Icons of the Century: "The sideburns," Sam Phillips told Variety a few years back, detailing the one thing that stood out about Elvis Presley the first time he met him. Phillips knew the singer had…
Mostel was one of showbiz's improbables. Though fat and droopy, he was a magnetic performer, graceful and committed, with a face so expressive, he would have succeeded mute. But mute he was not, and…
He's still remembered fondly by millions of TV viewers worldwide as Ricky Ricardo. But Desi Arnaz and "I Love Lucy" producer Jess Oppenheimer ushered in the age of the sitcom, with several of their…
Famously the exception in the first generation of movie moguls, he was not Jewish. But he had a father from Switzerland and a mother from English stock, so he was an outsider.
Icons of the Century: Long before he cemented his status as a Hollywood hawk with the pro-Vietnam politics of "The Green Berets," John Wayne was known as the Duke.
Icons of the Century: "Awopbopaloobopawopbamboom." Fifty years ago last month, Little Richard "got down with it" and cut "Tutti Frutti."
Icons of the Century: At 28, Dietrich still had some baby fat when she served notice in Europe's first talkie, "The Blue Angel." But as a teenager she'd lived through the ghastliest war in human…
Maybe William Shakespeare has clocked in more perfs on Broadway than Neil Simon. Then again, maybe not, considering the superlong runs of "The Odd Couple," "Sweet Charity," "Promises, Promises" and…
Jack Valenti (president-CEO, Motion Picture Assn. of America, 1966-2004; political consultant) talks about his coverage in the 'bible of showbiz.'
It's somehow appropriate that Moonves' New York office was once occupied by William S. Paley. While it may be impossible for any modern executive to match the accomplishments of a network-founding…
Perhaps few readers here will have heard of Pierre Braunberger, who was not a blustering producer like Jack Palance in Godard's "Contempt."
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