Coming out party


Adrian Lyne's adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial "Lolita," starring Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain, was screened for an audience on American soil for the first time last week, when pic…


Haute spy couture


If it's true that clothes make the man, then everyone will have the chance to be a movie star under a new agreement between Warner Bros. and the superliterately peripatetic clothing seller J…

Irene Brafstein


Studio teacher and actress Irene Brafstein died April 22 in Calabasas of lung cancer. She was 72. Brafstein's students included actresses Jodie Foster, Winona Ryder, Molly Ringwald and Brooke…

Kosta Alexander


Kosta Alexander, a longtime Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. member, died July 7 of a massive heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles. He was 81. Alexander, born in Alexandria, Egypt, of…

Carey Wilber


Carey Wilber, a television writer and member of the Writer's Guild of America West since 1954, died of cancer May 2 in Seattle. He was 81. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Wilber began his TV writing…

Devore services


Services for Gary Devore, the screenwriter who was missing for more than a year and whose remains were recently found, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hillside Cemetery in Los Angeles. For more…

Kay Thompson


Kay Thompson, a popular vocal arranger who is perhaps best remembered as the author of the “Eloise” children's books, died July 2 in New York City. She was believed to be between 92 and 95 years old…

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