A journalistic legend, she saw and realized the commercial potential of the female libido in the magazine-publishing industry
A film critic who influenced a generation of moviegoers, Crist was known for her acerbic reviews. But to her journalism students, she was that rare teacher who could lodge herself into a pupil’s soul
The Oscar-, Tony-, Emmy-, Grammy- and Pulitzer-winning composer is dead at 68
A wondrous comedienne, a troubled spirit and the great media magnet of her era, the blond bombshell spilled the secrets of her abused childhood for the readers of TIME in 1956
From ‘The Best Man’ to ‘Myra Breckinridge,’ nothing was out of bounds in the work of this famed man of letters
Sherman Hemsley, the onetime stage actor who became a pop-culture fixture as dry-cleaning entrepreneur George Jefferson on All in the Family and The Jeffersons, has died at age 74.
As Norman Lear created him and Hemsley brought him to life, George was an example of how the same things that make sitcom characters outsized and hilarious …
Remembering the actor who filled a 60-year movie career playing sadists, slapstick sailors and one unforgettable lug named Marty
TV fans love him for Mayberry and Matlock, but at the start of his career he had a top-10 record, two hit Broadway shows, one popular movie and another — A Face in the Crowd — that turned his smiling-yokel persona into a …
The news that Andy Griffith died this morning, at the age of 86, provoked an odd combination of feelings at our office: sadness at his death, wistfulness for the simple black-and-white world he represented and, in spite of all that sorrow, a strong desire to whistle. You don’t have to have been a fan of The Andy Griffith Show to whistle …
The star of Ephron’s films “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail” reflects on the genius of a colleague and friend
He changed the way people look at movies. He wrote the most influential book on American films. He was a mentor and a friend. He is irreplaceable.
More than fantasy or even science fiction, Ray Bradbury wrote horror, and like so many great horror writers he was himself utterly without fear, of anything. He wasn’t afraid of looking uncool—he wasn’t scared to openly love …
TIME talked to the celebrated science fiction author in 2010 on the occasion of his 90th birthday