September 8, 1990 |
It was touch and go that first week of August after Saddam Hussein's tanks rolled into Kuwait and Israel feared for its own borders. In Jerusalem, the cast and crew of a fact-based TV movie set in the ancient history of 1984-85--ABC's "Forgotten: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story"--met to discuss their own safety. Marlo Thomas, who plays the wife of a newsman taken hostage, recalls: "We all had little meetings. The eight Americans talked it out and seven of us decided to stay."
November 4, 1994 |
Harry Nilsson told stories through his song lyrics, whether about a dog named Arrow or how 1 is the loneliest number that you'll ever do. As for the late singer-songwriter's own life story, it ended at Chapter 11 in the files of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles. Needless to say, there was no happy ending.
January 17, 1989
Grand Metropolitan PLC, which recently acquired Pillsbury Co., has named Barry J. Gibbons chief executive of Pillsbury's Burger King subsidiary, succeeding Jerry Levin, who has resigned. Gibbons had been chairman and managing director of Grand Met's Grand Metropolitan Retailing Ltd. unit, which operates 2,000 restaurants in Europe. The company said Ian A. Martin, Pillsbury chairman and chief executive, will succeed Levin as chairman of Burger King.
June 16, 1991
Jerry Levin, the former CNN bureau chief in Beirut who was held hostage for a year, and his wife Sis, who wrote "Beirut Diary" about the experience, will speak at the American Friends Service Committee. The couple, who now live in Pasadena, will discuss "From Beirut to Baghdad" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 980 N. Fair Oaks Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
June 18, 1987 |
For years, Jerry Levin thought he was too old to become a carpenter's apprentice. Now that he is one of the oldest apprentices in Los Angeles County, he has been jokingly dubbed a "problem child"--at age 48. Levin says he decided that he wanted to become a carpenter about 12 years ago, after he helped a friend with some woodworking. But when Levin checked into a union apprenticeship program, he was told it was open only to people 23 or younger.
June 23, 1988
Jerry Levin has replaced Kyle Craig as chairman of Pillsbury's S&A Restaurant Corp., its full-service restaurant subsidiary. The Minneapolis-based food and restaurant giant announced earlier Wednesday that Craig had resigned as head of the unit, which operates the Steak & Ale and Bennigan restaurant chains. Levin previously was executive vice president-corporate development.