Passages

updated 08/30/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/30/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Rugged leading man Stewart Granger, 80, who starred in more than 60 films, including King Solomon's Mines (1950) and a remake of The Prisoner of Zenda (1952), died of prostate and bone cancer on Aug. 16 at a hospital in Santa Monica. The British-born Granger became a movie star in England in the '40s, moved to Hollywood in the '50s, worked in European films in the '60s and appeared on TV in the '70s, notably in the western series The Men from Shiloh (1970-71). He starred on Broadway in 1989 with Rex Harrison in The Circle. Granger was married three times; his second wife was actress Jean Simmons....

Costume designer Irene Sharaff, 83, who won five Oscars and a Tony award for her creations, died of emphysema and heart failure on Aug. 16 in New York City. Sharaff designed costumes for 40 movies and more than 60 Broadway shows, including both the film and stage versions of The King and I, West Side Story and Funny Girl.

TV evangelist Robert Tilton, 47, whose Sunday morning sermons are broadcast from his Word of Faith church in Dallas to more than 212 stations nationwide, announced on Aug. 15 to his congregation that he and his wife, Marte, 46, are divorcing after 25 years of marriage....

Director Oliver Stone, 46, filed for divorce from his wife, Elizabeth, 43, on Aug. 11 in L.A., citing irreconcilable differences. Elizabeth had filed for divorce herself back on May 24, but had withdrawn her petition two days later. Stone is not seeking custody of the couple's two young sons.

Clint Eastwood, 63, and Unforgiven costar and offscreen love Frances Fisher, 41, welcomed their firstborn, Francesca Ruth (6 lbs. 2 oz.) last week in Carmel, Calif. The birth marks Fisher's debut as a morn. Eastwood has two children—Kyle, 24, a musician, and Allison, 21, an actress—from a previous marriage....

Who is Emily Grace? Jeopardy! fans, hit those buzzers: She's the new 7-lb. 14-oz. daughter of game show host Alex Trebek, 53, and his wife, businesswoman Jean, 28. The baby was born Aug. 16 in L.A. The couple have a son, Matthew, 2.

Kimberly Mays, 14, who was swapped at birth in a Florida hospital and sought this year to "divorce" her biological parents, Ernest and Regina Twigg, received a ruling from a Sarasota circuit court on Aug. 18. The judge decreed that the Twiggs "have no legal interest in or rights to Kimberly Mays" and should have no contact with her, and that Robert Mays, the man who raised her after the death of his wife, will remain her legal father. No "divorce" was formally granted....

Paula Abdul. 30, had cause to do one of her patented high kicks on Aug. 12 when a jury in L.A. concluded that she was the only person who sang lead vocals on her 1988 debut album, Forever Your Girl. Abdul's record company, Virgin, had been sued for $3 million by backup singer and songwriter Yvette Marine, 28, who claimed that she had co-sung lead on some of the songs, including the hit "Opposites Attract."

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