Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 4, 1976 · Page 81
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 81

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 4, 1976
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ML1HI SCOTS Want the facts? Want to learn the truth about prominent personalities? Want informed opinion? Write Walter Scott, Parade, 733 3rd Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. Your full name will be used unless otherwise requested. Volume of mail received makes personal replies impossible. Q. Former Vice President Spiro Agnew now says that he was innocent of any crime and was "shamelessly tried in the media." If that is true, why did Agnew resign from office? Won't we soon be hearing the same ihing from Richard Nixon, how he, too, was guiltless of any crime?--T. V., Washington, D.C. A. Men like Agnew and Nixon do not resign from the highest offices in the land because they are guiltless. Q. On May 24th, 7976, the first British Airways Concorde was flown to the US. How come no member of the British Royal Family was aboard?--lohn C. Knox, Merion, Pa. A. British Airways wanted Prince Charles, heir to the throne, to head the passenger list, but he was on duty with the navy. Princess Anne was training for a horse show. The Queen and her husband were preparing to fly to Finland. In some quarters it was said that members of the Royal Family felt the Con; corde flight would arouse protests by the American environmental movement and therefore they had best avoid it. JERRY BROWN LIVUUMANN Q. Was there ever anything serious between Gov. jerry Brown of California and the Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann?--O. P.. Sacramento, Cal. A. Nothing serious. He took her out a few times. Q. Martha Mitchell, who passed away recently--was she the first or second wife of former Attorney General John Mitchell?--Theresa Deardurff, Long Beach, N.Y. A. She was his second wffe. The first wife and family of John Mitchell live very private lives, remain out of the public press. Q. What is Danny Kaye's real name and age?--Pinfcy Brown, Mobile, Ala. A. Danny Kaye was born David Kaminsky in New York City, Jan. 18,1913. MR. AND MRS. PETER FALK BEFORE THEIR DIVORCE Q. Peter Falk, star of the TV series "Columbo," was recently divorced. Did success go to his head?-Mar/on Margulies, West Palm Beach, Fla. A. Very few actors who make it in Hollywood remain married to their first wives. In some cases first wives remind them of their days of failure and rejection. Q. What e the real name of "Bricktop," that marvelous old black woman who for so many years ran the best nightclubs in Paris and Rome? What-is the real name and age of Stepin Fetchit?--Ellis lohnston, Philadelphia. A. Bricktop, 81, was born Ada Smith, is known as the young lady for whom the late Cole Porter wrote "Miss Otis Regrets." Bricktop appears in nightclubs when her health allows. Stepin Fetchit's real name is Lincoln Perry. He is 84 and a film comedian of the 1930's. Q. f am puzzled about the difference politically between President Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. Is there any difference? Aren't they both conservative Republicans?--A. T. Lerner, Palm Springs, Cal. A. Ford is a pragmatist, Reagan an ideologue. Q. / know that tennis champion I'tmmy Connors and his agent Bill Riordan have split. How much money does Riordan want?--/.. C., iong Branch, N. J. A. Riordan has sued Jimmy Connors' for 15% of all the money earned by the tennis star since March, 1972. Riordan claims that Connors has failed to pay him for services as "exclusive personal manager." Both Connors and his mother Gloria' have been served in the action. Q. Who are limmy Carter's closest advisers? Aren't they a bunch of hero-worshipping kids?--S. L, North Miami, Fla. A. Hamilton Jordan, 31, is Jimmy Carter's campaign manager. He began to work for Carter in 1966. Jody Powell, 32, Carter's press secretary, began as a Carter chauffeur in 1970. Both are dedicated and devoted to their boss. Charles Kirbo, 59, is a third advisor, more in the candidate's age-bracket Kirbo is an Atlanta-based corporation attorney who represented Carter in an election dispute 14 years ago. In 1971, when Carter was Governor of Georgia, he offered to appoint Kirbo to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacated seat of the Senate's most powerful member, the late Richard Russell. Kirbo declined the offer. Q. / read 1 that our Navy plans to build at least 11 Trident nuclear missile-firing .submarines, each of which will cost $1.7 billion. How many medical schools can be built in this country for $1.7 billion? --Andrew Wilson, Columbus, Ohio. A. Perhaps 200. - RUDOLF NUREYEV Q. How old is Rudolf Nureyev, the great Russian dancer, and will the Soviets ever allow him to see his family again?--Leo luft, Staten Island, N.Y. A. Nureyev was bom in 1938. He defected when the Kirov Ballet was touring in Paris more than 15 years ago. The Soviet authorities permit him to talk to his mother and three sisters on the long-distance telephone, but they will not allow him to visit or permit any member of his family to leave the Soviet Union. Some future Soviet administration may turn more lenient, but Nureyev is not particularly optimistic on that score. © WAITER SCOTT 1976 THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE JULY 4,1976 chairman of the board, ARTHUR H. MOTLEY president, JAMES McAUtSTHt editor, IBS COUCIN publisher, WARREN |. REYNOLDS editor at large, LLOYD SHEARER managing editor, 1AMES 0. HEAD senior editors, HERBERT K.UPFERBERG, DAVID PALEY art director, ANTHONY LA KOTONDA associate editors, JONATHAN MAUN, UNDA GUTSTEIN, NOEL HUMPHREYS, PAM PROCTOR, JOHN G. ROGERS, ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN, ROBERT WALTERS, L H. WHITTEMORE assistant art director, ROBERT L PETERSON art associates, CANDICE CUUERT, At TROIANI assistant to the editor, MARION LONG editorial assistants, DORIS SCHORTMAN, MARTIN TIMINS home economics, DEMETRIA TAYLOR fashion, VIRGINIA POPE cartoon editor, LAWRENCE LARIAR Washington,' bureau chief, JACK ANDERSON; FRED BLUMENTHAL, OPAL GINN, CODY SHEARER west coast bureau, CHARLES PETERSON europe, CONNECTICUT WALKER Australia, PATRICIA ANCLY © 1976, Parade Publications, Inc., 733 Third Ave., N«w York, N.Y. 10017. All rights reserved under International and Pan American Copyright Conventions. Reproduction in whole or in part of any article without permission is prohibited. PARADE*; Matca Rex. Please address editorial contributions to: Articles, Parade, 733 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. Although reasonable care will be taken. Parade is not responsible for unsolicited material.

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