Old St. Pat’s had a only a few people in its pews when Red Dwyer helped plan a bash there in 1984 that grew into the World’s Largest Block Party.
Before being appointed artistic director of Congo Square he taught at such Chicago theaters as Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf, American Theatre Company,
In 1959, the actress was proclaimed as “Hollywood’s new Grace Kelly.”
Musician Morris “Butch” Stewart, who created long-running theme songs and jingles, excelled as a singer, composer and producer.
Chuck Hyde helped the Sidetrack bar on Halsted Street become one of the world’s top gay bars and a second home to members of Chicago’s LGBT community.
Chris Cornell, a member of Soundgarden and Audioslave and one of rock’s most respected lead singers, is dead at 52. Authorities say he hanged himself.
He was abruptly dismissed from Fox in July 2016 in the wake of a lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson accusing him of sexual improprieties.