Names in the News
NEW YORK (AP) _ Former President Richard M. Nixon is expected to be in the hospital for a few more days before going home following prostate surgery.
Nixon, 74, was doing well Tuesday at New York Hospital, where he ″underwent an uneventful transurethral resection of the prostate″ on Monday, hospital spokeswoman Myrna Manners said in a statement.
″It’s anticipated he will be discharged in several days and he is expected to convalesce at home for about a month,″ she said. Nixon lives in Saddle River, N.J.
A spokesman for the former president, John Taylor, said no malignancy was involved in the surgery.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress Cybill Shepherd and singer Jose Feliciano are among 21 celebrities to be honored with sidewalk stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in coming months.
The 21 will be added to 1,843 honored since the Walk was introduced 28 years ago, Johnny Grant, chairman of the Walk committee, said Tuesday.
Selected in the motion picture category were Hume Cronyn, Richard Dreyfuss, Phillip Dunne and Burgess Meredith. Tim Conway, Jack Klugman, The Lennon Sisters, Miss Shepherd, Ben Vereen and Bill Stout were picked in television.
The Andrews Sisters, Chuck Berry, Feliciano and Lalo Schifrin were selected in the recording category. Inductees from live theater included Gene Barry, Celia Cruz, The Step Brothers and Debbie Reynolds.
Posthumous awards go to Mahalia Jackson, Rod Serling and the Ritz Brothers.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presents stars to celebrities after a sponsor nominates them and pays $3,500.
NEW YORK (AP) - Pop music’s Carly Simon says she gets stage fright that goes far beyond the mere jitters.
″When I was growing up I had such a terrible stutter that I was treated like a handicapped child,″ she said in an interview in today’s editions of The New York Times.
Last week, she gave her first public concert in seven years, at Gay Head, a community at the southwest of Martha’s Vineyard, and sang 14 songs.
There were no signs of fear as she belted out 16 years of hits.
″It’s terribly paradoxical, because I do enjoy doing it,″ she said. ″But when the anxiety comes on, the adrenaline is so strong that it topples me.
″I never know when it’s going to happen, except the larger the audience, the more I feel I’ve got to lose. I really never wanted to be a performing artist. I just wanted to be a writer.″
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor Tom Bradley is due two pots of baked beans from Boston Mayor Ray Flynn thanks to the Lakers’ NBA championship victory over the Boston Celtics.
Bradley backed his hometown team by wagering two boxes of oranges against the beans. The mayor helped celebrate the championship by parading along with players who rode floats through downtown on Tuesday.
Thousands of fans, waving pennants, blowing horns and snacking on ″Laker purple″ cotton candy, turned out for the festivities.
″Lakers are Magic-al,″ ″L.A. Kareem’ed the Celtics,″ and ″Lakers are ‘Worthy’ Champions,″ read signs playing on the names of court heroes Earvin ″Magic″ Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy.
The Lakers defeated the Celtics 106-93 on Sunday and took the best-of-seven championship series four games to two.