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August 1, 2004 | Mark Olsen
Known for playing reserved authority figures, in conversation actor James Cromwell is surprisingly energetic and impassioned. Born in Los Angeles, the son of classic Hollywood director John Cromwell and actress Kay Johnson, he has led an enviably adventuresome life. He's an outspoken activist for any number of causes and performed for rural audiences throughout the South in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. He has hitchhiked around the world, ridden a motorcycle across the United States and is secretary-treasurer of the Screen Actors Guild.
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SPORTS
June 26, 1989
Richard Nixon attended a game between the New York Mets and Montreal Expos last week, and during the game, a split-screen shot on TSN, the Expos' TV station, showed the former president and Expo outfielder Otis Nixon side by side. According to Tim Kurkjian of the Baltimore Sun, TSN broadcaster Jim Hughson said, "Let me make one thing perfectly clear. The one on the right is Otis Nixon." Trivia time: Who was the pitcher when Willie Mays hit the first major league home run of his career in 1951?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1990
Re the June 24 letter from Stephen Tessler, who had to buy an "unusable" seat for "Peter Pan" for his 6-month-old infant: Excuse me if I seem unfeeling, but what kind of person would take a child that age to a legitimate theater in the first place? Mr. Tessler himself states the baby was "far too young to be a member of the audience." Even if the child were sleeping when the family entered the theater, can anyone honestly believe that it will continue to sleep through a two-hour-plus performance?
SPORTS
August 13, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Racing's first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 lives here, just to the side of a county road winding toward Cottonwood Cove, down past the town cemetery to the softball field, where the sign reads: "Cross at your own risk." Cross the sandy wash, and more than likely you will find Louie Meyer--winner of the 1928, 1933 and 1936 Indy 500s--sitting on his porch, soaking up the dry warmth of a 100-plus-degree desert day.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 1996 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"It's better than 'Nutcracker.' " That was one 5-year-old's unsolicited observation during the "Babes in Toyland" intermission Saturday at El Camino College's Marsee Auditorium. It was the first of four Southland stops for Troupe America's touring holiday production of the Victor Herbert operetta. Whether the pint-sized critic's assessment was based on the merits of this Mother Goose musical or on the deficiencies of a "Nutcracker" in her recent experience is unknown.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1995 | David Kronke
In 1992, Universal Pictures released a film titled "The Babe." On Friday, Universal Pictures released a movie called "Babe." Are they the same picture? You make the call Babe Portrayed by 48 piglets, weighing roughly 16 pounds each, total weight: 768 pounds. The Babe Starring one John Goodman. Total weight somewhat under 768 pounds. Veteran character actor James Cromwell's role Babe A farmer who encourages Babe to compete in the National Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1996
My husband and I just saw the movie "Babe." We are grandparents, but we went alone to see a movie we had heard so much about. Jerry Colburn's commentary ("Lingering Over the Lessons of 'Babe'," Counterpunch, Feb. 26) was so perfectly said. As I laughed and cried during this splendid movie, a small girl in front of me turned and asked, "Is this a good movie?" I replied, "I think it is." Bravo to Jerry Colburn, who saw the "whole picture." LOUISE OKEY Huntington Beach
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