she was up close was really something beauty but her inner beauty seemed to radiate. Her attire was simply elegant and she was wearing that incredible Richard Burton rock.