Lancaster Eagle-Gazette from Lancaster, Ohio on February 7, 1993 · 24
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. (.fire Page C 8 Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Sunday, February 7, 1993 IFaunmBdl dlSireddDir MsumMcBwncs BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the Academy Award-winning writer and director whose films included the classics "All About Eve," "A Letter to Three Wives" and "Suddenly Last Summer," died Friday. He was 83. He died at his home here from heart failure, said his nephew, public relations agent Frank Mankiewicz. His uncle's film career began at the end of the silent era, peaked during the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, encompassed the controversy of "Cleopatra" and ended with the hit "Sleuth" in 1972. He won Academy Awards for writing and direction in 1949 for ' XT' jJ S $ . ...alii '.. ' ' 1 y M If, "w m V , ''' W ' " 1 " t It was worth the Manuel Diaz, a television cameraman, proudly promotion Friday at Sacramento's main post displays his Elvis-stamped letter marked "Return office. He was one or more than 2,000 who bought to Sender" that was hand-cancelled at a special commemoratives "and had them stamped. New York to NEW YORK (AP) David Letterman apparently unswayed by the City Council's Top 10 list of reasons to stay in New York is heading for Los Angeles, the New York Post said Saturday. Letterman recently announced he is jumping from NBC to CBS. The last show for NBC, on June 25, will also be his last in New York, the Post reported. Letterman believes the studio quality and the supply of talent are better in Hollywood, unidentifed sources told the Post. The Post said the decision was announced to "Late Night with David Letterman" staff on Thurs J00S OPTICAL, INC. Eye Exams and contacts By Dr. Ronald Gaudio (formerly Dr. McGonagles's practice) 654-2527 651 E.. Main St 1 CARTER'S JREE ' SERVICE I No Job joo.Small f Lawn Service Lancaster Hardware & Supply 20I S. 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Letterman's departure for "Lala land" would be a "terrible psychological blow" to New York and would cost the city $50 million in tourist revenue and production costs, Councilman John Sabini said. At the rally, Councilman Stephen DiBrienza passed around a Lettermanesque list of Top 10 reasons the show should stay in New York. Among them: "'Lala land' an even dumber slogan than 'Big Apple,"' and "Buttafuoco! Buttafuoco! Buttafuoco!" Also: Stok & Pizza Houm purtng our lamout US CnoM a Smbk fxvwre. Fratn Daily, vm MM V In HMtmiM MM, mto otntr owv I nan A mwi m T 1SOO N. High St. A Mm Tkifi le l tai h il fa 4 n W JC VCR Parts & Accessories Electronic Parts Electronic Supply Co. 501 Washington Ave. (corner of Fifth & Washington) Lancaster, unio Hour: 653-9344 r Monday-Friday 9-5 Saturday iu-i Cloaed Sunday TAKE ADVANTAGE of our Valentine's Special 10 sessions for $2995 Tanfastik TANNING SALON 1415 Sheridan Dr. 687-4620 ' v n i ... i i I. J . . J. M 1 rrvaeni una nil lor link on an atom Hema (1 7 Joseph Leo Mankiewicz was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Feb. 11, 1909, youngest of three children of immigrants Frank and Johanna Mankiewicz. His father had been an editorial writer for German-language newspapers in New York, went to Wilkes-Barre to teach and later returned to New York, where he became a professor. Like his brother Herman, who was 12 years older, he went to Columbia University. Mankiewicz received his liberal arts degree at age 19. He worked briefly in Berlin, then went to Hollywood where Herman had established himself as a writer he would later co-author "Citizen FT, .1 AP Laserpholo "Lead poisoning? At least we have water." Mug-Z, a 13-year-old Shetland sheepdog mix who made her TV debut on Letterman's first Stupid Pet Tricks in 1982, arrived at the rally by limousine to reprise her act. The grizzled little pooch sneezed on command and "answered the phone" by sitting up with the receiver in her mouth. 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As a producer, he had some early Why is Branson, Mo., Q. I keep hearing about Branson, Mo., where all the country music stars perform. Is it just a show place, or do people actually live there? W.D., Oswego, N.Y. A. It is becoming a big city, with all those showplaces, which have to have people living there to run them. It's not only country music, however. The very popular romance novelist, Janet Dailey, recently built a lavish home there, where she is currently working on her 89th novel. Q. I want to know why Dallas isn't on TV anymore. E.V.K., 'Terra Alta, W.Va. Q. I've wondered why they haven't put "Knight Rider" on in so many years. I was a big fan of that show. J.T.H., Benton, Ark. Q. Why isn't "Falcon Crest" on anymore? That was the best show! N.Y., Olean, N.Y. A. There are two factors that govern television the ratings and the cost. When the ratings slip, the networks are quick to cancel a show, no matter how long it has been on. TV isn't sentimental; it is business. Then, too, the longer a show is on, the more expensive it gets salaries go up every year. So, in the case of these three shows, the networks decided they were no longer profitable ventures. Q. Please give me some information on that sexy guy, Kyle Chandler, who stars on "Home Front.!' What can you tell me about him? S.B., Cedar Lake, Ind. A. That sexy guy was born in Buffalo, N.Y., then moved to Chicago and then Atlanta. He went to the University of Georgia, his birthday is Sept. 17, and he is an even 6' tall. He will be seen in "Pure Country," if you'd like to see him on the big screen. Q. Could you please tell us if Walt Disney's movie "Oliver & Colo.," which was released around 1988, will ever be out on video cassette? We would very much like to add it to our Disney Check Air Filter Check All Safety Limits Check Thermostat Check Heat Exchange Check Air Filters 4616 k$Q750' w Labor Only Then Stay and be our Guest for the Most Successful Disney Film of All Time. IV) tki Will lmi (! 3i SEASON SPECIAL ""iyiuir! critical successes but "The Philadelphia Story" with Hepburn, James Stewart and Cary Grant was his first smash. Another was "Woman of the Year," the first to pair Hepburn and Tracy. One highlight is a scene in which Hepburn, a high-powered columnist, tries to make breakfast for her sportswriter husband, Tracy, and fails hilariously. His first chance at directing came in 1946 with "Dragonwyck," a period piece. "A Letter to Three Wives" soon followed and then the triumph, "All About Eve" a backstage story of an aging star and ruthless young actress. In addition to the writing and direction awards, "Eve" won an '. Dick ts i sit Dick Kleiner is syndicated by Newspaper Enterprise Association. collection. CP., Erie, Pa. A. The Disney people tell me that, at the moment, that film is "reserved for theatrical release." Which means no VCR at the present. Q. I'm from Dubuque, Iowa, and I heard that Michael J. Fox, who was in "Back to the Future," was on Arsenio Hall's show and told Arsenio he was from Dubuque. He also told Arsenio he used to put soap in our waterfall we have on Town Clock Plaza just for the fun of it. Is he the same one? If so, my daughter used to go with him. G.F., Dubuque, Iowa i S- MANY UNADVERTISED , r SPECIALS THR0U6H0UT THE STORE! "p- " 10 T FT .JlUI.I-.r'TJ.TJTi -W -s.JTU vi'jiiiinn-iim 1 1 II I ustf THR0U6H0UT THE STORE! COUPON msmmm COUPON SALE starts SUNDAY thru SATURDAY OPEN DAILY 10 to 9-SUNDAY 1 to 6 Oscar as best picture and George' Sanders as best actor. In 1961, Mankiewicz was hired, to take over a foundering: "Cleopatra." His final film, "Sleuth," starred. Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier. All were nominated for Oscars. Mankiewicz married Elizabeth; Young in 1934; they had one son, J Eric, and were divorced in 1937-His second marriage to actress Rosa' Stradner in 1939 produced two boys, Christopher and Thomas. She died in 1958 and he married Rosemary Matthews in 1962. They; had a daughter, Alexandra. He is survived by his wife and daughter and three sons. so popular?! A. Not being a regular ArsentO' viewer, I don't know who that was: who put soap in your waterfall, but I do know that Michael J. Fox is a. Canadian, from Edmonton. They; may have a waterfall in Towjrr Clock Plaza there, too. Q. My friend and I had a discussion on whether Roseanne Barr was ever married to her TV husband. I said she was and my friend said no. Please help us out D.C., Portage, Mich. Z A. John Goodman, who play? Ms. Ban's husband on that shovr, says, firmly, 'Never! ' ' Q. As a boy of 9 or 10, some 30 years ago, I sat in our local theater and watched a horror movie, "The Haunted Palace,? with Vincent Price. It resulted in many nights sleeping with the lights on. Has that movie been released on VCR, or maybe under a different name? J.P Normal, III. . A. You have the title right. 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