Passages

updated 07/06/1998 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/06/1998 01:00AM

In Treatment
Lamb Chop puppeteer Shari Lewis, 65, began chemotherapy on June 22 in L.A. for uterine cancer. For the time being, she'll receive care as an outpatient.

Uncoupled
Actor Gary Busey, 54, filed for divorce from his second wife, Tiani, 30, on June 9 in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The actors, who wed in September 1996, have no children.

Recuperating
Actor Buddy Ebsen, 90, star of TV's Barnaby Jones and The Beverly Hillbillies, had heart surgery on June 10 to replace his aortic valve.

Expecting
Actor-director Albert Brooks, 50, and wife Kim-berly Schlain, 32, a businesswoman, are awaiting the birth of their first child, a son, in October.

Deaths

Actress Theresa Merritt, 75, who played the mama on the '70s sitcom That's My Mama, died on June 12 in The Bronx, N.Y., after a six-year battle with skin cancer. Active in films, TV, theater and concert halls for half a century, she starred as blues chanteuse Ma Rainey in Broadway's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom....

Author Carlos Castaneda, whose books charted alternate realities and sparked wide interest in New Age spirituality, died of liver cancer in L.A. on April 27, his associates revealed in June. Castaneda is believed to have been 72....

Former baseball exec and player Al Campanis, 81, died of coronary artery disease on June 21 in L.A. In 1987 he was forced to resign after stating on national TV that African-Americans lacked some of the "necessities" required for positions in the upper echelons of professional sports management.

Wed
Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, 55, who is confined to a wheelchair, married his longtime companion and former nurse, Elizabeth Berrios, 38, on June 20 in Hollywood. Among the 150 guests were several involved in the film The People vs. Larry Flynt, including Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love and director Milos Forman. It was Flynt's fifth marriage and the bride's first.

Arrested
Troubled R&B singer Bobby Brown, 29, has another problem: On June 21, on the complaint of an unidentified woman, he was placed under citizen's arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Police booked Brown on suspicion of misdemeanor sexual battery. The victim was reportedly not Brown's wife of six years, singer Whitney Houston, 34. Brown is free on bail and will be arraigned on July 17.

Wanted
A judge in Jamaica issued a warrant for the arrest of singer Sade, 39, after she didn't show up for a court hearing on June 17 in Kingston. Last year, police charged her with dangerous driving after she led them on a high-speed chase. Sade's lawyer said his client, who has already pleaded not guilty to the accusation, had previous engagements out of the country.

Births

Sisters sorority member Sela Ward, 41, and her husband, entrepreneur Howard Sherman, 43, welcomed their second child, Anabella Raye (6 lbs. 8 ozs.) on May 30 in L.A. The couple's son, Austin, is 4....

Rebecca Miller, 35, daughter of playwright Arthur Miller and the wife of actor Daniel Day-Lewis, 41, delivered the couple's first child on June 14 in New York City. So far they're keeping their son's name a secret. Day-Lewis has another son from his relationship with actress Isabelle Adjani....

Actor Tony Randall, 78, and his wife, Heather Harlan, 27, have a new son, Jefferson Salvini (7 lbs. 2 ozs.), born on June 15 in Manhattan. The couple, who wed in 1995, have a 14-month-old, Julia.

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