Adelaide Hawley Cumming


Adelaide Hawley Cumming, a broadcasting pioneer who reigned on television as kitchen queen Betty Crocker during the 1950s and early ’60s, died Monday in Bremerton, Wash. She was 93. Cumming fell ill…

Virginia Graham


Virginia Graham, popular hostess of TV talkshows in the 1950s to 1970s that are considered forerunners to today’s daytime television, died Tuesday of complications from a heart attack in New York…


Janet Murrow


Janet Murrow, a CBS and British Broadcasting Corp. journalist and widow of CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow, died Friday of heart failure in Needham, Mass. She was 88 and had suffered from Parkinson’s…

Sluggers lead Espy noms


ESPN announced its Espy Award nominations in more than 20 categories, with home run champions Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa getting noms in two categories: baseball performer of the year and male…

‘Patch’-ing things up


Universal did a lot more than patch together a small party for its big Robin Williams Christmas pic. Set near CityWalk was a circus-size white tent accessorized with a 10-piece band, a dozen buffets…

Judith Arron


Judith Arron, artistic director of Carnegie Hall for nearly 13 years, died of cancer Friday in Denver. She was 56. Arron revitalized programming at the hall, overseeing its seven-month renovation in…

William Mayer


William Mayer, a longtime journalist who wrote for Daily Variety during the 1970s, died Dec. 12 at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Fontana. He was 86. Mayer enjoyed a 20-year journalism career in the…

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