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Alan Copeland, Vocalist With The Modernaires and ‘Your Hit Parade,’ Dies at 96

Alan Copeland, the songwriter, Grammy-winning arranger and ultra-smooth vocalist known for his many years with The Modernaires and performances on Your Hit Parade and The Red Skelton Hour, has died. He was 96. Copeland died Dec. 28 in an assisted living facility in Sonora, California, his friend Bob Lehmann told The Hollywood Reporter. As recently […]

Don Williams, Last Surviving Member of the Williams Brothers Quartet, Dies at 100

Don Williams, who partnered with Andy Williams and their brothers, Dick and Bob, in a singing foursome that performed on the radio, in the movies and with Bing Crosby and Kay Thompson, has died. He was 100. Williams died Friday of natural causes at his home in Branson, Missouri, his wife, Jeanne, told The Hollywood […]

Barbara Walters, Trailblazing Broadcast Journalist, Dies at 93

Barbara Walters, the glass ceiling-shattering newswoman whose intimate television interviews with celebrities and world figures blended show business and journalism and induced many a tear, has died. She was 93. Walters, the first female co-host of the Today show, the first evening news anchorwoman in broadcast history and a co-creator and co-host of The View, died […]

Faye Marlowe, Actress in the Film Noir Classic ‘Hangover Square,’ Dies at 95

Faye Marlowe, a 1940s starlet best known for her turn opposite the doomed Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell and George Sanders in the film noir classic Hangover Square, has died. She was 95. Marlowe died May 5 in Cary, North Carolina, her daughter Karen Joseph told The Hollywood Reporter. In her brief Hollywood career, the dark-haired Marlowe also […]

‘Holiday Inn’: Theater Review

Bryce Pinkham and Corbin Bleu star in the new Broadway musical 'Holiday Inn,' based on the classic Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire film, featuring songs by Irving Berlin.

A Holiday To-Do List for Film Buffs in Los Angeles

There's more to holiday moviegoing in L.A. this year than 'Star Wars,' Tarantino and Tina Fey — check out the foreign, classic and rare films playing around town over the next month.

Broadway to Check Into ‘Holiday Inn’

Debuting in fall 2016, the new musical is inspired by the 1942 Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire film, featuring the songs of Irving Berlin.

Oscar’s First Black Winner Accepted Her Honor in a Segregated ‘No Blacks’ Hotel in L.A.

It's been 75 years since Hattie McDaniel won for 'Gone With the Wind,' accepting her award at the Ambassador's Cocoanut Grove nightclub. Four husbands, a friendship with Clark Gable and 74 maid roles later, she died, her body refused by a segregated cemetery, her statuette now missing, but with her descendants devoted to her memory.

Throwback Thursday: Bing Crosby Took a Swing at Baseball in the 1940s

The singer-actor-entrepreneur purchased a stake in the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1946; years after his death, a pristine recording of what's been called The Best Game Ever — the seventh game of the 1960 World Series — was found in his cellar.

Fred Segal Buys Home at Hacienda Beach Club & Residences

The famed retailer purchased a beachside residence listed for $1.8 million at the exclusive Cabo community.