Former First Lady Pat Nixon, who died of lung cancer on June 22 in Park Ridge, N.J., was buried on the grounds of the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Calif., on June 26. In addition to family members, Nixon-era loyalists including Henry Kissinger, H.R. Haldeman and Charles Colson attended the service….
Catherine (Muir) Leno. 82, mother of The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno, died June 26 in Andover, Mass., of complications following cancer surgery. Jay noted that his mom, a homemaker who emigrated from Scotland as a girl, always urged him to consider his impact on others: “She said, ‘What if you hurt President Clinton’s feelings?…
Fashion designer Hannah Troy. 93, who pioneered the petite dress size for the shorter bust-to-waist lengths of many women’s bodies (as opposed to the long-waisted ideal of fashion designers), died Juno 22 after suffering a heart attack in Miami Beach.
They saw the light: After an eight-year court battle, the illegitimate daughter of country legend Hank Williams Sr., singer Cathy Yvonne Stone, 40, whose stage name is Jell Williams, has reached an undisclosed, out-of-court settlement (reportedly worth millions) with the estate of her father….
Classic soul singer Wilson Pickett, 52, pleaded guilty to assault by auto June 28 in Haekensaek. N.J., in connection with a 1992 drunk-driving incident in which he hit an 85-year-old pedestrian, who suffered head injuries. This month Pickett again faces drunk-driving and other charges for allegedly motoring across the lawn of his neighbor. Englewood, N.J., Mayor Donald Aronson, in 1991.
Movie director Lawrence Mortorff, 45, the fourth husband of actress Lindsay Wagner, 44, star of TV’s The Bionic Woman, filed for divorce in Los Angeles on June 23, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple married in May 1990 but separated in June of last year….
English papers are reporting that Patsy Smith, 49, and Stephen Wyman, 30, have called off their engagement, announced in March. Patsy is the mother of model Mandy Smith, 23, who was briefly married to Stephen’s father, ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, 56. Reports say that Patsy was angered by Stephen’s late arrival at the recent reception celebrating Mandy’s second marriage.
There’s a new short person in the life of tongue-in-cheek singer-songwriter Randy Newman. 49, and His second wife, Gretchen, 33, a home-maker. Daughter Alice Ann (8 lbs. 2 oz.) was born June 16 in Los Angeles. Alice’s brother, Patrick, is 1½ Newman has three sons from his first marriage.
Pittsburgh Penguins’ scoring whiz Mario Lemieux. 27, who earlier this year took a two-month hiatus from hockey to receive radiation for Hodgkin’s disease, married longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin. 27. on June 26 in Montreal. The couple have a 2-month-old daughter, Lauren. Doctors say the prognosis for Lemieux, who returned to the ice March 2, just 12 hours after his final radiation treatment, is good.
Rock’s favorite family man, Bruce Springsteen, 43, and his wife and sometime backup singer, Patti Scialfa, 36, expect their third child in January. The baby will join siblings Evan James, 3, and Jessica Rae, 1½.