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2012-12-03 00:20:14

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MONDAY, DECEMBER 3: BROADWAY OPENING Profile America -- Monday, December 3rd. Sixty-five years ago today, one of Broadway's most memorable plays opened -- Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." The play, which ran for two years, featured Jessica Tandy as Blanche du Bois and newcomer Marlon...

2009-07-01 15:47:53

U.S. actor Karl Malden, winner of both Academy and Emmy awards, died Wednesday in California at age 97, family members said. Malden's family informed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences of the veteran actor's death, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, reported. Malden was president of the Academy from 1989 to 1992. Born in Gary, Ind., Malden was probably best known for his work in the 1970s television series The Streets of San Francisco, where he portrayed Lt. Mike Stone, starring alongside...

2008-09-27 09:00:21

By TIM CORNWELL THERE WAS ONE PLAY BY TENnessee Williams, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of such American classics as A Streetcar Named Desire, which he never wanted performed in his lifetime. It was And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens, with its central character of a transvestite who brings a sailor home in the hope of seducing him. It was Williams's only openly homosexual play. Central character Candy was based on Candy Darling, a friend of his and one of several transsexuals...

2008-09-16 15:00:25

By JIM BECKERMAN Luckily, Blanche DuBois seduces only the audience. If she seduced Justin Clark of Ridgewood, playing a small but memorable role in the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire," then both the famed Tennessee Williams play and Blanche would be headed in a new direction. Toward the hoosegow, probably. "It's one of the most intense scenes I've done," says Clark, 18, a senior at Saddle River Day School, who can be seen in the production...

2008-09-15 06:00:26

By Marty Crisp Theater Review New Orleans doesn't run a streetcar down Desire Street anymore. It runs a bus - just another example of how we're losing our sense of romance. A Bus Named Desire simply doesn't have the iconic ring of "A Streetcar Named Desire," the new production from Ephrata Performing Arts Center. The Pulitzer Prize winning, circa-1947 drama from legendary American playwright Tennessee Williams is directed by EPAC's own legendary Artistic Director Ed Fernandez. The...

2008-07-17 12:00:49

By Katie McDowell, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 17--"A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE" will be performed at 8 p.m. today-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday on the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre stage in the WVU Creative Arts Center. Info and tickets: wvpublictheatre. com or call 291-4122. Continuing its tradition of offering one dramatic play per season, West Virginia Public Theatre presents "A Streetcar Named Desire" through this weekend. In doing so, they also present an extremely...

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2006-12-16 09:00:00

By Barbara Feder Ostrov You probably won't hear about this Hollywood thriller at the next Academy Awards. It seems the Oscar that has graced Karl Malden's mantel for decades -- the one he won for "A Streetcar Named Desire" -- is a fraud. In 1985, Malden sent his sleek statuette, just shy of 14 inches and dipped in 24-karat gold, to its Chicago maker for replating. He never got it back. Instead, according to Malden's attorney, David Quinto, the actor received a different, yet still...

2005-12-18 14:43:30

By Russell McCulley NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Derailed by Hurricane Katrina for more than three months, New Orleans' historic streetcar service began rolling again on Sunday morning, restoring a much-loved symbol of the devastated city. The return of the vintage cars, made famous in Tennessee Williams' 1947 play "A Streetcar Named Desire," was heralded as a sign of progress in a city struggling to recover. "I'm happy to be home, first of all," said conductor Arnette Hill as her...

2005-11-11 08:14:30

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He was one of Hollywood's and Broadway's greatest directors and the canon of American literature owes him mightily for being the midwife who brought "Death of a Salesman" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" to life. But today the legacy of Elia Kazan -- the man who also helped mold Marlon Brando and James Dean into world-class actors and establish the careers of Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller -- is overshadowed, obliterated for some, by...