Latest Harvey Fierstein News

'Jeopardy!' champ hits $1 million; talks fame, trans rights

Jan. 08, 2022 00:19 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider is adding to her list of bragging rights and admirers. Already the highest-earning female contestant in the quiz show's history and the woman with the longest winning streak, on Friday she became one of only four...

Harvey Evans, actor in Broadway's golden years, dies at 80

Dec. 26, 2021 18:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Evans, an actor, singer and dancer who had a knack for landing roles in the original Broadway productions of such classics as “West Side Story,” “Follies” “Hello, Dolly!” and “Gypsy,” has died. He was 80. Evans died Christmas Eve at the Actors...

Acclaimed Shakespearean actor Antony Sher dies at 72

Dec. 03, 2021 10:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Antony Sher, one of the most acclaimed Shakespearean actors of his generation, has died aged 72, the Royal Shakespeare Company said Friday. Sher had been diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year. His husband, Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic...

Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

Oct. 24, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With computer-generated imagery, it seems the sky’s the limit in the magic Hollywood can produce: elaborate dystopian universes. Trips to outer space, for those neither astronauts nor billionaires. Immersive journeys to the future, or back to bygone eras. ...

Peter Scolari of 'Newhart,' 'Bosom Buddies,' dies at 66

Oct. 22, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included a yuppie producer on “Newhart” and a closeted dad on “Girls” and who was on Broadway with longtime friend Tom Hanks in “Lucky Guy," has died. He was 66. Scolari died...