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Murphy J. Bennett


Murphy J. Bennett, 70, a longtime associate and road manager for Sammy Davis Jr., died of cancer on April 7 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He had been ill for over a year.

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Emmys honor Doug Marland


The late Doug Marland, head writer for "As the World Turns" and co-creator of "Loving," will posthumously receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television during the Daytime Emmy Awards…

Short Takes


Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta are scheduled to host a black-tie reception at the home of Dionne Warwick May 1 and a celebrity basketball game at the Loyola Marymount Gersten Pavilion May 2…



NEA grants to AFI $ 2.3 million Funding for film preservation projects and an indie filmmakers program make the American Film Institute one of the largest individual recipients of grants handed out…

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