Ivory Jeff Clinton
March 01, 2010 12:00 PM


Transgender male Thomas Beatie, 36, the headline-making “Pregnant Man,” is awaiting a third child with wife Nancy, 47. The couple have a daughter, Susan, 20 months, and an 8-month-old son, whose name they have not revealed.


German tennis champ Boris Becker, 42, became a dad again with the arrival of son Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis, his first child with his wife, Dutch model Sharlely Kerssenberg, 33, in London Feb. 10. He has sons Noah, 16, and Elias, 10, and daughter Anna, 9, from previous relationships.


Singer Chynna Phillips (inset), 42, has checked herself into rehab for anxiety, her rep said Feb. 15. “With the full support of her family and friends, she is looking forward to her recovery,” says her manager. Chynna is the half sister of actress Mackenzie Phillips, 50—who claimed last fall to have had a sexual relationship with their late father, musician John Phillips, sparking a family crisis. Chynna is married to actor William Baldwin, and they have three kids.


Former Democratic congressman Charlie Wilson, 76, the 12-term representative portrayed by Tom Hanks in the movie Charlie Wilson’s War, died of cardiac arrest in Lufkin, Texas, Feb. 10—more than two years after undergoing a heart transplant. He was a notoriously hard-partying playboy, as depicted in the 2007 film, until gaining a new image after spearheading the secret effort to funnel billions of dollars in arms to Afghan rebels fighting the Soviets in the 1980s. “I think Charlie Wilson is a fascinating example of how things can get done from the oddest quarters,” said Hanks. “A no-good, do-nothing guy from a little section of Texas that doesn’t mean anything. And in fact, a guy like that can change the world.” • The Knack frontman Doug Fieger, 57, whose band scored Billboard’s No. 1 single in 1979 with “My Sharona,” died in Woodland Hills, Calif., Feb. 14, following bouts with brain and lung cancer. • British author Dick Francis, 89, a former champion jockey, died at his home in the Cayman Islands Feb. 14. After retiring from horse racing in 1957, he won three Edgar Allen Poe awards for his mystery novels Forfeit (1968), Whip Hand (1979) and Come to Grief (1995).


Walter Fredrick

Morrison, 90—credited with inventing the Frisbee—died at his home in Monroe, Utah, Feb. 9, following a battle with cancer. The former World War II pilot was inspired at 17, after spinning the lid of a popcorn tin in the air while playing outdoors in California. He sold the rights to the plastic disc (originally called the Pluto Platter) in 1957, and a year later it was renamed because of its similarity to the empty pie tins from the Frisbie Pie Company. To date, more than 200 million of the beach staples have been sold.

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