Icons of the Century: This almost sinfully adorable, curly-haired, tap-dancing, bedimpled tot was acting by 3 and Hollywood's top star by 8. She almost single-handedly cheered up the nation during…
Icons of the Century: Before Jackie Chan and Jet Li there was Bruce Lee, the rather mysterious but wildly popular action hero whose kung fu moves birthed the martial-arts genre in American film.
Icons of the Century: "Fasten your seatbelts; it's going to be a bumpy night," she declared as Margo Channing in "All About Eve." Moviegoers were happy to go along for the ride when this bug-eyed…
Abbott, who died in 1995 at age 107, enjoyed a life in the theater that nearly paralleled Variety's 100 years. He earned the monicker Mister Abbott for his absolute professionalism, whether it be…
Through label Def Jam, Simmons and Rubin brought rap to the masses, scored the first major crossover hits and helped develop careers that would last as long as those of rock acts.
Most of TV's legendary programming execs earned their reps by building one network. Silverman's spot in TV history was cemented by the fact that he headed up the entertainment divisions of each of…
Icons of the Century: For a pint-size, freckle-faced guy, Mickey Rooney did OK, rivaling he- men like Clark Gable at the box office. Offscreen, he married as often as Elizabeth Taylor; the first of…
Icons of the Century: Billie Holiday came to personify the dark side of the jazz life -- a tragic victim of racism, drugs, alcohol, bad relationships and the cutthroat aspects of the music business.
Icons of the Century: Who are the greatest poets in the history of rock? The names Lennon-McCartney, Dylan, Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Mick Jagger, Van Morrison come to mind. But…
Where would the Marx Brothers have been without Kaufman's hilarious book for their stage vehicles "Animal Crackers" and "The Cocoanuts"? No one wrote and directed more successful stage comedies than…
Hollywood is home to some of the world's great watering holes, but only a few are considered legendary.
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