Marlee Matlin, 28, costar of NBC’s Reasonable Doubts and the first deaf performer to win a Best Actress Oscar (for 1986’s Children of a Lesser God), married Kevin Grandalski, 28, a suburban L.A. traffic policeman, on Aug. 29 at the Los Angeles home of actor-director Henry Winkler. It is the first marriage for both….
Elton John’s frequent lyricist, Bernic Taupin, 43, has found the One. She is Stephanie Haymes. 34, a restaurateur and the daughter of the late big-band singer Dick Haymes and his fifth wife, songstress Fran Jeffries. Haymes and Taupin wed on Aug. 21 at Taupin’s home in Ynez, Calif.
Lonesome Dove and Silver Spoons star Kick Schroder, 23, and his wife, Andrea, 21, became the parents of a second son, Luke (9 lbs. 11 oz.), born in Grand Junction, Colo., on Aug. 13. His big brother, Holden, is almost 2….
Actor-producer Tim Matheson, 45, (Fallen Angels) and wife Megan, 34, a ballet dancer, announced the birth of their son, Cooper Timothy (8 lbs. 14 oz.), on Aug. 12 in Los Angeles. The couple already have two daughters, Emma and Molly.
Charles in Charge star Scott Baio, 32, and Pamela Anderson, 26, Home Improvement’s ex-“Tool Time” girl turned Baywatch babe, announced plans to marry next summer. It’s a first wedding for both.
TriStar Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy, 52, and wife Patricia. 39, a political activist, have separated amicably after seven years.
Acting Secretary of the Army John W. Shannon, 59, was charged with misdemeanor theft of property for shoplifting a woman’s skirt and matching blouse, valued at $30, on Aug. 26 at the Fort Myer Post Exchange in Arlington, Va. Shannon, who could face up to one year in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000, has placed himself on administrative leave….
Frederic Tokars, 40, the Atlanta lawyer named but not indicted in court in June as part of a plot to kill his wife, Sara, 39 (PEOPLE, Aug. 2), was arrested at his Palm Beach, Fla., condominium on Aug. 25 and charged with murder for hire, racketeering, money laundering and drug conspiracy. Tokars pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Richard Jordan. 56, best known for his Golden Globe Award-winning role as the Irish immigrant who rose to power in the 1976 series Captains and the Kings, died of a brain tumor on Aug. 30 at his home in Los Angeles. Because of his illness, the actor had been forced to drop out of the current box office hit The Fugitive, in which he was to appear as Dr. Charles Nichols….
Drag film star Dorian Corey, 56, who appeared in Paris Is Burning, the 1991 documentary about the world of female impersonators, died of AIDS on Aug. 29 in a New York City hospital.