Irish actor Edward Mulhare, 74, who starred on the television series The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1968-70) and Knight Rider (1982-86), died on May 24 in L.A. of lung cancer. Mulhare also played the role of Henry Higgins in the Broadway production of My Fair Lady from 1957 to 1960.
Courtney Kennedy Hill, 40, daughter of Ethel and Robert F. Kennedy, and her husband, Paul Hill, 42, welcomed their first child, a 7-lb. 4-oz. girl, Saoirse Roisin—the name is Gaelic—on May 22 in Washington. The Irish-born Hill, in a case that became the basis for the film In the Name of the Father, was one of four men who served 15 years in jail for allegedly bombing two English pubs. He was released in 1989 after a British court ruled police had altered evidence.
Actress Elisabeth Shue, 33, and her husband, television director Davis Guggenheim, 33, who wed in 1994, are expecting their first child this winter.
Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, 56, was hospitalized at an undisclosed location in late May for histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal heart infection, which forced him to cancel his European tour. Columbia Records, Dylan's label, said in a statement May 28 that the musician was undergoing treatment....
Actor Gary Busey, 52, had a-cancerous tumor removed from his sinus cavity on May 24 in L.A. Doctors expect Busey, who survived a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 1988, to make a full recovery....
Nobel Prize-winning author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 78, was released from a Moscow hospital on May 26 following treatment for a heart ailment. Solzhenitsyn, who wrote about life in Soviet labor camps in The Gulag Archipelago, returned to Russia in 1994 after spending most of his 20 years in exile in Cavendish, Vt.
Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers, 35, wed New York Times L.A. bureau chief Todd Purdum, 37, on May 25 in Chicago. It is Myers's first marriage and Purdum's second.
Rep. Susan Molinari, 39, of New York, the keynote speaker at the 1996 Republican National Convention, announced on May 28 that she will leave the House of Representatives this summer to coanchor a new CBS news program. Molinari said she wants to spend more time with her daughter Susan Ruby, 1, and her husband, Rep. Bill Paxon (R-N.Y).
On May 27, an L.A. judge ruled that actress Pamela Lee, 29, had the right to back out of the cable-TV movie Hello, She Lied—in which she was expected to appear nude and simulate sex acts—and threw out a $5 million breach-of-contract suit filed by the Private Movie Co.
Home Improvement's Tim Allen, 43, was arrested for drunk driving by Michigan police on May 24. Allen was stopped after officers allegedly spotted him driving 70 mph in a 40 mph zone in his Ferrari near his suburban Detroit home. According to police, the actor failed four sobriety tests, including counting backward and reciting the alphabet.
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