By People Staff
September 11, 1989 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 94

She was the queen of a nationwide real estate empire, but Leona Helmsley courted trouble by cheating on her taxes—and now she faces prison

Up Front 46-56

After a lifetime protecting the lions he loved so dearly, Born Free’s George Adamson meets a violent death deep in the Kenyan bush

With a little help from friends like Patti LaBelle, Billy Idol, Steve Winwood, Rob Lowe and Sly Stallone, The Who celebrates 20 years of the rock opera Tommy

When the cast includes Patty Hearst, Iggy Pop, Johnny Depp and Polly Bergen, and the director is John Waters of Hairspray, does the Cry Baby script really matter?

SPLIT 60

Their marriage broken by the fugitive life, novelists Salman Rushdie and Marianne Wiggins call it quits

COPING 69

Fighting back from cancer and a snapped pitching arm, Dave Dravecky refuses to write off his career

CRITTERS 77

If Oscar the fish rolls over, there may be a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

KIN 81

While his dad led a peaceful revolution back home in Poland, Lech Walesa’s boy Slawek spent the summer in the U.S. with a polka band

MEDICS 83

Researchers Francis Collins and Lap-Chee Tsui raise hopes of a cure for cystic fibrosis with a major gene discovery

SCREEN 90

Laura San Giacomo is hotter than anyone in the sleeper hit sex, lies, and videotape

SONG 101

Women have a thing for country singer Clint Black: Some call it lust

PAGES 107

Though she can’t speak or move, cerebral palsy victim Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer has written her remarkable story

FAD 111

British physicist Stephen Hawking has a place in Chicago’s heart—and on its T-shirts

ADVENTURE 113

For ex-Bengal Lancer Francis Ingall, the glory days of empire are still a charge

TRIBUTE 119

The fashion world bids adieu to tastemaker Diana Vreeland

BIO 120

At 74, bluesman Willie Dixon hasn’t lost a beat, and he’s winning the acclaim that has long been his due

TROUBLE 128

Oh dahling, it’s dreadful—Zsa Zsa Gabor is heading for court

JOCKS 132

The money’s nice, but for TV angler Babe Winkelman, fishing comes first, second and third

MAIL 6

PICKS & PANS 13

TAKE ONE 45

CHATTER 134

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