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Deferred dream comes true for actress Nan Tepper

By Tom Tugend

August 7, 2008 | 1:09 am

Nan Tepper and Larry Ohlson performing in Neil
Simon's "Lost in Yonkers." Photo by Ed Krieger

"What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?" African American poet Langston Hughes asked.

Not always. Take the case of Nan Tepper, who deferred her dream for... read full article

  • All pink, all the time

    By Molly Binenfeld, Contributing Writer

    July 31, 2008 | 12:35 am

    The doors, roof and the mailbox of the Pink Lady's Woodland Hills home are painted in a shade that might best be described as cotton candy, and pink accents adorn her white picket fence. The interior is decorated in varying shades of pink, from the appliances in the kitchen to the...
  • Geriatric love, (I.B.) Singer style

    By Tom Tugend

    July 23, 2008 | 3:51 pm

    Max Kohn is a European-born short story writer in New York who has gained a considerable cult following in America. Though almost 80, he pursues an active love life, sometimes in fantasy, sometimes in reality.

    If Kohn, the central character in the film, "Love Comes Lately," seems to...

  • Falling dollar hurts seniors in former Soviet Union

    By Grant Slater

    June 19, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    MOSCOW (JTA) -- From its perch above a shelf packed with crystal dishes, a photograph of Alexey Zheleznyak's late wife keeps watch over a spotless apartment.

    The ripple effect of a sluggish American economy has forced Zheleznyak, 81, into what he calls the "woman's business" of...

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  • Memoir recalls educator’s hardships, success in Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    When local Iranian Jews gathered to honor Elias Eshaghian, a pivotal educator and director of many Jewish schools throughout Iran during the last century, Temple Beth El in West Hollywood was filled to capacity.

    Treating him like a rock star, the crowd mobbed 70-something...

  • The emotional landmines of family caregiving

    By Dr. Rachelle Zukerman

    June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Most families squabble. After a short cooling-off period, relatives tend to resolve spats and go on with their individual lives. But there are situations that make it difficult to restore harmony. For example, when an elderly loved one breaks a hip, suffers from dementia, a stroke or...
  • The emotional landmines of family caregiving

    By Dr. Rachelle Zukerman

    June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Most families squabble. After a short cooling-off period, relatives tend to resolve spats and go on with their individual lives. But there are situations that make it difficult to restore harmony. For example, when an elderly loved one breaks a hip, suffers from dementia, a stroke or...
  • One more time around

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Stuart Miller was not looking for a wife. After two failed marriages over the course of 15 years, the Arcadia doctor and father of two was content with his newfound bachelorhood and independence. But when he met Stacy, the widowed mother of one of his daughter's Hebrew school...

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