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January 29, 2009 | Tony Perry
James Brady, a longtime celebrity columnist for Parade magazine and prolific author who brought graceful writing and sharp observations to worlds as disparate as those of the tycoons of the fashion industry and the Marine "grunts" of the Korean War, has died. He was 80. Brady died Monday at his home in Manhattan, N.Y., Parade announced, possibly of a stroke.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2010
Hero of the Pacific The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone James Brady Wiley: 272 pp., $25.95
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NEWS
October 7, 1986 | Associated Press
White House Press Secretary James S. Brady, wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan, has been hospitalized for an intestinal disorder, a spokesman at George Washington University Hospital said Monday night. Brady, 45, was listed in stable condition. He suffered brain damage and wears a leg brace as a result of the injuries he received during the assassination attempt on Reagan on March 30, 1981.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2010 | By Tony Perry
Near the end of their grueling 13 weeks at boot camp in San Diego, Marine recruits are taken into the hills of Camp Pendleton for a 54-hour gut check called the Crucible to see if they still have the strength and audacity to be accepted into the corps. When the recruits are thoroughly exhausted -- mentally and physically -- from an unrelenting series of obstacles, barriers and problems, they are ordered to sit on the ground and listen to a sergeant read the Medal of Honor citation detailing the bravery of Sgt. John Basilone during the World War II battle at Guadalcanal.
NEWS
June 6, 1991 | KEVIN ALLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At premieres for films in which actors are impersonating famous people, it's good form to talk about how much the actors had captured not only the look, but the essence of their real life counterparts. "They have it down to a T. It was actually pretty scary," said James Brady. The occasion was Tuesday night's "special preview screening" of "Without Warning: The James Brady Story," a television biography of Brady, who was shot while he was Ronald Reagan's press secretary.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2010 | By Tony Perry
Near the end of their grueling 13 weeks at boot camp in San Diego, Marine recruits are taken into the hills of Camp Pendleton for a 54-hour gut check called the Crucible to see if they still have the strength and audacity to be accepted into the corps. When the recruits are thoroughly exhausted -- mentally and physically -- from an unrelenting series of obstacles, barriers and problems, they are ordered to sit on the ground and listen to a sergeant read the Medal of Honor citation detailing the bravery of Sgt. John Basilone during the World War II battle at Guadalcanal.
NEWS
April 7, 1994 | GEORGE SKELTON
It has been 13 years and one week since James Brady's life was changed forever by a handgun during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. "It seems like it was only yesterday," a woman comments. "It feels like it's been a century," Brady responds. Brady sits in a wheelchair, wearing leg braces with a cane at his side. But his is a happy story, given the first few chapters.
NEWS
November 8, 1987 | Associated Press
James Brady, wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt against President Reagan, said Friday he eventually would like to get a job as a public relations director for an association or corporation. Brady, who retains the title of presidential press secretary but has limited duties, made the remarks on NBC's "Today" show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1987 | STEVE EMMONS, Times Staff Writer
James Urban Brady, who as Chief Red Feather greeted visitors to Knott's Berry Farm for 35 years, has died in Anaheim at age 85 after a four-year bout with cancer. Brady, of Navajo and Sioux ancestry, dressed in full ceremonial Indian costume and became one of the park's celebrities who specialized in posing for visitors' snapshots. "My God," said Knott's spokeswoman Patsy Marshall, "35 years at how many snapshots a year? There must be millions of pictures of him all over the world.
NEWS
June 16, 1991 | KARL VICK, From Washington
Jim Brady may not have come all the way back from his wounds, but he clearly has recovered the ability to generate a sound bite. "Anyone that has a pulse will be moved by this movie," he says, of "Without Warning: The James Brady Story." "And moved in the right direction, too." The HBO film, which premieres tonight and airs three more times in June, relates in graphic detail the 1981 assassination attempt that wounded President Reagan and left a bullet in the brain of Brady, his press secretary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2009 | Tony Perry
James Brady, a longtime celebrity columnist for Parade magazine and prolific author who brought graceful writing and sharp observations to worlds as disparate as those of the tycoons of the fashion industry and the Marine "grunts" of the Korean War, has died. He was 80. Brady died Monday at his home in Manhattan, N.Y., Parade announced, possibly of a stroke.
NATIONAL
November 19, 2003 | Faye Fiore, Times Staff Writer
On the top floor of a federal courthouse here, roughly two miles from the hotel where he shot President Reagan 22 years ago, John W. Hinckley Jr. is asking for a modicum of freedom. If the strides the 48-year-old would-be assassin has made in two decades of psychiatric treatment were the sole standard, he might get his wish for 10 visits with his aging parents -- in the loving embrace of family, away from the penetrating eyes of hospital staff.
BOOKS
May 5, 2002 | MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
"Billy Port's ride" to rescue U.S. Marines stranded in China in World War II is a legend, James Brady says, told and retold whenever old "Chinaside" veterans gather. But official documentation is scarce, leaving Brady ample room to embroider the legend in his novel, "Warning of War." Days before Pearl Harbor, Brady says, a warning that war might soon break out with Japan was sent to U.S.
NEWS
March 29, 2001 | From Associated Press
Former White House Press Secretary James Brady, wounded in the attempted assassination of President Reagan 20 years ago, rejected claims that gun control efforts have stalled. Brady, his wife, Sarah, and several lawmakers pledged to fight for tougher laws even though Republicans, traditionally more gun-friendly than Democrats, control both the White House and Congress.
NEWS
November 29, 1995 | SAM FULWOOD III and JACK NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former White House Press Secretary James S. Brady--who gave his name to the nation's anti-gun crusade after he struggled to recover from devastating wounds inflicted during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan--was taken Tuesday morning to the emergency room of a suburban Washington hospital after suffering cardiac arrest while receiving dental treatment.
NEWS
April 7, 1994 | GEORGE SKELTON
It has been 13 years and one week since James Brady's life was changed forever by a handgun during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. "It seems like it was only yesterday," a woman comments. "It feels like it's been a century," Brady responds. Brady sits in a wheelchair, wearing leg braces with a cane at his side. But his is a happy story, given the first few chapters.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 1991 | SUE ELLEN CHRISTIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It is the same sort of afternoon--rainy and cold, with the wind blowing down the narrow corridor of T Street. A man with a striking resemblance to former White House Press Secretary James S. Brady strolls out from the side entrance of the Washington Hilton. Suddenly, six shots are fired. The crowd gasps. The entourage scatters. Brady's look-alike collapses, face down, on the glistening gray sidewalk. "Cut! Places again, everyone," a woman's voice blasts over a megaphone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1993 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former White House Press Secretary James Brady didn't need an introduction to the problem when he arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday to pitch a new anti-gun curriculum for schoolchildren. But he got one anyway--a tragic example of the violence that has gripped the city. Brady, who almost died in a March, 1981, assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, flew in one day after a 17-year-old boy was fatally wounded in a Reseda High School corridor.
OPINION
March 7, 1993
No armed citizens came to help Compton Officers Michael Burrell and James Wayne MacDonald because Los Angeles imprisons even the harmless for having a gun in the car. James Brady wants to also ban victims of attack from buying a gun for self-defense within seven days. Disarming the 99.95% of us who don't kill anything helps only the killers and drug dealers. Ask a street cop if you care. TIMOTHY D. McCULLY, Palos Verdes
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1993 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former White House Press Secretary James Brady didn't need an introduction to the problem when he arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday to pitch a new anti-gun curriculum for schoolchildren. But he got one anyway--a tragic example of the violence that has gripped the city. Brady, who almost died in a March, 1981, assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, flew in one day after a 17-year-old boy was fatally wounded in a Reseda High School corridor.
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