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Lewis too was a "monumental person," says Actor Bruce Dern, who is returning to Broadway after nearly two decades on TV and in films (Coming Home). "Lewis accepted the Nobel Prize at age 45, spent the rest of his life trying to live up to that prize, and it finally broke him."
Need a hired hand in Florida? Dial the Capitol in Tallahassee. Newly inaugurated Governor Robert Graham just took in $24 for an eight-hour day laying sod. "It's good for you psychologically. It cleans out the cobwebs of the day-today crises you normally deal with," says Graham, 42, who literally worked his way into office by spending 100 days of his campaign at odd jobs. Among them: scrubbing bedpans, covering a police beat, hefting fertilizer and tuning Toyotas. The idea was to "get in touch with the people" (and perhaps make voters forget his roots as a millionaire South Florida cattle baron). Now that he is in the Governor's mansion, Graham still plans to spend one day a month moonlighting. On his job list: court bailiff, political reporter and phone staffer with the state's consumer complaint bureau.
On the Record
Betsy Cronkite, wife of CBS-TV Anchorman Walter: "Sometimes, if we have an evening home, we're likely to sit here with a tray and watch straight through, like Mr. Average Man, all the dumb shows."
Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, after taking a nasty spill on the ski slopes: "We British ski on."
Eugene McCarthy, former Senator and now author: "The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty."
Nellie Connally, John's wife, on her husband's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination: "I don't mind sharing John with the state or the country, but I don't wanna give him away."