Businessman Neil Bush, 49, President Bush's brother, wed home-maker Maria Andrews, 41, March 6 in Houston. Bush, whose divorce from his first wife, Sharon, became final in April, has three teenage children.


Cheryl Hines, 38, the Emmy-nominated star of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and her husband, manager-producer Paul Young, 34, welcomed daughter Catherine Rose March 8 in L.A. It's the first child for the couple.

...It's a boy for actor Flex Alexander, 33, the star of UPN's One on One, and his wife, singer Shanice, 30. Born March 5 in L.A., Elijah joins big sister Imani Shekinah, 3.

Playwright Neil Simon, 76, received a kidney from his longtime publicist Bill Evans during a March 2 operation in New York City. The author of many popular, award-winning plays, including Lost in Yonkers and The Odd Couple, had been undergoing dialysis treatments three days a week for the past 18 months. "It's wonderful of him to do this," says Simon of his friend. Both men are expected to make a full recovery.

Two months after he disappeared (PEOPLE, Feb. 2, 2004), the body of performer Spalding Gray, 62, was found in New York City's East River on March 7. Police were investigating the possibility that Gray, who had a history of severe depression, committed suicide by jumping off the Staten Island ferry. "Obviously the family is incredibly sad," said a family friend. Gray was best known for his monologue Swimming to Cambodia, which later became a film.

Rocker David Crosby was arrested in a Manhattan hotel March 6 after a maid found marijuana, a loaded gun and several knives in his bag. Crosby, 62, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree—a felony—as well as other lesser offenses. A rep for Crosby could not be reached for comment.

On March 3 a California bank filed legal papers to force actor Don Johnson to auction off his home in Aspen to pay a $930,000 debt. City National Bank of Los Angeles said Johnson, 54, has refused to make payments on a loan he took out in 2002. Johnson's rep said the actor is in the process of refinancing the loan.


Versatile stage and screen actor Paul Winfield, 62, best known for playing civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1978 miniseries King and for his Oscar-nominated performance as a share-cropper in the 1972 drama Sounder, died March 7 in L.A. after having a heart attack....

Jerome Lawrence, 88, who with Robert E. Lee cowrote the popular Broadway plays Auntie Mame (1956) and Inherit the Wind ('55), among others, died of complications from a stroke Feb. 29 at his Malibu home....

Marge Schott, 75, the controversial, chain-smoking owner of the Cincinnati Reds from 1984 to '99, died March 2 in Cincinnati of undisclosed causes. Schott was repeatedly suspended from baseball for her offensive language and racist comments.