By People Staff
June 01, 1981 12:00 PM

On the Cover 86

Weight problems behind her, TV’s Phyllis George is enjoying motherhood with 11-month-old Lincoln and an ambitious political partnership with Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown Jr.

Up Front 24

Photographer Ansel Adams crusades to save his beloved wilderness from Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of the Interior, James Watt

Cardinal Casaroli, the “Vatican’s Kissinger,” takes over for the wounded Pope

In the murky world of Turkish terrorism, Claire Sterling finds the reason Mehmet Ali Agca despised John Paul II

Body 39

Exercise instructor Carol Hensel has lots of wind—and so does her Dancersize LP, now puffing up the Top 100

Arts 47

Mixing Carmen with Hello, Dolly!, David Gockley has made the Houston Grand Opera a national-class company

In Trouble 51

Sculptor Jurgen Goertz’s Trojan horsing around makes a German town bar the gates


In an excerpt from photojournalist Jill Krementz’s How It Feels When a Parent Dies, five children talk poignantly about their feelings of loneliness and anger

For a Song 66

Nashville’s singing siblings—Larry, Rudy and Steve Gatlin—prove that ornery people can brazen the trail to stardom

In the Money 73

Bay Buchanan is U.S. Treasurer at 32, and the green will be wearing her signature

Sequel 79

General Hospital’s John Beradino replays his baseball days in a TV film about Satchel Paige

Couples 82

Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager find true love as a songwriting team, leaving Angie Dickinson and Marvin Hamlisch, well, flat

To the Top 93

Melissa Sue Anderson, 18, spices Little House sweetness with a horror flick and a busted romance with Frank Sinatra Jr., 37

Party 101

Johnny Carson, Dinah Shore and friends baste a willing roastee, Burt Reynolds

Mail 2

People Picks & Pans 8

Barbara Walters chats with “women of the year” Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall and First Lady Nancy Reagan

Miss Piggy’s new book tells how to live your life; Britt Ekland’s demonstrates how not to

Grace Slick is back and Jefferson Starship’s Modern Times sounds excitingly up to date

Michael Caine can’t quite put his finger on the cause of some eerie murders in an adroit chiller, The Hand

Inflation needn’t carry you out of the overseas travel market; an expert tells how to see the world and stay solvent too

Star Tracks 43

Cheryl Tiegs has Peter Beard in her sights, or vice versa

Patti Davis boogies with John Belushi

Charlton Heston tops his tourney

James Caan is grounded

Philippe Junot can can-can again

Cloris Leachman gams it up

People Puzzle 104

Chatter 108