Author Clancy to wed reporter in New York


May 20, 1999

Maryland's Tom Clancy, the author of "Patriot Games," "The Hunt for Red October" and other best-selling military spy novels and part owner of the Baltimore Orioles, plans a June 26 wedding to Alexandra Llewellyn.

The two plan to marry at New York's St. Thomas Church, with a reception for 200 at the St. Regis Hotel. But the plan isn't set in stone, said Clancy's assistant, Elizabeth Patin. "Like anything, the venue probably will change," she said yesterday.

Clancy, 52, recently ended his 28-year marriage to Wanda Clancy. Llewellyn, 32, is a free-lance television reporter and the daughter of J. Bruce Llewellyn, owner of the Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Co., rated the No.1 African-American-owned business in Black Enterprise magazine's Top 100 U.S. companies.

`Good Morning, Annapolis'

ABC's "Good Morning, America" will broadcast live today from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. The 8: 30 a.m. segment will feature music by the Drum and Bugle Corps and hosts Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer will interview two graduating midshipmen.

Winfrey to teach in fall

Talk show host and entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey and longtime beau Stedman Graham will teach "Dynamics of Leadership" this fall at Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Graham and Winfrey are drawing up a reading list and tests for the course and will take on about 100 second-year business students for three hours once a week.

Royal wedding to be on BBC

The BBC said yesterday it would provide worldwide live television coverage of the marriage of Britain's Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones on June 19.

Britain picks poet successor

British Prime Minister Tony Blair appointed a new poet laureate yesterday, giving the nation's most exalted versifier a pay raise for the first time in 307 years but taking away his job security.

Andrew Motion, 47, author of seven books of poetry, was appointed to succeed Ted Hughes, who died in November.

Motion's appointment is for 10 years at $8,000 a year. The poet laureate used to serve for life.

Today's birthdays

Actor James McEachin is 69.

Actor Anthony Zerbe is 63.

Singer Joe Cocker is 55.

Singer-actress Cher is 53.

Actor-comedian Dave Thomas is 50.

Actor Dean Butler is 43.

Ron Reagan is 41.

Rock musician Jane Wiedlin (the Go-Go's) is 41.

Actor Bronson Pinchot is 40.

Actor Tony Goldwyn is 39.

Singer Susan Cowsill (the Cowsills) is 39.

Singer Nick Heyward is 38.

Actress Mindy Cohn is 33.

Rock musician Tom Gorman (Belly) is 33.

Rapper Buster Rhymes is 27.

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