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Beth Howland, Vera on Alice, Passes Away at 74

Beth Howland, Vera on Alice, Passes Away at 74
2016 has not been an easy year for the entertainment industry, with icons like David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman and many more passing away over the past few months. Today we have word that the film and TV industry has lost another one of its own. Although this death actually happened at the very end of last year. Actress Beth Howland, who starred in the hit 1970s TV series Alice, passed away in Santa Monica, California, on December 31, 2015.

The Associated Press broke the news of the actress' death, which was confirmed by her husband, actor Charles Kimbrough. The late actress' husband revealed that there was no public announcement, funeral or memorial service, because "that was her choice." It isn't known how long the actress was suffering from lung cancer.

Beth Howland was born May 28, 1941 in Boston, and began her acting career at a fairly early age. After graduating from high school
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Beth Howland, Who Play Vera On ‘Alice,’ Dies At 74

Beth Howland, best known for her character on the ’80s sitcom Alice, has died at the age of 74, it was revealed Wednesday. Howland died of lung cancer on December 31, 2015 in Santa Monica, California, according to her husband, actor Charles Kimbrough. Kimbrough said there was no memorial service or funeral because “that was her [Howland] choice […]

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Beth Howland Dies: Actress Who Played Vera On ‘Alice’ Was 74

Beth Howland, who earned four Golden Globe nominations for her regular supporting role on the long-running CBS sitcom Alice, has died. She was 74. Her husband, Murphy Brown actor Charles Kimbrough, told the Associated Press that Howland died December 31 of lung cancer in Santa Monica. She began her career at 16 on Broadway in the original 1960 production of Bye Bye Birdie starring Dick Van Dyke. Howland appeared in four other Main Stem shows during the next decade then…
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Beth Howland, Vera From Sitcom ‘Alice,’ Dies at 74

Beth Howland, who played ditzy, high-strung waitress Vera Louise Gorman on the sitcom “Alice,” has died, the New York Times reports. She was 74. According to Howland’s husband, actor Charles Kimbrough, the actress died on Dec. 31 in Santa Monica, California, though he withheld the announcement of her death per her request. Kimbrough said that Howland died of lung cancer. Also Read: Joe Fleishaker, 500-Pound 'Toxic Avenger' Actor, Dies at 62 Howland played Gorman from 1976 to 1985 in the CBS sitcom, which was based on the 1974 film “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” Valerie Curtin played the role of Vera in the...
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Alice Star Beth Howland Dead at 74

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Alice Star Beth Howland Dead at 74
Beth Howland, who played the accident-prone waitress Vera Gorman on the '70s and '80s sitcom Alice, has died at the age of 74. Howland died on Dec. 31, 2015, in Santa Monica, California, after a battle with lung cancer, husband Charles Kimbrough told the New York Times, noting that his wife did not want a memorial or funeral service. "It was the Boston side of her personality coming out," Kimbrough said. "She didn't want to make a fuss."He echoed the statement to the Associated Press, telling the news outlet that having no announcement or funeral was Howland's choice. Although Howland
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Beth Howland, Who Played Vera on Alice, Has Died at 74

Beth Howland, Who Played Vera on Alice, Has Died at 74
Beth Howland, who played the accident-prone waitress Vera Gorman on the '70s and '80s sitcom Alice, has died at the age of 74.

Howland died on Dec. 31, 2015, in Santa Monica, California, after a battle with lung cancer, husband Charles Kimbrough told the New York Times, noting that his wife did not want a memorial or funeral service.

"It was the Boston side of her personality coming out," Kimbrough said. "She didn't want to make a fuss."

He echoed the statement to the Associated Press, telling the news outlet that having no announcement or funeral was Howland's choice.

Although Howland
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Alice Star Beth Howland Dead at 74

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Alice Star Beth Howland Dead at 74
Beth Howland, who played the accident-prone waitress Vera Gorman on the '70s and '80s sitcom Alice, has died at the age of 74. Howland died on Dec. 31, 2015, in Santa Monica, California, after a battle with lung cancer, husband Charles Kimbrough told the New York Times, noting that his wife did not want a memorial or funeral service. "It was the Boston side of her personality coming out," Kimbrough said. "She didn't want to make a fuss."He echoed the statement to the Associated Press, telling the news outlet that having no announcement or funeral was Howland's choice. Although Howland
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Alice's Vera, Beth Howland, Dead at 74

Alice's Vera, Beth Howland, Dead at 74
Beth Howland, who is fondly remembered as high-strung waitress Vera on the 1970s/80s CBS sitcom Alice, died on Dec. 31 at the age of 74, following a battle with lung cancer. Howland’s husband, Murphy Brown vet Charles Kimbrough, told the New York Times that he refrained from announcing her death earlier, in keeping with her wishes.

Howland won the role of Vera Louise Gorman (which was played by Valerie Cutin in the 1974 Martin Scorsese film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) after a Warner Bros. TV exec saw her play anxious bride-to-be Amy in Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Company.
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Skylar Astin Joins “Glee” and “Revenge” Casts Conrad and Victoria’s Exes

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The Today Show has apologized for a segment about the imposter sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial. While discussing the incident, a producer appeared miming his own fake sign language but was quickly shut down by hosts Natalie Morales and Al Roker.

TVLine reports that Guy Pearce will play a love interest for Sean Hayes‘ character on Sean Saves the World.

Guy Pearce. Sigh.

Julie Chen threw some shade in the direction of The View during an interview with Howard Stern and a follow-up interview with Extra. “The show has lost its way is my feeling because they don’t really talk about politics anymore and when they do, no one is really trying to hear what Jenny (McCarthy) is saying.” Every time I’ve tried to watch The View this season, the show has just been a mess. The compelling moments happen by accident.

Revenge has
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"Katie" exclusive with "Murphy Brown" cast (Videos)

On tomorrow’s episode of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show "Katie," airing Thursday, December 12, it’s a “Katie” exclusive with “Murphy Brown” stars Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud, along with creator Diane English. The all-star cast reunite to share behind-the-scenes stories and favorite memories in celebration for the show’s 25th Anniversary. Find out what happened at Candice Bergen’s audition and who was originally considered for the role of Murphy. Casting Candice Bergen as Murphy Candice Bergen on Dan Quayle Comments Casting Candice Bergen as Murphy Candice Bergen on Dan Quayle Comments
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‘Murphy Brown’ Cast to Reunite on ‘Katie’

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‘Murphy Brown’ Cast to Reunite on ‘Katie’
Before HBO’s “The Newsroom,” CBS’s “Murphy Brown” was giving viewers its version of broadcast news. Twenty-five years later, the cast of the hit CBS comedy are reuniting on TV once again with another famous newswoman Katie Couric. On Thursday, Dec. 12, Bergen, Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough, Joe Regalbuto, and Grant Shaud, along with show creator Diane English, will appear on syndicated daytime talker “Katie.” Also read: Read Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s Katie Couric Announcement They’ll share behind-the-scenes stories, their most important episodes and the show’s lasting impact on pop culture. Couric’s on-air reunion follows a
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TVLine Items: Murphy Brown Reunion, Bonnie & Clyde Ratings, Sarah Palin's New Gig and More!

TVLine Items: Murphy Brown Reunion, Bonnie & Clyde Ratings, Sarah Palin's New Gig and More!
The Murphy Brown crew is reporting for duty once more.

Katie Couric’s daytime talker Katie will stage a reunion for the cast of the beloved sitcom on Dec. 12, bringing together Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud, as well as creator Diane English, to celebrate Brown‘s 25th anniversary.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

Sarah Palin is joining the Sportsman Channel as host of Amazing America With Sarah Palin. Bowing in April 2014, the series is described as “an anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting — and sometimes inspiring — people,
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Murphy Brown's Triumphant Return to Television 25 Years Later

Murphy Brown's Triumphant Return to Television 25 Years Later
Murphy Brown turns 25 this week, but it's the TV show's fans who got the present.

The show, featuring Candice Bergen as a smart-alecky, fresh-out-of-rehab news anchor, premiered on Nov. 14, 1988, and to celebrate that milestone, it was just announced that the long-running comedy has finally entered syndication.

Murphy Brown starred Bergen, along with Faith Ford, Grant Shaud, Joe Regalbuto, Charles Kimbrough and Lily Tomlin, as reporters for a national show that covered politics, lifestyle pieces and hard-hitting news. Think The Newsroom but with a killer sense of humor. The half-hour comedy ran on CBS from 1988 to 1998.

"I have no idea why it's taken so long,
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'Murphy Brown' 25th anniversary: Candice Bergen 'thrilled' her sitcom is coming back

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On Nov. 14. 1988, viewers met a different kind of television reporter ... snarky, edgy and just out of Betty Ford Center rehab.

The sitcom "Murphy Brown," now exactly 25 years old, earned title star Candice Bergen five Emmy Awards over its decade-long CBS run. The show will make a weeknight comeback when the premium-cable channel Encore Love is converted into Encore Classic on Monday, Dec. 2, and Bergen couldn't be more pleased about it.

"Finally!" she tells Zap2it. "I have no idea why it's taken so long. I was always told it was because the music rights were so expensive, because every episode opened with a Motown song. I'm thrilled it's going back on -- and without commercials, which is lovely. I barely watched the show in its last five years, so I haven't seen it in a long time."

Famously raising the ire of then-Vice President Dan Quayle over Murphy's single parenthood,
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Disney 53: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise.

1996/91 minutes

Perhaps the darkest film for the Disney 53, and certainly of the Renaissance period, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame was the first to focus on a major religion, and led to some controversy during production, mostly due to the heavy subject matter. There were many issues that caused friction between the creative team and the studio, notably the character of Frollo, his profession and motivation.

Like many/most of Disney’s adaptations, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame is considerably lighter, and somewhat happier than Victor Hugo’s original novel, but its themes of religion, racism, moral and social commentary and the rights of all peoples to exist in peace remain firmly in place.

Synopsis: Paris, the fifteenth century; the kindly, deformed Quasimodo lives a lonely existence within the belltower of Notre Dame cathedral. His only living companions are a trio of stone Grotesques (not Gargoyles,
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Blu-ray Review - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1996.

Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise.

Featuring the voice talents of Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Paul Kandel, Jason Alexander, Charles Kimbrough, David Ogden Stiers, Tony Jay and Mary Wickes.

Synopsis:

At the urging of his gargoyle pals, Quasimodo leave the solitary safety of his tower, venturing out to find his first true friend, the gypsy beauty Esmeralda. The most unlikely of heroes, Quasi fights to save the people and the city he loved and, in turn, helps us to see people for who they are, rather than how they appear.

Among a line of hits for Disney in the 1990s - including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King and Mulan - The Hunchback of Notre Dame is little remembered, but it’s one of the more striking and entertaining, and deftly engages with themes of religious prejudice and state power,
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Sequel Blu-ray Review

By the time Disney released The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the famed animated movie house was on the tail end of its 90's renaissance period, releasing hit after hit and reaffirming itself as the one true animation powerhouse of its day. While The Hunchback of Notre Dame is quite serviceable, with some compelling animation and a rousing song or two, it is terribly uneven and feels like the beginning of the end of that era of Disney animated films.

The story, based off of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel of the same name, follows Quasimodo (Tom Hulce), a deformed young man that was orphaned just after birth and taken in by the deplorable Minister of Justice, Frollo (Tony Jay). Quasimodo has been forced to live out his years in the solitude of the grand Notre Dame cathedral, believing himself to be a monster that the public would ridicule on sight, thanks to Frollo's misleading ways.
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Comedy Undercard: Murphy Brown vs. NewsRadio

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Comedy Undercard: Murphy Brown vs. NewsRadio
Today's Contenders: NewsRadio (1995–1999) vs. Murphy Brown (1988–1998) Sure, these two nineties comedies are similar in the most obvious way: They both have similar settings (NewsRadio at an Am news station, Murphy Brown a network TV news show), but they have similarities even beyond that. Both feature a tight ensemble cast, both were filmed in front of a studio audience (in a time before single-camera comedies became an obsession), and some of each show’s characters have a lot in common with the other’s. And while the tones of the shows aren't the same — NewsRadio ran with irreverence and craziness more than Murphy Brown did — they're more alike than many fans might think at first glance.The Deep-Voiced, Confident Anchor: Both NewsRadio's Bill McNeal (Phil Hartman, still deeply missed) and Murphy Brown's Jim Dial (Charles Kimbrough) seem to be graduates of Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School, commanding a strong
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Bww TV: Jim Parsons and the Cast of Harvey Reflect on Opening Night!

Harvey officially opened last night, June 14, 2012 for a limited engagement through August 5th, 2012, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to celebrate with the cast. He spoke with Jim Parsons, who said opening night ws fun but he's glad the pressure is over, as well as Jessica Hecht, Charles Kimbrough, Morgan Spector, Holly Fain, Larry Bryggman, Peter Benson, Angela Paton, Tracee Chimo, Rich Sommer and Carol Kane. Watch the video below, which includes highlights from the production along with the interviews
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'Harvey' Reviews: 'He's Nothing Like Jimmy Stewart'

'Harvey' Reviews: 'He's Nothing Like Jimmy Stewart'
Thursday night, The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of playwright Mary Chase’s 1944 Pulitzer prize winning play "Harvey" opened to an array of reviews, most of them less than flattering. As some may remember, "Harvey" beat Tennessee Williams’ "The Glass Menagerie" to a Pulitzer prize in 1945, a fact that still baffles today, and which the revival doesn't make up for. Roundabout’s "Harvey" stars “The Big Bang Theory” nerd Jim Parsons, who follows in the footsteps of the ineffable Jimmy Stewart, quite large shoes to fill might I add. Parsons stars as Elwood P. Dowd, an amicable alcoholic who claims to be friends with a "pooka," taking the form of a tall, imaginary rabbit whom Elwood calls Harvey. Elwood’s sister, Veta Louise (played by the oddly cast Jessica Hecht), tries to commit Elwood to a sanitarium, but a comedy of errors ensues, changing the family for the better.

The
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