Action film director John Sturges, 82, whose 42 feature films included Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) and The Magnificent Seven (1960), died of emphysema on Aug. 18 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The careers of many tough-guy actors zoomed after starring in Sturges films….
Trend-setting Savile Row tailor Tommy Nutter, 49, who popularized bell-bottom pants and wide lapels during the swinging ’60s, died of an AIDS-related illness on Aug. 17 in London. Nutter draped the Beatles, Twiggy, Elton John and Mick Jagger and costumed Jack Nicholson’s Joker character in Batman….
Photographer Barbara Morgan, 92, whose portraits of dance diva Martha Graham captured the dramatic spirit of the choreographer’s work, died Aug. 17 in North Tarrytown, N.Y.
She’s having my baby: An unnamed surrogate mother had an 8-lb. 3-oz. baby boy for soap star Deidre Hall, 44, who had been unable to conceive, and her husband, producer Steve Sohmer, 50. The baby, the couple’s first, was born on Aug. 23 in Los Angeles. Hall, who stars on Days of Our Lives, and Sohmer have named the baby David Atticus….
It’s nirvana in the nursery for rockers Kurt Cobain, 25, and Courtney Love, 26, members, respectively, of the groups Nirvana and Hole. The two have produced their first single together, daughter Frances Bean, 6 lbs., 4 ozs., who arrived Aug. 18 in L.A….
Father Dowling Mysteries star Tracy Nelson, 28, and her husband, actor Billy Moses, 32, formerly of Falcon Crest, added the newest twig to the famous Nelson (as in Ozzie and Harriet) family tree on Aug. 11 in L.A. The couple’s new daughter, Remington Elizabeth—Ricky’s first grandchild—weighed in at 7 lbs., 13 ozs. “The baby is really wonderful. She makes being a mom really easy,” Nelson gushes….
Today news anchor Margaret Larson, 34, and her husband, Tim, an independent producer, broadcast their own special bulletin Aug. 19 when their first child, son Kyle Benjamin (8 lbs., 4 ozs.), was born in New York City.
Occupational safety watch: First, NBC today show anchor Bryant Gumbel, 43, showed up with a cast on his right arm last month after damaging ligaments while chasing, by car, a hippo for a Today segment shot in Kenya. Now, Good Morning America cohost Joan Lunden, 41, has broken her left shoulder. The injury happened Aug. 20 when she was thrown from a horse while practicing show-jumping in Connecticut. Lunden will continue her GMA duties in a sling and a brace for the next six weeks.
Newlywed Whitney Houston, 29, has all the man she needs with new hubby Bobby Brown, 23, but a greater love is still to come. The singers, who wed on July 18, are expecting their first child in the spring. Brown has three other children, all out of wedlock….
Ex-Eagle Glenn Frey, 43, and his wife, Cindy, 27, plan on welcoming a second child next spring. Daughter Taylor is 18 months old.