February 18, 2019

He describes it as “the best role” of his career. Yet actor William Daniels, whose portrayal of John Adams in both the Broadway and movie versions of 1776 – the Tony Award-winning musical about the signing of the Declaration of Independence – left an indelible mark on a generation of theatergoers, film aficionados and history buffs, also refers to the part as one of the two most challenging he has ever played.

His other mo...

February 18, 2019

Anyone who fights for the future, Ayn Rand once observed, lives in it today.  If his career in show business has proved anything, it’s that award-winning producer Joseph Stern is indeed a fighter.

 Once dubbed the “pugnacious conscience of L.A. theater,” by the Los Angeles Times, the 68-year-old Stern has produced and developed stories that raise the social awareness and consciousness level of a generation of film, theatre and...

February 18, 2019

How does a man who grew up on the outskirts of Boston wind up playing in a Beatles tribute band right around the time this nation celebrates its independence from the British? Stoneham’s Paul F. Perry has a direct answer to that question, albeit a good-humored one. More...

July 28, 2018

Left-handed pitcher made his big debut three weeks after his high school graduation, but being part of a financially troubled organization, his development didn't go as planned. More...

June 30, 2018

“Without heroes,” wrote the great 20th Century American Jewish author Bernard Malamud, “we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.”

June 30, 2018

This might be the 40th anniversary of man’s first lunar landing but, if the truth be told, it was a beagle who beat Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon’s surface some four months earlier.

June 30, 2018

On one occasion, my wife asked me to go to the mall. “Please pick up a Mei Tai for the baby.”

Why would a newborn need to drink a cocktail at such a young age, I wondered to myself?

Only later, after I was thoroughly embarrassed, did I learn that...

June 23, 2018

The film won its star an American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture, and it launched the film career of a then largely unknown performer who would go on to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role. In 2015, the Writer’s Guild of America ranked it no. 83 on its all-time list of funniest movies. And the American Bar Association Journal rated the film no. 3 on its list of the 25 Greatest Leg...

November 8, 2017

If you’re ever pulled over by a certain 6’5”, 240-pound sheriff’s deputy from both the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office in California, you’ll want to make certain you don’t make him angry.

You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.

That’s because Lou Ferrigno takes law enforcement very seriously.


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