Soap actor Phil Carey dies at age 83 in NYC
NEW YORK - Phil Carey, best known for his role as business tycoon Asa Buchanan in the ABC soap opera 'One Life to Live,' has died. He was 83.
Carey died at his New York City home Friday following a battle with lung cancer, according to ABC network officials.
'His presence will always be a part of 'One Life to Live,' said Frank Valentini, the show's executive producer. 'The best way to describe Phil was bigger than life. Like Asa, he possessed an undeniable quality that drew you to him.'
Born Eugene Joseph Carey on July 15, 1925, in Hackensack, N.J., Carey began his film career with a part in 'Operation Pacific,' starring John Wayne.
Billy Joel, Elton John to play Wrigley
CHICAGO - The Piano Man and the Rocket Man are pairing up for a concert this summer at Chicago's Wrigley Field.
Promoters announced Tuesday that Billy Joel and Elton John will play together at the home of the Chicago Cubs on July 21.
The singer-songwriters will perform duets playing twin pianos and trading vocals. Each will play a set with his own band, followed by both bands joining for a finale.
Joel and John started their hugely successful 'Face 2 Face' concert tours in 1994. They played together in the Chicago area in 2001 and 2003.
'Field of Dreams' anniversary celebration canceled
DYERSVILLE, Iowa - The owners of the Field of Dreams Movie Site near Dyersville in northeast Iowa have called off plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film's release.
Don and Becky Lansing say that with so many people losing their jobs, it makes no sense to spend money on a celebration.
Instead, the Lansings say they will donate $5,000 to a local food bank. They said in a statement the donation is a much better use of the money.
The 1989 movie starred Kevin Costner as an Iowa farmer who hears voices telling him to plow up part of his cornfield for a baseball diamond.