April 08, 1991 12:00 PM


Golfer JOHNNY MILLER won two major titles and 23 PGA Tour events during his 22-year professional career, but says having six kids during his playing days cost him on the links. “I really could have done a lot more in golf,” says Miller, 43, now a golf commentator for NBC. “I don’t have regrets for having so many children and being a family man, but part of me says, ‘You could have won 40 or 50 tournaments and could have had a major impact on the game if you had been more focused.’ I had babies in ’70, ’72, ’74, ’76, ’78 and ’80, and those were my prime years, between 23 and 33. Most pros who have children say, ‘Hey, I love my kids, but my golf takes most of my time.’ When I came home, I felt like I had to spend a lot of time with my family—and basically neglected my golf.”


“I try to be there as much as I can for these guys,” says LUCIE ARNAZ, 39, referring to her three young children, including daughter KATHERINE, 6, at left. (Arnaz is also stepmother to actor-husband LAURENCE LUCKINBILL’s two older kids from his previous marriage.) “I mean really be there emotionally, not just physically in the house. I just talk to them about anything at all.” Is this how Arnaz was raised by her parents, LUCILLE BALL and DESI ARNAZ? “No,” she says, laughing, “that’s why I’ve learned how to do it now. It’s a different world today. We know so much more about parenting—there are so many more books on the subject. I read and learn. All this information wasn’t readily available to my parents. They did the best they could with the old rules like, Children should be seen and not heard.”


After he attended a luncheon honoring GEORGE BUSH ill Washington, D.C., recentlv, N.W.A.’s (Niggas With Attitude) lead rapper EAZY-E was described as having the right (-wing) stuff by some. “I’m not a registered Republican,” vows Eazy (ERIC WRIGHT), 23. “I’m not even registered to vote. I was just curious, so I went to check it out after they sent me an invitation to the lunch. Some of my friends are saying to me, ‘Oh, so you’re a Republican now?’ But how could I be a Republican when I have a song called ‘F—Tha [sic] Police’? I was surprised when I got the invitation. I guess they sent it to me because I contributed to the City of Hope [a medical center]. But at the luncheon—I wore a black leather suit—everybody looked at me funny, like, ‘What’s he doing here?’ ”


DIANA MULDAUR, who portrayed scheming Rosalind Shays, the bitchy character whose life ended with an accidental plunge down an elevator shaft last month on NBC’s L.A. Law, says that women viewers seemed to resent her character’s corporate success. “Interestingly, I find men far more ready to accept a woman of power than women,” says Muldaur. “There are a lot of ladies who send me letters or that I run into on the street who are just horrified at the image of powerful women. I don’t know why this is. Possibly it’s jealousy, or perhaps Rosalind challenges them—that maybe they should be out there doing something, somewhere. And Rosalind is rude, and women don’t like to see that in other women.”

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