Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on March 21, 1982 · Page 150
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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 150

Rochester, New York
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Sunday, March 21, 1982
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ft 38 SH017 STOPPERS DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE, MARCH 21, 1982 Nolte: Chunky. What's this about Nick Nolte letting himself go and getting fat? E.K. Nolte, who will be 41 this month, has developed a fairly well-concealed but noticeable spare tire. But he's not a fatty. During a recent chat in Chicago, Nolte claimed the extra pounds were gained for a part in That Championship Season, a movie project that fell through with the death of co-star William Holden. In his current movie, Cannery Row, Nolte plays a seedy marine biologist, a part that hasn't enhanced the rough-hewn glamour potential he showed in his Rich Man, Poor Man TV days. Since his accident, has Richard Pryor slowed down? W.R. Yes and no. He believes in working hard but also taking long breaks for R&R. Pryor is now so super successful he can afford to relax a bit He has a home on the Hawaiian island of Maui where he gets away from it all. And after completing a movie based on his comedy routine, Pryor took off for a Caribbean cruise on a chartered yacht. But then it was back to the salt mines co-starring with Jackie Gleason in a movie called The Toy, then an appearance in Superman III with Chris Reeve and the lead in a screen biography of the legendary jazz figure Charlie Parker. Is singer Jack Jones married? L.L For the last four years, Jones and his wife, Kathy, have apparently enjoyed a pretty solid marriage. That was good news for Jones since, at 40, he's no longer quite the flashy, show bizzy figure he used to be. He grew up in show business his father was Allan Jones, a romantic leading man of the '30s and '40s who rode The Donkey Serenade to fame; t his mother was actress Irene Her-vey. Jones has paid some marital dues. When we last checked he'd been married three times, once to actress Jill St. John in the late 1960s. But the latest word from London, where Jones was recently working, wasn't good. He and his wife had decided on a separation, at least for a while. What became of Brooke Shields' plan to attend college? D.F. I checked with Brooke and her ever-influential mom, Teri, and they say going to college is uppermost in Brooke's mind. It does appear Shields, 16, has eyes only for the Ivy League, that group of Eastern schools considered super-selective. Shields doesn't say which college she has in mind, although she visited Princeton not too long ago. Since yearly tuition plus room and board now is approaching $12,000 at some of these schools, Brooke might have to continue making movies just to pay her school costs. Clayburgh: Not sedate.' As a dedicated Jill Clayburgh fan, I'm disappointed she granted hardly any interviews in connection with her movies Starting Over and First Monday in October. Will she maintain this low profile for her new film, Fm Dancing as Fast as I Can'! P.H. Studio word is that Jill is extremely sympathetic to this story about a young TV executive's dependence on the tranquilizer Valium and how it affected her life. She's so gung ho on the subject and its script (written by her husband, playwright David Rabe) that she's now most willing to participate in interviews to help all she can although as a mother-to-be (in June) Jill can't overdo it. Gere: He'll never tell. Why does Richard Gere hate to be interviewed or photographed in public places? E.J. Gere has always played the by-now-cliched role of private-movie-star-in-a-public-place whenever he's been approached by the press. That means he makes something of a game dodging reporters and photographers. He's especially touchy about his romantic life. I spotted him at a New York awards ceremony, accompanied by a mysterious, mini-skirted young woman identified only as Tina Gere had been see- ' ing a young Brazilian painter, Sylvia Martins, for some time, but apparently she's joined the list of his ex-girlfriends that also includes actresses Barbara Carrera -and Tuesday Weld. Any credence to reports that Greta Garbo's well-known yearning for seclusion is intensifying with the years? L.V. Don't you believe a word of it , According to my reports, Gar bo is, if anything, a more sociable and outgoing creature than ever before. The legendary star, in a down coat and tight-fitting wool cap, recently attended an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, at which guests found her to be surprisingly warm and animated. She and her youngish escort then proceeded to another opening, where she charmingly sipped wine, smiling and waving at those who recognized her. What ever happened to singer Jane Morgan? L.P. Jane retired when she married agent Jerry Weintraub. Jane says she's delighted that they're financially comfortable and has no desire to go back to singing as many of the stars of her era have. Robin Adams Sloan

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