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January 6, 2013
Arthur F. Gardner Former L.A. school board president Arthur F. Gardner, 93, a former Los Angeles school board member who twice served as its president, died Friday at an assisted living center in Costa Mesa. He had been in hospice care since suffering a stroke in mid-December, a relative said. Gardner, who worked as a pilot for Western Airlines and was also a practicing attorney, served on the Board of Education from 1951 to 1955 and again from 1959 to 1971. A moderate Republican, he was chosen as board president for two one-year terms, in 1960-61 and in 1969-70.
January 25, 1988 |
Lucille Ball was home and feeling fine today after undergoing minor throat surgery last week. Ball, 76, the red-headed star of slapstick television comedy in the 1950s and '60s, went home Friday after three days in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Wanda Clark, her secretary, said today. "She was in the hospital for some very minor surgery and she's just fine," Clark said. "She's going about her normal business. There's nothing to even recuperate from."
May 12, 1988 |
Comedienne Lucille Ball checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after she fell ill at her Beverly Hills home, a hospital spokesman said today. Ball, 76, was driven to the hospital on Wednesday by her husband, Gary Morton, and walked in to admit herself, said Cedars-Sinai spokesman Ron Wise. He said nothing had yet been diagnosed. "There does not seem to be any immediate urgency," Wise said.
May 7, 2012 |
The musical "Once" and Stephen Karam's play "Sons of the Prophet" took the top honors at the Lucille Lortel Awards in New York on Sunday. The awards recognize excellence in off-Broadway productions and are presented by the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers. " Once " received the award for best new musical. The production, which is adapted from the popular 2006 indie film of the same name, opened at the New York Theatre Workshop before transferring to Broadway this year.
July 10, 2011
The comedy queen will be regally remembered Aug. 3 to 7 during the Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy in Jamestown, N.Y. The festival coincides with the centennial of her birth there on Aug. 6, 1911. "She's the high-water mark in situation comedy," said Joan Rivers, who will be among the funny people performing during the celebration. Rivers, who worked with Ball on several of her later TV shows, believes Ball broke plenty of ground — and not just for females. "I think funny is funny," she said.
April 1, 1999 |
Gary Morton, stand-up comedian and producer for the post-"I Love Lucy" television shows starring his late wife, Lucille Ball, has died. He was 74. Morton, who was married to the legendary red-haired comedian for nearly 28 years, died of lung cancer Tuesday in Palm Springs, Variety columnist and longtime friend Army Archerd reported Wednesday.
July 6, 1989 |
President Bush awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to the late comedian Lucille Ball and to four former public leaders today. The medal for meritorious contributions to the country was given posthumously to Ball and was presented personally to retired Gen. James H. Doolittle, former Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon, former Ambassador George F. Kennan and former Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me.).
January 18, 1991 |
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that the mother of Hank Gathers can sue for wrongful death, the strongest cause of action in the $32.5-million suit filed by Lucille Gathers and members of her family against Loyola Marymount University and 13 other defendants in the death of her son. In denying a motion for summary judgment, Judge Gary Hastings said he was "not convinced" that Lucille Gathers was not financially dependent on her son when he died.
December 18, 1990
Lucille Beatrice Smith, 95, widow of Albert E. Smith, a co-founder in 1896 of the Vitagraph studios and a featured player in several of that production company's earliest films. Prior to marrying Smith, who with J. Stuart Blackton turned to film making after a successful career as an exhibitor, she appeared on screen as Jean Page. Her Vitagraph credits included "Black Beauty," "Prodigal Judge," "Captain Blood" and the studio's first picture, "Burglar on the Roof."
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May 13, 1988
Comedienne Lucille Ball was in fair condition Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center under a doctor's care for an undisclosed illness, a hospital spokesman said. Spokesman Ron Wise said Ball, 76, was driven from her Beverly Hills home to the hospital Wednesday by her husband and will remain under her doctor's care until the weekend. No overt signs of illness were found, Wise said, but "her physicians want to do a complete work-up on her and make sure everything is OK."