May 8, 2000
Last week, public television revisited Ernest Hemingway in "Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure." Tonight, another model of American masculinity from the post-war pages of Esquire magazine goes under the PBS microscope as the "American Experience" series brings us "Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life." Unlike Paul Simon, who wanted to know where Joltin' Joe had gone, the first business of this biography is in explaining from whence Joe came. The emphasis on DiMaggio's San Francisco roots -- both his family's poverty and his aversion to school and work -- is the first of many wise choices made by writer-producer Mark Zwonitzer and writer-narrator Richard Ben Cramer.
February 3, 1993
HOLLYWOOD -- Call it star power, box-office persona, or simply heat.This Christmas season, Kevin Costner again proved he is an actor who has it. So do Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson and Macaulay Culkin -- when his parents aren't around.On the other hand, the luster seems to be coming off Eddie Murphy, and Steve Martin should stick to comedy. Robin Williams should survive the failure of "Toys." And, Jack Nicholson's is such a dominating presence on the screen that he remains hot despite an occasional "The Two Jakes" and "Man Trouble."
November 13, 1994
After four stormy years with County Executive Robert R. Neall, the union leaders representing the county's work force say they think John G. Gary is a man with whom they can do business.The unions fought some bitter battles with Mr. Neall over pay, health care benefits, and most recently over a bill that would have allowed the county's firefighters to retire, after 20 years, at half their salary. The County Council passed the bill at its last meeting, but Mr. Neall vetoed it.What frustrated them most about Mr. Neall, union leaders said, was his unwillingness to compromise.
February 20, 2003
On February 18, 2003, CATHERINESAUNDERS; loving wife of Rev. Thomas Saunders; devoted mother of Gary D. Cooper and his wife Portia Cooper. For information concerning services, please call Henry Funeral Home, in Cambridge, MD, 410-228-8220.
January 30, 2007
On January 27, 2007, GEORGE A. L., SR.; beloved husband of Elizabeth Cooper (nee Fant); dear father of Linda Carlson, Alana Jane Mohney, George A. L. Cooper, Jr., Bryan Cooper and April Apodaca; brother of Charles, Samuel, John, and Nancy Cooper and Inabelle Bidinger and the late Gary Cooper and Raymond King. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, six great-grandsons, with a great-granddaughter on the way. Friends may call at the Gonce Funeral Service, P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway, on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. Services will be held on Thursday at 11 A.M. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
December 23, 2003
On December 5, 2003, HELEN MILLER HARDING beloved wife of the late Garth Colin Harding, devoted mother of Garth Chamberlain Harding of Cambridge, MD, and Gary Cooper Harding of Salt Lake City, UT, dear sister of Marguerite "Peg" Beagle of Lancaster, PA, dear aunt of Deborah Price of Lancaster, PA, and C. Kimber Beagle, Jr., of Lafayette Hill, PA. Services and interment are private. Family suggest in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Blakehurst Residents Association Gift Fund, 1055 W. Joppa Road, Towson, MD, 21204.
September 5, 1999
New York -- At the beginning of "For Love of the Game," Kevin Costner's new movie about a baseball pitcher facing the end of his career, the star is shown in actual home movies as a boy, pitching to his father.As an actor and director, he's been returning to baseball ever since.Costner first gained industry clout as Crash Davis, the minor-league lifer at the center of the raunchy 1988 hit, "Bull Durham." He kept the momentum going as an Iowa farmer who harvested the mythology of our national pastime in "Field of Dreams."
September 15, 1997
The folks at Turner wish Fay Wray a happy birthday (she turned 90 Wednesday) with an evening-long tribute including "Captain Thunder" (8 p.m.), from 1931, with Fay playing second fiddle to a Mexican bandit; "Doctor X" (9: 30 p.m.), from 1932, with Lionel Atwill; "King Kong" (11 p.m.), from 1933, something about a monkey and only the greatest film ever made; "One Sunday Afternoon" (1 a.m.), also from 1933, with Gary Cooper; "Viva Villa!" (2: 30 a.m.), from 1934, with Wallace Beery; and "Richest Girl In the World" (4: 30 a.m.)
March 12, 2000
Charles Gray, 71, a character actor whose chillingly villainous roles included James Bond's archenemy Ernst Blofeld, died Tuesday in London. He was best known to international audiences as Blofeld, the villain with the white cat in his arms, in "Diamonds Are Forever," and as the narrator in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Veronica Cooper Converse, 86, the widow of "The Pride of the Yankees" star Gary Cooper, died Feb. 16 in New York. Bill Daniels, 79, a cable television pioneer who blazed the way with Daniels Communications Inc., died Wednesday in Los Angeles after a long illness.
September 16, 1991
BASEBALL American League * Kansas City Royals -- Activated Mike Macfarlane (catcher) from the 15-day disabled list. Announced the retirement of Warren Cromartie (designated hitter).* Seattle Mariners -- Recalled Rich Amaral (infielder), Patrick Lennon (outfielder), Dave Fleming (pitcher) and Chris Howard (catcher) from Calgary of the Pacific Coast League. Purchased the contract of Alonzo Powell (outfielder) from Calgary.Toronto Blue Jays -- Signed Dave Parker (designated hitter).National League * Houston Astros -- Recalled Kenny Lofton and Gary Cooper outfielders)