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ALL EDITIONS Monday, Dec. 22, 1975 The Arizona Republic C-7 Bitter-sweet 'Sunshine' THE PHU7(g Everybody knows who Dinah about being a hostess is' to keep the conversational ball in the air. And on our show we don't move from guest to guest. Everybody continues to be part of the conversation." "The Sunshine (PG), with Walter Mat-than, George Burns and Richard Benjamin, ed by Herbert Ross, at the Thomas Mall theater. By MIKE PETRYN1 Midway through "The Sunshine Boys," a doddering George Burns sits in a dark, somber hospital hallway and says of Walter Matthau: "He yells at me on stage and the man gets a million laughs.
He yells at me offstage and the man gets a heart attack." It's not a very funny moment. But it's not meant to be because screenwriter Neil Simon, working from his own play, would rather this comedy Afl AFTERUQQU CELEBRATION Oil CHRIST MAS EVE OPEN 11 AM-11 PM talk show, having played hostess to more than a thousand guests and sung 700 songs. At consummate lady who never fails to put her guests at east, Dinah attracts the biggest names in show business. "The people who come on my show are confident they aren't going to be embarrassed or put down," Dinah explained. "My staff interviews everyone extensively.
They go over what guests want to talk about and what is taboo. If it's an author, I make sure to read his book so I'll know what I'm talking about. FREE CIDER AND DOUGHNUTS Pacific Stereo will close at 5pm Christmas Eye. be carried by character instead st humor. If "The Sunshine Boys" are Oscar and Felix grown older, then By VERNON SCOTT United Press International HOLLYWOOD The ultimate in fame is identity by the masses of a celebrity by a single name.
It: is a signal honor bestowed on only a few. Historically there were Dante and Cellini. i In recent history one need look no further than Churchill, Ike, DeGaulle, Stalin. Motion picture stars of yesterday enjoyed the distinction Garbo, Gable, Cooper, Dietrich, Bogart. Today it is television stars who, curiously, are more intimately called by a single first name rather than surnames.
They are not, however, as commonplace as in the old days. Among the handful are Lucy and Bing. But most of all there is Dinah. No one ever asks Dinah who? Dinah Shore is in her second year with her own daily 90-minute CBS-TV IESTAUHAilT Rob Roy is pleased to announce that we will be featuring our live entertainment Irom 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Wednesday, December 24. Won't you join us to chase away those Christmas shop, ping blues.
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They, for obvious reasons, can't stand each other. Then they are lured by Matthau's nephew, played to the peptic ulcer hilt by Richard Benjamin, into performing one more time for television. You would expect that to go into "The Odd Couple" revisited but Simon has different intentions. There is a falseness in his one-line jabs that is intentional. When Matthau and Burns are mutually insulting, their timing is just a little off.
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