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6 Section Chicaoo Tribune, Monday. Juno 107 Entertainment Dorothy Collins still goes like 60 at 50, you please use TWNHWW'J-i "alWBal I "v-. ft By Lloyd rTN ARELY DOES a middle-aged worn I yj an in show business volunteer her 1 1 age. But Dorothy Collins seems eager to say she is 50. You remember Dorothy Collins, the sweet-faced blond who sang about every song to come along between 1930 and 1957, when she costarred on the weekly TV show, "Your Hit Parade." "I started singing professionally long before that," said the singer-actress, appearing in "I Do, I Do," on the strawhat circuit.

"I began when I was 13. I've been around so long, I have to tell people my age. Otherwise, they think I'm 65." BUT COLLINS is proud she has stayed svelte, so it is both comfort and aggravation when she overhears, "She really looks great. Why she must be 65." Not hardly. At 50, Collins is enthusiastic about reactivating her career, a state of mind she had not experienced for several years.

Separated a year ago from band leader-arranger Raymond Scott and recently divorced, Collins conceded that the breakup of the lengthy marriage had caused trauma and required adjustment. She now speaks with philosophic casual-ness: "It was just one of those things that sometimes happen to people. "WORK WAS EXCELLENT therapy." she noted. "And a lot of good things have been happening to me." While old-timers automatically identify recent years she has shifted from singing to acting, or better, a combination. Since her appearance in the Broadway musical, "Follies," four years ago, she has had abundant summer stock and dinner-theater roles.

Recently in a Long Island dinner theater production of "Gingerbread Lady," a heavier role allowed her to "stretch out a bit dramatically." COLLINS HAS THREE daughters, 22 to 9. Middle daughter Liz, 18, also appeared in "Gingerbread Lady." "The funny thing," Collins noted, "is that when 9-year-old Melissa heard that Liz was going to be in the production, she asked to see the script. She thought she would be ideal for the role of Toby. It didn't make any difference to her that Toby has to be around 40." "I hate clubs," Collins admitted. "I did a lot of them following 'Hit and I did them under the best circumstances.

When you're hot you play Vegas and have the best arrangers. The trouble is you have to sing what is expected of you, and I joyed very few songs I sang. "IT WAS DIFFERENT last year. A friend talked me into appearing at a small New York club. "I could sing anything I wanted.

All (Stephen) Sondhcim if I wanted. I did sing mostly all Sondheim, and for the first time I really enjoyed being a singer. "Originally I had agreed, to one week, but I ended up appearing for five. It was good. I needed something like that emotionally.

It was right after the separation, and I was Dorothy Collins: "I've been around so long I have to tell people my age. Otherwise, they think I'm 65." faced with the situation: Can this woman at 50 You know." At 50, Dorothy Collins obviously can. Knighl-Ridder Newf.p.3pers Richard Burton watches as Linda Blair is hvDnotized in "Exorcist II: The Heretic." 'Exorcist II' haunted by howlingly awful special effects and script Answer to Saturday Word.Game- By Gene Siskel Movie critic SILKENLY sell skin lien lyse silken skyline lenis lysin silky slily lens lysine sill slink likes kills silly snell liken kiln sine illy lily kine sink inky lines knell skiey inly links yells skill isle lisle Look for Another Word Game, in Next Saturday's Tribune LIFE WAS threatened Saturday night fol- I lowing a screening of "Exorcist II: The Heretic" at the downtown Oriental Theater. TRIBUNE MINI-REVIEW The studio made them do It No stars "EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC" Diractad by John Boorman; acraanplay William Goodhart: photographed by William A. Frakar; adltad by Tom Prlaatly; ualc by nnlo Motrlcona; produced by Boormin and Richard Ladarai; Warnar Broe.

ralaaaa at lha Orlantal and outlying lhaalara. Raiad R. THE CAST Rtgan MacNall Linda Blair Sharon Kitty Winn Fatnar lamont Richard Burton Tha Cardinal Paul Hanrald Dr. Jain Tuikln Loulaa Flatchor Kokumo Jamaa Earl Jonaa Fathar Marrln Mai von Sydow Edwarda Nad Baaity At approximately 11 p.m. Saturday, an Dorothy Collins with "Your Hit Parade," in MOTION PICTURES DOWNTOWN MOTION PICTURES DOWNTOWN MOTION PICTURES DOWNTOWN lrstTooiTRufr-" MUHAMMAD ALI THE GREATEST" Open Sin.

ft "THOMASINE Ell lt Thomatina 815 Last Gitatitt 10:10 pm. ft BUSHROD" "DAY OF THE IP A mml ANIMALS" Iri Ooon m. last Hung Fn" I IS tail "Animal!" 10 OS lIUIrt CM :iil.Mil:S.t.d 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 p. Lr LIU "The Other Side of Midnight" Open 1:45 am. Last Show 9 a.m.

unidentified black male approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds, and 40 years old walked up to me and yelled, "If you say one nice thing about that lousy movie, I'm going to burn your paper, kick in my television set, and then I'm coming after youl" He was kidding, and his embarrassed wife smiled weakly and said, "Don't mind him; he's just upset." He should be. "Exorcist II" is the worst major motion picture I've seen in almost eight years on the job. I will, try to describe its ludicrous final scene, which had haif the Oriental audience dumbstruck the half that wasn't hooting the screen. In the nejtv film, Richard Burton plays a Jesuit priest investigating for Rome authorities the authenticity of Linda Blair's exorcism four years ago. At the end of the new picture, Burton and Blair take a Metroliner from New York to Washington, D.C., where they hop a bus bound for her now boarded-up Georgetown home.

MEANWHILE, back in New York, Blair's psychia-trist Louise Fletcher (the nurse in "Cuckoo's is grabbing a plane to Washington along with Blair's vouthful nanny, Kitty Winn. Fletcher fears for Blair's-life. Burton and Blair arrive at the house first, only after Burton growls at the bus driver to stop eating a hot dog and "get going." Once inside the house, Burton goes upstairs, opens Blair's old bedroom door, and immediately gets hit in the face with a swarm of locusts. The devil in this picture takes the shape of a giant locust. Yes, there is a shot of a giant locust flying over the Capitol building.

In that moment and others, "Exorcist II" will remind you of a 1950s Japanese, sci-fi Hick.) Meanwhile, back at the Washington airport, Fletcher and Winn jump into a cab and give the driver their Georgetown address. He throws them a bug-eyed look that suggests he knows the address from the original movie. Sure enough, the locusts attack the cab and send it careening through the house's continuous trom SAM. 372-2054 I iaaoaM tLr iron fence. Inside the house, the locusts are swarming all over Burton; outside, Fletcher is trapped in the trashed taxi because the driver is dead and Kitty Winn is now possessed.

WHILE THE HOUSE is being splintered by the locusts, and the taxi is set aflame by naughty Kitty, not a single neighbor is stirring. Why not? Is this a comment on urban man's unwillingness to get involved in his neighbor's problems. No. I'm afraid the answer is even more pedestrian than that. "Exorcist II" was made cheaply on Warner Bros, sound stages; the background homes are just a cheap painting.

When the neighbors and police Anally did arrive a -wee bit late, the audience howled with laughter. "Exorcist II" features a lot of scientific mumbo-jumbo about two people learning to train their brain waves to communicate at a subconscious level. That sounds great, but on screen it looks ridiculous as Burton and Blair don cheap leather headbands rigged with wires and simultaneously stare intq a pulsating lightbulb. WHAT ISN'T FUNNY about "Exorcist II" is that it will sucker in audiences who enjoyed the original picture as 1 did. The new film is a ripoff from start-to-fmish, which was totally unnecessary because the original made Warners a pile of money.

This sequel should bomb once the word gets out, thereby killing the golden exorcism egg for Warners. A member of the Oriental audience summed the general reaction to "Exorcism II:" "I thought this was going to be scary like the first one," she said. "It was nothing." "SPARKLE" 0 pin I 50 am. JIM KELLY is lilt "Jones" pm. "Black Belt Jones" Without question the finest U.S.


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to 2 p.m. The lemonade stand is open again to celebrate summer's arrival. The Cook County Doo-Dah Boys Dixieland Jazz Band will play in the plaza. First National Bank Plaza 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Ears will play jazz of all eras. Richard J. Daley Center Noon to 1 p.m. The Apollo Musical Club, a choral group with a MKi-vear tradition of line music. TUESDAY Uptown Federal Savings Plaza 11 a.m.

to 2 p.m. Music of Tim Gawron, guitarist. First National Plaza 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. International Day, folk festival with music and dance from foreign lands.

Richard J. Daley Center Noon to 1 p.m. First performance in the plaza this year of the Chicago Opera School. WEDNESDAY Uptown Federal Savings Plaza It a.m. to 2 p.m.

Louise Dimiceli will sing. First National Bank Plaza 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Medicare Band from the University of Illinois will play Dixieland jazz. Pioneer Court, 425 N.

Michigan Av. 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Baralmo will play country-rock music. Richard J.

Daley Center Noon. Inauguration of Michael Bilandic as mayor of Chicago. St. James Cathedral Plaza at Rush and Huron streets Noon to 1 p.m. New Trier West American Musical Theater students will perform before taking off for appearances in Poland and Russia.

THURSDAY First National Bank Plaza 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Ravinia Festival presents "Music of the Baroque" until 12:45 p.m.; pop-folk music until 1:45 p.m. FRIDAY 120 S. Riverside Plaza 11:311 a.m.

to 1:30 p.m. Bell Federal Savings Summer Music Fcst continues with Johnny and Fran, singing instrumentalists who specialize in Top 40 music. First National Bank Plaza 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. A table tennis exhibition and handicap tournament.

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