March 12, 1996 |
Josh Carlisle, a 10-year-old with Down's syndrome, followed two dogs from his Springfield, Mo., yard into the Ozarks. For three days, as temperatures dipped into single digits, the dogs apparently kept the boy alive with their body heat. The dogs are "God's angels," said Josh's stepfather, Lynn Coffey. He and Josh's mother, Johnny Coffey, pledged to give the strays a new home.
April 30, 1987 |
Kathleen Turner, whose roles have ranged from the seductive murderess in "Body Heat" to the naive author in "Romancing the Stone," is expecting her first child later this year, her spokeswoman said today. Turner, 32, is married to real estate agent Jay Weiss. The sultry, husky-voiced actress was nominated for a best-actress Academy Award earlier this year for her role in "Peggy Sue Got Married."
August 28, 1994 |
A decade ago, life was looking pretty good for William Hurt. In 1984, any filmmaker who wanted an ex plosive, sexy and thoroughly believable leading man thought first of Hurt, who had blasted onto the scene four years earlier with an attention-grabbing debut as the obsessed scientist in "Altered States."
March 19, 2007 |
Search teams combed mountain terrain for a 12-year-old Boy Scout who disappeared after lunch Saturday during a Greensboro troop outing in the Blue Ridge Parkway. Searchers found part of his mess kit less than a mile away. Searchers spread out from the trail into rugged terrain but were narrowing their search at night because of the risks involved, authorities said. The broader search was to resume at today. A helicopter with a body heat sensor was assisting.
September 15, 1985 |
William Hurt sat in his suite at the Chateau Marmont, having a telephone conversation in complete silence. To prepare for his role in the film version of "Children of a Lesser God" (Mark Medoff's Tony-award winning love story about a teacher of the hearing impaired and an uncommunicative young woman), Hurt was learning sign language and now used a special device to "talk" by phone hookup with one of his sign coaches, Mary Beth Miller.
February 24, 1991 |
On the shade inside his bathroom door, Mickey Rourke has scribbled his warrior credo. "I must be mentally and physically prepared so defeat does not exist in my mind and body. Shadow box in a mirror 30 minutes a day. Movement is concentrated. Positive attitude to survive and be as good as I can possibly be. No excuses for laziness. And no second chance again."
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February 1, 2011 |
John Barry, a five-time Academy Award-winning composer of movies such as "Born Free" and "Out of Africa" who earned a prominent spot in pop-culture history by writing the scores for 11 James Bond films, including "From Russia With Love" and " Goldfinger ," has died. He was 77. FOR THE RECORD: John Barry: On the cover of the Feb. 1 LATExtra section, the obituary of Academy Award-winning composer John Barry incorrectly included a photo of editor Neil Travis, a fellow Oscar winner.