April 23, 1990 |
The 104th annual meeting of the American Newspaper Publishers Assn. was launched with parties Sunday night to help the country's 1,200-plus newspaper publishers get a jump start on the week's more formal convention concerns. Approximately 2,000 registrants and their spouses are in town for the ANPA's meeting.
April 6, 1987 |
To back its new line of personal computers announced last week, International Business Machines is mounting a huge advertising campaign, complete with a new cast of TV commercial characters. Charlie Chaplin, a staple of IBM advertising for six years, has been replaced by the cast of the hit TV series "M.A.S.H.," who have swapped combat fatigues for civilian clothing and are depicted in offices, not field hospitals.
December 25, 1999
John Lyday, 78, Army surgeon during the Korean War who was the inspiration for the character Trapper John in the movie and subsequent television series "MASH." Lyday was an enlisted man in World War II and an Army doctor in Korea. While serving in the 8055th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea, he worked with another surgeon, Dr. Dick Hornberger, who under the pen name Richard Hooker wrote a book based on his experiences.
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April 6, 2002 |
Roy Huggins, the prolific writer-producer whose name is associated with many of television's biggest hits, including "Maverick," "The Fugitive" and "The Rockford Files," has died. He was 87. Huggins, whose long television career was marked by a flair for creating series concepts and characters that defied convention, died of natural causes Wednesday in Santa Monica.
April 17, 1986 |
Frank D. Gilroy's "The Gig" (Friday at selected theaters) follows a quintet of full-time urban professionals--and part-time amateur jazzmen--who suddenly get a shot at a lifetime dream: playing an actual professional engagement before paying audiences. Accepting the gig--a last-minute fill-in--means they'll have to disrupt settled, conventional lives, jobs that include dentistry, real estate and used cars.
March 24, 1994 |
Michael Martin Murphey has a soft spot in his heart for the San Gabriel Valley where he used to live, but this weekend it's the Santa Clarita Valley that's drawing the New Mexico resident back to Southern California. The cowboy singer is in town to help Santa Clarita celebrate its Western heritage at the Cowboy Poetry, Music and Film Festival. His performances are Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m. The cost is $15. Santa Clarita begins its celebration Friday at 8 p.m.
May 2, 1986 |
"There's a lot of glamour tonight," Kenneth Norris proclaimed. Not the least, at Las Floristas' Floral Headdress Ball, was Norris' announcement that he was giving another $100,000 to support Las Floristas Handicapped Children's Clinics. Carolyn Stockwell, sitting with Randy and a raft of friends, was almost giddy with pleasure over the way the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom looked. Bowers of flowers were everywhere, mixed with a touch of blue neon.
December 5, 2004 |
Adam Sandler, who stars in the upcoming holiday movie "Spanglish," has purchased a Pacific Palisades home for just under $13 million, according to real estate sources. Sandler bought a house, on two-thirds of an acre, with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms in nearly 13,000 square feet. The home, built in 1990, also has a pool. The property was not on the market.
September 17, 1989 |
Singer/actress OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, who has long owned a ranch in Malibu, is buying a second home there. It's a one-story house only about 1,500 square feet in size, but it's on 2.13 acres, with ocean and mountain views. Built in 1958, the three-bedroom, two-bath house has been remodeled and has an outdoor spa, a large wooden deck, polished hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, ceramic counters and lots of river rock and French doors.