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  • Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom

    Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom
    Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of stars has been neither a smooth process nor one that the studios have always been able to control. In the course of the past century, the stars themselves have exercised an ever-increasing autonomy in the creation of their own images, by means of both their onscreen performances and the conduct of their private lives offscreen. The celebrity news media, whose multitude of platforms now includes the Internet and the cable universe, play an ever more important role. So does the public, whose intense identification with stars has fed a voracious hunger for more and more information about them. 
  • Dale Robertson dies at 89; TV and western movie star

    Dale Robertson dies at 89; TV and western movie star
    Dale Robertson, an Oklahoma horseman who became a TV and western movie star during the genre's heyday, died Tuesday at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. He was 89. Robertson, who was best known for starring in the series "Tales of Wells Fargo" from...

    Fay Kanin dies at 95; screenwriter was former Academy president

    Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95. In a writing career that spanned more than four...

    John Clark Gable appeared to be 'on drugs' in crash, officials say

    John Clark Gable appeared to be 'on drugs' in crash, officials say
    When Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested the son of Hollywood great Clark Gable on suspicion of driving under the influence and hitting several cars in Malibu, he appeared to be "on drugs," authorities said. John Clark Gable, 52, was arrested...

    John Wayne, Maurice Chevalier and Anthony Quinn

     
    John Wayne, Maurice Chevalier, and Anthony Quinn, left to right, share a laugh with producer Jerry Wald, far right, at rehearsals for Academy Awards.