December 10, 1988 |
"Glory Days," airing at 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS (Channels 2 and 8), is a daydream that tries to be a movie--and fails. The underlying fantasy has universal appeal. After reveling in the huge football success of his talented high school senior son, 53-year-old retiree Mike Moran (Robert Conrad) achieves his own ambition by becoming a star quarterback in the small college ranks.
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.
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June 1, 2005 |
Eric Woythaler, who owned and operated Van Nuys' landmark Taylor's Fine Furniture Trends for half a century, has died. He was 94. Woythaler died Monday in Los Angeles of natural causes, according to his son Julius. He had suffered a stroke in 1987. A native of Bromberg, Germany, Woythaler immigrated to the United States in 1938 after designing department store window displays in Paris.
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.