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April 1, 1986 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Henry Thomas, a prep All-American sprinter, has made an easy transition from Hawthorne High to UCLA. Thomas was one of the top high school athletes in California. As a sophomore in high school, he won the 200-meter dash at the 1983 state track meet. Thomas won the 100 and 200 at the 1984 state meet as a junior. He needed an appendectomy last spring and missed the 1985 state meet but came back last summer and ran the second-fastest 400 ever by a high school student, 45.
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June 28, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
Country pioneer Hank Williams died in the back seat of his powder-blue Cadillac at age 29 while on the way to a show onNew Year's Day1953. The new film "The Last Ride" attempts to dramatize the buildup to that fateful event, focusing on how Williams' final days were spent mostly in the company of a young driver he did not know. Directed by Harry Thomason, half of the team behind TV's "Designing Women" and "Evening Shade," from a script by Howie Klausner and Dub Cornett, the film never quite cracks what's truly interesting about the story.
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May 25, 1986 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
It was the beginning of the end for UCLA Saturday when Henry Thomas limped home on the anchor leg of the 400-meter relay at the Pacific 10 track and field championships at the Coliseum. The sprint relay was the first running event on the program. The last one, the 1,600-meter relay, was equally disastrous for the Bruins.
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June 22, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Thirty years ago, Henry Thomas was a quirky little loner with a bug-eyed alien for a best friend in Steven Spielberg's timeless blockbuster "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. " Today, Thomas is a 40-year-old actor who has since worked with actors the likes of Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Anthony Hopkins and directors such as Martin Scorsese and Lasse Hallstrom. This week, the San Antonio native adds another legendary name in entertainment to his growing roster: He plays country music star Hank Williams in "The Last Ride," which opens in limited release Friday.
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April 7, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Henry Thomas anchored Hawthorne (Calif.) High School to a national schoolboy record of 3:07.40 in the 1,600-meter relay, and Odessa broke the national junior college mark in the 1,600 Saturday during the 58th Texas Relays at Austin, Tex. Thomas was timed in 44.5 seconds on his leg as Hawthorne broke the old record of 3:08.94 by Berkeley, Calif., in 1981. Dallas Roosevelt High was second in 3:10.49, with schoolboy sensation Roy Martin running a 44.8 anchor. The Texas Relays mark of 3:09.
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October 20, 1988 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
Henry Thomas, who helped lead UCLA to two straight National Collegiate Athletic Assn. track and field championships, disagreed with the way he was used by his track coaches, but said Wednesday that is not why he is trying football. Thomas, a 6-foot 2-inch, 180-pound senior, joined the football team this month and has been playing on the scout team as a wide receiver for the last 2 weeks.
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August 10, 1991
I was so happy to read the article on the Hollywood Bowl and the rain factor ("Getting the Bowl Rolling," Calendar, July 9). I was one of the 18,000 Judy Garland fans enthralled with her concert who sat in a California rain for two hours Sept. 16, 1961. The article brought back memories of a miraculous night. First of all, Judy stood out the storm (couldn't she have gotten electrocuted or something?) and we, the audience, sat out the storm for her concert.
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February 22, 1987
Henry Thomas won both sprints and anchored UCLA's 400-meter relay team as the Bruins won a triangular track meet Saturday at Drake Stadium. The Bruins scored 118 points to 31 1/2 for Cal State Los Angeles and 28 1/2 for San Diego State. The UCLA women's team trounced San Diego State, 97-39. Thomas won the 100 meters in 10.3 seconds and the 200 in 21.0. Danny Everett took the 800 meters in 1:52.04 and ran on UCLA's winning teams in the 400 and 1,600 relays.
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June 22, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Thirty years ago, Henry Thomas was a quirky little loner with a bug-eyed alien for a best friend in Steven Spielberg's timeless blockbuster "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. " Today, Thomas is a 40-year-old actor who has since worked with actors the likes of Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Anthony Hopkins and directors such as Martin Scorsese and Lasse Hallstrom. This week, the San Antonio native adds another legendary name in entertainment to his growing roster: He plays country music star Hank Williams in "The Last Ride," which opens in limited release Friday.
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May 16, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Southern Section Division III preliminaries Today at Costa Mesa Estancia High, noon Why it matters: A week after logging the fastest time in the 100 meters in California in 17 years, sprinter Randall Carroll of Los Angeles Cathedral will try to break Henry Thomas' 1985 state record of 10.25 seconds. The UCLA-bound Carroll ran the 100 in 10.30 at the Del Rey League finals and ran the 200 in 21.03, the best time in the state this year.
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May 16, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Southern Section Division III preliminaries Today at Costa Mesa Estancia High, noon Why it matters: A week after logging the fastest time in the 100 meters in California in 17 years, sprinter Randall Carroll of Los Angeles Cathedral will try to break Henry Thomas' 1985 state record of 10.25 seconds. The UCLA-bound Carroll ran the 100 in 10.30 at the Del Rey League finals and ran the 200 in 21.03, the best time in the state this year.
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August 10, 1991
I was so happy to read the article on the Hollywood Bowl and the rain factor ("Getting the Bowl Rolling," Calendar, July 9). I was one of the 18,000 Judy Garland fans enthralled with her concert who sat in a California rain for two hours Sept. 16, 1961. The article brought back memories of a miraculous night. First of all, Judy stood out the storm (couldn't she have gotten electrocuted or something?) and we, the audience, sat out the storm for her concert.
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October 20, 1988 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
Henry Thomas, who helped lead UCLA to two straight National Collegiate Athletic Assn. track and field championships, disagreed with the way he was used by his track coaches, but said Wednesday that is not why he is trying football. Thomas, a 6-foot 2-inch, 180-pound senior, joined the football team this month and has been playing on the scout team as a wide receiver for the last 2 weeks.
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February 22, 1987
Henry Thomas won both sprints and anchored UCLA's 400-meter relay team as the Bruins won a triangular track meet Saturday at Drake Stadium. The Bruins scored 118 points to 31 1/2 for Cal State Los Angeles and 28 1/2 for San Diego State. The UCLA women's team trounced San Diego State, 97-39. Thomas won the 100 meters in 10.3 seconds and the 200 in 21.0. Danny Everett took the 800 meters in 1:52.04 and ran on UCLA's winning teams in the 400 and 1,600 relays.
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May 25, 1986 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
It was the beginning of the end for UCLA Saturday when Henry Thomas limped home on the anchor leg of the 400-meter relay at the Pacific 10 track and field championships at the Coliseum. The sprint relay was the first running event on the program. The last one, the 1,600-meter relay, was equally disastrous for the Bruins.
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April 1, 1986 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Henry Thomas, a prep All-American sprinter, has made an easy transition from Hawthorne High to UCLA. Thomas was one of the top high school athletes in California. As a sophomore in high school, he won the 200-meter dash at the 1983 state track meet. Thomas won the 100 and 200 at the 1984 state meet as a junior. He needed an appendectomy last spring and missed the 1985 state meet but came back last summer and ran the second-fastest 400 ever by a high school student, 45.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
Country pioneer Hank Williams died in the back seat of his powder-blue Cadillac at age 29 while on the way to a show onNew Year's Day1953. The new film "The Last Ride" attempts to dramatize the buildup to that fateful event, focusing on how Williams' final days were spent mostly in the company of a young driver he did not know. Directed by Harry Thomason, half of the team behind TV's "Designing Women" and "Evening Shade," from a script by Howie Klausner and Dub Cornett, the film never quite cracks what's truly interesting about the story.
SPORTS
May 9, 1986
UCLA freshman Henry Thomas will run the 400 meters in the Pepsi Invitational at UCLA's Drake Stadium May 17 against an international field that is expected to include 1984 Olympic silver medalist Gabriel Tiacoh of the Ivory Coast and bronze medalist Antonio McKay of the United States.
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April 7, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Henry Thomas anchored Hawthorne (Calif.) High School to a national schoolboy record of 3:07.40 in the 1,600-meter relay, and Odessa broke the national junior college mark in the 1,600 Saturday during the 58th Texas Relays at Austin, Tex. Thomas was timed in 44.5 seconds on his leg as Hawthorne broke the old record of 3:08.94 by Berkeley, Calif., in 1981. Dallas Roosevelt High was second in 3:10.49, with schoolboy sensation Roy Martin running a 44.8 anchor. The Texas Relays mark of 3:09.
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