January 20, 1989
Bob Satterfield, a Notre Dame cornerback who previously attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, collapsed and died in a nightclub near South Bend, Ind., early Thursday morning. Satterfield, 22, died at 3 a.m., EST, at Pawatang Hospital in Niles, Mich., after collapsing at O'Tay's Nightclub in Niles, about 5 miles from the Notre Dame campus, sports information director John Heisler said.
January 22, 1989 |
At 4 p.m. Thursday, Coach Lou Holtz called together his national champion Notre Dame football team in an auditorium at the Loftus Center, the indoor practice facility where Fighting Irish teams ordinarily can escape the Indiana winter chill. This time it was cold inside the meeting room. Cold as sudden death. Everybody in the auditorium knew why Holtz was there. He was there to talk and hear about Bob Satterfield. Bob's father, Carl, could not attend the meeting.
June 15, 1997
Both Tommy Harrison and the late Bob Satterfield emerged as champions, thanks to the efforts of J. R. Moehringer ("The Champ," May 4). The article was a journalistic throwback to a lost era; for a few brief moments, we could once again have been reading the best of Ring Lardner or A. J. Liebling. Moehringer has me convinced that old-fashioned sentimentality isn't dead after all. Somehow, I feel that Satterfield would have forgiven Harrison for his innocent role-playing, maybe understanding better than most of us that we all live semi-delusionary lives.
August 6, 1994 |
This week Universal Studios released "The Little Rascals," a multimillion-dollar remake of the scruffy kid series that has charmed the world since its birth in 1922. This "Rascals" is remarkably faithful to the Hal Roach originals, right down to Alfalfa's cowlick, Darla's feminine mystique, Froggy's croak and the circle around Petey's eye. Even some of the original locations have been used, with filming in Burbank neighborhoods unchanged since the '20s and '30s.
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June 3, 1998
J.R. Moehringer, Atlanta bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times, has won the Livingston Award for local reporting. Moehringer, 33, received the national honor for a Los Angeles Times Magazine story about Bob Satterfield, a heavyweight boxing contender of the 1940s and 1950s, and the fighter who impersonated Satterfield long after his death.
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May 23, 2002 |
Joe Cobb, the "fat kid" in the silent "Our Gang" comedies produced at Hal Roach Studios during the 1920s, has died. He was 85. Cobb died of natural causes Tuesday at a convalescent hospital in Santa Ana, where he had moved about four years ago from his longtime home in Culver City. The chubby Cobb was one of the most enduring and memorable figures of the early gang of kids assembled by producer Hal Roach at his Culver City studios.