Kathie Lee Gifford, 36, the excitable co-host of the syndicated Live with Regis & Kathie Lee TV show and the spokesperson for Carnival Cruise Lines, had a baby boy, Cody Newton, by cesarean section on March 22 in New York City. The father of the 8-lb., 15-oz. baby is ex-football star and ABC Monday Night Football commentator Frank Gifford, 59, who jokes that his youngest son has "a lot of hair, and it's parted on the right side." Gifford has three children from his first marriage, to Maxine Ewart, and five grandchildren. The Gif-fords chose the name Cody after seeing Cleveland Browns tackle Cody Risien play in a game last fall, and appropriately enough the two Codys now share a birthday. Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee's impish co-host, had pleaded with her on the air to name the baby after him. "I threw out Xavier once too, which is my confirmation name, but they didn't go for it," says Phil-bin, "so I guess I struck out twice. Hey, I'm just a co-host."...
And, in other baby news, CBS Morning News anchor Faith Daniels, 33, and her husband, local New York City TV news executive Dean Daniels, 32, had a baby girl, Alyx Rae Daniels, on March 25. The couple already have a son, Andrew, 3.
René Enriquez, 56 (below), died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Tarzana, Calif. The actor, who was of Nicaraguan descent, played the excessively apprehensive Police Lt. Ray Callentano on NBC's Hill Street Blues from 1981 to 1986. James B. Sikking, a fellow HSB cast member, says, "Even though our characters on Hill Street Blues were always at odds, we were not at odds in life. I'll miss mi amigor
Richard Pryor, 49, is doing well after a heart attack that one of his doctors describes as "not so minor." The comic suffered the attack while vacationing in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Richard Grossman, a burn specialist who treated Pryor after he accidentally set himself on fire in 1980 while freebasing cocaine, says Pryor's "doing real well, and his attitude is good too."