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John Osborne

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John Osborne, the “angry young man” who transformed British theater with his blistering social dramas and won an Oscar for the “Tom Jones” screenplay, died of a heart attack Dec. 24 in Shropshire…

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The Nightly O.J. Obsession

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“CBS Evening News With Dan Rather and Connie Chung” and “NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw” squeezed every drop of news they could out of the 0 J . Simpson saga, making it the No. 1 story for 1994…

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Eugene Zukor

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Eugene Zukor, retired studio executive and only son of Paramount founder Adolph Zukor, died Dec. 21 at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 97. Born in Chicago, Eugene Zukor moved with his mother and…

Phil Corvo

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Phil Corvo, the former president of the National Assn. of Television Program Executives who turned it into the dominant international TV organization, died Dec. 24 in Los Angeles in after a long…

George S. Fox

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George S. Fox, who helped bring together the original production crew for “I Love Lucy,” died Nov. 23 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure. He was 89. In the late 1930s, he founded the George…

A Night To Remember

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Charlton Heston recalls having an Oscar night epiphany when the 1959 film classic “Ben-Hur” he starred in swept the Oscars. “Something clicked audibly in my mind a full five seconds before Susan…

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