Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tragedy rocks actor's life 13y 130B THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) "I (eel like a guy who has been slugged to the floor. I'm just beginning to pick myscll up." Robert Ryan was talking about the tragic events that had rocked his life. Two years ago, he wag told he hud iuopcrable cancer. Then last May, his wile for 33 years cancer. "It's he reflected. "We both thought I'd be the lirst to go. I turned down a pic- ture, The Lolly Madonna War, because we wanted to have lime together. Our children were grown, and we were going to Europe tliis summer." The one-time sandhog and col- lege boxer who has made a car- eer of playing tough guys was stunned by his wife's sudden passing. He figured the best therapy was work, and he told MGM if the role in The Madonna War was still avail- able, he was. He Is here now ROBERT RYAN playing opposite Rod Steiger In the film of a deadly mountain feud. Robert and Jessica Ryan were among Hollywood's most admired citizens. They had met In drama school and moved to California when he won an RKO contract before the war. Both were idealists who were active in liberal politics. HAS TREATMENT The Ryans moved cast 15 years ago so he could resume his stage because most of his film assignments were in Europe, not Hollywood. The change in their lives started two years ago when the actor became uncommonly tired. He underwent tests that showed he had cancer of the lymph glands. "What are my chances, doc- he asked. "Less than his physi- cian told him. Ryan immediately called Iiis lawyer and made certain that everything was ui order for the support of Jessica. The actor Jimmy Caan new sex symbol NEW YORK (AP) There is some gossip that Jimmy Caan may be slated by Hollywood for a buildup as a new male sex symbol. He only hopes it's true. He wouldn't mind being glamor- ized. "That would be nice, wouldn't said the six-foot, hazel- eyed, strawberry blonde actor, then added mockingly: "But I'd have to start eating more vitamin E and get more colorful underwear." Whether he becomes another Clark Gable or not, a hit role in television and then one In the on the springboard to a big film car- eer. He won wide critical favor with his portrayal of a football hero in the ABC television pic- ture, Brian's Song, and also as Sonny Corleonc, the fiery elder son of Marlon Brando In the smash financial success, The Godfather. Jimmy was slated early In life to become a businessman like his father, a Bronx meat dealer. To please Iiis parents, he studied economics and busi- ness management at Michigan State and Hofstra College before Stanfield coverage sought VICTORIA (CP) Organ- izers of Robert Stanfield's cam- paign for the Oct. 30 federal election are unhappy with cov- erage by CBC Television during the first week of the campaign. They have been particularly irked by the differences be- tween the way CBC is handling Prims Minister Tnideau's cam- paign forays and tho treatment given the Conservative leader. A spokesman said Monday the dissatisfaction started right after Mr. Stanfield opened the campaign in his native Nova Scotia early last week. After watching the CBC National news Sunday night, he said he tliinks some of the complaints have registered with the corpo- ration and things are improv- ing. The CBC has been covering Mr. Trudeau with a full camera crew and with Ron Collistcr, top CBC Ottawa reporter. For Mr. Stanfield, coverage has been by regional crews as the Stanfield lour moved across the country. NO COLOR Tho only items used nation- ally by CBC from Mr. Stanfield's Nova Scotia tour in Halifax, Sydney and Yarmouth were- film clips of him during his formal no indications of the crowds or how his statements were re- ceived. Nothing was used on such things as his "mainstreet- ing" In his Halifax riding. Tho Ottawa crew travelling with Mr. Trudeau showed some of this "color" side of the cam- paign. CTV, the privately-owned net- work, has an Ottawa crew trav- elling with Mr. Stanfield. he decided he had to follow his own high school dream of be- coming an actor. "It must have been masoch- he admitted. "But I think acting is an art form and I like to treat it that way. I try not to take myself too seriously, but I take acting very seriously." SEEKS RESPECT Caan made his Broadway debut in Blood, Sweat and Stan- ley Poole, a drama in which he understudied five roles. He then played in a number of television dramatic shows, but said he Lurncd down big money to slar in a scries uf his own. "I don't want a nine to five o'clock he ex- plained. "My goal is to be re- by the people I respect in this business. Self-satisfaction is the most important thing to anyone..It is you who put your head on the pillow at night. No- body else docs it for you." underwent four months of cobalt treatment that appeared to have arrested the I won't really know until five years have passed." News of Hyan's a 11 m e n t spread through the film busi- ness, and Ire figured he'd belter gn to work to show he wasn't dying. He accepted a role In The Love Machine. Before lie was signed, Irving Mansfield, husband of authoi- Jacqueline Susann, visited Ryan to ascer- tain his health. Hyan told him, "there is one thing about can- cer: you don't die qLickly. I'll be able to make the picture." He did. Having proved he was employable, Ryan slowed down his career so that he and his wife could do some of the things they had postponed. One of them was to lie the European trip, for pleasure only, not a movie job. "Then on May 12 Jessica wenl into the hospital for Ryan recalled. "The doctor tok me it was cancer of the liver and there was absolutely no hope. Absolutely." Mrs. Ryan died only 10 days after the cancer was diagnosed Papers protest new labor law CHICOUTIMI, Que. (CP) The Canadian Weekly Newspa- pers Association has criticized Quebec labor legislation which it claims is threatening the sur- vival of some French lan- guage weeklies. The legislation establishes the wprking-hours in print shops at between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tutiduy, Seplombfr 19, 1972 THE LETHDRIOGE HERALD 7 Mario Thomas loses jewelry NEW YORK (AP) Actress Mario Thomas, daughter of television actor and producer Danny Thomas, lost worth of jewelry In a penthouse burglary, police reported Mon- day. Miss Thomas returned to the apartment Sunday night lo discover that three a bracelet, 24 rings and several palm of earrings were missing. YOUR PHILIPS DEALER WITH SERVICE SEE THE MODULAR SOLID STATE COLOR TV I A f VI C RADIO AND TV J 302 13lh ST. N. A NEW INTRODUCTION British singer Pelula Clark shows off her seven-day-old son, Patrick, at home in Geneva, Switzerland. Onions good for heart Ueilmaii's income higher MONTREAL (CP) Consoli- dated net income of Reitman's Canada Ltd. and its subsi- diaries was or 23.5 share for six months ended July 31, hte company re- ports. This compared with or 23.3 cents a share for the corresponding period last year- daily. The newspapers in ques- tion operate their printshops Monday or Tuesday evenings hi order to publish on the follow- ing day. Weekly newspaper publishers say they will not be able to con- tinue operating if they have to pay printshop workers overtime for evening labor. The legislation does not affect daily newspapers. LUOENOW, India (AP) Heart and paralytic attacks can be checked by eating raw on- ons along with meals, two In- ian medical researchers re- port. Two professors lii the King George's Medical College in his capital city of Uttar Pra- lesh stale have been ex- erimenting with some affluent ndians accustomed to eating ich and fatty food. Dr. R. N. Gupta, professor of medicine, and Dr. R. M. L. Mehrottra, professor of pathol- 'gy, say that eating raw onion )revents the adverse effects of atty substance in the diet. Dr. Gupta says consumption of raw onion prevented blood TOMORROW NIGHT ON CHANNEL 7 AT P.M. General Motors of Canada Limited presents TV Premiere of one of the most honored pictures of all time... Today's Showtimes PARAMOUNT "Scottish Concert on Stage" PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjecls "What Do You Say lo a Naked Lady" Last Complete Show Wednesday "Nicholas and COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects "Frogs" Last Complete Show GREEN ACRES DRIVE-IN "Twelve Chair" "They Shoot Horses Don't They" One Complete Show clotting and the resultant thromboses in the arteries of the heart or the brain. COLLEGE NOW SHOWING nl and p.m. MILLIONS OF GAPING MOUTHS DEVOURING DEVOURING DEVOURING ADULT rj ABHWK.A8CHai.- Nature strikes back'. m Where leaders are today By THE CANADIAN PRESS I'rime Minister Trudeau Peterborough, St. Catharines, Toronto. Conservatives Leader Rob- ert Slanficld Yellowtnife, Inuvik, Tuktoyakluk. New Democrat Parly Lead- er David Social Credit leader Real Caouctte Dawson Creek, B.C. "l" COLOR by Movielob -MY MJLLAND -SAM ELLIOTT WARNING MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR SOME PEOPLE! GREEN ACRES GATES OPEN ONE COMPLETE SHOW AT B P.M. SOUTHHIII MOVIES rOU LIKE BEST CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "CORKY" In Metrocolor. Starrink Patrick O'Neal and Christopher Connelly Tuesday and Wednesday, Septem- ber 19 and 20. Tuesday show at p.m. Adult. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "CATCH 22" In color. Starring Alan Arkin and Richard Benjamin. Tuesday, September 19. Show st p.m. Restricted Adult. Starts Wednesday, September "SKY- PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "THE GODFATHER" In Technicolor. Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Cann. Tuesday, Septem- ber 13. One show only at p.m. Restricted Adult. TABER Tower Theatre "PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM" In color. Starring Woody Allen and Diana Ketan. Tuesday, September 19. Shows at and p.in Adult. 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