May 23, 1994 |
Up close, would Judy Lewis look like the stars she claims are her parents, Loretta Young and Clark Gable? That's what hundreds of movie buffs hoped to find out when they gathered recently at the Balboa Bay club to hear Lewis talk about her autobiography, "Uncommon Knowledge." Her dancing eyes? A blend of Gable's and Young's. Her strong jawline and forehead? Definitely Gable's. Her drop-dead smile? The same one Rhett flashed at Scarlett in "Gone With the Wind."
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December 1, 2011 |
Judy Lewis, a psychotherapist and former actress who wrote a book about her complicated heritage as the illegitimate daughter of Hollywood legends Loretta Young and Clark Gable, has died. She was 76. A longtime resident of Los Angeles, Lewis died of cancer Friday in Gladwyne, Pa., according to her daughter, Maria Tinney Dagit. Brought up in Bel-Air as Young's adopted daughter, Lewis was an adult when she learned that the glamorous leading lady and Gable, the dashing star of " Gone With the Wind," had conceived her during a brief affair in the 1930s.
August 2, 2003
Because beachgoing -- a Southern California delight -- can turn so deadly, it's hard to fathom why so many folks who don't know how to swim have plunged so deeply into the summer waters. They're producing unseasonably high numbers of rescues. And there have been six drownings off the Orange County coast this year, already reaching last year's total. Why do romantics launch into surf as the day's light dwindles, without being good swimmers and without a lifeguard present?
June 1, 1995 |
Cathy Rigby, the Olympic gymnast turned Broadway actress, is starring in the Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera production of "South Pacific," which runs through July 2 at the Granada Theatre. This is the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that introduced the songs "Younger Than Springtime," "I'm Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair," "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Bali Ha'i." General admission is $24.50 to $32.50. Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sundays.
March 30, 2005 |
As a longtime political correspondent for the New York Times, where he is now associate editor, R.W. Apple Jr. visited and revisited cities all over the country. Not just a political animal, this journalist loves food (plain and fancy), architecture (historic and contemporary) and music (popular and classical, especially opera).