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(Celebrity) Life Lessons from Carrie Fisher

Princess Leia, aka the actress Carrie Fisher, was living in an apartment on Upper West Side New York when I came knocking. This was not long after the Star Wars phenomenon had burst upon the world, catapulting Fisher into overnight

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Fighting With Richard Burton; Dreaming of Cleopatra

The first time I met Richard Burton I got into a fight with him. I was wandering through the vast upper floor rooms inside a Rosedale mansion at a Saturday night party when I encountered him holding court, seated with

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Remembering Paul Newman

Paul Newman was handing out popcorn late one cold night on the San Francisco set of The Towering Inferno. The disaster film–the world’s tallest skyscraper is on fire–that was to become 1974’s biggest hit was in its final production stages,

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“Ron, I didn’t Even Know Rock Was Gay…”

At one point in my (largely) misspent professional life, Doubleday, the New York publishing giant, wanted me to write as-told-to autobiographies. That is, the famous author would tell me the story, and I, the unknown writer, would write it. None

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