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Harry Morgan, who played two memorable characters on “MASH” and “Dragnet” and was in more than 100 movies, often with film giants, passed away at the age of 96 in his Los Angeles home.
Morgan was in “The Ox-Bow Incident" in 1943 with Henry Fonda, “High Noon” in 1952 with Gary Cooper, “The Glenn Miller Story” in 1954 with Jimmy Stewart and “Inherit The Wind” in 1960 with Spencer Tracy.
Talk about performing with the film gods!
Morgan joined “MASH” in 1975 after McLean Stevenson, who played another popular character, the unit's commanding officer, left the series. That’s not an easy task to replace a well-estabished series character.
Harry and his first wife, Eileen, who died in 1985 after 45 years of marriage, had four children. His second wife, Barbara Bushman, survives.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Former BJ photographer Tom Marvin, who plays his guitar on his farm near Salt Fork Park in Ohio and wherever he travels around the country and beyond, has a musical memory with Curt:
Curt's response to this article:
Wish I were still 70 but turned 73 last month. Since I resigned from my previous regular organ job in 2014 I have been subbing at various area churches and decided I missed the regular weekly commitment so I was very happy to begin at Brecksville United Methodist Nov. 17—a warm and welcoming congregation and home to a beautiful Casavant pipe organ.
Didn't really cover labor at the ABJ but worked on State Desk, covered police and was finally on the night city desk as well as religion writer when I went to work for the URW in 1974..
Son Curt Jr. just finished his MFA in Book Art and Fiction at Mills College graduate school in Oakland, CA. where he also studied electronic music as electives.
Good memories of three years at ABJ '71-'74 which was by far the greatest newspaper in Ohio at the time.
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Later, Dale corrected himself. It was his hip, not his knee, that was replaced. You know, the bone higher up than the knee.
Dale blamed the error on being drugged out. I find that a completely justifiable excuse.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Former BJ features writer Bill O’Connor has published his third
novel, “The Era of Long Thoughts” ($21 for paperback version via Amazon.com).
Bill was at a momentous BJ reunion in Primo’s Deli in Akron in 2010. At the same table were BJ television critics whose Ol’ Blue Walls efforts spanned three decades: David Bianculli (1980-83), David’s successor, Mark Dawidziak, who slinked off to the PD for even greater success; and Rich Heldenfels, who replaced Mark and eventually dropped his insistence on keeping the off-putting R.D. byline.
Also at the lunch were the late Joan Rice, super nova food writer Jane Snow, former PD and BJ classical music critic Don Rosenberg and John Olesky, who was TV Editor for Bianculli, Dawidziak and Heldenfels and made them all better writers for it. Yeah, right.
Bianculli lives in Cherry Hill, NJ, which is across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, where O'Connor once lived.
His previous novels are “Bums and Hershey Bars,” which began as a master’s thesis at Bowling Green, published in 1965, and “The Legend of Horn Mountain,” an adventure story written for those in their early teen years, set in Montana where Bill lived for eight years.Bill’s email address is interesting. firstname.lastname@example.org
After reading this article, Bill explained why he is “loco”:
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Barbara Galloway Mudrak, a reporter for nearly two dozen years at the BJ till her 2001 buyout, is celebrating her 41st wedding anniversary to Pete Mudrak, a Columbiana County farmer.
Barb also is the adviser for the Red and Blue Flyer at Alliance High. Barb and Pete have two sons who got their educations at Kent State and Auburn.
Barb’s grandfather, sculpture Andrew Galloway, left evidence of his talent in churches all over the Cleveland area.