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If dogs could write autobiographies ... - latimes

articles.latimes.com — 'The Artist's' canine star Uggie teams with Wendy Holden to tell his tail, er, tale, in 'Uggie - My Story.' Plus, new movie books on James Bond, Henry Fonda. Though Jean Dujardin received the lead actor Oscar for this year's Academy Award-winning best picture, "The Artist," it was the silent film's scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier, Uggie, who won the hearts of moviegoers around the world.

Classic Hollywood: Shirley MacLaine sows ‘Wild Oats’ and harvests a new book, ‘Above the Line’

stripes.com — Shirley MacLaine has been a force in feature films since her debut in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble With Harry" in 1955. She's done big-budget films, quirky comedies like Richard Linklater's 2011 hit "Bernie" and even guest-starred on "Downton Abbey." But nothing prepared MacLaine for "Wild Oats."

Shirley MacLaine on ‘Above the Line,’ her funny book about the making of ‘Wild Oats’

newsday.com — Shirley MacLaine has been a force in feature films since her debut in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble With Harry" in 1955. She's received six Academy Award nominations including for Billy Wilder's "The Apartment" (1960) and "Irma La Douce" (1963) and won the Oscar for James L. Brooks' 1983 dramedy, "Terms of Endearment."

Lainie Kazan insists she would have done 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' sequel 'for nothing'

latimes.com — Lainie Kazan went from understudy to star - and it wasn't by accident. Kazan was the understudy five decades ago for Barbra Streisand in her well-known Broadway role as Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl." Though she had a part in the musical as a Ziegfeld showgirl, Kazan waited 18 months to play the lead.

Sally Field jumped at the juicy title role in ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris'

heraldextra.com — Sally Field believes that our age changes, but not our character. "We are all just the same," she said during a recent interview in Beverly Hills. "If you and I met and we were in our 20s, we could close our eyes and say, we are going to be sitting at a table 35 years from now and we will still be the same person.

Martin Landau on his acting life with James Dean, Steve McQueen and now Christopher Plummer

latimes.com — When he was a young actor in New York in the 1950s, Martin Landau hung around with his good friend James Dean and competed for roles with the likes of Sydney Pollack and John Cassavetes. "I would meet them in offices and waiting rooms before readings," the tall, lean actor said in Beverly Hills.

Sally Field revels in playing 'fierce, sexy, odd' in 'Hello, My Name Is Doris'

latimes.com — Sally Field believes that our age changes, but not our character. "We are all just the same," she said during a recent interview in Beverly Hills. "If you and I met and we were in our 20s, we could close our eyes and say, we are going to be sitting at a table 35 years from now and we will still be the same person.

Shirley MacLaine sows 'Wild Oats' and harvests a new book, 'Above the Line'

latimes.com — Shirley MacLaine has been a force in feature films since her debut in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble With Harry" in 1955. She's received six Academy Award nominations including for Billy Wilder's "The Apartment" (1960) and "Irma La Douce" (1963) and won the Oscar for James L. Brooks ' beloved 1983 dramedy, "Terms of Endearment."

Classic Hollywood: Goodbye, farewell and amen

latimes.com — This is Susan King, a veteran entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Times and guardian of the Golden Age of Hollywood galaxy. And this will be my last Classic Hollywood newsletter. After 26 years, I am leaving The Times today. I hope you enjoyed my Classic Hollywood columns, the Classic Hollywood...

Leonardo DiCaprio doesn¿t take his lead actor Oscar (at last!) ¿ or this planet ¿ for granted

latimes.com — After enduring freezing winters, horse-carcass sleeping bags and a gruesome bear attack, Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won his first Oscar. Following 20-plus years of disappointments at the Academy Awards, DiCaprio notched a lead actor win for his performance in "The Revenant." The film, directed by Alejandro G.
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