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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, February 13, 1997 AA1 .... 00J'"J 1 ackson's '  Hollywood Report Sports Quiz E/ HOLLYWOOD ... So this week we know who's in there competing for an Oscar win. Already plans are underway for the gala event set for the night of March 24th. After years and years, the Academy Awards have never ceased to create excitement. And since that's all anybody out this way is talking about, I thought perhaps you'd like a look back at a few tidbits through the years ... Like the night Marion Brando sent Sasheer Littlefeather, an American In- dian, to accept his Award _ his ultimate slap on the wri st to the Academy. And the night the man got loose, ran across the stage and mooned the au- dience. There have been many instances to remember, but the one I'll never forget happened to me. It was 1977. Vanessa Redgrave had been nomi- nated Best Supporting Ac- MARLON BRANDO I was only kidding." BUT THEY WEREN'T. The word "bomb" was not to be taken lightly. After searching me, they took my purse, shaking the contents onto a table. Now I must explainthat I always carry some non-fat powdered milk in a little vial because of low blood sugar. , When that fell out, all hell really broke loose. "Get the Bomb Squad," one screamed. All the while, I'm telling them to get somebody from the Academy, they knew me, and the vial held on ly powdered milk. All they did was hold my arms tighter and scowl. While we were waiting, Bob Hope, who was emcee- ing the show, passed by, his tuxedo jacket on his arm. He was on his way to his d ressing room. "Hi, Jill," he said. I screamed, "Bob. Get tress for "Julia." Due to her political be- somebody. They're going to arrest me." liefs, there was rmch consternation. Crowds "Sorry, Jill," he said. "I'm in a hurry. No marched affd hurled threats outside the Dor- othy Chandler Pavilion and security had been beefed up inside an d out. I was then the Hollywood correspondent, on deadline, for the New Orleans Times Picayune. Members of the press, musicians and performers entered through a special back entrance. From there, we took an elevator to the Press Room on the 4th floor, to grab a seat and a typewriter. (No laptops then.) On this particular night, several of us were held u p at the elevator for quite some time. I was beginning to get edgy. It was almost start- ing time and so I said _ "If I get up there a nd can't get a typewriter, I'm going to drop a bomb." WHAMMO! Before I could blink, two burly security officers grabbed my arms, pin ned them behind my back and marched me down a long hall to a loading dock overlooking the street. All the while, I'm telling them, "My name is Jill Jackson. I'm a member of the press. I don't have a bomb. time for jokes.;' And-oTfhe-went! After much waiting, the Bomb Squad arrived, carefully inspecting the vial. "It's powdered milk," I said. "Taste it." Gin- gerly, one put a tad on his finger, sniffed and tasted. "It's powdered milk," he said. The boys loosened their grip a bit, and just as they did, the head of Academy Publicity and the Head of Security arrived assuring them I was of sane mind. I was finally turned loose, but not without one final indignity. "Miss Jackson," said one of the officers. "We have to file a report on this. What is your age pl ease?" Never have I ever gone beyond 29, but that night I was so shaken, I told the truth. P.S. A friend saved me a seat and a typewriter. I filed my story, but never since have I used that word in writing or speaking _ not even for a bad film or play. The word "turkey" will suffice! 2 KTNV CBS 4 WDIV NBC 5 KVVU FOX 7 WXYZ ABC 8 KLAS CBS 13 KTNV ABC 21 KAME IND 56 WTVS PBS 1. What two boxers were involved in 1927's long-count bout? 2. What song is heard as the horses parade to the post for the Kentucky Derby? 3. What sport uses a piton hammer and nylon rope, with a crash helmet oDtional? 4. What zone varies from batter to batter in baseball? 5. What sport has a competition for bulldoggers? 6. What ball game did James Naismith invent in Springfield, Mass.? 7. Who was the first defenseman to win the NHL scoring championship? 8. How long is a regulation soccer game? Entertainment Extra by Evelyn Ludvigson Q. I love the actor who plays the butler on "The Nanny," and I hope you can tell me everything you know about him. Was he born in England or Canada? Liza W. A. Daniel Davis, who plays the acerbic Niles on the series, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was graduated from the Arkans as Arts Center with a Bachelor's and Master's in Fine Arts. His career spans numerous films, such as "The Hunt for Red Octo- ber" and "K-9," and over 200 plays, including "Amadeus" on Broadway, and "Coco" with Katharine Hepburn. On television, he guested on many sho ws. One of his several triumphs was as Professor Moriarty on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." He also did a daytime turn in "Texas." By the way, don't feel bad about mistaking this Ra- zorback as a Canadian or Englishman. His finely shaped tones have the Canadians and Brits also claiming him as one of their own. Q. Has Paul Shafer, who is David Letterman's musical director, ever made a film? I'm sure I i remember seeing him in "Scrooged." Or am I wrong about that? Nels B. A. Shafer, who holds a degree in sociology from the University of Toronto, did do a scene for his pal, Bill Murray's, movie abo ut a latter-day Ebenezer Scrooge. He also appeared in Rob Reiner's "Spinal Tap," and a few other flicks. Q. I understand that one of Bing Crosby's chil- dren was in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Could you please identify which one it was? As far as I was aware, only one of his kids, Mary Catherine, was in show business. And also, who was Bob Crosby in that family? Thank you. Leila A. A. Actually, all four of Bing's older sons by his first wife did a few turns in the business with, admittedly, very little success. How- ever, Gary Crosby did bet- ter and even had a regular role or two on series televi- sion. But it was only Mary from his threesome with his second wife who ap- peared before the cameras. (You may recall that it was her character who shot J.R. Ewing on "Dallas.") The Crosby on "Star Trek: The Next Genera- tion," is Denise Crosby, Bing' s granddaughter by his s6n, Dennis. Denise was born out of wedlock, and aecording to insiders, only Mary established a familial relationship with her. Bob Crosby was one of Bing's brothers. (There was at least one more who was his manager.) Bob headed up a band called the Bob C ats. One of his daughters was in the business for a while. Q. I would like to know if Peter Jennings ever got his American citizenship. Thank you. Sonya B. A. As far as I know, Jennings, the ABC news an- chor, is still a Canadian citi- zen. Q. What was the name of Burt Reynolds' first wife? Also, is it irue he is trying to reconcile with Loni Anderson? Barbara G. A. Burt was married to Judy Carne, an English com- edy star who made her American debut on "Laugh- In." I haven't heard any- thing about a reconciliation,, and I'd be surprised if one took place. But it could hap- pen, of course. Service, 235 East 45th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017.