March 31, 1994 |
Frances Donaldson, who wrote an award-winning biography of Edward VIII, the king who abdicated in 1936 to marry the twice-divorced Wallis Warfield Simpson, has died. She was 87. Lord John Donaldson said his wife died Sunday of cancer at their London home. The 1974 biography of the king of England won the Wolfson Literary Award and was the basis for the 1981 HBO movie "Edward and Mrs. Simpson." Lady Donaldson served as script supervisor for the TV film, which won an Emmy for "Masterpiece Theater."
June 18, 1989 |
Former Oakland Raiders defensive lineman John Matuszak was pronounced dead Saturday night after he was rushed to a hospital for an undetermined ailment, officials said. "He came into the hospital, and he has expired," said Karen Marlin, a nursing supervisor at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. The cause of death would be announced by the Los Angeles County coroner, she said. Ms. Marlin said additional information was being withheld, pending notification of family members.
January 17, 1995 |
Wyle Laboratories said Monday that company President Ralph L. Ozorkiewicz will assume the added duties of chief executive on March 31, when Chairman Charles M. Clough retires from that post. Clough, 66, will remain chairman of the Irvine-based semiconductor and computer systems distribution company. Ozorkiewicz, 48, will continue as president, a position he has held since 1992, when he was also elected to Wyle's board.
January 17, 1995 |
Wyle Laboratories said Monday that company President Ralph L. Ozorkiewicz will take on the added duties of chief executive officer March 31, when Chairman Charles M. Clough retires from that post. Clough, 66, will remain chairman of the Irvine-based semiconductor and computer systems distribution company. Ozorkiewicz, 48, will continue as president, a position he has held since 1992, when he was also elected to Wyle's board of directors.
May 22, 1992 |
Fielding a young lineup, UCLA relied on its veteran pitchers all season, and it was more of the same Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Division I softball tournament at Oklahoma City. Lisa Fernandez pitched a one-hitter for her 19th shutout of the season as the Bruins defeated Massachusetts, 4-0. Bruin pitchers have 36 shutouts in 52 games. Fernandez (26-0), who also drove in a run and scored one, struck out 10 and walked none. She has pitched 46th consecutive shutout innings.
February 12, 1997 |
Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of Hollywood's highest-paid stars and one of the world's top action heroes, has left his longtime agent, Lou Pitt at International Creative Management. He had been with the agency for 15 years. Sources suggest that Schwarzenegger--whose last movie, "Jingle All the Way," was a box-office disappointment--is at a crossroads in his career. Schwarzenegger earns $20 million a movie against 20% of the gross.
August 25, 1985 |
Fall enrollment at Long Beach and Cerritos community colleges is down by 5% from last year, according to the latest figures available. Classes began at both campuses Monday. On Tuesday, exactly 1,000 fewer students were attending classes at Long Beach and 993 fewer students were at Cerritos. At the same time last fall, Long Beach had 19,280 students and Cerritos had 17,443 students.
April 2, 1985 |
Spending an "Afternoon with George Montgomery" Saturday in Brea was a lighthearted, folksy affair with an old-time movie star gathering with a few of his fans. A Saturday matinee in the Civic Cultural Center's art gallery and council chamber proved more than appropriate: After all, Montgomery's Western films were a favorite of the one-time Saturday matinee-and-popcorn movie crowds.
December 12, 1999 |
On the day John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose, Andy Kaufman went to see George Shapiro, his manager. As Shapiro recalls it, Kaufman came bounding into his office and said, as apparently serious as he was about anything: "John Belushi faked his death! I can't believe it. I can't believe he's stealing my bit!" Even as yet another piece of Kaufman lore, the anecdote fits. Belushi's body was discovered on March 5, 1982. A year later, Kaufman was facing his own kind of mortality.
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April 13, 2003 |
Travel-trailer magnate Johnnie R. Crean was a roughhewn candidate for Congress who was so unpalatable that after winning the Republican nomination in 1982, GOP activists successfully backed a write-in candidate. Today, Crean is under fire again, this time from parents and faculty revolting against his 10-year chairmanship of the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California's only private military boarding school.