The Chronicles of Lance Reddick
Some actors get typecast as Everyone's Dad. The captivating character actor Lance Reddick was more like Everyone's Lieutenant.
Too Munch of a Good Thing: Remembering Richard Belzer
A stand-up comic who got TV-famous pretending to investigate deadly serious crimes, Richard Belzer embraced contradictions.
Don’t Call it a Bad Back: LL Cool J Turns 55
It's LL Cool J's birthday, and we're celebrating in the customary fashion: starting hurricanes; listening to the bass go boom; maybe a little ice cream.
The Life and Music of Irene Cara
Irene Cara gave the world two of the most famous movie songs of all time. But that's not all.
10 of the Best Angela Lansbury Movies
Jessica Fletcher, a talking teapot, Sweeney Todd's enterprising neighbor -- Angela Lansbury was different things to different people, but she was always beloved.
Ten Great Anne Heche Performances
The talented actor Anne Heche gave all she had to every performance, whether she got love from the audience for it or not.
She’s the One That We Want: An Olivia Newton-Blog
The late pop star Olivia Newton-John left her impact on the culture by being more than one person at once.
Five Ways to Remember Late Actress Nichelle Nichols
She left the bridge of the Starship Enterprise only sparingly, but as Lieutenant Uhura, the late Nichelle Nichols beamed herself directly into the American consciousness.
The Godfather of Comedy
Comedy writer Paul Mooney worked with household names without ever quite becoming one himself, but the mark he leaves on American culture is unmistakable.
The Comedy Stylings of Charles Grodin
The actor Charles Grodin left his mark on film, in books, and on late-night talk shows, but if all he'd ever done was irritate Robert DeNiro and romance Miss Piggy that would have been more than enough.
The Performances of Yaphet Kotto
Yaphet Kotto built a distinguished and celebrated career on stage and screen, but certain fans of "Midnight Run" he'll always have a special place in our hearts as the other Alonzo Mosely.
The Life and Work of Cloris Leachman
There's more to the long and distinguished career of actor Cloris Leachman than "Young Frankenstein." But did I mention "Young Frankenstein?"
The Life and Art of Cicely Tyson
Before she died in January, the masterful Cicely Tyson performed in 29 movies and 68 TV programs. The library has some of them.
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