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Appreciation: Robin Williams, 1951-2014

Most of us first met Robin Williams as Mork from Ork, who arrived on Earth in a giant egg and charmed the planet, particularly a fetching earthling named Mindy. In the years after Mork & Mindy’s run on ABC from 1978 to … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Shirley Temple Black, 1928-2014

Also read: Obituary – Shirley Temple Black Here are the two things I know about my mom, her sisters, and the movies when they were growing up: Everyone assumed Clark Gable would play Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind, and Shirley … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

As I sat stunned reading newsflash that Philip Seymour Hoffman died, I struggled for a moment to remember some of his performances. That’s a compliment. It’s not that his performances weren’t memorable. He created characters that will stay with us … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Larry Hagman, the man who played the man we loved to hate

Had Kristin Shepard been a better shot, few characters on the 1980s prime-time soap opera Dallas would have mourned the death of J.R. Ewing. Indeed, many of us spent the summer of 1980 trying to figure out who hated J.R. enough to pull the … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Marvin Hamlisch, 1944-2012

Before that October night in 2010, a lot of us primarily knew Marvin Hamlisch as a name atop a score. But what scores they were: A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, and The Sting. In reality, we needed no introduction. Hamlisch told … Continue reading

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Obituary: Pioneer Playhouse director Holly Henson, 1960-2012

Holly Henson, who grew up at her father’s Pioneer Playhouse in Danville and eventually succeeded him as director of the historic theater, died Sunday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 51. Henson began performing on the 62-year-old … Continue reading

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Lexington has lost some characters in Galbraith and Overstreet

The ink had barely dried on Wednesday’s Herald-Leaders with the obituary of former Kentucky Theatre ticket seller Lee Overstreet when word of Gatewood Galbraith’s death bolted through the newsroom. We’re only four days into the New Year and we already know … Continue reading

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