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October 17, 1996 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Bridges began his new career on the road, traveling from city to city, lugging cases of jewelry, wigs and cosmetics. During 20 years as a makeup artist for the entertainment industry, he had worked with everyone from Angela Landsbury to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He had toured with the Rolling Stones, doing Mick Jagger's lips and eyes before concerts. But he was looking for a change. "I was really getting burned out working with prima-donna models and actresses," Bridges said.
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November 11, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Debra Winger's voice is etched with affection and melancholy as she recalls her deep friendship with James Bridges, the man who directed the actress to stardom in 1980's "Urban Cowboy." "I guess you know he was sort of my mentor," says Winger of Bridges, who died of cancer in 1993 at the age of 57. "He was a combination of every male relationship that you ever have in your life," Winger says.
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April 28, 1988 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
Watching "Bright Lights, Big City" a few weeks ago, it occurred to me that it was "The Lost Weekend" of the cocaine age. For the protagonist, very well played by Michael J. Fox in a wild change of venue from "Family Ties," the social sniffing of the drug had corrupted every aspect of his life, as booze had undone Ray Milland as a writer of promise.
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October 17, 1996 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Bridges began his new career on the road, traveling from city to city, lugging cases of jewelry, wigs and cosmetics. During 20 years as a makeup artist for the entertainment industry, he had worked with everyone from Angela Landsbury to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He had toured with the Rolling Stones, doing Mick Jagger's lips and eyes before concerts. But he was looking for a change. "I was really getting burned out working with prima-donna models and actresses," Bridges said.
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June 7, 1993 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Writer-director James Bridges, whose films included "The China Syndrome," "The Paper Chase" and "Urban Cowboy," died Sunday at UCLA Medical Center. He was 57. He had struggled with intestinal cancer for three years, said his friend, Aaron Latham, who co-wrote "Urban Cowboy" with Bridges, one of two films for which Bridges was nominated for an Oscar. "He was an incredibly generous person, personally and professionally," Latham said from his home in New York City.
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November 11, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Debra Winger's voice is etched with affection and melancholy as she recalls her deep friendship with James Bridges, the man who directed the actress to stardom in 1980's "Urban Cowboy." "I guess you know he was sort of my mentor," says Winger of Bridges, who died of cancer in 1993 at the age of 57. "He was a combination of every male relationship that you ever have in your life," Winger says.
NEWS
February 12, 1991
Jim Jacoby, 58, an internationally known bridge grandmaster. The son of Oswald Jacoby, a world-renowned bridge champion who became one of the great tournament figures of this century, Jim Jacoby was 22 when he won his first national title in 1955, and he went on to win 15 more. Eight years later, he represented the United States in the World Team Championship in Italy. Jacoby won his third world title, the World Mixed Teams, in 1972 and his fourth, the Olympiad Teams, in Venice, Italy, in 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1995
Friends and loved ones will gather today to eulogize Bill Mello, the late founder of the Committees of Correspondence who spent his retirement years fighting for government reform and battling against taxes. Mello, 64, died at USC-University Hospital in Los Angeles on Nov. 9 from complications following open-heart surgery. He was cremated, and a memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. today at the Lake Park Clubhouse. "Anyone who wants to come is welcome," said his wife, Grace Mello.
SPORTS
February 20, 1988
Jim Barker scored 16 points off the bench to lead Kennedy High School to a 63-51 victory over Troy in the first round of the 3-A Southern Section boys' basketball playoffs Friday at Kennedy. Kennedy (18-7) led, 26-11, at the half. To start the second half, Kennedy's Maurice Keith made two quick baskets to give Kennedy a 30-11 lead. Barker made a three-point basket as time ran out in the third quarter to give Kennedy a 45-25 lead.
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June 7, 1993 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Writer-director James Bridges, whose films included "The China Syndrome," "The Paper Chase" and "Urban Cowboy," died Sunday at UCLA Medical Center. He was 57. He had struggled with intestinal cancer for three years, said his friend, Aaron Latham, who co-wrote "Urban Cowboy" with Bridges, one of two films for which Bridges was nominated for an Oscar. "He was an incredibly generous person, personally and professionally," Latham said from his home in New York City.
NEWS
February 12, 1991
Jim Jacoby, 58, an internationally known bridge grandmaster. The son of Oswald Jacoby, a world-renowned bridge champion who became one of the great tournament figures of this century, Jim Jacoby was 22 when he won his first national title in 1955, and he went on to win 15 more. Eight years later, he represented the United States in the World Team Championship in Italy. Jacoby won his third world title, the World Mixed Teams, in 1972 and his fourth, the Olympiad Teams, in Venice, Italy, in 1988.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 1988 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
Watching "Bright Lights, Big City" a few weeks ago, it occurred to me that it was "The Lost Weekend" of the cocaine age. For the protagonist, very well played by Michael J. Fox in a wild change of venue from "Family Ties," the social sniffing of the drug had corrupted every aspect of his life, as booze had undone Ray Milland as a writer of promise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
The City Council postponed a decision this week on releasing salary figures of city employees to the public. Councilman David Sullivan asked his colleagues to release information about specific job positions--but without the name of the employee--along with the gross salary of those employees. "I do recognize the need for a certain degree of confidentiality--balanced with the public's right to know," Sullivan said. Other council members expressed concerns about employees' privacy rights.
SPORTS
December 23, 1987
Unranked Servite High School hit 86% (24 of 28) of its shots from the field and rallied in the second half to upset No. 7 Westminster, 74-70, Tuesday in a boys' nonconference basketball game at Servite. Chris Tower scored 30 points in the first half as Westminster (3-5) opened a 43-38 lead. But Steve and Nick Marusich teamed up to hold Tower (41 points) to 11 in the second half. Brian Kenney led Servite (7-3) with 24 points and Nick Marusich had 17. Each was 6 of 7 from the field.
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