British actor Peter Cushing, 81, best known for his roles in at least 20 horror movies, including Baron Frankenstein in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), died of cancer on Aug. 11 in Canterbury, England. Cushing first found work in Hollywood in 1939's The Man in the Iron Mask. In 1977 he played the evil commander Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars....
Once recognized as the "world's strongest man," Paul Anderson, 61, died of complications stemming from kidney failure on Aug. 15 in Vidalia, Ga. Born in Toccoa, Ga., Anderson won a gold weight-lifting medal in the superheavy-weight division at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. In 1957 he made the Guinness Book of World Records after lifting 6,270 pounds. For the past 33 years he had operated a home for juvenile delinquents.
Actor James Caan, 54, entered a drug-rehabilitation center two weeks ago and is "doing great," according to his spokesman.
Naomi Judd, 48, and her daughter Wynonna, 30, are suing their business partner, Steve Pritchard, 51, for unspecified damages, claiming he failed to turn over some of the money they earned as the Judds. On Aug. 9 the Judds filed suit in Nashville accusing him of fraud, breach of contract and unjust enrichment....
Actor Jon Voight, 56, filed suit for unspecified damages against his business partner, producer Laura Pels, 60ish, in L.A. on Aug. 15 for breach of contract. The actor charges that Pels's true motivation for going into business with him in 1992 was to develop a romantic relationship and that when he rebuffed her she refused to meet financing obligations of several movie projects.
Carlos the Jackal, 44, the world's most wanted terrorist for the past 20 years, was arrested on Aug. 15 in Khartoum, Sudan. The same day, he was turned over to authorities in France, where he was convicted in absentia in 1992 for killing two French counterintelligence agents in 1975. Best known for the seizure of OPEC ministers as hostages in Vienna in 1975, he is also suspected of killing more than a dozen other people in France in various bombing incidents and has boasted of killing 83 people in his career. The Jackal's nickname derives from the title of Frederick Forsyth's novel The Day of the Jackal.
Actress Kirstie Alley, 39, and husband Parker Stevenson, 42, adopted a a baby girl, whom they have named Lillie Price, almost five weeks ago. Lillie and her brother William True, 2, recently accompanied Alley to Woodstock '94.
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