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  • Uncle Leo Fulfills a Dream

    By Tom Tugend

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "If you're a pretty good actor and live long enough, you can play any role," said Len Lesser, sitting on a worn couch just after finishing an evening performance at A Noise Within in Glendale.

    At 80, and after close to 60 years on stage, screen and television, Lesser has proven his...

  • Writers: Redd Still Gold on TV Land

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Fred calls Lamont a "big dummy." Aunt Esther warns Fred to "Watch it, sucka!" Fred fakes a heart attack, crying out heavenward, "Elizabeth, I'm comin' to join you!"

    Thirty years ago, when few representations of blacks appeared on television, "Sanford & Son," starring Redd Foxx,...

  • The Heroes of Jewish Comedy

    By Tom Teicholz

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On Monday, July 7, Comedy Central will premiere the first of a six-part series called, "Heroes of Jewish Comedy." Unfortunately, the series suffers for being a clip job not up to its subject. Less documentary and more comedy would help.

    Produced in Britain, the show already seems...

  • Still a ‘Hero’

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Robert Clary doesn't really enjoy sitcoms.

    Even though he played the French sidekick on one of television's most unusual sitcoms, "Hogan's Heroes," the POW situation comedy (1965-71) set during World War II.

    "I prefer more dramatic shows," said Clary, 75, who enjoys watching "The...

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  • No Laughing Matter

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Don't get Howard Rosenberg started on the snobs who dismiss sitcoms as trash.

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times TV critic thinks they're an American art form, which is why he's hosting "The Serious Side of Laughter," a panel discussion about television comedy Feb. 17 at...

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