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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 13, 1983, Tokyo, JapanTuesday september 13, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes personalities 13 people thanks for the memories los Angeles a Bob Hope Honor Ary chairman of the . Olympic committee has recorded a special rendition of his theme song thanks for the memories for a fund raising Effort for the . Olympic team. His song is among 14 on great songs of America for the . Olympic team a souvenir album Given to people who donate $5 or More to the olympics at any California Federal savings and loan association Branch Between sept. 12 and oct. 29. The so is sponsoring the Campaign and absorbing costs of the album and its promotion. Falana sidelined by surgery Las vegas Nev. A sin Ger Lola Falana has undergone emergency surgery to control internal bleeding and was expected a Hope to be released from the Hospital this weekend a Hospital spokesman said. Falana was admitted to Sunrise Hospital on aug. 25 with peritonitis and underwent the surgery last week to Stop bleeding in her Small intestine. The entertainer who regularly performs in hotels on the Las vegas strip also underwent surgery last month in Southern California. Falana is not expected to perform again until Early next year. Burton working for the Railroad san Francisco a former rep. John Burton said saturday he is taking a Job with Southern Pacific to represent it in efforts to put up a multimillion Dollar office and housing Complex in san Francisco. Burton an outspoken Liberal in Congress said he has not heard any criticism of his role As a representative of a powerful corporate interest and said it is not inconsistent with his past. I m me he said. I be always done the John Burton thing. I be never done other Peoples the proposed Mission Bay project would be a $3.5 billion development on 195 acres the Railroad owns on the City s Southeast Bay front. Most of the land is occupied by Sheds and rail Road tracks. Some critics claim it would spoil views and drive lower to John Burton Middle income people from the area. New Fellini film opens Venice Italy a four time Academy award Winner Federico Fellini s new movie a la Nave a and the ship sails on the tale of a journalist stuck on a torpedoed ship opened to mixed critical acclaim. This is a new Fellini who has unleashed himself on larger and gloomier themes wrote Guglielmo Biraghi of Rome s largest daily ii Messaggiero. But while the begin Ning promises a million things. The composition of the Puzzle is essentially the concept is extraordinary said Geno Pampaloni of ii Tempo. But Fellini has a Knack for coming up with the unpredictable. This time he has even managed to make us trying to be the Best in the movie business by Marilyn Beck Tribune company Hollywood Ron Howard has a dream for it to get easier for me to get the movies i want to make really believe in off the ground. I be been Lucky so far but it would be Nice if the Yesnes came with less he also has a fear i m afraid i la get Lazy and not live up to my potential. I d like to be the Pete Rose of show business. He s 42, one of the greatest baseball players in the business and always trying to get Howard at age 29, has already become somewhat of a legend in the show business Ballpark for the Grace with which he has succeeded in moving up the theatrical ladder from child Star to director of Howard a Long Way from Mayberry such to movies As Bette Davis award winning skyward and the feature films grand theft Auto which he also co authored and Las summer s night right now he s in Post production with splash a Buena Vista contemporary fantasy comedy about a Young Man who Falls in love with Mermaid which Ron directed in the Bahamas this him Are directorial assignments on Rainbow Warrior an adventure feature about team of americans who uncover a secret station in Spain where whales Are processed int meat and fire a big screen dark drama about a new wave Punk who ends up working As Amer enery on a foreign Island. There is also the Paramount development Deal he has with former Happy Days co Star Anson Williams. And his ongoing arrangement with Abc to create properties for the network. With it All he does t know when hell have time to return to acting with the exception of the guest appearance he s agreed to make on his old Happy Days series this fall. His moustached lip curls into an Opie like Grin and he suddenly looks very much like the adorable freckle faced Tot he was when he debuted As that character on the Andy Griffith show at age six. Ron has no regrets about having started a show business career so Early and says that while he does t intend to encourage a child acting career for his daughter Bryce who was born in March 81, i would t dissuade her from it either. Let s face it she s already being exposed to he knows of More than a few former child actors who did t emerge from juvenile careers unscathed but says that for him it never was a liability. I had a stable Home life that was the key. My dad was an actor my mom had done some acting and they never let me feel like i was anything special. They made me feel i was just doing a Job like other kids delivered new spa Ron pauses a moment then allows i was Lucky in terms of the support and guidance and supervision i had from my parents and in terms of the projects i got to do. I can t think of any atmosphere that could have been any More constructive or instructive for a child actor than the Andy Griffith show was. The set was a lot of fun there was always laughing going on but there was always a tremendous sense of discipline and a Lack of ego among the Ron eventually moved on to co starring stints in Henry Fonda s the Smith family series and shortly after graduation from High school a starring part in George Lucas smash american Graffiti feature. But even then he was thinking of the potential he wanted to fulfil and spent two years studying Cinema at the University of Southern California before signing on As Richie Cunningham in Happy seven seasons later he decided it was time to move on from the series to Start trying to realize his potential behind the cameras and he signed a production Deal with Abc. He s achieved a great Deal since then. But from his attitude his work his determination one gets the feeling Ron Howard has not even begun to realize his potential and that the Day will not be Long before when the studio chiefs decree i want the top director in the business regardless of the wait his name will be grouped with the Lucasse the Coppola and the Spielberg. Fonzie Henry Winkler and Richie Howard in a scene from Happy Days

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