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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2002 |
William T. Orr, the Warner Bros. executive who launched the movie studio's entry into television production in the mid-1950s and for nearly a decade presided over a string of hit shows that included "Cheyenne," "Maverick" and "77 Sunset Strip," has died. He was 85. Orr, a former actor who became studio head Jack L. Warner's executive assistant in the mid-1940s, died of natural causes Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. As the head of Warner Bros.
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).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.