Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 18, 1976 · Page 128
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 128

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 18, 1976
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WALTBI SCOT'S 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. // Gerald Ford doesn't make it as President, where will he retire. Grand Rapids, Mich., or Alexandria, Va.f--l. He/man, Dayton, Ohio. A. Most probably to Alexandria, where the Fords lived for years when Ford was a Congressman from Michigan. Q. I understand they are making a sequel to "laws" called "laws II." When will the film be ready? Who will be in it?--Ruth Kahn, Larchmont, N.Y. A. "Jaws II" will get underway at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., during the summer of 1977. Roy Scheider and Lorraine Gary will star in it. There will be no Richard Dreyfuss, no Robert Shaw. There will, however, be a new shark now going under construction. GENE KELLY WITH BRIDGET AND TIM Q. How come someone as attractive, talented, and "^vealthy as dancer Gene Kelly is not married? -Helene Martinson, Salt Lake City, Utah. A. Dancer Gene Kelly is 63. Three years ago, his second wife, whom he married in 1960, died of cancer. Kelly has yet to recover from that tragedy. "It's not easy to forget," he says. "Jeannie was such a wonderful girl. I live simply with a housekeeper who's an excellent cook. I'm not too bad at cooking myself. My life these days is built more or less around my two children, Tim, 11, and Bridget, 14. There have been a lot of rumors linking me with one young woman and then another, but at the moment I have no plans to remarry." Kelly's first wife was Betsy Blair, whom he married in 1941. They were divorced in 1957 and have a daughter, Kerry. ». Q. / notice that limmy Carter smiles a lot, but does . he have a sense of humor?--Robert Blake, Albany, Ca. A. Garter has a sense of humor, but it is not as yet well-developed. Q. Is it true that Belle Davis once said, "No topflight actress should be married. She should take lovers instead"?--Murray Levine, Wilmington, Del. A. In her 68 years Bette Davis has said that among many other things. She has also said that a topflight actress csn be happily married only to a weak husband. Bette has been married unsuccessfully to a variety of husbands, strong and weak. Q. How much money has the federal government given to the family of Army chemist Frank Olson who was poisoned by the CIA? What is the true story of that incident?--P.O., Provo, Utah. A. The Senate recently voted to give $1,250,000 compensation to the family of Frank Olson, U.S. Army chemist who committed suicide after being drugged with LSD. Olson was given the LSD without his knowledge while attending a meeting in New York in 1953 with CIA personnel who were working on the LSD project. Olson was aware of CIA plans to give the drug to unsuspecting patients but was not told it had been given to him until 20 minutes after, the fact. He subsequently developed serious side effects, was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment, later jumped to death from the 10th floor of his hotel. He left a wife and three children who will receive the $1,250,000. Sen. "Mac" Mathias (R., Md.) was highly instrumental in securing compensation for the Olson family. HENRY KISSINGER AND JILL ST. JOHN AT A1973 PARTY IN SAN CLEMENTS Q. Was there ever anything between Henry Kissinger and till St. lohn or the other starlets Kissinger used to date before he married his present and second wife, Nancy?--M.H., Washington, D.C. A. Nothing serious between Jill St. John and Kissinger, who was frequently used as a front in Hollywood. Much more between Kissinger and starlets Marianne Hill and Judy Brown. - Q. When Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles, was his wife Ethel pregnant? Is there a chance that she will marry again? -- 5am Hall, Charleston, S.C. A. Robert Kennedy was gunned down in Los Angeles June 5, 1968. His wife gave birth to their daughter Rory Elizabeth Catherine six months later. It was her 11th child. Her friends predict that she will not marry again. Q. / understand come- · dian Redd Foxx is dating a black giantess who is 6 feet 6. Can you identify her?--lona /ones, Phila- dephia. A. Among others, Foxx has been dating Tamara Dobson, formerly of Baltimore and star of several films. She is 6 feet 1. Q. Who owns the Book-of- the-Month Club, founded in 1926?--Marvin Corsiglia, Clifton, NJ. A. The Book-of-the-Month Club is a publicly held corporation, controlled by the family of its founder, Harry Scherman, who died in 1969. It also owns the Dol- TAMARA DOBSON phin Book Club, the Fortune Book Club, the Cooking and Crafts Book Club and the Quality Paperback Book Club. Q. How much does the Prime Minister of Great Britain get in annual salary?--Fred Gersh, Des Moines, Iowa. A. £20,000 a year, or, at the current rate of exchange, less than $40,000. · Q. How old is Betty Furness, and will she replace Barbara Walters on the "Today" TV show? I also notice that Sen. Ed Brooke (R., Mass.) has divorced his wife. Does that mean he soon will marry Barbara Walters?--C.L., Roxbury, Mass. A. Betty Furness is 60. She is one of the possible replacements for Barbara Walters. It is true that Brooke has instituted proceedings to divorce his wife, but there is practically no chance of his marrying Barbara 3 efS ' 6 WALTER SCOTM976 THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE chairman of the board, ARTHUR H. MOTLEY president, |AMES McAUISTER editor, JESS GORKIN publisher, WARREN J. REYNOLDS editor at large, LLOYD SHEARER managing editor, JAMES D. 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