Freed received the Acad's Thalberg Award at the 1952 Oscars ceremony, the night his "An American in Paris" won picture.
Icons of the Century: Nothing says absinthe, Gauloises and steak frites -- that is, nothing says Paris -- like Edith Piaf.
Icons of the Century: Whether playing unscrupulous strivers in films like "Champion" and "The Bad and the Beautiful," flawed heroes in "Detective Story" and "Gunfight at the OK Corral" or obsessed…
Carving down an Icons of the Century list to a mere 100 and making sure that list represents the wide variety of entertainment Variety has covered throughout the century was a daunting task.
Albee's three-act debut with "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1962 stormed the Tonys with five awards, including best play, and established him as one of America's premier playwrights when…
Norman Brokaw (former CEO and current chair of the William Morris Agency who began his 63rd year with the agency in July) talks about his coverage in the 'bible of showbiz.'
With America's involvement in World War II, a new national character emerged: strong, scrappy and wise-cracking. Bugs Bunny's Brooklyn personality summed it all up and more.
Icons of the Century: Welles is probably the greatest victim of abuse of power, Hollywood's and his own, in American film history.
Icons of the Century: Despite an hourglass figure, almond eyes and full lips that game new definition to the word "sexpot," Italian export Sophia Loren never allowed her talent and versatility as an…
Icons of the Century: Though she called Rosa Ponselle, another American-born soprano, "the greatest singer of us all," many would beg to differ with Maria Callas, diva of divas for legions of fans…
De Mille brought an American spunk to Broadway dance, expanding upon Balanchine's use of ballet to develop a musical's storyline. She had studied ballet and her choreography for Aaron Copland's…