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December 19, 2013 | By Victoria Kim and Corina Knoll
A 40-inch by 40-inch canvas bearing the silk-screened image of actress Farrah Fawcett, an Andy Warhol creation that became the subject of a 2 1/2-year legal battle, belongs to the star's longtime companion Ryan O'Neal, a Los Angeles jury decided Thursday. The panel sided with O'Neal over the University of Texas at Austin, the actress' alma mater, which said the painting was bequeathed to the school along with her art collection after Fawcett's death in 2009. The trial over the portrait lasted three weeks and became, in part, a scrutiny of O'Neal and Fawcett's relationship.
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December 19, 2013 | By Victoria Kim and Corina Knoll
A 40-inch by 40-inch canvas bearing the silk-screened image of actress Farrah Fawcett, an Andy Warhol creation that became the subject of a 2 1/2-year legal battle, belongs to the star's longtime companion Ryan O'Neal, a Los Angeles jury decided Thursday. The panel sided with O'Neal over the University of Texas at Austin, the actress' alma mater, which said the painting was bequeathed to the school along with her art collection after Fawcett's death in 2009. The trial over the portrait lasted three weeks and became, in part, a scrutiny of O'Neal and Fawcett's relationship.
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December 16, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
It is a stark image of the screen star, a woman whose playful smile and cascading hair made her a style icon of the 1970s and '80s. Staring straight ahead, Farrah Fawcett's eyes are pensive, her face still. A silk screen on canvas, the Andy Warhol painting hangs above Ryan O'Neal's bed in his Malibu home. The actor has said it's his favorite place in the house, where he can hear the ocean waves and sometimes talk to the portrait of a woman who died four years ago. But a legal battle over who owns the 1980 portrait has dragged O'Neal to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, where ownership of the painting and his relationship with Fawcett have come under the microscope.
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December 16, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
It is a stark image of the screen star, a woman whose playful smile and cascading hair made her a style icon of the 1970s and '80s. Staring straight ahead, Farrah Fawcett's eyes are pensive, her face still. A silk screen on canvas, the Andy Warhol painting hangs above Ryan O'Neal's bed in his Malibu home. The actor has said it's his favorite place in the house, where he can hear the ocean waves and sometimes talk to the portrait of a woman who died four years ago. But a legal battle over who owns the 1980 portrait has dragged O'Neal to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, where ownership of the painting and his relationship with Fawcett have come under the microscope.
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May 27, 1986 | United Press International
The son of movie director Francis Ford Coppola was killed, and actor Ryan O'Neal's son was injured when their motorboat ran under another boat's towline, officials said today. Gian Carlo Coppola, 23, of Apple Valley, Calif., suffered massive head injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at Anne Arundel County General Hospital at 6:20 p.m. Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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April 28, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
Troubled celebrity progeny Redmond O'Neal was allowed a court-approved visit over the weekend with his mother, Farrah Fawcett, who is battling cancer, authorities said Monday. O'Neal, the 24-year-old son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Fawcett, was arrested earlier this month on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a county jail. -- Andrew Blankstein
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February 8, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Ryan O'Neal -- and not his son -- was responsible for the injuries his son's pregnant girlfriend suffered during a confrontation with the actor at his Malibu home last weekend, a lawyer for O'Neal's son told reporters Wednesday. Joanna Berry, who is expecting a baby at the end of March, suffered facial lacerations as well as head trauma and a corneal abrasion, said attorney Gloria Allred.
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November 5, 1986 | Associated Press
A Civil Court jury found today that actor Ryan O'Neal committed battery on a moonlighting policeman but did not cause any injury when he threw a soft drink bottle six years ago. The verdict means that Brendan J. Campbell, 38, will not be able to collect monetary damages for an eye injury he says he sustained. Campbell said his cornea was scratched when O'Neal, entering a limousine with Farrah Fawcett outside the Pierre Hotel, threw a bottle at a photographer, smashing the camera.
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December 15, 1986 | United Press International
A lawyer for actor Ryan O'Neal's 22-year-old son said today his client lied when he originally denied driving a boat during an accident that killed the son of film director Francis Ford Coppola. Ryan O'Neal sat behind his son, Griffin, during the first day of the manslaughter trial in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. If convicted, O'Neal faces up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine. The younger O'Neal waived his right to a jury trial.
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October 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Farrah Fawcett has enlisted the help of her ex, Ryan O'Neal, as she prepares to undergo treatment for anal cancer, O'Neal told People magazine. He accompanied Fawcett, 59, to a chemotherapy treatment on Monday, the magazine reported in its Oct. 23 issue. "She's so strong," he said. "I love her. I love her all over again." This isn't the first time Fawcett and O'Neal, who ended their 17-year relationship in 1997, have reunited to fight a medical battle.
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December 16, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
In a tearful plea in front of cameras, Jaclyn Smith said Monday an Andy Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett rightfully belonged to Ryan O'Neal. “I think the most important thing would be imagining what Farrah would want,” Smith said outside a Los Angeles courthouse. “I really feel Farrah would want that portrait with Ryan.” The actress, who said she and Fawcett were friends long before they worked together on “Charlie's Angels,” showed up to hear the closing statements of a civil trial in which the University of Austin at Texas is attempting to claim the portrait for its Blanton Museum of Art. "The love of her life was Ryan,” Smith said.
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November 13, 2013 | By David Ng
A portrait of actress Farrah Fawcett created by Andy Warhol is at the center of a legal dispute that is scheduled to head to court on Wednesday. Ryan O'Neal, who had a long relationship with the late actress, is fighting the University of Texas at Austin over possession of the painting, which the university claims to own. The parties are set to square off Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. At the time of her death in 2009, Fawcett bequeathed art that she owned to the University of Texas at Austin, which she attended before hitting it big in Hollywood.  The university had reportedly received one Warhol portrait of Fawcett, but O'Neal is in possession of another that is virtually identical.
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November 7, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
With the expansive Stanley Kubrick exhibition ensconced at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through June 30, both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and LACMA's film department are exploring the visionary director's movies. On Wednesday evening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, the academy is offering a tribute to the late filmmaker hosted by actor Malcolm McDowell, who played the thug Alex in Kubrick's controversial 1971 classic, "A Clockwork Orange. " Two days later, LACMA's screening series of Kubrick's entire catalog of films begins at the Leo S. Bing Theater.
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July 17, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Farrah Fawcett, who had been nominated previously for three acting Emmys, did not live to see the nomination that one of her closest friends said would have made her the most proud. "This would have meant so much to Farrah," said Alana Stewart, a few hours after learning that "Farrah's Story," a documentary chronicling Fawcett's battle with a rare cancer, had earned a nomination for outstanding nonfiction special. Fawcett was an executive producer of the documentary.
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April 28, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
Troubled celebrity progeny Redmond O'Neal was allowed a court-approved visit over the weekend with his mother, Farrah Fawcett, who is battling cancer, authorities said Monday. O'Neal, the 24-year-old son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Fawcett, was arrested earlier this month on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a county jail. -- Andrew Blankstein
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September 18, 2008 | Christine Hanley
A man and a woman have been charged with trying to steal clothes and electronics from a Target store, and the man also faces a sexual battery charge, prosecutors said Wednesday. Jeremy Dean Stone, 21, of Buena Park and Tanya Rose Ekberg Oelke, 19, of Fountain Valley are each charged with one misdemeanor count of second-degree commercial burglary and one misdemeanor count of petty theft. Orange County prosecutors said Stone and Oelke went to the Target store in Cypress, where Oelke allegedly used a razor blade to cut the packaging of two MP3 players to steal the contents Monday night while Stone acted as a lookout.
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May 27, 1986 | From Associated Press
Actress Tatum O'Neal has given birth to a boy by tennis star John McEnroe, a spokeswoman at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica said today. Kevin John McEnroe, who weighed eight pounds, 11 ounces, was born Friday. Mother and baby went home Monday in good health, nursing supervisor Corinne Rogers said. The couple, who have traveled together on the tennis circuit, at first denied rumors that O'Neal, 22, was pregnant.
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August 13, 1986
Attorneys for Griffin O'Neal, 21-year-old son of actor Ryan O'Neal, entered pleas of innocent on his behalf to six charges, including boat manslaughter, reckless driving and negligent driving of a boat, arising from the death of his friend Gian-Carlo Coppola, son of film director Francis Ford Coppola. A judge in Annapolis, Md., ordered O'Neal to post $20,000 bond to remain free pending trial.
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May 26, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Friday that it would not press assault or gun charges against actor Ryan O'Neal stemming from a dispute in February at his Malibu home involving his adult son. Prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, and made their determination after reviewing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigation and interviewing witnesses. O'Neal, 66, was arrested Feb.
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