11:20 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 02/05/2013 01:15PM
Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis, a 10-season All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player who inspired the character portrayed by Geena Davis in 1992's A League of Their Own, died of natural causes on Saturday in Van Nuys, Calif. She was 88.
Her death was reported Tuesday by the sports blog Big League Stew.
"I know what it's like for your dream to come true, mine did," the Los Angeles-born Paire-Davis told the Associated Press in 1995, when she was 70. "Baseball was the thing I had the most fun doing. It was like breathing."
Originally posted 05/04/2006 08:00AM
On the same day Geena Davis accepted an award for her portrayal of a female President, ABC shelved Commander in Chief for the crucial May ratings sweeps – effectively making the White House drama a lame duck.
Originally posted 02/13/2006 07:35AM
Geena Davis's presidency is going on hiatus even sooner than previously expected.
Originally posted 01/30/2006 07:50AM
It's starting to look as if Geena Davis will be a one-term President.
Originally posted 05/18/2004 08:00AM
CAST: Andre Benjamin of OutKast, better known as Andre 3000, will take his first movie leading man role in an as-yet untitled project set in the mid-'70s. Benjamin, 28, will star as an upper-middle-class musical prodigy who falls in love with a white, lower-class free spirit, reports Variety. Production is due to begin in October in New Orleans. The director is Paris Barclay, whose credits include episodes of TV's The West Wing and the feature Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
Originally posted 04/19/2002 12:00PM
Geena Davis is an amazing new mom, her father tells PEOPLE. Even more so since she's 46, an advanced age for a first-time mother, experts say.
Originally posted 04/18/2002 10:00AM
Geena Davis had a decision to make. A Big Decision. Atthe age of 46, the statuesque movie star was very pregnant -- make that very, very pregnant -- and driving with her husband, physician Reza Jarrahy, 31, near her home in San Diego. She could reach the nearest hospital in 10 minutes or turn the car onto the 5 freeway and drive two hours to the L.A. hospital where she'd undergone months of prenatal care. "They decided to take their chances and head to L.A.," says her dad, retired engineer William Davis, 88. "There was nothing much happening when they started the ride, but by the end plenty was happening." By 2 p.m. April 10, the elder Davis, who lives in Wareham, Mass., got the happy news that his daughter had given birth to a 6-lb., 11-oz. girl. Naming his only grandchild might have been tough, but bringing little Alizeh Keshvar Davis Jarrahy into the world was evidently not. "She never had one problem during her pregnancy, not one bit of morning sickness," says Davis. "And Geena said the birth was no big deal. She was in labor something like 4 1/2 hours. For a first-time birth, and at her age, it's amazing. She's amazing."
Originally posted 09/05/2001 01:00AM
The Oscar winner and ex-TV star said "I do" to a surgeon 15 years her junior over the weekend. The L.A. couple wed in the Hamptons.
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