Jan. 6, 1959: Here’s a busy news day in 1959. Errol Flynn is wounded in the leg while “campaigning” with Fidel Castro. On the jump, Keith Thursby takes a look at The Times’ interview by Jeane Hoffman with Eleanor Gehrig.
The post originally appeared in 2009 when the Daily Mirror was hosted by latimes.com.
Ted Williams received high praise from the widow of baseball’s tragic star, Lou Gehrig.
Eleanor Gehrig talked with The Times’ Jeane Hoffman while in Los Angeles as part of her work with the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. She recalled asking Williams for permission to use his name in their campaign.