February 7, 1993 |
When Gregory Peck teams up with Lauren Bacall for a new TV movie, they don't have any trouble fitting together as a family. To add to the family dynamics, Peck's daughter Cecilia co-stars as their daughter. Peck co-starred with Bacall 36 years ago in "Designing Woman," and has remained friends with her over the years. Last month he presented her the Golden Globe's Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement. "I first became acquainted with Betty when she was 17," Peck said.
November 22, 1992
Joseph Kaliff, 80, syndicated Broadway columnist who helped found the Caricaturists Society of America. He sketched every U.S. president from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Lyndon B. Johnson and entertainers such as Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck and John Wayne. In the 1950s and '60s Kaliff wrote a column called "Magic Carpet Over Broadway," which was syndicated to more than 90 weekly newspapers. On Friday in New York.
April 15, 1992 |
Whether he was playing a demented Captain Ahab or a saintly Atticus Finch, careening through a Dali nightmare or being stalked by a psychopath, Gregory Peck has always made moviegoers feel good--vaguely inferior, perhaps, but always good.
December 9, 1991 |
When three stars turn up to testify before Congress, it's enough to cause a traffic jam on Capitol Hill. When clusters of them showed up in Washington this weekend for the Kennedy Center Honors--the nation's highest tribute to performing artists--Washington cleared the streets and turned out in its best tuxedos and dresses.
October 20, 1991 |
The New England mill owner whose factory and thus whose life's work is under siege by the Wall Street marauder played by Danny DeVito in "Other People's Money" is an All-American prototype. He's a standing symbol of an earlier, self-reliant time, stalwart, hickory hard but compassionate, the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments rolled into one. He is as out of place in the cutthroat world of modern high finance as Ralph Waldo Emerson would be at a disco.
October 19, 1991 |
For all of you thinking about filing a missing persons report on Dean Jones, don't bother. After a 10-year absence, the actor who made a name for himself in such Disney fluff as "The Love Bug" and "That Darn Cat" has returned to the big screen. About the hiatus, Jones insists it was not self-imposed. "Believe me, it wasn't by choice," says the native of Decatur, Ala. "It's just that it was hard to convince anybody that I could do anything other than the kind of shallow characters I had been doing."