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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: 'Major League' actor Gammon dies at age 70

'Major League' actor Gammon dies at age 70

LOS ANGELES -- James Gammon, the gravel-voiced actor who played the manager of the Cleveland Indians in the 1980s comedy ''Major League'' and had a host of other movie and TV roles, has died. He was 70.

His agent, Merritt Blake, said Monday that Gammon had cancer and died Friday at his daughter's home in Costa Mesa.

The craggy-faced actor also played the father on the Don Johnson TV show ''Nash Bridges.''

In addition to dozens of TV and movie appearances, Gammon was a noted stage actor who co-founded the MET Theatre in Los Angeles. Gammon starred in several Sam Shepherd plays, receiving a Tony nomination for his work on a 1996 Broadway production of ''Buried Child.''

Zsa Zsa Gabor recovering from hip surgery

LOS ANGELES -- Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband thinks she'll be watching ''Jeopardy'' again in no time.

Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the 93-year-old actress' eccentric husband, told a throng of reporters gathered outside their Bel-Air home Monday that Gabor underwent successful surgery to replace her right hip, which she broke over the weekend while watching her favorite game show. He said she tumbled to the floor when she tried to answer the phone.

''It's just bad luck,'' von Anhalt said. ''It could happen to anyone.''

Cherry Jones returning to Broadway in Shaw play

NEW YORK -- Tony-winning actress Cherry Jones returns to Broadway in a revival of George Bernard Shaw's ''Mrs. Warren's Profession.''

The controversial 19th-century family drama examines the tension between a mother and daughter after a family secret is revealed. It is regarded as one of Shaw's greatest plays.

Jones plays Kitty Warren, a woman forced to make terrible sacrifices for her family. Golden-Globe winner Sally Hawkins makes her Broadway debut as Kitty's daughter, Vivie.

Hawkins won a Golden Globe for her performance in the British film ''Happy-Go-Lucky.''