RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Biography (genre)

A collection of news and information related to Biography (genre) published by this site and its partners.

Top Biography (genre) Articles

Displaying items 73-84
  • Anti-AIDS rallying cry not really a memoir

    Anti-AIDS rallying cry not really a memoir
    For 45 years pop star Elton John has left the writing to lyricists such as Bernie Taupin, Gary Osborne and Tim Rice. A cursory examination of the few songs with his own lyrics, such as 1978's "Flintstone Boy," strongly suggests he made the right decision....
  • PASSINGS: Pauline Betz Addie, Giorgio Tozzi, Harry Redmond Jr., James Woodress, Mark Dantzler

    Pauline Betz Addie 1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...
  • Charles Higham dies at 81; controversial celebrity biographer

    Charles Higham dies at 81; controversial celebrity biographer
    Charles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially, Errol Flynn, died April 21 at his Los Angeles home. He...
  • Book review: 'Angelina' by Andrew Morton

    Book review: 'Angelina' by Andrew Morton
    For months, Angelina Jolie's face has been looking out from billboards alongside a single question: "Who is Salt?" The tagline refers to the new thriller, "Salt," about a CIA agent suspected of being a Russian spy (the movie has an identity crisis of its...
  • Robert E. Conot dies at 82; journalist wrote exhaustive study of the Watts riots

    Robert E. Conot dies at 82; journalist wrote exhaustive study of the Watts riots
    To organize his research on the Watts riots, journalist Robert E. Conot sketched out the hour-by-hour progress of events in 1965 on a 25-foot-long stretch of paper, then dressed the diagram in the exhaustive detail for which he became known. The timeline...
  • Dale Fetherling dies at 69; journalist helped create The Times' San Diego County edition

    Dale Fetherling dies at 69; journalist helped create The Times' San Diego County edition
    Dale Fetherling, an author and editor who helped create The Times' San Diego County edition in 1978 and guided it through its closure in 1992 during an economic downturn, died Tuesday at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego of complications following...
  • Edwin Gaustad dies at 87; scholar of American religion

    Edwin Gaustad dies at 87; scholar of American religion
    Edwin Gaustad, a retired UC Riverside history and religious studies professor who was a preeminent scholar on the separation of church and state, and who did groundbreaking work mapping the nation's religious landscape, has died. He was 87. Gaustad...
  • 'End of the Rainbow': magic, heartbreak in Judy Garland portrayal

    'End of the Rainbow': magic, heartbreak in Judy Garland portrayal
    NEW YORK — Judy Garland, often drunk and occasionally disheveled, in Peter Quilter's biographical drama "End of the Rainbow," is rummaging for booze in her suite at the Ritz hotel. She's wired, and not simply because of the pills she can't seem to...
  • Book review: 'Jerusalem' by Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Book review: 'Jerusalem' by Simon Sebag Montefiore
    Simon Sebag Montefiore's epic survey of Jerusalem's sanguinary history does not inspire confidence in the civilizing qualities of religion. The pile of corpses accumulated over millenniums from the persecutions both perpetrated and endured by all three of...
  • The Production: How 'The King's Speech' found its voice

    The Production: How 'The King's Speech' found its voice
    It's a peculiar person — if not an unabashed sadist — who takes pleasure in someone's stuttering, particularly at a public event. Yet when filmmaker Tom Hooper heard that Colin Firth couldn't stop stammering while accepting an acting honor for...
  • Review: 'Detroit: A Biography' by Scott Martelle sees ruin, hope

    Review: 'Detroit: A Biography' by Scott Martelle sees ruin, hope
    Detroit: A Biography Scott Martelle Chicago Review Press: 288 pp., $24.95 In February 1863, Thomas Faulkner, a Detroit saloon owner of mixed-race background, was arrested on the charge of raping a 9-year-old white girl. Despite his protestations of...
  • Book review: 'Frank: The Voice' by James Kaplan

    Book review: 'Frank: The Voice' by James Kaplan
    Some years ago, I shared a barber with the late Mel Tormé. It was a small, low-key shop where the talk was usually sports and the music on the radio was always jazz or vocals from the American Songbook. One morning, Tormé and I found ourselves pausing...