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BradyB
Feb 16 2013, 08:49 PM
Wish we knew how he was doing?
Hopefully enjoying retirement with his wife Patty. I still haven't seen any official statements about his health being poor. People posted stuff on the Internet through the years, but I've yet to see any solid proof he was ever in ill health. Not saying it's not true, just that I've never considered it anything but rumors.

This is an article that appeared in the LA Times back in the 1990's about John and his wife Patty:

September 01, 1996|CATHY CURTIS | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Patricia and John Shelton Clarke (quotes from Patricia)

Personal: She's 57; he's 65. They have two grown children.

Home: Dana Point.

How long in O.C.? Since 1973.

Occupations: Patricia is a former ballet dancer with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Company and Ballet Concierto de Mexico; John plays Mickey Horton on "Days of Our Lives."

Films seen recently: "Priest"; "Heat."

Last book read: Irvine Stone's "The Agony and the Ecstasy" ("because we're going to Italy in October").

Other leisure-time pursuits: Theater (at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa and the Ahmanson in Los Angeles), bilingual volunteer work at their church.

Type of performance preferred: Ballet (they're subscribers), some musicals.

A favorite performance: "Nederlands Dans Theater was the most thrilling thing I've seen in ages--wondrous choreography, stage settings, lighting, design. And the dancers themselves are so gorgeous. I hope they bring more companies like that."

Preferred seating: "I need to sit in the orchestra section. I haven't been really pleased sitting in the tiers. I think there are dead places for sound. I just really prefer to be on the [same] level with the dancers."

Best thing about the center: "It's so centrally located and relatively easy to get to."

Worst thing about the center: "The high price of parking! [But] there isn't anything I dislike about it. It's a beautiful building. I love 'Fire Bird' [Richard Lippold's sculpture that adorns the center facade]."

Wish list: "It would be wonderful to have a resident ballet company like Ballet Pacifica."
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