October 22, 2012
With its sophisticated, snappy dialogue and film noir sensibility, "Peter Gunn" was something new for television when it premiered on NBC in 1958. Created and produced by Blake Edwards ("Pink Panther"), who also wrote and directed some episodes, "Peter Gunn" was one of the first detective series to feature a suave, womanizing private eye (Craig Stevens). Herschel Bernardi played his acerbic friend Lt. Jacoby; Hope Emerson (in the first season) and Minerva Urecal (the last two) owned the nightclub Mother's, where Gunn's girlfriend Edie (Lola Albright)
April 27, 2004 |
Australian distance swimmer Craig Stevens stepped off the blocks, moving aside for his friend and teammate Ian Thorpe to compete in the 400-meter freestyle at the Summer Olympics in Athens. Although the decision had been expected, Stevens made his announcement on Australian national television Monday night. Apparently, altruism wasn't Stevens' only motive. Several media outlets reported that Stevens had received payment for his television interview and promises of other benefits.
September 4, 2002 |
Craig Stevens doesn't know what to say. It's the first day of practice for the Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula High football team, and somehow Stevens has been thrust into the spotlight for the Panthers. Stevens, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound senior tight end, doesn't know how that came about. Up to and including his freshman year, Stevens played soccer. The only football experience he had was in sandlot pickup games. "Not even Pop Warner," Stevens said. Even his experience with the Panthers is limited.
June 11, 2004 |
Craig Stevens was back where he wanted to be -- in the pool, racing, and, racing out of the spotlight. Well, sort of. The 23-year-old Australian went from a relatively low-profile life to a leading role in the Ian Thorpe 400-meter freestyle disqualification controversy in March. He eventually stepped aside for Thorpe, making way for the world-record holder to swim that race at the Olympics in Athens.
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January 21, 2005 |
Lamont Bentley, a promising actor who appeared in more than a dozen films and television shows but was best known for his role on the comedy series "Moesha," died early Wednesday in a car crash in Ventura County. He was 31. Bentley was traveling alone on the 118 Freeway near Simi Valley shortly after midnight when he headed for the Rocky Peak Fire Road offramp at a high speed, witnesses told authorities.
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October 17, 2000
Actor Rick Jason, who played the hard-boiled leader Lt. Gil Hanley on the 1960s television drama "Combat!," was found dead Monday in his house. He was 74. Jason died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was found by his wife about 5 a.m., said Ventura County Deputy Coroner Craig Stevens. He left no note, and authorities only said that he was despondent over personal matters. Funeral arrangements were pending.