Grizzly Adams' Dan Haggerty on the mend after surgery
Dan Haggerty, 47, who played Grizzly Adams on TV and i the movies, was in serious but stable condition at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center yesterday after 10 hours of surgery to reconstruct a leg shattered in a Friday motorcycle accident.
Mr. Haggerty's leg was broken in seven places when he smashed into a truck making a U-turn in suburban Canoga Park. "His spirits are quite good," said a hospital spokesman. He is expected to be hospitalized for at least 10 days.
Dana Plato to do community service
Dana Plato, who played sweet-natured Kimberly on "Diff'rent Strokes," was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service and placed on probation for five years yesterday for robbing a video store.
Armed with a pellet gun, she stole $164. A shop assistant later identified her as "the girl who played Kimberly Drummond on television."
Ms. Plato, 26, who prayed and clutched a string of rosary beads while being sentenced, told reporters afterward: "I am going to stay sober and help other people. I am just real happy to be going home."
Stallone opens restaurant
With Mikhail Gorbachev just two days gone and hard-liners back in control of the Kremlin, guess who was back in New York yesterday -- Rambo, the Cold War's greatest film warrior.
Only this time, the character played by actor Sylvester Stallone was not fighting communists. He was promoting a chain of restaurants called Planet Hollywood.
Mr. Stallone, 45, along with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis and director John Hughes, has invested in a chain of restaurants that will feature costumes, props and memorabilia from classic American movies as well as surrealist interiors designed by Anton Furst, who created the Gotham cityscapes for the film "Batman."
The first restaurant, with a reported $15 million price tag, is scheduled to open in New York City in October and will feature James Dean's motorcycle from "Rebel Without a Cause," Marilyn Monroe's piano and child star Macauley Caulkin's sled from "Home Alone."
Hedy Lamarr has pleaded innocent to charges that she shoplifted $21.48 worth of stuff from a Casselbery, Fla., JTC drugstore three weeks ago. The former cinematic beauty ("Boom Town," "Samson and Delilah") will have a trial scheduled for early October. Ms. Lamarr, 78, created a sensation in 1933 when she appeared nude in the film "Ecstasy."
Getting a little cash in his jeans
Bill Graham is getting what a Calvin Klein spokesman called "a substantial out-of-court settlement" after the rock organizer threatened a lawsuit for being pictured in a Rolling Stones magazine jeans ad without his permission.
The ad shows a smiling Graham giving someone the finger. The impresario said the picture was taken at a 1967 Jimi Hendrix concert and "was done in a spirit of fun." A spokesman for Klein said the designer did not know the finger-flipper was Mr. Graham. "Had it been a tasty thing, I probably wouldn't have minded," Mr. Graham said. "But it's sleazo."
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: AUG. 21
In 1680, Pueblo Indians took possession of Santa Fe, N.M., after driving out the Spanish.
In 1831, former slave Nat Turner led a violent insurrection in Virginia. (He was later executed.)
In 1858, the famous debates between senatorial contenders Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas began.
In 1878, a group of lawyers, judges and law professors founded the American Bar Association at the Saratoga, N.Y., town hall.
In 1931, Babe Ruth of the Yankees hit his 600th home run as New York beat the St. Louis Browns, 11-7.
BIRTHDAYS: Britain's Princess Margaret is 61. Basketbal Hall-of-Famer Wilt Chamberlain is 55. Singer Kenny Rogers is 53. Actor Clarence Williams III is 52. Singer Jackie DeShannon is 47. Football quarterback Jim McMahon is 32.