With his One Day at a Time costar Bonnie Franklin in attendance, actor Pat Harrington (the sitcom's meddlesome building super Schneider), 71, married his longtime girlfriend, Sally Cleaver, 52, an insurance exec, on May 12 in Los Angeles. It was the second marriage for both.
Actor Whitman Mayo, Fred Sanford's sidekick Grady on Stanford and Son, died of heart failure at age 70 on May 22 in Atlanta. Mayo's all-purpose expression "Good goobily goop!" became his TV trademark....
Entrepreneur victor Kiam II, 74, famous for his self-starring Remington commercials of the 1980s ("I liked the shaver so much I bought the company!"), died on May 27 of undisclosed causes in Stamford, Conn....
Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, whose 1960 picture of revolutionist Che Guevara became an icon the world over, died of a heart attack in Paris on May 25. He was 72 and last year won an undisclosed settlement from an ad agency that used the famous photo in a vodka ad without permission....
Parade magazine's Hollywood tattler Lloyd Shearer, 84, who wrote a Q&A column under the byline Walter Scott, died on May 24 of a heart attack in L.A.
On May 29 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that disabled golfer Casey Martin, 29, has a legal right to ride in a golf cart between shots during PGA tournaments. Some pro golfers (including Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer) had opposed special accommodations, arguing that part of the game was the ability to walk an 18-hole course.
On May 23 a jury in Orchard Park, N.Y., acquitted country singer Tim McGraw, 34, of charges he assaulted a sheriff's deputy at a music festival near Buffalo last year. Singer Kenny Chesney, 33, and McGraw's production manager Mark Russo were also cleared of wrongdoing....
In a New York City courtroom on May 23 shoe designer Steve Madden, 44, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and money laundering dating back to 1993. He faces 41 to 51 months in prison and must pay more than $5 million in restitution.
Jack Lemmon, 76, is recovering at a Los Angeles hospital from having an inflamed gallbladder removed. At press time he was in stable condition. The actor was recently hospitalized with pneumonia.
Singer-songwriter Billy Preston, 54, best known for his 1974 hit "Nothing from Nothing," entered a Nashville hospital on May 23, when he was diagnosed with kidney disease caused by high blood pressure. Preston had been touring as a member of Eric Clapton's band since May 6.
An injunction that stalled the publication of a novel that retells Gone with the Wind from the perspective of a slave has been lifted. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled in favor of 42-year-old author Alice Randall, whose The Wind Done Gone borrows several characters from the 1936 classic (PEOPLE, May 7, 2001). The estate of Margaret Mitchell had tried to block the new book on the grounds of copyright infringement.