January 11, 1988 |
World War II flying ace Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, the Marine aviator who led the famous Black Sheep Squadron, shot down 28 Japanese planes and won the Medal of Honor, died today at the age of 75. He died about 4 a.m., said Nancy Hinds, operator of a hospice for terminal cancer patients.
March 26, 2011 |
Somehow singer-actress Connie Stevens didn't get the memo that film directing is considered a young man's game. Sure, there are plenty of filmmakers over age 60 who are working, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Clint Eastwood, who is turning 81 in May. But they all started directing four decades ago -- and they're all men. In 2007, Stevens directed and cowrote her first feature film, "Saving Grace B. Jones," which played a few festivals...
June 10, 1995 |
Earlier this year, a little trifle called "Extreme" came and went on the ABC schedule without anyone seeming to notice. It starred James Brolin as the leader of a rescue team of sexy young hotheads in a ski resort town. Now, NBC is uncorking "High Sierra Search and Rescue" on Sunday. There are only three differences between this and "Extreme": no snow, a more cumbersome title and Robert Conrad as its star (although, technically, that may not really qualify as a difference).
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April 13, 2000 |
An employee in a Paramount city building gazed out his window and spotted two men breaking into a car across the street. Two detectives arrived promptly and arrested the alleged crooks. The latter demanded to know who had snitched on them, according to City Talk, Paramount's newsletter. The deputies pointed across the street to the employee's place of business--a Sheriff's Department substation whose parking lot was filled with black-and-whites. "Duh!" concluded the newsletter.
February 5, 1990 |
"Anything to Survive" (at 9 tonight on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42) is a physically compelling production about a family's will to live when their boat sinks in an Alaskan inlet and they're washed ashore on a forbidding and remote island in the dead of winter. The story, which covers 24 hellish days, is true. The fear of death from pain, sub-freezing weather and starvation is relentless, and the indifference of nature is implacable.
July 24, 2003 |
The clothes were goofy, the contests goofier, the concept goofiest of all: Pit TV celebrities, network by network, against each other in a pseudo-Olympics. A twice-a-year tournament of tug of wars, obstacle course running, touch football and more, hosted by Howard Cosell. Stars such as Farrah Fawcett and Gabe "Mr. Kotter" Kaplan in short shorts, Speedos and big hair. "Battle of the Network Stars," which aired from 1976 to 1985, is back, if only for one week at 7 and 11 p.