Sunday, February 25, 2018

"Big Love" Actor Bill Paxton 2017 Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills

William Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014). He also starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011), earning three Golden Globe Award nominations during the show's run.[2] He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for portraying Randall McCoy in the History channel miniseries Hatfields and McCoys (2012).[3][4] Paxton's final film appearance was in The Circle (2017), released two months after his death.[5]

Early life

Paxton (the child seen raised above the crowd) before JFK emerges from Hotel Texas on November 22, 1963 Paxton was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Mary Lou (née Gray) and John Lane Paxton. His father was a businessman, lumber wholesaler, museum executive, and occasional actor, most notably appearing in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films.[6] Paxton's great-great-grandfather was Elisha Franklin Paxton, a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War, who was killed commanding the legendary Stonewall Brigade at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Bill's mother was Roman Catholic, and he and his siblings were raised in her faith.[7] Paxton was in the crowd when President John F. Kennedy emerged from the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, Texas on the morning of his assassination on November 22, 1963. Photographs of an eight-year-old Paxton being lifted above the crowd are on display at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas.[8][9] He later co-produced the film Parkland, about the assassination.

On the Marc Maron podcast, Paxton revealed that at the age of 13, he contracted rheumatic fever, which had damaged his heart. During his teens, Paxton worked as a paper delivery boy with Mike Muir.[10]


Paxton at the Dallas International Film Festival, 2010 Among Paxton's earliest roles were a minor role as a punk thug in The Terminator (1984), a supporting role as the lead protagonist's bullying older brother Chet Donnelly in John Hughes' Weird Science (1985), and the melodramatic Private Hudson in Aliens (1986).

He directed several short films, including the music video for Barnes and Barnes' novelty song "Fish Heads," which aired during Saturday Night Live's low-rated 1980–81 season. He was cast in a music video for the 1982 Pat Benatar song "Shadows of the Night" in which he appeared as a Nazi radio officer.

Music career

In 1982, Paxton and his friend, Andrew Todd Rosenthal, formed a new wave musical band called Martini Ranch. The band released its only full-length album, Holy Cow, in 1988 on Sire Records.[11] The album was produced by Devo member, Bob Casale, and featured guest appearances by two other members of that band.[12] The music video for the band's single "Reach" was directed by James Cameron.[13]


Paxton worked with Cameron on The Terminator (1984) and then reunited with him on Aliens (1986). His performance in the latter as Private Hudson earned him the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.[14]


He and Cameron collaborated again on True Lies (1994) and Titanic (1997), the latter of which was the highest-grossing film of all time at its release. 

In his other roles, Paxton played Morgan Earp in Tombstone (1993), Fred Haise in Apollo 13 (1995), the lead in Twister (1996), and lead roles in dark dramas such as One False Move (1992) and A Simple Plan (1998). In 1990, he co-starred with Charlie Sheen and Michael Biehn in Navy Seals.


Paxton directed the feature films Frailty (2001), in which he starred and The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005).[15] Four years after appearing in Titanic, he joined Cameron on an expedition to the actual Titanic. A film about this trip, Ghosts of the Abyss was released in 2003.[15] He also appeared in the music video for Limp Bizkit's 2003 song "Eat You Alive" as a sheriff.

His highest profile television performances received much positive attention, including his lead role in HBO's Big Love (2006–2011), for which Paxton received three Golden Globe Award nominations. 

Paxton also received good reviews for his performance in the History Channel's miniseries Hatfields and McCoys (2012), for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award alongside co-star, Kevin Costner.

In 2014, he played the role of the villainous John Garrett in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and a supporting role in Edge of Tomorrow (2014).[15] He starred alongside Jon Bernthal, Rose McGowan, and John Malkovich as a playable character in the 2014 video game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (downloadable "Exo Zombies" mode).[16] In February 2016, Paxton was cast as Detective Frank Rourke for Training Day, a crime-thriller television series set 15 years after the events of the eponymous 2001 movie; it premiered a year later.[17]

Personal life

Paxton was married to Kelly Rowan from 1979 to 1980. In 1987, he married Louise Newbury, and they had two children: James and Lydia.[18]

In February 2017, a few weeks prior to having cardiac surgery, and ultimately his death, Paxton stated in an interview with Marc Maron that he had a damaged heart valve, the result of suffering from rheumatic fever in his youth.[19]


On February 25, 2017, Paxton died at the age of 61.[20][21] A representative for the family released the following statement to the press on February 26:

“ It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family's wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.[22] ” 

Paxton's official cause of death was a stroke, precipitated by complications after a heart valve and aorta surgery he underwent on February 14, 2017.[23][1] It was later revealed that Paxton had suffered rheumatic fever as a child, which had caused heart damage early in his life.[24] He is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood Hills.

Upon learning of his death, a number of storm chasers paid tribute to his Twister role by spelling out his initials via the Spotter Network.[25]

The film Call Me by Your Name, released in November 2017 was dedicated to Paxton's memory. Peter Spears, producer of the film explained that this was because his husband, Brian Swardstorm, who was also Paxton's best friend and agent visited the set with Paxton during filming and befriended the film's director, Luca Guadagnino, who ultimately decided to dedicate the movie "in loving memory of Bill Paxton."[26]

Numerous other filmmakers and actors also paid tribute, including Tom Hanks,[27] Charlize Theron,[27] Jordan Peele,[27] William Shatner,[27] Jamie Lee Curtis,[27] as well as his years-long Big Love co-stars Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny, and Ginnifer Goodwin.[27] Sevigny remembered Paxton as "one of the less cynical, jaded people I’ve ever met in the business . . . He believed in entertainment being transportive and transformative. He believed in the magic of what we can bring to people. That was really a gift that he gave to me."[28]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.

1975 Crazy Mama John Uncredited [29]
1981 Stripes Soldier [15]
1982 Night Warning Eddie [30]
1983 Taking Tiger Mountain Billy Hampton [31]
1983 The Lords of Discipline Gilbreath [15]
1983 Mortuary Paul Andrews [15]

1984 Streets of Fire Clyde the Bartender [15]

1984 Impulse Eddie [15]
1984 The Terminator Punk Leader [15]
1985 Weird Science Chet Donnelly [15]
1985 Commando Intercept Officer [15]
1986 Aliens Private William Hudson [15]

1987 Near Dark Severen [15]

1988 Pass the Ammo Jesse Wilkes [15]
1989 Slipstream Matt Owens [15]
1989 Next of Kin Gerald Gates [15]
1989 Back to Back Bo Brand [15]
1990 Brain Dead Jim Reston [15]
1990 The Last of the Finest Howard 'Hojo' Jones [15]
1990 Navy SEALs Dane [15]

1990 Predator 2 Jerry Lambert [15]

1991 The Dark Backward Gus [15]
1992 The Vagrant Graham Krakowski [15]

1992 One False Move Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon [15]

1992 Trespass Vince [15]
1993 Monolith Tucker [15]
1993 Indian Summer Jack Belston [15]
1993 Boxing Helena Ray O'Malley [15]
1993 Tombstone Morgan Earp [15]
1994 True Lies Simon [15]

1994 Frank and Jesse Frank James [15]

1994 Future Shock Vince [15]
1995 The Last Supper Zachary Cody [15]

1995 Apollo 13 Fred Haise [15]

1996 Twister Bill "The Extreme" Harding [15]
1996 The Evening Star Jerry Bruckner [15]
1997 Traveller Bokky [15]
1997 Titanic Brock Lovett [15]
1998 A Simple Plan Hank [15]
1998 A Bright Shining Lie John Paul Vann [15]
1998 Mighty Joe Young Professor Gregory O'Hara [15]

2000 U-571 Lieutenant Commander Mike Dahlgren [15]

2000 Vertical Limit Elliot Vaughn [15]
2001 Frailty Dad Meiks Also director [15]
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Dinky Winks [15]
2003 Ghosts of the Abyss Himself/Narrator [15]
2003 Resistance Major Theodore 'Ted' Brice [32]
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Dinky Winks [15]
2004 Club Dread Coconut Pete [15]
2004 Thunderbirds Jeff Tracy [15]

2004 Haven Carl Ridley [33]

2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Edgar Mitchell Short film [34]
2005 The Greatest Game Ever Played — Director [15]
2007 The Good Life Robbie [15]
2011 Haywire John Kane
2011 Tornado Alley Narrator
2012 Shanghai Calling Donald [35]

2013 The Colony Mason [15]

2013 2 Guns Earl [15]
2013 Red Wing Jim Verret [15]
2014 Million Dollar Arm Tom House [15] 

2014 Edge of Tomorrow Master Sergeant Farell [15]

2014 Nightcrawler Joe Loder [15]

2015 Pixies Eddie Beck Voice role
2016 Term Life Detective Keenan [15]
2016 Mean Dreams Wayne Caraway [15]

2017 The Circle Vinnie Holland Posthumous release [15]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.

1983 Deadly Lessons Eddie Fox Movie [15]
1985 An Early Frost Bob Maracek Movie [15]
1985 The Atlanta Child Murders Campbell Movie [15]
1986 Fresno Billy Joe Bobb Miniseries (4 episodes) [15]
1986 Miami Vice Detective Vic Romano Episode: "Streetwise" [36]
1987 The Hitchhiker Trout Episode: "Made for Each Other" [6]

1993 Tales from the Crypt Billy DeLuca Episode: "People Who Live in Brass Hearses" [36]

1995 "Frank and Jesse" Movie
1998 A Bright Shining Lie John Paul Vann Movie [15]
2003 Frasier Ernie Episode: "Analyzed Kiss" [36]
2006–11 Big Love Bill Henrickson Lead role (53 episodes) [37]
2012 Hatfields and McCoys Randolph McCoy 3 episodes [37]
2013 JFK: The Day That Changed Everything Narrator Documentary [38]
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. John Garrett 6 episodes [36]

2015 Texas Rising Sam Houston Miniseries [39][40]

2015 The Gamechangers Jack Thompson Movie [41]
2017 Training Day Detective Frank Roarke Lead role (13 episodes) [36]

Music videos

Year Title Artist Role Notes Ref.

1980 "Fish Heads" Barnes and Barnes Main character Director [42]
1982 "Shadows of the Night" Pat Benatar Wehrmacht-Unteroffizier [6]
1987 "Touched by the Hand of God" New Order [43]
1988 "Reach" Martini Ranch Main character [6]
2003 "Eat You Alive" Limp Bizkit Sheriff [6]

Video game

Year Title Role Notes Ref.

2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Kahn Exo Zombies [16]

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Title Result Ref.

1987 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor Aliens Won [44]
1995 CableACE Awards Best Actor in a Dramatic Series Tales from the Crypt Nominated [45]
1996 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Apollo 13 Won [46]
1997 Saturn Awards Best Actor Twister Nominated
1998 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Titanic Nominated [47]
1999 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film A Bright Shining Lie Nominated [48]
2003 Saturn Awards Best Director Frailty Nominated [49]
2006 Satellite Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Big Love Nominated [50]
2007 Satellite Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Big Love Nominated [51]
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Big Love Nominated [48]
2008 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Big Love Nominated [48]
2009 Satellite Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Big Love Nominated [52]
2010 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Big Love Nominated [48]
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie Hatfields and McCoys Nominated [53]
2013 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Hatfields and McCoys Nominated [54]


1. Strickland, Ashley (March 7, 2017). "Bill Paxton's death caused by stroke after surgery". CNN. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
2. "Bill Paxton". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
3. "Bill Paxton". Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
4. "The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
5. Lewis, Hilary. "Tribeca: 'The Circle' Team on Bill Paxton, Real-Life Inspirations for Tech Thriller". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
6. "Bill Paxton Biography". Retrieved January 28, 2014.
7. Spitznagel, Eric (January 8, 2010). "Bill Paxton Can Defend Polygamy, But He Can't Defend Sarah Palin". Retrieved July 19, 2015.
8. Wilonsky, Robert (March 28, 2007). "The Day Bill Paxton Saw John F. Kennedy". Dallas Observer Blogs. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
9. DiBlasi, Loren (May 25, 2012). "Live With Kelly: Bill Paxton 'Hatfields and McCoys' Interview". Recapo. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
10. "Suicidal Tendencies' Mike Muir Mourns Death of Bill Paxton". Loudwire.
11. Pearis, Bill. "Bill Paxton, RIP". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
12. "Holy Cow – Martini Ranch | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
13. Peters, Mitchell. "Remembering Bill Paxton's 1980s New Wave Band Martini Ranch". Billboard. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
14. Macdonald, Susan. "Bill Paxton, Saturn-Award Winning Actor, Dead at 61". Retrieved 2 October 2017.
15. "Filmography for Bill Paxton".
16."Zadzooks: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Havoc – Exo Zombies review". The Washington Times. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
17. Andreeva, Nellie (February 26, 2016). "Bill Paxton To Star In 'Training Day' Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
18. McCann, Erin (26 February 2017). "Bill Paxton, Star of 'Big Love' and Action Blockbusters, Dies at 61". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
19. "Bill Paxton's Secret Health Battle — What Was Wrong with His Heart?".
20. "Actor Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Complications from Surgery". Retrieved February 26, 2017.
21. Gilbey, Ryan (February 27, 2017). "Bill Paxton obituary" – via The Guardian.
22. Holly Yan and Amanda Jackson (February 26, 2017). "Bill Paxton, actor in 'Twister' and 'Aliens,' dies at 61". CNN. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
23. Bill Paxton Died Of Stroke Following Surgery – Update March 6, 2017.
24. Ross, Martha (March 7, 2017). "Bill Paxton's death related to heart defect and possibly to childhood illness". The Mercury News. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
25. Meteorologist, Brandon Miller, CNN. "Storm chasers pay tribute to Bill Paxton". CNN.
26. Kelly, Emma. "Call Me By Your Name is one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, with critics hailing it as a modern gay classic". Metro (website).
27. Nolfi, Joey (February 14, 2017). "Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, more stars pay tribute to Bill Paxton". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
28. Franich, Darren (March 1, 2017). "Chloë Sevigny remembers Big Love costar Bill Paxton". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
29. Saperstein, Pat; Lang, Brent (February 26, 2017). "Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dies at 61".
30. "Night Warning (cast and crew)". AllMovie. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
31. Lin, Kristian (September 28, 2011). ""Taking Tiger Mountain" in Dallas".
32. "Resistance (cast and crew)". AllMovie. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
33. "Plots and Personalities Collide on a Tropical Island". The New York Times. September 15, 2006.
34. "Magnificent Desolation (cast and crew)". AllMovie. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
35. Lee, Maggie. "Shanghai Calling". Variety.
36. Campbell, Tina (February 26, 2017). "Aliens actor Bill Paxton dead at 61 from heart failure".
37. Mccann, Erin (February 26, 2017). "Bill Paxton, Star of 'Big Love' and Action Blockbusters, Dies at 61" – via
38. "Muere el actor Bill Paxton tras ser operado del corazón". Univision.
39. "Cynthia Addai-Robinson Lands Lead In History's Texas Rangers Miniseries". Deadline. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
40. Goldberg, Lesley. "Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser Among History's All-Star 'Texas Rising' Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
41. Makuch, Eddie (April 22, 2015). "GTA Drama Casts Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton". Archived from the original on April 23, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
42. Adams, Sam (February 26, 2017). "Aliens, Big Love Actor Bill Paxton Is Dead at 61" – via Slate.
43. "New Order + Joy Division".
44. "Saturn Awards". Archived from the original on October 12, 2004.
45.  Carmody, John (1994-11-04). "The TV Column: [Final Edition]". The Washington Post. p. F06.
46. Kagan, Jeremy, ed. (2013). "Appendix B". Directors close up 2 : interviews with directors nominated for best film by the Directors Guild of America : 2006–2012 (illustrated ed.). Rowman and Littlefield. p. 348. ISBN 978-0-8108-8391-8.
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49. "Saturn Awards Nominations". Archived from the original on October 12, 2004.
50. "11th Satellite Awards — FilmAffinity".
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52. "2009 — Categories — International Press Academy".
53. "Nominations Search".
54. "Nominations Announced for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® — Screen Actors Guild Awards".

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"The Outsiders" Actor Harold P. Pruett 2002 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Harold P. Pruett (April 13, 1969 – February 21, 2002) was an American film and television actor. He appeared in over thirty films and TV series throughout the 1970s to the 1990s.


Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Pruett made his acting debut at age five in the 1976 film Sybil, starring Sally Field. He went on to appear in Summer Camp Nightmare (1987), Embrace of the Vampire (1995) and Precious Find (1996).[1]

During the 1970s and 1980s, Pruett guest starred on numerous television series including Wonder Woman, The New Leave It to Beaver, It's Your Move, Eye to Eye, The Best Times, Hotel and Night Court. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he danced in several music videos including two for pop singer Martika: "More Than You Know" (1989) and "Coloured Kisses" (1992). 

In 1990, Pruett landed his first co-starring television role on the NBC musical teen drama Hull High.[1] Due to low ratings, the series was canceled in October 1990 after six episodes.[2] 

Later that year, he was cast as "Steve Randle" in the television adaptation of the 1967 S. E. Hinton novel The Outsiders that aired on Fox. That series was also canceled after one season due to low ratings.[3] From 1992 to 1993, Pruett had a recurring role as "Brad Penny" on the teen sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose.[1] 

In 1995, he co-starred on another short lived Fox series, Medicine Ball.[4] His last television appearance was in a recurring role on the Fox teen drama series Party of Five, in 1996.[5] Pruett's final film appearance was in the independent drama The Right Way (1998), starring Geoff Pierson.


On February 21, 2002, Pruett died of an accidental drug overdose in Los Angeles.[1] His funeral was held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on March 1 where he is interred. Pruett is survived by his wife, Jennifer Cattell, a son Tannen, his parents, Andrea and Harold, and a brother.[6]

Pruett's mother and friends created the Harold Pruett Drug Abuse Foundation in his memory.[7]



Year Title Role Notes

1936 College Holiday Dancer Uncredited
1981 Pennies from Heaven Minor role Uncredited
1987 Summer Camp Nightmare Chris Wade Credited as Harold P. Pruett
1988 Spellcaster Tom
1995 Embrace of the Vampire Chris Credited as Harrison Pruett
1996 Precious Find Ben Rutherford
1998 The Right Way


Year Title Role Notes

1976 Sybil Danny Miniseries
1978 Wonder Woman Boy Episode: "Stolen Faces"
1979 Mirror, Mirror Joey McLaren Television movie
1982 Crisis Counselor Episode: "Pill Addiction"
1983 ABC Afterschool Special Neighbor boy Episode: "The Woman Who Willed a Miracle"


1985 The New Leave It to Beaver Ron Episode: "Movin' On"
1985 It's Your Move Boy No. 1 Episode: "The Dregs of Humanity" (Part 1) 1985 Eye to Eye Episode: "Dick and Tracey"

Credited as Harold P. Pruett

1985 The Best Times Wally Episode: "Snake Meat"

Credited as Harold P. Pruett

1985 Hotel Rod Episode: "Wins and Losses"
1985 Night Court Joey Episode: "Wheels of Justice" (Part 1)

Credited as Harold P. Pruett

1987 Our House Mike Episode: "The 100 Year Old Weekend"

Credited as Harold P. Pruett

1987 21 Jump Street Elly Episode: "Blindsided"
1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim Gino Miniseries

Credited as Harold P. Pruett

1988 ABC Afterschool Special Gary Watson Episode: "Daddy Can't Read"
1988 Scandal in a Small Town Michael Bishop Television movie

Credited as Harold P. Pruett

1988 Aaron's Way Tony Falcone Episode: "Strong Foundations"
1989 I Know My First Name is Steven Birch Miniseries
1990 Lucky Chances Dario Santangelo Miniseries
1990 Hull High Cody Rome 6 episodes
1990 The Outsiders Steve Randle 13 episodes
1990 Heat Wave John Riggs Television movie
1992-1993 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Brad Penny 8 episodes
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger Ned Buchanon Episode: "Bounty"
1995 Medicine Ball Harley Spencer 8 episodes
1995 Divas Television movie
1996 The Perfect Daughter Ben Rutherford Television movie
1996 Party of Five Cooper Voight 3 episodes


1. Lentz, Harris M., III (2003). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2002: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 246. ISBN 0-786-45207-2.
2. Weinstein, Steve (October 25, 1990). "NBC Pulls Plug on 'Hull High'". Los Angeles Times.
3. "The Outsiders". Television Obscurities. February 1, 2004.
4. "Cancellations mean Seattle is getting a lot less television exposure these days". Baltimore Sun. June 21, 1995.
5. "Harold Pruett". Variety. February 2002.
6. "Harold Pruett". Los Angeles Times. February 27, 2002.
7. Cabe, Matthew (January 2, 2016). "'It's a big deal now'". Daily Press.