May 27, 2011 |
In the early 1960s, Phyllis Gebauer and her husband, Fred, were living in Seattle. She was a Spanish teacher, and he was a mechanical engineer doing defense contract work at Boeing that he couldn't really discuss. At a party celebrating a mutual friend's new piano, the two met a technical writer employed at another part of Boeing doing work that he also couldn't discuss. His name was Thomas Pynchon. Fred and Tom began clowning around at the party. At one point they reached into the piano and plucked out the "Yogi Bear" theme song on its strings — "which did not delight the host," Phyllis Gebauer said recently.
July 1, 2002
Can you be nostalgic over something that itself was nostalgic? Find out at 8 tonight when A&E's "TVography" teams Danica McKellar and Fred Savage to reminisce about "The Wonder Years," their wonderfully wistful series that ran from 1983-93.
January 3, 2002
Since I have never had much success in keeping New Year's resolutions, I resolved not to make any for 2002. But by resolving not to make any resolutions I have already broken my New Year resolution. Shucks. V. Fred Rayser Yucca Valley
December 10, 2011 |
The serial killer is the great human monster of the popular imagination. The odds of your actually meeting one are only slightly better than those of your being bitten by a vampire, but you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise. For a while it seemed that every new police procedural began with a naked dead woman found in a marsh. It's the third one , someone will say. We're dealing with a serial killer . But all cop shows get around to them eventually. Compulsive and pointless, they are not your run-of-the-mill murders — they have, sadly, their "fans" — and filmmakers often glamorize them with titillating suspense and stylishness.
November 16, 1990 |
Less than 48 hours after his abduction from the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Fred, the sidekick cockatoo of the 1970s television series "Baretta," was found walking in the middle of a road near the park, police said. The feathered star was rescued about 8 a.m. Thursday by two television cable employees, one a fan of the former cop show, as they were driving to an assignment. After nibbling on a sandwich from the lunch box of one of his rescuers, Fred was safely returned to the park.
August 10, 1989 |
On the dance floor at benefits, Fred and Millie O'Green usually capture the limelight, gliding and smiling through their fox-trots and sambas. While he was chairman and CEO for eight years of Litton Industries, they cut a sassy swath on the social circuit, hosting corporate tables at myriad affairs; it hasn't stopped with his retirement a year ago.