People: Feb. 1, 1982

The Fade-In. Ragtime piano, please. Former Heavyweight Champ Gene Tunney has long since hung up his Everlasts for a career in business by the time his son is born. The kid spars a bit as a youngster but eventually picks politics over pugilism, becoming California Senator John Tunney, 47. The Hook. John, now an ex-Senator, is asked to portray his late father in Sting II, the follow-up to the 1973 original, The Sting. It stars Jackie Gleason, 65, and Mac Davis, 40, in the snap-brim, wing-tipped, confidence-man roles created by Paul Newman and Robert...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!